George Harrison brutally beat Oasis star ‘nonsense’ in rant
By the 1990s, Oasis had become one of the UK’s biggest bands. And, during their rise to fame, brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher were quick to attribute their inspiration and influence to The Beatles, but they never imagined that their musical heroes would eventually say harsh things about them.
In a documentary about Oasis, George Harrison made some comments about the band, and specifically punched out the bandleader.
The My Sweet Lord singer confessed: “The music lacks depth, and singer Liam is a pain.”
At the time, Oasis were headlining places like Knebworth and Maine Road, and had spearheaded the music genre now known as Britpop.
However, Harrison reiterated that Oasis could have been better off if things were different.
Harrison said, “The rest of the band don’t need it.”
To add salt to the wound, Paul McCartney also hit the band.
He criticized the Wonderwall artists saying, “They’re derivative and think too much of themselves. They mean nothing to me.”
His brazen thoughts about Oasis didn’t last, though. He ended up changing his mind about Liam and Noel, but it took him almost 20 years to do so.
In 2016, McCartney reminisced about the band while chatting with GQ about music. He said: “Oasis were young, fresh and they wrote good songs.”
However, he did have some crucial advice for the group. He noted that they made their “biggest mistake” when they started comparing themselves to another great band.
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Oasis asked him, “What are you doing in London?”
He jokingly replied: “I’ve come to the Chelsea Flower Show.”
Liam also praised another member of the Fab Four, revealing how he “couldn’t stand” meeting Ringo Starr in 2019, adding that he “had to leave the room.”
He said: “With Paul McCartney I was cool, but Ringo Starr actually got me off. I don’t know, Ringo just freaked me out. I was like, ‘Fuck Ringo, man!’ His voice and everything, it was like, I thought he was tripping. Even his name, Ringo, was fucking awesome.”
Despite the criticism Liam received from Harrison, he later explained how fond he was of the star.
Speaking to MTV, Liam said: “I still love The Beatles and I still love George Harrison as a songwriter for The Beatles.”
He added: “But, as a person, I think it’s a fucking nipple.” [a derogatory term for being stupid].”
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