Liam Gallagher knew the break-up of Oasis ‘had to happen’

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The outspoken singer was "absolutely devastated" when his former group ended in August 2009 following huge bust-up between himself and his brother, guitarist Noel Gallagher, but he thinks it came at a time when the band couldn't get any bigger.

He said: "I was absolutely devastated Oasis split up. But I just look at the positives now. We smashed it. We took it as big as we could and it inspired a lot of kids.

"I suppose we done what we came to do. It could have been different but the people in the band, that's the way we are.

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"I don't regret having an argument with our kid [Noel], I don't regret the break up, it had to happen."
Despite his comments, Liam – who formed Beady Eye with former bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock after Oasis split – admits he can't stop thinking about his old group.

He added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "There's not a day goes by when I don't think about Oasis and the music, but it wasn't meant to be.