A guitar damaged in a backstage argument between Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher that led to the band’s disbandment has been sold at auction for £325,000.
A red Gibson ES-355 guitar was damaged backstage at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris in August 2009, where the popular band canceled a performance at the last minute after Noel immediately left the band. .
Last month it was announced that the guitar would be auctioned off with a starting price of €150,000 (£125,000). Auctioneers predicted the item could top 500,000 euros (£415,000), but it ended up selling for 385,500 euros (£325,000).
The auction was organized by the Artpèges gallery, with founder Jonathan Berg saying the guitar represented “a smashing moment” in modern music history. It exploded backstage, one of Noel’s guitars broke, and that led to the group disbanding.”
Gallery co-founder Arthur Perault said that Noel ended up getting rid of the guitar because “it reminded him so much of Oasis,” according to Guardians.
Oasis split after the controversy at the French festival, with Noel recently recalling how he sat in his car at the music festival before deciding it was time to leave the band.
“And the driver stopped and that was it. I don’t feel relieved because I know a storm is coming. And there will be a lot of nonsense being said about it,” he said.
“Finally, one of the biggest bands ever blew up. And I couldn’t go back to England because the press had flooded my house and my aunt was there with my children. ”
He added: “So we had to take her out in the middle of the night and they came to join me in France somewhere. And then when we finally got back to England, of course the damn thing fell apart. “
While his argument with Liam was the ultimate reason for the split, he admits it wasn’t “a big decision”. [he] overlooked”.
Liam Gallagher recently said that he hasn’t seen his brother and bandmate Oasis Noel in about 10 years. The Britpop icons broke up in 2009, and despite countless rumors about the band’s impending reunion, the Gallagher brothers have yet to speak out.
In a new interview with Mr., Liam revealed: “The last time I saw Noel was at a football game about 10 years ago. It’s a pity, isn’t it?
“Good times are better than bad times,” he added. “I think it’s best to just leave it at that.”
https://www.nme.com/news/music/oasis-guitar-broken-in-liam-and-noels-break-up-argument-sells-for-325000-3228217?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oasis-guitar-broken-in-liam-and-noels-break-up-argument-sells-for-325000 Oasis guitar broken in Liam and Noel’s breakup argument sells for £325,000