The two eyebrow-wielding goblin Gallagher brothers of popular British phenom Oasis are feuding, for the millionth time. This time, Liam (the less toolboxy brother) is suing Noel for comments he made about him (Liam) pulling out of V-Fest 2009 at the last minute.
Noel claimed that Liam was drunk or hungover and unprofessional about the situation at V-Fest. So, hairy x-men creature #2 (Liam) freaked out and decided to sue Noel, because he won’t take his comments back and apologize. Also, something about Liam’s clothing label being inappropriately promoted? Are you confused yet? I am.
This drama does not surprise anybody. Stories about these two Manchester mudbloods and their bitchy attitudes have been surfacing since the mid-90’s when their critically acclaimed album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Liam Gallagher’s Statement:
“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. That is a lie and I want Oasis fans and others who were at V to know the truth.”
I was gutted when I couldn’t play the gig because I didn’t want to let the fans down. But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor.
Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour programme. The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us.
I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism. I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.”
Other famous feuds on Noel’s side include the time he picked a fight with Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) saying he wished Damon would “die of aids.” He also dissed Jay-Z. When it was announced that jigga man would headline at UK’s Glastonbury Noel said “I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong.”
AND he called Robbie Williams’ music “Fucking dog shit” (though it kinda is) Robbie responded by calling him a “Mean-spirited dwarf.” (also true, the fight was a draw)
He also called the indie/electronic group Bloc Party a band “Off University Challenge.” (It’s a British gameshow, I don’t get the reference either since I’ve never seen it)
Fellow intellect Kele Okereke, frontman for Bloc Party, retorted a seething comment on Oasis, “They have made stupidity hip. They claim to be inspired by The Beatles but, and this so saddens me, they have failed to grasp that The Beatles were about constant change and evolution. Oasis are repetitive Luddites.”
As far as I gather Liam doesn’t really start fights with other famous people, just with his brother, which leads me to believe that Noel is the real asshole here. Though I’m sure those genetics don’t fall too far from the haggis plate errr apple tree.
All this really reminds me of a song I once heard on the alt.rock station, hmmmm something like,
Someday you will sue me
Caught beneath the lawsuit
In a champagne superbrofeud
A champagne superbrofeud in the sky