Menu
Entertainment

Oasis fans discover Liam’s real name

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.
English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017. Li lewei

OASIS fans who've always thought of frontman Liam Gallagher as just that - a Liam - have been left shocked by the revelation that his real name is something else.

The Mancunian rocker, 45 - currently promoting the release of his solo album As You Were - has had his real full name outed online, and some fans are now choosing to call him by that name instead, The Sun reports.

It turns out that the Wonderwall singer, whose band Oasis split in 2009, is actually called William John Paul Gallagher.

His Irish parents Thomas and Peggy apparently opted to raise him as a Liam, seeing as that's an Irish shortening of the moniker.

The singer's middle names John and Paul are an obvious Beatles tribute, which is no surprise considering Liam and brother Noel's obvious adoration for the Liverpudlian music legends.

Fans who did not know Liam's full name are now making a meal of the bizarre revelation on Twitter.

Some are teasing the occasionally hilarious tweeter by messaging "William", asking how he is.

Others are simply trying to cope with the revelation that Liam should really sign off all his tweets: "As you were WG x".

Opinionated icon Liam might not be so pleased to know his fans aren't sure that William is a "rock 'n' roll name".

But the star clearly has other things on his mind - namely his flaming beef with Noel, which has rubbed off on his own son Gene.

A new interview with Newsweek has seen dad-of-four Liam slam "our kid" Noel, 50, once again - for playing "boring" renditions of Oasis hits on stage.

Asked what he thought of Noel's stripped-down versions of the tracks, he said: "It's like Ryan Adams, innit?

Singer Liam Gallagher and his musician brother Noel are flanked by fellow members of band 'Oasis'.
Singer Liam Gallagher and his musician brother Noel are flanked by fellow members of band 'Oasis'. Supplied

"I'm not too keen on that. I like to keep it the way it is on the record. I don't see the point.

"When I've heard Noel's versions of Oasis songs, it nullifies them a bit and makes them a bit acoustic-y and really kind of boring. So then when he plays his new songs, his new songs lift off.

"When I do Oasis songs, I do them exactly how it f***ing was! Who the f*** wants to hear Supersonic acoustic? Should be f***ing ashamed of yourself, mate, know what I mean?"

Then, making a further dig at Noel, he added: "I didn't split up one of the f***ing greatest bands in the f***ing world to do one because me f***ing ego needed stroking."

Liam Gallagher plays the Falls Festivals from December 30. He also plays Sydney's Enmore Theatre on January 4 and Melbourne's Forum Theatre on January 5.

Topics:  celebrity liam gallagher music oasis

News Corp Australia


Why people are heading to Mt Morgan to go shopping

Mount Morgan resident Kerrilyn Page welcomes the Council's intention to update the town's main street.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Town's economy gets a timely festive season boost

CQ focus: Perfect conditions for 40-plus degree Qld heatwave

Yesterday's heatwave map from Higgins Storm Chasing.

CAPRICORNIA is in for 'hotter than average' temperatures

Rocky teen lay helpless as masked invaders attacked family

Home invasion victim Liam Dowie.

WATCH: Home invasion victim speaks out about brutal attack

Local Partners

Artists honoured Memorial Art Awards

ART WORKS by Rockhampton's Greg and Andrea Chapman take out two of four categories for People's Choice Awards.

Countdown till The Last Jedi has begun

Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and a Porg in a scene from the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Supplied by Disney.

Bring your sabre and tissues

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

Sam Armytage was not having it.

Kochie's controversial claim inspired a backlash from his colleagues

FIRST LOOK: Plans revealed for INXS museum at Ballina

An artist's impression of the proposed INXS museum for Ballina.

Business leaders meet for exclusive look at cultural, arts hub

‘Lindsay Lohan chased us’: Paris Hilton explains iconic photo

Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton pictured on a night out together in Los Angeles in November, 2006. Picture: X17/BackGrid

Lindsay Lohan wasn’t even supposed to be there.

Meet the comedian who exposed Louis C.K. long ago

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted sexual misconduct

She knew about his sexual misconduct for years before the public.

Radio host’s joke earns her death threats

Ash London has been hit with death threats from One Direction fans

Host sparked the ire of thousands of teenagers