Noel Gallagher has said his brother Liam‘s past comments about his family are among the main reasons why he’s refused to reform Oasis – adding that he’d ‘rather go busking’ than reunite for a huge pay cheque.
Earlier this year, Liam said that Noel’s wife Sara MacDonald was “the reason Oasis is no longer” – calling her “a witch”, “proper dark” and saying that she “had a screw loose”. He later added that she was “up there with Putin“.
Despite Liam’s repeated pleas to “get the big O back together“, Noel has now said that there’s “not a cat in hell’s chance”.
“At the beginning I would have said to my management, there’s a magic number,” Noel told Mojo. “If it reaches that magic number I’ll do it. Give me a shout. A couple of monster gigs. Even a tour of the big cities, a world tour, stadiums, burn a load of money, buy a yacht, buy a plane, and another house, then go back to what I’m doing. Easy. I wouldn’t even have to travel with the ****.”
He continued: “That thing about my kids and my wife. No way. If I had 50 quid left in my pocket I’d rather go busking. No way, I can’t do it.”
Noel added that he has no problem with the two remaining solo, as he earns more money from Liam continuing to play the Oasis songs that he wrote.
He continued: “He’s got his thing now – which is effectively my thing – and when he’s headlining Finsbury Park (in London) I’m sitting here watching (U.K. soccer TV show) Match of the Day getting a PRS (U.K. Performing Right Society) cheque for him playing my songs. But instead of making him happy, it’s made him even worse, it’s made him even angrier.”