There was a time when Noel Gallagher said that he wished Damon Albarn would "get AIDS and die." But that was a long time ago, when the pair's respective bands, Oasis and Blur, were Britpop royalty and their rivalry made headlines. Last night, the two performed onstage together for the first time.
Noel Gallagher fans have had an exciting few weeks, thanks to the recent leaking of some new demos -- but while we've been enjoying new sounds from Noel, he's been dealing with a different kind of noise.
Oasis fans waiting patiently for the band to reunite may be waiting forever -- guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher insists that the band will only get back together if he or his brother Liam ever become totally broke. And with Noel and Liam each boasting an estimated net worth of $50 million, don't expect that to happen any time soon, if ever.
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said that about his brother Liam, Oasis' singer. Gallagher, who now fronts the High Flying Birds, told BBC 6 Music this week that Liam is "like a squeaky toy that swears a lot ... in a blazer."
Give it a rest, British press. Once again, Noel Gallagher has emphatically denied that Oasis are going to reunite. In a new interview, the guitarist and songwriter made it clear, in no uncertain terms, that he is done working with his brother, Liam.
For musicians, being able to employ roadies to load and unload your gear is a sign you've made the big time -- and, as Noel Gallagher was recently reminded, it also means you aren't the one who has to deal with poisonous creatures stowing away in your gear.
-- Noel Gallagher insists that bands will never again get to experience the excessive fame and fortune that he enjoyed with Oasis. "Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money anymore to be rock stars," says Gallagher. "The music industry has changed beyond all recognition. The music business we signed into does not exist anymore.
It would appear that not even the inherent loneliness that comes with being a continent away from home can get the Gallagher brothers to put aside their differences and spend time together. In a new interview, Noel Gallagher says that he and his brother Liam made sure that they would appear on separate days at this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
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