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Liam Gallagher responds after Andy Bell says Oasis will ‘probably’ reunite

The Ride guitarist, who played with Oasis between 1999 and 2009, said he believes the band “probably will” get back together.

By Will Richards

Andy Bell and Liam Gallagher performing live with Oasis in 2005. (Picture: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Liam Gallagher has responded to comments from former Oasis guitarist Andy Bell about a reunion, saying the Ride member “should not be getting people’s hopes up”.

This week, Bell – who played with Oasis between 1999 and 2009 – spoke to Virgin Radio about new Ride album Interplay and the future of his old band.

Asked about the likelihood of an Oasis reunion, either with him involved or not, Bell said: “Yeah, they probably will [reunite]. I think yeah, they probably will do it. I don’t think it looks likely right now, but life is long, isn’t it?”

​He added: “As a Stone Roses fan, that reunion happened completely against the way things were looking. They were not getting on at all, and there was a lot of bad blood in the press and stuff with the Roses, and then suddenly you were hearing about gigs… I think we could see something like that for Oasis.”

After the interview published, Gallagher then took to X/Twitter to calm speculation on a reunion, writing: “Andy bell from ride the shoe gazing phenomenon should really not be getting people’s hopes up it’s not big and and it’s not clever LG x.”

A fan then responded to Gallagher, saying: “He’s just saying what you’ve said a million times already Rasta,” with the singer responding:

“I’ve never mentioned oasis reunion it’s over we must all really move [on] for our own mental health.”

Later this year, Liam is set to play a 30th anniversary UK tour of Oasis‘ Definitely Maybe, where he will play the album in its entirety.

Discussing the gigs, Gallagher said: “I’m bouncing around the house to announce the ‘Definitely Maybe’ Tour. The most important album of the ‘90s bar none. I wouldn’t be anywhere without it and neither would you, so let’s celebrate together LG x.”

Last year, the singer’s brother and former bandmate Noel accused Liam over trying to “rewrite history” regarding Oasis‘ final year as a band.

The Britpop heroes broke up in 2009 after a final tour, which Noel has called “not happy” and criticised Liam’s reading of the time. According to the Daily Star, Gallagher has referred to the band’s final year as “dreadful” and added: “The last tour was not happy. The other fella is trying to rewrite history that it was all fucking great. It wasn’t.

“It was a fucking dreadful last year of Oasis. You get one shot at life. Why be unhappy? Whether it be in your personal or professional life, why? You’re just wasting a precious thing.”