Liam Gallagher slags Pete Doherty at V Festival

The Oasis singer compares him to an inflatable cock...

OASIS singer LIAM GALLAGHER has hit out at PETE DOHERTY during the band’s set at V FESTIVAL – comparing him to a 4ft inflatable penis.

The band have just finished their headline set at Hylands Park in Chelmsford – their only UK festival appearances in support of their current album ’Don’t Believe The Truth’.

During ’Bring It On Down’, Liam made a subtle reference to Doherty’s well publicised drug troubles, by changing a lyric to ‘You don’t care…because you’re smoking crack’.

However, he was more obvious as soon as the song finished. After asking for the house lights to be put on the audience, Liam spotted an inflatable penis in the audience.

”It’s good to see Pete Doherty turned up,” he said, “one big cock.”

Liam’s feud with Pete began when Doherty failed to turn up to an Oasis support in Southampton.

In Chelmsford (August 20), the group played the highlights from their current album ’Don’t Belive The Truth’, as well as a handful of classics from debut album ’Definitely Maybe’.

Speaking to NME before the gig, guitarist Noel Gallagher said he had mixed feelings about the festival, but the band were up for the gig.

He said: “I’ve been a few times and only ever seen one good gig – that was The Coral a few years ago. I’m looking forward to it, it’s the only festival we’re doing in England this year. I think it could be good craic.”

Speaking about the band’s best ever festival performances, Gallagher admitted that up until now, none of their best sets had been in the UK. He continued: “You can count out all the ones in England. I don’t think we’ve ever pulled it off for some reason. Maybe this time. The thing is, when we’re playing festivals abroad, we’re usually second on the bill – we never get to headline. Whenever we’ve headlined Glastonbury, by the time we get on everybody’s twatted.”

The set was:

’Fuckin’ In The Bushes’ (intro)

’Turn Up The Sun’

’Lyla’

’Bring It On Down’

’Morning Glory’

’Cigarettes And Alcohol’

’The Importance Of Being Idle’

‘Acquiesce’

’A Bell Will Ring’

’Live Forever’

’The Meaning Of Soul’

’Mucky Fingers’

‘Songbird’

’Champagne Supernova’

’Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’

Encore:

’Wonderwall’

’Don’t Look Back In Anger’

’My Generation’

To coincide with their V Festival set Oasis have compiled a brand new album exclusively for NME.

The band have hand-picked their favourite support bands from their recent global tour and put them all on ’Oasis On The Road – World Tour 2005’ – available for free with this week’s issue.

Amongst the bands featured on the LP are The Futureheads, Coral, [/a], [a], Yeti and Secret Machines.

The CD also includes a live version of The Who’s classic ’My Generation’ played by Oasis.

The full ’Oasis On The Road – World Tour 2005’ CD tracklisting is:

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – ‘Confrontation Camp’

The Subways – ‘Oh Yeah’ (Live)

The Zutons – ‘Dirty Dancehall’

Jet – ‘Get What You Need’

The Stands – ‘Turn The World Around’

The Coral – ‘She Sings The Mourning’

The Bees – ‘These Are The Ghosts’

The Futureheads – ‘Banquo’

22-20s – ‘Devil In Me’

Secret Machines – ‘The Road Leads Where It’s Led’

Yeti – ‘Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder’

Nic Armstrong And The Thieves – ‘Broken Mouth Blues’

Oasis – ‘My Generation’ (Live)

To get your free CD and for an exclusive interview with Noel Gallagher be sure to pick up this week’s issue of NME – on sale nationwide now.

Click here for 30 second previews of each track.