Talk about brotherly love. Liam Gallagher is suing his brother Noel for calling him a “drunk.”
TMZ reports Noel claims Oasis bailed on a 2009 music festival because Liam was too “hung over to perform.”
Liam just told U.K. tabloid The Sun: “I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover.”
Liam claims the real reason was he had a case of laryngitis.
He adds, “I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.”
Yet another example of why you shouldn’t mix business with family.
Liam Gallagher, of Oasis and brotherly conduct fame, and his new band Beady Eye have released a cover of the Beatles’ “Across the Universe” to raise funds for the British Red Cross’s Japan Tsunami Appeal.
Profits from the single will be donated to help victims suffering from the earthquake and tsunami last month.
The single can be found on the band’s official website along with a statement: “The day before the charity event, during an eight-hour session, Beady Eye went into RAK studios to record and mix their version of the song from the Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’ album.”
It will be availably on their site for a limited time only at for $1.60, with a dollar from each sale going directly to the Red Cross.
Beady Eye debuted the song at a Japan benefit concert on Sunday night at London’s O2 Academy Brixton alongside Graham Coxon, the Coral, Paul Weller and Primal Scream. The show has so far raised over $242, 600 for Japan.
Needless to say, John Lennon would be proud. In fact, the original song was used for the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) charity album in 1969. The album itself was inspired after the song’s chorus: ‘No One’s Going to Change Our World’.
What is brother Noel Gallagher up to?
Now that the long-time popular band Oasis are officially finished, lead singer Liam Gallagher is finally free to start a new band. And he’s doing so… with the members of Oasis who aren’t his brother Noel, reports rollingstone.com.
Bassist Andy Bell, drummer Chris Sharrock, and guitarist Gem Archer are currently working with Liam on new songs. In an interview with an Italian radio station, Liam promised fans that this new revamp of “Oasis,” which will perform under a different name, will return with music and performances soon.
“I’ll be back doing that, playing live, within a couple of months,” Liam said. “I’ve just done a tour, I always miss singing songs. I miss the people.”
Noel Gallagher left Oasis in late August, following a backstage fight with his brother before a performance at a French music festival. In the Italian interview, Liam revealed that the argument started when Noel poorly treated a guitar that was given to Liam as a present from his wife. In angry response, Liam took one of Noel’s guitars and smashed it.
Singer Liam Gallagher told WENN.com that he planned on putting together a new band next year. The former Oasis lead singer has taken a break form music since his brother Noel caused the band to fold after a fight with the two.
While Noel is pursuing a solo career, Liam intends to maintain a group dynamic, saying, “Getting away from the whole Oasis thing is going to be a good thing, I suppose. I don’t want to do anything solo. I want to be in a band. But we can do things a lot differently these days. It’ll definitely be rock ‘n’ roll.”
Now that Oasis has disbanded, lead singer Noel Gallagher is breaking away from his brother Liam and going solo, reports Perez Hilton.
“I’m looking forward to doing my own thing, bringing out my own music,” he said. “I’m glad that’s what people want to hear. I am not thinking about much else, Oasis or Liam, I’m just having a good time.”
He left the band in August following comments his brother made about the paternity of his daughter, Anais.
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has officially confirmed that the band is no longer around, according to CHARTattack.
Gallagher told Britain’s Times newspaper that the band are “done” and are “no longer.” He also said he was thinking about what his next musical move will be.
There was talk of Oasis continuing to make music without guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher, who left the band earlier this year after a backstage fight with his brother. However, that appears to be out of the question now.
“I know [Oasis are done],” Liam Gallagher said in the Times article. “Without a doubt. And it’s a shame but that’s life. We had a good run at it. The thing about Oasis is [we ended it.] No one ended it for us. Which was pretty, kind of… cool.”
Oasis had a rocky 2009. Earlier in the year, Noel Gallagher said he wanted to release a solo album following Oasis’ tour for last year’s album Dig Out Your Soul. His brother was not a fan of that idea.
Oasis gossip comes fairly cheap, but the latest news from the Brit-pop powerhouse may actually cost the band their very existence. Noel Gallagher, guitarist and older brother of vocalist Liam Gallagher, announced Friday on his blog he had quit the band for good this time.
“People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer,” Noel wrote on oasisnet.com.
The post came after an altercation between Noel and Liam at the Paris music festival Rock en Seine. The two were so worked up they bowed out of their headlining set moments before they were scheduled to take the stage, disappointing fans even to the point of tears, according to drummer Chris Tomson’s statement to NME.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is stepping into the world of fashion with his own clothing line called Pretty Green.
Named after a song by The Jam, Pretty Green is described as an “up-front, straight talking, classic clothing range (with a) team made up of key industry professionals.”
The limited-edition line will include footwear, denim, knitwear, jackets, trench coats, parkas, t-shirts, hats, scarves and accessories, all subject to Gallagher’s final approval.