One person who might not be so ready, unfortunately, is Oasis' Noel Gallagher.
"I know Harry Styles. We've hung out a couple of times. They're lovely lads," the British rocker told Rolling Stone. "But I've got to say, I have difficulties with people who don't write their own songs, who've got a team of songwriters who work for your record label."
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Now, watch Lance Bass suggest that Harry Styles has been ready to leave One Direction for months.