The former Oasis frontman is once again embroiled in a public spat with his brother Noel, and now U2 have been caught in the crossfire.
“I’d rather eat my own s**t than listen to them bunch of beige f**ks,” said Liam Gallagher, perhaps echoing the thoughts of iPhone users back in 2014 when U2’s album Songs of Innocence was automatically forced onto their phones. He was responding to a fan on Twitter who asked if he was going to see the Irish rockers at the weekend and if so, to “catch the support act.”
The support act the fan is referencing is Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds who are currently supporting Bono and the boys on their Joshua Tree anniversary tour. In January, when it was first announced Noel would be joining the U2 tour, Liam took to Twitter to accuse his brother of “brown nosing.”
It’s unclear whether the former Beady Eye singer’s sentiments toward U2 are genuine or whether he is just stirring the pot. Back in June 1997, Oasis opened for U2 at Oakland’s Coliseum, and in Neil McCormick’s book, U2 The Best of Propaganda, he claims that Liam expressed admiration for Bono and co after the gig.
“Never regarded as the most articulate of people, Liam nonetheless has a distinctive way of expressing himself,” McCormick writes, before paraphrasing the outspoken Gallagher brother, “This is the first time I’ve seen U2,” he declares. “Now I understand! It’s phwoarghghghgh!””
It’s more likely Liam is trying to annoy his brother, who he recently called a “sad f**k” who had “shown his true f**king colours” for passing on the chance to perform at the One Love Manchester benefit concert. After the star-filled event, which raised funds for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, Liam went on a foul-mouthed Twitter tirade about Noel’s absence.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who performed with Liam on the night, and the One Love organizers, later defended Noel’s decision not to appear.
Liam is set to release his debut solo album, As You Were, in October, while Noel’s High Flying Birds will drop their third album in November.