"Verbal and violent intimidation" claimed

Noel Gallagher has spoken about his split from Oasis with the guitarist claiming he was the victim of "verbal and violent intimidation".

Oasis have always had a chaotic streak. Noel Gallagher threatened to leave the group in the mid 90s, following an onstage incident in Los Angeles. Even later, relations between Noel and his brother Liam Gallagher barely cooled with the guitarist departing the band following a row in Spain back in 2000.

However this time it seems as though the cracks in their relationship are too great to mend. Oasis were due to play French festival Rock En Seine on Friday night (August 28th) but cancelled minutes before stagetime following a huge row.

Singer Amy MacDonald was due to play the event, and revealed on her Twitter page that the Gallaghers had fallen out with Liam shattering one of Noel's guitars. In a statement, Noel Gallagher revealed that he had, indeed, walked out of the group he helped bring to global fame.

Now in a follow up statement to fans Noel Gallagher has commented on the split. "The details are not important and of too great a number to list. But I feel you have the right to know the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family and friends and comrades has become intolerable," he said.

"The lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new."

Continuing, the guitarist said "I would like to thank all the Oasis fans, all over the world."

"The last 18 years have been truly, truly amazing… a dream come true. I take with me glorious memories. Now if you excuse me, I have a family and football team to indulge. I'll see you somewhere down the road."

Oasis have yet to announce their future plans - if, indeed, there is a future for the group.
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