Oasis guitarist and good-luck charm of Alessandro Del Piero - look out for his crusty undies on eBay anytime now - Noel Gallagher is to perform solo at London's Koko later this year, in the name of charity.
The event - called For Pities Sake Focus - will feature an array of acts and will be hosted by Russell Brand. While in the boozer last night, key DiS figures determined that Mr Brand is funny, but only if you don't see his face while he's speaking. Such a combination - face and voice - is enough to make a man nostalgic for the glory days of TV-am.*
The gig will take place on November 6; more details as we have them.
* Y'know, talking rats...?