William John Paul Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later served as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both bands. His eccentric dress sense and abrasive bearing have been the subject of commentary in the press; through these and his distinctive singing style he remains one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.
Gallagher performing at the Vieilles Charrues Festival in 2018.
|Birth name||William John Paul Gallagher|
|Born||21 September 1972|
Burnage, Manchester, England
Although his older brother Noel wrote the majority of Oasis' songs, Liam penned the singles "Songbird" and "I'm Outta Time", along with a string of album tracks and B-sides. Noel departed Oasis in 2009 and formed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, while Liam continued with the former members of Oasis, without Noel, forming Beady Eye and releasing two albums before they disbanded in 2014. His debut solo album As You Were, which was released 6 October 2017, proved to be a critical and commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and being certified Platinum.
As You Were sold over 103,000 units in its first week in the United Kingdom. It is the ninth fastest-selling debut of the decade in the UK. In 2018, the album was certified Platinum, with UK sales of over 300,000 units. In the United States, it opened at number 30 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 album-equivalent units, including 14,000 traditional sales.
His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., is set to be released on September 20, 2019.
William John Paul Gallagher was born in Burnage, Manchester, to Irish parents Thomas and Peggy Gallagher. He was physically abused by his father as a child, although not to the extent that his older brothers Noel and Paul were. He has said that the abuse affected him deeply and inspired him to become an artist. When Liam was 10, Peggy took the boys and moved away from Thomas (she divorced him in 1986). Although Liam maintained sporadic contact with his father throughout his teens, he has said that their issues remain unresolved. He confronted his father on the phone in 1996, saying that he would "Buy some corned beef" if he saw him around him or his family.Paul and Noel often contend that even from a young age, Liam went out of his way to antagonise people, especially Noel, with whom he shared a bedroom. The Gallagher brothers were troubled, especially in their mid-teens; Liam often stole bicycles from local shops. He attended St. Bernard's RC Primary School until age 11, then The Barlow Roman Catholic High School in Didsbury; despite common reports that he was expelled at age 16 for fighting, Liam was actually suspended for three months. He then returned to school, where he completed his last term in Spring 1990. He gained 4 GCSEs.
Liam had no interest in music at a young age, preferring sports. He credits his change in attitude towards music to a blow to the head by a hammer he received from a student from a rival school. After this incident, he became infatuated with the idea of joining a band.
Noel has said that Liam showed little interest in music until his late teens, was better looking than him, a better singer, had better clothes and could wear a parka jacket with more style. Gallagher became confident in his ability to sing and began listening to bands like the Beatles, the Stone Roses, the Who, the Kinks, the Jam, and T.Rex. In the process he forged an obsession with former Beatles singer/songwriter John Lennon; Liam would later sarcastically claim to be Lennon reincarnated, despite being born eight years prior to Lennon's death.
When school friend Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, invited Gallagher to join his band, The Rain, as a vocalist, he agreed. Liam was the band's co-songwriter, along with guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs. Noel Gallagher has since openly mocked this writing partnership, describing them as being "just awful". Liam said that, "We were shit". The band only rehearsed once a week and did not get many gigs. It was after one of their rare shows in 1991 at the Manchester Boardwalk that Noel, having recently returned from touring internationally as a roadie with Inspiral Carpets, saw them perform.
In 1993, Oasis played a four-song setlist at Glasgow's famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, where Alan McGee of Creation Records discovered them and signed them on for a six-record deal. In late 1993 and '94, the band recorded the album Definitely Maybe, which released on August 28, 1994, and went on to become the fastest-selling British debut album ever. Liam was praised for his vocal contributions to the album, and his presence made Oasis a popular live act. Critics cited influences from The Beatles and Sex Pistols. Liam's attitude garnered attention from the British tabloid press, which often ran stories concerning his alleged drug use and behaviour.
