Liam Gallagher recording solo album
Liam Gallagher has been secretly working on a solo album since disbanding his band Beady Eye last year
Liam Gallagher is recording a solo album.
The rocker as been busy laying down songs in secret for the project since disbanding his band Beady Eye last October.
The former Oasis singer - who was joined in the super-group by his brother Noel before the guitarist quit in 2009 - has recruited a backing band and various musicians for the sessions and he is hoping to have enough new material ready to preview at some of upcoming festivals.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Liam is eyeing up summer festival slots so he can preview some of his new stuff.
"Though he knows his songwriting isn't as consistent as Noel's, he's also well aware that his name carries a lot of clout in the music industry. His solo record would be one of the most highly-anticipated releases in British rock."
Although Noel was responsible for writing the majority of Oasis' hits, Liam did contribute many notable tracks to the band's albums and two hit singles, 'Songbird' and 'I'm Outta Time'.
Noel, 47, recently admitted he wanted Liam to release a solo LP because he thinks his 42-year-old sibling still has a lot to offer in the music business.
The guitarist said: "I'm amazed Liam has chucked it in, but he won't stay out of the limelight for long. I think Liam should make a solo record - put his balls on the line, put his name up in lights and go for it ... I'm very f***ing sad about Beady Eye, because I know they really wanted to make it work."
It seems the warring brothers have managed to put their feud behind them as Liam posted a photo of himself at the weekend with an Access All Areas pass for one of Noel's High Flying Birds concerts accompanied by the caption "keeping in the family".