Both brothers experience a 'ringing' in their ears when no actual sound is present
Beady Eye frontman Liam’s Gallagher has revealed that he suffers from tinnitus – the condition that causes a ‘ringing’ in the ears when no actual sound is present.
The condition affects a number of musicians who’ve been subjected to large amounts of loud noise over the years. Both Chris Martin of Coldplay and The Who’s Pete Townshend are sufferers and Liam’s brother Noel revealed he was diagnosed earlier this year (2013).
“Without a doubt I have tinnitus. You’re not a proper rock’n’roll star if you don’t,” Liam told The Sun after Beady Eye’s instore gig at London’s Rough Trade East on Monday (June 10). “I learned to live with it a long time ago. I put up with it – I just talk really loudly over it. I’m proud of it. Anyone who doesn’t have ringing in their ears can fuck right off.”
When The Sun asked Liam how he felt about Noel visiting a doctor to get an official diagnosis, Liam replied: “Each to his own I suppose. He’s got fuck all else to do, hasn’t he?”
Beady Eye launched their second album ‘BE’ with their intimate gig at Rough Trade East on Monday – the day of the album’s release. The band played a 45-minute set featuring highlights from the Dave Sitek-produced record as well as a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Cry Baby Cry’.
Beady Eye will play Manchester Ritz on June 19 before heading to London for a show at Camden Centre on June 20. The short stint will come to a close in Glasgow at the ABC on June 22. The band have also lined up summer festival slots at V Festival, Benicassim and T In The Park.