Noel Gallagher dismissed suggestions of an Oasis reunion, but did hint at previously unheard material from the band that catapulted him to fame.
The 55-year-old singer came to prominence alongside his 50-year-old brother Liam, as the two Manchester locals captivated the globe with chart-topping rock hits.
Despite dreams of a reunion between the brothers who split up and called it quits as a musical partnership, Noel has now refuted any possibility of their reuniting.
He begged his brother to pick up the phone if he wanted to resurrect Oasis, but it never occurred, much to the chagrin of eager fans.
Noel announced that there will be no surprise reunion in honour of the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Definitely Maybe.
He didn’t abandon supporters, though, and pledged to commemorate the event by producing a special version of the classic record.
The new album will reportedly include a compilation of previously unheard tracks from the band’s recording sessions years ago.
He told the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera: ‘In the Sony archives we’ve found tapes dating to those sessions. We thought they were lost, but they were mislabelled.
‘They are wonderful versions of those songs, some acoustic versions.
‘There won’t be a tour, we won’t come back to play them together.’
The artist also claimed that he understood right away that the song Live Forever would launch them into the international scene.
Noel remembered: ‘We were nobody. I was in a flat in Manchester on a Tuesday afternoon. I took it to rehearsal and Bonehead said, “You didn’t write that.” I knew it’d be a classic.’
The two brothers were supposed to reunite when murmurs surfaced that they could be in contact again.
Sharing information with The Sun, a source said earlier this month: ‘There’s a lot of lost time to make up for and both have missed out on ups and downs in each other’s lives.
‘They need to patch up their brotherly bond before they even think about getting back in the studio for an Oasis reunion, but the wheels are in motion.’