Liam Gallagher has told a court he would like to re-enter the music business and to reform Oasis, but there is currently no chance of it happening.
The Oasis frontman has given evidence in a legal dispute with ex-wife Nicole Appleton over how their assets should be split.
In his ruling, Judge Martin O’Dwyer revealed that Liam Gallagher “would like to re-enter the music business”, but says there is “no prospect” of that.
Much of the hearing was private, but it was revealed that the pair had spent £800,000 ($1.2 million) on legal fees.
Judge Martin O’Dwyer said he was concerned at how much the pair, who separated in 2013 after five years of marriage, had spent on their battle at the Central Family Court in London.
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“The level of costs in this case, totaling over £800,000, are manifestly excessive for the determination of the dispute, which involves capital sums not much greater at the end of the day than £10 million.”
After hearing evidence from the pair several months ago, Judge Martin O’Dwyer decided their money and property should be divided equally, with each receiving £5.4 million.
The judge had originally banned all reporting of the case, but has now allowed much of his ruling to be released.
Referring to Oasis, the judge wrote: “It was formed in 1991 and discontinued in 2009, it is said after an argument between [Liam Gallagher] and his brother.
“[Liam Gallagher] says there are no plans to reform and, although he would like to do so, he does not anticipate there is a possibility currently of any such reform.
“Subsequent to Oasis, [Liam Gallagher] formed another group called Beady Eye but they disbanded in 2014.”
The judge added: “Although he expressly would like to re-enter the music business, currently he says there is no prospect of that.”
After Oasis split, Liam Gallagher’s brother and former bandmate Noel formed his band High Flying Birds, who are going on tour in 2016.
Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, are reportedly in top-secret talks about re-forming Oasis.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have been approached by promoters willing to pay huge sums for them to play two shows to mark 20 years since their debut album.
And their answer could match the album’s title: Definitely Maybe.
Noel and Liam Gallagher could be tempted, despite Noel once saying the band wouldn’t re-form “even if all the starving children in the world depended on it”.
Talks are said to be fragile but the package on the table may prove irresistible to Liam Gallagher.
Liam Gallagher, 40, needs to pay for £500-an-hour lawyer Fiona Shackleton, who is handling his divorce from Nicole Appleton.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have been approached by promoters willing to pay huge sums for them to play two shows to mark 20 years since their debut album
Oasis split in 2009 after fighting between the brothers. Since then Liam Gallagher’s new band, Beady Eye, have had only a fraction of the success of Oasis.
If the concerts do go ahead, they are expected to be staged next August at Knebworth.
When Oasis played there in 1996 they sold 330,000 tickets – the fastest-selling in British rock history.
A source said: “If the gigs happened, they would perform Definitely Maybe from start to finish.”
Liam and Noel Gallagher have not been on stage together since a dramatic showdown at a Paris gig in 2009 when Liam reportedly smashed one of Noel’s guitars.
Noel Gallagher, 46, subsequently quit the band saying: “I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
He has since fronted his band High Flying Birds.
But in June, Liam Gallagher hinted there could be a reunion.
Liam Gallagher said: “I’d do it for now, but if someone’s going to drop a load of f**king money, I’d do it for that too.”
Liam Gallagher is taking legal action against the New York Post over “love child” allegations, a spokesman has confirmed.
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Liam Gallagher, who now fronts his own band, Beady Eye, has three children from three different relationships.
He wed former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton in February 2008.
Liam Gallagher’s first marriage to Patsy Kensit ended in 2000.
The singer, who started playing music with his brother Noel in 1991, was in Ibiza this week to perform with his latest band.
Beady Eye was created from the remaining members of Oasis when Noel Gallagher left in August 2009, after falling out with his brother liam.
Liam Gallagher has barely spoken to his brother Noel Gallagher since a backstage fight led to the breakup of Oasis in 2009.
However, Liam Gallagher, 40, has now revealed that track Don’t Bother Me on his band Beady Eye’s new album was written as a “peace offering” to Noel.
The song Don’t Bother Me from the album Be features the lyrics: “In the morning, I’ll be calling and hoping you understand. Give peace a chance. Take my hand – be a man.”
Liam Gallagher said his arguments with 45-year-old Noel had inspired the song, which also contains the words: “I’m sick of all your lying/Your scheming and crying.”
He told the BBC that his mind had been “fuzzy” when he had written the words, which were about peace and brotherhood.
Liam Gallagher has revealed that a track on his band Beady Eye’s new album was written as a peace offering to his brother Noel
“I didn’t sit down to write a song about a brother,” Liam Gallagher said.
“There’s bits in there about Noel, I guess. And there’s bits in there about brothers in general. About everyone just chilling, man. And give peace a chance.”
Liam Gallagher said that while the song was not just about Noel, his influence was undeniable.
“I’m not here to shy away from talking about our kid. You ask me a question and I go for it,” he said.
“But, yeah, it’s about a lot of things. It’s not about just Noel. Believe you me, if I could write a song about the [expletive] with Noel, I would.”
Liam Gallagher also shared his opinions on One Direction, saying they had got “lucky” and were his band’s “biggest competition”.
“Fair play to them, man, they got lucky – like we all do, I guess – and they’re just going for it.
“It’s all going to end at some point. And when it ends, you want to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.”