Tuesday 21 May 2019

'I'd rather eat s**t than watch U2 live', says ranting Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher (Dave Hogan/PA)
Liam Gallagher (Dave Hogan/PA)
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Liam Gallagher has been told to "grow up" after launching a broadside at Irish chart-toppers U2.

The loud-mouthed star, who is famous for his celebrity spats, has sparked a storm after saying that he would rather "eat s**t" than go to one of their gigs, calling them "beige f**ks".

His expletive-laden rant at the foursome came after a fan on Twitter asked him if he was going to see them in action at Twickenham this weekend.

They will take to the stage for two sell-out concerts as part of their worldwide Joshua Tree Tour.

They will be supported on the night by Liam's brother Noel and his band High Flying Birds.

Liam didn't stop there and continued to tweet less-than-savoury messages about them, saying that he wasn't scared of "Bingo and his naff band".

People on social media gave a mixed reaction to his comments, with one person telling him to "grow up".

The star played a sell-out gig at the Olympia Theatre last month and will return to headline the Samhain Festival which takes place in the hangar of Weston Airport on Halloween.

Liam, who will bring out his first debut solo album later this year, was a little more measured when asked for his opinion on U2's frontman by Ian Dempsey last month.

In fact, he went so far as complimenting the band on that occasion.

"I'm not in awe of him but he means something to someone," he said.

"I like U2. The first albums were good. Listen, he's Bono."

His older sibling Noel, whose 50th birthday celebrations were attended by Bono, clearly doesn't share his brother's recent sentiments.

Asked about them, he replied: "I love U2 and if you don't get it then you don't get it and shame on you for not.

"With Or Without You is one of the greatest songs ever written."

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