JUST last month, Liam Gallagher admitted he was “rolling down” and in such bad shape he needed a double hip replacement.
But in a new feature film about his life, he insists that his hellish days are not over yet and that he will drink until he is 80.
During the Sky documentary “Liam Gallagher: 48 Hours in Rockfield,” he says, “I don’t do yoga or eat tofu. I drink lager and like to have a good time. I don’t punish myself for being some super skinny dude.
“I am who I am. I’m not a 50 year old preacher. I hope I’ll be like this when I’m fucking 80.
“I dress like I did when I was 20. “There are some pains, but in my head I’m on it.”
In the hour-long film, Liam returns with sons Gene and Lennon to the famed Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, which he used to record Oasis’ 1995 album (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory with brother Noel.
The studios have also been used by the likes of Black Sabbath, George Michael and Kasabian – and returning there clearly means a lot to the star.
Airgun Liam also admits he was amazed that the owner, Kingsley Ward, allowed him to return there to prepare for his sold-out concerts in Knebworth, Herts on June 3rd and 4th.
Recalling the Morning Glory sessions with Noel, he says, “We broke that fucking hook, so I’m glad they let us go.
“I’ve spent more time in the damn pub than here.”
In the document, fans will see exclusive footage of Liam singing tracks from his third solo album, C’Mon You Know, out Friday – which Liam started after he got bored with the pandemic.
He says of the album, “Everyone was in a panic, thinking, ‘We’re all going to die if we don’t wash our hands 900 fucking times in a fucking minute.’
“You go to a pub and sit on a PS. I did this for six months, and then you got tired of getting married and washing your hands.
“So I started doing it, and before we knew it, we already had the album ready.”
Liam plans to sober up before the Knebworth concerts.
They sold out in seconds and he feels pressured to perform.
But after that, he will immediately return to drinking. Holding a beer, he says: “After this pint, I go into isolation, get better, and I will steam there and have the best weekend known to man. You want to go on stage like God.”
But he adds, “I perform and then we all go to Mustique.
“We are 20 people. I have two horns. I didn’t really celebrate my 40th birthday. I am indebted to myself.
In the document, which airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Max, Sky Arts and streaming service Now, he says he was motivated to return to Knebworth by his sons and fans. Liam, who played there with Oasis in 1996, says: “I interact with the fans every day.
“Kids say, ‘When are you going to do Knebworth?’ I’m in tune with what they’re after.”
Outbreaks and quarrels
He says he tweets with his biggest fans and is known for his online outbursts and spats.
His last fight, which gave me a lot of pleasure, was with football pundit Jamie Carragher on Sunday after Liam’s favorite Manchester City beat Liverpool to claim the Premier League title.
Liam tweeted ex-Reds star Jamie: “What are you talking about?” and called it “the end of the bell”.
Jamie replied: “I say you will never win the Champions League and Oasis is nothing compared to the Beatles. That job??”
Liam then hit back, “Eh, Carra, you got a shitty scouser banter. Oasis pisses on all of The Beatles. How many times did Knebworth. ”
Liam’s wild past is no secret, and in the document he talks about his run-ins with Noel.
A huge spat in 2009 led to Oasis disbanding for good after selling 70 million records, eight No. 1 albums and a similar number of chart-topping singles.
But now Liam has revealed for the first time that the band actually broke up while working on Morning Glory in Rockfield.
A highly publicized fight broke out between him and Noel after Liam brought locals from a pub to hang out in the studio.
Noel forced them to leave and a fight ensued in which Liam punched Noel and destroyed several of his guitars.
Noel, in turn, hit Liam with a cricket bat, which later went under the hammer at an auction.
Liam says of that studio time: “We were there for about six months.
“We broke up, then got back together. There were a few fights, there was a cricket bat, there was an air pistol, there was a lot of drinking.”
But bad behavior is hereditary. Earlier this month, a judge criticized son Gene for causing a mess at the Tesco Express along with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr’s grandson Sonny during a wild party.
