Liam Gallagher says he won't appear on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with ‘knobhead’ James Corden

'No, thank you very much. No f*****g chance mate,' says former Oasis star

Maya Oppenheim
Tuesday 08 August 2017 09:51 BST
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Liam Gallagher pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. The former Oasis frontman’s Twitter is a veritable smorgasbord of cryptic insults, acerbic reflections on everyday life, and profanity-laden rants directed at his brother Noel and anything which gets under his skin.

The musician who is now a solo artist has been characteristically forthright about James Corden. Gallagher has announced there is no chance he will be appearing on Corden’s immensely popular Carpool Karaoke.

The segment on The Late Late Show sees Corden invite famous musicians to sing along to their songs while he drives around and has featured everyone from Michelle Obama to Stevie Wonder and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“No, thank you very much,” Gallagher told GQ in an interview. “No f*****g chance mate. With that fat bloke from Kevin and Perry?”

At this point, his partner Debbie Gwyther is said to have interjected to say: “It’s called Gavin and Stacey and you’ve never watched it,” before Gallagher concluded: “I don’t need to watch it to know I won’t like it. James Corden is a kn*bhead.”

Corden was one of the writers of Gavin & Stacey and played the role of Neil “Smithy” Smith in the sitcom.

Gallagher also used the interview to argue he was more of a rockstar cliché than his brother Noel, saying: “My thing was the whole cliché: the sex, the drugs, the rock’n’roll.”

“I lived it, mate. I was it. And that’s why Oasis worked,” he continued. “We couldn’t have both been boring f***s and neither could we have both been headcases like me. And I know how much it annoyed him. He did the graft while I went out and undid the graft. But Oasis wouldn’t have worked with two Liams or two Noels.”

Gallagher, who is currently touring the world as a solo artist, made headlines last week for storming off stage at Chicago music festival Lollapalooza just three songs into his set. His evidently puzzled band kept on playing until the song wound to a close and then also departed the stage.

He again grabbed attention after he crashed a jam session at an Irish pub in Montreal over the weekend.

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