The Oasis singer is desperate to work with the band's new line-up - and it looks as if others will be joining them...

LIAM GALLAGHER says Oasis are “a brand new band” and he plans to work with “the best musicians in the world” when he starts recording in just a few weeks.

Speaking to just hours after the band left the stage at Carling Weekend Festival at Leeds last weekend (August 28) – their last gig for the foreseeable future – Liam said he was optimistic about the future of the band and couldn’t wait to get back into the recording studio.

And he revealed that despite consistent doom-mongering by the press and even his brother, he views this as a brand new beginning for the band.

“I’m gonna go in the studio soon, in a couple of weeks, with the best musicians in the fuckin’ world. It’s not just apparently Oasis, there’s a lot of other people coming round to play on it, I’m gonna make a great fuckin’ album. Just gonna make rock ‘n’ roll music.

“I want to do it in a week. Sunday to Sunday. It takes 10 minutes to do it, if you know what you’re doing. If you spend two months doing it it’s rubbish. I’m in a brand new band, so I’m looking forward to making music with Andy Bell, Gem and Noel and all of us together, so why split it up when it’s not even started yet. It’s a brand new band.”

Admitting that the summer had been fraught for the band – seeing Noel walk out on their European dates, the band pulling out of the Roskilde Festival after the death of nine Pearl Jam fans and Liam splitting up with his wife Patsy – he said: “Yeah, it’s been emotional.”

But he added: “It’s been good though. I’m double-positive, I know. I know what’s going on. I’m not prepared to fuck it up, to go and fuck me arse round the fucking world for it. Explaining to people what it’s about.”

Of the band’s show of solidarity that night, when they trooped on stage, faced the audience and Noel raised his arms for a V-sign declaring “this isn’t a fucking funeral,” Liam said: “That was just spur of the moment.”

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