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Noel Gallagher responds to claims he rejected £100m offer for Oasis reunion



Noel Gallagher took to Twitter to respond to his brother Liam’s claim that he turned down a £100m offer of an Oasis reunion.

The Oasis reunion rumours began on Monday 3 February when Liam tweeted: “We’ve been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG.”

Just minutes earlier, Liam had tweeted: “Wahey we’re getting back together” and that “rich as f*** Noel” was “doing it for nothing”, while Liam, being “desperate”, was doing it for the money.


In response, Noel wrote to his millions of followers: “To whoever might be arsed: I am not aware of any offer from anybody for any amount of money to reform the legendary Mancunian Rock’n’Roll group Oasis”,

He continued: “I am fully aware though that someone has a single to promote so that’s maybe where the confusion lies”.


Both brothers have enjoyed successful solo careers since Oasis split in 2009. 

Liam is playing a number of festivals this summer, including Latitude, Rock in Rio Lisboa, and Snowbombing, as well as tour dates in support of his album.

Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds released their last album, Who Built the Moon?, in 2017. An EP, Blue Moon Rising, will follow 2019’s This is the Place on 6 March. 



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Liam Gallagher claims Oasis offered ‘£100m for reunion but Noel turned it down’



Liam Gallagher has claimed his brother Noel turned down a £100m offer for an Oasis reunion tour. 

The artist, who released his latest solo album Why Me? Why Not in September last year, has been regularly tweeting about getting his former band back together. 

On Monday 3 February, Liam tweeted: “We’ve been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG.”


Just minutes earlier, the 47-year-old had tweeted: “Wahey we’re getting back together” and that “rich as f*** Noel” was “doing it for nothing”, while Liam, being “desperate”, was doing it for the money.


Both brothers have enjoyed successful solo careers since Oasis split in 2009.

Liam is playing a number of festivals this summer, including Latitude, Rock in Rio Lisboa, and Snowbombing, as well as tour dates in support of his album.

Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds released their last album, Who Built the Moon?, in 2017. An EP, Blue Moon Rising, will follow 2019’s This is the Place on 6 March. 



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Sultan Qaboos, 79, Is Dead; Built Oman Into Prosperous Oasis of Peacemaking


On Saturday, the family council opened the envelope to find the name of Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, 65, a cousin of the sultan who most recently served as Oman’s culture minister. He was elevated to sultan the same day.

In a televised speech, he vowed to honor Qaboos’s legacy.

“We will continue to assist in resolving disputes peacefully, Sultan Haitham said.

Qaboos came to power at age 29 in 1970 in a bloodless coup aided by the British against his father, putting himself at the helm of a poor, isolated nation locked in a civil war with rebels in the south.

Tapping the kingdom’s newfound oil wealth, Qaboos subdued the rebels with a combination of military force and development projects while building roads, hospitals, schools and other modern infrastructure across the country to improve life for his people. The effort was so successful that in 2010, the United Nations ranked Oman first in the world in advancement up the Human Development Index over the previous 40 years, ahead of China.

That made Qaboos a titanic figure in his country of 4.6 million, located on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran. While sultan, he also held other offices at times, including prime minister, governor of the central bank and minister of finance, defense and foreign affairs.

The first day of his reign, July 23, is a holiday called Renaissance Day. His birthday, Nov. 18, is Oman’s National Day.

Although economic stagnation fueled by low oil prices marred his later years and his people’s political rights remained limited, Western diplomats marveled at the consistency of his foreign policy. In 2007, he spelled it out in a public statement.



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Sultan Qaboos, Who Built Oman Into a Prosperous Oasis of Peacemaking, Dies at 79


On Saturday, the family council opened the envelope to find the name of Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, 65, a cousin of the sultan who most recently served as Oman’s culture minister. He was elevated to sultan the same day.

In a televised speech, he vowed to honor Qaboos’s legacy.

