Oasis legal battle with Gallaghers intensifies


The dispute between Oasis rockers Noel and Liam Gallagher heated up Friday after singer Liam issued a libel writ against his brother over claims a show was cancelled due to his drinking. Liam, 38, called his older brother a “liar” and said accusations that the band pulled out of an appearance at 2009’s V Festival due to his hangover were a slur on his professionalism.

“I have taken action against Noel Gallagher’s statement,” Liam, now frontman of his own band Beady Eye, said in a statement published in The Sun newspaper. “The truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of. What Noel has alleged this time went beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism,” the fiery vocalist said.

“I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.” Noel, 44, on Thursday said “every cloud” had a silver lining after hearing that Liam’s fashion shop in Manchester had been ransacked during the city’s riots.(AFP)

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