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Winston Churchill's ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs

Hangovers, guitar attacks and flying plums: the real reasons Oasis split

Oasis finally split after a row about Liam Gallagher's fashion business led to a violent dressing room clash in Paris, Noel Gallagher has revealed.

Oasis split 'came from Liam ad row'

Noel Gallagher has revealed that one of the most infamous splits in rock and roll stemmed from a row about an ad in an Oasis tour programme.

Liam Gallagher won't be at Noel's wedding

Liam Gallagher will not attend his brother Noel's wedding.

Noel Gallagher set to marry Sara MacDonald

Noel Gallagher is set to marry long-term girlfriend Sara MacDonald this summer.

Liam Gallagher blasts 'shocking' Oasis videos

Liam Gallagher feels his brother Noel made Oasis look like "Culture Club on s**t acid" in their videos.

Liam Gallagher thinks Beady Eye are the best

Liam Gallagher has proclaimed Beady Eye 'the best band' on the "planet".

Beady Eye, Barrowlands, Glasgow

It was surely no coincidence that Liam Gallagher chose Glasgow's most fiery venue for this debut live appearance by his post-Oasis project. His old band had its ups and downs, but this city remained vocal in its appreciation of their supremely confident self-possession.

First Night: Beady Eye, Barrowlands, Glasgow

Life after Oasis– and Liam's still a rock'n'roll star

Liam Gallagher doesn't do vocal warm ups

Liam Gallagher doesn't do proper vocal warm ups because he doesn't want to sound like Chris Martin.

Roger Daltrey will give up music for art

Roger Daltrey plans to give up music to be an artist.

Noel Gallagher going slow with solo LP

Noel Gallagher hasn't started work on his debut solo album yet.

Noel Gallagher 'suppressed' Liam

Gem Archer believes Liam Gallagher was "suppressed" by his brother Noel.

Liam looks back in anger at Oasis songs Noel 'stole'

Long famed for their fisticuffs and slanging matches, the intense sibling rivalry between Liam and Noel Gallagher now includes allegations of plagiarism.

Business Diary: Liam Gallagher rocks the retailers

Liam Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman, lent some rock and roll glamour to the Drapers Awards at London's Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane on Wednesday night. Gallagher and his partner, the former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, were there to pick up an award for his Pretty Green fashion label, which opened its first store in Carnaby Street in July. True to form Liam kept his coat on, swaggered on to stage and bantered with the host Lisa Snowdon. But he disappointed the audience by failing to respond to their pleas for a speech and left soon after picking up his gong.

Liam Gallagher's freebie for fans

Liam Gallagher is to give away the first track from his new post-Oasis band, it was announced today.

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