Well That Liam and Noel Gallagher Truce Didn’t Last Long

Matt Inman on January 9, 2018

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Pretty much every time one of the Gallagher brothers says something about one another that isn’t awful or some sort of inside-joke jab, a portion of the music world goes crazy about a possible Oasis reunion. The latest version of this phenomenon was short-lived, unsurprisingly.

The ordeal was recently chronicled by 
SPIN, who notes that around the holiday season last month, Liam Gallagher seemed to be feeling the end-of-the-year spirit by tweeting that he and older brother Noel were “all good” and even intimated that the two might hang out around Christmas. Well, that (relatively) lovey-dovey Hallmark moment is passed, and the Gallaghers are back to their old ways. Which, to be honest, is for the best, if you’re like me and you prefer biting, brother-on-brother shade-throwing to an Oasis reunion tour that would probably blow up and be canceled anyway. 

The latest flurry of tweets from Liam apparently spawned from an interview that Noel gave on a UK podcast in which he put down musicians who have worked with co-songwriters for their albums, including “our kid” (Liam) and The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft.

I have to admit that I don’t always understand all of Liam’s tweets, but the point of this one is pretty clear. Safe to say that the familial holiday feelings are gone from Liam, replaced by a renewed energy focused on giving his brother shit. One dismayed Twitter follower quickly asked about Liam’s Christmastime statements, tweeting, “What about the truce.” Liam’s response: “Fuck the truce.”

It wasn’t over there, of course, and Liam continued to take it to Noel, responding to one fan who claimed that Noel was the one who deserved to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Liam was ready:

Liam goes on, calling Noel and his band a boring “purple rinse brigade” (apparently referring to them dying their graying hair) “bum chums” and saying they should “park the bus” (quit music?). An actually interesting revelation in all this – if true – is that Liam apparently tried to reunite the original members of Oasis, sans Noel, of course. But then again, who knows what’s real in all this. 

By the way, if you’re wondering where Liam gets all this ire: