Noel Gallagher says his brother Liam should “get his people to call my people” about an Oasis reunion.
Noel made the comments in an interview with radio station France Inter, days after Liam sparked fresh hope that a reunion may be on the cards by telling a fan on Twitter that “it’s happening”.
Speaking to the French media outlet, Noel said there’s “something in the papers back in England today”.
“He should get his people to call my people. They know who they are, they know where we are, stop talking on the f****** internet, let’s see what you’ve gotta say,” he says.
The interviewer then asks if it’s “just a question of a phone call?”
“You would think, right? You would think. He’s got my number, he’s got my manager’s number, call us.”
Noel then adds: “But you know what? He won’t call.”
Asked why, Noel responds: “Why indeed. Why indeed.”
The group disbanded in 2009, with Gallagher quitting following a confrontation with his younger brother Liam at the Rock en Seine festival near Paris.
Following Noel’s interview, Liam tweeted saying: “Here’s how I see it the little fella aka potato has done a lot of damage to Oasis as a band / brand he’s got a lot of making up to do not just to me but to you the fans the people that put us where we are tday as you were LG x.”
The age-old debate about an Oasis reunion still gets fans excited. Even the slightest hint that it may actually happen can restart hopeful rumours.
Fans have long believed that Noel’s estranged wife was at the heart of his dispute with his brother – and his changing tone since their divorce this year suggests there could be something in that.
The Mancunian brothers have been infamously embroiled in an intense sibling rivalry ever since Oasis went their separate ways.
Liam has often been publicly in favour of a reunion, with Noel usually the more reluctant of the two.
However, the older Gallagher has previously joked he would reunite the band for £100m.
While Liam has focused on a solo career, Noel started a new band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Both have performed at Glastonbury Festival in recent years – a setting often touted by fans as the perfect place for a surprise Oasis reunion.
Of course, fans have reacted…
Here are a few of the best tweets from people who are now desperate for Liam to pick up the phone:
‘Please give the fans what they want LG’
‘GIVE HIM A CALL’
‘Blood is thicker than water Liam x’
‘The things I would do to get a ticket to an Oasis reunion can not be said on here.’