Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher recently stated that knew early on that Oasis were something special via ABC. However, he eventually parted ways with brother Liam Gallagher.
Oasis weren’t just one of the biggest bands of the 90s. They were a chart-busting, headline-generating, Britpop-defining force with anthems that made a whole generation sing. It has been noted that the part of their cultural cachet was due to the way Noel and his frontman-brother Liam Gallagher were unafraid to speak their minds.They were men with mouths as big as their legacy: music press and tabloids would dedicate much of their publications to their foul-mouthed yet funny quotes.
As with all classic rock’n’roll narratives, the glorious highs were followed by some crushing lows. For Oasis, the infamous in-fighting between Noel and Liam became increasingly hostile. On August 28, 2009, the siblings’ bitter feuding boiled over into a scuffle moments before arriving on stage to play Rock en Seine festival in Paris.
The next day, Oasis disbanded. But Noel says the writing was on the wall before then.
“That last tour was not happy. Nobody was happy at the time. The other fellas trying to rewrite history that it was all f***ing great. It wasn’t all great,” he says.
“It was a … dreadful last year of Oasis. A terrible, terrible time. It had come to an end, you could feel it. It was time to move on.
“You get one shot at life. Why be unhappy?” Gallagher reasons. “You’re just wasting a precious thing.
“I was like … I don’t need this to make me happy. If I never write another song, I’ve written some of the best songs of our f***in’ era, so I was cool with it.”