Noel Gallagher quits Oasis

29 08 2009

In the digital age, this is already old news.  But I was out all day and didn’t see confirmation of this until the last few minutes.  Nevertheless, the news is that Noel Gallagher has issued a statement on the band’s official website that he has left Oasis.  His statement reads:

Dearly beloved, it is with a heavy heart and a sad face that I say this to you this morning.

As of last Friday the 28th August, I have been forced to leave the Manchester rock’n’roll pop group Oasis.

The details are not important and of too great a number to list. But I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable. And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new.

I would like firstly to offer my apologies to them kids in Paris who’d paid money and waited all day to see us only to be let down AGAIN by the band. Apologies are probably not enough, I know, but I’m afraid it’s all I’ve got.

While I’m on the subject, I’d like to say to the good people of V Festival that experienced the same thing. Again, I can only apologise – although I don’t know why, it was nothing to do with me. I was match fit and ready to be brilliant. Alas, other people in the group weren’t up to it.

In closing I would like to thank all the Oasis fans, all over the world. The last 18 years have been truly, truly amazing (and I hate that word, but today is the one time I’ll deem it appropriate). A dream come true. I take with me glorious memories.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I have a family and a football team to indulge.

I’ll see you somewhere down the road. It’s been a fuckin’ pleasure.

Thanks very much.

Goodbye.

NG.

As an avid Oasis fan, I hope this isn’t true.  It’s certainly not the first time a Gallagher brother has walked away from the band.  Will it be temporary?  Only time will tell.

If Oasis is done I can live with it so long as Noel goes on making music.  He’s the reason I listen in the first place.

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