Oasis to Release ‘Knebworth Live’ Album + Documentary
According to a recent interview with German magazine Event (brought to light by Digital Spy), Noel Gallagher unveiled that Oasis are planning the release of a new live album paired with a documentary, mostly of footage from their Knebworth House performances in front of nearly 250,000 people in 1996.
When Gallagher was asked if there was any type of Oasis documentary in the works, he replied, "Oh yeah! Just because it'll be the 20th anniversary of our Knebworth concerts in 2016. And because we're a bunch of nutters, we've completely forgotten that we had actually filmed the whole thing. With like 20 cameras and a lot of what happened on the festival ground as well. Like fans arriving, backstage sequences, interviews and flights over the area. Which we've never released. I've no idea why."
The shows took place August 10-11, and not only did Gallagher claim that the gigs were the highlight of his time with the band, bassist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs also expressed his regret that those were not the band's final shows, as the perfect send-off.
In support of his new High Flying Birds record, Chasing Yesterday, Gallagher has been on a promotional whirlwind. When he recently spoke to Vulture, he claimed that he would be willing to reunite Oasis for "half a billion." He went on to say how it's not just up to him, though -- the rest of the band, including his brother Liam, have to be down as well (he is just the one who is doing interviews right now).
While we anxiously await more details for the Knebworth album and documentary, check out the massive performance of "Champagne Supernova" during those shows below: