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Birth name: William John Paul Gallagher.
Born: September 21, 1972 Manchester, England, UK.
September 1, 2008: "Liam Gallagher Wants To Continue Rocking With Oasis Until They Reach Old Age"
Liam Gallagher wants Oasis to keep rocking until they are pensioners.
The 35-year-old singer plans to still be touring with his bandmates well into old age, just like his idol Sir Mick Jagger's group The Rolling Stones.
Liam said: "I want to be doing this in 20, 30, 40 years time. I didn't join this band to split up. We're not splitting up. We have lots of fun. We wouldn't be doing it otherwise. I love being in this band. There are loads of people in bands, and loads who don't love it. I love it. It's cool as f**k. If the Stones and Neil Young are still out doing it, I don't see why we shouldn't when we get older."
The Rolling Stones are all in their sixties.
Manchester-born Liam also says he doesn't care if people think he is arrogant and outspoken, because it's true.
The "Shock of the Lightning" singer added: "People think me and Noel are loudmouths, and we probably are loudmouths. A lot of Mancunians are very self-confident."
September 4, 2008: "Liam Gallagher Wants To Move Into The Same New York Building Where John Lennon Lived"
Liam Gallagher plans to move into the same New York building where John Lennon lived.
The Oasis frontman has already announced his plans to quit the U.K. for the Big Apple, but a friend says he plans to be as "close to Lennon's spirit" as possible by setting up home in the Dakota building.
The pal said: "Liam has always been fascinated with everything about John Lennon and has long fantasized about having an apartment in the Dakota building like he did."
"He loves that part of New York and feels he'd be very much at home there."
Lennon's widow Yoko Ono still lives in the building where the musician was shot dead by deranged fan Mark Chapman in 1980.
The friend added: "Liam would feel close to Lennon's spirit living there."
Liam has previously visited Yoko at the building, and said afterwards he felt inspired and "couldn't stop writing songs".
Earlier this week, the rocker - who is married to former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton - said he gets a "buzz" from being in New York.
He added: "Nic' was born in Canada, but then she lived there for five years. That's the next step for me. I want to go to a place where I can just be me."
September 3, 2008: "Liam Gallagher Says Being In His Band Oasis Is Better Than Being God"
Liam Gallagher says being in Oasis is better than being God. The British rocker boasted that being a divine being is no match for singing in his band.
Liam said: "If I wasn't a musician I don't know, I'd be God, maybe? That would be a good job. That's the next highest honor. Being in Oasis, then being f***ing God! Top!"
Although Liam is convinced he is more important than God, the "Lyla" singer admits he is interested in religion.
Liam revealed: "I'm intrigued by religion but I don't practice. What interests me is people's need for guidance. I'm not interested, I guide myself. If I bump into walls, I bump into walls. I'm like a little bumper car, I keep bumping into questions and answers and it's a top buzz man."
It is not the first Liam or his brother and bandmate Noel Gallagher have boasted to be more important than God.
Liam previously echoed Lennon's claim insisting his band were "bigger than Jesus" and would be "as big as The Beatles, if not bigger" in the group's 90s heyday.
When once asked if Oasis were more important to young people than God, Noel replied: "I would have to say, without a shadow of a doubt, that is true. I would hope we mean more to people than putting money in a church basket and saying 10 Hail Marys on a Sunday."
September 2, 2008: "Liam Gallagher Wants To Relocate To New York With Wife And Kids"
Liam Gallagher wants to move to New York. The Oasis rocker wants to follow in the footsteps of his late idol John Lennon and relocate to the Big Apple with wife Nicole Appleton when his children have grown up.
Liam told Q magazine: "I love that city, I buzz off it. Nic' was born in Canada, but then she lived there for five years. That's the next step for me. I want to go to a place where I can just be me."
John Lennon moved to the U.S. city in 1971 and was tragically shot dead outside the Dakota apartment building where he lived by deranged fan Mark David Chapman in 1980.
Although he plans to move, Liam is still struggling to finish decorating his new house in Henley, Oxon.
He added: "We've done up one room and can't f***ing decide what to do with the rest. It's f***ing doing my head in!"
