Noel and Liam parted ways in 2008, bringing a ramshackle end to Oasis. And the reverberations of their fraternal divorce are still being felt, three years on. Liam is suing Noel after the elder Gallagher accused Liam of being too hungover to play a gig at the V festival the year the band split. Liam has taken the matter to the High Court to settle the dispute. Both brothers have returned to the music world in recent months, Noel with his new solo album, and Liam with his new band 'Beady Eye'. Beady Eye failed to bother the charts much, while Noel is expected to fare much better when his new album is released next week.
In a public statement to his fans, the Beady Eyed one said, 'I want Oasis fans to know the truth. I was gutted when I couldn't play the gig because I didn't want to let the fans down. The truth is I had laryngitis, diagnosed by a doctor, preventing me performing that night.'
A source agreed, saying, 'Liam felt he had no choice but the courts. He feels a mix of anger at how he has been treated by his own elder brother and sadness it has come to this. Liam is an old-school rock star. I'm sure there have been times when he has taken to the stage after a big one the night before. But that night he had laryngitis. He lived for being the frontman of Oasis and singing in front of millions of fans.'
Being huge fans of fraternal battles, we hope that this is one feud that will run and run...