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Daltrey wants Oasis reunion for Teenage Cancer Trust gig next year
The Who's Roger Daltrey has hinted that he will try and get Oasis to reunite for a Teenage Cancer Trust gig.
Daltrey yesterday announced the line-up for this March's annual series of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, which he is curating.
Speaking to The Sun, he teased that he may be able to get Noel and Liam Gallagher to reunite for a forthcoming show. "Noel and Liam are brothers so it will all be alright. Don't worry. Blood is thicker than music," he said. "Could I bring them together for a Teenage Cancer Trust show? Ask me next year."
Daltrey yesterday told NME that he will reunite with Pete Townshend this year to make a new The Who album.
The Who and The Cure will play this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, along with Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic and Paolo Nutini. The comedy night will see stand-up from Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan and more.
The Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall shows are as follows:
Ed Sheeran (March 24) An evening of comedy with Jason Manford, John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden (25) Paolo Nutini (26) OneRepublic (27) The Cure (29) Suede: 'Dog Man Star' 20th Anniversary (30)
“The spin on Noel versus Liam is basically the hook that brings people in to read about the band.” Guitarist Andy Bell reassures Kitt Di Camillo that Beady Eye welcome Oasis comparisons if it means more sets of ears hear their music.
On its release in early 2011, the debut album by Beady Eye was met with mixed reviews from critics but peaked at number three in the UK charts. A roaring success for most rock bands, it was a slightly underwhelming result for a group born from the demise of the British rock institution that was Oasis. In the aftermath of the Gallagher brothers’ suitably explosive bust-up, it was Liam who took the first step towards a new musical beginning in 2009, joining forces with fellow Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock to create Beady Eye. Different Gear, Still Speeding was released 18 months later, a debut album that not so much dominated the airwaves as provided a gentle reminder that they were still around.
Which made its follow-up all the more important. Teaming up with TV On The Radio member and renowned indie-rock producer Dave Sitek, the whimsical pop and ‘60s rock’n’roll of their debut was moved aside for darker psychedelia and a penchant for experimentation. Despite various quotes from Gallagher suggesting he’d quit music altogether if it failed, there were hints of self-doubt seeping from the Beady Eye camp.
A founding member of Oxford shoegazers Ride, Bell didn’t feel any pressure. “I just was excited about the prospect of going into the studio with Dave Sitek,” assures the laidback guitarist. “That was a massive incentive for me just to be in the studio: that for me is like a reward in itself. So I don’t feel any pressure in the studio, especially when you have such a good session. Pressure is the enemy of good music.”
With second album BE released to solid reviews in June last year, Bell’s enthusiasm was clearly warranted. Songs such as Soul Love and Don’t Brother Me should be Oasis-aping anthems, but instead tread a darker, cosmic place. Flick Of The Finger is the best song they’ve written, but doesn’t contain a chorus and is dominated by a horn section. Sitek’s touch can be felt all over it, and takes the ‘60s-obsessed rockers into much-needed new territory.
“I still think it’s pop music. It’s still listenable, but it’s just more interesting and more different sonically than we would’ve done if we had gone and done it ourselves. They’re very visual sounds; they really help. Guitarists especially, ‘cause you can get stuck in a guitar thing where everything is just two guitars, bass, drums – you rehearse it, it sounds great, it kinda rocks on that level of things rocking, and if you stop there and record it and put it out, you end up with something pretty good like our first album.
“[But] if at that point you take a left turn or a right turn and just start going, ‘Well let’s throw all that out, we all know that we can play, we all know that we can do this down-a-sort-of-route one. But let’s take a detour’. That’s something that we haven’t done. We didn’t do it much in Oasis and we haven’t done it much in Beady Eye until this point. So it’s a good thing to do.”
Since the day they formed, Beady Eye have been dogged by comparisons to Oasis. Outside of the diehard fans, the general public tend to side with one Gallagher brother over the other, most often the well-spoken Noel over the paparazzi-punching Liam. The upcoming Big Day Out tour will be the first time Liam and co have visited our shores since Oasis’ 2005 Don’t Believe The Truth tour. With former Kasabian bassist Jay Mehler now a permanent member, the five-piece are in peak form.
