Flying high … but £5m+ for Oasis to return
NOEL GALLAGHER has won the latest round of his long-running feud with brother Liam. He scored a double victory at last night’s Q Awards while his younger sibling was snubbed — and he seized the chance to mock endless chatter about an Oasis reunion at Glastonbury next year.
Liam, 46, made sure he didn’t have to witness his bro’s acceptance speeches at London’s Roundhouse — he bailed from the event complaining he was ‘jet-lagged’.
Meanwhile, Noel addressed the question of the warring duo burying the hatchet.
‘Oasis are playing Glastonbury, yeah… I can exclusively reveal that now,’ he joked.
‘How much money would it take to get us back together for Glastonbury? Quite a lot! Five million?!’
The dad-of-three continued: ‘My f***ing kids would want five million! We were massive! It’d be more than five million!’
And after Lily Allen claimed in her book My Thoughts Exactly that she bonked Liam on a plane when he was still married to Nicole Appleton, Noel said he couldn’t be ‘f***ing arsed’ to open up on his brotherly fallout in a memoir of his own. ‘I know people who’ve written books,’ he said. ‘They have to get home early from a night out to write it. It’s bulls***!
‘My book would be very short. It’d be, “I was born on this day… and it was great ever since”.’ And he concluded: ‘There’d be too much swearing in it.’
Liam’s Q boycott came despite being nominated for best live act and having his clothing range Pretty Green sponsor one of the awards.
Noel, 51, was named best solo artist and was then honoured again for his outstanding contribution to music.
It’s the second time Noel got to hammer his former Oasis bandmate at a prestigious rock bash since both brothers launched solo careers.
His High Flying Birds album Who Built The Moon? was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in September while Liam’s record As You Were was snubbed.
Away from the grumbling Gallaghers, it was victory again for eventual Mercury conquerors Wolf Alice, who beat Liam to the best live act gong.
They celebrated by playing to a sold-out crowd once the awards ceremony was done and dusted.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth