Liam Gallagher appeared on DJ Johnny Vaughn’s Radio X show and talked about the Taylor Hawkins tribute. Johnny asked whether Liam would face Brian for his past comments. Gallagher opened up about his bond with Hawkins and said:
“I met [Taylor Hawkins] a few times. I wouldn’t say we were bezzie mates and that, you know what I mean, but we’d speak to each other a lot on the phone at stupid o’clock.
“And, you know, talk about rock and roll, man. But it’s sad, isn’t it?”
Liam is 49, while May is 75 years old. The Oasis frontman wants to hide from the Queen guitarist. Liam has his opinion about Brian. To avoid altercations, he would put on his hoodie and walk away. When asked about what he would do if Brian May shows up Gallagher had this to say:
“I’m hiding from him because I’ve sl***ed him off, so if I do see him I’ll be putting my hood up and running off. So if I see him I’ll just blame it on our kid [Noel], say it was our kid who sl***ed him off.”
Liam had previously spoken to Magnet magazine about Queen and said:
Do I like Queen? Uh, not really, no. I mean, I get Freddie Mercury has a great voice and all that.
“Obviously, they’ve got some great songs but I do find them a bit Queen-y, listen, they’re a top band and obviously, they’ve got great songs, but I don’t know, man.
Listen, they’re a top band and obviously they’ve got great songs, but I dunno, man.
Brian May’s guitar sound sounds like he’s got it clogged in his a*s. I respect him and all that, but I don’t know, man.”
The event is organized in Wembley Stadium by his Foo Fighter bandmates where the fans will witness performances by Liam Gallagher, The Foo Fighters, Brian May and Travis Barker. It’s not unusual for anyone to speak unfiltered first and repent later, but whether the two will bury the hatchet and start afresh is something that will be on everyone’s mind.
Will the two come together at the event and call it off? Does Brian May have any animosity against Liam Gallagher? There’s no clear answer to it as no one has ever said anything from the Foo Fighter’s perspective. It’s possible that the radio host wanted to get more people to its program, and so this question was thrown at Gallagher.
Maybe they wanted to make the hype around the show, or was it just another way to bring something from the past to get traction to your radio show? No one can say for certain if this was work, or did this question come up during the conversation. It could also be a clever marketing strategy because we all know from experience that Controversy creates Cash.
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