“I feel lucky to be in a band,” enthuses Bell. “Making music, signed to a label, doing gigs, and if you’re lucky enough to be in that position you’re not allowed to complain, you’ve just gotta keep plugging away and hope that if people have these preconceptions that’s really their issue to deal with. They’re gonna have to learn at some point that maybe we’re worth a listen.
“We’re comfortable with ourselves, and the only time when you ever come up against that [negative] side of it is probably when you’re being asked in interviews what you think of it. And then you have to come up with an answer, you have to quickly form an opinion on it in five seconds. But I don’t think there’s a negative side to this. The spin on Noel versus Liam is basically the hook that brings people in to read about the band, and then if they read about it maybe a few of them go, ‘I’m gonna go and check out that album’ and maybe they like it. So great!”
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There's an anger to 'Liam' on stage, which makes him a great frontman.
You can only picture the smile that must have spread across Liam Gallagher's face. One minute he was rehearsing with Beady Eye, the band he formed with fellow erstwhile Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, after big brother Noel took his bat and ball and went home in 2009. The next, Beady EyeYou can only picture the smile that must have spread across Liam Gallagher's face. One minute he was rehearsing with Beady Eye, the band he formed with fellow erstwhile Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, after big brother Noel took his bat and ball and went home in 2009. The next, Beady Eye were being asked to help save the Big Day Out after Oasis' one-time Britpop nemesis Blur had pulled out.
But as it happens, that wasn't exactly how the band saw it go down. ''Blur never came into it,'' Archer says. ''Someone said, 'What about going to Australia?' and we all went, 'Yes'.''
But you can bet Liam had a smirk to himself when he did find out.
The younger Gallagher has been laughing all the way to the bank, countless magazine covers and the top of many a chart ever since Noel, with his then seemingly endless arsenal of swaggering rock'n'roll anthems, took charge of Liam's fledgling outfit and transformed it by the mid-1990s into the Oasis millions know and love.
Yet when Noel walked out on their final incarnation five years ago, he must have known any future project of his would pale in comparison with Oasis for one key reason. He may have been the one with the tried and tested songwriting talent but Liam was the truly irreplaceable one, thanks to his rare combination of charisma, attitude and (not always, but often) vocal heroics.
''Liam's stage vibe is definitely based on an antagonistic sort of vibe,'' says Bell, who switched from playing bass for Oasis to guitar for Beady Eye.
''There's an anger to him on stage, which makes him a great frontman.''
Fellow Beady Eye guitarist Archer describes Liam as ''fearless with how he approaches any night''.
It is why the average Britpop fan who didn't demand a Blur-related refund for the Big Day Out will want at least to have a quick look at Beady Eye's set.
Well, that and the fact that, now they have established themselves with two albums of their own - 2011's occasionally exhilarating Different Gear, Still Speeding and last year's improved and more adventurous follow-up BE - they are open to playing Oasis songs.
''I have a feeling people are just going, 'F--- Beady Eye, we want Oasis back','' Liam told NME in June. ''I feel sometimes people are boycotting Beady Eye because they think the quicker I get the needle with it, the sooner I'll be going round knocking on Noel's door. They've got it all wrong.''
''It felt like a natural thing to do,'' Bell says. ''From the beginning we kinda had a word with ourselves and said, 'Well, if we do that [play Oasis songs] right off the bat, this is gonna be seen as kinda not separate enough from Oasis'.
''We've thrown a couple in now because ... it's not like we've become massive all around the world as Beady Eye. We're getting there, but I think a lot of people that come to see us do wanna hear Oasis songs. We think if we give them a couple of treats, y'know, they'll keep listening to Beady Eye.''
Still, hard acts to follow don't come much more difficult than Oasis. You can't help but wonder why the four members other than Noel decided to continue together in what was inevitably going to be a similar vein but without the skills of their principal songwriter.
''The '09 Oasis tour, which ended up with us breaking up, was the best we ever sounded live,'' Bell explains. ''We basically wanted to preserve that kind of inter-band chemistry.
''Obviously Noel was gone, so there was a big part missing, but the rest of us were still on that stage and we wanted to keep that same musical feeling. There was no, like, 'Let's change anything'. It was just forward momentum - 'let's keep going' - which powered us through the first album.''
