Oasis reunion should happen says Paul McCartney who calls Gallaghers 'cool guys'
By Simon Keegan
13 May 2015
Oasis are the Beatles' biggest fans but we never knew the feeling was mutual. Now Paul McCartney says the brothers Gallagher should put their feelings to one side for the sake of their music
Let it be: Macca wants the Gallagher to drop their feud
Paul McCartney has weighed in to the Oasis reunion rumours.
Oasis have long modelled themselves on Macca's legendary band the Beatles, covering a number of their songs including I Am the Walrus and Liam stating John Lennon was his hero.
Macca said: "I don’t know if they will ever make up. It would be good because I think everyone likes brothers to like each other – and make up. It’s a pity because they are very good together. Like many brothers, they are crazy. But it would be nice if they got together."
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And the Hey Jude legend even offered fatherly advice to the Burnage brothers.
He said: "My advice to them? Just get together and make some good music! But they have got to want to do it. I think a lot of people would like them to do that. They are pretty cool guys!"
You could have it all but how much do you want it?
Oasis are long time admirers of the Beatles, with Liam even naming his son Lennon. Their song Wonderwall was named after a George Harris album.
Like Liam and Noel, McCartney and Lennon's relationship fell apart, and McCartney joined Wings.
Noel's breakaway band the High Flying Birds has drawn comparisons with Wings and much of Liam's solo work has been compared to that of John Lennon.
The original Oasis band could be set to reform according to claims by a former colleague of Liam Gallagher.
The lineup of Liam Gallagher, Bonehead, Tony McCarroll and Guigsy could be getting together under the direction of former boss Alan McGee.
That was the original lineup of the band when they formed way back in 1991. They were, of course later joined by Liam's wiser older brother.
After global success Oasis split with Liam and the later lineup of Gem and Andy Bell forming Beady Eye and Noel setting up the High Flying Birds.
According to the Sun, a source said: “It’s very early days but the wheels are in motion. Liam, Guigsy, Bonehead and Tony are all interested and keen to see how it can work.
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“They don’t seem to mind Noel not being on board, even though some fans won’t regard it as a proper Oasis reunion."
The rumours seem to have originated with Paul "Bigun" Ashbee an old friend of Liam's who claims he is writing a tell-all book about his time with the band.
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But when Mirror Celeb asked Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs about the plans he laughed off the suggestion and didn't seem to remember "Bigun" much less be in management talks with him!
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And when Mirror Celeb spoke to Bonehead recently at a friend's gig, he claimed he was sworn to secrecy.
Celebrating Stone Roses pal Aziz Ibrahim's 50th birthday party, Bonehead played a Beatles classic and chatted to Mirror Celeb backstage.
The guitarist played a stunning rendition of Norwegian Wood and told how he left Burnage's most famous group to spend more time with his family.
Arthurs now lives in Manchester where he has built a recording studio under his house and formed Moondog One (named after 'Johnny and the Moondogs', one of the Beatles' former titles before they rose to fame), which also includes The Smiths' Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.
His latest project with Alex Lipinski is called Phoneys & the Freaks, he has however made cameo appearances with Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye and doesn't seem to rule out an Oasis reunion.
"I love Beady Eye. I love Noel's High Flying Birds too. But I can't say anything about a reunion.
"I'm sworn to secrecy."
"Besides," he says with a cheeky glint in his eye, "I'd be the last person to know."
"But I might offer to come back as band psychiatrist, wear a white coat and drive a bus!"
We have contacted Oasis management for further comment.