August 29, 2008: "Oasis Rocker Liam Gallagher Commissions A Painting Of Sponge Bob Square Pants In The Style Of Andy Warhol's Work"
Liam Gallagher has commissioned a painting of Sponge Bob Square Pants. The Oasis frontman is a big fan of the cartoon and has asked an artist to depict the bright yellow animated sponge in the style of Andy Warhol's work.
Liam plans to display the piece in his home alongside portraits of Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.
Liam said: "Sponge Bob is a f***ing mental, full-of-beans enthusiastic sponge that lives at the bottom of he sea in Bikini Bottom. He's mad for it."
"He's got a mate called Squidward, who plays the clarinet, and is grumpy like our kid Noel."
"I'm having a huge painting done at the minute, a proper Andy Warhol-style portrait of Sponge Bob. He'll be facing Elvis and Hendrix."
Liam also revealed he has developed a fishy alter-ego around his home in Henley, Oxon.
He added to Q magazine: "I f**king love Henley. I go into my local and say, I am the Salmon King', stand back.' "
Liam Gallagher biography (bio):
Liam Gallagher is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. His erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style and abrasive attitude have been the subject of commentary in the press. Although his brother, Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher writes the majority of the band's songs, in recent years Liam has increasingly developed himself as a songwriter, and has contributed songs for the group's most recent albums.
Despite differing opinions on his antics, Liam was one of the figureheads of the Britpop movement in the 1990s and remains one of the most recognisable characters in modern British music.
(1972�1993) Childhood and early years:
Liam was born in Burnage in 1972 to Irish parents Tommy and Peggy Gallagher. When Gallagher was a child, he was often called "Peggy's Shadow" as he regularly clung to his mother, or "The Weetabix Kid" due to his fondness of the breakfast cereal. Tommy was an alcoholic and was often violently abusive to his family. When Liam was 14, Peggy took the boys and moved away from Tommy. Noel Gallagher claims they left him with "nothing but the carpets".
Paul and Noel often contend that even from a young age, Liam went out of his way to antagonise people, especially Noel, with whom he shared a room. When he was around eight years old, he went through a stage in which he claimed that he hated music and would often insult people walking down the street with guitars in their hands, calling them students. Noel has made much of the fact that at the point he was becoming quite proficient with the guitar. Because they shared a bedroom, they often fought with each other. The Gallagher brothers were regular truants and in their teens were often in trouble with the police � they allegedly broke into cars and courtyards, stealing bicycles, clothes and lawn-mowers which they sold for cannabis.
Paul and Noel claim that, as a child, Liam had never really showed an interest in music except when he met Jason Livesey who also played lead guitar with Ian Brown and John Squire before The Stone Roses were formed aside from a period in the mid- to late eighties during which he liked rap, such as Run DMC and Public Enemy. Indeed, Gallagher admits he did not care about music until he was eighteen, when he went to see a benefit gig for AIDS awareness at the International Two club in Manchester. Though James were headlining, it was The Stone Roses who caught Gallagher's attention. Gallagher was captivated and began listening to other bands like The Kinks, The Jam, T.Rex, and The Beatles, forging a life-long obsession with John Lennon, which would later lead to him claiming he was Lennon re-incarnated, (even though he was born eight years before Lennon was murdered). When school friend Paul McGuigan, nicknamed Guigsy, invited Gallagher to join his band, The Rain, as a vocalist, he offered his services but he insisted that the band's name be changed to Oasis, named after a venue in Swindon, which was on an Inspiral Carpets tour poster in his and Noel's bedroom.
Liam was the band's co-song writer, along with Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (who was the also band's guitarist). Noel Gallagher has since openly mocked this writing partnership (as he ironically stated: "Liam is a songwriting genius. His songs make me cry 'cause they are better than mine"), whose output was not strong. The band only rehearsed one day a week and didn't get many gigs. It was after one of their rare shows in 1992, that Noel, having recently returned from touring America as a roadie with the Inspiral Carpets, saw them perform. He was highly critical of his younger brother's band, describing them as "utter shite". However, Liam had realised the potential of his brother's songwriting skills and asked him to join. Noel agreed on the condition that he was given complete control of the band and wrote all of their songs.
