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Noel Gallagher recalls ‘s*** storm’ after he quit Oasis in explosive clash with brother Liam


NOEL Gallagher knew the final fight that ended megaband Oasis would lead to a public ‘s*** storm’.

Noel, 53, and and his brother Liam shot to fame in 1991 as part of English rock group Oasis.

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Noel Gallagher, 53, has opened up about the moment he decided to leave Oasis[/caption]

The brothers’ famous feuds lasted from the early days of the band in 1994 all the way through to their split in 2009.

But it was a fight in Paris that was the death knell for the band, with Noel describing it as “the straw that broke the camel’s back, really.”

During their time in the band a number of incidents occurred including them both quitting the band temporarily, fighting and harsh words being thrown at each other in interviews.

Speaking in an upcoming Sky Arts programme called, Noel Gallagher: Out Of The Now, he said: “Oasis tours were always about the struggle anyway. “

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The brothers got into their final row as a band in 2009[/caption]

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Noel said he was sitting in the back of a car when he made the decision to quit Oasis[/caption]

“The incident in Paris, that was just the straw that broke the camel’s back, really,” he added saying he made the decision to quit the band while sitting in the back of a car outside the a music festival.

“And the driver pulled off and that was it. I didn’t feel a sense of relief because I knew there was a s***storm coming. And there was going to be a lot of nonsense talked about it,” Noel described.  

“One of the biggest bands ever imploded, finally. And I couldn’t go back to England because the press had descended on my house and my missus was there with my kids.”

He added: “So we had to kind of spirit her out in the middle of the night and they came to join me in France somewhere. And then when we eventually got back to England, of course all f***king hell broke loose.”

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Oasis was one of the biggest bands in the world in the 1990s[/caption]

Surprisingly, Noel revealed leaving the band wasn’t “a decision [he] took lightly” because he was behind “every [Oasis] meaningful song”.  

“It was my life, I directed it and creatively it was my thing. With the benefit of hindsight it was the best thing for me and for the band,” he said.  

“Because the band now, Oasis back in 2009 were not lauded as one of the greats of all time. There was a kind of undercurrent of, ‘well they should really call it a day’. That’s what I felt anyway.”

Noel added: “And I felt that people had stopped listening to the records and were coming to see us trot out the hits and it’s a position I never wanted the band to be in. But now of course we’re seen as up there with all the greats.”

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Noel knew when he left the band it would lead to a ‘massive s***show’[/caption]

The special programme comes out just a couple of weeks after Liam branded Noel a “massive c***” on Twitter and reignited their long standing feud.

Noel shared a clip of himself holding up a sign reading: “Ask me anything about the last 10 years”, to commemorate ten years of his band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

He tweeted it with the caption: “Last chance to ask Noel anything about the last 10 years! Get your questions in the comments below by midnight (BST) tonight #NGHFB10”

However, Liam took the opportunity to throw a jab at his sibling, asking: “Why are you such a massive c***?”

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Liam recently reignited the brother’s feud on Twitter[/caption]

After years of fighting, Noel recently admitted he would end it all for a whopping £100million.

Speaking to Jonathan Ross about Liam’s claim he turned down £100m for a comeback tour, Noel said: “Why do you say ‘it’s not necessarily untrue’ – because it is untrue.

“There isn’t £100m in the music business between all of us… if anybody wants to offer me £100m now, I’ll say it now, I’ll do it.

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Noel admitted he would bring Oasis back together for £100million[/caption]


“I’ll do it for £100m. Ludicrous.

“What is funny though is that I think Liam actually believes it, which is the funny thing.”

His comments come after a Oasis 30th anniversary reunion was in talks back in March this year.

Noel Gallagher: Out Of The Now will air on Sky Arts, Thursday June 10 at 9pm.

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