By John Curley
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has been doing the press rounds recently in the run up to the release of the debut album by his new band, Beady Eye. The album, which is titled Different Gear, Still Speeding, will be released on February 28th in the UK and on March 1st in America. Beady Eye hits the road very soon after, playing in Glasgow on March 3rd. They are also one of the bands in the lineup for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, playing at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 25th.
In an article published last Thursday, February 17th, in the UK newspaper The Guardian, Gallagher is insistent that Oasis is finished. Taking issue with his brother Noel’s stated reasons for leaving Oasis, Gallagher told The Guardian:
“I just look at him now and think, ‘You’re a f—ing fake.’ It’s like, if you want to f—ing 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.’ F—ing shite.”
Gallagher also told The Guardian about what he wants out of Beady Eye, stating:
“Look, there’s a big f—ing spirit up there. It was in Oasis and now it’s in Beady Eye. And it said, ‘If you think you’re having a year off, you little f—ing prick, you’re tripping. Get out there!’ And thank f— for it. We used to speak about Oasis wanting to be the best band in the world. Well, that’s how we feel in this. We wanna go round the world. We wanna inspire kids. We wanna play some great f—ing gigs.”
The full article can be found on The Guardian’s Web site.
Gallagher and his Beady Eye bandmates Gem Archer and Andy Bell recently appeared on XFM Manchester’s breakfast show, where they were interviewed by DJ Tim Cocker. To hear that interview, go to http://www.xfm.co.uk/artists/interviews/beady-eye-on-the-breakfast-show and click on the “LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE” audio link.
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