Oasis’ Noel Gallagher: “I Tried to Kill Liam!”
In this SPIN magazine excerpt, the Britpop mainstay reveals his tumultuous relationship with brother Liam.
Writing music, performing, and — most notably — co-existing on the road with a sibling can be tough. And no one understands the highs and lows of such a relationship like Oasis’ volatile Noel Gallagher. “I’ve only seriously tried to kill him once,” Noel says of his oft-bombastic younger brother and Oasis singer Liam in SPIN’s October issue, on newsstands this week. “I think that’s a pretty good record. In fact, I think I deserve some sort of commendation. I’ve kept Liam in legal employment for nearly two decades — He’d need fucking round-the-clock care without Oasis.”
And what about Liam’s oft-told story that he was minding his own business when he was beaten by a gang of toughs in a Munich, Germany, bar in 2002? “Are you fucking serious?” says Noel. “He’s a born fucking liar. I wasn’t there at that bar in Munich, so I won’t cast aspersions. But I ask you, do you think Liam was helping clear away the glasses or assisting an old lady up the stairs when it all kicked off?”