Liam Gallagher compares himself to Freddie Mercury

Liam Gallagher returned to the village 26 years after Oasis played Knebworth, England for what may be the biggest solo show of his life. Enough reason for him to compare himself to Freddie Mercury. Gallagher believes at most the Queen singer could have put on a show just as big. In 1996, the Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel played with their band at the time in front of a total of 250,000 people over two days and Liam Gallagher played there in June 2022 without his brother in front of almost 170,000 people.

Liam says in the resulting documentary: “Mick Jagger could not do this alone. Bono couldn’t do this alone. Robert Plant couldn’t do it alone. Freddie Mercury maybe, but he’s not here anymore, is he?” In addition, he loses the following words: “I’m still in shock that I was able to play two nights at Knebworth, 26 years after I played there with Oasis. I’m still trying to figure it out. Playing in the same place several generations ago, so many years apart, was more than biblical. I’m so glad we documented it.”

The documentary “Knebworth 22” was released on December 6th and shows the two concert days on June 3rd and 4th, during which Gallagher played songs from his current album C’MON YOU KNOW, among other things. In November 2021, Knebworth 1996 was released, another documentary showing Oasis’ performance at Knebworth on August 10th and 11th, 1996.

Despite the breakup of Oasis in 2009 and the ongoing feuds between the two siblings, Liam was still writing in late November 2022 Twitter: “Oasis to the death” and “Anyone who has a problem with me playing Oasis songs isn’t a real Oasis fan.” by Oasis for Knebworth 22.



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