It seemed like it might never happen - like Hell would freeze over before the two brothers buried the hatchet and sorted out their differences - but have Liam and Noel Gallagher finally decided its time to become mates again? I said maybe.
The pair have been feuding for the best part of a decade since Oasis broke up back in 2009 (publicly anyway, they’ve probably been feuding all their lives), but now, if Liam’s Twitter account is to be believed, they have decided to make up and try and put it all behind them, just in time for Christmas.
In an extremely uncharacteristic move, Liam tweeted last night: “I wanna say Happy Xmas to team NG it’s been a great year thanks for everything looking forward to seeing you tmorrow AS YOU WERE LG x”.
And when a fan claimed that Liam would likely throw a Christmas hissy-fit when Noel refuses to return the favour, the younger Gallagher brother said Noel had already reached out to him, and that the pair were “all good again”.
Now, before we go any further, it’s important to point out that this could all be a massive wind up. Liam and Noel have spent the year trading ridiculous insults and doing their best to piss the other off, so it’s definitely not out of the question that Liam might just be trying to get under his brother’s skin.
Liam has spent recent months referring to his brother as a ‘potato’, and back in 2013 he called him “one of the biggest cocks in the universe”, meanwhile Noel once famously said of Liam: “He’s rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.”
Only recently Noel labelled Liam the ‘village idiot’ and claimed he was ‘not well’, so if they are really set to meet up today and spread some Christmas cheer, there’s a lot of bad blood that need to be left behind.
Of course, any news of Liam and Noel potentially being mates again will immediately be followed by the one big question: does that mean we might see an Oasis reunion?
The brothers are both enjoying successful careers apart. Liam released his debut solo album, As You Were, in October, and it immediately shot to number on in the UK album chart, outselling the rest of the top 10 combined.
It also achieved the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years, which shows Liam is still a big draw for young and old alike.
Meanwhile Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released their third album, Who Built the Moon?, in November, to critical acclaim.
Liam has previously been open to the idea of bringing Oasis, while Noel said recently that a reunion would “kill me as a person”.
With the pair getting along again though? Anything’s possible.
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