Noel Gallagher has revealed how he ended up in a fist fight with brother Liam - after they started a row about their favourite Christmas song.
The guitarist told the latest edition of Q how he ended up with a black eye during the incident - and has now resolved to get so wound up by his brother’s behaviour.
In the interview for the latest Q cover feature, Noel says: “The thing is with Liam, you just get into trouble all the time. When you’re 27, that’s brilliant. But there comes a time when you can’t be arsed anymore. I had a fight – a fight! – with him about the best Christmas song.
“We were in a pub and someone goes, ‘best Christmas single of all time? Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade’. He goes ‘What do you f***ing mean? What about John Lennon War Is Over?’ Who sings that at parties? That escalated into a fist fight in the car park. My kids were like ‘Why’s daddy got a black eye?’ ‘He was fighting with uncle Liam.’ ‘what about?’ ‘Christmas songs.’ I won’t be that guy any more,” he added.
Meanwhile, Noel has revealed band relationships have hit another low as they tour. In his online blog, the band’s leader says: “We speak at bad times for the Oasis tour. Bad times. We are a rudderless ship at the minute. And there's a f***in' shit-storm on the horizon. I guess all will be revealed in due course. Strange atmosphere. I wouldn't mind but we're in South America! Playing massive stadiums and there's a bit too much hrmph-ing going on for my liking. Shame really.”
Noel and the band have been wearing face masks during their South American show because of the threat of pig flu. Noel said of his: “I must say, I quite like it. Makes one feel like a James Bond baddy. And look like an evil genius. No wonder Mike Jackson wears 'em all the time. Wonder if we should get Oasis ones knocked up for the merchandise store?”
11:45 AM | 05/05/2009
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