Noel Gallagher: ‘If Paul McCartney writes an Oasis comeback single, then we’ll talk’
Former Oasis guitarist/singer Noel Gallagher has commented on Paul McCartney’s recent remarks encouraging an Oasis reunion.
Oasis originally split in 2009 with Noel Gallagher citing an inability to work with his brother Liam as the key reason. However, recent tabloid reports have claimed that Noel and Liam had come to a “gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite, with other reports suggesting that the band would reform without Noel.
In May, McCartney was quoted as saying: “I don’t know if they will ever make up. It would be good because I think everyone likes brothers to like each other – and make up. It’s a pity because they are very good together. Like many brothers, they are crazy. But it would be nice if they got together.” He added: “My advice to them? Just get together and make some good music! But they have got to want to do it. I think a lot of people would like them to do that. They are pretty cool guys!”
Responding to the former Beatle’s comments, Gallagher said in a recent interview: “I did read that, yeah… Tell [McCartney] if he writes our comeback single, it’s on. Tell him to write an Oasis track and then we’ll talk. I’ll just put that out there.”
Pressed on whether he would ever reunite Oasis, Gallagher told Yahoo: “I’d do it if I needed the money. If I was broke, I would do it. And I’d be quite frank about that. But I’ve got no need to do it. I couldn’t think of a good enough reason. We could sit and debate and you could throw reasons at me, but musically, what would I want to do that for? I’m not really interested in what fans want. I’m not bothered about that.”
Noel Gallagher previously had denied that he would be interested in an Oasis reunion, claiming that the original rumours came from a source “close to Liam”.