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Noel Gallagher Says He's Left Oasis

Originally posted 08/29/2009 08:00AM

Oasis founder and frontman Noel Gallagher has left his brother Liam and their band after a bitter backstage brawl outside Paris on Friday night.

In a statement posted on the band's Web site just hours after the band failed to appear at the Rock en Seine in St. Cloud, Gallagher, apologizing "to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan," announced: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight ... I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

The band was scheduled to headline the French festival in Paris Friday, but sources tell PEOPLE that an altercation between the brothers forced organizers to announce the cancellation. Amy MacDonald, who had already appeared at the concert, Twittered that Oasis "cancelled again with one minute to stage time!!! Liam smashed Noel's guitar, huuuge fight!"

Formed in 1991 by Manchester-born brothers Noel, 42, and Liam Gallagher, 36, Oasis was heavily influenced by The Beatles and in turn, influenced a generation of contemporary bands. Since their first album Definitely Maybe in 1994, Oasis has released nine albums and sold more than 50 million copies. Among their single hits are "Wonderwall," "Go Let It Out" and "Don't Look Back In Anger."
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