Alan McGee discovered Oasis at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, signed them to Creation Records and in 1994 the band launched the album that defined an era and a generation, ‘Definitely Maybe’.
20 years after the 22 million-selling album, McGee is still a mover in the music business and has been rumoured to be part of the project behind the Oasis reunion.
This month The Sun claimed that “Alan McGee, met Paul “Bigun” Ashbee — who was Liam’s boss when he worked as a car valet and knew members of the band in the early days — in London’s Soho on Monday night to discuss reforming the Britpop icons .” But they didn’t.
Alan told Mirror Celeb: “Liam and Noel are the happiest I’ve seen them in years so for that reason I can’t see a reunion happening. I’ve met Noel on numerous occasions recently and bumped into Liam a few times and we’ve had lengthy conversations and a reunion has never been discussed.”
Despite bumping into the Gallaghers McGee says he doesn’t move in the same circles as Liam and Noel anymore and wouldn’t want anything to do with a reunion. He told The Mirror: “I haven’t even got Liam’s mobile phone number anymore – I have Noel’s – but not Liam’s. That’s not because I don’t like him, because I do. It’s just because I don’t have anything in common with him anymore.”
McGee has DJed for Liam including in Japan but he says he and Liam have very separate lives: “Liam is lovely. He’s actually a real gentleman. But we have separate lives. I live in a small town in Wales where nobody gives a fuck who you are. If I wanted to be involved in the showbiz world I’d be in London.”
Could it be that the whole Liam-Noel split was planned so they could have a dream reunion, taking fans along for the ride? “No. It’s as real as it gets. They are not showbizzy people like that. When they say something, they mean it. When Liam’s calling Noel ‘Katie Hopkins’ he really means it.”
Alan says that while he can’t see an Oasis reunion happening “any time soon” it wouldn’t shock him to see one “at some point in the next 20 years.”
“I saw The Who a few years ago at the Royal Albert Hall and they were every bit as good as when I saw them in 1972. That taught me something about comebacks. And who knows what goes on in the heads of the Gallaghers?”
But if that reunion does happen he insists he won’t be involved.
“They’ve already got a manager and I like things the way they are. I certainly wouldn’t have any interest in reforming the band. I wouldn’t even go to see them. I suppose if they toured and somebody told me their gigs were incredible I might go but only if I knew it was going to be great.”
Source: The Mirror