Liam Gallagher has accused his brother Noel of telling “lies” about the reasons for his decision to quit Oasis – and revealed that the false accusations were “breaking [his] heart”.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1 the Beady Eye singer admitted that he’d contributed to Oasis’s split in 2009, but insisted that Noel’s claims that he had faked a bout of laryngitis to get out of a scheduled performance at V Festival, and that the pair had fallen out over his clothing label Pretty Green, were made up “to get brownie points”.
Last week (July 6), Noel revealed details about his first solo LP ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’, which will be released on October 17. He went on to tell reporters at the press conference that Liam had “wielded a guitar like an axe” and “nearly took his face off” backstage at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris in 2009.
He also claimed that the band’s split had been due to Liam’s wish to put an advert for his clothing range Pretty Green in their tour programme, and said that while the singer had cited having laryngitis for cancelling their slot at 2009’s V Festival, the real reason was that he had a hangover.
However, Liam – who posted a tweet simply reading “SHITBAG” after Noel’s announcement – said: “In my opinion – he’s a control freak. He’s making up lies to get brownie points.”
“I got diagnosed with laryngitis for the V Festival – I wasn’t hungover. I do gigs when I’ve been hungover. I’m a big boy. I’m not going to cancel a gig because I’ve got a headache.”
He went on to add: “It’s time he [Noel] woke up. He’s no angel. I’m partly to blame but I’m not solely to blame. People need to know that it wasn’t just me who split the band up, it was Noel too.”