In 1997, Definitely Maybe was named the 14th-greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In Channel 4's '100 Greatest Albums' countdown in 2005, the album was placed at number 6. In 2006, NME placed the album third in a list of the greatest British albums ever, behind The Stone Roses' self-titled debut album and The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead. In a 2006 British poll run by NME and the book of British Hit Singles and Albums, Definitely Maybe was voted the best album of all time with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band finishing second and Revolver third. Q Magazine placed it at number five on their greatest albums of all-time list in 2006, and in that same year NME hailed it as the greatest album of all time.
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? was even more successful, becoming the third-best selling album in British history. Around this time, Oasis became embroiled in a well documented media-fuelled feud with fellow Britpop band Blur. The differing styles of the bands now leading the Britpop movement – Oasis a working class, northern band and Blur a middle class, southern band – made the media perceive them as natural rivals. In August 1995, Blur and Oasis released new singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsold Morning Glory's second single, "Roll with It", 274,000 copies to 216,000 during the week. When the band mimed the single on Top of the Pops, Liam pretended to play Noel's guitar and Noel pretended to sing, taking a jibe at the show's format.
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is considered to be a seminal record of the Britpop era and as one of the best albums of the nineties, and it appears in several charts as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2010, Rolling Stone commented that "the album is a triumph, full of bluster, bravado and surprising tenderness. Morning Glory capped a true golden age for Britpop." The magazine ranked the album at 378 on its 2012 list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album's enduring popularity within the UK was reflected when it won the BRITs Album of 30 years at the 2010 BRIT Awards. The award was voted by the public to decide the greatest 'Best Album' winner in the history of the BRIT Awards. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
After an incident of air rage in 1998 (apparently over a scone) on a flight to Australia, Gallagher was banned for life from Cathay Pacific airlines; Gallagher said he would "rather walk". During the tour of Australia, Gallagher was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly head-butting a 19-year-old fan, who claimed he was only asking him for a photo. Criminal charges were later dropped, although a civil case was pursued that led to Gallagher reportedly settling out of court.
Oasis's eagerly anticipated third album, Be Here Now, was released on 21 August 1997 and set a new record as the fastest-selling album in UK Chart history. The album was derided by Noel in later years, but Liam has defended the album, describing it as "a top record".
On the first day of release, Be Here Now sold over 424,000 copies, becoming the fastest-selling album in British chart history; initial reviews were overwhelmingly positive. The album's producer Owen Morris said the recording sessions were marred by arguments and drug abuse, and that the band's only motivations were commercial. As of 2008, the album had sold eight million copies worldwide. It was the best-selling album of 1997 in the UK, with 1.47 million units sold. The album topped the UK Vinyl Albums Chart in 2016, 19 years after its original release.
Creation Records shut down in 1999, following which the Gallagher brothers set up their own label, Big Brother Recordings for all future Oasis releases. Interestingly, future album and singles were marked with codes starting with 'RKID'.
Oasis returned in 2000 with Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. Founding members Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan left during the recording, leaving Liam Gallagher as the only member remaining from The Rain. The album featured their first song written by Liam rather than Noel, "Little James", a melody written for Liam's ex-wife Patsy Kensit's son, James Kerr. This song, along with the album as a whole, received generally mixed reviews.
Oasis's next album, Heathen Chemistry (2002), featured three more songs written by Liam. One of them was "Songbird", which was an acoustic ballad about his love for Nicole Appleton. The song was the fourth single from the album and reached number 3 in the UK charts. Later that year, on 1 December, Gallagher broke several of his teeth and sustained injuries to his face after a fight broke out in a Munich bar. He and Alan White were arrested, but were released without charge. Oasis had to pull out of the shows in Munich and Düsseldorf due to Liam's injuries.
2005 saw the release of Oasis's sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth, featuring a further three compositions by Liam Gallagher: "Love Like a Bomb" (co-written with rhythm guitarist Gem Archer), "The Meaning of Soul" and "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel". The album won two Q Awards: a special People's Choice Award and Best Album.
