Liam Gallagher: 'I'm Sick of Idiots Saying I Can't Sing'

Gallagher hopes new album will get critics off his back

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Beady Eye have been talking to Shortlist about their upcoming album, "BE", which is being produced by TV on The Radio's Dave Sitek. And, according to front man Liam Gallagher, Sitek's minimalist production techniques will be proof to the band's critics that Liam can actually sing:

"I'm sick of f--king idiots saying I can't sing, you know what I mean? So I thought f--k this, no effects, none of that double tracking as much. Let's get in there bare, this is how I sound, man. This is how my voice sounds so hopefully people will like it and get off my f--king back ... It's how I sound round the f--king house or on the back of a camel or whatever."

Gallagher has also stated (via NME) that he has become a Belieber after hearing about Justin Bieber arriving two hours late for a London show:

"Anyone who goes on two hours late is f--king right in my book, man. All these so-called rock bands that sit backstage going, 'Hey, let's wait 15 minutes.' F--k that, wait two hours and 15 minutes! He's kicked the f--king arse out of it no one will beat that, ever. So get off his f--king back, man: I am a Belieber!

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    big muff pedal
    Noel and Liam are both hilarious
    We laugh with Noel and we laugh at Liam.
    "Liam is like a man with a fork in a world of soup." - Noel Gallagher I think this phrase sums up your comment perfectly.
    Cannot agree more! Noel was what made Oasis great. Even though they never got massive in the States, over here they were treated as Gods.
    Oasis was great?
    Sorry you yankee doodle, metal head fuk, over in england we appreciate good music
    As a yankee doodle, metal head fuk... I like pretty much every song by Oasis. They have a few dogs, what band doesn't, but all the same. Every album is full of good music, good for repeated listening, IMO.
    link no1
    Really? I assume you mean the U.K? I'm from there and I friggin' hate Oasis.
    WAS. Great. Their 3rd album was the biggest letdown in rock history. And thereafter they did nothing of consequence.
    He wasnt even the best singer in Oasis. I wonder what his views on Axl Rose is then.
    True. Fun fact: Liam and Noel shared the vocal duties on "Acquiesce" because Liam couldn't reach the higher notes in the chorus that Noel wanted.
    Interesting, I personally like Liam's voice better though. Oasis' Unplugged album was a letdown because of his absence.
    The other thing is I have NEVER heard him sound as good live as he did on the first 2 records. And after the first 2 records, he never sounded good one time. He always half-assed it on stage, never pushed it like on the 2 good records. He's all bluster and no substance. Which makes me sad because What's The Story and alot of the B-sides from around that time are phenomenal.
    He speaks about getting late to the show as if it was a good thing.
    Dr. Knox666
    It is. He should do a gig with Bieber and GNR, then you've got a festival because it's going to last the whole weekend
    Ok so Liam says "...wait two hour and fifteen one will beat that, ever." referring to going on stage late. Dude hasn't heard of GUNS N ROSES! They hold the title i'm sure!
    Justin bieber dosent even make it to top 10. Guns n roses still holds all those records
    Noel should join Beady Eye but still keep the name Beady Eye, that would be hillarious.
    It was rumoured that his trademark pose put pressure on his vocal chords, he was advised not to do it but was his typical ignorant self and carried on. I don't know exactly how true it is, but his voice has deteriorated way more than a 40 year old's voice normally would naturally, look at Eddie Vedder, Michael Stipe, hell any singer over 40 and they are pretty much as good as ever.
    He used to sound like a nightingale, but shortly after What's The Story, his voice went to hell, apparently because he did a fukton of drugs or whatever. And I will NEVER forgive him for cowering away from doing MTV Unplugged. If he's such a fuking rockstar he should have just manned up and done it but instead he pussed out like a crybaby bitch.
    wow, he likes Bieber, he cant sing and i guess he knows nothing about being a good musician either
    Agreed, the songs he writes leave me saying, THIS is all he can come up with? Sounds lamer than some teenager who can barely play guitar could come up with.
    He used to be a great singer back in the days. Now he is just another one in the list of singers who lost their voices beacuse of alcohol, cigarettes and ageing.
    I didn't even know who he was until someone said Oasis. The entire article I just slowly hated him more and more.
    The guy can sing. I don't know why he is getting all uptight about what people say or write. He's been around long enough to ignore or rise above it.
    Why would you ever think coming on stage 2 hours late is cool? What's the point in wasting everyone's time?
    link no1
    I don't like Oasis or any of their other projects. I come to these articles to look at what stupid things they have let fall out of that anus they call a mouth.