Photo: Noel Gallagher (left) and Liam Gallagher of Oasis pose at Wembley Stadium on October 16, 2008 in London, England. (Getty Images)
British rocker Noel Gallagher will end his feud with his brother Liam and reunite their band Oasis for $A50 million.
The group were one of Britain’s most popular bands from their debut release in 1994 until they split in 2009 after years of arguments between the two siblings.
Noel, 48, and Liam, 43, are yet to mend their relationship and organise a reunion, but the elder brother says he’s prepared to stop their estrangement if someone pays $50 million.
“For 20 million quid (pounds), one gig – that is good money isn’t it?” he tells Britain’s Daily Star newspaper. “But I have never heard that offer from anyone.”
Despite Noel’s offer to bury the hatchet with his brother for a huge fee, an Oasis reunion looks further away than ever after he refused to join Liam at the Cannes Film Festival to promote Mat Whitecross’ forthcoming documentary about the band.
A source tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, “Liam doesn’t have a bad word to say against his brother but Noel doesn’t seem to want to make peace. It’s a shame and causing a logistical nightmare for the documentary’s creators.”
Despite his non-appearance at Cannes, the rocker tells the paper he’s desperate to see the film, saying, “It’s nearly finished, I’ve got to go and see a version of it.
“I know a lot of research went into it. But to be honest this s**t was getting made while I was putting a record together, so I couldn’t devote that much time to it…
“I did 20 hours of interviews and so there were lots of things that I’d forgotten. I’d forgotten how insane a lot of that time was.
“It brought back a lot of really fond memories of just being young, carefree and single. I’d forgot how big we were and the huge impact we made.”
The as yet untitled Oasis documentary is scheduled for release later this year.