Guitarist Noel Gallagher famously quit hit band Oasis in 2009 after enduring years of tension that he suffered from his brother and fellow Oasis band member, Liam Gallagher.
However, as Noel Gallagher embarks upon a solo career, he’s finally decided to break his silence and revealed the reason for the split at a press conference today at London’s Electric Cinema.
The talented musician said that on the night of his departure from Oasis, his brother Liam Gallagher, stormed into the dressing room in Paris after a disagreement about his demands of free advertising for his ‘Pretty Green’ clothing range on the Oasis Tour Programme, and was wielding a guitar like an axe:
“He nearly took my face off with it”, Noel said.
This led to the cancellation of a headline slot at a Paris festival and Noel has admitted that if the group had finished the last remaining dates on the tour and given time to reflect that Oasis would never have split-up.
Adding to the tension between the brothers was the fact that the band had been forced to cancel another headline slot at the UK’s V festival because Oasis band member Liam failed to make a show due to a hangover, although the official reason for the bands cancellation was becasue Liam was suffering from laryngitis.
Despite Noel Gallagher admitting that he wishes it didn’t end the way it did, his brother Liam, who now sings for Beady Eye, has announced that his first solo album since he quit Oasis, High flying Birds, will involve two albums with the first arriving in October on his own Sour Mash record label and the second album following in 2012.