The band broke up in 2009 following a backstage bust-up just minutes before they were due to go on stage and headline Paris’ Rock En Seine. Speaking in a new interview, Noel – who quit the band then and there and has been estranged from his brother and bandmate Liam ever since – said he believes the war of words would have continued on stage and turned into a “mad gig”.
“We were getting pissed and fighting and then me going: ‘Fuck it, I’m going home, fuck off!’” Gallagher told the Daily Star (via ContactMusic).
“With the benefit of time, I don’t know whether it would have been better to stay and do the gig which would have been like a monumental, mad fucking Oasis gig because the fight would have carried on to the stage, maybe not the physical fighting but the verbals between us. It would have been a mad gig.”
He added: “Sometimes I think: ‘I wish I had the memory of that gig.’ That would have been the way to go out. But it had to happen.”