Liam Gallagher denies being ‘desperate’ for Oasis reunion

Frontman also blames brother Noel for Britpop band's split

Liam Gallagher has hit out at fan backlash over his desire to reform Oasis and blamed brother Noel Gallagher for the Britpop group’s split.

Earlier this month, bookies suspended betting on Oasis reforming in 2017, as talk of the band getting back together continued to gather momentum after the release of the documentary film Supersonic.

Liam is set to release a solo album next year, while also remaining open to an Oasis reunion.


Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Liam said: “When I say [a reunion is] going to happen all I read about is loads of dickheads saying, ‘He’s desperate,’ I ain’t fucking desperate man. I’m in the studio doing a fucking solo record. Now that’s going to be great. And we’ll be rocking and we’ll be doing a tour and all that of course.”

He continued: “I’ve had my three years where it could have happened [following the breakup of Beady Eye]. But obviously Noel was doing his thing [with High Flying Birds], so if it does happen, it’ll have to wait. I don’t think we should have ever split up in the first place.”


Liam went on to blame Noel for Oasis’ 2009 split, saying: “Listen man, [Noel and I are] not competitive against each other. We just don’t take shit off each other. I didn’t want to be Noel, and Noel didn’t want to be me.”

“The reason why Oasis split up is because one of them turned into a massive dickhead, started doing shit that was not cool, sacking people. Well we’ve been over this a million times. But it’s not because of our competitiveness, you know what I mean? It’s because of one of them turned into a massive c**t and still is. And that’s why the band’s over… this band could have gone on a lot longer.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Liam revealed the bizarre thing he did the last time he saw Noel.


The Gallagher brothers have had a tense relationship since the Britpop group’s 2009 split, with Liam recently criticising Noel publicly, calling him a potato, a toad, a “scary clown”, describing him as the “Ronnie Corbett of rock” and comparing his brother’s dress sense to that of Gary Barlow.


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