“We will continue to assist in resolving disputes peacefully, Sultan Haitham said.

Qaboos came to power at age 29 in 1970 in a bloodless coup aided by the British against his father, putting himself at the helm of a poor, isolated nation locked in a civil war with rebels in the south.

Tapping the kingdom’s newfound oil wealth, Qaboos subdued the rebels with a combination of military force and development projects while building roads, hospitals, schools and other modern infrastructure across the country to improve life for his people. The effort was so successful that in 2010, the United Nations ranked Oman first in the world in advancement up the Human Development Index over the previous 40 years, ahead of China.

That made Qaboos a titanic figure in his country of 4.6 million, located on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran. While sultan, he also held other offices at times, including prime minister, governor of the central bank and minister of finance, defense and foreign affairs.

The first day of his reign, July 23, is a holiday called Renaissance Day. His birthday, Nov. 18, is Oman’s National Day.

Although economic stagnation fueled by low oil prices marred his later years and his people’s political rights remained limited, Western diplomats marveled at the consistency of his foreign policy. In 2007, he spelled it out in a public statement.



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Oasis reunion: Liam Gallagher claims he will retire as solo artist after brother Noel ‘begs’ him to restart band in 2022



Liam Gallagher says he intends to retire as a solo artist and claims his brother Noel has “begged” him to reform Oasis.

The musician tweeted on Wednesday that he would end his solo career after three albums. He has already released two as a solo performer.

He wrote: “I intend to retire as solo artist after album no3 as I have just had a call from my brother begging me to start oasis again in 2022 if you believe in life after love c’mon you know LG x.”


Liam frequently shares pointed tweets referencing his sibling and their complicated relationship, so it’s not exactly clear whether he was being serious or speaking in jest.

Oasis infamously split in 2009 moments before the two brothers were due to take the stage at the Rock en Seine festival in France.

Fans have hoped for a reunion ever since, though that wish has yet to come true.

Instead, Liam and Noel have pursued separate careers. Liam performed with a new band, Beady Eye, between 2009 and 2014. His first solo album, As You Were, came out in 2017, followed by Why Me? Why Not. in 2019.

Noel, meanwhile, has formed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, which released a self-titled album in 2011. Chasing Yesterday, the band’s sophomore effort, was released in 2015. Their most recent release, Who Built the Moon? came out in 2017.

Noel recently appeared to hint at a possible appeasement in his relations with Liam, telling The Sunday Times“Reconciliation is a good thing. But I don’t know one person, one single person, in my life who is living in the perfect family. Not one.”

The Independent has contacted Noel’s team for comment.



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Noel Gallagher says ‘moron’ brother Liam’s tweets are reason Oasis will never reunite



Noel Gallagher has once again extinguished hopes of an Oasis reunion.

The musician has blamed his “moron” brother Liam for ruining its chances, stating that every tweet he posts is a “nail in the coffin” of a potential comeback.

Noel told The Big Issue: “It’s strange behaviour for someone who is gagging for me to pick up the phone and say let’s do it.

“He’d put his whole life on hold to get Oasis back together. But every tweet he sends out, it’s another nail in the coffin of that idea.”

The High Flying Birds frontman issued a message to Liam, adding: “If you think for one minute I am going to share a stage with you after what you’ve said you are f***ing more of a moron than you look.”

He said he believes Liam’s remarks come from a “place of hate”.

Oasis broke up in 2009. In August, Liam said he’d consider putting his rift with Noel behind him so the band could reunite.

“That’s my band,” he said. “You know what I mean? That’s my band, but we got to become brothers first before we start talking about music. When we start liking each other, inevitably the next step would be to take the band for a spin round the block.”



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Liam Gallagher hints music writing was ‘real thing’ that caused Oasis split and rift with Noel



Liam Gallagher has appeared to hint at the “real thing” that caused Oasis to split up and triggered his longstanding feud with brother Noel.

