'It would be OK with just Liam...I can't see Noel going back and doing it'
Earlier this month, bookies suspended betting on Oasis reforming in 2017, as talk of them getting back together continued to gather momentum after the release of the film Supersonic.
Now McGee, who first signed Oasis to Creation Records in 1993 and remains in close contact with Noel Gallagher to this day, has revealed to NME his thoughts of the chances of an Oasis reunion in the near future.
“Do you mean with Noel Gallagher? Absolutely zero,” McGee told NME. “I don’t think Noel will ever reform Oasis, ever – but when he’s a bit older I think Liam will probably reform Oasis and he’ll sell 10,000 tickets a night singing Oasis tunes and he’ll be happy with that. I can’t see Noel Gallagher going back and doing it. If anything came out of that film [Supersonic], it was that it’s done, it’s finished, don’t spoil the fucking legend.”
He continued: “It would be OK with just Liam. I’m friends with Bruce Foxton and I’ve had From The Jam play my venue in Wales, and it’s fucking brilliant. I actually think Bruce has the best job – he’s playing all the Weller songs from the ’70s and people fucking love it. You forget how great a songwriter Paul Weller is until you hear someone playing a 20 song set from The Jam.”
McGee added: “I love Noel and have never had a bad word with him. Liam, I love to this day – he’s got more attitude than Billy Bremner – he was a Scottish footballer who’d fight with anybody. I love these guys and this was a part of my life for six or seven years and it was fantastic.”
While Liam has since revealed his desire to ‘patch things up’ with his brother and former bandmate for their mother’s sake, he’s also taken to Twitter to attack him for missing the premiere – slamming him again as a ‘shit bag’.
Meanwhile, McGee will be taking part in War Child’s upcoming special film screenings and Q&As as part of their upcoming Rockumentary series, with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Inspiral Carpets and many more.
“I’m amazed that anyone still wants to watch a film that came out five or six years ago, but if they do I’ll 100% show up and speak for War Child, because I completely support the charity,” said McGee. “From the 90s, we got involved then. It’s helping kids in more stricken countries like Syria. If you’ve got any empathy in you at all then you’d be supportive of that.”
McGee will be in conversation with director Danny O’Connor at the screening of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story at Everyman Screen On The Green on 1 November. For tickets and more information, visit here.