The new documentary is said to follow the “emotional story” of how Liam Gallagher went from being at the top in Oasis, down to “lost in the musical wilderness of boredom, booze and bitter legal battles”.
Liam describes it as, “about my musical comeback – it covers the writing and recording of my first solo album [2017’s As We Were, which hit #1 in the UK], right through to playing it live for the very first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world.”
Addressing fans at the premiere, Liam said Noel and his “little people” wouldn’t give him permission to use their Oasis songs in the documentary.
He was asked if he thought Noel may have watched the doco already, to which he replied, “I think he has seen it, him and his little people [have seen] it and took the Oasis music out of it because that’s all he’s got left for me. Let him get on with it.”
“He wouldn’t let me put the tunes in, the Oasis songs, stuff that we did for the [Manchester One] Love thing… So he’s definitely aware of what’s going on. That’s the only last thing he’s got, to stop me singing my Oasis songs,” LG said.
But he assured fans that it still sounds good without the Oasis songs, “I think it stands on its own.”
He was asked whether an Oasis reunion was on the cards too, “I’m ready to go, my bags are packed. Being solo and all that, it’s a bit boring, innit? I’d much prefer to be in the band with the lads but obviously I’m the Big Bad Wolf and he can’t handle it.”
Director of the documentary, Gavin Fitzgerald, spoke with RTE and said he was shocked by the “bitterness and seriousness” of the feud, “I was shocked to find out that Noel and Liam haven’t seen each other, haven’t even bumped into each other, since 2009 when they had a fight backstage in Paris and were swinging guitars at each other and didn’t come out to play for fans… The feud is real.”
Watch the trailer for As It Was below.