Robbie Williams Praises Noel Gallagher’s Clever Attack Against Him
Robbie Williams recently joined NME for an interview and described Oasis icon Noel Gallagher’s remarks on him as ‘clever attacks.’
In July 1995, Robbie Williams left Take That to continue as a solo musician. A year later, Williams was spotted with Oasis members, partying at Glastonbury Festival. The musician was friends with Liam Gallagher back then, but Liam’s brother Noel ignited a feud between Williams and Oasis by describing Williams as ‘the fat dancer from Take That.’
In 2000, Robbie Williams challenged Liam Gallagher to a televised boxing match with a £100,000 bet. For years, Williams and Noel Gallagher continued to take a jab at each other during live shows. More recently, in April 2022, Noel spoke to the Matt Morgan Podcast about Williams’ song ‘Angels’ and called the song ‘Oasis by numbers.’
As reported by NME, Noel Gallagher said the following about Robbie Williams’ song ‘Angels’:
“I’ve heard it and thought, ‘I wish I’d written that.’ ‘Angels’ is Oasis by numbers. Add a f*cking electric guitar on it, and it would be.”
In a recent interview with NME, Robbie Williams revealed his thoughts on the feud between him and Oasis. He stated that they used to be able to wear their opinions on their sleeves in the past, and the era when the feud began allowed more controversy. Moreover, Williams argued he missed those days.
Following that, Robbie Williams said that the things he and the Gallagher brothers said about each other didn’t hurt him. According to the musician, he only thought it was annoying that it got stuck. Williams then talked about Noel Gallagher, saying Noel is a great comedic writer who is good at making controversial remarks.
Speaking to NME, Robbie Williams said the following about the feud between him and Oasis:
“I think that we lived in a more fun time. It was headier, more controversial, and more saying things for the sake of grabbing headlines. You know, it was like wrestling – and I love that. It was a fun aspect of the industry at the time — wearing your spite on your sleeve.
Wearing your opinions on your sleeve, be they toxic or not, is just more interesting than what’s happening now or is being allowed to happen. I kind of miss those days. Even though that was aimed at me, we’re not allowed to do that shit anymore, and it’s a shame.”
He then revealed his thoughts about Noel Gallagher:
“There was a lot of back-and-forth about a lot of different people. And it wasn’t that I was hurt that it was said; it was just f*cking annoying that it stuck. But, you know: Noel’s really good at that stuff. He’s said a lot of incredible quotes that stick. He’s a great comedic writer, and he’s got that brain for those things that cut through the chaff and stay around.”
Apparently, Robbie Williams has never been bothered by the controversial remarks he and the Gallagher brothers said about each other. Instead, the musician said he missed the days when they could make bold statements that made headlines. On the other hand, Williams seems to have slightly enjoyed what Noel Gallagher has said about him because Noel knows how to make claims that stick around.