Noel Gallagher Recalls Keith Richards Asking Who Is The Bigger Cunt, Mick Jagger Or Liam Gallagher
Former Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher revealed the time when he encountered the Rolling Stones lead guitarist Keith Richards in the Bahamas on New Year’s Eve during a recent interview with Absolute Radio, and apparently, the two guitarists gossiped about the lead vocalists Liam Gallagher and Mick Jagger during their conversation.
While the whole world sees band members with their harmony on stage and assumes they all get along because of their compatible music, it isn’t the case all the time as some band members have fights and feuds over personal matters or the band’s decisions about future projects pretty often. Although these disputes frequently end with an agreement and the band moves on without a strict opinion gap, different views can also bring a band to an end.
This is exactly what happened with Oasis when the Gallagher brothers, guitarist Noel Gallagher, and singer Liam Gallagher’s significantly different opinions and their attitude towards each other that often sparked heated debates resulted in Oasis’ split on August 28, 2009, in the middle of the tour just when the band was preparing to go on stage at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris.
There’s no doubt that the endless feud between the Gallagher brothers is widely-known even among other musicians, and apparently, even Keith Richards was aware of the situation and approached the matter with his whimsical attitude when he came across with Noel Gallagher while the two were in vacation in the same city.
During a recent interview, the former Oasis guitarist opened up about that time and revealed that when the conversation started, Keith Richards asked him who’s the bigger ‘cunt,’ the Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger or Oasis singer Liam Gallagher. Not surprised by his question since it’s Keith Richards, Noel Gallagher stated that Jagger has the excuse to be a jerk since he has written some of the best lyrics of all time, therefore, his brother Liam is bigger in that matter.
During the interview with Absolute Radio, Noel Gallagher said:
“I go up to the bar and there’s Keith Richards, looking exactly as you would imagine, scarf and a hat. He suddenly turns around and says, ‘Ah, you’re still around, are you?’ His second line was, ‘One thing I’ve always wanted to ask you: Who is the bigger cunt, your singer or mine?’ And I said, ‘Well, as your singer wrote some of the greatest lyrics of all time, I’m going to say mine.’”
While the question may sound incredibly inappropriate at first glimpse, it’s Keith Richards who’s asking and for the purpose of making a joke between two guitarists who had troubled times with their lead singer. While it sounds hilarious to hear Richards’ question according to fans, Noel Gallagher’s answer wasn’t unexpected as he would most likely name his brother compared to any other singer, considering their history.