Depending on where you stand on the man, Liam Gallagher's latest comments on how and why Oasis split up will either sound like the ramblings of a paranoid man or some right-on truth-telling.
He hasn't been shy about voicing his opinion on brother Noel in the past, but his comments in an interview with Huck magazine accuse him of plotting a split with Oasis so he could make a guilt-free exit and begin his solo career.
"The way the band ended was very planned out. Don’t believe for one minute that it just happened like that," he said, referring to their split following an argument backstage at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris."[Management company] Ignition and Noel Gallagher thought, ‘How the fuck do we get out of this one so we can go solo without causing an uproar? We’ll blame knob-head over there who’s having too much to drink’.”
He added: "They knew what they were doing. Our Kid having little meetings with Paul Weller. ‘How did you get out of The Jam?’ And with Johnny Marr. ‘How did you get out of one of the biggest bands in the country?’ It was all marked out and dickhead here walked right into it, which is fine. There’s no time limit on the truth coming out. People are clocking it now anyway.”
“I certainly didn’t ruin Oasis. I fucking love Oasis. Why would I want to split it up? It proper fuckin’ riles me, that. But real Oasis fans haven’t picked sides. They’re just like, ‘Fuckin’ hell, them two."
You're not wrong there, Liam...