The music world has been rocked by the latest crisis to hit the band Oasis. They failed to appear at a concert in Paris last night, and then co-founder Noel Gallagher announced on the band’s website that he had quit. He apologised to fans who had bought tickets for upcoming Oasis shows, but said he could no longer work with his volatile younger brother Liam.
Throughout their career, Oasis made headlines as much offstage as on. The brothers have fallen out regularly, and the end of Oasis has been on the cards for years. Last night’s no-show in Paris was possibly the final discordant act in a band increasingly hitting the wrong notes. They say it’s not over til the fat lady sings. Well, there is no fat lady in Oasis, but Noel Gallagher seems to have taken on that role, and his announcement may have brought the curtain down on a band once compared to the Beatles.