Rumors began circulating last weekend that Noel and Liam Gallagher have decided to put aside their bad blood and reform Oasis within the next year.
According to reports in ‘The Daily Mirror’, a source said, “It’s early days in terms of the details, but Noel and Liam are back on good terms and ready to give things another go. Nothing is signed but it’s what you might call a gentlemen’s agreement between them.”
NME magazine tried to contact the Gallagher brothers for comments on the report, but both Liam and Noel declined to comment on the possibility of reunion.
There’s always been questions about the possibility of the Oasis reuniting after their split in 2009. In an interview with Q Magazine in January 2015, Noel said a reunion could be possible, but money would be the major reason to it.
“But if I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money. This isn’t me putting it out there, by the way. Would I do it for charity? No way. We’re not that kind of people,” Noel said. “For Glastonbury? I don’t think Michael Eavis has got enough money. But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it’s always a possibility. But only for the money.”
Oasis was a major flagship of the Britpop movement from 1991 to 2009. With albums like ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ and ‘Definitely Maybe’, Oasis would be a group that received both commercial and critical acclaim. However, tensions in the band were easily visible as it was common for the Gallagher brothers to fight in interviews. But after a fight and canceled show in Paris, the band split.
“It is with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight,” Noel Gallagher wrote shortly after the canceled show. “People write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
After their split, Liam Gallagher created a solo project called Beady Eye that ended in October 2014. Noel also created a solo act called Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, which released their sophomore LP ‘Chasing Yesterday’ in March 2015.
Here’s a video of Noel Gallagher playing “Don’t Look Back In Anger” live in Argentina in 2009.