And Finally

Noel dubs Oasis a “sham”, Liam reacts

By | Published on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

So, who’s for news of the latest micro-feud between Noel and Liam Gallagher? This particular one began over a remark made by Noel that his latter years in Oasis felt “undignified” and “a bit of a sham”… Oh, go on then.

Having, of course, quit the group in 2009, Noel told the Telegraph: “There’s always a power struggle in a band, and when you’re young and daft and hopped up on drugs and alcohol, it can get violent”.┬áHe added: “But when you’re all grown men with kids, it just doesn’t feel right. I found it quite undignified. We’re supposed to be the elder statesmen now! All this effing and blinding before gigs, and then going up and singing ‘Live Forever’. It was all a bit of a sham, really”. Oof. Even in context, it all sounds a bit provocative.

Cue Liam’s response, which he chose to air on Twitter: “A sham? Speak for yourself, I never faked anything, go to bed and give me a shout in 2015”.

As Liam’s retaliations go, that’s a pretty tame one, almost dignified. It certainly lacks the schoolboy venom of his historic “SHITBAG” tweet, for instance.