Liam Gallagher: “Noel held secret meetings with Paul Weller and Johnny Marr to plan Oasis split”
Liam Gallagher has claimed that his brother Noel held secret meetings with Paul Weller and Johnny Marr in order to plan the demise of Oasis.
Oasis split in 2009 when Noel decided to leave the band, citing a particularly notorious altercation with Liam before a gig in Paris. However, in a predictably fiery new interview, Liam rubbishes his brother’s claims and explains how he believes the demise of the band was thoroughly planned out, telling Huck Magazine that Noel held meetings with Paul Weller and Johnny Marr in order to seek advice,
“It pisses me off because I was, and still am, Oasis through and through,” Liam said. “The way the band ended was very planned out. Don’t believe for one minute that it just happened like that [following a fight before a gig in Paris].
“Ignition [the band’s management] and Noel Gallagher thought, ‘How the fuck do we get out of this one so we can go solo without causing an uproar? We’ll blame knob-head over there who’s having too much to drink’.”
Discussing the split in further detail, Liam was asked if he walked into a well-planned trap by his brother: “Without a fucking doubt, mate. They knew what they were doing. Our Kid having little meetings with Paul Weller. ‘How did you get out of The Jam?’ And with Johnny Marr. ‘How did you get out of one of the biggest bands in the country?’ It was all marked out and dickhead here walked right into it, which is fine. There’s no time limit on the truth coming out. People are clocking it now anyway.”
Liam added: “I certainly didn’t ruin Oasis. I fucking love Oasis. Why would I want to split it up? It proper fuckin’ riles me, that. But real Oasis fans haven’t picked sides. They’re just like, ‘Fuckin’ hell, them two.’.”