Noel Gallagher leaving Oasis could be just what the band needs to pull itself out of its rut.
His departure gives the rest of the band chance to expand on their writing, hopefully moving into new areas. Or it could be that Noel who will surprise us. His work with Goldie, The Chemical Brothers and Cornershop shows he's not afraid to experiment. Maybe it will prove to be Oasis that was holding him back. Simon Franklin
Noel Gallagher quits Oasis, after the band falsely claimed him to be ill - isn't that how Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls? They didn't last without her, and the Noel-free Oasis are also on a hiding to nothing. Dionne Jones
About five years ago, there was a story that Oasis were splitting up and Liam Gallagher would form a band with John Squire. If this story belatedly turns out true, Oasis with Squire would be interesting. Lefty G
The break-up of Oasis must be the biggest shock in showbiz since Peter Andre discovered that Katie Price enjoys taking her clothes off in front of other men.
I give them 18 months to allow Noel to get his solo albums out of the way, then they'll have the reunion tour. Perhaps Andy Bell could give us a Hurricane #1 reunion to keep us going, with Gem Archer reforming Heavy Stereo. DJ Gordy
I'd expect Liam Gallagher to continue Oasis. It was originally his band, before Noel came along and took the reins. My bet is Guigsy and Bonehead rejoin as the old team, while Gem joins Noel in his solo career and Andy Bell to reform Ride.
Liam's songs have improved over the years. Little James is embarrassing, but Songbird and Love Like A Bomb show talent. As one of Oasis' biggest fans, I'm gutted, but not surprised. DJ Dave
I'm in disbelief that Noel Gallagher has quit. At least maybe now we'll get twice the amount of albums from Noel solo and Oasis - it's the only plus I can think of. Aaron O'Neill
Oasis splitting up is terrible news. Or that's what I would have said if it had happened after Definitely Maybe. But as everything they've done since 1995 has been rubbish, it's great news. Bye, Noel, please don't bother to come back. Disco Stu
30 August 2009
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