Noel Gallagher has described being a “stadium rocker” in your fifties as “undignified”.
The Britpop icon recently cited that belief as another reason why he won’t reunite Oasis in a new interview. Gallagher celebrated his 50th birthday in May of this year.
Speaking to Music Feeds, he said he only thinks about his old band when he’s asked in interviews or is playing old Oasis songs at shows. “I know that people will not let it go, alright?” he said. “I’m not saying you, I just mean people in general. I mean, it’s quite flattering in a way because it means that you did something of real worth. But you know, I did it. I’m done with it. It doesn’t enter my thoughts at all.”
Asked if seeing bands like Guns ‘N Roses still being praised when they return from such a long time apart tempts him to get on the reunion bandwagon, Gallagher replied: “Well, if Axl Rose or Slash or any of those guys were as good as me, they wouldn’t fucking be in Guns ‘N Roses.”
He continued: “I’ve conquered the world enough, I’ve got enough money. In fact, I’ve got too much fucking money. Do you want some? I’ll send you some. How much do you want? I don’t need any more glory.
“I don’t need to be a stadium rocker anymore – I did it when I was in my twenties and thirties and forties, and I was good at it. I don’t particularly want to be a stadium rocker when I’m 50. I think it’s undignified.”
Meanwhile, his younger brother Liam has also cast doubts on an Oasis reunion despite claiming the long-feuding siblings have buried the hatchet.
Asked directly about the possibility of an Oasis reunion, Liam replied: “God no, no. Oasis isn’t getting back together, not at all. I’m doing my thing, [Noel’s] doing his thing and that is the end of it. It’s still the same – it’s just that I’ve called a truce on it and he’s called a truce on it and no more slagging.”