Andy Bell: 'Noel Gallagher has lied about a lot things over Oasis' split'

Guitarist says his former bandmate has 'used the press' to get a favourable public profile

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Oasis

Former Oasis and current Beady Eye man Andy Bell has hit out at Noel Gallagher's comments over the demise of their former band.

Gallagher had previously said that the band had pulled out of their planned performance at the Chelmsford leg of V Festival in 2009 because his brother "had a hangover" and that a key reason for Oasis' split was that he had tried to charge brother Liam to advertise his clothing company Pretty Green in the band's tour programme, but Bell denied both those things.

Asked by the Japan Times about what Gallagher had said about the demise of the band in Paris, Bell responded by saying:

Bollocks! He lied about a lot of things. The argument about Pretty Green was lies, what he said about V Festival and the fake laryngitis was lies - I don't know, maybe he's convinced that's the truth. I don't know what goes on in his head. I know him, so I'm not disappointed. That's what he's like. I know how he spins the press. He's used the press for years. Interviews and press are secondary for us, that's his life.



Bell added that people could draw their own conclusions, but said the fact that most of Oasis have remained together as Beady Eye spoke volumes.

He said:

That's just Noel being Noel. All that shit. There were three of us in that room, and I'm telling you it was nothing to do with Pretty Green. I'm not going to add more fuel to the fire. But I've ended up in a band with Liam, Gem, Chris, with the same management, road crew. But at the same time, I wish him all the best. I want him to be happy.



Bell also spoke about the aftermath of Noel's departure and said the remaining members quickly agreed to carry on. He said: "We drove back to the hotel, had a few beers, sat together and said there's nothing to keep us from playing together. We agreed it wouldn't be the end just because Noel left."

Beady Eye play Reading And Leeds Festivals next weekend.

Read More On This Artist

Oasis Merchandise
More News
Three more Madonna demos including reported Lady Gaga diss track surface online
John Lydon: 'I'm absolutely oblivious to Band Aid 30'
Kiss to perform 1975 album 'Alive!' in full during Kiss Kruise 2015
K-Pop artists threaten legal action over music used in 'The Interview'
The Killers reveal Christmas single tradition came from turning down Bono's Gap advert offer
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande share acoustic performance of 'Love Me Harder' – watch
Mica Levi on scoring 'Under the Skin': 'I dreamt the world came out of Scarlett...
Taylor Swift becomes first artist to top Billboard Artist 100 for ten weeks
Skrillex and Diplo share remix of Beyonce’s '7/11' - listen
Girl Band debut new track ‘Sexy Wife’ - watch
Grimes shares festive track and video 'Christmas II (Grinch)' - watch
Frank Sinatra collaborator Buddy DeFranco dies, aged 91
Brian May: 'We need a change of government or we will all slit our wrists'
Beyonce’s father sells her old belongings for £1,200 at a garage sale
N.E.R.D. reveal first new song in four years, ‘Squeeze Me’ - listen
Thom Yorke shares new song 'You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry' - listen
Metric share new song 'The Fatal Gift' - listen
Fall Out Boy share their 'Drunk History' with Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie -...
Nile Rodgers announces release of new track 'I'll Be There'
Beyoncé shares photos from her and Jay Z's holiday to Iceland
Father John Misty shares video of 'pop-up art' for 'I Love You, Honeybear'...
L7 say reunion plans are in the works

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM