Noel Gallagher would do Oasis reunion for £20 million
Guitarist Noel Gallagher said he would do an Oasis reunion for £20 million, if anyone puts forward the offer. He commented:
“For twenty million quid, one gig – that is good money isn’t it? But I have never had that offer from anyone yet.”
While speaking to the Daily Star, Noel put the ball in his brother Liam’s court:
“Liam is a very angry man still. So he is not cool. I don’t ever sit down and when people ask about Oasis go ‘no that is it’. There might come a day one day where it might seem like a good idea, but I have so much I want to do. I have so much to do on my own that I don’t really see it to be honest.”
Oasis reunion talk leads up to documentary release
Since the band split in 2009, the brothers have barely spoken. The Oasis reunion talk is likely part of the build up to the release of Supersonic. The documentary takes its title from the lead single of Oasis’s debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994). The album precipitated Oasis’s rapid rise to the top and was the first of seven UK number one albums.
Supersonic will be made by the same production team as Amy, the Oscar-nominated 2015 release about the life of the late Amy Winehouse. Returning crew include producer James Gay Rees and executive director Asif Kapadia. Mat Whitecross, known for Spike Island, will direct. Whitecross is no stranger to the rock scene, having directed a series of Coldplay videos and fittingly, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, a film about English rocker Ian Dury.
Liam Gallagher calls Supersonic “Biblical”
Vocalist Liam Gallagher took to his Twitter to spruik Supersonic, calling it “Biblical” after seeing the first cut. He added:
“A REAL FILM ABOUT A REAL BAND FOR REAL FANS NONE OF THEM FAKE 1s YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE LG X.”
The documentary was done with co-operation with both Liam and Noel, although not likely at the same time. The filmmakers reportedly had unprecedented access to the band members. Unreleased footage appears in the film, although Noel revealed some backstage material didn’t make it as it shows “monstrous” drug taking. Supersonic will be released in the UK in October through Lorton Distribution.
Noel Gallagher completing third solo album
Noel is currently in the process of completing his third album with his solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. He said the recording process has affected his contributions to the film:
“It’s nearly finished, I’ve got to go and see a version of it. “I know a lot of research went into it. But to be honest this s*** was getting made while I was putting a record together, so I couldn’t devote that much time to it.”
“I don’t think it’s going to unearth any unreleased new music and even if it did I can guarantee you it would be ****. I did 20 hours of interviews and so there were lots of things that I’d forgotten. I’d forgotten how insane a lot of that time was. It brought back a lot of really fond memories of just being young, carefree and single. I’d forgot how big we were and the huge impact we made.”
Noel’s solo albums have both hit the number one spot in the UK, although he hasn’t enjoyed quite the same international success as he did in the Oasis days.
If you want to see where it all started, check out their debut ‘Definitely Maybe’ (Amazon, iTunes) or their 1995 follow-up ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ (Amazon, iTunes).