Liam Gallagher: ‘I am Oasis – it doesn’t matter who wrote the f**king songs’

'I'm the one that fucking took them for a walk on the wild side.

Liam Gallagher has declared that despite going solo, he’ll ‘always be Oasis‘ – and it ‘doesn’t matter who wrote the f**king songs’.

Often at war with his brother and former bandmate Noel, the chief songwriter of Oasis, Liam has said that he believes he has every right to sing their tracks as he hits the road on his own. Speaking to NME for a rare, in-depth interview for this week’s cover, Gallagher said that he remains proud of his legacy as he embarks on his solo career.

“I f**king love Oasis. I am Oasis,” Liam told NME. “It doesn’t matter who wrote the f**king songs and who f**king sung them, I’m the one that f**king took them for a walk on the wild side. I’ll always be Oasis, man, that’s my f**king first love. I don’t yearn for it, though, like some people go on about.

“If I yearned for it I’d be sending our kid chocolate, not f**king hate mail.”

After teasing his debut solo track ‘Wall Of Glass‘, Gallagher’s solo album ‘As You Were’ will follow in October. Meanwhile, he kicks off a solo tour this week – find out which Oasis tracks he will and won’t be playing.

Liam Gallagher’s full upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale now and available here.

30 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

1 – London, Electric Brixton
10 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
11 – Glasgow, Barrowlands