Liam Gallagher says Noel and Johnny Marr are “playing at being frontmen”

Liam says Noel "got what he wanted" when Oasis split

Liam Gallagher has said he thinks brother Noel Gallagher and former The Smiths‘ member Johnny Marr are “playing at being frontmen”.

Marr features on lead guitar on ‘Ballad of the Mighty I’, the second single taken from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ ‘Chasing Yesterday’. Marr has also joined Noel Gallagher for a string of live performances.

Speaking to Q Magazine, Liam said that Noel “got what he wanted” when Oasis split, with the magazine asking Liam if he meant Noel wanted to be the frontman. He replied, “Without a doubt.”


He continued, “Every fucking soundcheck he’d go and stand in the middle and sing. The geezer’s got small man syndrome. He never had the nerve back in the day so he joined my band and slowly wormed his way to the front, got his balls together.”

“Same as Johnny Marr,” he said. “Get yourselves over to the other side, play your guitars, play it with yer teeth, because there’s no place for you over here.”

He concluded, “You know what it’s like when your kid puts make-up on and tries to look like a grown-up for a laugh? It’s like that. They’re playing at being frontmen. Get back over there. They look stupid.”