Noel Gallagher says Oasis will only ever reform ‘for the money’

Gallagher says he has never received an offer to reunite band with brother Liam

Noel Gallagher has said that he will only ever reform Oasis for financial reasons, ruling out the chance of the band playing Glastonbury or reuniting for charity.

Gallagher, whose departure caused Oasis to split in 2009, speaks about the constant rumours that the band will reunite in a new interview with Q. In the interview, Gallagher said that a reunion is “always a possibility” but that in spite of all the talk, he’s never been approached by anybody about getting the band back together.

“Nobody has made us an offer. I’ve been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody’s said, ‘Weren’t Oasis great? You should re-form.'” Gallagher says. “But if I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money. This isn’t me putting it out there, by the way. Would I do it for charity? No way. We’re not that kind of people. For Glastonbury? I don’t think Michael Eavis has got enough money. But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it’s always a possibility. But only for the money.”

Gallagher also says that seeing how things have panned out for The Stone Roses, who reformed for a series of gigs in 2012, has made him sceptical about bands reuniting after years apart.

“Look at The Stone Roses. When you’re constantly getting asked if you’re going to re-form, you can only keep saying, ‘No’ until you say, ‘Yes’,” he says. “I’ve never spoken to [Roses guitarist] John Squire about this, but it’s like John got bullied into saying, ‘Yes’. Now the Roses have re-formed, no one mentions them any more.”

“I think it’s ingrained in the English psyche – this idea that the glory days, the Empire, are behind us. Led Zeppelin! The Smiths! The Jam! They should all re-form! Why? So a load of middle-aged people can stand in the O2 and go, ‘They’re not as good as they used to be’. It’d be the same with Oasis. ‘Yeah, we’re not as good as we used to be.'”

It was recently reported that Gallagher had revealed that his collaboration album with psychedelic producers Amorphous Androgynous will “never see the light of day” because “the mixes weren’t right” and he just “couldn’t be arsed” to put out another record.

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Ed Sheeran, meanwhile, has responded to Noel’s remarks that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley, stating: “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”

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