But former Oasis guitarist says there's 'not a fucking chance' they'll get together for Christmas
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he wants his feud with his brother Liam to end in the future and hopes that “time will heal” their current spat.
Speaking to Grantland, the former Oasis guitarist conceded that he and the Beady Eye singer would have to settle their dispute at some point, but insisted there was “not a fucking chance” it would be in time for this Christmas.
Noel had previously admitted that their feud was “very silly and a little bit out of hand” after Liam threatened to sue his older brother over his “lies” about the reasons Oasis cancelled a planned headline slot at V Festival‘s Chelmsford site in 2009.
During a press conference to launch his new solo project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds the guitarist claimed Liam had a hangover, while the frontman has always maintained laryngitis was the reason why he pulled out of the show. Noel subsequently apologised for his part in the spat during an online webchat with fans last week and admitted that Liam had a doctor’s note to prove his laryngitis claims.
Now, Noel has said:
We never hung out together outside of the band, ever. Now, of course, at some point I’m going to have to sit in a fucking room with Liam again. Hopefully time will heal some of these wounds. But if you’re asking me if it’s going to be this Christmas – not a fucking chance.
He also added that he felt it was necessary Liam took “responsibility for the fucking words he was saying”, adding:
I have a circle of friends, and he kept saying things that were upsetting to these people. And for years I ignored it, because I thought the band was more important. But at some point, I just decided I’d had enough of this. And when things got violent, I left. There is no point in being in a fucking violent rock band. That’s nonsense. We’ve always had a different view of the band: I thought the most important part were the songs, and he thought the most important part was the chaos.
At present, it is unclear whether Liam still plans to sue Noel over the remarks he made about Oasis‘ 2009 split. It had been reported that the legal wrangle was now done and dusted, but Liam recently declared that the issue was “not over yet” and that there were “a few things which need to be sorted out”.