Noel Gallagher has said that Oasis should not reunite as their legacy is “set in stone”.
Following the band’s split in 2009 and the break down in the relationship between himself and his brother Liam, Noel dismissed ideas of an Oasis reunion, saying he “doesn’t feel like it”.
“The legacy of the band is set in stone”, Noel said. “If people have seen us, they’ll understand what all the fuss is about. If you didn’t see us, then that’s tough cos I’ve never seen The Beatles or the Sex Pistols”.
“People ask me that question on a daily basis and I can only say to you that, I just don’t feel like it”.
“When you’re in a band, it’s an absolute compromise so no I don’t think I could come up with an idea and then run it by four people and then six weeks later, somebody knocks it back because their cat’s got a cough so I like to march to the beat of my own drum. Oasis is done I’m afraid”.
Reunion rumours were sparked, when it was reported that the concert film, celebrating 25 years since Oasis’ iconic live performances at Knebworth was released. More on that story from Nova here.
Earlier this year, Liam Gallagher had also ignited reunion rumours by insisting that the band will get back together. More here.
It was also reported that the estranged brothers had set up a film company together.
“Fascination” over relationship between Noel & Liam
Noel Gallagher also said that he fails to understand the “fascination” that other people have about his relationship with estranged brother Liam.
“It’s not ever me that starts the conversation”, Noel revealed. “Other people are fascinated by it, which is fascinating to me. But other than that I don’t really have a great deal to say about it”.
Earlier this year, Noel Gallagher had revealed that Oasis were to record an album of 14 previously unreleased tracks without Liam.
In more recent times, Noel confirmed the release of a new album, celebrating 10 years with his band Noel’s High Flying Birds. The album is called Back The Way We Came Vol (2011-2021). It also includes the single “We’re On Our Way Now”. More here.
Regarding this latest work, Noel spoke about how useful lockdown was in helping him to focus on his new material, despite admitting to hating “every second” of the Covid restrictions.