During Oasis’ two-decade existence, the Gallagher Bros. have notoriously been at ends. But it seems Liam has waited for the Britpop band to split-up before delivering the biggest insult yet at his older sibling, Noel: continuing under the Oasis namesake without the founding member and chief songwriter.
That’s right: Oasis without “Wonderwall” or “Live Forever” or “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”
In a new interview with London’s Evening Standard, Liam stated that he’s been busy writing a new album with the remaining members of Oasis — bassist Andy Bell and guitarist Gem Archer — stating that, “We’ve got all the songs done. Without Noel at all.”
“If we don’t come up with [a new band name] by the time we’re ready to release the album it’ll be Oasis,” Liam added. “I’m not going to call myself something ridiculous just for the sake of it. We’re trying lots of new names right now, but nothing’s sticking so we’re just plugging on with the music. Obviously we won’t be playing any of Noel’s songs.”
So does the “new” Oasis have a new sound? “It’s a little bit different, but not too much,” Liam explained. “It’s the kind of music our fans have always liked, you know? I’m not forcing this down anyone’s throats. That’s not good for the soul.”
Liam and the boys have “a bit of studio time booked after Christmas” and plan to wrap efforts for their upcoming album in early 2010.
“Obviously it’s going to be different without Noel and Noel’s fans will sneer at it but then, you know, if they don’t like the music, don’t fucking buy it,” he continued. “Don’t come to the gig, ’cause you’re not going to be hearing ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger.'”
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