Liam Gallagher has confirmed that the much-debated offers for iconic Manchester indie band Oasis to reform are realistic.
The band, who formed in 1991 and pioneered the hugely successful Britpop era, split in 2009 following an untenable relationship between both Noel and Liam Gallagher. Since then, the estranged siblings have been involved in a very public war of words as each trade insults on a regular basis.
However, as Liam’s solo career continues to flourish, the speculation of an Oasis reunion has been gaining traction at an unprecedented rate. Despite both Gallagher brothers still at each others throats, the offers of mega-money reunion deals continue to swirl.
Most recently, in fact, Liam took to social media to reveal that the band had been offered an eye-watering figure of £100million to make a comeback—a claim Noel quickly discredited: “To whoever might be arsed: I am not aware of any offer from anybody for any amount of money to reform the legendary Mancunian Rock’n’Roll group Oasis,” Noel said via Twitter. “I am fully aware though that someone has a single to promote so that’s maybe where the confusion lies.”
Now, however, Liam has addressed the offer as part of a new interview with NME: “The geezer’s ego’s out of control,” he said in reference to Noel. “Let me tell you this: it has been offered and he knows about it. He’s obviously gonna say no, because he’d like to be the person to break the news to people because he’s the fucking oracle. And obviously I’m his little brother, who’s doing well and I’m here to spoil the fucking party. It’s not been put on the table; it’s just been booted around.”.
Moving a step further, Liam insisted that he would be more than open to reuniting the band, touring and even making a new record: “The last couple of weeks, yeah. It is gonna happen, believe you me—it’s gonna happen very fucking soon because he’s greedy and he loves money and he knows that it’s got to happen soon or it won’t happen.”
He added: “I’d do a record, but listen, it depends on what kind of record it is. If it’s anything like that shit he’s putting out at the moment, I don’t think anyone wants that. I think people would give you £100 million not to fucking make that record, you know what I mean? They’d just go ‘yeah, look, here’s £100 million quid for the tour and here’s another £100 million quid to not make a record like that.”