Gallagher joined the rest of Oasis to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the BRIT Awards 2007. As the band picked up the award, he commented on stage, "Seeing as we don't get nominated for this shit no more this'll have to do." Around the same time, it was announced that he was in negotiations with the makers of Channel 4 afternoon quiz Countdown to appear as the weekly celebrity guest in "Dictionary Corner". Co-presenter Carol Vorderman, interviewed by the Daily Sport, said, "Liam loves it and yes, we're in talks about him coming on. I told him I think it will do his cred no end of good."
2008 saw the release of the band's final album Dig Out Your Soul (2008), which featured three Liam songs: "I'm Outta Time" (also a single), "Ain't Got Nothin'" and "Soldier On". Dig Out Your Soul went straight to number 1 in the UK Album Charts and reached Number 5 in the US 200 Billboard Charts. In mid-2009 at the end of the tour of the same name, the band split up due to Noel not being able to work with Liam any more.
In the UK, the album sold 90,000 copies on its first day of release, making it the second fastest selling album of 2008, behind Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. It debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 1, with first week sales of 200,866 copies, making it the 51st fastest selling album ever in the UK. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 in the US, with 53,000 copies sold. It is the highest chart position of any Oasis album in the US since 1997's Be Here Now which debuted at number 2, but fewer total opening week sales than Don't Believe the Truth. It has so far spent a total of 30 weeks in the French Albums Chart.
Many critics lauded Dig Out Your Soul as one of the band's strongest albums, one opined that "it seems Oasis have made something that can happily play alongside Morning Glory."
Beady Eye (2009–2014)Edit
In November 2009, Gallagher announced that he and former Oasis band members had written new material as part of a new project, and could be gigging as early as a couple of months, and stated that "Oasis are done, this is something new". On 19 November 2009, Liam announced that he would be recording an album with Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock around Christmas time, with a possible release date in July 2010.
He told MTV: "We've been demoing some songs that we've had for a bit. Just doing that, on the quiet, not making a big fuss about it. After Christmas we might go in the studio and record them and hopefully have an album out in July." He later said that the band would "do it in a different kind of way now. I'll try and reconnect with a new band, new songs, and I'm feeling confident about the songs." He was reported to have been "feeling a million percent confident that they could be better than Oasis".
In March 2010, Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a reader poll by Q magazine. On 16 March 2010, Liam announced that his new band would be releasing their first single in October with an album to follow the next year. On 9 November 2010 Beady Eye released their first single "Bring the Light" as a free download. The next single from the album, "The Roller", was released in January 2011. The band's debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding was released on 28 February 2011. On the album the songwriting is credited as a collaborative work between Liam, Andy Bell and Gem Archer.The BBC and The Independent both commented that the album bests Oasis's later music, if not lacking innovation from the previous group, while The Sun praised the album's simplicity and variety, citing "Bring the Light" as a surprising highlight, a comment that NME repeated. The album is generally agreed to have surpassed expectations, with Mojo remarking that the album "shaped up better than many imagined," and Q saying that it "decimates all negative preconceptions."
On 3 April 2011, Beady Eye headlined a Japan Tsunami Disaster relief concert at the Brixton Academy. Liam Gallagher organised the star-studded event as a fundraiser for the devastating event that happened on 11 March 2011. The event raised over £150,000 for the British Red Cross, which was working in the earthquake and tsunami-hit country. Liam also announced that Beady Eye's version of The Beatles' "Across the Universe", which they performed on the night, would be released as a charity single, to benefit the fundraising.
In March 2012, Liam stated that Beady Eye would play Oasis songs. They did this for the first time when they supported The Stone Roses in June 2012. This prompted speculation as to whether an Oasis reunion was in the offing. In August 2012, Beady Eye performed "Wonderwall" at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
The band's second studio album BE was released on 12 June 2013. It was recorded with Dave Sitek between November 2012 and March 2013. The band embarked on a corresponding tour playing a "secret gig" at Glastonbury. In contrast to his headlining spot with Oasis, Beady Eye featured as one of the first bands to open the festival. Liam stated it was a "refreshing" change. BE was not as successful in the United States as Gallagher and the rest of the band had hoped. This hindered their American popularity and it was announced there would be no tour dates scheduled for the United States.
