Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis after finally getting sick of his brother Liam’s antics.
Minutes before playing the Rock en Seine festival in Paris the two brothers had an altercation and their performance was cancelled. Fans were left waiting for the band before being informed that they would not appear via the stages adjoining screens.
This latest fight ended up with Liam apparently smashing one of Noel’s guitars. For Noel, it seems, this was the last straw in a rocky love hate relationship which has always existed between the two siblings since Oasis’ 1991 formation.
Noel posted this message on the bands official MySpace page:
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.
“Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”
The Gallagher brothers have always had a very tempestuous relationship, they’ve threatened to split before but nothing official has ever been announced until now.
So what next for Oasis?
They’re now a man down. You may say this is not a problem in this day and age where there are thousands of talented artists around.
Well the problem is Noel was the primary songwriter and lead guitarist for Oasis. Noel’s first contribution in the song writing department came on the ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ album in 2000, a full nine years after the bands formation. Since then Noel has still contributed greatly to the writing.
If Oasis decide to continue and either replace Noel or continue without him then surely the very special dynamic the band had will be somewhat lost.
As much as the two were often not the best of friends they still protruded a great on stage presence which resulted in electric live performances which they are famous for.
This will be something difficult to reproduce, maybe Oasis should take a break. Liam’s got his new clothing line to keep him out of mischief for now.
What about Noel?
He’s obviously a very talented musician and I have no doubt if he decides to go it alone he would do very well for himself. Maybe a change of scenery will bring back some of the passion and fire which produced great albums such as ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’.
I guess we will just have to watch this space and see what happens. Knowing these two they will probably kiss and make up and everything will go back to normal.
What do you think about the news? A big Oasis fan who’s gutted? Or did you think the band had passed their sell by date already?