Music | May 27, 2022 12:54 pm

Don’t Worry, Liam and Noel Gallagher Still Hate Each Other

It should shock no one that Liam does not have plans to call Noel on his birthday

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Noel Gallagher (L) and Liam Gallagher (R) of Oasis perform on the Pyramid Stage during the 2004 Glastonbury Festival .
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These are trying times we’re living in, and through all the uncertainty and chaos, it can be comforting to cling to the familiar. The world may be falling apart, but we can still count on the fact that the sky is still blue, the grass is still green, and the Gallagher brothers are still caught up in an endless feud.

The latest example of the former Oasis bandmates/current mortal enemies’ contempt for one another comes in the form of a recent radio interview by Liam Gallagher to promote his forthcoming solo performance at Knebworth. As The Independent reports, the gig is slated to take place on May 29, which happens to be Noel Gallagher’s 55th birthday. When asked by host Zoe Ball on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show whether he’s planning on sending his estranged brother a card or a text for his birthday, Liam responded, “Nah nah nah. When is it, Sunday?… I’ll have just done Knebworth, bless him, I might give him a shout out, dedicate one of his songs to him. That’ll do his head in, won’t it?”

Back in April, Liam also told Esquire that he hasn’t seen Noel in roughly a decade, but he remained optimistic that the pair might one day reunite. (Of course, delivering a sarcastic “happy birthday” shout-out to “do his head in” might not help there, but who are we to judge?)

“The last time I saw Noel was at a football match about 10 years ago. It’s a shame, isn’t it?” he said. “The good times outweigh the bad times. I think it’s best to just leave it at that. I like to think Oasis will get back together, but not this week…The door is ajar on everything. I wouldn’t be surprised if space aliens landed tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were already here. I wouldn’t be surprised if God walks among us. I wouldn’t be surprised by all sorts.”

Last year, the Gallagher brothers formed a joint production company to handle the release of the Oasis Knebworth 1996 documentary, but they reportedly did so without ever actually speaking to each other during the forming of the company.