Noel Gallagher Blames His Brother Liam For Oasis Not Cracking America
Noel Gallagher has firmly put the blame on his brother Liam for Oasis not conquering the USA.
Gallagher, who has just released his solo album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds', explained to the New York Times that the band was doomed to fail breaking the US after Liam missed their 1996 tour of the country. "Liam had actually made it to the airport in England, and as I'm getting on the plane he's getting off because his wife called, saying, ‘‘We need to buy a house.'' Now, what they were doing for the previous three months is anybody's guess. Probably picking gnats out of each other's hair like monkeys. The first gig was a 16,000-seat arena, and the singer's not turned up. That killed us stone dead in America. We never recovered."
He added "This is rock 'n' roll. Would Johnny Rotten have gotten a house on the eve of an American tour? Keith Richards? John Lennon? You either want it or you don't, and I wholeheartedly blame him for us never becoming as big in America as we were in England. Admittedly he did buy a nice house."
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