January 27, 2015

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has opened the door to a band reunion just a tiny crack. In a new interview with England’s Q magazine, Gallagher hints that relations with his brother, ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, have gotten better — but adds that he would only agree to a reunion for financial reasons.

Noel Gallagher

Noel explained, “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 reform.’ 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 . . . 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.”

Noel added that his main concern about a reunion concert would be that “we’re not as good as we used to be . . . Led Zeppelin! The Smiths! The Jam! They should all reform! 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.”

Oasis split in August 2009 after a fight backstage in Paris between Noel and Liam became the straw that broke the camel’s back for the brothers’ turbulent relationship.

  • Noel had told Rolling Stone as recently as November 2013 that “if there is a reunion, I won’t be in it.”
  • Noel went on to form High Flying Birds, whose second album Chasing Yesterday comes out on March 2nd.
  • Liam and several other ex-Oasis members regrouped in Beady Eye, but that band broke up last October. Noel expressed sadness about that, saying, “I’m very f**king sad about Beady Eye, because I know they really wanted to make it work.” Noel also predicted his brother “won’t stay out of the limelight for long.”