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Liam Gallagher Talks The Effects Of Cutting Back On Smoking And Booze

Rachael Grealish

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Liam Gallagher Talks The Effects Of Cutting Back On Smoking And Booze

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As people wake up on New Year's Day, there will be an impending sense of dread for some people as they make their first reluctant steps towards the resolutions they promised to keep - quit drinking, give up smoking, eat less sweets...

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Well, before you dedicate your year (or January, at least) to the noble art of self-sacrifice, Liam Gallagher has come out and expressed his opinions on cutting back on the cigarettes and alcohol - and he reckons there are some rather unfortunate side effects.

In an interview with Sirius XM in the US, the former Oasis frontman said chucking his vices has made his voice lose that rock'n'roll edge he's known for.

"I know for a fact when I have not had cigarettes and not drank and have been behaving myself I sound a bit square," he explained.

"And I do not like that. I like to sound a bit rough and have a bit of character."

For quite a while now the 'Wonderwall' singer has been cutting back on some of his infamous bad habits, favouring a cup of tea over booze these days.

"I do behave myself a little, but not too much. I don't want to sound like Aled Jones or Michael Bublé," he said.

To be fair, it's unlikely Bublé is going to be dethroned by Liam as the swing-King any time soon - I can't see the younger Gallagher brother singing 'I Just Haven't Met You Yet' in a packed-out stadium following a gruff rendition of 'Some Might Say'.

They may not agree on everything, but Liam's brother Noel did have a similar opinion on the former Oasis singer's voice.

He once said his brother had 'the greatest rock'n'roll voice at one moment in time'.

It was back in 2011 when the 46-year-old performer first said he'd given up the drink in an interview with NME.

Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher

In the July of that year he said: "If I have a drink, I'll be on the Christmas special. I haven't had a drink since New Year's Eve. I'm having a bit of a break. I went 20 years drinking and messing about. It's rubbish."

He even admitted that his drinking had affected some of his biggest moments during his time with Oasis, such as making him forget the band's schedule for their iconic Knebworth performance.

He said: "At Knebworth I thought we were doing one night, and we were doing two."

Well, knocking booze on the head may have had a slightly detrimental effect on Liam's voice, but I'm guessing he'd rather have been able to prep himself for a two-night run.

Topics: Oasis, Liam Gallagher, Music, UK Entertainment, Health

Rachael Grealish
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