It’s no secret that the Gallagher brothers hate each other, but the good news for Oasis fans is that there will be no divorce for the band. They’re staying together for the kids.
“Me and our kid (Noel) haven’t got a relationship, to be quite honest with you,” Liam Gallagher said in response to reports that he and his brother Liam never really speak to one another. “He does his thing, and I do my thing. The only time we sort of bump into each other, and that’s rarely, is on stage. There’s things he don’t like about me and there’s things I don’t like about him. He can’t change me, I wouldn’t wanna change him. The main thing is that we both love Oasis, so that’s about it. We just do Oasis things.”
Rock bands that stay together despite their obvious and occasionally open hatred of each other is becoming a popular trend. Now that digital recording is ubiquitous, there’s really no need for these guys to ever be in the same room, as they can simply record their parts, email the producers the results and if they’re feeling friendly maybe they’ll carbon copy the bass player. The good news is that bands don’t have to break up anymore and put us through that whole “we’ll get back together when Hell freezes over” lie (I’m looking at you, Eagles). The bad news is we get statements like this: “We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other,” Fred Durst and Wes Borland said of the Limp Bizkit reunion.