Champagne Supernova spotted in the sky!


Matt Brady, Staff Reporter

History was made on March 8, 2021: hot-headed brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher announced that they will be reuniting their legendary band Oasis in May of 2021 for an extensive worldwide tour. The band was formed in 1991 in the town of Manchester in England. The group was formed by singer Liam Gallagher, with Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs on guitar, Paul McGuigan on bass guitar, and Tony McCarroll on drums. The band started playing all over Manchester, getting gigs in small bars and attracting some attention, but the band realized that they were still missing something. Liam called up his older brother Noel, who was a roadie for another band at the time, to fill in as lead guitarist. Noel accepted, eventually becoming the principal songwriter and creative engine of the band, crafting most of their well-known songs.

They released their debut album Definitely Maybe on August 29, 1994, which went on to achieve worldwide critical and commercial acclaim and selling over 8 million copies. They were exposed to new countries and their music began to be appreciated all over the world. A year later, they released their sophomore album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? which brought them to even higher heights that Nirvana and Pearl Jam couldn’t even dream of: the album went on to sell over 20 million copies, exposing them to even higher heights, prompting them to play several nights at the famous concert venue Knebworth to over 125,000 people, and album spawned several songs that people still cherish today, like “Wonderwall,” “Some Might Say,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” and “Champagne Supernova.”

Morning Glory was the peak of Oasis’s career; they were on the time top of the world and briefly knocked rock giants off their peaks, but things slowly went downhill from there. Even before the recording of Morning Glory, Noel and Liam were known for their differences and brotherly squabbles: petty fights on stage, talks behind each other’s backs, physical fist fights, and shots at each other that resulted in newsworthy attention and malicious tabloid exposure. They had numerous, very public, and well-known disagreements that die-hard fans hold near and dear to their hearts. One event was on September 29 of 1994: the band was playing at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Los Angles when things took a turn for the worse; the band took too many drugs before the set and they all messed up their ability to play, prompting Liam to hurl insults at his own band and hurling a tambourine at his brother. Noel stormed off the stage in anger and disappeared for a couple days, without letting the band know where he was. Another famous incident involving the two brothers occurred on May 21, 2000. The band was getting ready to tour Spain when their drummer, Alan White (who replaced Tony McCarroll after he was fired in 1994), broke his arm. Because of the accident, the band started drinking and the alcohol took over Liam’s intellect; without thinking, he started questioning the legitimacy of Noel’s year-old-daughter, Anais, prompting Noel to jump over the table and punch Liam in the face. As fate have it, Noel disappeared from the band once again, only to return after the band finished the Spain tour without him. These incidences- and hundreds more- eventually resulted in Noel quitting the band in 2009.

The two brothers have decided to put their differences aside and reunite to please their fans. On March 8, 2021 at 2:09 P.M., Liam announced via Twitter, “Me an’ Noel are gettin’ ba’ toge’ha’, ya’ kna’ wha’ I mea’? We’ ‘onna get tha’ brea,’ ya’ kna’ wha’ I mea’?” The alert came as a surprise to fans around the world, catapulting the tweet to the #1 spot on the app’s trending page. Musicians and celebrities who happen to be fans of the band posted their own tweets celebrating the occasion.

Famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix tweeted, “@TherealNoelGallagher and @TherealLiamGallagher: I’m excited for the band getting back together! You guys were the best back in the day!”

Actress Jennifer Lawrence posted, “@TherealNoellGallagher: you’re my Wonderwall!”

Chef Gordon Ramsey said, “I can’t wait for the reunion @TherealLiamGallagher. Remember back in the day when I cooked for you? Good times, ya’ know what I mean?”

And, too everyone’s surprise, Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz fame, tweeted, “@TherealLiamGallagher, can’t wait to see you in concert. I know it’s gonna be great!”

The brothers have not yet released a schedule for their world tour yet, but Liam has told everyone via twitter to, “hol’ ou’ a bi’ lon’er, ya’ kna’ wha’ I mea’?” Fans only hope for the best and they can’t wait to see the brothers reunited again!