Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oasis: Noel Gallagher talks Definitely Maybe 20th anniversary plans

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the debut Oasis album, “Definitely Maybe”, and Noel Gallagher spoke with Rolling Stone about plans to mark the occasion, including the subject of a band reunion.

“Well, there would be the inevitable reissues, I would’ve thought,” says Gallagher. “But are you asking, are the band going to get onstage and have a blast through “Rock 'n' Roll Star” somewhere, like the Philippines or something? I think I’d rather not, though.”

“We are split up,”
Noel continues. “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.”

The famous feuding Gallagher brothers have not been on speaking terms since Oasis split in 2009. While Liam and the final lineup of the band formed Beady Eye, Noel went on to his solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

After years of saying it would never happens, Liam shocked fans earlier this year by saying he would reunite with Noel for the anniversary of their debut, telling NME, "There's unfinished business there. People ask would I get Oasis back together. I'd do it for nowt, but if someone's going to drop a load of money, I'd do it for that too. I don't think we'd ever make another record. I doubt we'll ever get back together."

"If we do, it'd be nice to do that thing that's coming up (the 20th anniversary). I'd be up for that,” he continued. “But I'd still go back to Beady Eye and Noel would go back to his thing. We could bury the hatchet for a quick lap of honor."

Noel has a different take on the matter.

“I don’t think there’s any unfinished business,” he says. “I don’t think that we left anything unsaid, do you know what I mean? It’s like, if you’ve seen [Oasis], then good for you. If you didn’t, then that’s tough. I’ve never seen the Beatles. So there you go.”

“Definitely Maybe” went straight to number one in the UK Albums Charts on initial release. It was the fastest-selling debut album of all time in the UK when it was released and went on to be certified 7x Platinum (2.1 million+ sales) in the country and more than 8 million worldwide.

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