Noel Gallagher Says The Oasis Breakup Was The Best Thing For Him And The Band
Former Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher shared his ideas and thoughts about Oasis’ disbandment in an exclusive clip from his upcoming documentary, which was released on Youtube. Also, the musician explained the reason behind the decision saying that it was the right thing to do.
Oasis disbanded in 2009 after Noel Gallagher announced that he left the band because of creative differences and personal problems with his brother and bandmate Liam Gallagher. Oasis’ remaining members founded a new band called Beady Eye, while Noel started his solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. However, the band’s longtime dedicated fans have been waiting to hear news about their reunion for a very long time.
The rumors about a possible Oasis reunion were fired up after the Gallagher brothers became the co-producers of the latest Oasis documentary entitled ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996,’ which revolves around the band’s legendary concerts in Knebworth. Noel Gallagher ended these claims and highlighted that there is no turning back by adding that the band’s legacy was set in stone. However, both the fans and journalists kept asking reunion-related questions to the band members.
The guitarist answered the questions about the Oasis breakup and revealed why it was the best thing for everyone in a clip that was released to tease his new documentary ‘Noel Gallagher – Out Of The Now.’ Gallagher stated that people stopped listening to their songs, and they were only coming to their concerts because it was popular back then. So, according to him, it was the end of Oasis even though he described it as ‘his life.’
In Gallagher’s words, he said:
“It’s not a decision that I took lightly. I’d been in that band since ’91, and so it was 20 whatever years it was and I’d written every meaningful song that was ever recorded by Oasis. It was my life; I mean, I directed it creatively. It was my thing. With the benefit of hindsight, it was the best thing for me and the band. There was a kind of undercurrent of ‘Well we should really call it a day.’
I mean, that’s what I thought anyway, and I felt that people had stopped listening to the records and were coming to see us trot out the hits, and it’s a position I never wanted the band to be in, but now, of course, we’re seeing that we’re out there with all the greats. So I had no plans, no plans; I mean, I guess subconsciously, I was always going to make a record. I mean, what else am I going to do? I can’t — I’m useless at everything else.”
You can watch the video below.