Liam Gallagher reveals what he bought with his first royalty cheque

His purchase ended up on the cover of 'Definitely Maybe'

Liam Gallagher has revealed what he bought with the first royalty cheque he ever received.

The Manchester icon, who will be crowned Godlike Genius at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 in February, is set to appear on BBC 6Music’s The First Time With… show on Christmas Eve.

In a clip from the show, Gallagher tells host Matt Everitt about his first purchase with royalty money, revealing that the item would later end up on the cover for Oasis‘ ‘Definitely Maybe‘.


“I don’t know about the cheque, I’m still waiting for it mate” Gallagher joked. “I remember the first thing I bought with it was a scooter – a 1954 Lambretta, which I’ve still got. That’s on the cover of ‘Definitely Maybe’. There’s some shots of it on there.”

He also explained he used his second royalty cheque to buy his mum a house, “but she didn’t want it”. “It was a lovely little cottage up in Heaton Moor,” he said. “I give her the keys and she’s going, ‘What do I want this for?’ I was like, ‘Cos it’s better than the one that you’re in, innit.’ She goes, ‘No, I don’t want it.’

“So I had to sell it back to the geezer,” he continued. “She didn’t want it. She goes, ‘All I want is a brand new gate.’ Cheap date, mate – you know what I mean? So I went, ‘I’ll tell you what, I can do better than that – I’ll buy you a fence and a gate.’ And that’s all she’s ever wanted.”

Gallagher said that his mum “took offence” at the suggestion she needed a new house, and still lives in “the same house with the same fence and the same gate”. “She’s a legend,” he added. You can hear the full interview on BBC 6Music at 1pm on Christmas Eve.


Meanwhile, the bookies have given new odds on Oasis reforming in 2018 after Liam suggested he and brother Noel had made up. Liam took to Twitter on Tuesday (December 19) to suggest that the pair were going to meet up on Wednesday (December 20) for a festive get-together.

“I wanna say Happy Xmas to team NG it’s been a great year thanks for everything looking forward to seeing you [tomorrow],” he wrote. 

“He’s already reached out,” Liam then replied when a fan questioned his first tweet. He later added: “We’re all good again”. You can see the tweets below.