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.
The John Lewis Christmas advert features Oasis song ‘Half The World Away’.
Liam Gallagher has reportedly hit out at brother Noel after he allowed Oasis hit ‘Half The World Away’ to be used as the soundtrack for the new John Lewis advert. According to The Mirror, Liam has even gone so far as banning him from visiting their family pub over the Christmas holidays.
Liam Gallagher has labelled brother Noel a ‘sell-out’.
A source told the newspaper, “Liam has been making his usual snidey remarks about the song being on the John Lewis advert. When he first heard about it he was ranting in his own local pub in Hampstead, north London, to just about anyone who’d listen.”
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Brands Brother Noel A 'Sell-Out' Over John Lewis Advert
No Oasis documentary movie could be complete without the following.
Any Oasis fans who happened to see the powerful documentary film Amy earlier this year will have been delighted by the news that the team behind it is to make a piece about the Mancunian Britpop legends.
Asif Kapadia, who directed the Winehouse doc, is taking a production role on the as-yet-untitled project, with the rest of his team assisted director Mat Whitecross, himself having made the fictional Stone Roses-centred movie Spike Island and the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.
With “unprecedented access” granted to the Oasis archives, we can hope for a ton of unreleased footage and music as the film-makers chart the entire history of the group. However, here are ten milestones in Oasis’ history that should definitely be included.
Continue reading: 10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include
Their relationship has been non-existent since Oasis's 2009 split, but they'll be co-operating for the upcoming documentary about their ex-group directed by Mat Whitecross.
More details about the upcoming Oasis documentary film being produced by the makers of Amy, as both Noel and Liam Gallagher have offered their co-operation to the project and will both feature in the movie. It’s unlikely that they’ll appear together, but we can live in hope.
The two brothers were the sole constant members of the often turbulent Britpop giants, whose commercial fortunes peaked in the mid ‘90s but whose popularity endured until their eventual disintegration in Paris in August 2009. They have not worked together since and are believed not to have had any contact at all, though they have occasionally fired pot-shots at each other through the press.
Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009
Continue reading: Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film
Asif Kapadia will direct a feature-length documentary on the band, charting their rise to fame.
Asif Kapadia, the director of award wining documentaries Senna and Amy has chosen Oasis as his next subject. Kapadia and James Gay-Rees will produce a feature-length documentary on the 90s Britpop band that will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”.
Oasis will be the subject of a new documentary by Asif Kapadia.
According to Screen Daily, “the filmmakers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”. The film will be directed by Mat Whitecross, who previously worked on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Spike Island.
Continue reading: Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia
Gallagher, whose marriage to Nicole Appleton collapsed in 2013, has hired the legal heavyweight to help him reach a beneficial financial settlement.
Ex-Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher arrived at a family court in London today with one of the country’s most renowned divorce lawyers, Fiona Shackleton, in tow, as he seeks a beneficial financial settlement with his ex-wife Nicole Appleton, whom he officially divorced in 2014.
42 year old Gallagher’s five-year marriage to the former All Saints star disintegrated in 2013, after it emerged that he was expecting a child with American journalist Liza Ghorbani, with whom he had had an affair. He and Appleton are now locked in a legal battle over money.
Liam Gallagher performing with Beady Eye in 2013
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Hires Fiona Shackleton For Divorce Settlement Proceedings
Evans had caused a stir on social media when he told 'Sunday Brunch' that he was making a "secret 'Top Gear' film", but it seems that it's going to be for the one-off 'TFI Friday' comeback special.
Jeremy Clarkson is set to make his return to television nearly three months after he was sacked, on Chris Evans’ Channel 4 special ‘TFI Friday’ on June 12th. However, contrary to rumours doing the rounds, Evans is not making a film for ‘Top Gear’.
On Sunday, the radio DJ sparked a frenzy of speculation that he was to take over the vacant presenting spot on BBC2, after he told Tim Lovejoy on C4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ that he was making a “secret ‘Top Gear’ film. However, the BBC confirmed on Monday (June 8th) that whatever Evans was up to, the ‘film’ hadn’t been commissioned by them.
