Oasis definitely won’t be reuniting. That’s the line according to Noel Gallagher, who has poured ice-cold water on any hopes that he and his brother Liam might settle their differences.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the British rockers’ lauded debut “Definitely Maybe.” Whatever, reckons Gallagher. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he gives zero chance for him returning to the band that made him a rock ‘n’ roll star. “There is no band So, no, I won’t be getting involved, anyway,” he said. “If there is a reunion, I won’t be in it.”
At the peak of their powers in the ’90s, Oasis filled stadiums around the world and sold tens of millions of albums. But the Gallaghers always had a fractious relationship. The siblings’ arguments have since gone nuclear, and lawsuits have been filed by both parties. Noel walked out of the Oasis in 2009, and the pair haven’t been on good terms since. Noel has his own band High Flying Birds, while Liam fronts Beady Eye.
Liam had earlier hinted that the pair could bury the hatchet. Speaking to the NME for a cover story this year, Liam said there was “unfinished business” with his former band and that he would consider reforming the group for the 20-year milestone — for no financial reward.
“Definitely Maybe” exploded out the blocks with a serving of swagger and attitude and a raft of hits which included “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” “Cigarettes & Alcohol”, “Shakermaker” and “Live Forever.” The album went on to sell an estimated 15 million copies worldwide, and it’s considered a foundation for the Britpop movement.