Liam Gallagher says brother Noel blocked him from using Oasis songs in documentary

Liam Gallagher’s longstanding feud with his estranged brother continues, as the singer is now claiming that Noel has ‘blocked’ him from using Oasis songs in his Knebworth 22 documentary.

The 50-year-old singer is set to capture his return to Knebworth as a solo artist, where he returned to earlier this summer 26 years on from the band’s iconic shows in 1996.

However, Liam has alleged that none of the band’s classic tracks will feature in the film because of his ‘angry squirt’ sibling, Noel.

Asked by a fan on Twitter if Oasis songs would feature, Liam answered: ‘No Oasis songs as the angry squirt has blocked them.

‘(Noel) also blocked the Oasis (song) I sang for Taylor Hawkins tribute, he’s a horrible little man.’

Another fan replied to Liam’s tweet, writing: ‘(Noel) was praising u on (sic) his last interview. This is maddening. The doc will still be excellent tho.’

Liam responded: ‘What (Noel) says and does are two different things he’s a sad little dwarf.’

Performing to 170,000 fans across two sold out nights in one of the first major stage shows following the pandemic, this year’s event coincided with a third solo album, C’mon You Know, attaining Liam’s third number one spot for a studio release in the album charts.

Knebworth 22 is a new feature-length documentary that traces Liam back to the site of his former band’s defining performances, including all-new interviews, behind the scenes and concert footage captured from 20 camera positions. The film also goes a little bit further, seeking out stories and perspectives from collaborators and fans of different generations from around the world, transposing the emotional and social context of the 90s’ shows versus the tumult of our current era.

Returning to the subject later on Wednesday, the Once hitmaker added: ‘You can stop us using the songs but you can’t erase our memories shame on you Noel Gallagher.’

The brothers have been in a public spat ever since Oasis split in 2009

Knebworth 22 was announced earlier this week and will be released in cinemas worldwide on November 17.

Discussing the project, Liam said: ‘I’m still in shock that I got to play Knebworth two nights, 26 years after I played it with Oasis. I’m still trying to get my head around it.

‘To have played to multiple generations at the same venue so many years apart was beyond Biblical. I’m so glad that we documented it.

‘Knebworth for me was and always will be a celebration of the fans as well as the music. Enjoy the film and let’s do it again in another 26 years. LG x’

Noel Gallagher thinks there’s ‘no point’ to an Oasis reunion

Noel Gallagher isn’t keen for an Oasis reunion

The 55-year-old rocker says the Britpop band sells “as many records now” as they did during their 90s heyday.

Noel was asked if they would ever reform, prompting him to quip: “Er, would you go on holiday with your ex-missus?”

“As funny as this sounds. Oasis sell as many records now per year as we did when we were together. We’re as popular now in the eyes of the people as we ever were. And I’m happy with it.

The Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds frontman believes “there’s no point” to getting back together as everyone is thriving – including his estranged brother Liam who sold out Knebworth this summer after their iconic 1996 shows – since they left the group behind.

Noel continued: “If we got back together there would be a circus – and there’s no point. Just leave it as it is. I’m happy. He’s [Liam Gallagher] doing his thing. He’s still selling out Knebworth. It’s like, mate, good luck to you, do you know what I mean?”

Earlier this year, Liam mused the ‘Definitely, Maybe’ band – which has sold more than 70 million albums across the world – “should never have split up” and would “love” them to get back together after their 2009 break up.

The 50-year-old singer said: “If it happens, it happens. But I’m quite happy doing [my solo career]. We should never have split up, but we did, and this is where we’re at.”

In the same interview, Liam reflected on seeing his brother as “a different person” since they last talked and it’s “like he’s been abducted”.

Earlier this month, Graham Coxon – from their musical rival Blur – mused he was keen for an Oasis reunion while discussing the prospect of a Pulp return.

The 53-year-old musician said: “That would be fun. Just need Oasis to do it. Knock those brothers’ heads together.”

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