Singer says he 'heartily recommends' the stars to give it a go

Ian Brown has urged Liam and Noel Gallagher to go solo after Oasis chief songwriter quit the band last month.

The former Stone Roses frontman said it was a sad end to the band to see the pair fighting publicly.

“What’s a shame is that they’re brothers,” he explained. “From being 10 and six scrapping on the carpet in the front room, now they are doing it in public and worldwide – I think that’s a bit of a shame for them. Life’s hard enough without scrapping with your brother when you’re a grown man.”

“I would say go solo,” he added. “I can heartily recommend it. It’s a fine way to be.”

Brown also said that he was honoured that his former band inspired Oasis.

“I always loved Oasis because when they came out, they did express that they loved us and they saw that we did it and they thought they could do it too,” he told the Press Association.

“We’re lads like they are, and that inspired them. That means a lot to me.”

His sixth solo album, ‘My Way’, is out on September 28.