I think that, from now on, Noel Gallagher should just walk out of interviews when the subject of an Oasis reunion comes up:
“I’ve been very consistent about it,” Noel told Q. “I don’t need the money, I don’t need the glory, I don’t need to relive the memories. If I was to get Oasis back together tomorrow and then do a tour, I’d have a hundred million dollars in the bank but I’d have learnt fuck all.”
“I’d have actually wasted a year of being in the studio with a person like David Holmes. It would be the death of me as a person.”
Gallagher added: “I could understand if we were a band who’d been going for five years and were just at out peak, but Oasis have got no unfinished business. We did it. We fucking did it, and then some. It’s done.”
He's been very even-keeled about it over the years, and with every new project, the subject is always going to dominate the coverage of what he's doing. 2018 is clearly going to be about touring the third solo album and watching to see if it sells in America. And there's nothing wrong with that--why would there be?
The way to elevate Oasis, in Gallagher's mind, seems to be in how he's going about the discussions of the possibility of reuniting. He wants Oasis to join The Jam and The Smiths at the pinnacle of great bands who moved on with things and never got back together. That's really the only thing that explains it for me.