Until their end in 2009, Britpop kings Oasis were one of rock's biggest and most successful bands, selling some 70 million records worldwide. Impressive stuff. But singer Liam Gallagher is aiming to top that with his new group Beady Eye.
"It'll be bigger," he said in an interview with London's Sunday Times. "I've got no doubt about the music, no doubt about me. I've never sounded better." Clearly, Liam's notorious ego is in check.
Liam added that his brother Noel, Oasis' former guitarist-sonwriter who quit after an altercation backstage before a concert in Paris, will try to rejoin the band. "That kid will come crawling back very fooking soon, man," Liam said. "He thinks he's the leader, he thinks every decision he makes is right... I started this fooking band. I am Oasis."
Beady Eye -- which features former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock -- aren't wasting any time in their pursuit to become the world's biggest band. "We're three quarters of the way through making my Beady Eye record and we're all writing songs together," Liam said. "We each wrote four. We'll have a single out hopefully this year, another one the beginning of next year, and then the album is due next summer."
What can fans expect? "It's proper rock'n'roll," Liam explained. "Oasis was a pop band compared to what we're doing." He added that their sound will be "Beatlesesque," but that "a lot of it sounds more like T Rex or really old rock'n'roll like Jerry Lee Lewis."
In related news, Liam and Beady Eye are entering the film business. The cocky singer is producing a new film based on Richard DiLello's The Longest Cocktail Party, a book about Beatles' production company Apple Records during the 1960s. Beady Eye will write and record its soundtrack.
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