Noel Gallagher has taken a swipe at his brother Liam’s band, Beady Eye, labelling them “Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band.”
Gallagher made the remark at a War Child benefit concert in London on Monday (August 13), just before launching into “Wonderwall.”
The gibe was undoubtedly in response to Beady Eye performing said Oasis track at the London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday (August 12).
Gallagher told XFM on Monday that he was reluctant to give Beady Eye his permission to perform the song at the sporting event:
“They had to re-record it and then send it to me. I did play a bit of cat and mouse with them for a few days – I took it until Friday (August 10) night at ten o’clock before I said yes and they were shitting it.”
The High Flying Birds frontman added he turned down the opportunity to play the event himself, as he didn’t want to mime:
“They wanted me to do it acoustically and then they wanted me to mime…and I’m all for miming in TV shows – I’m all for that – but if you’re in a stadium with 80,000 people and you’re pretending? I can play live!”
“One of the organisers…I said [to him] ‘Why do you want me to mime?’ and he said ‘It’s a big gig’. Really?! I do this shit for a living!’ In the end, I was just like…you know what I’d rather watch it on the telly.”
Now, speaking of “Wonderwall,” a cover by One Direction has surfaced online today (August 15).
If you think your stomach will handle it, you can watch the boyband tackle the track, below!