Decade after split, warring Gallagher brothers agree on Oasis success



BERLIN/LONDON (dpa)- Ten years after the band's dramatic break-up, former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher says the relationship with his brother, guitarist Noel Gallagher, is worse than ever.
"It's probably the worst at the moment, with this Noel thing," Liam Gallagher, 46, told dpa in Berlin. His brother, 52-year-old Noel, spoke to dpa in London, and declined to answer any questions about his younger brother.




The band split up in 2009, after Noel said he could no longer work with Liam. The two brothers had had conflicts in the past, but 15 years after their debut album "Definitely Maybe" was released, Noel quit Oasis minutes before they were supposed to go on stage.
But some of the band's biggest hits, including "Don't Look Back In Anger," "Wonderwall," "Supersonic," "Liver Forever" and "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" were written by Noel Gallagher.
"I just allow the brilliance to wash over me. More often than not it does," Noel says when asked about his writing.
Neither of the brothers has trouble with self-confidence, which is perhaps why their two egos clashed.
"We were the most important band I think of the Nineties. More important than Verve, more important than Blur, more important than Radiohead, more important than fucking Suede and Pulp," says Liam Gallagher.
What bothers him is that Oasis never became a global phenomenon, he says. "I thought we'd be a lot bigger."
According to the band, Oasis has sold 70 million albums worldwide. All seven of their studio albums made it to number one on British charts.
"We definitely had big songs, we had big attitude, and we had big mouths," Liam sums up.
Both brothers have launched separate careers since Oasis: Liam as a solo artist, and Noel with his band High Flying Birds.
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Tuesday, August 27th 2019
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