The Oasis and Beady Eye man gone solo released his new album ‘As You Were’ last week, which went on to outsell the rest of the Top 20 combined, after a prolonged campaign of headline-grabbing statements.
Now, in a new interview for Magnet magazine conducted by Taylor Hawkins, Liam has revealed that he doesn’t care much for iconic British rock band Queen.
Asked whether he likes the Freddie Mercury-fronted group, he replies: “Do I like Queen? Uh, not really, no. I mean, I get Freddie Mercury has a great voice and all that, and obviously they’ve got some great songs. But I do find them a bit Queen-y.”
Hawkins laughs, to which Liam responds: “Listen, they’re a top band and obviously they’ve got great songs, but I dunno, man. Brian May’s guitar sound sounds like he’s got it clogged in his ass.”
“Poor Brian,” says Hawkins, “I love Brian.”
Gallagher replies: “I respect him and all that, but I don’t know, man.”
When asked what American bands he does like, Liam cites Guns ‘n Roses and Creedence Clearwater Revival as groups that he’s a fan of, before going on to praise Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s old band Nirvana.
“I did like Nirvana, and I liked some of the tunes,” Liam says. “Who else was out at the time? I wasn’t a big fan of Pearl Jam.”
Earlier this week, Liam Gallagher praised UK TV personality and singer Bradley Walsh – a statement that Bradley Walsh received gratefully, calling Liam a ‘living legend’.
When NME informed Walsh of Gallagher’s comments, the actor and presenter said that he was touched. Asked if they might be open to a collaboration, Walsh jokingly replied: “With Liam Gallagher? Oh, absolutely, of course, are you kidding? I’d collaborate with anyone, I like a bit of that. I thought Oasis were great. His vocals – he’s a great singer. I like the accent, that’s what I like.
“That’s what showbiz and rock music means – that’s it. I love it! He’s a living legend, isn’t he?”