Oasis are a giant beast – bigger than maybe the Gallagher brothers themselves, or so I thought. I was sure that they would carry on in some form much like the Stones. But when big brother Noel walked out on the band for what seems like the final time one year ago – he effectively put the sword to the Oasis dragon right there and then. Yes I know his big shoes were filled by Matt Deighton when he split in 2000, but that was only for a few shows – and he came back for the two big Wembley summer gigs after all. But Oasis without Noel is like the Stones without Richards, the Beatles without Lennon…you know where I am going. So as of August 2010, we have Liam and the rest of his Oasis band mates (Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock and Jay Darlington) bunkered down and about to release new product as Beady Eye, and Noel no doubt working on solo material and doing the odd charity gig. When I watched the recently released Oasis DVD ‘Time Flies 1994-2009’ I was left feeling both charged and sombre at the same time. Fifteen years of truly remarkable songs – where they had effectively written a new chapter in rock n roll’s history. It is a tragedy that they no longer exist. I was not there during the final, heated exchange between Noel and Liam Gallagher – and it is not my place to speculate on their relationship. But let me say this. Oasis are in fact bigger than Beady Eye and bigger than anything Noel will ever produce – they are also bigger and more important than any argument or disagreement Noel might have with Liam or vice versa. Oasis mean a hellava lot to millions of people, people like me – they have become a part of my life, just like eating breakfast or dinner – a daily digestion of Manchester’s finest made for a healthy, happy existence. My god is Noel Gallagher and I pray and plea to God, that Oasis will one day re-unite, record new material and continue to be what they are in the eyes and ears of millions: the greatest rock n roll band in the world.