In a review to be published in this week’s NME – in shops in London from tomorrow (September 25) and throughout the UK from Wednesday (September 26) – the brothers re-ignite their old feud with Blur frontman Damon Albarn. Of his new Gorillaz project, Liam asks: “What’s that nonsense that’s on the radio? It’s like three-year-olds’ music, worse than Steps. Whatever happened to his beloved Blur?” Liam promised to “slap” the “bald” Albarn the next time he sees him.
Noel took aim at Eminem, saying he watched him during his festival closing-set in front of 60,000 fans at the Carling Weekend in Reading and despaired. “I was looking at the 60,000 people who were goin’ mad thinking ‘You lot don’t half deserve each other’. People set their standards too low in their idols these days.” Oasis had headlined the festival in 2000.
Liam then attacked Posh Spice, saying: “(Posh) can’t even chew chewing gum and walk in a straight line at the same time, let alone write a book. Why is Posh Beckham writing a book of her memoirs?”
Liam also said fatherhood – his girlfriend Nicole Appleton, formerly of All Saints, gave birth to their son Gene during the summer – was eating into hellraising time.
“There’s too many things going on in our lives to be sittin’ around doing cocaine and drinking all day long,” he said. “There’s nappies to be changed and I’m great at it. There’s trainers to be bought. And there’s hair to be cut. And there’s winks to be winked. Y’know what I mean?”