Liam Gallagher has barely spoken to his brother Noel Gallagher since a backstage fight led to the breakup of Oasis in 2009.
However, Liam Gallagher, 40, has now revealed that track Don’t Bother Me on his band Beady Eye’s new album was written as a “peace offering” to Noel.
The song Don’t Bother Me from the album Be features the lyrics: “In the morning, I’ll be calling and hoping you understand. Give peace a chance. Take my hand – be a man.”
Liam Gallagher said his arguments with 45-year-old Noel had inspired the song, which also contains the words: “I’m sick of all your lying/Your scheming and crying.”
He told the BBC that his mind had been “fuzzy” when he had written the words, which were about peace and brotherhood.
“I didn’t sit down to write a song about a brother,” Liam Gallagher said.
“There’s bits in there about Noel, I guess. And there’s bits in there about brothers in general. About everyone just chilling, man. And give peace a chance.”
Liam Gallagher said that while the song was not just about Noel, his influence was undeniable.
“I’m not here to shy away from talking about our kid. You ask me a question and I go for it,” he said.
“But, yeah, it’s about a lot of things. It’s not about just Noel. Believe you me, if I could write a song about the [expletive] with Noel, I would.”
Liam Gallagher also shared his opinions on One Direction, saying they had got “lucky” and were his band’s “biggest competition”.
“Fair play to them, man, they got lucky – like we all do, I guess – and they’re just going for it.
“It’s all going to end at some point. And when it ends, you want to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.”