BE received a mixed critical reception. Many positive reviews complimented the band's progression from their debut album, while negative reviews criticised the albums lyrics and production.
Simon Harper of Clash magazine said, "Shades of light and dark ripple throughout and keep the listener guessing... (On 'Soul Love') Liam Gallagher's cosmic vibe is matched by the first distinct stamp of producer David Sitek's ambient adventuring, which commandeers the second-half of the song, letting it drift dreamily skywards. This is what permeates BE, making it sonically enchanting."
On 25 October 2014, Liam Gallagher announced that Beady Eye had disbanded. His post on Twitter stated that the band were "no longer" and thanked fans for their support.
As You Were (2016–2017)Edit
On 4 January 2016, Gallagher wrote on Twitter that he had no plans to pursue a solo career. However, in a 2016 interview with Q Magazine, he officially announced he would be releasing songs in 2017, although he did not consider it a solo career, advising there were just songs that he had written over the years that he wanted to release.
A solo appearance at Norwegian festival Bergenfest in 2017 was announced in November 2016, with other festival appearances for summer 2017 later confirmed. It was announced in March 2017 that the debut solo album was to be titled As You Were. On 26 May 2017, he announced the release of his solo debut single "Wall of Glass" on 1 June 2017, however it was released a day earlier on 31 May with an accompanying music video. In the same month, Gallagher performed his first solo concert at the Ritz in Manchester with all proceeds going to victims of the Manchester terror attack.
The album was announced in June 2017 with the release of the single "Wall of Glass". Gallagher also revealed that he would launch his first solo tour of the United States and Canada to support the album's release.
On 4 June 2017, Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, where he played "Rock 'N' Roll Star", "Wall of Glass", and "Live Forever" with Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland. Gallagher performed at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany in June 2017. In the same month he performed at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands. After a management dispute in early 2017, Gallagher has been represented by his nephew, Australian born Daniel Nicholas.
Gallagher performed at Glastonbury in June 2017. During the set he sang "Don't Look Back in Anger" for the first time, dedicating his performance to the victims of the recent Manchester and London terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. On 30 June 2017, he released his second solo single "Chinatown". In July 2017, he performed at the Exit festival in Serbia and Benicassim festival in Spain.
On 3 August 2017, Gallagher performed at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and left the stage in the middle of a song after performing for only 20 minutes. He later apologised on Twitter and said he had vocal problems.
In August 2017, Gallagher performed at Reading and Leeds festival. In October, Gallagher performed The Beatles' song "Come Together" with Foo Fighters and Joe Perry at the CalJam festival in California.
On 6 October 2017, As You Were was released to positive reviews. The album proved to be a successful comeback for Gallagher, debuting at number one in the UK with first-week sales of 103,000. In doing so, it outsold the rest of the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart combined, as well as achieving higher first-week sales than both Beady Eye albums combined. It also achieved the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years, with 16,000 copies sold. It has since been certified Platinum in the UK.
Why Me? Why Not. (2018–present)Edit
On 23 October 2017, Gallagher announced on Johnny Vaughan's radio show on Radio X that he would be doing a one-off concert in Finsbury Park (which, coincidentally, was a location on Oasis' Heathen Chemistry tour in 2002) on 29 June 2018. The gig sold out within minutes of ticket sales being announced. Subsequently in 2017, it was announced that there would be a concert at Emirates Lancashire Cricket Club in Manchester on 18 August 2018. It was also confirmed that Gallagher would be a headline act at the TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow Green on 30 June 2018, and that he would be a headline act at the 2018 Isle of Wight Festival alongside Depeche Mode, The Killers and Kasabian.
