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Liam Gallagher Open to Oasis Reunion

Singer says he would tour for anniversary of 'Morning Glory' release - if he and his brother can 'put our s--t aside'

October 20, 2011 5:30 PM ET
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Liam and Noel Gallagher perform together with Oasis.
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The Stone Roses may not be the only Britpop group gearing up for a reunion. Liam Gallager tells Rolling Stone that he would consider reconciling with his brother Noel to reunite Oasis for the 20th anniversary of the release of (What's The Story) Morning Glory. "In 2015, if we can put our shit aside, we can tour and play the album in its entirety for the 20th anniversary," he says. "I'd be up for that, if it's on our terms. There's got to be two-way respect."

In a radio interview this past August, Noel Gallagher said that breaking up Oasis was a rash decision. "We could maybe have all gone off and done other things for a few years," he said. "In my own head the 2015, 20-year anniversary of Morning Glory is looming and we could have maybe come back, made a new album and played that album in its entirety and gone and been the greatest thing ever, but there you go."

The two brothers no longer speak, but Liam tells Rolling Stone that Noel's public comments got him thinking about the anniversary tour. "He's the one that keeps mentioning it," says Liam. "I want to put him out of his misery. But I think he needs to do his solo thing first and realize he's not that good without his brother. He's got to find out for himself. I'm up for it – I'm not desperate for it. If it doesn't work out, I don't give a shit, I'm quite happy with [current band] Beady Eye."

When Rolling Stone spoke to Noel in August, we asked about him the possibility of an Oasis reunion. "Liam has said that the idea makes him vomit and it would never happen," he said. "So I don't need to add anything to that. I don't need the fucking money, but I think it's a shame that songs like 'Champagne Supernova,' 'Rock and Roll Star,' 'The Importance of Being Idle' and 'The Shock of the Lightning' will never be played again. In a stadium. That kind of fills me with sadness. The money is kind of irrelevant." 

He continued: "There's bands that say, 'We don't want to get back together. We'd have to make a new record.' Why? Fuck a new record. No one gives a shit about your new record. Play the fucking old ones. The Led Zeppelin guys are like, 'There will have to be a new record.' Really? Yeah, because that would be fucking great, wouldn't it? Play fucking 'Whole Lotta Love.' Get over it."

Additional reporting by Colleen Nika.

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