"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.
Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."
-Noel Gallagher, 28 August 2009.
well, we've been here before with Oasis. barely a month, let alone a year, has ever gone by without one of them walking out. "this time", however, is the first time that an official statement of one departing has been put out, so you never know, it might be serious this time.
by all accounts, this new split in Paris, apparently involving Noel & Liam throwing chairs at each other and ending with Liam smashing up Noel's guitar, was about a minute before they were supposed to go on stage.
as for Noel's comment that "people can write what they like", well, i think the real sad thing at the moment is that so many people are writing "good riddance" and not necessarily being as polite as that when they say it. Oasis are, were, one of the great Rock n Roll bands - loved the music, loved the fame, loved the lifestyle. as the majority of bands around these days are incredibly dull, Oasis were one of the few who served as a reminder of how much fun, and how important, music is.
if indeed this is "it", i expect Noel to put out a well received but poor selling solo album, Liam to mumble along as either Oasis or just the same thing under a new name, followed eventually by the two getting back together as Oasis in the not too distant future. if nothing else, far far far too many people make money off Oasis to let them just fizzle out.
whilst the brothers Gallagher will obviously ignore this, be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!