At the Paris Rock En Seine Festival last August 28, British rock band Oasis pulled out just before they were due to perform on stage. Bloc Partyâ€™s Kele Okereke, one of Oasisâ€™ longtime enemies, announced the latter bandâ€™s split onstage. Okereke referred to the bandâ€™s lead members Liam and Noel Gallagher as â€œinbred twins.â€
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Later after the show, Noel posted this statement on oasisinet.com: â€œItâ€™s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight,â€ he wrote. â€œPeople will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.â€
The siblings have been bickering since the bandâ€™s peak in the â€™90s, and their brotherly brawls have actually contributed to their rise in popularity. Scuffles, heckling, and even violent fits were common between Liam and Noel both on- and off-stage.
Reports of splits and reconciliations continued throughout the late â€™90s, causing a strain to their performances and productions. The bandâ€™s popularity got back on track in 2005 with chart-topping hits and a large-scale world tour.
A few days ago, Liam and Noelâ€™s mom Peggy Gallagher gave Oasis fans something to hope for when she told the Sunday Mirror: â€œThey do love each other, but theyâ€™ve always been very different. The funny thing is, they didnâ€™t fight as children. They didnâ€™t fight until they started the band. I hope this isnâ€™t the end of Oasis. I donâ€™t think it is. Theyâ€™re just tired at the end of the tour. Theyâ€™ve had fights before and got over it.â€
Do you believe itâ€™s just another one of the infamous Liam-Noel rifts that will eventually lead back to reconciliation? Do you think do you think the band can continue their career without Noel?