Robbie Williams says that Liam Gallagher’s personality is “vital”

Williams has also recalled how he used to think that Oasis were "gigantic bullies"

Robbie Williams has spoken in a new interview about Liam Gallagher, describing the former Oasis frontman as a “vital” presence in today’s music scene.

The singer was speaking to Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe as part of a new interview about his recent Number One album ‘XXV’ and his career in music.

Asked about his relationship with Gallagher and Oasis, Williams said: “Ultimately, I’m a huge fan of Oasis and [always] was. I was there and I was part of it, and it was fucking unbelievable: incredible hedonism, reckless abandon and rock’n’roll, and ‘let’s turn it to 11, 12 and let’s see where this goes’. It’s part of that competitive nature of me, too.

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“And also they were gigantic bullies too, to the whole industry, everybody in it – and I didn’t like that. A lot of that still remains inside me. They’re probably different people now but there’s a lot of me that’s like, ‘They’re fucking bullies, them. I don’t like bullies’.”

Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams
Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams at Glastonbury Festival in 1995 (Picture: Getty)

Williams continued by saying that Gallagher now “looks as though he’s changed”.

“He’s doing fine. And he’s rocking it,” Williams said. “The great thing about being a fan of Oasis is when Liam comes out with a great album, I can be a fan. The great thing about being resentful towards them is when they don’t, I’m happy. I win on both sides.

“It’s so genuine, Liam’s last album that he put out: there’s like five or six tracks on there that are just like… I’m so glad he exists. I’m so glad that he is a personality out there that’s vital, because there’s not many of them about. And especially in this day and age where pop stars can’t say and do and be personalities, it’s fantastic that there’s a Liam Gallagher in the world.”

Last week, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey spoke about his hope that Oasis will one day reform.

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Robbie Williams, meanwhile, will soon play two special concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He’s also set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2023 alongside PulpGeorge Ezra and The Chemical Brothers.

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