Noel blames violent row over advert with Liam for Oasis split
London: Former Oasis member Noel Gallagher has revealed that the main reason the band split was because of an advert on a tour programme, which led to the fight between him and his brother Liam.
Noel, 44, who quit the group in 2009, explained at a press conference at London’s Electric Cinema that the split happened after Liam demanded a free plug for his clothing range Pretty Green.
He said that on the night of his departure, which led to the cancellation of a headline slot at a Paris festival, Liam stormed into the dressing room wielding a guitar like “an axe”.
“He nearly took my face off with it,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Noel said he regretted the way the band ended, splitting with just two shows to play, and maintained that if the group had finished the tour and had time to reflect, “we’d never have split up”.