Gallagher brothers clash again: Siblings feud over new documentary
Liam Gallagher’s new documentary As It Was premiered, but it wasn’t without controversy.
Liam said that his ex-bandmate, brother and sworn worst enemy Noel Gallagher wouldn’t let him include Oasis music in the film.
The new documentary is set to follow the “emotional story” of Liam and how he went from being at the top of Oasis down to “lost in the musical wilderness of boredom, booze and bitter legal battles”.
Liam describes it as, “about my musical comeback – it covers the writing and recording of my first solo album [2017s As We Were, which hit #1 in the UK], right through to playing it live for the very first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world,” according to Music Feeds.
Liam addressed fans at the premiere and said that Noel wouldn’t give him permission to use their Oasis songs in the documentary.
“I think he has seen it, him and his little people [have seen] it and took the Oasis music out of it because that’s all he’s got left for me. Let him get on with it.”
“He wouldn’t let me put the tunes in, the Oasis songs, stuff that we did for the [Manchester One] Love thing… So he’s definitely aware of what’s going on. That’s the only last thing he’s got, to stop me singing my Oasis songs,” Liam said.
Director of the documentary Gavin Fitzgerald was surprised as to just how deep the feud went between the brothers. He spoke to RTE about the “bitterness and seriousness” of the feud itself.
“I was shocked to find out that Noel and Liam haven’t seen each other, haven’t even bumped into each other, since 2009 when they had a fight backstage in Paris and were swinging guitars at each other and didn’t come out to play for fans… The feud is real.”