Noel Gallagher's comments on Oasis reunion after Liam tells fans it's 'happening'
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Liam Gallagher has really set tongues wagging of late with his comments about how an Oasis reunion is finally ‘happening’ – but it ain’t gonna happen without his brother Noel, so what does he reckon?
While Noel has yet to comment on Liam’s most recent statement, he’s definitely been asked about it in the past – probably too often for his own liking – so we can deduce a little of his thinking through that.
“It’s happening,” was the former frontman’s response.
The band split up after one of the Gallagher brothers’ famous bust-ups at a French music festival back in 2009, and they’ve exchange pretty much nothing but insults and jibes since then.
So, the idea of getting the band back together sounds both unlikely and potentially very combustible.
Still, the idea persists given how popular it would be with fans and – crucially for anything in today’s music business – how much money it would make.
Surely any reunion would sell out stadiums in every city in the world, right?
Which begs the question – will it ever happen?
Well, earlier this year Noel had fans dreaming when he admitted that he’d ‘never say never’ to a reunion.
He told BBC Radio Manchester: “You should never say never. It would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances.
“That’s not to say that those circumstances would never come about.”
Noel has also said in the past that he believes the break-up of Oasis cemented their legacy, as things had maybe got a bit stale at the time.
In a Sky Arts documentary, he explained: “It’s not a decision I took lightly.
“And I’d written every meaningful song that was ever recorded by Oasis. And it was my life, I directed it and creatively it was my thing.
“With the benefit of hindsight it was the best thing for me and for the band."
“Because the band now, Oasis back in 2009 were not lauded as one of the greats of all time. There was a kind of undercurrent of, ‘well they should really call it a day’. That’s what I felt anyway.
“And I felt that people had stopped listening to the records and were coming to see us trot out the hits and it’s a position I never wanted the band to be in.
“But now of course we’re seen as up there with all the greats.”
He’s also said in the past that it might take £100 million to make Noel rejoin his brother on stage, but that sort of figure would probably be on offer given how popular the reunion would be.
So, we’re basically in the same place we were before.
If the planets align, Oasis will be back.
Never say never.