(1994�1998) Britpop & rock and roll:
Under Noel's guidance, Oasis acquired a record contract and recorded the album Definitely Maybe, which became the fastest selling British debut album ever. Gallagher was praised for his vocal contributions to the album, and his presence made Oasis a popular live act. However, his attitude also won him much attention from the British tabloid press who often ran stories concerning his alleged drug use and sexual promiscuity.
During their first American tour in 1994, Gallagher took to changing the words of Noel's songs so that they were offensive to both Americans and Noel. A confrontation after the show led to a chair being thrown and Noel leaving the tour and heading for San Francisco, then Las Vegas. (The song "Talk Tonight" is supposedly about the events that led Noel to rejoining the band.) During recording sessions for the second Oasis album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, they had a violent fight involving a cricket bat, when Liam invited everyone from a local pub back into the studio while Noel was trying to work. Also in 1995, drummer Tony McCarroll was asked to leave Oasis after an alleged fight with Gallagher.
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? was even more successful, becoming the third-best selling album in British history. Around this time, Oasis became embroiled in a well documented media-fuelled feud with fellow Britpop band Blur. The differing styles of the bands now leading the Britpop movement � Oasis a working class, northern band and Blur a middle class, southern band � made them natural rivals. Whilst Noel was the most vitriolic of the band (famously telling The Observer that he hoped Damon Albarn and Alex James would "catch AIDS and die"). At the same ceremony, Oasis received the award from Michael Hutchence and insulted him straightaway. On Monday, 14 August, 1995, Blur and Oasis released new singles on the same day, setting up a "Battle of the Bands" that dominated the week's music news. Blur's "Country House" outsold Morning Glory's second single, "Roll with It", 274,000 copies to 216,000 during the week.
When Oasis played "Roll with It" on British chart show Top of the Pops they were forced to mime. The Gallagher brothers used the opportunity to switch roles with Liam pretending to play guitar, while Noel pretended to sing (equipped with Liam's tambourine). The set ended with the band erupting in laughter at the Gallaghers' impressions of each other.
The success of Oasis and his newfound fame and fortune were not lost on Gallagher and both he and his brother became famous for their "rock and roll lifestyle". They drank heavily, abused drugs, fought fans, critics and each other and made celebrity friends such as Ian Brown and Richard Ashcroft.
In March 1996, a British newspaper paid Thomas Gallagher to go to the Gallagher's hotel during a tour. Noel left for his room, but Liam took the opportunity to confront his father and threaten him, leading to a two-page story in the newspaper, with the headline "I thought Liam would kill me".
Also in 1996, Oasis sold out two consecutive nights at Knebworth, playing to over 250,000 fans. Only Genesis had previously achieved this, but as the first of their August '92 shows was cancelled due to adverse weather, the Oasis 1996 shows represented the largest crowds ever to see a single act in British history.
After Knebworth, tension mounted between the Gallaghers when Liam backed out on Oasis' MTV Unplugged set minutes before it was due to start. Noel was forced to fill in at the last minute. Liam claimed to have been struck down with a "sore throat" and that he doesn't like performing acoustically, though Noel claims he was hung-over. Noel was further angered when Liam proceeded to heckle him from the balcony while the band performed. Four days later, Noel was again forced to fill in for Liam on the first gig of their American tour when Gallagher refused to travel to America with the rest of the band, claiming he needed time to buy a house. He was back on stage with Oasis for their next show three days later, but tension between Noel and the rest of Oasis mounted and on 11 September Noel left the tour, causing several media outlets to question the future of the band.
In January 1997, Blur released the first single from their self-titled fifth album. The title of the song, "Beetlebum", and to a certain extent the lyric, is falsely said to be a stab at Gallagher, for his over-idolising The Beatles. However, at this time tension had decreased between the bands.
Gallagher married Patsy Kensit on April 7, 1997, preceding Oasis' much anticipated third album, Be Here Now. However, the wedding got off to a bumpy start. Gallagher made headlines after an incident of road rage. He allegedly leaned out of his car window, grabbed a cyclist and dragged him along. The cyclist was not injured and Gallagher was given a caution. In January 1998 Lisa Moorish, who now fronts Kill City, bore Gallagher a daughter, Molly, who was conceived during an affair in Los Angeles only a week after he and Kensit were married. After an incident of air rage (apparently over a scone) on a flight to Australia, Gallagher was banned for life from Cathay Pacific airlines. Gallagher claimed he would "rather walk". During the tour of Australia, Gallagher was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly head-butting a 19-year-old fan, who claimed he was only asking him for a photo. Criminal charges were later dropped although a civil case was pursued leading to Gallagher reportedly settling out of court. Liam later admitted the assault, claiming he only did it as he was being hassled by the fan.
