August 8th, 2017 | The British GQ Interview
Liam Gallagher, a founding member of the British rock group Oasis (most prominently known for their songs “Wonderwall,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” and “Champagne Supernova”), is one pretty wacky dude. Just in the past three months, Gallagher has spewed out a volley of random yet strong opinions on just about anything, starting with the British GQ interview, in which he calls James Corden “a fucking knobhead.”
He also said Dave Grohl continuing to tour with a broken leg “ruined it for all of us,” because now he believes that he can’t cancel a show due to a cold “because I’ll look like a wuss.” The main laugh of the interview however, was when he was explaining his children’s interest in grime music, a sub-genre of British rap, as well as rapper A$AP Rocky, whom he thought was named “WhatsApp Ricky,” like the messaging app. “They also like that bloke, WhatsApp Ricky. You know, the American geezer, stylish, funny, gold teeth,” he said before being corrected, to which he responded, “That’s a better fucking name anyway.”
August 9th, 2017 | The Noisey Interview
Without even twenty-four hours to process his word salad of opinions from the British GQ interview, Liam Gallagher went to Noisey for another volley. His new record, As You Were, is pretty much what you’d expect if you’ve heard Oasis before, and Liam’s lackadaisical attitude seems to follow suit as well. “The album was gonna be called Bold and I thought, ‘Bit boring, Bold,” he explained, “I don’t know what As You Were means but I know it fuckin’ suits me… Everyone’s saying it now. It’s fuckin’ cool.”
Along with not knowing what his album title means, he also aired off on other artist’s recent music such as Jay-Z’s latest record, 4:44, stating: “Is that a concept album? I’m not interested in that… a whole fuckin’ album of it? Fuck me. That should be left to your fuckin’ psychiatric fuckin’ chair, innit? Sum it all up in one song. The whole fuckin’ record? I’m not having that.” He also called Harry Styles’s song, “A Sign of the Times,” a “bit fuckin’ dramatic for a young man,” and called the ocean “for the sharks, and the jellyfish, tadpoles and stuff.” “I can’t swim, man,” he elaborated, “fuck the sea. I ain’t going in that. Fuck that, mate. That ain’t meant for us.”
September 20th, 2017 | BBC Backstage Music Pass
Giving the press cycle a break in hopes that he hasn’t scared everyone away from listening to the new record, which at this point in the rollout has yet to even be released, Liam went on tour and talked to BBC backstage in a green room while ruminating about the apparent downfall of the music industry. “Now in the ’90s I got someone else to fuckin’ do it,” he says about having to make his own tea, but now I can’t, fuckin’ money is tight, too tight to mention, gotta do it yourself, haven’t you? No one buys records these days.”
“In the ’90s I had about four people doing it,” his rant about making his own tea continues, “little geezer doing the kettle, our kid, some other little doing that, and some little fuckin’ idiot doing that. Now you got to do it yourself these days, y’know what I mean? ‘Cause these little smart asses download fuckin’ tunes for nish. And they wonder why there’s no real rock ‘n’ roll stars around—’cause this is the shit you got us doing, fuckers.” You can watch it all here.
October 10th, 2017 | The Reddit AMA
The album, As You Were, has been out for four days at this point, debuting at No. 1 in the UK and selling 16,000 vinyl copies, despite his insane week of opinions and insults aired to the press. Answering his fans’ random questions on Reddit, Liam Gallagher said that his favorite rapper is Will Smith, the best meal he can cook is cereal, he would never put a saxophone on his album, and he owns over 1,500 tambourines.
That’s right, over 1,500 tambourines are at his disposal. It’s an interesting new development, considering in his Noisey interview above, he said: “I don’t really play the tambourine. People come up to me and go, ‘Oh you’re amazing at tambourine.’ Are you fuckin’ having a laugh? You’re taking the piss. I have it to hold onto just cause I fuckin’ need something to do, you know what I mean?” Apparently, however, his massive fidget-spinner called a tambourine is something he owns over 1,500 of, mainly just as an idle toy.
For someone who seems to hate most other artists, making his own tea, the ocean, and tambourines, he’s sure making a lot of music, drinking a lot of tea, naming his band after a body of water, and owning literally tons of tambourines. Only Liam Gallagher, folks. Only Liam Gallagher.