Ouch! Did Noel just call Liam his ‘ex-tambourine player’?
THE feud that will not die got stirred up again last night, when ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher (pictured above) made a subtle dig at his brother Liam while promoting his new album.
More often than not, it’s Liam who is the agressor in their frequent spats, but this time Noel couldn’t resist asserting his superiority.
Dedicating a track from Beatles parody band The Rutles to his brother on Radio X last night, he said: ‘I’d like to dedicate to my ex-tambourine player and all his fans — and this is the benchmark that any of you are yet to reach.’
Referencing his brother’s album, titled As You Were, he added: ‘That was not an outtake from The Way We Were, that was in fact Cheese And Onions by The Rutles. So, you know, as you weren’t.’
Uncharacteristically, Liam has yet to comment on the put down. Perhaps he’s too busy basking in reports that tickets for his upcoming show at the Lancashire County Cricket Club sold out in seconds this morning — though they appear to be available again at time of going to press.
Noel also dismissed claims he was releasing his album, Who Built The Moon?, just weeks after his brother’s in a bid to generate publicity.
‘It’s slightly annoying. My s*** is not reacting… It’s not reactionary on that level to anybody’s,’ he said.
‘When your record’s ready, it goes, and that’s the end of it, and if it’s near to the other fellow’s, then that’s it.’
Noel also addressed one final controversy — that some people think his new track Holy Mountain sounds a bit like Ricky Martin’s She Bangs.
He admitted that the chorus sounds similar, but said: ‘I must say, out of all the things I’ve read, the one thing that was never played to me in the studio was Ricky Martin.’
Author: Anna Thomson