New details on split emerge in tabloids
Gallagher snr is said to have made the remarks in the immediate aftermath of the massive argument he had with Liam in Paris on Friday (August 28), an argument that led to Noel announcing he was quitting the band.
“They say never work with children and animals. No one mentioned fucking morons though, did they?” said Noel to a pal, according to The Sun newspaper.
He then launched a broadside at Liam’s Pretty Green clothing line.
He is reported as saying: “I think all the modelling malarkey has gone to his head. It’s a pleasure to give him time and space to work on his autumn/winter collection.”
It has also been reported that Friday’s argument flared when Liam travelled alone to the show in Paris on the Eurostar and arrived drunk. Noel, it is claimed, confronted his brother about being unprofessional and also said he was disappointed with management and security for not challenging the volatile singer before. The frontman is said to have “exploded in rage” and started saying things about Noel‘s children. When Liam hurled his guitar at Noel, the guitarist caught it, stamped on it then smashed it to pieces. And then he walked away.
There are parallels with Oasis previous big split in 2000. Then, in Barcelona, the band were forced to cancel a show because the drummer Alan White‘s arm seized up. After an all-day boozing Liam sparked a massive argument making remarks about Noel‘s daughter Anais. Then, Noel said he was giving up over-seas tours with the band and guitarist Matt Deighton was parachuted in until a fractious return for Noel at Dublin‘s Lansdowne Road stadium in July that year.