Liam Gallagher reignites feud with Robbie Williams by calling him a 'clown'
Thursday 20 June 2013
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has reignited his feud with Robbie Williams, having a pop at the Take That singer for performing at the home of his beloved Manchester City.
Gallagher's new band Beady Eye played at the 1,500 capacity Ritz in Manchester last night, the same night as Williams played the second of four shows at the Premier League side's 60,000-seat Etihad ground as part of his Take the Crown stadium tour.
The 40-year-old laid into Williams, 39, before the show, calling him a "clown".
He also criticised the music-buying public, saying Beady Eye would not be playing big gigs until people "pull your f***ing finger out and buy the f***ing records".
Asked why Beady Eye were playing the Ritz while Williams was playing to tens of thousands, Gallagher told BBC 5Live they were a "proper live band" but that "the bull s*** is winning".
"It's a small gig. Beady Eye ain't a big band, we're that big," he said.
"Everyone thinks we're going to announce big f***ing stadiums. (The Ritz) That's the level we're at and we'll stay at that until you pull your f***ing finger out and buy the f***ing records."
He added that people who thought Beady Eye should be playing stadiums just because of his Oasis success were "living in the past".
But in a reference to Williams, he added: "And we should be playing the Etihad three nights, not some f***ing fat f***ing idiot."
He continued: "It could be any f***ing clown. I think it's a shame that he's doing three nights (sic) and a band like us are doing one night in the Ritz. Poor, mate. It's not about him, it's people in general. But it's about f***ing him, just in case you think I'm scared or something."
It is not the first time Gallagher has taken aim at Williams. The Take That star was originally mates with Liam and his brother Noel and famously partied with them at Glastonbury in 1995 around the time of his acrimonious departure from the boyband.
But they later fell out after Noel called him "that fat dancer from Take That".
In 2000, Williams challenged Liam to a televised boxing match for £100,000 while collecting a Brit Award for his solo work.
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