Nearly eight years after Oasis abruptly disbanded in 2009, Liam Gallagher is now saying he’s open to getting the group back together. On Monday’s Stern Show, Howard asked the band’s former frontman about the possibility of an Oasis reunion.
“Without a doubt,” Gallagher replied. “That’s my band, you know what I mean?”
Perhaps the biggest obstacle to getting Oasis back on stage together is the longstanding rift between Liam and his brother Noel. Their disagreements throughout the years have earned a fair share of media attention and Liam admitted he and Noel would first need to learn to get along before they’d be ready to make music together again.
“When we start liking each other, inevitably, I think the next step would be to take the band out for a little spin around the block,” Liam told Howard. “I love Oasis. It’s the best thing ever.”
There’s no doubt Liam would be ready for a reunion tour, either. He sang one of Oasis’s biggest hits “Wonderwall” live in the Stern Show studio – the same song brother Noel sang when he visited Howard in 1997.
As for how and when his relationship with Noel turned sour, Liam suspects it has something to do with the night he peed all over Noel’s new stereo setup. Liam recalled being 15 and coming home drunk after having “too many sherries.”
“Me fucking room is spinning,” Liam remembered. He made his way into the bedroom he shared with Noel but couldn’t find the light switch. Lost in the dark and needing to relieve himself, Liam said he took a leak right then and there instead of finding his way to the bathroom. Unfortunately, it was Noel’s sound system that ended up soaking wet.
“I think he holds a grudge from that and that was a long time ago,” Liam told Howard. “But when you gotta go, you gotta go, mate. Simple as that.”
Howard was curious if Liam ever apologized for the incident.
“I said, ‘Listen, mate, it was either the sound system or your fucking head,’” Liam recalled telling Noel back in the day.
Howard then asked if Liam would attend Noel’s funeral, considering how contentious their relationship has become.
“Of course,” Liam quickly responded. “I love my brother. We’re just going through a little dodgy patch at the moment.”