Liam Gallagher's solo LP is 'acoustic' and 'Lennony'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2016
Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher says his debut solo album is inspired by John Lennon and has several "acoustic" numbers and a couple of 'rock and roll tunes'

Liam Gallagher's debut solo album is a collection of acoustic tracks inspired by John Lennon.

The 44-year-old rocker has given fans a taste of what to expect from his eagerly-anticipated record and one thing he was keen to get across was that it's nothing like Oasis and has a "vibe" of the late Beatles legend.

He said: "It's a pretty Working Class Hero kinda thing - Lennony vibe, you know what I mean. It's like acoustic.

"Then there's a couple of rock and roll tunes on there, but it's not Oasis man. It's not f*****g stadium rock, you know what I mean?"

The 'Champagne Supernova' singer has also admitted he is pretty lazy when it comes to songwriting as he's always relied on his brother and arch-rival Noel Gallagher, 49, to pen the lyrics for their records.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: "I'm quite happy being the f*****g cool bastard. I'm not a***d about writing songs - you do it because you have to.

"Noel was the songwriter of the band and I was the singer. I didn't wanna be a songwriter. We can't even f*****g speak together; imagine writing a f*****g song together."

Liam recently admitted he doesn't think his solo album will be as "good or important" as anything Oasis did.

The outspoken star is keen for his former band - who split in 2009 following an explosive row between him and his brother, guitarist Noel Gallagher - to reunite but thinks he needs to wait for his older sibling to "lighten up" before that will happen.

So in the meantime, Liam is keeping busy in the studio working on record.

He said: "Being out of Oasis has been like a big f***in' hole, but that's life. And I'm dealing with the f***in' guy that likes to be in f***in' control so I'll have to wait for him to lighten up. Or for his missus to let him join a rock 'n' roll band again.

"I'm ready to go, my f***in' suitcases are packed. I know for a fact I could still whip me a**e out of them songs. If it happens it happens if it doesn't it doesn't.

"In the meantime I'm doing a f***in' record on me jacks. And that won't be nearly as good or as important."