Liam Gallagher Calls Noel A 'Parasite' For Playing Oasis Songs

Liam Gallagher thinks his brother Noel, now on tour with High Flying Birds, is overly reliant on their old band's material.

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Liam Gallagher is comfortable with the idea of revisiting Oasis songs in concert, but he thinks his brother Noel, now on tour with High Flying Birds, is overly reliant on their old band's material.

Speaking with LA Weekly, the Beady Eyes frontman offered a succinct, well-reasoned, completely unbiased criticism of Noel's recent shows, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of nostalgia.

"I'll tell you what: he's playing 50 per cent Oasis material, which says to me that he's a complete f--king parasite", Liam said. "He's a complete f--king sh-tbag".

OK, so maybe he's a little biased. The Gallaghers have been at war for as long as anyone can remember, and last month, Noel filed court papers accusing his brother of harassing his wife on the phone and attacking him with a guitar. The filing came several months after Liam initiated a libel lawsuit in connection with comments made by Noel regarding Oasis' cancelled performance at 2009's V Festival.

While Liam says he and Beady Eye will play a handful of Oasis tunes on their next tour, they're planning to "keep their eyes on the future" and limit the number to two or three.

As for the possibility of an Oasis reunion, Liam told the paper he'd do it for the fans, not the money, although he's in no rush to make it happen.

"That's not me saying I'd want to get back in a band with Noel - I'd rather eat my own sh-t than be in a band with him again. He's a miserable little f--k, if you know what I mean. But if the fans want it, though, I'd do it".

Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    GrungeHippie26
    Seriously UG? No one gives a shit about Courtney Love snoting crack, X-Factor and Glee trying to use rock music on their shows, or the Gallagher brothers pissing on eachother.
    Trent Armitage
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Seriously UG? No one gives a shit about Courtney Love snoting crack, X-Factor and Glee trying to use rock music on their shows, or the Gallagher brothers pissing on eachother.
    I do
    AcdcTXfan
    We get it Liam, you hate Noel. I think you've said that like 10 times. Just this year.
    InfernalFender
    I must be the only that gets a kick out of the Gallagher articles. The shit they say about each other is comedy gold!
    slaptasticdave
    If you were going to keep playing together for the fans why did the band break up? in the middle of a tour no less
    Bozjoarmstrong
    takearide wrote: Liam is the best. Hes a rock n Roll star. Dont like Liam, Dont read the Artical.
    The grammar of this alone tells you all you need to know about the type of people who like Liam Gallagher.
    OtherGuy
    Well, the Gallagher Christmas party should be eventful this year, eh? (For the record, Liam is in the wrong here, Noel is one of the best songwriters the UK has ever produced)
    Dr Funkenstein
    marconelson wrote: if you don't know Noel stole so many songs, then you don't know anything about music. Go talking about football.
    I didn't realise I knew so little about music. I'm off to premierleague.com
    marconelson
    @Bozjoarmstrong, you should have some respect for foreign people, whose language is not English. Check Noel Gallagher's blog, full of mistakes in his own language...
    bassmike200
    TBH I remember Liam saying he wouldn't play any Oasis songs a few months back... and lets be honest Noel wrote the songs anyway. I still don't enjoy either of their musical output to a great extent.
    Eirien
    AcdcTXfan wrote: We get it Liam, you hate Noel. I think you've said that like 10 times. Just this year.
    What's the opposite of a massive exaggeration? Your post is one of them.
    StillSublime
    "That's not me saying I'd want to get back in a band with Noel - I'd rather eat my own sh-t than be in a band with him again. He's a miserable little f--k, if you know what I mean. But if the fans want it, though, I'd do it".
    wat
    takearide
    Liam is the best. Hes a rock n Roll star. Dont like Liam, Dont read the Artical.
    marconelson
    [quote]Supersonic1 Paul McCartney didn't steal so many songs from other musicians, and didn't have to pay so much money for royalties, copyrights. THAT sounds like something a parasite would do.
    marconelson
    kerguitar08[/b] : then you disagree with Noel Gallagher, 'cause he said, more than one time, that Liam Gallagher had and still has (check the interviews) a great voice. Classic Noel fans who don't even know anything about their idol, "blinded by what they idolise", as Liam sings. Despite Noel leaving the band, Oasis continued their tours, and still now with Beady Eye.
    marconelson
    [quote]kerguitar08 : ahahahaha Noel Gallaga wouldn't even have been KNOWN without Liam singing and swagger. Refusing to play gigs? I remind you that Noel Gallaga left Oasis in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2009. But you're probably a homosexual and prefer his falsetto. Liam is obnoxious that all the girls fell in love with him, that's the main reason why Oasis were successful. Sorry you still have to pay women. Your comment is the proof that jealousy kills.
    marconelson
    the complete article said: "Noel's surrounded by a lot of ass-lickers who tell him he's great every ****ing minute." Here's another confirmation.
    marconelson
    [quote]StillSublime he says that if you checked the whole Oasis thing, you'd find Noel was the first one talking about an Oasis reunion. Who would want to be in band with a liar.
    kerguitar08
    Says the one who spent most of his career ruining his brother's songs with his nasally, obnoxious voice while refusing to play gigs because he had better things to do. That sounds like something a parasite would do. Oasis would of been better and even more successful if Noel ousted Liam and took over lead vocals before they recorded Definitely Maybe.
    marconelson
    if you don't know Noel stole so many songs, then you don't know anything about music. Go talking about football.
    marconelson
    [quote]bassmike200 in fact, Liam didn't play any Oasis songs. And let's be honest, Noel stole songs anyway.
    marconelson
    [quote]AcdcTXfan We already got Noel, you hate Liam. I think you've said that like 11 times. Just this year.
    marconelson
    [quote]Bozjoarmstrong you should have some respect for foreign people, whose language is not English. Check Noel Gallagher's blog, full of mistakes in his own language...
    marconelson
    [quote]WhoAMEye Noel is singing a load of songs he STOLE... the bastard. He even had to pay a lot of money for the copyrights.
    StillSublime
    So people cant reap the benefits of their own labor? C'mon Obama, they arent even in America e.e
    marconelson
    the truth is that Noel is a scaredy cat, in this case afraid of being unsuccessful with his news songs. That's why he chose to play so many Oasis songs. In fact, he received 21 negative reviews for his "new" album (that I already heard in the year 1999), from music magazines too (Uncut, Clashmusic, etc.). Beady Eye didn't.