Rock star Mark Lanegan extended an olive branch to “quirky” Liam Gallagher after his recently published autobiography rekindled a 1996 feud between the two.
Lanegan, former singer of the grunge group Screaming Trees and frequent collaborator of Queens Of The Stone Age, wrote in his memoirs Sing Backwards And Weep that the Oasis star dodged a scheduled fight in Miami 24 years ago.
In the book, published in late April, the American musician describes Gallagher as “a playground bully” and a “total p ****”, and a photograph of the segment was quickly retrieved from social media.
He said the bankruptcy started on tour when the Manchester-born singer shouted “Howling Branches” in an apparent attempt to mock the name of the group Screaming Trees.
Lanegan says Gallagher left the American leg of Oasis Morning Glory (What’s the story)? tour – which was supported by the Trees – to avoid fighting him in Miami.
Gallagher, not one to shut up, responded by saying that he had been joking, calling Lanegan a “drug addict” and “another ***** asshole trying to sell a book” on Twitter.
Now Lanegan has tried to clarify the comments and said he thinks Gallagher is “not a bad person”.
Explaining his account of the events, he said, “It was written from the perspective of a guy 24 years ago, and it does not reflect how I really feel about him now.
“I see his clips on Twitter now and it makes me laugh. He’s a kind of eccentric old uncle. In addition, I realize that he does good things in the community and he is not a bad person. “
Lanegan says there is no discomfort with Gallagher.
“He was anything but hard, he was never hard, he’s a p ****, but that doesn’t mean that I blame the guy,” he said.
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“I wrote this from the point of view of how it came to me 24 years ago, like he was a tough guy trying to intimidate me and it didn’t just doesn’t happen.
Of course, this is not the only spitting on Twitter in which Gallagher participated, having been involved in an ongoing war of words with an older brother and a former group companion of Oasis Christmas for several years, following the acrimonious split of the group in 2009.
Liam called on the group to reform several times – most recently for a concert to support the NHS when locking the coronavirus it’s over – but Noel already said there was no reunion.