Liam Gallagher would rather ‘eat my own sh-t’ than watch ‘beige f–ks’ U2

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Slowly but surely, I’m figuring out a way to differentiate between the Gallagher brothers. It’s been more than 20 years since Oasis first came on the scene, and I was never into them. Like, at all. All this time, I’ve never bothered to figure out which one was Liam and which one was Noel. Now I have more of an inkling – Noel is the one who bitches constantly about other artists, like Adele, Taylor Swift and Kanye. Liam is the one who performed at the One Love Manchester concert with Chris Martin. Liam is also the one with that shady baby-mama situation in new York. And to make it even more confusing, now Liam is getting in on the “dissing other artists” thing. Behold, Liam disrespecting U2:

Liam Gallagher has said that he would rather “eat my own s—” than listen to “beige f—s” U2.

The former Oasis frontman recently made headlines by accusing his brother Noel of “brown nosing” Bono and Co. after it was announced that the Gallagher brother would support U2 live.

Now, after being asked by a fan if he was going to see U2 live and urged to “catch the support act,” Liam replied: “I’d rather eat my own s— than than listen to them bunch of beige f–ks as you were.” He later sent another tweet that simply read: “Toff rock.”

Liam will release his debut solo album As You Were in October, while Noel is set to drop his next album with the High Flying Birds in November.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

I saw U2 in concert in the 1990s. It wasn’t a bad show at all. But I wouldn’t go see U2 today because I can’t remember the last time U2 had a song out that was worth a damn. I’m not going to call it “toff rock,” but I think “beige f–ks” actually works here. U2 leaned heavily into mass appeal starting with Achtung Baby and Pop and from there… who knows? It was like they kept getting blander and blander. Damn, am I cosigning the words of a Gallagher brother?

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  1. nicegirl says:

    U2 is crying their eyes out over this crap – – not.

    Eat your own sh-t, then.


    • Felicia says:

      He’s only saying that because his brother is opening for U2 this summer, at least in Europe.

      • Bellagio DuPont says:

        These guys think bitching makes them edgy. Pathetic.

      • milla says:

        Nope. I remember him calling them out when i was a teen.

        U2 is just Bono and his free the whales politics. The last time they had a decent single was over 20 years ago. At least Oasis made great music. And Liam is an idiot for taking things too far with his bro.

    • Felicia says:

      “Chasing Yesterday”, the last High Flying Birds album is very much worth a listen to, if you haven’t done that yet. And I’m seriously considering “scalper tickets” since I’ll be somewhere that U2 is playing this summer, more to see the High Flying Birds who open for them, than U2 themselves.

  2. Megan says:

    U2 is yacht rock at this point.

  3. Anna says:

    I never got the appeal of U2 and I definitely would not want to see them in concert. I’ve never really liked any song (except the one with Johnny Cash) and their whole stunt of putting their (bad) album on everyone’s iTunes was super annoying.
    Plus the guy who always wears the skull cap rubs me the wrong way (who wears a hat like that so often?!?!)

    • detritus says:

      I dislike U2. And Barenaked Ladies, and Tragically Hip.
      So basically i’m a horrid Canadian.

      I just don’t like bland rock.

      I don’t think theres a huge point in figuring out which one is which. They are both bitchy british men who used to be famous.

      • Erinn says:

        Wait… U2 isn’t Canadian is it? Isn’t it Irish?

        I like the odd BNL song… in extreme moderation – but holy, their music did not age well. Tragically Hip – I like most of what I’ve heard, but I don’t seek it out.

        But everyone seems to freak over Celine and I really don’t like her that much. I think she was groomed by a predator from a young age, regardless of whether the relationship ‘worked out’.

        The more I think about it though I don’t really like that many Canadian bands. Wintersleep I support because they’re from my hometown, and I like In Flight Safety… Dallas Green is great… but none of my FAVORITES are Canadian’s.

      • Anners says:

        Cosign on the no love for the Hip, barenaked ladies, or Celine. It made me a freak in high school, before people realized that you shouldn’t be defined by your musical tastes.

        I like Young Galaxy, Tegan and Sara, and Coeur de Pirate, though, so maybe I can keep my Canadian cred 🙂

      • Helena (original) says:

        To talk about Barenaked ladies and U2 in a same context, must be one of the most horrible insults ever. And what has that to do with being a ” Canadian”?

      • Anners says:

        Helena – I can’t respond for the others, but in high school in Canada during the 90s if you didn’t 💛 U2, the tragically hip, and occasionally the Barenaked Ladies then you were considered musically illiterate. 😊

      • El Bob says:

        Well, you’ll always have Beiber…

      • Lex says:

        BNL has two Billboard Awards to your zero!

    • CL says:

      He even wore that cap during his second wedding! Apparently he’s extremely self-conscious about his bald head.

  4. Babs says:

    I’m with Liam on this. U2 is unbearable.

  5. Jenns says:

    One of the best concerts I ever went to was U2’s Elevation tour. I’ve always been a huge fan of their music.