The Gallagher siblings have exchanged insults with each other over social media and in print ever since Noel left the band in 2009.

And while the colourful nature of the barbs traded by the pair has tended to provide the focus for coverage of their dispute, Liam appeared to suggest for that music writing was at the root of the tensions between the pair.


Liam said that until Oasis split up, he had hoped that “over the years maybe we’d get to the point where we could write a tune together”.

“But it just never got to that point,” he told The Telegraph

“I guess maybe that’s the real thing. I wanted Gallagher-Gallagher writing music. Obviously he’s on another level. But I guess that’s what I really wanted from that band. Gallagher-Gallagher – I think we could have been…”

He added: “I’ve always wanted to learn how to write. I’ve always wanted to be part of a band. But Oasis weren’t that kind of a band.”

Liam said his dream was for a partnership like “Lennon and McCartney – ‘I’m struggling with this bit, can you help…?’ But it was all, ‘I’m writing the songs.’”

Noel, who wrote Oasis hits such as “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back In Anger”, has always been credited as the band’s chief songwriter despite Liam having penned singles such as “Songbird”.

Asked whether relations between him and Noel could ever improve, Liam said: “F*** him. F*** it being fixed.”

He added that he was “happy” he had a solo career because “I don’t have to see that miserable little c*** with his little Simon Cowell Cuban heels that give him a high-rise”. 

Liam is about to release his second solo album, Why me? Why Not. on 20 September.

Noel, meanwhile, will release the EP This Is The Place with his band High Flying Birds on 27 September.



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Liam Gallagher attacks brother Noel for ‘slagging off’ young Oasis fans who attend his shows



Liam Gallagher has attacked his brother Noel for criticising the younger Oasis fans who attend his concerts.

In a tweet on Monday, Liam said he had a problem with ”slagging off” young people, in an apparent response to comments made last week by his sibling.

Noel previously told The Sun that the documentary Oasis: Supersonic, which came out in 2016, has ”reinvigorated a whole new fan base”.


“Sadly they all do turn up to the gigs dressed as Liam with four pairs of sunglasses on, rolling around going ‘I’m mad for it,’” Noel said. “The new stuff that I am  doing they f****ing hate it. Which makes me want to do it more.”

Noel reportedly added: “You little f***ing idiot, you are only 15. What the f***.You were only ten when the band broke up.  F*** off.”

In turn, Liam said on Twitter that all are welcome to attend his shows, in an apparent rebuttal of his brother’s comments.

“The thing I’ve got a problem with about slagging off the yoot is that some of those kids are the kids of people who made us from day one,” he wrote.

“You’re all welcome at my gigs bring your grandparents your aunties your uncles bring your pets as you were why me why not LG x” 


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Liam is about to release his second solo album, Why me? Why Not. on 20 September.

Noel, meanwhile, will release the EP This Is The Place with his band High Flying Birds on 27 September.



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Noel Gallagher wants petition for Foo Fighters to break up after band calls for Oasis reunion



 Noel Gallagher has responded to the Foo Fighters‘ comments regarding Oasis‘s split, saying he wanted to start a petition to get the American rock band to break up.

As shown in fan footage posted online, Gallagher made the comments during a gig in Chula Vista, California, asking the crowd: “Any Oasis fans in the house?

“Is anyone going to sign the petition Dave Grohl wants to [start] for us to get back together?”


The audience cheered in response, but Gallagher added: “I’d like to start a petition to get the Foo Fighters to split up” – eliciting laughter from the crowd.

Gallagher was reacting to comments made last week by the Foo Fighters during their show at the Reading Festival.

“One of these days we’ll get Oasis back. One of these days,” Hawkins said.

Grohl added: “We’re trying.”

Hawkins then suggested: “Let’s sign a petition, everyone here, OK?”


It’s been 10 years since Oasis split up just minutes before they were supposed to perform at the Rock en Seine festival near Paris, France.

