From Robbie Williams to Peter Kay: 10 of Liam Gallagher’s most explosive feuds

"Play the hit and shut the f*ck up about Africa."

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Years after Oasis finally called it a day 2009, Liam Gallagher remains one of the biggest and baddest names in music – and for good reason.

Over the space of his 25-year career, Liam’s clashed with just about everyone you can imagine. From rival musicians, to bandmates and even loveable comedians, no-one is safe.

He’s gathered a reputation as the most outspoken, abrasive man in the business, and on this evidence, it’s entirely justified.

In a celebration of the great man, check out Liam Gallagher’s 10 most explosive feuds below:


1

Robbie Williams

Anyone who remembers the peak of Brit Pop will recall Liam’s fierce rivalry with Robbie Williams.

The pair were best buddies after Robbie split from Take That, playing charity football and sharing a heavy weekend at Glastonbury together – but it wouldn’t last.

The pair became sworn enemies after Liam began dating Robbie’s ex-fiancé Nicola Appleton, and Robbie would later accuse the Oasis man of having an affair. Things came to a head at the Brits in 2000, when Robbie said,”would anybody like to see me fight Liam?” while accepting an award.

It’s still rumbling on too, after Liam called Robbie a “fat f*cking idiot” in 2013. When will they learn, eh?

2

Pete Doherty

Liam’s feud with The Libertines frontman (seen as an adorable baby-faced fan in the clip above) began after Pete failed to show up to support Oasis at a gig in 2005. Liam obviously wasn’t impressed, and after spotting an inflatable penis in the crowd at V Festival the same year, said: “It’s good to see Pete Doherty turned up – one big cock.”

3

George Harrison

Strange one this, considering the parallels often drawn between Oasis and The Beatles, but Liam and legendary guitarist George really didn’t see eye to eye.

It all came after George suggested that Oasis weren’t “very interesting” and could do without the “silly one” Liam. Of course, Liam hit back during an MTV interview in 1997, saying: “I still love George Harrison as a songwriter in the Beatles, but as a person I think he’s a f*cking nipple. And if I ever meet him I’ll f*cking tell him.” Sad, really…

4

Peter Kay

Liam famously clashed with Peter Kay after an incident at the Brit awards in 2010. The Oasis man shouted “live forever”, before dropping the mic accepting an award, and Kay responded by calling him a “dickhead” after he’d left the stage.

As always, Liam had the last word, tweeting: “Listen up fat f*ck as a real Northerner I was brought up to say shit to people’s faces not behind their back. Live forever LG.”

5

Coldplay

Liam took issue with Coldplay’s charity work in 2006, telling the NME: “Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher.

“What’s all that with writing messages about Free Trade? If he wants to write things down I’ll give him a pen and a pad of paper. Bunch of students.” Fair enough…

6

Damon Albarn & Blur

Oasis and Blur were at each other’s throats during most of the 90s, and while brother Noel buried the hatchet with Damon Albarn a few years ago, Liam isn’t so quick to move on.

Liam still remains critical of the group, and called them “pansies” in a 2012 interview with NME, and also criticised Noel for collaborating with Albarn in 2013.  

He did however say that Blur’s Lonesome St was the song of 2015 on Twitter. Maybe the feud is over? Nah…

7

Bono

Liam seemed to take liberty with charity work in 2007, when he told U2’s Bono to just play the hits and “shut the f*ck up about Africa”.

He also didn’t seem to like the fact that U2 study video footage of their sets, saying: “Wankers. Haven’t they got f*ck-all better to do? I’d rather be out there getting pissed. I certainly wouldn’t go back after a gig and analyse it.”

Noel obviously doesn’t share the same feelings, after sharing the stage with U2 in 2015.

8

German police

Oasis were known for causing chaos on tour, and their rock and roll antics tipped over into violence in 2002. Liam was involved in a brawl with German police in Munich, which saw him lose several teeth. Ouch…

9

Thom Yorke & Radiohead

Radiohead might have produced some of the most important albums of the past 20 years, but Liam is having none of it. He went in on the band’s experimental 2011 work The King of Limbs, saying: “I heard that f*cking Radiohead record and I just go, ‘What?!’ I like to think that what we do, we do f*cking well.

“Them writing a song about a f*cking tree? Give me a f*cking break! A thousand year old tree? Go f*ck yourself!” he told The Quietus in 2011. Thom Yorke, consider yourself dealt with.

10

Noel Gallagher

Of course, no round-up would be complete without mentioning the biggest feud of them all – brother Noel.

They formed one of the world’s most important bands, and created some of the most-loved music ever, but their volatile relationship eventually led to a messy split in 2009.

Speaking to SPIN magazine about the split, he said: “Noel used to have the big vision. Sometimes he treated us like his f*cking backing band. Oasis was done. Even a blind man could see it. It was: new record, do the videos, big tour, have a fight. I’m glad that routine has come to an end.”

Seven years on from they parted ways, they still haven’t made up. Liam reignited the feud earlier this year, when he called Noel a “potato” – which might be the best insult in rock history.

Liam, we hope you never change.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.