Noel Gallagher doesn't need Oasis reunion
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 October 2017
Noel Gallagher insists there is no value in Oasis getting back together and he thinks it would be the "death" of him "as a person"
Noel Gallagher insists reforming Oasis would be the "death" of him "as a person".
The 50-year-old rocker has no interest to return to the group - which split in 2009 as a result of tensions between himself and his younger brother, singer Liam Gallagher - because they had no "unfinished business" and he can't see any value in a reunion.
Noel - who has teamed up with DJ and producer David Holmes for his new solo album, 'Who Built The Moon?' - told Q magazine: "I've been very consistent about it. I don't need the money, I don't need the glory, I don't need to relive the memories. If I was to get Oasis back together tomorrow and then do a tour, I'd have a hundred million dollars in the bank but I'd have learnt f**k all.
"I'd have actually wasted a year of being in the studio with a person like David Holmes. It would be the death of me as a person
"I could understand if we were a band who'd been going for five years and were just at out peak, but Oasis have got no unfinished business. We did it. We f***ing did it, and then some. It's done."
Instead, Noel would rather keep pushing himself in new directions.
He said: "I'm 50 now. Everything I do from here on is for the experien ce of doing new things."
Noel even suggested he thinks the 'Live Forever' group should have split after their record-breaking gigs in Knebworth in 1996, but admitted they were "too caught up" in their popularity to even consider walking away at their peak.
He said: "Imagine if we'd have walked off stage at Knebworth and that would have been it.
"It would have been the greatest story of all time. A better story than the Beatles, Elvis, all that s**t. But we were too caught up in the thing.
"You're like, 'F**k this, we'll come back next year and do five nights.' "
And the 'Holy Mountain' singer admitted he is frustrated that some of his songs such as 'Acquiesce' and 'Talk Tonight' were used as B-sides by Oasis because he didn't realise his inspiration would eventually run dry.
He said: "I regret not having the wherewithal to think, 'Actually this run of tunes cannot go on.'
"But you're high on f***ing coke most of the time, when anything is possible. No one is going to say, 'Hang on a minute, it might dry up at some point'.
"The one bit of advice Paul Weller gave to me, I didn't take it and I regret that. He said, 'If it goes, don't chase it. And I spent three albums chasing it.' "
The 'Heat of the Moment' singer spent the summer supporting U2 on tour and though he enjoyed the experience, it made him realise he's no longer interested in headlining stadiums himself anymore.
He said: "Doing this has made me realise it's not for me. In Oasis, it was f***ing unbelievable but I' not dumb-a**e enough to think we'll get back there one day."