Noel Gallagher slams Matty Healy for asking for an Oasis reunion

In an interview, Gallagher officially responded to The 1975’s frontman telling the brothers to “grow up” and reform.

The elder Oasis brother has spoken out in an interview with Spin to promote his new album with High Flying Birds called Council Skies. Naturally, the question of an Oasis reunion presented itself, and the singer-songwriter was not shy in sharing his opinion on The 1975’s lead singer, Matty Healy, for calling on them to “grow up”. 

Noel Gallagher was asked what his thoughts were on this comment from Healy, which also included him stating that “there’s not one kid, not one person, going to a High Flying Birds gig or a Liam Gallagher gig that would not rather be at an Oasis gig.” Initially, Liam Gallagher spoke out about it, saying “It’s our time to waste, who made him the boss of time?” The whole showdown created a huge online response, but it would seem Noel Gallagher had missed the commotion.

“Oh, that fucking slack-jawed fuckwit. What did he say?” responded Gallagher. When told, he said, “He would never be able to imagine it? He needs to go over how shit his band is and split up.” Ouch.

On a more serious note, the idea of an Oasis reunion was of no interest to Gallagher, and he went on to say they had achieved everything they set out to do. “I don’t see the point,” he said. “It was a moment in time and if you missed it, tough shit. I missed the Sex Pistols, and I’ve managed to get over that. So people should get over it.” He looks back relatively positively however, reminiscing by explaining that “if Oasis hadn’t fulfilled its potential, I might have a different attitude towards it. But as Oasis did everything it set out to do and more.” 

Though the fans online may be pining for a reunion, the brothers don’t seem to be taking to the idea. Liam has previously said to NME that it was “gonna happen very soon”, then later said his brother had done “a lot of damage to Oasis as a band.” Noel once said he would “never say never”, but also said earlier this week that his brother was a “coward” for saying all this to the media. Finally, this week’s round of tensions ended with Liam on his infamous Twitter account, saying his brother is “full of shit” and he “hates Oasis fans”.

So, the outspoken Mancunian Brit-pop brothers versus the outspoken Mancunian indie frontman has gotten Oasis nowhere, but undoubtedly, there will be a lot more of this saga in the coming weeks. For now, all we know is there are set to be a few celebrations thrown by the brothers for the 30th anniversary of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe. We will take what we can. 

WriterElla Chadwick
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