It doesn’t look like Noel and Liam Gallagher are going to kiss and make up anytime soon, and a recent Guardian interview with the older brother looks set to throw further fuel on the fire.
In it, Noel doesn’t hold back on his feelings about his brother, starting by saying ‘I liked my mum until she gave birth to Liam’, before going on to call his albums: “unsophisticated music. For unsophisticated people. Made by an unsophisticated man.”
This comes after Noel accused Liam of sending his teenage daughter a threatening message, sharing a screenshot of Anaïs’ phone and the conversation in question.
He addresses this in the interview, saying:
That’s not the first time he’s sent texts to my daughter, or left threatening phone calls on my wife’s answering machine. So when he’s threatening my wife via my teenage daughter, I’m thinking, you know, if you weren’t a rock star, if you were just an uncle who worked in a garage, you’d be getting a visit from the police. But because you’re a rockstar, wahey, you get away with that shit.
When asked about the last time he saw Liam, Noel says it was back when City won the league three years ago at the Etihad, saying his brother is very polite when they meet but ‘you can see in his eyes that he’s just about to piss his trousers.’
And he doesn’t think much of Liam’s new material, saying: “I don’t listen to the albums, because I can’t stand his voice. But I hear it on the radio”, adding: “I reckon if I put my two sons in a room – one’s nine, one’s 11 – for about 45 minutes, they could probably muster up something better than that new single of his.”
Perhaps his most brutal put down was of his brother’s Glastonbury performance this summer:
I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed for a man in my entire life. He’s pulled off the incredible magic trick of making those Oasis songs sound weedy and thin. And he looked like he was having the worst day of his life, walking around in what looks like a pair of my son’s pyjamas, shouting into a mic about some perceived injustice ... if you can’t sing ’em, don’t play ’em!
I think our chances of getting an Oasis reunion have just dramatically decreased...