In February 2018, Gallagher performed "Live Forever" at the 2018 Brit Awards as a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack as Ariana Grande could not perform due to illness. In April 2018, it was confirmed that Gallagher would support The Rolling Stones at The London Stadium on 22 May 2018. The same month, Gallagher confirmed on Twitter that he had started work on a second solo album with Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt.
On 7 June 2019, Gallagher released a documentary called As It Was, which chronicled his return to music.
On 29 May 2019, Gallagher revealed on his Twitter account that his second solo album would be called Why Me? Why Not. with "Shockwave" being the first single to be taken from it.  "Shockwave" was released the following week on 7 June 2019. On 27 June 2019, Gallagher released another single titled "The River". On 26 July 2019, Gallagher released a third single from the album, titled "Once", followed by a fourth single, "One Of Us", released on the 15th August 2019.
With the appearance of Oasis on the music scene in 1994, Gallagher quickly made a public name for himself with his "loutish" behaviour. In 1998 the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific banned Gallagher after he abused passengers and crew on a flight between the UK and Australia. During the band's Australian tour, he made a substantial out-of-court settlement to a British backpacker he allegedly headbutted.
In 2006, it was alleged that Gallagher had a drunken fight with Paul Gascoigne at the Groucho Club which ended with Gallagher setting off a fire extinguisher in Gascoigne's face. Gallagher has made known his distaste for many non-Brits' tastes and conventions (particularly those of Australians and Americans). On an early US tour, Gallagher regularly made derisive remarks about Americans, as well as his brother Noel, which led to an ultimatum from the guitarist, who briefly left the band in 1994. When addressing their muted reception in the States (especially in comparison with the UK), Gallagher said: "Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."
On receiving an award at the 2010 Brit Awards for the best album of the past 30 years, Gallagher swore while he thanked all the former members of Oasis except for his brother. He then dropped the microphone and gave the award to a member of the crowd.
Gallagher's voice has been compared to a blend of John Lennon and John Lydon. He has stated he has no clear influence other than John Lennon and "music" itself, however, has been known to incorporate many different forms, such as punk, indie and new wave, and explored elements of jazz with Beady Eye.
On the Definitely Maybe DVD, Gallagher revealed that the reason he sings with his arms behind his back is because it allows him to project more power through his voice. In very early Oasis shows until about 1994, Gallagher can be seen touching the microphone with one hand, but still employing his usual singing posture with the rest of his body.
In 2017, Gallagher admitted that had it not been for pop singer Madonna, he would have never entered the music industry. Recalling a childhood anecdote, Gallagher said he was ”blown away” the first time he heard Madonna's "Like a Virgin".
On 7 May 2010, it was confirmed that Liam's production company, In 1 Productions, are developing and producing a feature film about The Beatles' Apple Corps, adapted from the book by Richard DiLello, The Longest Cocktail Party.
In June 2015, Gallagher appeared in a charity football match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. He appeared alongside former Juventus player Alessandro Del Piero who is a fan of Oasis. He also performed on the special episode of TFI Friday. He was a part of a supergroup which included Roger Daltrey (The Who), Paul Arthurs (Oasis), Jay Mehler (Kasabian, Beady Eye) and Zak Starkey (Oasis, The Who). They performed "My Generation" by The Who.
In October 2017, Gallagher appeared as a talking head in the documentary George Michael: Freedom.
In December 2017, Gallagher narrated an "alternative Christmas advert" for The Climate Coalition as part of their "Show the Love" campaign. The advert depicts a snowman melting to show the effects of climate change.
Gallagher married Patsy Kensit on 7 April 1997. On 26 March 1998, Lisa Moorish bore Gallagher a daughter, Molly, who was conceived during an affair in Los Angeles in June 1997. Gallagher and Kensit's son Lennon Francis Gallagher was born on 13 September 1999. The couple divorced a year later. Gallagher's second son, Gene Gallagher, was born to Nicole Appleton on 2 July 2001.
