Beady Eye man says 'living' the rock'n'roll life is as important as 'writing a good song'
Liam Gallagher has described the music of One Direction‘s Harry Styles as “shit” – but said he was impressed by the boyband member’s rock’n’roll lifestyle.
Speaking to the Sun, the Beady Eye frontman said: “You want your rock’n’roll stars to have a good time. When I see Harry out and about having it I think, ‘Go on, lad’. The music’s shit, but at least he’s living it. It’s equally as important as writing a good song.”
Gallagher went on to add: “If you write a good song and you’re just a stiff and a square then you can just fuck off in my book. At least Harry is having a good time, right?”
In this week’s NME cover feature, meanwhile, Gallagher also gave his opinion on One Direction, stating: “They’re just living their life. Harry Styles? Fucking good on him man. It’ll end soon, won’t it, and he can look back and go, yeah, I had a fucking good time. He’s riding the wave, man.”
In his interview with NME, the singer also revealed he is interested in reforming Oasis in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’. “There’s unfinished business there,” he said. “People ask would I get Oasis back together. I’d do it for nowt, but if someone’s going to drop a load of fucking money, I’d do it for that too. I don’t think we’d ever make another record. I doubt we’ll ever get back together.”
Beady Eye release their second album ‘BE’ on June 10 and will play live at Manchester Ritz on June 19 before heading to London for a show at Camden Centre on June 20. The short stint will then come to a close in Glasgow at the ABC on June 22. The band have lined up festival slots at Benicassim, V Festival and T In The Park this summer.
Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch behind the scenes video footage of Beady Eye on the set of their NME cover shoot.