LIAM GALLAGHER has finally lifted the lid on the true story behind the OASIS split - his brother NOEL used their furious bust-up as an excuse to quit the band.
Guitarist Noel walked away from the group after a backstage row with singer Liam before a show in Paris, France in August.
But Liam insists Noel had "wanted out" for some time, and has slammed his brother for not having "the b*******" to admit to the band and their fans that he wanted to go solo.
In an interview with Italy's Radio Deejay station, Liam says: "To be quite honest, I think our kid (Noel) wanted out. But you'll have to ask him when he comes in and does his little solo thing. We had an argument - but we've had bigger ones, about more important people. Basically, I think he wanted out, wanted something different, but he hadn't got the b******* to tell the band or the fans."
Liam also confirms the bust-up was sparked by an argument over a smashed guitar - but insists both brothers were to blame.
He adds, "I didn't smash it (the guitar) on him, I wish I had, man. He sort of... treated my guitar poorly, which was a present off (sic) my wife. So I thought it was only fair to pay the compliment (back) so I smashed one of his. It sounds ridiculous, like a pair of old women."
But the singer is already bouncing back from the demise of the legendary Britpop group - he's planning to return to the stage within two months.
He adds, "I'll be back doing that (playing live) within a couple of months. I've just done a tour, I always miss singing songs. I miss the people. We're sort of doing things at the moment. Not Oasis, Oasis is done. Everyone (all the Oasis bandmates) except for Noel."