Noel Gallagher compares brother Liam to 'cowardly lion'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2017
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has joked that he's going to get a "cowardly lion" on stage to represent his bitter rival and estranged brother Liam after he mocked his scissor player with a potato-peeler

Noel Gallagher has quipped that he's going to outdo his brother Liam's potato-peeling fan by getting a "cowardly lion" on skates on stage.

The 50-year-old rocker has finally responded after his bitter rival and former Oasis bandmate got an audience member to sheer the skin off a spud during his recent solo gig in London, a double-edged joke at the expense of Noel.

The 'Some Might Say' songwriter has hit back and compared his estranged sibling to the fictional lion from the children's movie 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Speaking to a radio station in South America, Noel joked: "Let me think, I'll come up with something.

"Maybe a live animal? Maybe in honour of my brother, I get a cowardly lion? You know, from the 'Wizard Of Oz'? The lion who's a coward maybe. On roller skates."

'Wall of Glass' hitmaker Liam often calls Noel a potato in his Twitter jibes and since he performed tracks from his upcoming third solo LP 'Who Built The Moon? with the assistance of a woman playing a pair of scissors on UK music show 'Later... With Jools Holland', 45-year-old Liam has joked he is going to have equally odd DIY instruments accompany his band.

Addressing the frenzied potato-peeling during his rendition of 'Greedy Soul', Liam tweeted previously: "To the peeler who peeled his little heart out last night you my friend are truly out there, psychedelic even, as you were King Parka Monkey x (sic)"

Footage also appeared of a male fan in the front row snipping a pair of scissors as Liam sung, leading his Twitter followers to ask for some praise for the guy who was dubbed "Scissor Monkey".

Liam's decision to anoint himself "King Parka Monkey" was a reference to comments Noel made in a recent Q magazine interview in which the 'Holy Mountain' singer stated he didn't care if the hardcore Oasis fans, who he dubbed "parka monkeys" in a reference to his brother's Pretty Green clothing line, liked his new album.

Noel said: "Half are saying, 'This is f***ing s**t. This can't be the guy who wrote 'Live Forever' and the other half are saying 'This is f***ing amazing' and that's not a place I've ever been.

"[Fans expect] the strumming of the guitar and the melancholy songs of lost love or lost youth, but with a hopeful chorus. But that's not where I am now. I know that's what people want, but f**k what they want.

"The parka monkeys are going to be like, 'A f***ing French bird on a track? No mate, not having it. It's not rock 'n' roll. Well no, it isn't. Whose saying it is?"

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