Do Beady Eye perhaps feel like they have something to prove? ''No ... we're still driven to make music,'' Bell says. ''It's not about proving, really. It's more just about having that drive to keep on playing. You always want more, you always want to be bigger, you always do want that top spot but you've gotta be realistic sometimes. And if it ain't happening, then is it really the end of the world? I don't think so. It's still good to be playing music.
''It's still good to be, y'know, earning a living from it.''
There is, of course, one way that they could all earn a lot of money playing music and make a lot of people very happy: by getting Oasis back together. This won't happen until the Gallagher brothers start talking to each other again; and Bell can't confirm if there is any truth to a recent rumour that they are doing so.
''I haven't heard anything about that, but if that's the case then that's great,'' he says. ''I'd be happy if they did bury the hatchet - y'know, just on a personal level it'd be a good thing.''
''There's unfinished business there,'' Liam told NME. ''People ask would I get Oasis back together. I'd do it for nowt. But if someone's going to drop a load of f---ing money, I'd do it for that too.''
Rock star brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher are planning to write their autobiographies revealing details of their fallout, TimesLive reports.
The brothers, who have barely spoken to each other since a huge backstage bust-up ended their band Oasis in August 2009, have received separate offers to tell their life stories and both are "seriously considering" putting pen to paper.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "The book company want both Noel and Liam to sign with them. They are seriously considering it as they both feel old and wise enough to write an autobiography and, of course, they would be paid good money."
Liam, 41, is said to be more interested in the deal than 46-year-old Noel because he wants fans to know what really happened behind the scenes.
The source continued: "Liam says he wants to do it and has vowed to spill the beans on the feud. He sees it as his chance to tell his side of the story. And no doubt if Liam goes for it, Noel won't be far behind."
The brothers reportedly put an end to their feud over the festive season and friends are said to be concerned the books could spark another row.
The source said: "Their friends are worried it will open old wounds and could cause them to fall out again when they only just made up."
Since the group disbanded, Liam started new band Beady Eye with former Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, while Noel has embarked on his own solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Video: Noel Gallagher comments on Oasis single videos
Audio commentary highlights by Noel Gallagher who watches all of the band's UK single music videos. He's not impressed with most of it.
Unbelievably, there's two more hours of this on the Time Flies DVD.
Gem Archer on Oasis split, reunion chances and more
Oh what became of the likely lads. Oasis splitting up in 2009 was felt as a mild tremor in Australia and as an earthquake in the UK. A cultural institution had come apart at the seams; the band that had epitomised Cool Britannia, sound-tracked the rise of New Labour and chronicled an entire generation's adolescence had finally imploded under the weight of two of the biggest egos in modern music.
Out of the ashes, Beady Eye was formed; aka Oasis sans Noel. And the band have split the critics down the middle in the UK, much like their previous incarnation. Unsurprisingly, for every voice claiming their latest album BE to be the freshest and strongest Liam has sounded in years, there is another berating its delusional rock pretence and telling the youngest Gallagher to either rebuild the wonderwall with his brother or jog on.
On the eve of their last-minute call up to the Big Day Out, guitarist Gem Archer remarks candidly on the glory days of being in the band that was supposed to be bigger than The Beatles as well as the fall back to Earth and regrouping as Beady Eye.
TheVine: Considering Oasis were so ubiquitous in the UK, did you find it hard to carve out a new identity for Beady Eye when you first came together?
Gem Archer: I don’t think we ever thought about having to carve out a new identity, it was more a case of everybody realising that we weren’t going to get back together in one month’s time. We thought when we played our first gig that people would be shouting for the Oasis tunes, but by the time we had recorded the album and were ready to go on the road, it was fully formed.
But being associated with Oasis is inevitable, you can’t run from your own history and Liam’s voice will always be associated with those songs.
When it all unfolded in Paris, was it hard for you personally to come to terms with the fact that Oasis was over?
To put my head in that space again, I think it was a great run, it was ten years of my life spent playing some of the best music all around the world to some of the best fans. I just tried to remember that and I tried to tell myself not to get too greedy, not to hold on to stuff. It’s kinda like *makes sound of bomb dropping from sky* count the good times and just hope there’s more coming. It wasn’t as if Oasis had been around for a year and it was a case of what could have happened. It felt like it was time.