Jeremy Clarkson with Chris Evans back in May 2015
Liam Gallagher is headed to TFI Friday.
Liam Gallagher is forming a super group with The Who's Roger Daltry, Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey and the Lightning Seeds's Ian Broudie at the request of Chris Evans for the revival of TFI Friday on June 12. The band are said to be covering The Who's My Generation.
Liam Gallagher has a little more time on his hands after the break-up of Beady Eye
"Liam's got a bit of time on his hands since Beady Eye called it a day last year, so he fancied trying his hand at something new," a source recently told the Sun. "He's told his mates he's pretty bored. Other than Noel, you would be hard pushed to find a better set of bandmates than Roger, Ian and Zak. It's a proper supergroup and the performance will be something to remember."
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher, Roger Daltry And Ian Broudie Form Supergroup
The ever-cheeky Blur bassist gave an interview to The Independent in which he spoke about Blur and Oasis' rivalry, the future of his group, and cheese (obviously).
Few Britpop figures were as memorable as Blur’s Alex James. With his trademark bass guitar pose of one foot on the front-of-stage speaker and cigarette nonchalantly dangling out of his mouth, he’s always admitted to loving every second of fame.
Now, in a new interview with The Independent, James has suggested that there could be room for both his reformed band and a reunited Oasis in today’s music scene, even going so far as to say that the two former rivals could play together in the future. But only if Oasis supported them!
Alex James gave an interview to The Independent
Continue reading: Blur's Alex James Hopes Oasis Get Back Together: "They Can Support Us"
Noel scotched widely reported rumours of an Oasis reunion later in the year, and blamed his brother for circulating them in the first place.
Furthermore, the 47 year old claims that he hasn’t at any point considered reuniting the beloved Britpop group, after he himself quit the band at a show in Paris in August 2009. At the time, Liam was reported to have broken one of his favourite guitars minutes before the band was due onstage at a festival.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, he said: “There was a rumour last week that we've had a gentleman's agreement [to reform Oasis], but that rumour's come from his people. It's a ‘source close to him’, and I'll tell you how close it is: she probably wakes up with him every morning. It's always left to me in an interview to let the kids down. People say, “You're breaking these kids' hearts”. Well, what the f***, man?”
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Denies Oasis Reunion Rumours, Blames Liam
The former Oasis star gave his typically forthright opinion of Britain's music scene today.
In an interview with NME as part of a round table discussion alongside fellow artists La Roux, Sleaford Mods and Courtney Barnett, the 47 year old guitarist said “Every single song in the Top 10 is the same s**t with a different voice. If you’re number one in the charts now, it automatically means you must be s**t.”
Noel Gallagher gave the modern music scene both barrels during a recent interview with the NME
Continue reading: Noel Gallagher Attacks Modern Bands For Being "Scared Of Social Media"
Did Liam Gallagher's tweets hint at an Oasis reunion at Glastonbury?
An Oasis reunion could be on the horizon after frontman Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters of the band's name over the course of a few hours on Thursday evening (April 24, 2014). Bookmakers Paddy Power subsequently suspended betting on the band playing Glastonbury 2014.
Liam Gallagher Hinted at an Oasis Reunion
Gallagher, who tweeted O, A, S, I, S, followed it up by posting, OASIS LG.
Continue reading: Oasis Tipped To Play Glastonbury 2014, After Liam's Cryptic Tweets
An Oasis reunion looks unlikely for 2014, though don't rule it out.
Following Facebook and Instagram posts last night, Oasis fans were dusting off their parka coats and bucket hats, calling their brothers "r kid" and swaggering down to their local clutching a two-pound coin to play Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in its entirety, on the jukebox.
Liam Gallagher Performing with new band Beady Eye
And then came the news that the "cryptic message" that read "February 26 - 9am" was not in fact signalling the announcement of a reunion tour or new album, but instead marking the reissue of the band's 1994 debut Definitely Maybe on its 20th anniversary, on May 19.
Continue reading: Oasis Reunion In 2014? Probably Not, But Watch This Space
Date of birth
21st September, 1972
"he invited me to DJ at the afterparty for one of Oasis’s Wembley Arena gigs that October. That’s when we began talking about a solo record"
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