Liam Gallagher Tried To Reform The Original Oasis Without Noel...

8 January 2018, 17:47 | Updated: 8 January 2018, 17:59

Liam Gallagher in 1996

The Wall Of Glass rocker has revealed how he reached out to the band's first members.

Liam Gallagher has revealed he tried to get the original members of Oasis back together, but they weren't too keen. 

A fan asked the former frontman what he would do if the original line-up wanted to re-form, but the Wall of Glass singer suggested he'd already asked and "they weren't up for it".

However, good mate and fellow founding member Bonehead was hinted that he was keen to make it happen, simply responding: "Ahem".

Oasis first formed as The Rain in 1991 with Liam, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs on guitar, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan on bass, and Tony McCarroll on drums.

Noel joined shortly after, becoming their lead guitarist and of course their head songwriter. 

Watch Liam Gallagher talk about what an Oasis reunion would mean to him:

With or without Noel, it's unlikely we'll see the Manchester band reunite in any form for the foreseeable.

In his latest rant, Liam hit out at his estranged brother for criticising artists that use songwriters and name-dropping Richard Ashcroft as one of them.

Defending The Verve frontman, Liam wrote on Twitter: "Dig me out all day long rkid but Richard Ashcroft pisses all over you and the 2 Ronnie's every day of the wk as you were LG x".

Liam continued: "When was the last time you and your purists had a HIT you and and the purple rinse brigade PARK THE BUS boring boring boring boring boring".

See his string of tweets, where he refers to the the Noel and the "purple rinse brigade" below: 

When a fan questioned the truce that he seemed to have called back in December, the Wall Of Glass singer simply replied: "Fuck the truce".

The Oasis frontman's latest comments come in response to recent comments on the Sodajerker podcast, where Noel said: "I'm offended by singer/songwriters who when you scratch the surface don't do any f***ing songwriting. As far as I'm aware if you scratch the surface of any solo artist in Britain and they've all got a team of songwriters behind them apart from me, Paul Weller and Johnny Marr, I'm struggling to think of anybody else. Richard Ashcroft, Our Kid (Liam) all the way to f***ing Ed Sheeran and the little fella from One Direction they've all got an army of songwriters behind them."

Also speaking to Music Feeds last year, Noel dismissed the idea of headlining stadiums, saying: “I don’t need to be a stadium rocker anymore – I did it when I was in my twenties and thirties and forties, and I was good at it. I don’t particularly want to be a stadium rocker when I’m 50. I think it’s undignified.

“I’ve conquered the world enough, I’ve got enough money. In fact, I’ve got too much f**king money. Do you want some? I’ll send you some. How much do you want? I don’t need any more glory.”

Watch Noel reveal why he's given up defending U2:

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