LIAM LETS IT OUT

The singer tells nme.com that the band will go on after their world tour ends in Leeds later this month...

LIAM GALLAGHER has shrugged off rumours that Oasis are to split after their last scheduled gig of 2000 – the LEEDS leg of the CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVAL on August 27.

Following Liam‘s drunken performance and onstage row with brother Noel at their recent Wembley Stadium show, many feared the end was in sight for the band. Speaking exclusively to nme.com before the band’s performance at Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium last week (July 29), Liam claimed that everything was business as usual for Oasis.

He said: “Things like that happen. It’s always been like that. I’d had a couple of lagers and that’s that. The main thing is that it rocked. There were 75,000 people there who were pissed and I was one of them.”

When we asked if the Leeds Carling Weekend headline appearance was to be Oasis‘ last ever show, Gallagher said: “If people are saying that then they’ll just have to wait and see what happens when it happens. If it’s the last one, you’ll know about it soon enough. But it’s not.”

Since the Wembley shows, Gallagher has featured heavily in the national tabloids, being romantically linked with All SaintsNicole Appleton, model Rachel Hunter and most recently, Courtney Love. However, Gallagher claims that he is “serious” about Appleton.