Date of birth
21st September, 1972
Liam Gallagher (DOB 21st September 1972) is the famous front man for the Manchester band Oasis. With his unforgettable stage presence and self assured attitude, he is one of the countries most recognisable front men of our generation.
Favourites of the tabloids and paparazzi in the 90's, Liam's swagger and laddish behaviour earned him a justifiable bad boy image, with equal coverage for his music and personal life.His often documented rocky relationship with his brother and band mate Noel Gallagher, has often defined the band and their tempestuous harmony.
Music Career: Away from the tabloid newspapers and with his band Oasis they quickly became stalwarts of the 1990's Britpop movement. Arguably winning the ongoing chart battles with Blur, Oasis' 1994 album 'Definitely Maybe' is one of the defining albums of the decade and some say our generation.
In a 2008 poll by Q and HMV, 'Definitely Maybe' was ranked first on a list of the greatest British albums of all time.
Other accolades include a recent poll, run by music magazine NME and the book of British Hit Singles and Albums, that voted 'Definitely Maybe' the best album of all time with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - finishing second and Revolver third.
Liam Gallagher and Oasis followed up 'Definitely Maybe' with the 1995 release '(What's the Story) Morning Glory'. Carrying on from the success of their debut album 347,000 copies were sold in the first week of release and more than 18 million copies have been sold worldwide up until 2007.
With brilliant sales and all four singles from the album reaching either number 1 or 2 in the UK single charts, the daunting prospect of following on from 'Definitely Maybe' was seemingly achieved with ease.
In contrast, album wise 'Be Here Now' (1997), 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants' (2000) and 'Heathen Chemistry (2002) all came and went without the impact of their early releases. Critics sat on both sides of the fence and although all three albums provided us with some classic Oasis and Liam Gallagher vocals, they didn't evoke the frenzy they had become accustomed to during the Brit Pop years.
Regardless of such media indifference, Liam and the band bounced back with 'Don't Believe the Truth' (2005), which saw Liam take on more of a writing role and Oasis attain resurgence in form.
With singles 'Lyla' and 'The Importance of Being idle' reaching number 1, and 'Let there be love' reaching number 2 in the UK Single charts - Oasis were back and experiencing similar press exposure and fan admiration as they did in the 90's.
With a seventh studio album slated for release later in 2008, Liam Gallagher and Oasis are surely hoping to build on 'Don't Believe the Truth', although if they don't they'll still go down as one of our generations greatest bands and Liam will be up there for greatest front man.
Personal Life: Liam is an avid support of Manchester City Football club.
He was married to actress Patsy Kensit, who he has a child with and is now married to former All Saint's singer, Nicole Appleton, who he also has a child with.
His shoe size is 8.
He speaks on behalf of the Climate Coalition in their latest campaign.
Liam Gallagher provides the unlikely voice of Sammy the Snowman in an environmental public service announcement released by The Climate Coalition this week. It's a video warning of the dangers of the rising temperature of the Earth, despite what we might experience during the winter months.
He has one of the most distinctive voices in the music industry, and now Liam Gallagher is using that voice to speak about the effects of climate change around the world in an animated short film by the Climate Coalition entitled 'The Very Hot Snowman'.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Narrates A Christmas Global Warming PSA
Liam Gallagher performs live at the Alexandra Palace as part of his UK tour for his debut album 'As You Were'. He's also set to perform across Europe and Australia - London, United Kingdom - Friday 8th December 2017
Liam Gallagher performing live at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow as part of his 'As You Were' solo tour. He dropped his debut album of the same name in October 2017, topping the UK charts at number one. Glasgow, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017
Noel Gallagher thinks his voice has improved since he quit smoking, as well as having gotten better with age.
Noel Gallagher thinks his voice has improved since he quit smoking.
The 50-year-old former Oasis guitarist is releasing his third album with his band High Flying Birds on Friday (24.11.17), and has said that whilst his voice has naturally gotten better as he's aged, he believes putting down the cigarettes has also had an effect on his vocals.
When asked if he thinks being older has improved his voice, he said: ''Yeah, Paul Weller says that his voice is getting better, too. I gave up smoking recently. That might have something to do with it, but I think mine has been getting better. I'm more expressive, and I suppose the more solo albums that you make, you should be getting better.''
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher's Voice Improved
Noel spoke to BBC Radio 4's 'Front Row' about his dislike for social media, and his younger brother Liam's influence.
Noel Gallagher has explained that the primary reason why he doesn’t foresee an Oasis reunion is that his younger brother Liam has “legitimised” online abuse being directed toward his family.
