Noel Gallagher, the somewhat nicer but less sizzling hot geezer in drunk singalong band for thirtysomethings Oasis, was interviewed recently by Q Magazine, in which an Oasis reunion was sent back to the bog. You must be mental if you think Oasis will reunite for anything short of the Queen's fortune in gold and rubies!
Gallagher explained to writer Mark Blake that the idea of a reunion is not out of the question, but that anyone who thinks Oasis would reunite for charity purposes must be taking the piss! It's all about those cold hard pounds:
"Nobody has made us an offer. I've been in the same room as Liam, and even then nobody's said, 'Weren't Oasis great? You should re-form.'" Noel tells Q. "But if I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money. This isn't me putting it out there, by the way. Would I do it for charity? No way. We're not that kind of people. For Glastonbury? I don't think Michael Eavis has got enough money. But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it's always a possibility. But only for the money."
"But only for the money." At least the bloke is honest.
As for Noel's thoughts regarding band reunions in general, he thinks that they're tosh:
"I think it's ingrained in the English psyche – this idea that the glory days, the Empire, are behind us. Led Zeppelin! The Smiths! The Jam! They should all re-form! Why? So a load of middle-aged people can stand in the O2 and go, 'They're not as good as they used to be'.
"It'd be the same with Oasis. 'Yeah, we're not as good as we used to be.'"
That is probably true.