Noel Gallagher responds to brother Liam's 'It's happening' Oasis reunion tweet: "He’s got my number, he’s got my manager’s number. Call us"

Liam and Noel Gallagher
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"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes", the great American statesman Benjamin Franklin famously wrote in a 1789 letter to a friend. Were he alive in the 21st century, Mr Franklin could amend that famous phrase to read "... death and taxes and Oasis reunion rumours" for, since 2009, when the famously fractious Mancunian band split after a backstage brouhaha in France involving band leaders Noel and Liam Gallagher, rarely a month passes without some speculation that the BritPop superstars will bury the hatchet and reunite.

And - hurrah! - we're happy to report that March 2023 hasn't let the side down, as the sulky, surly Manc siblings have once again teased the possibility of a comeback.

This month's 'Oasis: It's On!' excitement has been sparked by vocalist Liam Gallagher responding to a March 18 tweet from a fan called Lorenzo asking 'Liam is there a small percentage that Oasis get back together?' with the reply 'It's happening'.

This, clearly, caught the attention of Noel Gallagher, who referenced the matter during an interview in France yesterday, March 21. 

In the course of the conversation, presumably intended to promote the forthcoming Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' album Council Skies, Gallagher is asked if he understands why Oasis fans still hold out hope of the band reforming, to which he replies, "Yeah, I understand it, yeah: no-one has really come along to take our place."

"There's something in the papers back in England today," he continues. "Y'know, but... he should get his people to call my people, they know who they are, they know where we are... Stop talking on the fucking internet and let's see what you've got to say."

When the interviewers asks, It's only a question of a phone call, Gallagher senior replies, "You would think, right?"

"He's got my number, he’s got my manager’s number. Call us."

But wait...

"But you know what?" Gallagher adds. "He won't call."

Oh.

Why?, Gallagher is asked.

"Well, why indeed," comes the response from a man who has clearly heard all this before.

Join us next week, when another teasing LG Tweet inevitably knocks another story about 'Broken Britain' or 'Snowflakes' off the front page of The Sun for a day...  

Watch a snippet from the Noel Gallagher interview below:

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Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.