It's safe to say that Liam Gallagher has made plenty of enemies over the years with his devil-may-care attitude, but one of them is particularly good at holding a grudge.
Mark Lanegan, frontman of grunge band Screaming Trees - who has also released solo albums and worked with bands like Queens of the Stone Age - has come for the former Oasis man with all guns blazing in his new autobiography.
'Sing Backwards and Weep' recounts a story from 1996, when Screaming Trees were due to support Oasis. However, when Liam mocked their band name by calling them 'Howling Branches', it raised Lanegan's hackles. He said that he called Gallagher a "fucking idiot" and set a time and date to duke it out, but Liam "had quit and bailed before I could have a go at him… That phony motherfucker had pissed his pants and gone home to mama before I had a chance to blow this whole thing up myself."
Lanegan certainly pulls no punches in his estimation of the Manchester man, calling him a 'clown', 'cocksucker', 'bedwetter' and 'insufferable' in one excerpt alone:
I’ll tell you what. Mark Lanegan *really* doesn’t like Liam Gallagher pic.twitter.com/SnmzAmY9lw
— Fiona Sturges (@FionaSturges) May 3, 2020
Needless to say, Liam got wind of the attack on his character and responded by calling him an 'uptight junkie' and 'another bullshitter trying to sell a book':
Mark lannegn here’s how I saw it I asked you your bands name I was fucking around and called it something else you being an upiight junkie and not having a sense of humour got your little grungy knickers in a twist another bullshitter trying to sell a book LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 4, 2020
Lanegan in turn responded to the tweet, calling him a "fucking tool" and once again, offering to "put serious hurt" on Gallagher.
Coke addicts are junkies too you fucking tool, the stupidest kind. Still trying to make like you're hard. i could have then and still could put serious hurt on you. leave it alone dickhead unless youre actually ready to finally step up https://t.co/MXgtZBeENV
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) May 4, 2020
Noel, meanwhile, has been pretty quiet during all of this but we expect that he's enjoying it very, very much.