Noel Gallagher: “I could never forgive Liam for his bust-ups during Oasis”
During a new series of Noisey British Masters, Noel Gallagher discussed turbulent times with his brother Liam during the Oasis era and their frequent bust-ups. He also talked about how difficult was to work with him.
Noel started by commenting the famous ‘Wibbling Rivalry’ (a spoken-word single released in 1995 that included a recording made by then-NME
writer John Harris of the brothers arguing during an interview in 1994): “The ‘brawling’ might have been blown out of all proportion by the song and The Mirror… If I think back to it now, my argument [in the recording] is ‘Be a cunt all you want but let’s do the gig first and then be a fucking dick’. His argument is ‘I’m just being a dick all the time’. Repeat endlessly until fucking 2009.”
“I remember countless gigs where three songs in he’d just pop his fucking headphones out and just get off.” he went on “You’d be doing a guitar solo and you’d get to the end of the song and think ‘It’s not that mad for him just to disappear during the guitar solo and not sing the rest of the song – he’s obviously gone back to fix his sunglasses or something’. Then you’d just go ‘Where’s Liam gone?’ And he’s got off. What do you mean he’s got off? ‘He’s got a sore throat’. What a cunt. Then you’ve got to go out and say in English to a perplexed Japanese people… and they’re all like ‘What the fuck is going on here? Where’s the singer gone?'”
“I could never forgive him for that. Ever.”