Ex Oasis frontman — and resident hothead — Liam Gallagher certainly didn’t take the lyrics to the band’s song “Don’t Look Back in Anger” to heart Monday when he blasted his brother Noel for singing a rendition of the tune Saturday with U2, a band he recently claimed he’d rather “eat s—” than listen to.
Liam — who has publicly feuded with Noel for years — took to Twitter Monday to express his displeasure at the collaboration, writing “Nothing worse than being blanked by the naffest fans in the world as you were beige boy.” Naff is a slang British term meaning tacky or uncool.
He added, “Corporate muck (our kid), (you used) to call U2 funny eh how many special people change,” referencing Oasis’s 1995 hit “Champagne Supernova,” before signing off on the tweet with “As you were LG” as he does all his tweets.
Noel was on hand at the Saturday concert in London because his band, Noel and His High Flying Birds, is opening for U2 on the European leg of their Joshua Tree tour. When news of Noel’s gig broke in January, Liam was quick to call out his brother as a “brown noser,” writing on Twitter, “I see all that brown nosing is finally starting to pay off NO SHAME.”
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Liam’s beef with U2 was reignited last week after a fan asked him whether he planned on catching a live U2 show.
In classic Liam form, he responded with a tasteful, “I’d rather eat my own s— than listen to them. Bunch of beige f—s.”
His continued to slam the Irish four-piece on Twitter, calling Bono “Bingo” and again referring to U2 as a “naff band.”
“Not scared of bingo and his naff band,” he wrote. “You can’t bull sh– a bulls—-er ain’t that the edge. Beware of bongos farts ha ha. It’s good to be back never went away you clowns just got the tools now to shine a light on you FAKES.”
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For his part, Noel has yet to hit back at Liam, save for a cheeky statement he released July 6. He ended the brief statement, which mainly served to express his excitement at joining U2 on tour, with “AS YOU WEREN’T…KISS-KISS.. NG” as a nod to Liam’s signature sign-off.
“Don’t Look Back in Anger,” a No. 1 hit in the UK when it was released in 1995, has found new life as an anthem of sorts for the city of Manchester following the Manchester Arena attack in May. Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed the tune with Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester concert in June, and U2 and Noel dedicated the track to the people of the city when they played it Saturday.
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