Oasis Reunion Rumors Persist at Manchester Benefit

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Two of Manchester, U.K.’s famous musical sons, Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, are rumored to be considering a one-time reunion at the Manchester benefit concert this Sunday, June 4. The two brothers split in 2009, not so amicably, after their relationship soured.

Liam performed at a We Love Manchester benefit concert earlier this week at the O2 Ritz, playing several Oasis songs including “Live Forever,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”

As The Guardian notes in their story: “The timing of the concert – and the renewed resonance of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger‘ – fuelled speculation that [the brothers] might put aside their sibling rivalry and share a stage for the first time in eight years.” Read The Guardian‘s complete coverage of Gallagher’s performance.

It’s easy to forget just how big Oasis was. The group released seven studio albums. Each hit #1 in the U.K. (as did a 2008 compilation album). They also scored eight #1 U.K. singles and a remarkable 23 Top 10 hits. Two songs were U.S. hits: 1995’s “Wonderwall” (#8) and 1996’s “Champagne Supernova” (#20). Both are from (What’s the Story) Morning Glory which has sold a reported 22 million copies worldwide. The group has sold over 77 million albums.

Watch the emotional version of “Live Forever” as the sold-out crowd sang along with Liam Gallagher note-for-note

He signed to Warner Bros. Records in August 2016. His debut solo album, As You Were, is expected to be released in October. On May 31, he released his first solo single, “Wall of Glass.”

Related: That time Noel Gallagher performed in a fan’s living room

Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit will be Arianda Grande’s emotional return to the city where a terrorist set off an explosion that killed 22 concertgoers. The June 4 event will include performances by Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and many others. The concert will be aired and/or live streamed on a host of outlets including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

In the hours after the attack, Liam Gallagher tweeted his dismay and support

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