Noel Gallagher quits Oasis

Band was supposed to play in Paris on Friday

LONDON -- Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said he's leaving the British pop band because he can't work "a day longer" with his brother Liam.

A statement from Gallagher on the band's Web site said he's leaving the group "with some sadness and great relief."

The band was set to play a festival in Paris on Friday but didn't take the stage. A message flashed to the crowd said "as a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been canceled."

Gallagher's statement sends "apologies to all the people who bought tickets" for the band's remaining shows in France, Italy, and Germany.

Oasis was one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s, with hits like "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova."