Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder: ‘Liam Gallagher should get himself a TV chat show’

Friends share thoughts on what Liam Gallagher should do post-Beady Eye split

Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder has said he thinks Liam Gallagher should get himself a TV chat show.

Ryder made his suggestions for the Beady Eye singer in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally. He said: “Apart from have another crew cut, I think he should get himself a TV chat show.”

Others, including Johnny Marr, also gave their suggestions as to what they think the ex-Oasis frontman should do now that his latest band Beady Eye have split. Marr, who performed live with Noel Gallagher earlier this month, maintained that Liam should stick to what he’s good at, despite the press attention and drama that follows him.

“Liam loves music and loves being in a band. People shouldn’t forget that,” he said. “It’s a shame all this stuff kicks up, because his fame gets in the way of that love. It’s not a job, it’s a passion he’s had since he was a teenager, and he’s really good at it.

“I’d hate to see the consequences of his band breaking up and the soap opera that goes with it stop him making music. Oasis were together a long time; the fact they’re brothers might mean they have to go off and live their own lives more than people in a regular band, because they’ve been together since they were children.

“There is a human being in there, who brings people happiness, and people need to remember that.”

Producer Alan McGee, who’s known Gallagher since May 1993 when he signed Oasis to Creation Records, added: “I love Liam – whatever he wants to do is fine with me.”

This week, it was revealed that Liam Gallagher will perform The Who Band as part of a Teenage Cancer Trust gig next month. It will be his first live appearance since the demise of Beady Eye.