Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beady Eye: It's all about moving on

The Guardian's Film and Music supplement met with Liam Gallagher, and he was keen to stress that Beady Eye is a new start after all the troubles with his brother at the end of Oasis:

"We've all moved on"
Yes, Liam has put all that Oasis business behind him and moved on.

His claim might be slightly undermined by coming at the end of this section:
More surprising was Noel's complaint about "the lack of support and understanding" from his bandmates.

Liam almost explodes at the mention of that line. "Absolute fucking bollocks. That's the thing that makes me want to throw up. I just look at him now and think, 'You're a fucking fake.' It's like, if you want to fucking leave the band, leave the band. If you want to stay at home with your kids, stay at home with your kids. If you wanna have five years off, have five years off. We'll sit down as a band and talk about it. But don't start going, 'I was bullied out of the band.' Fucking shite."

Archer sighs. "That statement was surreal as fuck."

To the outsider, I say, it read like Liam and Noel had a huge row, and Noel was hurt that the others didn't back him up.

"Noel doesn't need backing," says Archer.

"Back him in what?" snorts Gallagher.

What, then, do they think he meant?

"I think he wrote it on the spur of the moment," says Bell, ever the peacemaker. "He's probably mortified now."

"Not that mortified, cos he's still got it up on the fucking website, which I've tried to take down," spits Gallagher.

"Has he?" asks Archer.

"It's been two fucking years," says Gallagher, sounding increasingly angry and hurt. "Take the fucking statement down. It's over. We're all grown up. We've all moved on."
Yes, Liam. It sounds like you'd barely even thought of it until The Guardian mentioned it.