Noel Gallagher says ‘never say never’ to Oasis reunion

Noel Gallagher has said that he would “never say never” to an Oasis reunion, marking a change in tone in music’s ultimate will-they-won’t-they.

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After announcing an album yesterday, Noel Gallagher has already got even more fans excited.

While Council Skies will mark the former Oasis man’s fourth studio album with his band the High Flying Birds, many are still desperate to see Noel reunite with his brother Liam, a position Noel had been more staunchly against until now. 

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MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 09: Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher of Oasis attend “Che Tempo Che Fa” Italian TV Show on November 9, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

It was Noel who first quit Oasis, back in 2009, saying at the time that he “simply could not go on” working with his brother. Since then he has described Oasis’ legacy as “set in stone”.

Speaking on BBC Radio Manchester about the potential of an Oasis reunion, Noel said: “You should never say never.” 

He conceded “it would have to take an extraordinary set of circumstances”, but added: “That’s not to say that those circumstances would never come about.” 

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Family portrait of the Gallagher family in the mid 1970’s from left to right Noel, Paul, Liam and Mum Peggy Gallagher. Noel and Liam Gallagher are both in the British rock band Oasis. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)

Liam has been more a vocal proponent of reforming Oasis, at least in recent years, though it’s somewhat hard to tell how much that’s just to wind up his brother. 

Last year, Liam said that Oasis “should never have split up”. The previous year, after Noel said he’d do it for £100 million, Liam said he’d do it for free.  In another interview with NME, Liam said “[Noel] is greedy and he loves money and he knows that it’s got to happen soon or it won’t happen”.

Ah come on lads. At this point, just have a big old hug and do it already.

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