- 25 Mar 22
Liam Gallagher's comments are in response to Dave Grohl calling him “one of the last remaining rock stars”.
Not one to stay quiet about his opinions, Liam Gallagher has turned his focus onto U2 while discussing the merits of true rock 'n' roll behaviour
The conversation was started by Dave Grohl, who labelled Liam as "one of the last remaining rock stars" after working with him on new single 'Everything's Electric'. The Foo Fighters frontman co-wrote the single and plays drums on the studio version of the track.
“Unfortunately we didn’t do it in person but I love being in the same room as Liam,” Grohl recently told NME of working with the Oasis man. “It’s like putting a fucking quarter in a juke box and just turning it up with that guy. It’s fucking great. Obviously, he’s an amazing singer and he’s a fucking rock star. He is one of the few last remaining rock stars.”
Gallagher and Grohl first met a number of years ago when Foos Fighters and Oasis toured together.
Earlier this month, a fan on Twitter asked LG how he felt about Dave's praise. “He’s correct the rest of them are usless [sic],” he replied.
Gallagher later elaborated on his initial response, putting U2 on blast yet again (probably not for the last time, either).
“I mean, not all of them are useless, but the majority of them are,” he told Loudwire. “The ones that think they’re rock stars are not, they just live a very boring fucking life, and I think rock ‘n’ roll deserves a little bit more than just making music, you know what I mean? You gotta get out there and get yourself — you just gotta live an exciting life.”
“It’s like U2, they pass themselves as a rock ‘n’ roll band, but what the?” he continued. “Come on, man, I’ve never seen fucking Bono, I mean I’ve never seen any of them do anything remotely rock ‘n’ roll.”
“Without a doubt, I think [it’s about] attitude. A lot of people will go, ‘Oh it’s all about music’. But I disagree, I don’t think it’s all about music. Obviously you’ve got a certain degree of, your tunes have gotta be decent enough, but I think attitude goes a long way.
"People just think that rock ‘n’ roll kind of sounds a bit silly and a bit stupid, but it means a lot to me. I’d rather be that than fucking some politically correct fucking idiot.”
Back in 2017, Gallagher said he would rather “eat my own shit” than listen to “beige fucks” U2. Shortly afterwards, he called Bono and co a “naff band” whose style of music was “toff rock”.
LG is set to release his third studio album, C’MON YOU KNOW, on May 27.
Revisit Dave Grohl's March 2022 interview with Hot Press here.