Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has expressed his desire for a reunion of the legendary Manchester band. He believes that a reunion would provide younger fans with the opportunity to experience the band’s live performances for the first time. Arthurs, who was with the group from their inception until his departure in 1999, spoke to Radio X during his “Bonehead’s Bank Holiday” show, where he answered listeners’ questions on the matter.
Arthurs admits that while he would love to see a reunion, it may be unrealistic due to the solo careers of both Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher. He notes that with the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ approaching in 2024, there is an entire generation of fans who never had the opportunity to see the band perform live.
The musician points out that he has experienced firsthand the enthusiasm of younger fans when he performs with Liam Gallagher, stating that some fans were not even born until after the band had split in 2009. He believes that a reunion would be worth it for them, even if it was just for one gig.
Arthurs acknowledges that there could be tensions about who would be involved in a reunion, especially since he left the band before their breakup. While he would be willing to participate, he suggests that Gem Archer, who was in Oasis longer than he was, might be a more fitting choice.
Fans can only hope that, in this case, the Gallaghers and their former bandmates can put aside their differences and give their fans the Oasis reunion they crave. It still feels like the band has a ton of juice left as no one in the band is exactly “old” at this point. It’s just more-so a matter of can the band strap it up and move forward as a unit one last time?