Tuesday 16 March 2010, 11:24 | By CMU Editorial
Liam wasn’t dissing Noel at the BRITs
Liam Gallagher wasn’t trying to diss Noel when he failed to namecheck his brother while collecting the BRIT Award for Best Album Ever last month, oh no, he just wanted to make sure the lesser known Oasis members got their moment in the spotlight. Of course, us foolish reporters assumed Liam missed Noel – the writer of winning album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ – off his thank you list because the two brothers are feuding more than ever since Oasis imploded last year.
But Liam has reportedly told blog Stopcryingyourheartout.com that he was just “sick of it all being about me and Noel” and therefore chose to focus on his band’s other members when picking up the gong. Though, of course, if he’d really wanted to make a statement of that kind he could have let one of the other guys give the whole speech.
Liam continues: “The last couple of months has pretty much been all about me and him so I thought it was only right to mention the other lads who played on the album and the best fans in the world”.
As previously reported, Liam’s failure to thank Noel led to a war of words between the Oasis frontman and Brits host Peter Kay, who called Gallagher a “knobhead” for failing to big up his brother (well, that and throwing the microphone into the crowd). There were reports Noel himself had retaliated by telling reporters that, if Liam was to continue performing as Oasis, his band would be akin to the Sugababes because of a lack of original members. Though it now seems certain those comments were made up by a tabloid hack, who was possibly frustrated that Noel has so far refused to say anything about his brother since his abrupt departure from Oasis last year.