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Liam Gallagher on solo album, Noel, new bands and “emotional” Oasis documentary

By | Published on Monday 3 October 2016

Sam Eldridge, Max Lousada, Nicky Stein, Liam Gallagher, Phil Christie, Debbie Gwyther, Roy Eldridge

Liam Gallagher has said some things about some stuff. The usual stuff, like his brother and young bands not being lairy enough, plus some new stuff about his solo album and that Oasis documentary. Four stuffs then, which we will now go into in more detail.

The solo album – a thing he previously said he would never make – is “the last chance to dance”, he told The Telegraph. I think he means that with Oasis still not reunited and Beady Eye burnt out, he doesn’t have a lot of options left.

“There’ll be some rock n roll bangers on [the album]”, he says. “But also some softer, John Lennon-y things. That’s who I am. You know, I can’t cook. I fucking refuse to cook. All I can do is do what I do”.

Further drifting into weird analogies that I don’t quite understand, he told The Sunday Times: “There’s disbelief, without a doubt. That spurs me on. It’s like when people body-shame someone, and two minutes later they’ve got a six-pack … I think it will put a few people in their place”.

His brother Noel – “the Ronnie Corbett of rock” who “dresses like Gary Barlow” – may or may not be one of those people. Either way, their relationship remains sour: “The olive branch has been put out many times, and he’s blanked it. It is a shame. I don’t see his kids, he doesn’t see my kids, and it hurts my mum, and all that tackle. It’s all very childish and ridiculous, but there you go. I’m quite enjoying it, actually”.

Speaking of being childish and ridiculous, he reckons bands these days are all too safe. Mainly because they’re only interested in music, he says. “If it’s all about music, then it’s Coldplay. The most rock n roll thing Chris Martin did was wear a leather jacket. I thought, ‘Go on, lad. That’s a start'”.

A start it may be, but how far should new bands take it once they’ve got that jacket? “If I was a 20 year old in a band and somebody stuck [an iPhone] in my face, I’d stick it up their arse, or mine”, he offers. “There is no excuse for young bands to act like grown men. When you’re older and have kids, cool it out a bit, but I get up to more mischief in my butcher’s than [they] do on their fucking tours”.

I’m sure his butcher loves him for that. But Liam G does have a softer side. In the Telegraph interview, he notes that watching new Oasis documentary ‘Supersonic’ is “emotional – seeing us all together, starting off young, not knowing where we’d end up. And then the way it ends – with me and our kid”.