Status Quo’s Francis Rossi on Oasis: ‘Liam and Noel should get over their sibling rivalry’

Singer says the Gallaghers are too old to be falling out

Status Quo‘s Francis Rossi has waded into the rift between the Gallagher brothers.

“I just wish they’d tried to last a bit longer,” the singer said of Oasis in an interview with the Daily Express.

“Are Liam and Noel really brothers?” he added. “I can understand a sibling rivalry when they’re in their mid-twenties but they should be over all that. And if not then what sad cases they are.”

Earlier this month, Noel again quashed any hopes of an Oasis reunion. When asked if he would be up for the band getting back together following the success of The Stone Roses’ and Blur’s reformations, he replied: “I know it’s a thing these days. And I know from experience now that the one way of stopping people from just asking about fucking reunions is to actually do it. And then people stop asking. But I’m afraid I won’t be getting involved in any of that. There’s no need for me. I’m not interested in that kind of thing.”

Noel Gallagher recently released his first solo DVD International Magic Live At The O2. It features two discs with footage from his gig at London’s O2 Arena and an acoustic gig in Toronto’s Mod Club.

The bundle also includes footage from the singer’s Godlike Genius performance at this year’s NME Awards and a 20-minute video trilogy collating three High Flying Birds videos, entitled ‘Ride The Tiger’.