Liam Gallagher sues brother Noel for “telling lies” over Oasis breakup.
Liam Gallagher, former Oasis front-man is suing brother Noel for what he claims are “lies” over the band split in 2009.
Liam Gallagher, who has re-launched his music career as front-man of Beady Eye, has filed a High Court action against Noel Gallagher’s claim that he pulled out of a 2009 headline performance at V festival due to a “hangover”.
He also has been enraged by Noel’s comments made last month at a press conference – when he was promoting his new solo album – about the band’s split in 2009, which was partly due to an argument over whether Liam could advertise his Pretty Green clothing range in the concert programme.
Liam Gallagher demands public apology from his guitarist brother after claimed that he cancelled V festival Oasis performance due to hangover.
He took the extraordinary action because he said he wanted Oasis fans and festival-goers “to know the truth”.
“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.”
Liam Gallagher insisted Noel was aware he had laryngitis, which was diagnosed by a doctor.
“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.”
Noel Gallagher has yet to respond to the suit, although he has expressed regret over Oasis’ split in a recent interview with Absolute Radio.
“We could maybe have [just] all gone off and done other things for a few years,” he said.
“It was a hasty decision … If I had my time again I’d have thought about it a bit more and gone back, done the gig, done the next, there was only two gigs left on the tour.”
“If we had simply agreed to a hiatus, Oasis could have returned to the project in a renewed, relaxed – and even nostalgic – way.”
“In my own head the 2015, 20-year anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory is looming,” he said.
“We could have maybe come back, made a new album and played that album in its entirety and gone and been the greatest thing ever, but there you go.”
Noel Gallagher broke up with Oasis following a row moments before a festival in Paris in August 2009.
Noel – who also wrote most of the group’s hits – said the Gallaghers’ rocky relationship worsened after Liam demanded free plugs for his clothes brand in the tour programme, which Noel opposed.
He also said Liam pulled out of an appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford in 2009. At the time it had been explained as a bout of laryngitis, but Noel said the reason for the no-show was his brother’s “hangover”.
The two brothers have had a long-running public spat ever since they found fame in the mid-1990s.
Cancellation of a major festival appearance due to a hangover rather than a medical condition could potentially lead to contractual issues with the organizers.
The possibility of Oasis reunion now looks exceedingly remote.
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