Gallagher and Nicole Appleton married on 14 February 2008 at Westminster Register Office, the same venue in which he married Kensit. In 2010, Gallagher met and commenced an affair with New York Times journalist Liza Ghorbani, fathering daughter Gemma in 2012. Born in January 2013, his daughter's paternity and the affair were revealed in June after Gallagher began dating his personal assistant Debbie Gwyther. During this time, Gallagher briefly moved to his mother's house in Ireland; Gallagher and his wife Nicole divorced in April 2014.
Gallagher is currently in a relationship with Gwyther, who he says is his saviour for helping him return to making music.
In May 2018, Gallagher met his daughter Molly for the first time. Gallagher later expressed hope that he would have a continued presence in Molly's life and that she "wouldn't get sick of him".
Relationship with Noel GallagherEdit
During Oasis's first American tour in 1994, Liam frequently changed the words of Noel's songs so that they were offensive to both Americans and Noel. A confrontation after one show led to a chair being thrown and a brawl; Noel subsequently left the tour. During the 1995 recording sessions for the second Oasis album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, the brothers had a violent fight involving a cricket bat when Liam invited everyone from a local pub back to the studio while Noel was trying to work.
In August 1996, after a record-breaking, two-night stand at Knebworth, tension mounted between the Gallaghers when Liam backed out of Oasis's MTV Unplugged set minutes before it was due to start. Noel was forced to fill in at the last minute. Liam said that he had been struck down with a "sore throat" and that he does not like performing acoustically, though Noel has claimed he was hungover. Noel was further angered when Liam proceeded to heckle him from the balcony while the band performed. Four days later, Noel was again forced to fill in for Liam on the first show of their American tour, when Liam refused to travel to America with the rest of the band, claiming he needed time to buy a house. He was back on stage with Oasis for their next show three days later, in Detroit, but tension between Noel and the rest of the band mounted and Noel left the tour, causing several media outlets to question the future of the band.
While on tour in Barcelona in May 2000, Oasis were forced to cancel a show when drummer Alan White's arm seized up; the band spent the night drinking instead. During the night Liam made a derogatory comment about Noel's then-wife, Meg Mathews (apparently questioning the legitimacy of Noel's baby daughter Anais), leading to a fight. Following this, a press release was put out declaring that Noel had decided to quit overseas touring with Oasis. The rest of the band, with guitarist Matt Deighton replacing Noel, played the remaining dates. Noel eventually returned for the British and Irish legs of the tour; at the first of these shows the brothers shook hands after the song “Acquiesce”.
In 2009, prior to the group's break up, Noel characterised Liam as "rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He's the angriest man you'll ever meet. He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup." The final straw for the band came at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris, when an altercation between the brothers (subsequently described by Noel as "no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff") prior to their performance resulted in the destruction of one of Noel's guitars and saw him announce his departure from the group.
Liam has stated he does not speak much with his brother and that they "don't really have a relationship". During the final tour, the only time that they ever spoke directly was when onstage.
Despite their constant fighting, the Gallagher brothers did show affection for each other both before and after Oasis's split, with Liam calling Noel the best songwriter in the world, and Noel calling Liam the best singer in the world, "cooler" than him, and frequently referring to his good looks. Noel has said that Oasis came down to the relationship between him and Liam (Supersonic, October 2016). They often said they loved each other with Liam stating he loves and misses Noel increasingly in interviews during the promotion cycle of both of their albums in late 2017, leading up to their December 2017 "truce". Weeks prior to this, Noel said his younger brother was "obsessed with him", leading to Liam alleging the same thing about Noel.
In May 2017, Liam criticised Noel for his collaboration with former rival Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz song "We Got the Power". He also strongly criticised his brother for not appearing at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, calling him a "sad fuck".
