Liam Gallagher speaks about the aftermath of brother Noel quitting Oasis

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Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher has spoken about the moment that his brother, Noel Gallagher, quit Oasis and the events that led up to that point and how he felt once Noel had walked out on the band.

The 51-year-old singer-songwriter said that his “world caved in” after the bust-up which Noel, 56, claims was the catalyst for him leaving, though Liam has disputed what happened and that he was the reason why Noel couldn’t perform as part of Oasis any more, reports

The band, which was formed in the 1990s, came to an end after Noel and Liam clashed backstage at the Rock-en-Seine festival in Paris, during 2009, which the elder brother has pinned squarely on the shoulders of his younger sibling but Liam has now challenged the reasons for him quitting, saying that his behaviour hadn’t changed during their time together in the band.

Speaking in a new interview with The Guardian, the singer said that he was surprised that Noel cited his behaviour as a reason for quitting and said that it was actually what helped Oasis be a step apart from other bands at the time.

Liam explained: “That’s what made Oasis what it was. I wasn’t any different, but all of a sudden, he’s turned into Ronan Keating or some soft c***, going: ‘We can’t have that behaviour’.”

As per, in the announcement that Noel made at the time when he left Oasis, the guitarist claimed he “simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”

After his departure, Liam said that it was an “absolute nightmare” as he tried to figure out what he would do next while Noel went on to record new music with his band, Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds.

Liam said: “I was sitting at home with no management, no office, and no one to really speak to, while Noel was still walking into his big management office having everyone running around after him, getting smart and dissing people. Looking back with hindsight, you can go: ‘You’re a big boy’ and all that, but when you’ve had all that stuff for 20 years… I could barely tie my shoelace let alone run my business or my life. All that support was taken away, but little Noely G had it all still there.”

When asked whether he would have done anything different if he had his time again, backstage in Paris, Liam was still defiant and said that he would have gone further against Noel and the Oasis manager, Marcus Russell.

He said: “Yes, I’d fill ’em both in… They threw me under the f***ing bus. All my life caved in.” With rumours of an Oasis reforming in a lull after thoughts that they would come back for another gig or two, Liam is looking to push on and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Definitely Maybe, by performing the album in full at the Reading and Leeds festivals as well as an arena tour.



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