Oasis Guitarist Noel Gallagher Leaves Band

'I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer,' chief songwriter says.

It seems [artist id="1168"]Oasis'[/artist] Gallagher brothers cannot escape drama. There has always been sibling rivalry between Liam and Noel, and a reported fight between the Gallagher brothers on Friday night apparently led them to cancel a gig in France. According to Rolling Stone, a festival organizer for the show announced that Liam and Noel "had a fight backstage."

The organizer went on to say, "The group no longer exists. They will not play tonight and they are canceling the rest of their European tour." It seemed that the crowd at the show didn't take the announcement seriously until the following message appeared on screens at the venue: "As a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been canceled."

Noel later released the following statement on the band's Web site. In a post called "A statement from Noel," on August 28, he said, "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."

In a post dated August 25, Liam addressed rumors that they were splitting up after they had to cancel their gig at the V Fest due to the frontman's reported illness. "The voice may of disappeared but I'm still here. 1st things first V I'm gutted your gutted, I'm sorry what can I say f--- all at the moment," Liam wrote. "Secondly, respect to those bands who covered Oasis last night, even though I might of given some of you sh-- in the past ... Finally reports in smartarses column about Oasis last British gig ever. The kids talking out his arse, I mean rkids, bware of darkness. LG."

Since forming in Manchester in 1991, the band have had their fair share of problems -- primarily the rocky relationship between songwriter/guitarist Noel and frontman Liam. Noel has left the band before, also before a show in France nine years go.

Oasis were touring in support of their latest album, Dig Out Your Soul.