Noel Gallagher wants Oasis reunion cash

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 January 2015
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher would reform Oasis "only for the money," and therefore can't imagine them performing at Glastonbury because organisers wouldn't be able to afford them

Noel Gallagher would reform Oasis "only for the money."

The 47-year-old rocker quit the band in 2009 leading to its demise, but admitted he feels nostalgic about his time in the group and would get back together with his bandmates, including his feuding brother Liam, if they were offered a huge amount of money.

He revealed: "Nobody has made us an offer. I've been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody's said, 'Weren't Oasis great? You should re-form'.

"But if I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money."

As a result of his desire to earn a fortune from a possible comeback, the 'Wonderwall' hitmaker said he would definitely not reunite the band to raise funds for a charity, and probably wouldn't perform at Glastonbury festival because the organiser, Michael Eavis, would not be able to afford to pay them.

He continued: "Would I do it for charity? No way. We're not that kind of people. For Glastonbury? I don't think Michael Eavis has got enough money. But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it's always a possibility. But only for the money."

Speaking about a possible comeback, the singer-songwriter - who will release his next album with his High Flying Birds project in March - added fans would probably be disappointed anyway, because they are a lot older than when they first started.

Mentioning the mixed reviews of classic bands who have reformed in the past, he told the new issue of Q magazine: "I think it's ingrained in the English psyche - this idea that the glory days, the Empire, are behind us. Led Zeppelin! The Smiths! The Jam! They should all re-form! Why? So a load of middle-aged people can stand in the O2 and go, 'They're not as good as they used to be'.

"It'd be the same with Oasis. 'Yeah, we're not as good as we used to be.'"

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