Noel Gallagher has blamed his brother Liam for the recent rumours that the pair have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to reform Oasis next year.
Reports appearing in the Daily Mirror last month suggested that a reunion was on the cards, with a ‘well-placed source’ saying: “It’s early days in terms of the details, but Noel and Liam are back on good terms and ready to give things another go. Nothing is signed but it’s what you might call a gentlemen’s agreement between them.”
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Noel dismissed the reports, claiming that the rumour actually came from Liam’s camp.
“He’s being a bit disingenuous to Oasis fans in the sense that he always gets their hopes up,” said the singer and guitarist. “There was a rumour last week that we’ve had a gentleman’s agreement [to reform the band], but that rumour’s come from his people. It’s a ‘source close to him’, and I’ll tell you how close it is: She probably wakes up with him every morning. It’s always left to me in an interview to let the kids down. People say, ‘You’re breaking these kids’ hearts.’ Well, what the fuck, man?”
Gallagher appeared on Channel 4 show Chatty Man on Friday (May 1), where he was quizzed by presenter Alan Carr about the prospect of him joining forces with Liam to form a super group called ‘BirdsEye’, a combination of their post-Oasis bands High Flying Birds and Beady Eye, as well as a reference to the frozen food company of the same name.
“Well, as enticing as that sounds, I don’t think it’s going to happen. Sorry,” he replied. “No. No. What more can I say? I’ve got nothing more to say on it that I haven’t already said. It’s not going to happen. No, I can’t be arsed.”
Noel is currently touring the US in support of his chart-topping latest album ‘Chasing Yesterday’.