Liam Gallagher Suing Noel over Alleged Oasis Breakup Lies

Liam Gallagher Suing Noel over Alleged Oasis Breakup Lies
For almost 20 years now, we've been fixated on the brotherly spats between former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher. However, the days of free-for-all disses and fisticuffs may soon be over, at least publicly, with the announcement that Liam is suing his sibling over recent comments Noel made about their old band's breakup.

Liam has released a statement to the UK's Sun newspaper saying that Noel has gone too far this time with allegations that Liam had pulled out of a massive V Festival gig in 2009 due to a hangover, and broke up Oasis because his clothing line, Pretty Green, wasn't being advertised in tour programs. Liam says both scenarios are fabricated by his ex-bandmate.

"I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him," the singer said. "But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism. I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology."

Noel has yet to respond to the libel lawsuit. Let's just assume this means he won't be taking his new songs out on the road supporting Beady Eye.

Liam's full statement reads:

I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover. That is a lie and I want Oasis fans and others who were at V to know the truth. I was gutted when I couldn't play the gig because I didn't want to let the fans down.

But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor. Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour programme. The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us.

I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism. I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.