Further problems followed in 1999, during the recording sessions for Oasis' next album. Liam found himself under much pressure from Patsy and the cocaine-free Noel to temporarily quit alcohol, due to his erratic behavior in the studio. Reluctantly he agreed to stay sober during recording sessions. However, Gallagher's close friend Bonehead left the band after an argument with Noel when he was unable to comply with the band's ban on alcohol. Guigsy left shortly afterwards making Liam the only remaining original member of the band. Bonehead and Guigsy were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell respectively.
Liam's second child, a son, Lennon, was born September 13, 1999. He and Kensit divorced in September 2000, shortly before Noel announced he was divorcing Meg Mathews. Soon after his divorce was closed, Liam began a relationship with Nicole Appleton of the British bands All Saints and Appleton.
Oasis returned in 2000 with Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. This featured their first song written by Liam rather than Noel. "Little James", a childlike melody written for Kensit's son James Kerr, surprised many who had expected a more aggressive song from Gallagher. The album was poorly received by critics.
Whilst on tour in Barcelona in May 2000, Oasis were forced to cancel a gig when drummer Alan White's arm seized up, the band spent the night drinking instead. During the night, Liam made a derogatory comment about Noel's then wife, Mathews (apparently questioning the legitimacy of Noel's daughter), leading to a massive fight. Following this, a press release was put out, declaring that Noel had decided to quit overseas touring with Oasis, and the rest of the band (with guitarist Matt Deighton replacing Noel) played the rest of Oasis' non-UK shows for the rest of the tour.
Liam Gallagher's second son, Gene, was born to Appleton on July 3, 2001. Liam famously tried to drag a photographer into a fight outside the hospital. Oasis' next album, Heathen Chemistry (2002), featured three more songs written by him. Two were Lennonesque tracks, but one, "Songbird", was an acoustic ballad about his love for Appleton. The song was deemed worthy to appear as the fourth single from the album, reaching #3 in the UK charts.
The band endured a streak of hard luck incidents while on tour in 2002: On August 7, Noel, Andy Bell and keyboardist Jay Darlington were injured in a car crash while riding in a taxi in Indianapolis, Indiana. The three members of the band were treated for shock, cuts, and bruises. Noel was riding in the front seat and suffered severe facial bruising and seat belt cuts, and Darlington has had his hand cut and bandaged. Liam was not with his bandmates at the time of the accident. Subsequent tour dates in Boston and New York City were canceled and never re-scheduled. Later that year on December 1, Gallagher broke several of his teeth and sustained injuries to his face after a fight broke out in a Munich hotel. He and Alan White were arrested, but were released without charge. Oasis had to pull out of the shows in Munich and D�sseldorf due to Liam's injuries.
Longtime drummer and Liam's official drinking partner Alan White left in early 2004 to be replaced by Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey.
In 2004, Gallagher made headlines when it was revealed that he regularly paid �2000 ($4,000) in child support for his son Lennon Francis and daughter Molly. Furthermore, he criticised the father of Lisa Moorish's other child � former Libertines and current Babyshambles frontman, Pete Doherty � for his alleged lack of child support. The relationship between the two was put under further strain, because of Doherty's heavy heroin habit and visits to Moorish under the influence of the drug. Liam has recently expressed his disgust towards Doherty's habit in the press.
2005 saw the release of Oasis' sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth, featuring a further three compositions by Gallagher. "Love Like a Bomb" (co-written with rhythm guitarist Gem Archer), another acoustic ballad, was well received, and "Meaning of Soul" was a hard rocking track. Many have speculated that "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" is an apology to Noel for the incident that took place between the two in Barcelona five years previously.
