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Monday 24 July 2017

'It's like playing to my family' - Liam Gallagher on Irish gigs and loving Aslan

NO SALES. Free for editorial use. Handout photo issued by One Love Manchester of Liam Gallagher (left) and Chris Martin (right) performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 4, 2017. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love See PA story POLICE Explosion. Photo credit should read: Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester/PA Wire
NO SALES. Free for editorial use. Handout photo issued by One Love Manchester of Liam Gallagher (left) and Chris Martin (right) performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 4, 2017. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love See PA story POLICE Explosion. Photo credit should read: Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester/PA Wire

Rock star Liam Gallagher has revealed he listens to Irish band Aslan whenever he gets drunk with his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther. 

The Manchester man (44) is a big fan of the band, who hit the headlines recently when it was said that singer Christy Dignam's cancer had returned, however the rocker later said the report was "exaggerated". 

"My missus loves them. Debbie, what’s that song we sing when we’re drunk? [Crazy World]. She’s always getting the guitar out and singing it to me," Liam said. 

Asked about his opinion of Bono, Liam admitted he's not enthralled by the U2 frontman but he does respect him. 

"I’m not in awe of him but he means something to someone. I like U2, the first albums were good - listen, he’s Bono," he told the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM. 

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Speaking about playing to Irish audiences, the former Oasis member said it's like performing for his family. 

"They just take the piss don’t they, you can’t pull the wool over their eyes. They’re just comedians, all of them. 

“I like coming to play Ireland, I like the Guinness. It’s like playing to my family," he said. 

Despite being in one of the most well-known bands of all time, the singer said he doesn't see himself as a music icon. 

"I'm not arsed about being in lists [of music icons] and stuff, I just try to do my own thing but it’s nice to be mentioned alongside John Lennon," he said.

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