Liam Gallagher: “Coldplay are not rock ‘n’ roll enough”
Liam Gallagher says he and his bandmates are “scathed” every day, compared to bands like Coldplay, he has said in a recent magazine interview. The former Oasis frontman has enjoyed a successful career, often grabbing headlines for his no-nonsense behaviour. Now he is looking to carry on this attitude with his latest venture – Beady Eye – which was formed after he fell out with former colleague and his brother Noel.
But Liam feels as though some of his peers are not being rock and roll enough. He says that he saw British indie band Coldplay and couldn’t believe there was no friction between them, which he thinks is a healthy part of any group. It happened while Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell was wearing an unusual piece of attire. “I bumped into a couple of the Coldplay lot in the pub,” Liam explained. “Jonny [Buckland] said, ‘We’re just really happy.’ What, not one of you pissin’ each other off? Nothing happened? People have got to have something to talk about, haven’t they?”
Liam loves how, even though he is still going strong, his fellow musicians go through pain for the cause all the time. “We’re scathed every fuckin’ day and we wouldn’t have it any other way,” the 38-year-old told Q magazine. “Our new keyboard player’s broke his foot already. Dropped a bowling ball.”
Beady Eye will release their album Different Gear, Sill Speeding in the UK on February 28. Liam claims that if people don’t expect much of the record it can only be because he is too much of an icon. “Well, that’s pretty sh*t,” he said when asked how he’ll react if the public doesn’t like his latest project. “If people have low expectations of us it because you’ve been fuckin’ blinded by what you idolise man, that’s what you’ve been. That’s what’s happened.”
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