Noel Gallagher Recalls Arguing With His Brother Liam Over John Lennon

The Gallagher brothers have a long history of feuds, the biggest one being about their former band, Oasis. In a recent interview with Radio X, Noel Gallagher recalled one instance where he and his brother Liam Gallagher fought about the Beatles frontman John Lennon. Surprisingly, their quarrel was related to a Christmas song.

“Well, Slade. I remember having an argument with R Kid once,” said Noel Gallagher when RadioX asked which Christmas single he likes the most. The musician later stated that his opinion clashed with his brother Liam Gallagher since the siblings had different songs in mind.

Noel continued, “It actually turned violent in the end as he was saying the John Lennon tune ‘War Is Over’ was the best Christmas tune of all time, and I was going, ‘It’s Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody.'” After their little debate over whether ‘War Is Over’ or ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ was the best Christmas single, the Gallagher brothers’ fight got heated.

“This argument got so heated that people had to come in and say, ‘Wait, what are you doing? You are going to start a fight over a Christmas tune?'” remembered Noel. He then stated that he would defend Slade in any circumstance, “I’d go to the wall for Slade. Love that band.”

Slade’s 1973 non-album single ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ became the band’s sixth and final number-one single in the UK. On the other hand, John Lennon’s 1971 Christmas song ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ was a protest song against the Vietnam War. Still, the song gained recognition and was even voted tenth on the ITV television special ‘The Nation’s Favourite Christmas Song.’