Week in Review: Liam Gallagher Wants Oasis to Return

Also: Ben Folds Five gets back together, T.I.'s post-prison plans and more

October 21, 2011 5:40 PM ET
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Liam Gallagher in his fashion line Pretty Green's new winter coat.
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It was a good week for Oasis fans at Rolling Stone. Frontman Liam Gallagher revealed that he's open to reuniting with his brother Noel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's hit album (What's the Story) Morning Glory in 2015, though he notes "there's got to be two-way respect" between he and Noel, who haven't talked since breaking up the band in 2009. Also, the Beady Eye rocker spoke about his award-winning fashion line, Pretty Green.

We also chatted with Ben Folds about reuniting with the Ben Folds Five, talked to Shirley Manson about Garbage's forthcoming album, caught up with T.I. about his post-prison plans and learned about how the French electronic duo Justice made their hot new record Audio, Visual, Disco.

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Rolling Stone also reviewed hot concerts by Kelly Clarkson, Florence and the Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Odd Future and Little Dragon. We analyzed this week's pop charts, looked back on this week in rock history and, as always, reviewed all the week's biggest releases.

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On the pop culture front, Rob Sheffield took on Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman in a glare-off, Peter Travers praised Elizabeth Olsen's debut performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene, and we recapped the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, X Factor, The Sing-Off, Jersey Shore and Boardwalk Empire.

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We also posted a gallery of your least favorite songs of the Seventies. Our question for you this week is: What is the best Coldplay song? You can answer on our website, at facebook.com/rollingstone, or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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