The internet is a-buzz with reports that estranged brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher have ended their feud. The brothers had barely spoken since a backstage bust-up in August 2009, but the pair recently met up at a family wedding and buried the hatchet once and for all.
The former bandmates have now decided to partner again: this time as bar owners with their mother, Peggy. A source told the Daily Star: ‘Liam initially came up with the idea [to open a bar] after a recent trip to Manchester with his mum Peggy…They thought Noel should also be brought on board. The brothers are thinking about an indie rock-themed place which serves artisan food.’ The proposed name for the Gallagher family bar is ‘Champagne Supernova,’ named for the Oasis hit. Their plans are progressing quickly, indeed, as the pair are hoping to finalize their deal at an underground venue near the Deansgate and Spinningfields area of Manchester.
The source added: ‘The brothers are consulting their famous friends such as Russell Brand and Holly Willoughby for advice on the venue. They reckon a hot new bar could bring them together again.’
While an Oasis reunion has not been revealed (remember, Noel was hellbent on that not happening in the foreseeable future), perhaps this thaw in their relationship will inspire such a truce. Many personalities on the periphery of the Gallagher feud have weighed in on the possibility of a reconciliation. While Creation Records head Alan McGee was wary of a reunion in the next few years, original guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs predicted that it would happen eventually. Recently, Arthurs remarked, ‘If someone said, ‘Here’s a field, here’s a stage and here’s 200,000 people,’ I’m sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don’t think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money. He’d do it because that’s what he loves, that’s his passion.’ Fans will remember, however, that it was actually Noel who adamantly refused any chance of a reunion, but now that the pair are mending fences, the possibility of a change of heart has more than just a glimmer of hope.
This hopeful news coincides with the announcement that Oasis’ full back catalogue is now officially available on all major streaming services. Fans will now be able to enjoy all eight of the band’s albums through Spotify, Deezer, and Rdio. Oasis are one of the biggest British bands to have held out from striking a deal with streaming media outlets. While we’re still waiting for the Beatles to make the move, Oasis are a worthy alternative.