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Noel Gallagher discusses deeply personal relationship with abusive father


Noel Gallagher has been drawn into a conversation about his his estranged, abusive father.

Gallagher, who is preparing to release a new album with the High Flying Birds, admitted he does not think he will ever find a way to reconcile with his father.

Both Noel and Liam Gallagher have had little to say about their father, Tommy, after it was revealed that he had been abusive to their mother during their childhood. Neither of the former Oasis bandmates have had contact with their dad since his mother divorced him in 1986.

“I wouldn’t have thought so, no,” Gallagher told the Irish Independent when asked if he would ever consider reconciling with his father. “He doesn’t mean anything to me.”

He added: “The bad stuff completely outweighs the good stuff. OK, he got me into supporting Man City. Thanks a lot. That’s the least you could fucking do.”

Elsewhere in the interview Gallagher was asked if he remains in regular contact with his mother, Peggy, amid the ongoing public battles with his brother Liam. “Only the usual, you know, about Liam. That’s about it. But it’s like, once you get to a certain age it’s – ‘Mam, I’m not fucking 19 any more!’” He explained.

“It goes back: once you leave home, mums don’t have an opinion any more. If she is complaining about shit now, I’ll say, ‘You are fucking aware that I’m 52, OK? I’m sorry.

“Those days are over. Over’. But you know, parents are parents. I’ll be the same with my kids. I’ll be giving out to them when I’m Peggy’s age.”