Noel Gallagher on Oasis, family, Liam, brexit and Tony Blair

This article includes excerpts of an interview from this week’s Big Issue magazine.

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On an Oasis reunion…

“Well it could [happen]. Of course it could,” Noel told us. “But there would have to be an extraordinary set of circumstances… I left the band 10 years ago. I think I’ve seen him twice in 10 years and both times we nearly ended up in a fight for no reason. I can’t envisage the morning I wake up and think I’d like to spend two years on the road, arguing all around the world with Liam.”

On his family…

“I just wish he’d fucking calm down with insulting my family. There’s a lot of misogyny towards both my wife and daughter on the internet from his fans. And [it’s because] he likes to purport this myth that Oasis would be getting back together but my wife won’t let me.”

On Liam’s solo success…

“It’s made him pull his finger out and work for a living at last. He’s selling more records and way more tickets than me so good luck to him, ride it until the wheels come off.”

On Brexit…

“It’s going to be fascinating to see how it works,” said Noel. “I mean, they talk about a border down the middle of the Irish Sea. How is that going to work? Is there going to be a little bloke sitting in a fucking rowing boat? I don’t think we should be leaving but now we’ve had the vote I think we have to leave. Because you have to let democracy take its course.”

On Tony Blair…

“I was out about two months ago and I happened to bump into Tony Blair in the foyer of a hotel. And I said: ‘I bet you’re glad you’re out of it now, aren’t you, mate?’ And he said: ‘Actually I’m not, I wish I was fucking back in it because it is fucked.’ Still to me he’s the only person when I hear him talking that makes any sense.”

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