Liam Gallagher has “held the olive branch out” to brother Noel Gallagher, saying that he wants to repair the relationship with his elder sibling and former Oasis bandmate for the sake of their mother.
The pair have shared a tense relationship since the Britpop group’s 2009 split, with Liam recently hitting out at Noel publicly, calling him a potato, describing him as the “Ronnie Corbett of rock” and comparing his brother’s dress sense to that of Gary Barlow.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Liam said: “Obviously [our mum would] like us to be chatting, sit around the table at Christmas. But it’s a stupid standoff, and we should know better, as we have kids. It would be nice for me and [Noel] to get back together as brothers. But it’s good, the standoff. I’m enjoying it. I ain’t backing down. He ain’t backing down.”
“At least people are still talking about it. They’re obsessed,” he added. “There’s no harm in it. He says shit about me. I say shit about him. I have held the olive branch out, and there has been nothing, so there you go. Potato it is, mate.”
Liam went on to describe how he thinks Noel has changed since achieving fame and success. “As much as I love [Noel], he definitely did change. I don’t care what anyone says,” Liam said.
“He’s not the first to have his ego rubbed, but he changed, mate. And obviously I don’t want to lose my brother. But you can sell loads of records, be loved — the main success is if you get out of it pretty much the same as you went in. You live in a different house. Drive a different car. But you don’t have to turn into a nob… You can see the clientele he hangs round with. He’s on the verge of turning into Sting, but I’m blind to the bullshit. I know I’m great. I was great before I joined the band.”
This week saw bookmakers slash the odds of Oasis reforming to tour in 2017 while former guitarist Bonehead added that he’d “be there like a shot” if a reunion seemed likely.
Liam has also revealed what he’d do if his children attended one of his brother’s gigs.
“If I ever caught them at one of their gigs there’d be trouble. I’d stop their pocket money or I’d dish out loads of old photos of them with nappies full of shit and put that on the internet and say, ‘cop that, dickhead’,” Liam told the Metro. “That’ll do it ‘cos they think they’re 16, 17.”
Liam continued: “Who knows? It certainly wouldn’t be for money. I guess it would be nice to put it all to bed for me mam’s sake. I miss hanging out with my brother. I fucking love him but at the same time he’s treated me like a bit of a c**t. We’re having a stand off, but it’s a funny one, we’re not putting in each other’s windows or messing with each other’s tyres, trying to kill each other.
“He’s like ‘he can’t sing’. ‘Fucking do one potato’. It’s stupid and childish and we should know better, but we don’t.