Parting company in acrimonious circumstances, the demise of Oasis was almost immediately followed by speculation about an inevitable re-union.
For now, though, the Gallagher brothers seem content to go about their (entirely separate) business. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are due to release album #2 later this year, while Liam Gallagher is busy contemplating life post-Beady Eye.
Speaking to Q Magazine, though, Noel Gallagher admitted that Oasis could reform - if the price was right.
"Nobody has made us an offer. I’ve been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody’s said, ’Weren’t Oasis great? You should re-form. 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. 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."
“Look at The Stone Roses. When you’re constantly getting asked if you’re going to re-form, you can only keep saying, ’No’ until you say, ’Yes.’ I’ve never spoken to [Roses guitarist]John Squire about this, but it’s like John got bullied into saying, ’Yes’. Now the Roses have re-formed, no one mentions them any more. I think it’s ingrained in the English psyche – this idea that the glory days, the Empire, are behind us. Led Zeppelin! The Smiths! The Jam! They should all re-form! Why? So a load of middle-aged people can stand in the O2 and go, ’They’re not as good as they used to be.’ It’d be the same with Oasis. ’Yeah, we’re not as good as we used to be.'"
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