Well there must be many aspects of the transition from Oasis to Beady Eye that have been a joy. You’ve played smaller venues and had a lot more freedom; do you feel like a new band again?
Definitely, but there have been certain challenges we’ve faced as well, like writing a whole new set of material after a career of performing Oasis’s music. It was like hitting the reset button. And we did say at the time that it was a good little spur on, because we stopped resting on our previous achievements.
If you know you’re only going to need two or three songs from your new album when you go on tour then maybe that informs what sort of album you make. But if you said to most bands that on their next album they could only play that material on tour, they would dig down deep inside themselves.
And have you enjoyed playing a bigger role in the song writing of Beady Eye, away from the autocracy of Noel?
When Andy and I joined Oasis, Noel was always asking if we had any songs to bring to the band. Although we knew Noel was the writer, he was always very encouraging with all of us, and if we did have any tunes, we’d always demo them.
And so now, we’re still writing the music, but we’ll do one of Liam’s and then we’ll do one of Andy’s and then one of mine and then back to Liam. But we flesh out all the songs together by jamming. Like on ‘Bring The Light’, Liam suggested we add more keys, he said he wanted it to sound like The Sex Pistols meeting Little Richard and so Andy (Bell) was just ‘avin it on the keys like a madman, it was a great laugh.
Well both albums have made the Top 5 in the UK but only one single has broken the Top 40. So you’re writing good albums but do you need to write better singles?
Well the charts aren’t what they were and the radio isn’t what it was and the whole thing is ever changing. It’s not the time for guitar music at the moment; it’s a different era. And how do you even calculate it now? All the teenagers are listening to music on Youtube.
Does that carry over to your opinion about critics as well? After so much rhetoric surrounding your former band, do Beady Eye care what the critics think of them?
We do, of course we do. We don’t avoid reading stuff, but we don’t chase it either. As long as they give the record a go, I don’t mean attention, I mean if they properly sit down and find out what we’ve done, then it’s all good. But if it’s just gossipy shit, then you turn the page before the end of the sentence.
What was the conversation like with the band before you started adding Oasis songs to the Beady Eye live show?
It all came about when we were asked to play with The Stone Roses at their comeback gig in Manchester and Liam suggested we play a few Oasis songs. I saw it as being the right place and right time, because it was The Stone Roses that awoke Liam to music as a teenager, it would have been mad for him not to play some of those tunes. From then on there was no discussion about it, because we had our own album and the genie was out of the bottle.
Are there any particular songs from the Oasis canon that you wouldn’t play live?
I don’t think we’d do anything that Noel sang the vocals on. But then again, you never know…
Maybe you could step up to the plate on lead vocals like back in the Heavy Stereo days?
No no no no man, Liam’s the voice of this band.
Do you miss having Noel around?
Yeah of course, we see each other every now and again and we text each other, so it’s not like he’s vanished off the face of the earth. But he was always was great to play next to and to shoot the shit with in the studio.
Well I am a massive fan of The Stone Roses and if you’d said to me a few years ago that I would see them play live in 2013, I would have thought you were crazy. But it happened. So if you were a bookie, what odds would you give me for an eventual reunion of Oasis?
An eventual reunion? Well I’m not a gambling man but the answer is it could happen, so it’s worth a wager.
So what’s the best and worst thing about working with Liam Gallagher?
I couldn’t even say what’s pissed me off, because Liam is Liam and I like Liam. People find it hard to believe because of this public image made by lazy journalists, but he’s a really top bloke. There is not a gig in the world he would turn away from, it could be Madison Square Garden or it could be upstairs in the boozer, it doesn’t matter, he’s unafraid.
Finally, did you notice the irony of replacing Blur on the Big Day Out?
No not really, it was never brought to us as replacing Blur; their cancellation wasn’t even a story over here in the UK. It was brought to us as whether we wanted to go play the Big Day Out and we thought it was a fantastic way to start the new year.
