Published Mar 15, 2010Even when Liam Gallagher tries to be polite, he only ends up getting himself into trouble.
The Oasis singer was recently forced to explain himself after neglecting to mention his brother Noel when accepting a Brit Award for the band's 1995 album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? back in February. While he mentioned all of the other band members who played on the album, Liam omitted his brother's name from the speech, despite the fact that Noel penned all of the songs.
In an interview with the blog StopCryingYourHeartOut.com [via NME], Liam said, "I'm sick of it all being about me and Noel, the last couple of months has pretty much been all about me and him so I thought it was only right to mention the other lads who played on the album and the best fans in the world." This, of course, alludes to the brothers' public falling out, which culminated in Noel quitting Oasis last summer.
Of course, if Liam's speech was meant to direct attention away from the feud, it had the opposite effect of what was intended. By conspicuously neglecting to mention his brother, many interpreted the speech as a snub against Noel and rightly so, bringing the rivalry into the press once again. And despite the ceremony taking place almost a month ago (February 16), Liam is still attempting to explain his actions.
Liam's tactless behaviour at the Brit Awards didn't end with his speech. As he left the stage, he threw the award he had just accepted into the crowd, an apparent sign of disrespect. "I thought it was a nice gesture to give this to the fans, obviously it was misinterpreted as per usual," he complained.
Meanwhile, Liam and the remaining members of Oasis are still looking for a new name.