Published Aug 28, 2009Well, he's finally done it: Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis. In a statement posted on the UK band's MySpace page, he said he can no longer work with his brother Liam. (In case your memory is a bit foggy, Noel is the group's guitar player and principal songwriter; his younger brother Liam is the singer and has a more pronounced unibrow.)
Noel's statement reads: "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.
"Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."
The news follows the band's second cancellation of a festival appearance in the span of a week, and tonight (August 28) Oasis were to play at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris. According to the Guardian, however, Noel and Liam were involved in a fight just minutes before they were scheduled to go on stage.
And while the two brothers have hardly had a smooth working relationship over the years, this marks the first time Noel has officially quit Oasis.
Liam has yet to comment on Noel's departure, but last week told NME the two were no longer on speaking terms and said, "It takes more than blood to be my brother."