Sharon Latham

Noel has blocked use of Oasis music in new Liam Gallagher film

Liam Gallagher will not be allowed to use Oasis music in his new film, As It Was, after his brother Noel blocked the move.

According to a press release, the film “tells the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of booze, notoriety and bitter legal battles. Starting again alone, stripped bare and with nowhere to hide, Liam risks everything to make the greatest comeback of all time.”

However, Liam’s tale of a music comeback will be without some of the songs he wrote with Oasis, Irish documentary maker Gavin Fitzgerald has revealed. Apparently, Noel isn’t about to relinquish any publishing rights for Oasis songs, especially after repeated jibes aimed at him through social media.

“Liam doesn’t even have Noel’s number. He just reaches out to him on Twitter and berates him,” Fitzgerald said in an interview with the Marian Finucane Show on RTÉ Radio 1. “Just last week he [Liam] said that Liam growing his hair long is more interesting than Noel’s band, High Flying Birds. This is how they operate and Noel just ignores it all and maybe hurts him in other ways.

“For example, we weren’t able to use Oasis music in the documentary because Noel owns the publishing rights and refused it, even though Liam wrote some of those songs.”

Most recently Liam has included a dig at his brother, Noel, through the release fo various teaser clips for the upcoming documentary. The full-length trailer begins with the demise of Oasis amid in-band feuding and sees Liam “lost”.

The finger is then squarely pointed at big brother, and Oasis guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher with Liam saying “the geezer split my band up”. The voiceover continues to spout moments of gold from Liam while the video reminds us of a simpler time. 

Gallagher states “the only way out of this mess is music,” as he began the recording sessions for his hugely successful solo record As You Were. The worries surrounding LG’s first foray into solo work is spoken of in the trailer saying LG “was a bit apprehensive about how [going solo] was gonna go.”

A press release continued to hype up its release, writing: “Starting again alone, stripped bare and with nowhere to hide, Liam risks everything to make the greatest comeback of all time.”

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