Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has said that’s it’s a “shame” Oasis aren’t together any more, describing the group as “the greatest rock band I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Grohl was speaking to our friends at XFM when the subject of Oasis was brought up, to which the former Nirvana drummer said that he thinks Liam and Noel Gallagher are misunderstood and expressed his disappointment that the band are no longer together any more.
“The whole Oasis thing is a shame,” Grohl said. “We all love Oasis. We’ve played shows with them before, where I look at them and think ‘That’s the greatest rock band I’ve ever seen in my life.'”
“To know that they’re out there somewhere but they won’t come together to do the thing that everybody would love so much…”
Grohl might get his wish as rumors continue to swirl that Oasis might headline Glastonbury next year, bolstered by Liam’s Beady Eyecalling it a day late last month. Then again, it seems extremely unlikely given Noel is already ramping up the promotion for his next High Flying Birds release due out next year. And it was just a couple of years ago when the elder Gallagher was first launching that project when he told Rolling Stone not only would he continue playing Oasis songs live, but that some other acts – including the Foo Fighters – should do the same.
“I don’t ever see a day where I don’t play Oasis songs,” he said. “I’ve always thought most bands should play Oasis songs, anyway. The Foo Fighters should definitely do a couple. Green Day could do even more than one or two. Radiohead? I mean, let’s face it. It’d be a better night out.”
Speaking of having “a better night out,” the pic below was taken at theLed Zeppelin one-off reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 where it looked like Grohl, Noel, Juliette Lewis and Pink were having a smashing time.
Foo Fighter’s Sonic Highways came out earlier this week, and a new song will be spun tonight on VanyaRadio’s The Voltage Factory. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds sophomore release, Chasing Yesterday, comes out in March of 2015.