The former Oasis member Liam Gallagher recently stated that he believes the late Queen legend Freddie Mercury was the only frontman of a rock band that could have done Knebworth solo.
Liam Gallagher opens up on the matter
Liam Gallagher says he’s the only frontman, other than the late Freddie Mercury, who could perform a solo gig as big as Knebworth.
The Manchester native, who fronted Oasis between 1991 and 2009, documented his return to Knebworth as a solo artist this summer 26 years after the band played their iconic 1996 shows at the Hertfordshire grounds.
And, as reported by Radio X, speaking in the film Knebworth 22, the Wall Of Glass singer insisted he’s one of the only former frontmen who would pull it off.
“Mick Jagger wouldn’t be able to do this on his own,” he says in the documentary. “Bono wouldn’t be able to do this on his own.
“Robert Plant wouldn’t be able to do this on his own. Maybe Freddie Mercury might be, but he’s not here, is he?’”
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.”