The former Oasis frontman turned Beady Eye helmsman still treats the crowd with disdain, stalks cocksure around the stage, and eyeballs the front rows like he's ready for a fight. (via nzherald.co.nz)
Flick of the Finger Four Letter Word Soul Love Second Bite of the Apple Morning Glory (Oasis cover) I'm Just Saying Iz Rite Rock 'n' Roll Star (Oasis cover) The Roller Bring the Light Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones cover)
Ahead of their first ever Australian tour Beady Eye drummer Chris Sharrock reflects on the band’s topsy-turvy year with MICHAEL HARTT.
2013 was the best of times and worst of times for Beady Eye. Having spent the first part of the year recording their second studio album, BE, with producer Dave Sitek, the band and their new material received a much warmer reception than they did for their debut Different Gear, Still Speeding. Then, a few shows into the start of their album tour, guitarist Gem Archer was hospitalised with severe head trauma after falling down stairs at his home, leading to months of forced inaction and loss of momentum.
With Archer now fully recovered, the band ended the year with an extensive UK tour and as a last minute addition to the Big Day Out line-up as one of the replacements for Liam Gallagher’s former Brit Pop rivals Blur. Ahead of Beady Eye’s debut Australian tour drummer Chris Sharrock (ex-The La’s, ex-World Party and Oasis’ drummer for their last world tour) reflected on the year that was with FL’s Michael Hartt.
It’s just over a month since you were added to the Big Day Out line-up. Was it a nice surprise to get the call-up?
Yeah it was. We didn’t think we were doing anything in January, actually. This came in at the last minute. It was a surprise, “Yeah, we’re going to Australia!” It’ll be good to get some heat and some sun. We’ve always wanted to play Big Day Out. I’ve never played it. I don’t know if the lads have ever played it.
Given the history that’s there, did you have a bit of a chuckle when you found out that you were replacing Blur?
Yeah, yeah. [laughs]. No, not really. That would be in bad taste. It was more like “Oh wow. That’s funny.” We got the irony of it. It’s no big deal, really. That was all a hundred years ago, wasn’t it? We’re just glad to be out, glad to be going somewhere. Especially Australia.
From an outsider’s perspective, 2013 seemed to be a year of mixed results for Beady Eye. The album got good reviews but then Gem got injured. How was it within the band?
It was our annus horribilis [latin for horrible year]. I mean, we put BE out, we did about eight gigs and then Gem had that accident. That put us out of the game for three months. I think that’s why it’s been a bit quiet. You’ve got to keep it in perspective though. It’s only music. As long as our mate’s alive and back to full health, that’s all that matters, really. It was a shit thing to happen at a shit time as well, but we’re back on form now.
After the lay-off, how were the shows you did in the UK at the end of the year?
It was great to be back. We had these 10 or 11 UK gigs booked in. We were kind of racing to make sure Gem was better. His timing was pretty good. Although when the accident first happened, we had to cancel a few things in Europe and Japan, it’s great that he was alright for that UK tour. Those gigs have been the best gigs we’ve ever done or so people were saying anyway. It was a positive end to the year.
In the downtime, were you working on new music?
We were probably all working on music individually. There’s probably a few songs going to come out of it. It was mainly just time off. Cooking, washing and cleaning [laughs].
You had an extended line-up of the band when you were first touring BE. Are you bringing that line-up, with the horns section, here?
No, we’re not bringing the horns. The last time I saw the horns was just before Gem’s accident. We didn’t use the horns on this last tour we did. It’s good when we have them. They’ll be there on a keyboard sample so it’ll sound like they’re there [laughs].
In terms of the set list, what can we expect? A mix of both the albums? Other stuff?
I think it’ll be a mix. I don’t exactly know what the set is for this is. It’ll probably be the same as what we’ve been doing at our Brit gigs. It’s a bit of both – heavy on the new album, I’d say. I’d say it’s 60 per cent new, 30 per cent old stuff and 10 per cent some really old stuff.
Including Oasis songs?
Yeah, I think we’ll be probably sticking a couple of them in there. Keep the punters happy.
You toured with Oasis in support of their last album but didn’t get to record with them. Are you disappointed you didn’t get to play on an Oasis album?
Yeah, kind of. It would’ve been nice to do but at the end of the day you think “Well, I did the gigs.” It wasn’t meant to be, I guess. I’ll live with it.
After your visit here, will the rest of 2014 be a touring or writing/recording year for Beady Eye?
