Noel Gallagher once branded Louis Tomlinson a “c***sucker” but now he’s making money out of him.
The Oasis legend has been given a major credit on the 1D star’s debut solo album to avoid any plagiarism claims.
Louis’ new single Walls, which also happens to be the album title, credits Gallagher as “lyricist and composer”.
Any Oasis fans listening to Walls will hear elements from three Oasis classics, including Stop Crying Your Heart Out and Cast No Shadow.
The biggest similarity is with 1995 fan fave Acquiesce, whose chorus is practically identical. Louis was clearly aware of this and, to avoid a potential lawsuit, went to Noel for permission and got it – at a price.
He shared: “I was surprised when he approved it. Respect.”
Considering Noel will get a chunk of all royalties, I don’t think respect comes into it!
Louis has made no secret of his admiration for the Gallaghers and said: “Oasis is the best band in the world.
“They’re definitely [my] favourite band.”
But the feeling isn’t mutual as Noel once quipped: “Who gives a s**t what f***ing One Direction do? C***suckers.”
Back in 2013 hurt Louis hit back: “You expect him to be a k**b. He says s**t like that but that’s definitely what we would expect from someone like him. He’s predictable.”
Things seem different now and Louis even pays tribute to classic Oasis video Live Forever in his own Walls vid.
Source: Daily Star