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Liam Gallagher says his life ‘caved in’ when Oasis split up

'I was sitting at home with no management, no office, and no one to really speak to.'

By Nick Reilly

Liam Gallagher performing live with Oasis in 1994 (Picture: Press)

Liam Gallagher has revealed how his life “caved in” when Oasis split up after Noel Gallagher left the group in 2009.

The singer’s famously tumultuous relationship with his brother came to a definitive end in 2009, when a backstage feud at Paris’ Rock en Seine Festival saw Noel leaving and the group coming to an end.

Reflecting on their split in a new interview with The Guardian, Liam said his life “caved in” when Noel left and disputed his brother’s claim that his behaviour was to blame, instead saying “that was my behaviour since day one”.

Liam said: “That’s what made Oasis what it was. I wasn’t any different, but all of a sudden, he’s turned into Ronan Keating or some soft c***, going: ‘We can’t have that behaviour.’”

Opening up on the aftermath of Noel’s departure, Liam said it had a hugely negative effect on his life.

He explained: “I was sitting at home with no management, no office, and no one to really speak to, while Noel was still walking into his big management office having everyone running around after him, getting smart and dissing people.

“Looking back with hindsight, you can go: ‘You’re a big boy’ and all that, but when you’ve had all that stuff for 20 years… I could barely tie my shoelace let alone run my business or my life. All that support was taken away, but little Noely G had it all still there.”

Asked if he would have done anything differently on the day of their fight, Liam referred to Oasis manager Marcus Russell and quipped: “Yes, I’d fill ’em both in… They threw me under the f***ing bus. All my life caved in.”

Liam was speaking as he gears up to release his joint solo album with The Stone Roses’ John Squire, but says that Oasis fans need not worry about the band’s legacy.

“There’s no way I’m letting Oasis turn into one of these [bands] where you just wrap an album in cellophane every 10 years.” he said.