Liam Gallagher has had another dig at U2, this time claiming the Irish supergroup buy their fans. Website Contactmusic is reporting the wonderfully verbose frontman as saying:
“I have never seen a U2 fan. I have never seen anyone with a U2 shirt or been around someone’s house that has a fucking U2 record.
“Where do their fans fucking come from? Where are they? I reckon they buy them. With all the money they’ve made, they just bought a load of people and every time they do a gig they get a shovel and pile them into their gigs to make them look good.”
So, what do you think? Are you a genuine U2 fan? Or have you been slipped a couple of Euros by Bono and The Edge?
Side Note About the photo:
June 1997, San Francisco, USA: Oasis were supporting U2 on their tour. Noel was singing Don’t Look Back In Anger and Liam was watching him intently on a monitor on the side of the stage. I was shooting portraits of him, when suddenly a monk-like figure in a cowl loomed up on his right. Jill quickly changed focus to this figure and took one of my favourite images ever, of Liam and Bono
Photograph: Jill Furmanovsky
Other side note: Liam must have forgotten that he did in fact open for U2, how quickly we forget where our last meal came from.