    However, I didn’t go to The Joshua Tree tour. I like them much better in a smaller venue. I have no interest in stadium gigs, and from what I heard, the show was just OK.

    • Esmom says:

      My son just saw their Joshua Tree show and said it was amazing. Granted he’s 16 and doesn’t have much perspective, like having been able to see them in a smaller venue. He also saw them earlier this year and said this current tour blows the earlier one away. He showed me a couple videos and the visuals were just stunning. I also can’t believe how amazing they still sound. Plus Bono had some choice anti-Trump words, so there’s that.

      Granted U2 is mainstream but I’m not sure how much indie cred Liam has. Even if there is some truth to his words he still comes off as kinda petty and bitter.

  6. perplexed says:

    Even though Liam and Noel are mean about other artists, there are grains of truth in what they’re saying. Like, yeah, you know they’re being rude, but then you’re kind of secretly agreeing with them too. It’s a conflict.

    • Sixer says:

      Both of them double down, don’t they? They genuinely are saying stuff for the bantz but you also know that they’re both a pair of wanky hypocrites.

      I honestly don’t mind them. They’re arses but properly entertaining ones and they don’t deflate into victimhood when people shout at them for their wankiness.

      • perplexed says:

        I have to admit that’s why I find them entertaining. There’s no “woe is me” attitude going on when people tell them they’re being rude (and even if they love Coldplay, for reasons that are unclear to me).

        I like U2 well enough, and yet I still find Liam’s comments entertaining.

      • Sixer says:

        Yes. They give it out but don’t mind taking it. I can live with that as it seems fair. I mean, you wouldn’t catch either of them making one of those fake apologies, would you? Plus, they are funny. Still wankers really, but funny ones.

    • mia girl says:

      @Sixer – yeah even if there is truth, they are wanky hypocrites.

      I mean Liam “performed at One Love Manchester concert with Chris Martin”. Which is deliciously rich that he calls U2 beige. By comparison, Coldplay is practically devoid of color. I mean Coldplay is a U2 derivative- at best “inspired/influenced by” and at worst copying chord and music structure.

      Whatever we think about U2 music today, they were a far more important and socially relevant band for a long time than Oasis ever was for a moment.

      So, while there may be truth, I say “sit-down” Liam, and save a chair next to you for your brother as well.

      • El Bob says:

        No, no… Coldplay is the world’s most successful Radiohead cover band! Chris Martin heard “High and Dry” sometime in the early ’90s, and he’s been rewriting it ever since…

  7. Ramona says:

    I remember Sacha Baron Cohen telling a talk show anecdote of him sitting with Bono and one of these brothers, and they were there together. Is this a friend dissing his friends band? Whatever the case, I am reminded that a woman or a black musician saying the exact same thing would trigger a barage of ‘classless” and “jealous” comments. Must be so nice to be a white guy.

  8. Dumbledork says:

    Just saw their Joshua tree tour in Chicago. Crappy venue at Soldier Field, sound was bad. But that was my first album I ever bought, and still listen to today. But Bono does seem a little up his own ass. And that automatic download to the iPhone was annoying as hell. Don’t put shit on my phone I didn’t ask for Bono!

  9. dr mantis toboggan says:

    Hahaha yeah but I still haven’t forgiven you for performing with “beige f**k” Chris martin, even if it was for charity. And I love the term toff rock

    • Anners says:

      HAHAHAHAHA! Right?! There is nothing more beige than Coldplay. Dude is like musical oatmeal.

  10. minx says:

    Say what you really think, Liam.

  11. Google says:

    Generally I like U2, but anything newer than Pop just flat-out sucks. But can I blame them for riding the money train by producing radio-friendly tunes? Nah, a lot of us would do it if we could.

    • SM says:

      Me too. I loved U2. Growing up would not have been the same without them. Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop were great and inovative and very in sync with the time with the issues the songs explored and visual aesthetics. However, sadly I am nkt sure I would go to their show now as their music lost the edge (despite edge being in the band) and became just mediocre pop/rock. At the same time the Ghallager brothers should just stop bashing everyone else around and look into a mirror. The act as if Oasis is the new coming of Mozart and they are not. And while I did enjoy their music back in the day I also have no idea what they both were doing the last 10 years. Instead of talkong crap about others they should focus on their own music. And lastly. The brothers releasing new music at the same time – that will be an epic shit talking and the faceoff of mayor egos

  12. Stormyshay says:

    I have to agree here. I consider U2 to be much like Coldplay, all their music is blah and sounds the same to me.

    I did see U2 at Bonnaroo this year. I will say they do sound good live. But I was not wowed. They were just ok. Red Hot Chili Peppers, on the other hand, at Bonnaroo were awesome.

  13. Hazel says:

    Neither a fan of both bands. However, “beige f**k” did elicit a giggle from me.

  14. mia girl says:

    All I can ever think about whenever one of these guys makes news is Will Farrell’s skit on SNL.

  15. grabbyhands says:

    It pains me to say so, because I used to be obsessed with U2, but frankly their last really great album was Unforgettable Fire. Maybe Joshua Tree in a long stretch. After that they all seemed to be phoning it in.

