Liam Gallagher has opened up about his personal life in a new interview.
The former Oasis man has been largely inactive since the break-up of his band Beady Eye in 2014. Speaking to Q Magazine, Gallagher has revealed that he’s working on new music, expected to be released next year.
Elsewhere in the same interview, Gallagher talked about his life outside of music and how his girlfriend and manager, Debbie Gwyther, “saved him” from a downward spiral.
“Debbie swooped me up as I was falling,” Gallagher told Q. “She just said, ‘Stop being a dickhead.’ She got me out of the house, introduced me to all kinds of people outside my world, got me doing new things. I’ve lived in London a long time, but I only really knew Hampstead. She took me to new places. I’ve been to Dalston, man.”
Describing his life in north London, Gallagher said: “It’s like [BBC Two comedy] Stella Street, round here: Jamie Oliver lives up the road. I got told off for throwing stones at his windows pissed-up, asking him to chuck down some bacon rolls.”
“[I] have the odd sneaky one with Ray [Davies, The Kinks singer]. He told me to patch it up with my brother. I said, ‘I will if you do!'” Gallagher said, referring to Davies’ brother and fellow Kinks member Dave, who has shared a similar sibling rivalry with his bro to that of Liam and Noel.
“George Michael, he’s great,” Gallagher is also quoted as saying. “He sent me some flowers the other day. Why? Because I’m cool, man.”
The interview also sees Gallagher revealing details of his new fitness regime (“I run around seven miles every day, leaving about 5am. Unless I’ve been out on the sauce, then I’m getting in at 5am”) and becoming friends with his milkman (“He’s fucking top, he gave me a pint of lactose-free milk for nothing the other day”).
Elsewhere in the interview, Gallagher appeared open to reuniting with brother Noel Gallagher, saying: “I believe Oasis will sail again and it’ll be glorious. If it’s really about the fans, Noel, let’s do it – because they want it. One year. Tour for a year. We’d smash it. My bags are still packed from my last tour, so I’m ready.”
He also accused his brother of having “small man syndrome”, saying: “Every fucking soundcheck he’d stand in the middle and sing.”