In November 2017, during an interview, Liam said that he misses being in a band with Noel and that he hates performing without him on stage, stating: "I'm not a guitar player or a prolific songwriter. I can write a few songs every now and again but I miss being in a band. I miss my brother the way he was back then. I miss singing those great songs that we all made great."
One month later, in December 2017, Gallagher suggested that he and Noel were "all good", tweeting that Noel had "reached out" to him. He added in an interview that despite having no plans to reform Oasis, he was going to "try to see Noel at Christmas".
In January 2018, the truce seemingly came to an end when Liam took offence to Noel criticising him and several other singers, among them Richard Ashcroft (who is a friend of Liam) and Ed Sheeran, for collaborating with multiple co-songwriters. However in February 2018, Liam said that the truce did not actually happen and that it was "in his head" after having a couple of drinks.
On 19 July 2018, Gallagher published a Twitter post that stated: "Earth to noel listen up rkid I hear your doing gigs where people can't drink alcohol now that's the BeZarist thing you've done yet I forgive you now let's get the BIG O back together and stop fucking about the drinks are on me LG x". There is no statement from Noel Gallagher on the matter. Liam Gallagher later tweeted: "I'll take that as a NO then as you were LG x". This was not the first time Gallagher had tried to reach out to his brother through Twitter. In a March 2018 tweet, Liam accused Noel's wife, Sara MacDonald, of sabotaging a scheduled reunion tour in the US, claiming she stole Gallagher's passport and "fucked with his head".
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1996||NME Awards||Oasis||Best Act||Won|
|1997||Best Live Band||Won|
|1998||Best Live Act||Won|
|1999||Band of the Year||Won|
|2001||Best Live Band||Won|
|2017||Oasis:Supersonic||Best Music Film||Won|
|2017||Q Awards||"Wall of Glass"||Best Track||Nominated|
|2017||Himself||Best Live Act||Won|
|2018||Brit Awards||British Male Solo Artist||Nominated|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|As You Were||
|Why Me? Why Not.||
||To be released|
As lead artistEdit
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Wall of Glass"||2017||21||77||148||82||38||5||
||As You Were|
|"For What It's Worth"||33||82||182||91||46||19||
|"Come Back to Me"||—||—||54||86||—||78|
|"I've All I Need"||2018||—||—||77||61||—||35|
|"Shockwave"||2019||22||—||—||57||—||1||Why Me? Why Not.|
|"One of Us"||56||—||—||—||—||9|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
As featured artistEdit
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Liam Gallagher & Steve Cradock)
|1999||6||—||—||Fire and Skill: The Songs of the Jam|
(Death in Vegas featuring Liam Gallagher)
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
Other charted songsEdit
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Bold"||2017||60||—||As You Were|
|"You Better Run"||—||40|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|"History"||1995||A Northern Soul||The Verve||Handclaps|
|"Love Me and Leave Me"||1997||Do It Yourself||The Seahorses||Co-wrote with John Squire|
|"Come On"||Urban Hymns||The Verve||Backing vocals|
|"Space & Time"||Handclaps|
|"Nothing Lasts Forever"||Evergreen||Echo & the Bunnymen||Backing vocals|
|"Shoot Down"||2004||Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned||The Prodigy||Vocals|
|"Wall of Glass"||2017||Francois Rousselet|
|"Come Back To Me"||Shane Meadows|
|"I've All I Need"||Dave Fudge|
- Liam Gallagher – lead vocals, tambourine, maracas
- Jay Mehler – lead guitar
- Mike Moore – lead and rhythm guitar
- Drew McConnell – bass, backing vocals
- Dan McDougall – drums, backing vocals
- Christian Madden – keyboards
- Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs – rhythm guitar (Occasional UK-based performances)
- Richard Ashcroft – lead and rhythm guitar (Limited UK and US performances)
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- Caulfield, Keith (20 October 2017). "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Stone Temple Pilots' 'Core' Reissue Hits Top 40". Billboard. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
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