Characterised by sibling feuding that increasingly became more interesting than their actual music as their career progressed, Oasis split in 2009. Liam and Noel have not spoken to each other since, but their war of words has continued in the press and latterly via social media, with Liam regularly taking digs at his older brother on Twitter.
50 year old Noel, about to release his third solo album later this month, doesn’t have any social media platforms, and explained to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ programme that his resistance to Twitter and the like is because of the abuse he and his family receive – and that’s partly down to Liam’s influence.
Is a Gallagher reunion on the cards for the future?
Could it really be possible that Liam Gallagher has turned into a big ol' softie? It looks like the former Oasis frontman could be wanting to end his famous feud with his brother Noel Gallagher, though it seems only for the musical prospects that their union would bring.
The 45-year-old recently dropped his debut solo album 'As You Were', though he has been consistently vocal about his desire to be in a band again. He confessed in a recent interview that he really felt the absence of his brother while writing the record.
A hardy fan began peeling a potato in the crowd during Liam's gig at Bethnal Green in London this week, after the singer had tweeted out the request.
Liam Gallagher tweeted out a bizarre request to have somebody peel potatoes during his London gig this week – to which a faithful fan duly signed up!
The strange incident happened at a tiny gig that Gallagher played at London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on Tuesday night (November 7th) for Absolute Radio. Earlier in the day, Liam had taken another jibe at his older brother Noel via social media to make the request for somebody to peel spuds at the gig.
Making fun of Noel’s recent appearance on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ with his backing band The High Flying Birds, during which a member of the group was playing the scissors, and combining that with his consistent references to his sibling as a root vegetable, he sent out the tweet in the afternoon for “somebody to peel some spuds live on stage”.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Fan Peels Potato During Gig After Singer Requests It
He has an epic 'first-world problems' rant on Radio 1.
Liam Gallagher proved to be the perfect guest for 'Rage Against The Answer Machine' with Greg James on BBC Radio 1 this week, ranting about everything from hot coffee to absent straws as listeners rang in to leave their own pet peeves.
Here are the five things that really grinds his gears:
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We can't wait to see what he has to say about current television.
It's become a UK phenomenon to watch other people watch current TV shows via Channel 4's 'Gogglebox', with the stars of the series becoming stars in their own right. To make it even better, this year's celebrity version is coming up, and it's set to star one of the most mouthy celebrities in the world - Liam Gallagher.
Prepare for a slew of bad language and hilarious observations because the 45-year-old 'Wall of Glass' singer will be letting cameras into his living room so that we can watch him, his mother Peggy and his 16-year-old son Gene (whose mother is All Saints' Nicole Appleton).
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Appearing On 'Celebrity Gogglebox' Is The Best News
By Alex Lai in Music Reviews on 26 October 2017
In some ways, the high anticipation for a Liam Gallagher solo record is illogical. His song writing contributions to the Oasis legacy are hardly the band's best moments, while post-Noel project Beady Eye will unlikely be in high demand for a reunion.
The track that announced Gallagher's return, 'Wall Of Glass', opens the album and re-introduces the attitude for which he is well known. Throw in an attention-grabbing hook and thumping bass and it's a more than promising start.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher - As You Were Album Review
Noel Gallagher has claimed an Oasis reunion would be the ''death'' of him at this stage of his career, suggesting it would be a backwards step after his latest High Flying Birds album
The 'Don't Look Back In Anger' hitmaker has been embroiled in a bitter row with brother Liam since the iconinc Britpop group's breakup in 2009, and he has shrugged off the idea of a nostalgic comeback, and he has insisted getting the band back together would be the ''death'' of him.
He told Q magazine: ''I've been very consistent about it. I don't need the money, I don't need the glory, I don't need to relive the memories.
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Says Oasis Reunion Would Be The 'death' Of Him
Noel Gallagher will perform an intimate, phones-free gig in London, with recording devices banned from the venue
Noel Gallagher has banned mobile phones from his forthcoming show in London.
The former Oasis rocker has announced a gig at York Hall in Bethnal Green on November 1, and any fans hoping to attend with have to apply to Apple Music's event page by Sunday (22.10.17), - but they won't be able to record any of the activities inside the venue on electronic devices.
A statement on the event's website reads: ''Smartphones, smart watches and recording devices are not permitted inside the venue. Secure pouches will be provided by Yondr to hold devices during the show.''
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher's Phone Free Gig
Liam Gallagher performs at fundraising concert for Manchester terror attack victims at Manchester O2 Ritz. The musician performed classic Oasis songs as well as a number of tracks from his debut solo record set for release in October. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 30th May 2017