Gallagher joined the rest of Oasis to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the BRIT Awards 2007. As the band picked up the award he commented on stage, "Seeing as we don't get nominated for this shit no more this'll have to do." Around the same time, in what was seen as a bizarre career choice, it was announced that he was in negotiations with the makers of Channel 4 afternoon quiz Countdown to appear as the weekly celebrity guest in "Dictionary Corner". Co-presenter Carol Vorderman, interviewed by The Daily Sport, said, "Liam loves it and yes, we're in talks about him coming on. I told him I think it will do his cred no end of good."
In April 2007, it was widely reported that Gallagher has purchased a property in Henley-on-Thames - a quintessentially English riverside town and home to the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta.
Oasis appeared on the music scene in 1994 and quickly made a public image for themselves. They chose to portray themselves � arguably realistically � as loud mouthed, arrogant and aggressive. This caught the public's imagination. Though the other members of the band took this role lightly, Liam appears to have really taken it to heart, often verbally abusing photographers and members of the public in his Mancunian accent, with his trademark arrogant swagger. Starsailor approached Noel to question him about negative comments made in the press, Liam interjected and ended up "squaring up" to Walsh. The two were to feud for some time afterwards. In 2006, it was alleged that Gallagher had a drunken fight with Paul Gascoigne at the Groucho Club which ended with Gallagher setting off a fire extinguisher in Gascoigne's face. At the 1996 BRIT Awards, INXS singer Michael Hutchence presented Oasis with an award, after which Gallagher remarked, "Has-beens shouldn't be presenting awards for gonna-bes".
Gallagher has made known his distaste for many non-Brits' tastes and conventions (particularly those of Australians and Americans). On an early U.S. tour, Gallagher regularly made derisive remarks about Americans, as well as his brother Noel, which led to an ultimatum from the guitarist who briefly left the band in 1994. At different times, addressing their less-than-hysterical reception in the States (especially by comparison to the UK), Gallagher stated, "...Americans have bad taste � hence the Backstreet Boys...they should be shot." and "Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."
Liam has also had a habit of making incomprehensible statements. He has in the past claimed that he was possessed by the spirit of John Lennon, even going so far as to suggest he is Lennon in a re-incarnated form, despite the fact that he was eight years old when the former Beatle was murdered. However strange, Noel claims to feed this obsession, he occasionally indulges him, going so far as to buy him Lennon's "dreamcatcher" necklace. In March 2006, Gallagher publicly blasted the Rolling Stones and U2, saying "I respect the Stones but their songs are a pile of crap. As for U2, they don't say a lot or seem like normal people."
Unlike many band frontmen, actors and celebrities, Liam and Noel remained quiet about the Iraq War in 2003, never solidly stating whether they were for or against it. They both criticised people who chose to use their celebrity as a soap box for political opinions.
On October 27, 2006 Liam Gallagher reportedly attempted to ring Virgin Radio on the Who's Calling Christian? (Christian O'Connell) show where there is the chance to win �10,000 for charity. Liam was apparently in a drunken state and it took him three hours after an aggressive protest to convince Virgin bosses that it was indeed him and not an impostor. A great deal of swearing occurred off air between the managers and Gallagher who swore that he would come down to Virgin Radio and "Rip Christian O'Connell's fucking head off". After further phone calls from Polydor records and from Nicole Appleton begging for him to be let on, Gallagher was eventually allowed on and swore live on air on a morning breakfast show which may result in a fine. However he did not complete the conversation, leaving Gem Archer to speak for him, saying that he had to take his kids to see the film Harry Potter.
Liam Gallagher recently commented on the "wide range of talent amongst London's buskers." He has often been seen strolling along the Southbank tipping buskers and having a quick chat with them between songs. "There was one kid Sean, who was mega on the acoustic guitar and he happened to be playing one of our songs."
Ironically, Liam is avid fan of the American Rock band System of a Down. This comes as a surprise to Oasis fans due to the fact that he has been known to constantly insult American Musical Acts; for the exception of Elvis Presley and a handful of other bands in which he shows any respect for at all.
Liam's voice has been compared to a blend of John Lennon and John Lydon while Stephen Thomas Erlewine, contributor to allmusic.com dubbed him, "the best singer in rock." Noel has hinted that he uses certain words regularly in his songs because of the way Liam pronounces them when he sings. The UK-based music magazine NME has regularly proclaimed Liam as the "greatest British vocalist of the past 25 years." Popular website allmusic.com also declared Liam had retaken his throne atop the rock world's vocalist landscape following the release of Don't Believe the Truth in 2005.
