Noel Gallagher said social media has scuppered the chances of an Oasis reunion.
Noel said he will “never walk on stage” again with his brother Liam, because of the amount of grief he and his family has received online.
He continued saying that Liam’s recent Twitter jibes -which saw him brand Noel a “stalker potato”, blast him for supporting U2 and criticise his response to the terrorist attack that took place outside the Manchester Arena in their hometown in May- have “legitimised” his decision not to reform the group.
Noel said he has a “distaste” for apps like Twitter and Instagram in general because his wife Sara MacDonald and his children are constantly subjected to “not very nice” comments about Oasis.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Front Row: “I think probably the nation as a whole, particularly the media, would love for me to get a Twitter account.”
“I find social media exhausting – it shines a light on things that I find quite distasteful. My wife is on social media and my kids are on social media and people come after them on social media and it’s not very nice. It is ugly.
My wife has shown me things that people have written about her and it’s disgraceful. My daughter has shown me things people have written about her in regards to Oasis. That’s disgraceful.”
“It only heightens my resolve that I’ll never walk the stage with that band again. I used to not want to reform the band for professional reasons, but now it’s personal.
People are coming after my family, and one particular person [Liam] has legitimised it. And for that reason you’ve seen the last of Oasis.”
And it seems Liam won’t be backing down on his insults anytime soon.