Liam and Noel Gallagher are getting on fine and their bust-up was exaggerated by the media, their Irish mum Peggy told the Irish Mirror on Wednesday.
Her sons superband Oasis split in 2009 and the pair have delivered barbed comments about each other in recent years with Noel reportedly saying he couldn’t work with Liam ‘a day longer’.
But on Tuesday Liam took to Twitter to wish Noel a Happy Christmas and tweeted: “I wanna say Happy Xmas to team NG it’s been a great year thanks for everything looking forward to seeing you tmorrow as you were LG x.”
He also said the pair were “all good again” and told a fan online that Noel has “already reached out”.
And their Irish mum Peggy, a Charlestown, Co Mayo native, revealed the relationship between Liam and Noel is much better than people think.
Peggy, 74, said: “Ah they’re fine, the papers make it a lot worse than what it is. They’re alright, they’re fine.”
And asked about whether she believes the split has been positive for her sons, Peggy said: “I think so because I really think they needed that break away from each other.
“And Liam is doing really well thank God, everything is going just lovely for him now. Both of them are doing their own thing and I think that’s a good thing.
“They’re happy working separately because when you’re in somebody’s pocket for 20 odd years brothers don’t always get on do they. Every family is like that aren’t they.”
The brothers are both touring Ireland separately next year as solo singer-songwriters after both of their new albums in 2017 were well received.
Peggy said: “Liam and Noel are coming over to Ireland next year, they’re going to have a busy year. The fans love them over there. And all the ones that went to see them years ago they’re all bringing their own families to see them now.
“Liam says to me, ‘There’s all younger kids here now, I don’t know where they’re coming out of? And I said well their parents are bringing them to hear you. It’s good because there’s kids around here in Manchester about 13 or 14 and they know all about them and they love that music.”
Asked if Liam was pleased to be back touring after a hiatus for four years prior to the release of his debut solo ‘As You Were’ in October, Peggy replied: “He needed that break for a bit and he’s a lot more settled now and a lot happier.”
Peggy said she will be spending Christmas Day in Manchester with her four sisters and her brother she plans to travel home to Charlestown, Co Mayo on January 7.
Asked if she would be spending Christmas Day with Liam and Noel, Peggy said: “They’re all going away. Liam is after finishing his tour and so is Noel and they’re going to go for break and they just want a quiet time for Christmas. They’ve just got a week or something off.”
Speaking about Liam and Noel’s talent she added: “I think my lads got it from my mother Margaret because her side of the family the O’Briens were always into Irish music; the fiddle and the flutes and the accordions and she loved music.”