Liam's stage presence has been both praised and derided. Often compared to Manchester legend Ian Brown, walking like him, using a tambourine in the same way and standing and staring at the crowd in the same way. He is famed for going against rock and roll tradition by rarely touching the microphone or its stand. Instead, he stands, hands behind back or in his pockets, with a bent knee and sideways bend at the waist, his neck bent upwards towards an angled-down microphone. This recognisable singing pose has been suggested by some as a contributing factor to his distinctive vocals.
But many years of singing in that pose, along with heavy smoking and drinking, may have taken their toll, with many fans feeling Gallagher's voice may now lack the range and power he exhibited in his youth. Although it is a subject regularly debated and argued about by Oasis fans, neither Liam or Noel Gallagher have made much public comment about it, although in a BBC interview on June 2002, Liam admitted he couldn't sing certain older songs live "because I'm not 21 these days", and in December 2005 Noel expressed frustration at the lack of variation in live setlists because "We draw up a list of songs we'd like to play, Liam crosses them all off, and then he draws up a list of songs that he's capable of singing, and then we kind of look at it and go 'but that's the fucking same as last time'."
In February 2007, Noel reportedly got into an argument with Liam regarding his singing at the 2007 Brit Awards. According to the report: "He thought Liam's voice was too nasal and well off his best. He reckons his singing is becoming more pub karaoke than professional."Liam wanted to perform "Songbird" but Noel told him, `No chance'. That started a problem beforehand and then they had a huge row over who should keep the award."The source added: "The band had their own sound team so there was no excuse for Liam not being on the money. The arguments have rumbled on since and they're barely speaking."
However the most recently leaked Oasis sessions, those for their cover of The Beatles' "Within You Without You" recorded in June-July 2007 for the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 40th anniversary album, have led to widespread suggestion amongst YouTube users that Liam's voice has returned to form.
Liam's first known dabbles into songwriting came in the early days of Oasis, before Noel Gallagher joined. Liam and Bonehead co-wrote a handful of songs, Liam writing the words and Bonehead writing the music, including "Take Me" and "Life in Vain" (both available on bootlegs). Of these songs, only "Take Me" met the Noel Gallagher seal of approval, with his wish to re-record and release it being turned down by the writers.
Liam also co-wrote a song (titled "Love Me and Leave Me") with former Stone Roses guitarist and songwriter John Squire for The Seahorses' debut album in 1997.
With 2000's album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants came a slight relaxation in Noel's songwriting monopoly. Liam's first successful attempt to produce a song adequate for an Oasis album was "Little James", written about his stepson James. The song was ridiculed by a lot of fans and critics who mocked its childlike rhyming scheme and heavy Beatles influence.
This more democratic approach to songwriting, gave Liam further chances to showcase his abilities in this particular area, with three songs being included on their 2002 album Heathen Chemistry: a "deep-thinking" rock ballad, "Born on a Different Cloud", the sneering rocker "Better Man" and the mellow, acoustic "Songbird", written for his fianc�e, Nicole Appleton. Noel claimed that his brother had written five songs for the Heathen Chemistry sessions and from these they took the best three. His tunes, along with the album received a much warmer reception from fans and high sales, despite receiving bad reviews from critics.
The Oasis album, 2005's Don't Believe the Truth, features a further three of Liam's songs: "The Meaning of Soul", "Love Like a Bomb" and "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel". The second is described by Noel as "Songbird"'s bigger brother" and a "song for the ladies", while the latter is a song in the vein of "Born on a Different Cloud", but without the guitars. Another Liam song is the acoustic ballad "Won't Let You Down" � also inspired by Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" � which appeared on the single "Lyla". Noel stressed that most of the batch of 70 tunes written for the turbulent Don't Believe the Truth sessions were written single-handedly by Liam. Another new Liam written song was released as a B-side to the single "The Importance of Being Idle". The song, entitled "Pass Me Down The Wine", features an acoustic-led melody in the vein of "Songbird".