Noel Gallagher Urges Brother Liam to Record Solo Album

Liam Gallagher Oasis H 2014
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Liam Gallagher Oasis H 2014

A rare hint of brotherly concern from former Oasis bandmate comes in the wake of Beady Eye's breakup

Following the recent demise of Liam Gallagher's indie outfit Beady Eye, the singer's older brother and former Oasis bandmate, Noel Gallagher, has offered a rare piece of sibling support.

"I'm amazed Liam has chucked it in, but he won't stay out of the limelight for long," the High Flying Birds frontman said in an interview with Q magazine. "I think Liam should make a solo record — put his balls on the line, put his name up in lights and go for it."

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The two musicians aren't exactly known for their brotherly love, with the two having openly sparred in the U.K. press since Noel famously walked out of Oasis in 2009, claiming he "could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

But the new comments could add to growing rumors of an Oasis reunion, fueled earlier this year when Liam tweeted the individual letters of his former band.

"I'm very f—cking sad about Beady Eye, because I know they really wanted to make it work," added Noel in the interview.