Liam Gallagher hits back at Noel calling him a ‘coward’ with scathing rant about Manchester terror attack gig
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Liam Gallagher has issued a damning – and slightly bizarre – response to his brother Noel after he made comments on talkSPORT radio saying that he should call him to plan an Oasis reunion.
Noel, who now plays with his own band High Flying Birds, was on the radio talking – as both of them always seem to be – about a potential reunion for the band that made the two brothers' names.
He seemed to open the door by suggesting that Liam call his people with a plan, suggesting that because his brother is ‘forever going on about it’ he should have ‘some kind of plan’.
Oh, he also called him a ‘coward’ as well.
"He won't speak to me - he's a coward," Noel said, sparking this whole thing.
“The thing with Liam is, you read these things every day, he’s saying ‘it’s happening, it’s happening’ – he gets people's hopes up, all over the world,” he continued.
“Then I get asked about it, and I have to look like I’m dropping a big foot on it.
“Call me! Call me.
“Let’s see what you have got to say.”
He continued: “I suspect that he doesn’t want to do it, but he just likes saying that he does want to do it.
“He’s got his own thing going on – he’s selling out Knebworth! – what does he want to share it with me for?
“I’m cool with what I’m doing, he’s smashing it, why be disingenuous with people?
“You know it’s not happening, and if you’ve got a plan, give me a ring.
“I’m open to a phone call, other than that, stop playing with the kids, it’s not fair on the fans.”
Well, this answer didn’t sit well with Liam.
To be fair, it’s probably more the bit where he called him a coward that he doesn’t like.
On Twitter at not long after 6am UK time today, Liam responded: “I don’t wish AIDS on people I turn up and play the MUSIC for the people of MANCHESTER who have just had a terror attack while you sit on your dingy sipping champagne and you got the audacity to call me a COWARD sit down you [bell emoji] end.”
That bit about wishing AIDS on people, that’s likely a reference to when Noel said that he wished Blur members Alex James and Damon Albarn would ‘catch AIDS and die’ during both bands’ 90s heyday.
Noel has since apologised for that comment, retracting his remarks and stating: "It was kind of a bit of a stitch up by the journalist.
“I was in this dressing room after we played Irvine Beach (Scotland) in that Big Top, and we were all f**ked taking drugs - she was taking drugs and all, and I won't name her on the f**king radio because that's probably not the best thing legally to do - but I kinda thought we were speaking off the record, but of course there was a tape recorder on.
“But, there you go. I obviously don't wish that.
“A bad cold I should have said, flu maybe?"
In another interview, he slightly more sincerely said: “As soon as I had said it, I realised that it was an insensitive thing to say as AIDS is no joking matter and immediately retracted the comment.
“Although not being a fan of their music, I wish both Damon and Alex a long and healthy life.”
The reference to the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing is likely about Noel's absence from the One Love Manchester benefit concert, held two weeks after the terror attack which claimed the lives of 22 people.
At the time, Liam wrote on Twitter: "Manchester, I'd like to apologise for my brother's absence last night, very disappointed, stay beautiful, stay safe.
"Noel's out of the f**king country weren't we all love get on a f**king plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f**k."
Later that year, Noel headlined the We Are Manchester benefit concert to mark the reopening of the Manchester Arena, and Liam wasn't very happy about that either.
He lashed out on Twitter at the time: "Don't buy into this PR stunt, he doesn't give a f**k, if the same thing had have gone of in Edinburgh he'd been there like a shot ahem."
LADbible has contacted a representative for Liam Gallagher for a comment.
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