Liam Gallagher claims brother Noel was plotting Oasis split 'for years'

Beady Eye frontman brands his sibling a 'conniving bastard' in new interview

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Liam Gallagher has said that his brother, Noel, had planned to leave Oasis "for years", labelling him a "conniving bastard" in a new interview.

Speaking to The Independent in an interview due to be published this Sunday (June 9), Liam claims that he heard Noel and his manager, Marcus Russell, planning his next move during a gig in North Yorkshire in 2009. "He wanted the band to split up. End of," Liam tells The New Review. "And he was planning it for years. 'Cos I heard it, him and his manager, I heard them planning it backstage at Bridlington Spa."

Liam continues: "There was just bullshit going around. He'd been trying to get his little solo thing for ages. He's just a sneaky little... I was hard work to work with, 'cos, whatever... But you don't just wake up in the morning and go, 'Oh, this is all a bit too rock'n'roll for me now'. That's what we built our career on, what you on about? So, yeah, once I've got everything off me chest – which I'm coming to – I'll crack on and shut me mouth."

In the interview, Liam certainly carries on getting everything off his chest, criticising Noel for having a solo section during the final Oasis gigs. "He is a conniving little bastard. He's always wanted to be a solo star. It was always in his head. He loved his little moment in the spotlight when he did his little thing," Liam added.

Despite his problems with his brother, Liam revealed earlier this week that he is prepared to reform Oasis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album 'Definitely Maybe' in 2014.

His new band Beady Eye release their second album 'BE' next Monday (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 also lined up festival slots at Benicassim, V Festival and T In The Park this summer.

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