Noel Gallagher says he would reform Oasis for £100m
‘I’ll do it for £100m’: Noel Gallagher says he WOULD reform Oasis for a tour if offered millions- but doesn’t miss being on stage with his brother Liam
Noel Gallagher has said he would reform Oasis if he was offered £100m – but that the idea is ‘ludicrous’.
The singer, 53, responded to his brother Liam’s previous claims that he had turned down the large amount of money to do a comeback tour, saying it was ‘untrue’.
While appearing on Friday’s Jonathan Ross, Noel also admitted that he doesn’t miss being on stage with his sibling, who he’s been feuding with for 10 years.
‘I’ll do it for £100m’: Noel Gallagher has said he would reform Oasis and do a comeback tour if he was offered millions while appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show- but the idea is ‘ludicrous’
Responding to his brother’s claims last November that he’d turned down £100m for a comeback tour, Noel told Jonathan: ‘Why do you say “it’s not necessarily untrue” – because it is untrue. There isn’t £100m in the music business between all of us…
‘If anybody wants to offer me £100m now, I’ll say it now, I’ll do it. I’ll do it for £100m.
‘Ludicrous. What is funny though is that I think Liam actually believes it, which is the funny thing.’
And when asked if he misses performing on stage with Liam, Noel declared: ‘Not particularly no. It’s a different band. It’s a different thing.’
Feuding siblings: The singer, 53, responded to his brother Liam’s previous claims that he had turned down £100m to do a comeback tour, saying it was ‘untrue’ (pictured together in 1996)
Liam had claimed back in November that there was ‘nothing left on the table’ to fix his row with Noel, after he turned down £100million to join him on a reunion tour.
Also appearing on Jonathan Ross’ show, Liam had said: ‘When someone offers you 100 million pounds to do a few gigs and that man, you’re going to go, “Alright then yeah…” there was a lot of money knocking about.
‘It was 100 million pounds to do a tour and that and I’m thinking, “I’m not a d***head, know what I mean? I’ll have a bit of that.” He’s not into it is he? He’s after a knight-hood isn’t he? You can ask him next time. For hundred million quid I’d do that…’
Speaking on Friday’s show, Noel also discussed how he thinks it’s a shame there’s not a new Oasis for younger music fans to support.
He said: ‘I find it a bit sad that there’s a whole generation of kids, working class kids, who have got nothing of their own to buy into and they’re projecting all that onto a couple of 50-year-old fellas. Where’s the new Oasis? Where’s that?
Straight talking: Noel also admitted that he doesn’t miss being on stage with his brother, who he’s been feuding with for 10 years
Joke: Noel said he’d do the big reunion for £100m but that there’s not £100m ‘in the music business between all of us’, adding that it’s ‘funny Liam actually believes it’
Musician: The singer also performed during his appearance on the show, which airs on Friday
‘The thing about bands is, they’re hard work. It’s hard work to do, what we did is hard work. It’s graft. You’ve got to graft it out. Now it’s easy to buy a laptop and make it in your bedroom.’
Jonathan also asked about his mum saying in a documentary that she wishes they could sort it out and wish it hadn’t ended the way it had.
However Noel replied: ‘We all do, but the fact of the matter is, it did and everybody’s moved on. And on that subject, I talk to my mum every other day and she’s never mentioned it to me once.’
Referring to the £100m comeback tour claims, he added: ‘It was all wrapped up in youth and camaraderie and all that. Once that has gone you cannot put that genie back in the bottle. It would just be for showbiz and for a mere paltry £100m…’
And speaking about looking back at Oasis for a new documentary, Noel said: ‘It’s actually quite emotional watching it. That amount of people, pre-internet with no phones, nothing, the fans in the moment with the band.
Reflection: Noel admitted it was ’emotional’ looking back on Oasis’ past for a new documentary which will show the band’s famous shows at Knebworth in 1996 (pictured with Liam in 2008)
Questions: Host Jonathan also asked Noel about his mum saying she wishes they could sort it out, with him replying they ‘all do, but the fact of the matter is, it did and everybody’s moved on’ (pictured with guest Aisling Bea)
‘I can see what all the fuss was about now. You’re so close to it [at the time]. I [couldn’t] perceive it like other people. But yesterday listening to it – Liam was at his absolute peak and the band was.
‘I was like watching it thinking we were amazing, we really were. It’s something I don’t think of on a day-to-day basis. When I was watching it yesterday I was like, it really is amazing.’
Noel also spoke about the industry, saying: ‘Record labels trot out this thing about that they’re desperately looking for the ‘real deal’. If we were to come along now with our band, the record company would split me and Liam from the band.
‘They’d say, “Bald fella, don’t need him, don’t need the other three” and they’d build it around that and because of the way the music business is, you’d be grateful for them. Back when we started, the record companies used to work for us. Now the artist works for the record company.’
Keeping busy: Noel also detailed his Elsewhere during the show, Noel detailed his greatest hits album that he’s been working on during lockdown
Collab: He also discussed a track he did with Dizzee Rascal, but admits he has no idea what’s happened to it
Star-studded: Noel was joined on the show by David Walliams, Bree Runway and Aisling Bea
Elsewhere during the show, Noel detailed his greatest hits album that he’s been working on during lockdown.
He said: ‘In lockdown scrabbling around for things to do. 10 years since I went solo. I thought let’s do a best of for the first 10 years. I’ve been married 10 years this year. 10 years going solo, it’s a significant milestone.’
He added of the new tracks on it: ‘I’d had songs that I’d never quite finished off. They came out great. I didn’t want to do it if I didn’t have new music on it.’
Noel also worked on a track with Dizzee Rascal, however he doesn’t know what’s happened to it. He said: ‘We did a tune, yeah. I have no idea [what happened to it]. He got in touch during lockdown, said, ‘Shall we do something?’
‘Sent me a beat and I sent something back… I sent it to him and he loved it and I haven’t heard from him since… it was great. It is a great tune. I think what he was rapping about was lockdown. So it wouldn’t be that interesting now. It was right in the middle of the first deep one. I think the moment might have passed now.’
Feud: The two Gallagher brothers (above in 1995) have been trading insults in a decade-long feud ever since Oasis famously split up at their final concert in Paris in 2009
The musician had to cancel dozens of gigs amid the pandemic, however he told Jonathan that his crew were all looked after – even though he didn’t know it at first.
Noel explained: ‘We had some festivals lined up for the summer [in 2020]. All got blown out. I got messages off all my crew – 30 of them – saying, ‘Thanks, that’s a great gesture’.
‘I called my manager, he said, ‘What we’ve done is we’ve paid them all for summer gigs’. Who is we? We? We haven’t paid anybody, I’ve paid them.’
He joked: ‘I just said to them, ‘I will claw that back, bit by bit over the next 10 years.’ It was nice to do that for them. You’re nothing without the crew.’
Noel and Liam have been trading insults ever since Oasis split at their final concert in Paris in 2009 after a backstage bust-up.
The duo quickly went their separate ways when the band disbanded and their infamous decade-long feud has been running ever since.
In the aftermath of Oasis’s split, Liam set up a new band, Beady Eye, with former Oasis members Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock.
The band released two albums, Different Gear Still Speeding and BE, before disbanding in 2014, persuading Liam to set out on his solo career.
Noel also set up his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, in 2010 with former Oasis members Gem, Mike, and Chris, and former Zutons star Russell Pritchard.
New band: After Oasis, Noel set up his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, in 2010 with former Oasis members Gem, Mike, and Chris, and former Zutons star Russell Pritchard
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