Oasis broke up in 2009 and since then there have been constant calls for a reunion.
Brothers Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher have been butting heads for years, but recent comments suggest a comeback is more likely than ever.
In a new interview, Liam admitted that he’s fed up with his solo career and that he misses his old band days.
It all comes after the devastating confirmation of Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs’ cancer diagnosis.
As Oasis’ former guitarist, it is yet another tragic blow for fans as millions of supporters wish him a speedy recovery.
Liam has similarly sent him “big love”, showing the bond the bandmates still share.
Why did Oasis split up?
There is no singular reason behind Oasis splitting up, but one of the central reasons was the fractious relationship between Noel and Liam.
The two had come to blows many times over the 20 years the band were together, including when Liam pulled out of the 1996 America tour at the last minute.
However, it all came crashing down in 2009.
It arguably started when Noel infamously spoke to Q Magazine about Liam, saying: “He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.”
The bickering continued on social media throughout the year, with Noel even claiming that “life would be easier without Oasis” on Twitter.
The band then pulled out of the Chelmsford gig that year as Liam reportedly had laryngitis.
However, Noel claimed he was simply “hungover,” leading Liam to pursue legal action against his brother.
However, Noel apologised for the comments and the lawsuit was dropped.
On August 28, 2009, the band were set to go on stage at Rock En Seine festival in Paris.
But a fight broke out behind stage with Liam wielding Noel’s guitar “like an axe”.
The show was then cancelled along with the complete tour.
Noel released a statement, which read: “It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
Noel later added to the statement, writing: “The details are not important and of too great a number to list.
“But I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable.
“And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new.”
Bonehead’s cancer diagnosis
Despite Liam and Bonehead parting ways after Oasis split, the two have played together throughout the following years.
Sadly, Paul Arthurs, aka Bonehead, was diagnosed with tonsil cancer, something the 56-year-old confirmed on Twitter.
He wrote: “Just to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from playing for a while.
“I’ve been diagnosed with tonsil cancer, but the good news is it’s treatable and I’ll be starting a course of treatment soon.
“I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going, I’m gutted I’m missing the gigs with Liam and the band.
“Have the best summer and enjoy the gigs if you’re going. I’ll see you soon xxx.”
Liam himself then took to Twitter, writing: “Sending BIG love to the 1 n only Bonehead and his family wishing you a speedy recovery we’re all thinking of you rasta you’ll be back on stage before you can say r we doing Colombia LG x.”
Will Oasis have a reunion?
Liam Gallagher has been solo since the breakup of his band Beady Eye in 2016.
He is about to release his third solo album, C‘mon You Know, but in a new interview with Mojo magazine, he revealed he’s “bored” of being alone.
He said he’s “boring as f**k, to be fair. I’d much rather be in a band, all bashing it out together. But as long as it sounds good that is all that matters”.
In an interview with The Sunday Times in early 2022, Liam said that Oasis “should never have split up” and admitted he’d be open to a reunion.
He explained: “If it happens, it happens, but I’m quite happy doing [my solo career].”
This immediately excited fans, but the musician soon took to social media to shoot down their hopes.
On Twitter, he wrote: “And just a heads up oasis ain’t reforming not this Wk anyway LG x.”
It seems the Gallagher brother is indecisive on the group reforming, but as he said himself, if it happens, it happens.