Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher recently recalled meeting the former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon – a.k.a. Johnny Rotten. He revealed how the punk icon refused to talk directly to Liam and used Noel as a mediator instead.
Noel Gallagher talks about John Lydon
The Gallagher siblings aren’t on speaking terms and it is no secret. Johny Rotten’s refusal to speak with Liam is on a whole other level. Noel Gallagher recently had a chat with Jo Whiley of BBC Radio 2 in light of his upcoming solo album “Council Skies”, where he also talked about his relationship with the recently departed iconic composer Burt Bacharach.
As Noel explained, the awkward convo with Lydon happened the night before the Gallagher brothers first met Bacharach (transcription via Rock Celebrities):
“We had a funny – well, the night before we met Burt Bacharach, uh, we end up in this hotel with [John Lydon] and Rambo. And for some reason, [Lydon] didn’t take a shine to Liam. Liam was sat beside him, and I was sat beside Liam, and he kept leaning over to ask me questions about Liam but wouldn’t ask Liam. He’s gonna say to me, ‘Ask your singer if he likes wearing makeup.’
“As you can imagine, [Liam didn’t take it] very well. And he was being so sarcastic towards him and has remained sarcastic towards him to this very day. But he’s great, John. One of my absolute heroes. A lovely, lovely man, much misunderstood, of course. Sweetheart and a genius and one of the great British people of all times.”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ fourth studio album “Council Skies” will be out on June 2.