Liam blasts Noel for quitting

15 Nov 2009

Singer says his brother used fight as ‘an excuse’ to leave Oasis

LIAM GALLAGHER has finally lifted the lid on the true story behind the OASIS split - his brother NOEL used their furious bust-up as an excuse to quit the band.

Guitarist Noel walked away from the group after a backstage row with singer Liam before a show in Paris, France in August.

But Liam insists Noel had "wanted out" for some time, and has slammed his brother for not having "the b*******" to admit to the band and their fans that he wanted to go solo.

In an interview with Italy's Radio Deejay station, Liam says: "To be quite honest, I think our kid (Noel) wanted out. But you'll have to ask him when he comes in and does his little solo thing. We had an argument - but we've had bigger ones, about more important people. Basically, I think he wanted out, wanted something different, but he hadn't got the b******* to tell the band or the fans."

Liam also confirms the bust-up was sparked by an argument over a smashed guitar - but insists both brothers were to blame.

He adds, "I didn't smash it (the guitar) on him, I wish I had, man. He sort of... treated my guitar poorly, which was a present off (sic) my wife. So I thought it was only fair to pay the compliment (back) so I smashed one of his. It sounds ridiculous, like a pair of old women."

But the singer is already bouncing back from the demise of the legendary Britpop group - he's planning to return to the stage within two months.

He adds, "I'll be back doing that (playing live) within a couple of months. I've just done a tour, I always miss singing songs. I miss the people. We're sort of doing things at the moment. Not Oasis, Oasis is done. Everyone (all the Oasis bandmates) except for Noel."