Tabloid rumours claim that the band will reunite without Noel Gallagher
Earlier this week, Liam Gallagher declined to comment following tabloid reports suggesting that the Britpop band would reform without his brother, Noel Gallagher. Now, the former Beatle has told Japanese fans in an online Q&A that they should “just get together and make some good music”.
Speaking to fans via Japanese app Line, McCartney said, “I don’t know if they will ever make up. It would be good because I think everyone likes brothers to like each other – and make up. It’s a pity because they are very good together. Like many brothers, they are crazy. But it would be nice if they got together.”
He added, “My advice to them? Just get together and make some good music! But they have got to want to do it. I think a lot of people would like them to do that. They are pretty cool guys!”
Oasis split in 2009 with Noel citing an inability to work with his brother as the key reason. Last month (April 19), however, tabloid reports emerged suggesting that a reunion for the band was on the cards, with a ‘well-placed source’ saying the brothers had come to “a gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite.
Noel Gallagher subsequently denied that he would be interested in a Oasis reunion, claiming that the rumour came from a “source close to Liam”.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that the band will reunite even without their songwriter and lead guitarist. “It’s very early days but the wheels are in motion. Liam, Guigsy, Bonehead and Tony are all interested and keen to see how it can work,” a source told the newspaper. “They don’t seem to mind Noel not being on board, even though some fans won’t regard it as a proper Oasis reunion. But as Noel wants no part in the band, it’s the closest they are going to get to a full-scale comeback.”
However, a representative of Liam told NME that Gallagher had “no comment” on the tabloid reports.
Meanwhile, Paul Weller recently said that he prefers Noel Gallagher’s solo material to his later work in Oasis. The singer also praised Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’ and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ in a new interview.