After a heart-wrenching, talent stacked evening last Sunday (4th June), that saw the likes of Miley Cyrus, Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry join Ariana Grande in her benefit concert, One Love, that was organised following the suicide bombing that happened at her concert at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May. There was no denying that the evening was full of emotion, showing just how humanity reacts in the face of tragedy. The evening even saw an appearance from Oasis’ Liam Gallagher who joined Coldplay to sing ‘Live Forever’.
Oasis, everyones favourite 90’s band, were responsible for classic hits like ‘Champagne Supernova’, ’Wonderwall’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger.’ However when brothers came to repeated blows in the 00’s, Oasis disbanded in 2009. This has never stopped the devotion of the British public who listen and love the band still today.
The fact that these songs are still as poignant today could be one reason why Noel Gallagher, the other half of Oasis who was not at One Love, revealed that he was donating royalties from their song ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger,’ to the British Red Cross’ One Love Manchester fund. Gallagher told organisers that he would donate the royalties and approved using Oasis’ music at the concert.
Despite this incredibly kind gesture, Liam was on twitter the day after the concert apologising for his brother not being there
Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed stay beautiful stay safe LG x
It would appear the Noel was out of the country celebrating his 50th birthday with family on the day of the benefit concert. It is unclear whether Noel donated the royalties before or after the twitter attack from his own brother, but if one thing is clear, it is that Oasis will not be having a reunion any time soon.
It can be assumed however that both brothers are fiercely loyal to their home town, supporting those who were victims of the attack in it their own, separate ways.