Luckily, Gene got off lightly after prosecutors dropped the case on the first day of the trial.
“Lennon has a temper”
And Liam seems to be more than okay with his kids getting into hot water if they learn to get out.
He says: “Lennon comes across as cold-blooded, but also has a fiery temper. Jin comes across as being lazy but sensitive. They are both a little crazy, but both have good qualities.
“If they go beyond the damn line, they will definitely be reprimanded. Although I don’t have a leg to stand on, I do have a knee that I can push off of.
“They say, ‘You can’t talk. . .’ You try to guide them, but people have to make their own mistakes – that’s how you dodge them. . . ”
Liam’s connection to the couple is evident in the document as he jokes about making them pay for drinks but always taking them to better places.
However, they get theirs back – Gene said of his father in the local pub’s beer garden, “You don’t want to use the toilet after him.”
Without wasting a second, Lennon quipped, “You’re going to have a heart attack. We have to save him, dementia is setting in.”
The apples obviously didn’t fall far from the tree.
Punk comeback Suede
SUEDE are back with their first album in four years and this time they’ve gone punk.
The guys will release Autofiction on September 16, and last night they released their first single She Still Leads Me On.
Singer Brett Anderson said: “Autofiction is our punk album. No whistles or bells. Only five of us in the room with the failures and crap revealed – the bands themselves are on display in all their primal disarray.”
Caught live: Marina is still a diamond
WHEN an artist looks like he’s really enjoying himself, that makes the concert exceptional.
So with Marina, the former Marina and the Diamonds, dancing around the stage, smiling from ear to ear and looking like she was spending time in a white miniskirt and crop top, it was impossible not to have a good time.
She’s been releasing brilliant songs for over a decade, but this show proved that she’s become an expert in pop music.
A sold-out crowd of hardcore fans have latched on to every clever lyric in her ridiculously catchy songs, from 2010’s Hollywood to last year’s Purge The Poison.
Her latest album, Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land, proved that her songwriting is only getting better, and when she closed the show with Goodbye from it, Marina showed she had no problem with high notes either.
Halfway through the concert, she announced that she was leaving her label, Atlantic Records, and continuing to work as an independent artist.
As long as her shows continue to be as amazing as they are, she has an even brighter future ahead of her.
HARRY STYLES fans are so tense that the O2 Academy Brixton had to put up signs outside to prevent fans from queuing up 12 hours before his concert tonight.
He will play a one-off show to celebrate the release of his third solo album, Harry’s House, which was released on Friday.
But after the fans decided that they would do anything to be ahead at the concert, the hall bosses began to act.
They put up a sign that said, “Queueing for the Harry Styles show is strictly prohibited until 8am Tuesday, May 24th.”
However, I think that by 8:10 in the morning there will be a queue right down the street, and the next one, and another one after it.
His album is sure to top the charts on Friday, and the single As It Was is in its eighth week at number one.
In fact, his tracks Late Night Talking and Music For A Sushi Restaurant also look good in the top three.
He can’t be stopped.
Billy feels happier
BILLIE EILIS has fallen in love with her job again after admitting she felt “very depressed” during her early success.
Singer Happier Than Ever was only 17 years old when her debut album came out and admitted she struggled to cope with fame.
Speaking about her pop career on the Telekom Electronic Beats podcast, she said, “I really, really like it and it’s really nice to be able to say it now because I really didn’t like it for a couple of years.
“For the first few years of my career, I was very young and very depressed and didn’t even know if I wanted what I have.
“I was kind of in that zone, I don’t want to be here. Stupid little kid and I made a change.
“Then we had a less brutal touring schedule and we had more people and we didn’t have to do everything ourselves anymore. And it became really enjoyable.”
Billy will play his first European gig in three years at the Telekom Forum in Germany next week.
She will also headline Glastonbury next month.
She added, “As soon as I got on stage, I felt like myself again.
“I thought, ‘Oh yes, that’s what makes me the happiest.’