Oasis to Reform Without Noel Gallagher, Tabloid Reports
The recent history of legendary British alternative rock band Oasis has been highlighted by a family feud between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, which has stymied hopes that the band will reunite. According to a recent report from the not-always-reputable The Sun, however, the band is going to give it another go, this time without Noel.
The tabloid was told by a source, "It's very early days but the wheels are in motion. Liam, Guigsy, Bonehead and Tony are all interested and keen to see how it can work. They don't seem to mind Noel not being on board, even though some fans won't regard it as a proper Oasis reunion. But as Noel wants no part in the band, it's the closest they are going to get to a full-scale comeback."
Both brothers declined to comment on the report, although they seem to have made their feelings clear in the months leading up to it, especially recently. Liam has called brother Noel "another prick in the wall," but was also hanging out backstage at one of Noel's shows back in March. Noel, aside from being occupied with his High Flying Birds, recently called reunion rumors "disingenuous" and said it would take half a billion dollars for him to get the band back together. Johnny Marr and Paul Weller believe that Noel is doing fine on his own, too.
Bottom line: if an Oasis reunion happens, The Sun probably isn't going to be the one to break the news.