In a recent conversation with NME, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs, the former guitarist of Oasis, offered some insights into Liam Gallagher’s upcoming project alongside Stone Roses guitarist John Squire. Despite not being directly involved in the collaboration, Bonehead disclosed that he had the opportunity to listen to the entire forthcoming album. Opting to keep the details confidential, Bonehead chose not to reveal specific information about the album, aiming to preserve the element of suspense. Instead, he expressed his intention to let Liam Gallagher personally unveil the project, stating:
“I’m not part of it in any way, but I’ve given it a listen. I won’t spill the beans. I want to keep everyone on their toes. I won’t hint at what it is or isn’t, but I’ve heard it from start to finish, and I’ll keep you all guessing, ‘Come on, spill the beans.’ I’ll leave that to Liam himself. It’s really impressive.”
Noel Gallagher Shares Thoughts on the Anticipated Album
The album’s title and release date remain undisclosed, but promotional materials allude to a complete album and hint at live performances by the duo. What’s confirmed is the release of a single from the album in January. However, this collaboration isn’t the first time Liam Gallagher and John Squire have joined forces, with their musical paths intersecting in the past. Squire previously played live with Oasis, including performances of ‘Champagne Supernova,’ and in 1997, Gallagher co-wrote ‘Love Me and Leave Me’ with Squire for ‘The Seahorses,’ Squire’s band.
Noel Gallagher, never one to stay silent, shared his thoughts on the collaboration, injecting some humor into the mix. Specifically addressing potential live renditions of Oasis songs, Noel suggested that Squire might need to simplify his guitar style to align with the band’s repertoire. Speaking on Matt Morgan’s podcast, he quipped:
“Presumably, if he makes an album with our kid, he’ll go on the road, and then obviously, they’ll be doing lots of Oasis songs. So, I mean, he’ll have to simplify his playing somewhat.” Liam, never shy to respond, took to social platform X and simply stated: “What a pair of c**nts.” The unfolding of the duo’s project is something to watch for in the coming year.