Noel Gallagher: ‘I’m not desperate at all to reform Oasis’

But singer does say he might change his mind if he needs the money

Noel Gallagher has rubbished claims by his brother Liam Gallagher that he is desperate to reform Oasis – although he did hint he could change his mind if he needed the money.

In an interview with MTV, the High Flying Birds man said that his original comments about the possibility of the Manchester legends reforming in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ had been taken out of context.

For the past several weeks, both Liam and Noel have publicly sparred over the prospect of an Oasis reunion, with the Beady Eye frontman revealing he would eventually like to reunite with his older sibling, only for Noel to reject his offer of an olive branch.

Speaking to NME this week, Liam claimed that Noel was “desperate” to get Oasis back together, but Noel refuted his comments by insisting that his original offer to reform had been twisted by a journalist and went “all the way around the internet”.

He went on to add:

And then it’s like this mythical reunion is going to take place… It isn’t going to take place. Do I look desperate? No. I’m not desperate at all.

However, the singer did joke that he might reconsider in the future depending on his financial situation, adding: “I will say this, though: if I need the money, I will do it. I don’t need a lot of money, though, and here’s hoping I won’t anytime soon. No, I’m not desperate. My shit’s not gone down the toilet yet.”

Yesterday, Paul Weller hit out at bands who reformed purely for financial reasons and said he hoped he would never feel the need to reform The Jam.

Meanwhile, to read the full interview with Liam Gallagher and the rest of Beady Eye, in which they answer questions from bands such as Kasabian and our readers, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.