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Liam Gallagher's 30 funniest insults

  • Liam Gallagher isn't afraid to express his opinions, even if they might land him in trouble. Like this one, on Glastonbury Festival: “You can hear the crowd talking while you’re playing, they don’t put any money into the PA and it’s just full of fucking idiots. It’s like Bond Street with mud.” (ShortList, June 2011)

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    Added: 18 Oct 2010

  • On Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos: "He reminds me of fucking Right Said Fred. You put on ‘I'm Too Sexy For My Fucking Thing’ next to their records and I bet you any money it's the same person. It's the same fucking person! " (NME, 2005)

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    Added: 26 May 2011

  • On Keith Richards and George Harrison: “They're jealous and senile and not getting enough fucking meat pies.” (The Sun, October 1997)

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • On Jack White: “The White Stripes? Fooking rubbish. School ties? At the age of 24? Fooking hell.” (NME, July 2002)

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • On Pete Doherty: "What does the word Libertine mean? Freedom! He's in the corner doing smack with a helmet on his head. There's nothing free about that. It's nasty." (NME, 2005)

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    Added: 06 May 2011

  • On Ozzy Osbourne: “How come everyone thinks he’s great? He’s a bit of a fooking mong, if you ask me.” (NME, July 2002)

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    Added: 29 Mar 2011

  • On Robbie Williams: “He's a fucking drama queen. You make a crap album then want everyone to feel sorry for you. Tosser!” (MTV, February 2007)

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    Added: 29 Mar 2011

  • On Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong: "Fuck right off. I'm not having him. I just don't like his head." (NME, August 2009)

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    Added: 29 Mar 2011

  • On the Scissor Sisters: "Bright colours and fucking weirdos on stilts? I'm more entertaining than that shit." (NME, 2005)

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    Added: 29 Mar 2011

  • On Twitter: "If someone's barking up the wrong tree I sort of point them in the right direction, but other than that I'm not into tweeting - it's rubbish." (Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig, March 2011)

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • On Florence Welch: “I'm sure she's a nice girl, but she sounds like someone's stood on her fucking foot. I'm not having someone with ginger hair making music. I'm not going down that road.” (XFM, February 2010)

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • On Coldplay: "Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher. What's all that with writing messages about Free Trade? If he wants to write things down I'll give him a pen and a pad of paper. Bunch of students." (NME, 2006)

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    Added: 01 Mar 2011

  • On George Harrison suggesting Oasis weren’t “very interesting” and could do without the “silly one”, Liam: "I still love George Harrison as a songwriter in the Beatles, but as a person I think he's a fucking nipple. And if I ever meet him I'll fucking tell him.” (MTV, 1997)

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    Added: 25 Feb 2011

  • On starting Beady Eye without Noel: "I'm insulted that people think Noel Gallagher has been fucking carrying this band for the last 18 years. People were saying, 'Oh it's going to be fucking shit.' It's like, are you tripping or what?" (list.co.uk, March 2011)

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    Added: 15 Feb 2011

  • On Bono’s charity-driven music: “Play ’One’, shut the fuck up about Africa.” (Telegraph, February 2007)

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • On Benicassim: “What a fuckin' waste of time! If it wasn't for those bloody kids it would've been a disaster. The problem was... wait for it... yes! The fuckin' PA. It blew twice! And the monitor system blew twice! It's becoming a joke. And not a very funny one.” (Oasisinet.com, July 2009)

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • On Russell Brand’s Radio 2 show: "Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, fucking hell...what a pair of old housewives," (Twitter, April 2009)

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • On fashion: "I'm not into the skinny look. These skinny things. That's what I'm here for, to fucking get rid of that shit. You know them shoes that just come at you like a fucking snooker cue?! It's like, leave it out man! You got a license for them bastards or what?!" (March 2009)

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • On Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson: “[Manchester City's manager Roberto] Mancini looks good but then, all Italians are cool. He's certainly cooler than that Taggart [Ferguson] from across the road - he's a top manager and all that but he looks like a dustbin man.” (Football365.com, January 2010)

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • On brother Noel’s onstage attacker in Toronto: "It's not nice when you look down and see your brother on the deck. If it was up to me, I'd have cut his [the attacker's] dick off and made him eat it." (Sky News, October 2008)

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    Added: 10 Dec 2010

  • On indie music: "I really despise this new fucking disease of indie fucking shit, fucking student music, the likes of Bloc Party and all that fucking nonsense. They don't keep me awake at night, but it's just shite, and they can fucking have it mate." (Esquire, March 2010)

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    Added: 11 Nov 2010

  • On Peter Kay’s jibe at last year’s Brit Awards: “Listen up fat fuck as a real Northerner I was brought up to say shit to people's faces not behind their back. Live forever LG." (Twitter, February 2010)

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    Added: 20 Aug 2009

  • On U2 studying video footage of their live sets: “Wankers. Haven’t they got fuck-all better to do? I’d rather be out there getting pissed. I certainly wouldn’t go back after a gig and analyse it.” (Sydney Evening Telegraph, June 2005)

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    Added: 17 Aug 2009

  • On working with brother Noel: "Noel used to have the big vision. Sometimes he treated us like his fucking backing band. Oasis was done. Even a blind man could see it. It was: new record, do the videos, big tour, have a fight. I'm glad that routine has come to an end." (SPIN Magazine, March 2011)

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    Added: 17 Aug 2009

  • On Mumford And Sons: “I’m sure they’re all nice lads but that’s not for me. They look like fucking Amish people. I need music to be a bit more sexy and played by people who look a bit fucking dangerous.” (ShortList, June 2011)

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    Added: 17 Aug 2009

  • On Jay-Z’s clothing range Rocawear: "You're going to be fucking arrested wearing his gear and you're going to pull a really nice-looking bird wearing mine [Pretty Green]." (SPIN Magazine, March 2011)

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    Added: 17 Aug 2009

  • On Bob Dylan: "I know all about him and that, but he’s a bit of a miserable cunt as far as I’m concerned. I like that tune he did 'Lay Lady Lay'. People go nuts for him, but he doesn’t really do it for me." (The Times, June 2011)

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    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • On Radiohead’s ‘The King Of Limbs;: "I heard that fucking Radiohead record and I just go, ‘What?!’ I like to think that what we do, we do fucking well. Them writing a song about a fucking tree? Give me a fucking break! A thousand year old tree? Go fuck yourself!" (Thequietus.com, March 2011)

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    Added: 26 Jan 2009

  • On The Strokes: "We weren't fucking scared of them the first time we heard them. We're not fucking scared of them now!" (NME, March 2011)

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • On Brother: "Them little fucking wankers? Yeah, I've heard about them. What is it they call themselves, 'gritpop'? They're just fucking little posh kids with tattoos, man." (NME, December 2010)

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    Added: 17 Aug 2009