Liam Gallagher: ‘One Direction Are My Biggest Competition’

Liam Gallagher has been talking about the biggest rivals to his new band, Beady Eye, and you might be surprised with who he thinks are his closest rivals.

The former lead singer of Oasis stated that One Direction are his most dangerous competitors.

Gallagher told BBC News, “Who’s my biggest competition? One Direction. I’m not not into their music.” However he does think that they’re “mad for it.”

He then added, “Fair play to them, man, they got lucky, like we all do, I guess, and they’re just going for it. That’s what it’s all about, innit? It’s all going to end at some point. And when it ends, you want to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.”

Just like One Direction, Gallagher confirmed that Beady Eye would perform on X-Factor, stating, “We’re doing X Factor, I think it’s to be on one of the live shows. I don’t care man, we’re rock n’ roll stars and you can’t argue that’s a huge audience. You have to take opportunity.”

Gallagher found time to differentiate between his new band and Oasis, explaining, “In Oasis, Noel was full-on, hands on producing, and he’s not a producer. I think some of the time, with this word ‘experimenting’, you have to let the experimenting happen. We tried to stay out of the way. And that’s the biggest… it’s the hardest thing, to be not running the show all the time.”

He then added, “Noel’s shadow hangs over both the album and the interview. Liam even defines Beady Eye by his absence: “Oasis was pretty much Noel’s direction and vision, and this is ours.”

Liam also explained that the song, “Don’t Brother Me,” which features on Beady Eye’s second album, BE, is about his tempestuous relationship with his brother, Noel.

The younger Gallagher stated, “”Yeah, alright. It’s about him. And it could be about people around him. I’m not here to shy away from talking about our kid. You ask me a question and I go for it. But, yeah, it’s about a lot of things. It’s not about just Noel. Believe you me, if I could write a song about the s*** with Noel, I would.”

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