He said: “If this album had just dripped out there and no one paid much attention to it, I’d have been fucked. Personally, I would have gone, ‘I don’t think I’ve got the heart to go make another one.’ But everyone seems to want another Liam Gallagher record, so who am I to deny them?
“I hope they know I’m a real deal. The way I see it, it’s all about the universe, mate. I’ve been good to rock ‘n’ roll and rock ‘n’ roll has been good to me. Rock ‘n’ roll saved my life – it’s done it on many occasions. People have had it worse but the last four years I’ve sort of lost me way a little bit.
“Now it’s come around and been good again. Hopefully I’ll be good to it. The fans are cool, man. Being a Liam Gallagher fan must be f***ing hard work. But let me tell you, being Liam Gallagher is even harder because I’ve got to live with me 24/7.”
He said he will be giving everyone a “breather” before unveiling a solo second album.
He told People magazine: “Obviously I would have liked Beady Eye to be a success but it wasn’t meant to be. I think the time off has done me a world of good. I’m pretty in-your-face as an artist – or a singer, or a big mouth, or whatever the fuck you want to call me. I think people needed a break from me, too, so I think it’s done everyone a world of good.
“I’m not one of them people that craves fame and that. So we’ll do the record, we’ll do the rounds and then we’ll get out of people’s faces again. Maybe we’ll go again down the line, but I certainly won’t be making another one straight away. Everyone needs a breather, I think. But I’m glad to be back and I’m glad to be up there singing. That’s what I was put here to do, man: sing songs. Hopefully I can keep doing that for the rest of my existence.”