Not to mention the music bibles of Rolling Stone or NME, Liam Gallagher gave his last big interview to the publication. . . Reader’s Digest.
I now know that Liam, whom I modeled as the old man he has become, needs a double hip replacement and is about to turn a big 5-0, but I don’t think he was quite up to the mark. the bus passes the detachment with his music.
Speaking to the nursing home’s coffee table, which is just one wrinkle away from Saga magazine, Liam said he decided to quit partying because a grumpy voice in his head told him to stop.
Liam, if it’s not already insanity, there’s every chance the voice belongs to your missus, Debbie.
The former Oasis frontman said: “That voice, which used to be very distant, was saying, ‘Go to bed. You won’t go tonight,” very loud now.
“A few years ago it would have been like, ‘What are you? I apologize?”.
“Today it sounds like this: “Relax. You got your share.” “I listen to this voice much more often. I don’t want to feel like shit anymore. Or breaking hearts.
“I’m almost 50, I want to have a good time, not bad. I wish I could get off my boobs all the time, but I can’t handle it.”
The C’mon You Know singer has also blamed his lifestyle on the breakdown of his marriages to actress Patsy Kensit and former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton.
He added, “I lost a few things, the breakup of a marriage and all that. You just have to look in the mirror and remember it.
“There are things I’m not proud of, I messed up and did some stupid things.”
I’m sure all Reader’s Digest fans can understand this.
Naturally, his estranged older brother Noel also received a mention, with Liam saying, “He just seems like a different person.
“Like he was kidnapped. But, you know, I love him. You can talk for a long time about whose fault it is, but he is his own man.
“If he really wanted to get in touch, for my mom’s sake, he could, but he clearly doesn’t.
“There are only so many olive branches you can offer.”
The only thing you haven’t tried with Noel, Liam, is to just shut up about him. Maybe try.
VOLUME FASHION FIX
TOM DAILY and Dustin Lance Black made sure they were the focus of Milan Fashion Week.
The British Olympian and his Hollywood director husband, dressed head to toe in colorful Moschino outfits, strolled through the Italian city.
During the trip, Tom confirmed that he would not compete in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year, despite winning the gold medal at last year’s Olympics.
Yesterday the diver said: “Before the Olympics, I decided that I would take a year out of the sport to relax and be with my family.
“I can’t wait to see all my teammates kick somebody’s ass.”
NOW SAM RACE
SAM RIDER sang about going to the solar system in “Space Man,” but the next soundtrack will be about a different kind of high-speed travel.
The Eurovision runner-up will open the process at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northants on July 3, singing the national anthem and playing on the main stage of the post-race show, where Mabel will also sing.
He said: “The last few months have been a whirlwind and have taught me that you can never dream too big.
“I’ve always been a huge Formula One fan since I was a kid and to be able to combine that with the music and performance at such a legendary event on the British sports calendar is an honor.”
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra, who won with their song Stefania, were added to the Glastonbury line-up last night.
On Friday they will perform at Shangri-La’s Truth Stage.
RITA RETURNS TO BASICS
RITA ORA looked super cute in pink in this dress, but she’s going to need something a little more comfortable when it comes to her new single.
This afternoon (17:00) she will take a step towards drum and bass with the release of her song Barricades, a collaboration with Netsky.
She’ll hope history repeats itself, as the last time she played drum and bass was DJ Fresh Hot Right Now, her first No. 1 song.
Rita wore this dress to perform at Cartier’s VIP evening in Madrid, Spain this week, but my other exclusive photos show her behind the scenes of the Barricades video shoot.
She told me, “Collaborating on another drum and bass album ten years after my first No1 Hot Right Now with DJ Fresh is like coming home and I’m really excited for everyone to hear it.
“I hope they love dancing to it as much as I do.”
STORM IN UNI
CONGRATULATIONS Stormzy on being awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter.
Rapper Heavy Is The Head has been recognized for “outstanding achievement in higher education, philanthropy, and outreach”.
Stormzy joked yesterday in his speech during his graduation ceremony, “I am ascending in this world. Now I’m a philanthropist.”
He added: “We must always share and support, inspire and help as much as we can.
“All of these levels of outstretched helping hand are wonderful, and they are all just as powerful as each other.”
BEY’S JOY IN REVIVAL
ENIGMATIC Beyonce will finally open in a new documentary that sparked a price war between streaming services.
The superstar has spent more than two years creating her Rebirth album – along with a film crew, recording much of the process for a special edition that Netflix and Disney+ are vying for.
Yesterday she released the single Break My Soul from her first album since Lemonade six years ago, due next month.
A music insider said, “Beyoncé has hundreds of hours of footage talking about all sorts of things and documenting the making of this album.
“She really put everything into it. This is still being done, so it’s likely that most of the release will be covered.
“It may not come out anytime soon, but Netflix and Disney are very interested.”
The documentary will be the first since her release on Netflix in 2019, “Homecoming,” about her critically acclaimed headline filmed at the Coachella Festival in the US last year.
And while it was a huge success thanks to all her hits, she has made a difference when it comes to the sound of this upcoming album.
The insider added: “Beyoncé used a lot of her lower register on her last two albums, but this time she switched it up and sings a lot higher – her vocals are more dramatic.
“The theme of the album is rebirth and renewal. While Lemonade addressed her pain, the new music is about finding joy and happiness after her.”
We could all do with a little of it.
Beyonce break my soul
What better way for Beyoncé to re-introduce herself than to release one of the songs of the summer.
Break My Soul samples the throbbing house beats of Robin’s Show Me Love, as well as rapper Big Freedia’s rousing screams, combined with Bey’s silky vocals.
It sounds like a stuffy, sweaty, chaotic nightclub, and while not particularly groundbreaking, in a post-pandemic world, it will put people back on the dance floor.
LOVE AND GATE, MICK
ROLLING STONES legend Mick Jagger has never been shy about his sense of style.
And during the swinging sixties, there seemed to be nothing forbidden about what he wore to make sure he would be at the best parties.
It is alleged that he was once so desperate to gain access to the Gateways lesbian club that he offered to wear a dress for the occasion.
The West London Phantom operated from 1930 to 1985, and from 1967 a complete male ban came into effect.
Available now on iPlayer, Gateways Grind: London’s Secret Lesbian Club chronicles the rise and fall of this establishment.
Despite repeated attempts, Mick, who lived nearby, was each time rejected at the door.
As one of the most famous rockers of all time, I can’t imagine him being turned down anywhere else since then.
MOLLY KING and Matt Edmondson are a game, set and match made in heaven for a tennis podcast.
The Radio 1 duo teamed up with Evian natural mineral water to record Wimbledon: Between The Lines, in which they were joined by guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of Center Court at the championship starting next Monday.
GILL THE KILLER ROLE
Gillian Anderson says she wants to play a heartless killer in her next role.
It comes after she grew tired of playing “serious women” including Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix royal drama The Crown and Eleanor Roosevelt in her upcoming series The First Lady.
During the launch of the Paramount+ streaming service in the UK, she said: “There are so many things to do. I didn’t kill anyone.
“Oh no, maybe I once killed someone? I would like to kill someone.
“I keep playing very, very serious women who seem to have everything together and I would love to be a loser because I am a loser! It would be nice to do that.”
While she’s not a killer, she plays a slightly nutty character as sex therapist Jean Milburn on the Netflix series Sex Education.
Of the success of the series, she said that she felt the “prim” Brits only added to the comedy of the series.
Gillian added: “I think that’s part of what makes him so funny.
“What I’ve heard from fans of all ages is that they felt like they were being seen and heard, and that seems to pretty much cover all of humanity.”