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Noel Gallagher pays a rare compliment to brother Liam amid bitter feud

Noel Gallagher has paid his brother Liam a rare compliment in a new film about Oasis’ iconic Knebworth gig 25 years ago

Noel Gallagher has paid brother Liam a rare compliment

Noel Gallagher has paid brother Liam a rare compliment in their new Oasis film about the Knebworth gigs 25 years ago – saying much of their success was down to his singing and good looks.

The pair have been at war since Noel left the band in 2009 but speaking about the concerts, Noel says: “I guess it’s no coincidence that as that is the band at its peak, it is because the singer is at his peak.

“You are only as good as your frontline. Any band.

“And if that is Oasis at its peak, which it is, it is because Liam is at its peak.

“Liam is at his zenith with his voice and the way that he looks.”



Noel said Liam was at his ‘peak’ at Knebworth
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Noel with director Jake Scott at the premiere of Oasis Knebworth 1996
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Despite the praise for his performance during Noel’s commentary throughout the film called ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ oddly frontman Liam only speaks on the documentary for 18 seconds towards the end.

He says: “People always ask me what Knebworth was like, I always say, and I can’t really remember much about it.

“But watching this film brought it all back, for me it was the Woodstock of the Nineties, you know, the music and the people coming together.

“It was biblical and I’ll never forget it.”

Speaking in a Q&A at the film’s premiere, Noel insisted Knebworth was so special as it happened before everyone had mobile phones and so concentrated on the stage more.



Liam performing at TRNSMT Festival last month
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He said: “You go to Glastonbury now and there are so many f**king flags.

“There’s not one flag in the crowd here. None of that s**t. There’s not one mobile phone, nobody’s texting ‘oh Dave’s not here’.

“You are in the moment with the group and with the songs. It is such a special film of a special moment. It’s like a little snapshot in time.”

Speaking if he was aware of the importance of the gigs, Noel said: “Those of you who were there at the time will remember I was so f**king arrogant at the time it didn’t really register.

It’s only now when you try to put yourself back there you get goosebumps about it.



Noel said Knebworth was so special as it happened before everyone had mobile phones and so concentrated on the stage more
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“I don’t remember it being overwhelming. Although it was a mad trajectory,

we didn’t feel that overwhelmed by it.”

Although he was not at the screening on Thursday night in London, Noel’s brother Liam did answer fans questions on twitter about it, telling one the new documentary was “biblical”.

When another asked about a comment Noel made on radio saying Liam allegedly was “nervous” before big gigs like Knebworth, he replied: “Leave it out. I never get nervous I’m an animal he’s the one that used to be s***ting it pacing up and down asking what time it is how long ooh ooh I’m scared.”



Liam performing at Knebworth
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The film is directed by Grammy Award-winner Jake Scott and told through the eyes of the fans and never before seen archive footage.

The largest concert of the 1990s, over 2% of the entire population of the UK had attempted to buy tickets which sold out in less than 24 hours.

Oasis’ two record breaking nights at Knebworth took place on 10th & 11th August 1996, with over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire to see the legendary sets.

*Oasis Knebworth 1996 is released in cinemas worldwide from September 23.

A full live album and DVD/Blu-ray, also titled ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’, is due for release on November 19 via Big Brother Recordings Ltd.


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