Liam Gallagher Planned to Take a Break Before John Squire Reached Out for Joint Album

The former Oasis member reveals he originally wanted to take hiatus from music when the Stone Roses alum contacted him and proposed a collaborative project.

AceShowbiz - Liam Gallagher planned to take a year off before John Squire asked him to work together. The former Oasis frontman and the ex-Stone Roses guitarist have teamed up on a self-titled album and are set to embark on a tour together, but Liam has admitted that after his pair of sold-out solo shows at Knebworth in 2022, which saw John join him to perform "Champagne Supernova" again like he did when Oasis held two record-breaking shows there in 1996, he was going to take it easy for a year, until John got in touch.

"I mean, obviously, without the Roses, I wouldn't be here. They got me on my musical path and that, so I thank them 24/7, you know what I mean? I was gonna have a year off after Knebworth, but when John rang up saying, 'Look, I've got these tunes,' I thought, 'I'm in, mate!' " Liam said to Guitarist magazine.

"There's only so much sitting about on the sofa you can do. I love Mother Nature's Song, that slide bit towards the end. But listen, I love Squire, man. He's a [an amazing] guitarist, probably the best of his generation. So I'm into it all."

John, 61, had initially been on the lookout for a female vocalist, before he got Liam, 51, involved. John said, "I had a catch-up with my managers, and it was just a casual comment, but I mentioned I was writing again and I wondered if they could keep an eye out for a good female vocalist."

"I started getting audio clips, but nothing seemed quite right and it fizzled out. Then I was asked: 'Liam's doing a Knebworth anniversary show - you played at the first one, do you want to play at the second one?' It was at the rehearsal that I first talked about this album with Liam."

"After the second show, I started talking about how we were going to collaborate, and he said, 'No, you're writing it, and as long as there's loads of guitars, I'm in? That was everything I needed to hear." So far, fans have heard the singles 'Just Another Rainbow' and 'Mars to Liverpool' from their joint record, which is released on March 1.

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