A bit of both, I hope. I know that as soon as we finish in Australia we fly home, we’ve got about three days at home then we’re straight off to Europe. It’ll just be a quick change of clothes [laughs]. Then we’re off to Japan as well. I think that takes us up to early March and after that, I don’t know if we’re coming off the road or we’re going to do something or if we’re going to have time off.
You just got announced for Coachella after that too [playing the Sunday night along with Arcade Fire, Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel].
Oh really? We’re going to California? You’ve made my day! I didn’t know we were doing that. News travels slow around these parts.They don’t tell me anything. I’m just the drummer! [laughs].
Beady Eye sideshow
Monday, January 27 – The Enmore, Sydney
Big Day Out dates:
Friday, January 17 – Western Springs, Auckland
Sunday, January 19 – Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands, Gold Coast
Friday, January 24 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Sunday, January 26 – Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney
Friday, January 31 – Bonython Park, Adelaide
Sunday, February 2 – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
All 8 Oasis albums are now free to stream at Spotify, Deezer and Rdo.
Oasis offer their entire discography free to streaming services after years of resistance While their long-awaited reunion very much remains a maybe, Oasis have definitely succumbed to the powers of music streaming services, unlocking their full back catalogue for fans to listen to from today, 13 January.
All eight of the band's albums now appear on Spotify, Deezer and Rdio, despite previously refusing to allow streaming services to access their work. The band's catalogue has also been made available in Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Belgium.
Their previous absence was "a matter of timing", said management company Ignition last summer. "We're talking to Spotify at the moment to address that – and it will be addressed very soon," John Leahy from Ignition told Music Week. The timing now appears to be right.
Rumours of a reunion to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut Definitely Maybe have also emerged in recent months.
"If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage, and here's 200,000 people', I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion," guitarist Bonehead told NME in 2013.
Oasis join Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd as streaming converts, following Metallica's exclusive Spotify deal in December 2012, though the Beatles and AC/DC still refuse to allow fans to stream their music.
Liam and Noel Gallagher are reportedly planning to open a bar together and have ended their ongoing feud after meeting up at a a family wedding.
The brothers have barely spoke since a huge backstage bust-up ended their band Oasis in August 2009, but the pair recently met up at a family wedding in Ireland and buried the hatchet and are now even planning to open a bar together with their beloved mother Peggy.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Liam initially came up with the idea after a recent trip to Manchester with his mum Peggy.''Then between them they thought Noel should also be brought on board.
''The brothers are thinking about an indie rock-themed place which serves artisan food.''
The pair plan to call their bar 'Champagne Supernova' after the Oasis anthem - which was included on the band's seminal album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' - of the same name and hope to finalise their deal at an underground venue close to the Deansgate and Spinningfields area of Manchester.
The insider added: ''The brothers are consulting their famous friends such as Russell Brand and Holly Willoughby for advice on the venue.
''They reckon a hot new bar could bring them together again.''
While the business move doesn't mean Oasis will be getting back together, the group's original guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs - who left the band in 1999 - recently predicted a musical reunion will happen eventually.
He said: ''If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage and here's 200,000 people,' I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion.''
Since the super-group disbanded Liam, 41, started new band Beady Eye, while 46-year-old Noel has embarked on his own solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Bonehead: Liam would do Oasis reunion because it's his love and passion
The band's former rhythm guitarist says the frontman wouldn't even need a "massive bankroll of money" to reunite with his brother
Former Oasis rhythm guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs has said he thinks Liam Gallagher would jump at the chance of playing with his old band again.
Bonehead recently joined Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye at a tribute gig to the late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes, playing the band's 'Live Forever' and 'Columbia'.
Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally, Bonehead says that while there was "no talk about a reunion" at the gig, "If someone said, 'Here's a field, here's a stage, and here's 200,000 people', I'm sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don't think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He'd do it because that's what he loves, that's his passion."
Reports have consistently appeared in recent months claiming that the band would get back together to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'Definitely Maybe'. However, Liam's brother Noel rubbished claims in a recent interview: "We are split up," he said. "You've heard that, haven't you? You must’ve heard... Yeah, so, ergo, band splits up, band is no more. There is no band. So, no, I won't be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won't be in it.