Liam Gallagher has hit out at U2, saying it’s ‘insulting’ to describe them as a rock ‘n’ roll band, and called his brother Noel a ‘stalker potato’.
Noel is supporting the Irish band on their Joshua Tree tour, but Liam is unimpressed, dismissing them as ‘a band that use guitars’.
Liam, 44, who was promoting his solo album As You Were on a US radio station, said: “I dunno what planet they’re on, but they’re not on mine. They’re in a bubble.
“I’m walking the streets keeping it real. We walk and we lick our own plates. You know when you finish your food, I know them people get someone else to lick their plates for them. I lick my own f***ing plate.”
The likes of U2, when they call themselves a rock ’n’ roll band I find that highly insulting.
“They play guitar music and they hit the drums and all that but they’re not a rock ’n’ roll band, they’re a band that use guitars.
“They haven’t done anything rock ’n’ roll in their entire life.”
Liam was once banned by airline Cathay Pacific for abusing passengers and staff.
After the break-up of Oasis and his band Beady Eye, he vowed he would not go solo.
He said of U2: “I’m not saying you need to be snorting drugs off a dwarf’s a***. But they need to do something. Have they ever broken a pencil? Have they ever stuck a rubber up their nose? They don’t seem to do f*** all, except for take big pay cheques.”
The Irish band, who began when Liam was four, have released 14 albums, selling almost 200 million copies. They are being supported on their 52-date European and Joshua Tree Tour by Liam’s older brother Noel, 50.
Liam said: “It’s nice to know while he’s out licking Bono’s a*** I’m sort of doing it for real.
“I love our kid, but every time I see him he’s got his arm around some crazy celebrity. It’s like he’s stalking them.
“Every time I see pictures of him, I just see a potato – a stalker potato when he has his arm around Bono.”