Liam Gallagher turned 50 this Wednesday and he appeared on Apple Music 1 where he discussed with Matt Wilkinson his approach to getting a better response on stage. He said that he drinks brandy with honey and hot water before he goes on stage. It helps him perform on stage and be his best version.
We reported that Liam had given up drinking until he turned 50 and now that he did, there’s no stopping him. He admitted that drinking is a part of his style and he continues to do so at all times. The Oasis star now performs as a solo singer and he returned to Knebworth, the site of his former band’s most famous gigs. As his current gigs get over, he is planning to go on an international tour.
It’s half a bottle of brandy before I go on. I have kind of backed it off now. But the last year I’ve been walloping the brandy with honey and hot water and going on a little bit… I’ve been getting a bit battered on stage recently. Not battered as much but just… I wouldn’t say nerves but I think as you get older, you do get a little bit more… you’re not as cocksure. So, I’ve been having a brandy just to chill me out a bit.
He plans to visit Abu Dhabi, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina in the next few months. He said that drinking keeps him sober on stage, as by the time the 7th song comes along he thinks he should drink the entire bottle. He even mentioned that by the time the 20th song is in place, the bottle is finished, on the stage itself.
As you get on there, then you are sort of thinking, around about the seventh song or the sixth song, you are thinking, ‘Yeah, this is actually all right this, man. I’ll have another one. Then by the time the eighth song comes in, by the time you’ve done your 20th song, you have done a bottle.
It’s a shocking revelation by him because he currently has a change of heart. He said that he now understands that it’s ok to chill without alcohol on stage and still be sober and a great performer. Liam says his drinking is in moderation, which means that he knows that he has had enough and so it continues accordingly.
But now I have chilled out. Towards the last couple of gigs I have been going, ‘chill out maybe’. You don’t want to be getting dependent on going on stage with alcohol. I don’t normally drink before I go on. I haven’t done for years so I have sort of gotten back into drinking before I go on. But I think it makes for a bit of a lairy gig. All in moderation, do you know what I mean?
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