Alan McGee on whether Liam Gallagher’s solo album will be as good as Noel’s

'This idea that Liam can't write a song is fucking bullshit'

Alan McGee has opened up about what he expects from Liam Gallagher‘s debut solo album – hailing him as a great songwriter and his past work as ‘as good as anything that Noel’s ever done’.

McGee, who first signed Oasis to Creation Records in 1993, was speaking to NME about Liam’s upcoming debut solo album – and how it might be likely to compare to the two already released by brother Noel Gallagher.

“It’ll probably be very good,” McGee told NME. “This idea that Liam can’t write songs is bollocks. He wrote a song called ‘Flick Of The Finger’ for Beady Eye and it was as good as anything that Noel’s ever done. This idea that Liam can’t write a song is fucking bullshit.”


When how much he thinks Liam is likely to ‘experiment’, McGee replied: “I think it will be ‘Liam’. The press will probably fucking hate it but they hate everything anyway. I don’t think people care any more. Music’s judged by social media now, not by The Guardian.”

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Earlier this month, bookies suspended betting on Oasis reforming in 2017, as talk of them getting back together continued to gather momentum after the release of the film Supersonic. Liam has since revealed his desire to ‘patch things up’ with his brother and former bandmate for their mother’s sake, he’s also taken to Twitter to attack him for missing the premiere – slamming him again as a ‘shit bag’.

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Meanwhile, McGee will be taking part in War Child’s upcoming special film screenings and Q&As as part of their upcoming Rockumentary series, with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Inspiral Carpets and many more.


McGee will be in conversation with director Danny O’Connor at the screening of Upside Down: The Creation Records Story at Everyman Screen On The Green on 1 November. For tickets and more information, visit here.