Robbie Williams recently opened up on his tumultuous relationship with Oasis’ Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher and he branded them ‘gigantic bullies’ at the height of their fame.
Robbie Williams talks about Oasis
The singer, 48, and rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher have been until recently locked in a war of words for over two decades, with Robbie even challenging frontman Liam, 50, to boxing match at the Brit Awards in 2000.
However, despite the criticism, Robbie has insisted that he’s ‘glad’ that Liam ‘exists’, adding that the singer is a ‘vital’ personality in today’s music scene.
In a candid new interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show on Wednesday, Robbie looked back on his dealings with the Wonderwall hitmakers, with the trio often hitting the headlines with their bitter feud over the years.
Speaking to Zane, Robbie told that in spite having had to compete against Oasis in the charts, he is still a ‘huge fan’ of the band and praised the ‘incredible hedonism and reckless abandon and rock ‘n’ roll‘ they symbolized.
Touching on their past behavior, he went on:
”It’s part of that competitive nature of me too. And also they were gigantic bullies too, to the whole industry, everybody in it. And I didn’t like that. And a lot of that still remains inside me. They’re probably different people now but there’s a lot of me that’s like, ‘They’re f***ing bullies, them. I don’t like bullies.”’
Robbie – who has previously claimed his feud with the group was ‘unbearable’ – went on to remark how Liam has since ‘changed’ and is a ‘vital’ presence in the industry, before noting that their past rivalry benefited him whether Oasis released a great album or not.
”He’s doing fine. And he’s rocking it” Robbie remarked. ”The great thing about being a fan of Oasis is when Liam comes out with a great album, I can be a fan. The great thing about being resentful towards them, is when they don’t, I’m happy. I win on both sides. It’s so genuine.’
”Liam’s last album that he put out, there’s like five or six tracks on there that are just like… I’m so glad he exists. And I’m so glad that he is a personality out there that’s vital, because there’s not many of them about.”