Noel Gallagher Has Quit Oasis

Noel Gallagher has announced that he has left Oasis, saying he could no longer bear working with his brother Liam: “It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.” He also apologized to people who bought tickets to Oasis’ upcoming concert dates.

This is not entirely unexpected; rumors that the notoriously contentious band was breaking up had been flying for weeks now. If Noel’s decision sticks, it could be the end to one of the biggest British bands in history.

Here’s my red carpet interview with Noel from a couple years back at the 2007 BRIT Awards.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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