Dave Grohl on Oasis: ‘That’s the greatest rock band I’ve ever seen in my life’

Foo Fighters frontman says it is "a shame" the band are no longer together

Dave Grohl has said that’s it’s a “shame” Oasis are not together any more, describing the group as “the greatest rock band I’ve ever seen in my life”.

Grohl was speaking to XFM when the subject of Oasis was brought up, to which the Foo Fighters frontman said that he thinks Liam and Noel Gallagher are misunderstood and expressed his disappointment that the band are no longer together any more.

“The whole Oasis thing is a shame,” Grohl said. “We all love Oasis. We’ve played shows with them before, where I look at them and think ‘That’s the greatest rock band I’ve ever seen in my life’.

“To know that they’re out there somewhere but they won’t come together to do the thing that everybody would love so much…”

Grohl later added: “They’re fun. They have such a crazy reputation of being ‘the Oasis guys’, and then you see them at the bar and they show you pictures of their kids. And you’re like, ‘Wow, they’re just normal dudes’, y’know?”

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Both Noel Gallagher and Foo Fighters are among the acts who are listed as favourites to headline Glastonbury in 2015. Dave Grohl himself has told NME that he is interested in the headline slot, with Emily Eavis responding to his comments. Now William Hill have cut the US band’s odds from 14/1 outsiders to 8/11 favourites.

William Hill odds:

Foo Fighters (8/11)
Fleetwood Mac (6/4)
AC/DC (6/1)
Muse (10/1)
Taylor Swift (12/1)
Led Zeppelin (16/1)
Elton John (20/1)
Pink Floyd (20/1)
Prince (20/1)
The Stone Roses (20/1)
Daft Punk (25/1)
David Bowie (25/1)
Iron Maiden (25/1)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (25/1)
U2 (25/1)

Earlier this summer, NME.COM users voted for Oasis as the band they would most like to see headline Glastonbury next year.