Noel Gallagher is currently touring with The Smashing Pumpkins in America and will join U2 on the road in November. His band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will release their third EP of 2019, This Is The Place, in September.


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His brother Liam, meanwhile, will put out his second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., that same month. He currently has tour dates planned from September 2019 to February 2020.



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Bomb Kills Israeli Girl, 17, at a West Bank Oasis


JERUSALEM — An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were wounded on Friday when a homemade bomb exploded near a natural spring in the occupied West Bank, a small oasis where Palestinians and Israelis seek relief from the oppressive summer heat.

Government officials declared it an act of terrorism, and security forces set up roadblocks near Ramallah to try to catch those responsible.

The attack at Ein Bubin, a spring in the wooded hills near the small settlement of Dolev, roughly midway between the cities of Ramallah and Modiin, killed the teenager, Rina Shnerb, 17, the authorities said. She had visited the spring with her father, Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, and an older brother, Dvir. Both men suffered shrapnel injuries and were airlifted to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The rabbi’s brother, Shmulik Shnerb, spoke to reporters at the hospital, calling his niece, whose home was in the Israeli city of Lod, a “martyr,” saying, “May God avenge her death.”

“I was asked by her father, who is currently lying with injuries from all types of shrapnel and screws, and by her brother, Dvir, who is currently in surgery, to come and to say the following,” Mr. Shnerb said. “Everyone should know, this incident strengthens us to become stronger in the Torah of Israel, in the land of Israel and in our grip on the land of Israel, and to connect with the people of Israel from all walks of life.”

The blast was the latest in a spate of terrorist attacks and clashes over the past two weeks in Jerusalem and on the West Bank, beginning with the fatal stabbing of Dvir Sorek, 19, a yeshiva student and aspiring soldier, outside the settlement of Migdal Oz on Aug. 8.

On Aug. 11, Muslim protesters clashed with Israeli police officers in Jerusalem after the police allowed Jews to visit the Temple Mount on a day holy to both religions, Tisha b’Av, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Jewish temples, and Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca.

Four days later, an Israeli police officer was stabbed in the Old City of Jerusalem, and the two teenage assailants were shot, one of them fatally. And on Aug. 16, an Israeli teenage brother and sister were injured, the brother critically, in a vehicle-ramming attack at a bus stop near the West Bank settlement of Elazar; the Palestinian driver was shot dead.

Several Palestinian militant groups praised Friday’s attack, though none immediately claimed responsibility. In a sermon at a Gaza City mosque, Ismail Haniya, the Hamas leader, said it warned “the Zionists to stay away from the powder keg of Jerusalem, which is exploding and will burn whoever attacks it.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on Twitter that “the depraved terrorists” would be caught: “We’ll reach them. Israel’s long arm reaches everyone who seeks to kill us and will settle accounts with them.”

Israel has an election on Sept. 17, and Ayelet Shaked, the former justice minister who is battling Mr. Netanyahu for right-wing votes, called Friday’s attack “a punch in the stomach” that damaged the sense of security of every Israeli.

“Today it’s Dolev, tomorrow it’s Tel Aviv,” she told the nationalist news outlet Arutz Sheva.

The spring that was the scene of Friday’s explosion was also the site of a fatal attack in June 2015, when an Israeli, Danny Gonen, 25, also of Lod, was shot and killed after a Palestinian man flagged him down, ostensibly to ask about the spring, and then pulled out a gun. A 31-year-old member of the Palestinian faction Fatah was given two life sentences for the killing and for shooting another Israeli who was with Mr. Gonen.

Rabbi Shnerb, 46, was identified by the newspaper Israel Hayom as a reserve military chaplain who was decorated in February after he discovered two Palestinians hiding outside an army outpost near the settlement of Har Bracha. Religious soldiers had told him of a problem with the eruv, a cable encircling the base for religious reasons. While inspecting it, he spotted the two men and alerted troops, who detained and searched them and found a pistol and a knife.



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