Tabloid reports claim that 'the wheels are in motion' for an Oasis reunion
The band split in 2009 with Noel citing an inability to work with his brother as the key reason. Last month (April 19), however, tabloid reports emerged suggesting that a reunion for the band was on the cards, with a ‘well-placed source’ saying the brothers had come to “a gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite.
Noel Gallagher subsequently denied that he would be interested in a Oasis reunion, claiming that the rumour came from a “source close to Liam”.
The Sun have now reported that the band will reunite even without their songwriter and lead guitarist. “It’s very early days but the wheels are in motion. Liam, Guigsy, Bonehead and Tony are all interested and keen to see how it can work,” a source told the newspaper. “They don’t seem to mind Noel not being on board, even though some fans won’t regard it as a proper Oasis reunion. But as Noel wants no part in the band, it’s the closest they are going to get to a full-scale comeback.”
However, a representative of Liam told NME that Gallagher had “no comment” on the tabloid reports.
Earlier this week, Liam Gallagher appeared to take exception to the suggestion that his brother was planning a solo career before Oasis even split up.
Garry Cobain of British production duo Amorphous Androgynous recently discussed a scrapped collaborative album with Noel Gallagher, telling The Guardian that they “first began talking about working with Noel on a solo album years ago”. Cobain continued, “[Gallagher] invited me to DJ at the afterparty for one of Oasis’s Wembley Arena gigs (in 2008)… That’s when we began talking about a solo record.” Liam Gallagher responded to the comments by tweeting, “Busted”.
The tweet was the latest in a recent spate of insults Liam Gallagher has aimed at his older brother. Gallagher posted a series of tweets last week (May 7) in which he insulted his brother as well as suggesting that he’s been “gathering his wings” during the time since Beady Eye split in 2014.
Liam also compared his older brother to Katie Hopkins in a separate tweet about the ongoing rumours of an Oasis reunion.
Meanwhile, Paul Weller recently said that he prefers Noel Gallagher’s solo material to his later work in Oasis. The singer also praised Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’ and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ in a new interview.