Liam Gallagher: 'I'd have supported The Stone Roses with Oasis'

Singer says he's quite happy to play second fiddle to the reunited legends

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Liam Gallagher has said he'd been quite happy to support The Stone Roses, even if he was still playing with Oasis.

Gallagher, whose band Beady Eye supported The Stone Roses on Saturday (June 30) during the second of their three Heaton Park gigs, told BBC 6Music that he would have opened up for the reunited legends, whether he was still singing alongside brother Noel, or, as it turned out, with Beady Eye.

Asked about this, the singer said: "I already hoped we would [support The Stone Roses], I'd have done it with Oasis. I'm not one of these people who goes 'We're not supporting you because we're just as big as you', I think some days you've got to drop your guard, it doesn't matter who's headlining. It just so happens we're doing it with Beady Eye, who are just as important as Oasis."

Gallagher also said he believed that no new band could sell as many tickets as The Stone Roses, because today's generation "have too much".

Asked if he thought it was a sign of the times that a reformed band could sell so many tickets, Gallagher replied: "It just goes to show that there's a lot of shit out there at the moment, but the Roses are great and they deserve it. If the bands were good, it would happen. The kids have got too much these days. Years ago, all we had was a guitar and a football."

NME's definitive review of the Stone Roses homecoming shows will hit newsstands next Wednesday (July 4) – if you want your photos to be included in the issue, tweet us your Heaton Park pictures or post them to Instagram using the hashtag #heatonparknme.

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