The British rock group combusted in 2009 following a major row between singer Liam and guitarist Noel backstage at a festival in France. The band broke apart and the brothers have been estranged ever since.

Rumours of a potential Oasis return have dogged the pair ever since and speculation about their future resurfaced this week (beg11May15) with reports suggesting Liam is in talks to reconvene the band's original line-up without Noel.

The scheme is said to be the brainchild of the group's former manager Alan MCGee, and he has declined to comment on the rumour, fuelling speculation it could be true.

However, MCCartney, whose band The Beatles was a huge influence on Oasis, has now waded into the feud and pleaded with the sparring siblings to put their differences aside for the sake of their fans.

During an online question-and-answer session with fans, MCCartney exclaims, "My advice to them (the Gallaghers)... Just get together and make some good music. But they have got to want to do it. I think a lot of people would like them to do that. They are pretty cool guys... I don't know if they will ever make up. It would be good because I think everyone likes brothers to like each other - and make up. It's a pity because they are very good together. Like many brothers, they are crazy. But it would be nice if they got together."

Noel now performs solo as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, while Liam's post-Oasis band Beady Eye split last year (14).