The ever-humble Liam Gallagher says his new solo album is going to right all the wrongs caused by pop giants Adele and Ed Sheeran.
The former Oasis frontman is finishing up work on As You Were, his first-ever solo album and his return to music following his split with Beady Eye back in October 2014.
Liam is his usual swaggering self, promoting the record in an ES Magazine, in which he modestly describes himself as the cure for all of rock music’s current ills.
“As far as I’m concerned, whether this album’s a success or not, some c**t has to counteract the bullshit. ‘And I’m that f**king man,” he insisted. “Whether it’s Adele or Ed Sheeran — I’m not arsed about them — but half of these bands that call themselves guitar bands, they’re in that mob too. They’re just running amok.
“These c***s are just getting away with murder: you can’t tell a guitar band from a pop band these days. No one’s cranking it up and having a bit of aggro.
“They’re all going to the same parties, they’re all f**king hanging out, they’re all drinking from the same cup, they’re all eating at the same f**king restaurants, and, dare I say it, they all look the same, and dress the same. Someone needs to counteract that. And I’m here to do that.”
A dislike of Ed Sheeran could well be a bonding moment for Liam and his brother, with Noel Gallagher having previously had a go at the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer too. Ah, brotherly bonding!
Liam isn’t down on all popstars — it seems he actually has some affection for Harry Styles now that the 23-year-old is breaking away from the Simon Cowell-created One Direction.
“I wouldn’t buy [his single ‘Sign of the Times’], but it’s interesting. Imagine what it’s like for him,” Liam said. “He’s got a big f**king weight on his shoulders, and he’s only f**king young.
“He’s probably thinking this One Direction thing ain’t for me. People change, so if he wants to do a bit of that, good luck to him.”
Maybe our Liam is turning into a softy in his advanced years, after all! His full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, out on Thursday (May 25, 2017).