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When Oasis’ “Wonderwall” seeps through the airwaves of a car radio, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know all the words to what is easily the band’s biggest hit, from their 1995 album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? After all, who doesn’t love to croon along with Liam Gallagher’s deliciously angsty vocals? The band has been solidified in music history with that song, and countless fans would undoubtedly be stoked to hear of an Oasis reunion tour. There has been buzz of that possibility, as the band is approaching the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Definitely, Maybe, but Noel Gallagher, the primary songwriter of the band, put those rumors to rest: with a flat-out, “No.”
It’s not news that Oasis has been on a troubled path for decades now—the tumultuous relationship between the Gallaghers has occurred both in the public eye and behind the scenes. In fact, it was a physical altercation between the two in 2009 that led to Noel Gallagher announcing he had quit the band, saying, “I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
However, Liam Gallagher recently spoke to the press and suggested that he and his brother make amends in order to do a quick tour, sparking the hopes of longtime fans of the band. Noel Gallagher, though, has expressed zero interest in a reunion tour, and also no interest in reforming the band, saying “it definitely won’t happen.” Noel Gallagher also confirmed that the decision to regroup Oasis ultimately lay in his hands.
For now, fans will have to resort to music videos and old recordings of the band—the most recent release from Oasis includes Time Flies…1994-2009, a compilation album that boasts all 27 of their UK single releases. The future doesn’t look too bright, but perhaps the Gallagher brothers will be able to bury the hatchet for another gig at some point soon.