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The Noel and Liam story

We look back at one of the most talked about feuds of 2011

  • 16/12/2011
  • Georgie Rogers
Noel and Liam Gallagher (Getty Images)

The public spat between the Gallagher brothers has been hard to avoid in the music press this year.

Their volatile relationship is nothing new, they've sniped at each other since they found fame in the mid-90s, but they've been particularly talkative in recent months.

The band split in 2009 when they were due to perform in Paris and Noel walked out after a backstage row.

Since, they've both have released solo albums and toured, Noel with his High Flying Birds and Liam with the remaining Oasis bandmates as Beady Eye.

Noel's sold out arena tours and his debut solo record topped the UK album chart, while Beady Eye's album Different Gear, Still Speeding peaked at number 3.

"When it comes right down to it, they're brothers. Deep down in a crisis they'd be united."

Alan McGee

Relations continue to be rocky as their disagreement has now even lead to a law suit, filed by Liam, which Noel responded to recently.

'Will Oasis ever be Oasis again?" we asked the man who signed the band, Creation Records founder Alan McGee, what he thinks.

"I've never really known it to go to as badly as it has this year," he said. "I think there's a lot of love there believe it or not, still between them both. When it comes right down to it, they're brothers. Deep down in a crisis they'd be united.

"Even if it's not the Morning Glory tour, I think you will see Oasis play again, not as a band like Scream but I can see them doing a huge gig for charity in a few years but they've just got to stop insulting each other."

6 Music's Georgie Rogers has put this report together to bring us up to date:

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