It’s 10 years today since Oasis split up and they’re still Manchester’s greatest

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Today, August 28th, marks a truly sad anniversary in Manchester music history - the date that Oasis officially split up.

Since then Mancs everywhere have waited with bated breath, in the hope of some good news from either of the Gallagher brothers about getting the band back together.

However, with each passing public argument that possibility seems less likely, so if we’re never going to get any new Oasis music, we might as well celebrate their back catalogue.

Back in August 2009, Oasis cancelled a gig at V Fest after Liam contracted laryngitis, and Noel released a statement saying they had called off the show because his brother ‘was hungover’.

Liam then sued Noel, demanding an apology, which he got. But the tension was starting to build, and on August 28th they had a fight backstage in which Liam threw a plum at Noel while wielding his guitar like an axe.

This led to the band’s manager cancelling their headline show at the Rock en Seine festival minutes before they were about to go on stage, alongside a statement saying Oasis ‘doesn’t exist anymore’.

A statement from Noel followed two hours later, saying: “It is with some sadness and great relief I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”

To commemorate the sad anniversary, people on Twitter have been reminiscing about what the band means to them:

What’s your favourite Oasis memory, let us know in the comments.

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