Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher booked to perform on The Voice (but Noel said 'no' to The X Factor)
Thursday 13 June 2013
Liam Gallagher has been booked as an unlikely guest on BBC1 talent show The Voice - and claimed it has been ambition to appear on the series.
The star will perform with his band Beady Eye on this weekend's semi-final, just days after he made a u-turn on a pledge to appear on rival TV hit show The X Factor, claiming he had just been "messing about".
Liam, whose band's new album BE is soaring towards the top of the charts this weekend, has defended his planned appearance in anticipation of criticism for showing up on the pop show.
"Really looking forward to doing The Voice - it's been a lifelong ambition," he said.
"If being asked to sing live and in tune on a programme that promotes the voice is a crime then shoot me."
Liam said earlier this year that the group were aiming to appear on X Factor but last week announced: "We've changed our mind now."
The singer's brother Noel was once sounded out by Simon Cowell to be an X Factor judge, but declined.
Beady Eye will perform new single Second Bite Of The Apple on Saturday's edition of The Voice.
Liam has proclaimed that fans of his old act Oasis need to "grow up" and stop taking sides between his new band and his brother Noel's group High Flying Birds.
Oasis split in 2009 following a row between the two feuding siblings, with both going on to launch their own music projects.
Fans should base their view of the bands on the strength of their music, Liam said.
"I read stuff. It's divided innit? And it's like 'he's a dick' and 'he's not a dick'. Everyone should just wind their necks in," said Liam who formed Beady Eye with former Oasis stars Andy Bell and Gem Archer.
"I'm not saying you've got to go and buy our record. You only buy it if you like it. But there's a lot of hatred to certain members of bands, whether it's me or Noel, and I just think it's stupid.
"They don't have to act like dicks just 'cause me and our kid are. They should just grow up."
Despite the rift with Noel, Liam said he does not rule out an Oasis reunion next year to mark 20 years since their debut album Definitely Maybe.
"I'm not against nothing. Never say never but right now this is where we're at," he said.
Listen to his collaboration with Naughty Boymusic
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Sacha Baron Cohen is definitely not involved in Freddie Mercury biopic, says Brian May
Zayn Malik releases first solo song 'I Won't Mind' in 'Zaughty' collaboration with Naughty Boy
Poldark review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs
Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans