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Liam and Noel Gallagher’s Brotherly Beef Is Getting Ugly Again

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 09: Oasis attends "Che Tempo Che Fa" Italian TV Show on November 9, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

It was only a matter of time before the years-long brotherly blood feud between Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis—source of so many excellent potato-related headlines in recent months—veered from its current immensely entertaining lane and back toward being exasperating and sort of bleak. And it appears that the time has come. In a series of tweets today, Liam seemed to claim that Noel’s Sara MacDonald is responsible for preventing an Oasis reunion, without explicitly using her name. If you’re going to throw out dubious external reasons for the tension that dissolved your most fruitful musical partnership, at least pick something original.

To be fair to Liam, MacDonald also had some unkind words for him recently, reportedly writing “Please god (you) have dropped dead by the time my kids are on social media” in the course of an online spat with her brother-in-law. Whether or not Liam’s claims about MacDonald are true, the feud no longer feels quite as zany as it used to. Either Noel’s in an unhappy-sounding relationship involving crying breakdowns and stolen passports, or Liam’s casually engaging in the time-honored misogynistic tradition of blaming the closest woman. In any case, it doesn’t seem like the Gallagher brothers are really in need of a third party to stoke the flames between them—they’re plenty capable of keeping the fire alive on their own.