Liam Gallagher sues Noel over Oasis 'lies'

Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher is taking legal action against his brother Noel for what he claims are "lies".

The singer has been enraged by comments made by his guitarist brother last month in which he alleged Liam pulled out of a major festival appearance because of a hangover.



He also disputes Noel's story about how the seeds of Oasis's split were fuelled by a row over plugging Liam's clothing range Pretty Green during the band's tour.



Now the frontman - who has relaunched his music career with Beady Eye - has issued a High Court writ against his brother.



He made the extraordinary move because he said he wanted Oasis fans and festival-goers "to know the truth".



Noel walked out on Oasis following a row moments before a festival in Paris two years ago.



He opened up about the decision to leave at a press conference in London last month.



The musician - who also wrote most of the group's hits - said the Gallaghers' rocky relationship worsened after Liam demanded free plugs for his clothes brand in the tour programme, which Noel opposed.



He also said Liam pulled out of an appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford in 2009. At the time it had been explained as a bout of laryngitis, but Noel said the reason for the no-show was his brother's "hangover".



In a statement today, Liam confirmed his legal action and said he was looking for an apology to put the record straight about the festival cancellation.



He said: "That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth.



"I was gutted when I couldn't play the gig because I didn't want to let the fans down."



The duo have had a long-running public spat ever since they found fame in the mid-1990s.



Cancellation of a major festival appearance due to a hangover rather than a medical condition could potentially lead to contractual issues with the organisers.



But Liam's statement said it was laryngitis "diagnosed by a doctor" that stopped him performing.











Liam also dismissed the suggestions of an argument about his fashion line.

"There are many reasons why Oasis split. But it had nothing to do with my clothing range," he said.



The 38-year-old - who started his latest band with the remaining members of Oasis - pointed out that there had been many slanging matches between the pair.



But he added: "What Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism."



Liam said the legal response had come about because efforts to solve the issue "amicably" had failed.



"This is not about money, all I want is a full apology from Noel," he said.



Noel's representatives did not want to comment about the legal action.



Source: PA

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
ebooks
ebooksAn introduction to the ground rules of British democracy
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Austen Lloyd: Practice / HR Manager - Somerset

Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: A rare and exciting opportunity for a Practice...

Ashdown Group: HR Executive

£20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: An exciting opportunity...

Tradewind Recruitment: Geography Teacher

£150 - £180 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: A mainstream Secondary school in C...

Guru Careers: HR Administrator / Training Coordinator

COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: An HR Administrator / Training Coordinator is requi...

Day In a Page

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'
Singapore's domestic workers routinely exploited and often abused in the service of rich nationals

Singapore's hidden secret of domestic worker abuse

David Cameron was shown the country's shiniest veneer on his tour. What he didn't see was the army of foreign women who are routinely exploited and often abused in the service of rich nationals
Showdown by Shirley Jackson: A previously unpublished short story from the queen of American Gothic

Showdown, by Shirley Jackson

A previously unpublished short story from the queen of American Gothic
10 best DSLRs

Be sharp! 10 best DSLRs

Up your photography game with a versatile, powerful machine
Solved after 200 years: the mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army

Solved after 200 years

The mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army
Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Robert Fisk on the Turkey conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
Investigation into wreck of unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden

Sunken sub

Investigation underway into wreck of an unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden
Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes

Age of the selfie

Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes
Not so square: How BBC's Bloomsbury saga is sexing up the period drama

Not so square

How Virginia Woolf saga is sexing up the BBC period drama
Rio Olympics 2016: The seven teenagers still carrying a torch for our Games hopes

Still carrying the torch

The seven teenagers given our Olympic hopes
The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis...

...but history suggests otherwise
The bald truth: How one author's thinning hair made him a Wayne Rooney sympathiser

The bald truth

How thinning hair made me a Wayne Rooney sympathiser
Froome wins second Tour de France after triumphant ride into Paris with Team Sky

Tour de France 2015

Froome rides into Paris to win historic second Tour
Fifteen years ago, Concorde crashed, and a dream died. Today, the desire to travel faster than the speed of sound is growing once again

A new beginning for supersonic flight?

Concorde's successors are in the works 15 years on from the Paris crash