January 3, 2014 11:47

Bonehead on Oasis reunion: 'Liam would jump up and do it'

The band's former rhythm guitarist says the frontman wouldn't even need a "massive bankroll of money" to reunite with his brother

Bonehead on Oasis reunion: 'Liam would jump up and do it'

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Former Oasis rhythm guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs has said he thinks Liam Gallagher would jump at the chance of playing with his old band again.

Bonehead recently joined Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye at a tribute gig to the late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes, playing the band's 'Live Forever' and 'Columbia'.

Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally, Bonehead says that while there was "no talk about a reunion" at the gig, "If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage, and here's 200,000 people', I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion."

Reports have consistently appeared in recent months claiming that the band would get back together to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'Definitely Maybe'. However, Liam's brother Noel rubbished claims in a recent interview: "We are split up," he said. "You've heard that, haven't you? You must’ve heard... Yeah, so, ergo, band splits up, band is no more. There is no band. So, no, I won't be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won't be in it."

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