The infamous beef between bros Liam and Noel Gallagher has got to be one of the most iconic feuds in all of music history. It’s up there with Lennon vs McCartney, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the more recent Kanye-Swifty drama.
Back in happier times (well, times still marked by constant fighting), their time together in Oasis produced the sound of a decade as they racked up a whopping eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums.
But after a bitter split in 2009, things have been nothing but frosty between the siblings and it looked like we’d seen the last of Oasis.
That is… until now. Liam, 45, has opened the door to new Oasis music and gigs with a tweet yesterday evening.
He said: “Earth to noel listen up rkid I hear your doing gigs where people can’t drink alcohol now that’s the BeZarist thing you’ve done yet I forgive you now let’s get the BIG O back together and stop fucking about the drinks are on me LG x”
“Cmon,” he added later.
Replying to a fan, he also he’s not ‘desperate’ to do it but just thinks “it’d be a nice thing to do.”
If they did get back together, it would be an astonishing turn of events. Back in February, Liam admitted they hadn’t actually had a civil conversation for 20 years.
“The last time I actually had a proper conversation with him was in 1998. After then, we used to just have big barneys because his head got too big for his boots and he thought he was fucking Eric Clapton,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“I know it was him that wrote the songs in Oasis but I certainly didn’t half-arse sing them, I did them proper.”
The feud between the warring brothers has a particularly odd history – and it all came to a head over some plums.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the fight first spiralled from a squabble about Liam’s demands for a free plug for his clothing range.
As the pair argued behind the scenes at a Paris festival, Liam reportedly stormed into the dressing room wielding a guitar like “an axe”.
“He nearly took my face off with it,” Noel said.
The row in France also led to Liam throwing a plum at his brother, which splattered against the dressing room wall.
“Part of me wishes it did end like that - ‘plum throws plum’,” said Noel.
Will it actually happen though? It would seem unlikely: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released their third number one album last September and are at major festival headliner status in their own right, while Liam Gallagher’s solo comeback has also been hugely successful, culminating in a triumphant Finsbury Park show a few weeks ago.
Liam’s also been enjoying England’s recent World Cup run, not surprising given his longstanding support for manager Gareth Southgate:
Despite their individual solo successes, let’s just hope they can both find a spot in their big ol’ hearts to put plum-gate behind them.