In a rare act of brotherly affection, Noel Gallagher has praised his younger sibling Liam Gallagher saying his solo career is more successful than his.
The duo’s rocky relationship is well publicised.
However, the If I Had A Gun singer appeared to be offering an olive branch to his brother when he paid him a compliment on Chris Evans’ How to Wow podcast.
“He’s doing massive gigs, he’s selling more records than I am and he’s selling more tickets than I am, if you can believe that,” Noel conceded.
“So he’s doing his thing and I’m doing mine and we’re both pretty happy doing that at the moment.”
“Liam’s doing his thing, he’s responsible for the legacy being what it is, he’s keeping the flame alive and all that and good for him.”
Despite previously saying he wouldn’t go solo, Liam started releasing tracks in 2017 on his debut solo album As You Were.
As well as praising his brother’s solo efforts Noel also said that he was enjoying a break from the usual Twitter bashing he gets from Liam.
Noel said: “Things are all quiet on the Western front at the moment – Twitter – so long may that continue. It’s all good.”
Noel and his younger brother Liam have had major tensions ever since Oasis hit the big time in the 1990s.
Their strained relationship came to a head when Noel threw in the towel and split up the iconic band in 2009.
Tensions inevitably spilt onto social media with Liam appearing to troll his brother on Twitter earlier this year.
Things fired up when Noel – who fronts his own band High Flying Birds since Oasis went their separate ways – took to his feed to invite fans to send him questions they would like to answers.
Talented singer-songwriter Noel, 53, posted a short video of himself, earlier this week, holding a sign, which read: “Ask me anything about the last ten years” he then can be seen screwing up the paper in the clip and throwing it to the camera.”
However now that things seemed to have settled somewhat Noel get on with some more music with his band, especially as he now has an at-home studio.
Noel’s band – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – is currently working on their fourth solo studio album.
He said: “It’s my first ever privately-owned studio so I’m in there most days noodling away.
“It was opened in November last year so I’ve been writing a new record in there ever since.
“I had side one completed before the summer holidays and just started the first track of side two today. It went pretty well, actually.”
Liam’s band – called Beady Eye – have had their fair share of success as they released two albums Different Gear, Still Speeding in 2011 and BE in 2013.
The band was nominated for an NME award for Best New Band in 2011 but Hurts won.
However in October 2014, Liam announced that Beady Eye had disbanded.