    No matter what, nothing is ever going to top War. That was their magnum opus.

    • buckley says:

      Totally agree!
      And now I gotta listen to New Year’s Day

    • tiepin says:

      YES! Could not agree more. I make no apologies for being a music snob but early U2 up to TUF were the best. *adjusts glasses* It was sort of the end of an era after that, although I loved a lot of individual songs afterwards. My parents (!) saw them in Toronto in the early 80s at a college in Toronto (Ryerson); they said they were super tight live at that early stage, very confident. They met them backstage as well and Bono was holding court, lol.

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    I would tend to be more agreeable if it wasn’t coming from a member of Oasis. Song stealing Beatles wannabes.

  17. Miss S says:

    All this sort of angry comments kind of shaming people for liking what many consider boring really annoys me. (Coldplay, Adele, U2, even Nickelback), Some might find this amusing, but f*ck, whatever you like, if you are not hurting anyone, just enjoy it! No guilty pleasure, just pleasure! And I say this knowing that I mocked my mom in the past for some books she read and I’m really sorry for that today. It’s just so unnecessary and we don’t come across that well, just pretentious because our tastes are “better”.

    • SM says:

      This message should be copied at the bottom of every post about music haters and artists shamers from now on. Back in the day I was one of those people who think I was somewhat above those who like pop. But I quickly realized this attitude is baseless. And ehen you stop drawing lines between “good taste” and pop music it makes everyday life so much more enjoyable, including listing to the radio, while picking up you coffee or having your hair done and in all thise times when you are not in control of the playlist.

      • Miss S says:

        That’s exactly how I feel. I still have thoughts of pretentiousness but I’m trying to improve and reflect before even opening my mouth.

  18. Cleo says:

    But U2 is responsible for the cracked-out, horrific, hilarious glory that is “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”! I can never hate them after they gave the world this beauty:

  19. perplexed says:

    I think Bono’s current personality is more annoying than U2’s music. I think their last album was fine enough.

  20. callmeishmael says:

    I’m sure Noel Gallagher once said something like, ‘I don’t trust/believe people who say they don’t like *any* U2 songs’. And that’s kind of how I feel about them. They’ve been a spent force for some time, and Bono is more irritating than sand in your sarnies, but I have nostalgic love for Achtung Baby. With Or Without You and All I Want Is You will always be cranked right up if they come on the radio. Oh, and Where The Streets Have No Name and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For are absolute KILLERS for working out to. If I’m flagging on the treadmill, those songs back to back fire me up like a crazy person.

  21. Ozogirl says:

    I think U2 has written some incredible songs, but I like them better when someone else is singing them. I’ve never cared for Bono’s voice or his persona.

  22. Monsi says:

    Never being a fan of neither of those bands, but at least Gallagher isn’t an insufferable w*nker that pretends to have a social conscience and fights poverty attending one fancy party at the time and meeting with the likes of Paul f*cking Ryan.

  23. amilu says:

    To be fair, Liam isn’t just now “getting in on the “dissing other artists.”

    Oasis and Blur were famous arch-nemeses at the peak of BritPop. Liam’s been talking trash about Blur and Damon Albarn for decades, and he trash-tweeted Albarn and Noel as recently as this spring.

    (I never liked Oasis, but I was a huge Blur fan.) 🙂

  24. HuH? says:

    How old is this writer? BOTH brothers have never, ever been shy about voicing their opinions about anything at all. Both of them from day 1 were like this. They’ve always been braggadocious and didn’t give a sh*t about who they offended. They still don’t. I find them funny as hell and more often than not, I agree with what they say. And even though they are apart, they are both still musically gifted. That is if people are still capable of listening to good music written and recorded by musicians over 30.

  25. Piglet says:

    What’s funny, at least to me, is I met Liam when they were touring in the US when Definitely Maybe was out. He was surprisingly a really nice guy to everyone that approached him. So every time he spouts off, I chuckle because I clearly caught him on a good day.

  26. DesertReal says:

    Hey! Hey, hey hey! Hey…
    I saw U2 a few weeks ago (with The Lumineers) and while my dude saw them on their original Joshua Tree tour, I’d never seen them before. I have to say that while it was no Red Hot Chili Peppers (which was so amazing I had to take a personal day afterwards) they were great performers, engaged the crowd, & had such a really uplifting, empowering, strong feminist message throughout- that I felt positively energized afterwards.
    As opposed to exhausted and sore.
    Which is amazing in its own way.
    Either way Oasis would kill to have the sort of longevity and catalog U2 has!

  27. Ally says:

    Oasis is basically a one-hit wonder, so ol’ unibrow can sit tf down. They wouldn’t be anywhere today except for their fugly Northern brothers schtick. They are basically Manchester Nickelback.

    U2 are as beige now as any rock band in their fifties, but they have several truly excellent storytelling albums behind them. And Achtung Baby and Pop were out of their comfort zone and cutting edge at the time. But at least Liam got his name in the papers again.