Despite Noel Gallagher’s assurances to the contrary, rumors of an Oasis reunion continue to circulate, as some media outlets now suggest that the Britpop band could reunite for next year’s Glastonbury festival.
As the Daily Mail notes, 78-year-old festival organizer Michael Eavis recently shared his hopes for an Oasis reunion, admitting that he speaks often with the Gallagher brothers. He asserted that he would love to see Oasis reform for a headline slot at the festival.
“I do talk to Noel and Liam a lot,” he admitted. “Wouldn’t it be marvelous for them to relaunch at Glastonbury now Liam has split from Beady Eye?”
— Holy Moly! (@HolyMoly) November 6, 2014
Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher recently announced the breakup of his band Beady Eye, as the Inquisitr previously reported. Though he and his brother faced years of acrimony following the 2009 breakup of Oasis, Noel Gallagher recently revealed that the pair are back on speaking terms.
According to the Mirror, former Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has weighed in on a possible reunion as well. Speaking backstage at a Madchester reunion gig for the 50th birthday of Aziz Ibrahim, guitarist for the Stone Roses, Arthurs observed that there was little he could say about an Oasis reunion.
— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) November 5, 2014
“I love Beady Eye. I love Noel’s High Flying Birds too. But I can’t say anything about a reunion,” he claimed, adding, “I’m sworn to secrecy.”
“Besides, I’d be the last person to know,” Arthurs concluded.
Noel Gallagher has previously stated that an Oasis reunion is out of the question for 2015, due to his future touring schedule with his current project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The primary songwriter for Oasis, Gallagher recently announced his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, which will be released next March. According to NME, Noel revealed recently that the album has been finished for some time, though its release was delayed due to this year’s reissue campaign of Oasis’ early albums.
Noel on doing an ‘Oasis reunion’ pic.twitter.com/hpaBDbHxeU
— NoelGallagher Quotes (@NoelOasisQuotes) October 21, 2014
“I’ve had it finished since July,” Gallagher asserted. “The last tour went on for 15 months and then I had a bit of time off. Then I finished my record early and then I’ve had to wait for these bloomin’ Oasis reissues to stop selling before I can put my record out because it’s all run out of the same office.”
While awaiting Noel’s new record, fans can hope that an Oasis reunion might still take place in 2015 at Glastonbury.
[Image: James McCauley via the Daily Mail]