Oasis split speculated following Gallagher brothers’ fight
English rock band Oasis are believed to be on the verge of slitting up following a fight between their vocalists and brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.music Updated: Feb 16, 2009 16:36 IST
English rock band Oasis are believed to be on the verge of slitting up following a fight between their vocalists and brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.
The two brothers are said to be sporting a united front on stage for their fans during their current world tour, but offstage the Gallaghers are avoiding one another at all cost.
Fans speculate that the band will split up as soon as the tour is over.
Guitarist Noel, 41, has added fuel to the fire by revealing that he has not interacted with his brother in a long time.
“I haven’t spoken to my brother for two years,” the Daily Star quoted Noel as confessing as he jetted into Madrid on February 12.
A source close to the band, which is currently in France ahead of a two-month tour of the Far East, has revealed that things have never been easy between the two.
“Noel and Liam have always had a stormy relationship but things have never been this bad,” the source said.
"They can’t stand being in the same room together, let alone speaking to each other.
“Noel has already talked about leaving Liam and going solo when the current tour ends but we’re worried things won’t get that far. They’ve been on the road since last August and the stress of being in each other’s pockets is definitely taking its toll.
“Sometimes I wish they’d just have a good punch-up like in the old days.
“Watching two grown-up men talking to each other through their roadies when they have to communicate is pretty ridiculous.
“It’s a wonder they manage to perform so well when they’re on stage. This looks like the last tour,” the source added.
An insider at the Gallaghers’ hotel in Spain said: “Noel and Liam looked as if they were going out of their way to avoid each other. The only time I saw them together was when they checked in and they seemed more like arch-enemies than brothers from the look on their faces.
The insider added: “They didn’t even get the lift up to their rooms together and they ordered their room service separately so they obviously ate apart. They were supposed to see some music journalists together but even that didn’t happen because Liam never showed.”
The split fears come as Oasis prepare for their first trip to China next month, and they are then due to play in Manchester, Sunderland, Cardiff and Edinburgh in June before gigs at Coventry and London in July.
First Published: Feb 16, 2009 16:35 IST