I’ve made mis­takes but then no one died so just roll with it

Oa­sis singer, 45, re­veals how he’s mel­lowed af­ter per­sonal dra­mas

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News - Halina Watts

He has come through a bit­ter di­vorce and a messy child sup­port bat­tle – and re­mains locked in a bit­ter feud with his brother.

So as Liam Gal­lagher sat down, I ex­pected the brash­est man in rock to come out fight­ing.

In­stead he sipped on a glass of rosé wine, put it down and threw up his hands in a “yeah, well” shrug.

“Lis­ten, no one is per­fect,” said the singer. “I made my own mis­takes. Life is full of ups and downs and drama. I live it on the edge.”

The for­mer Oa­sis front­man in such a philo­soph­i­cal mood is un­nerv­ing.

He wants to tell how he “messed up” his kids’ life but is still a “top dad”. He wants to thank his part­ner Debbie Gwyther for trans­form­ing his life.

Oh, and he wants to patch things up with brother Noel, 50.

“Ev­ery now and again, I veer into murky wa­ters and I get my­self in a lot of s***,” said the 45-year- old dad of four.

“But I’m not hurt­ing any­one, I haven’t killed any­one and the peo­ple I have hurt, I guess I’ve made it up with them.

“Hope­fully we can move on with it, get on with our lives. Es­pe­cially with my kids any­way.

“I know I’ve messed their lives up a bit but it’s not the end of the world. They are still alive. My mum’s alive and we are all do­ing well.

“I come from a bro­ken f*** ing fam­ily and it didn’t do me any harm. I’m a top dad.

“You just have to do the right thing ev­ery now and again and no one is per­fect. Now I’m f***ing happy be­cause there is a record out and I can bal­ance it with all the drama.”

Liam saw his per­sonal life spi­ral out of con­trol in 2013, lead­ing to a £ 6mil­lion di­vorce from for­mer All Saints star Ni­cole Ap­ple­ton.

Liam is dad to 16-year- old Gene with Ni­cole, 42, and 18- year- old Len­non with first wife Patsy Ken­sit.

He also has 20-year-old Molly from a fling with singer Lisa Moor­ish, as well as Gemma, four, with US jour­nal­ist Liza Ghor­bani.

On his new solo al­bum As You Were, he re­counts how his world crum­bled af­ter the split with Ni­cole.

In For What It’s Worth, he sings: “Some­times we lose our way/I’m sorry for the hurt/I’ll be the first to say, ‘ I made my own mis­takes.’”

Now mu­sic man­ager Debbie – a glam­orous 35- year- old who has ar­ranged our in­ter­view at Cote in North Lon­don’s High­gate – is the woman at his side.

Bound­ing into the restau­rant, the love­birds or­der rosé.

Two more bot­tles later, Liam is gush­ing about his new love as she sits at an­other ta­ble while we chat .“She is f***ing top,” he said.

“She is more hard­core than me. When she goes, she goes. I’m old now, I’m like, I think I’ ll get off and leave her to it.”

I’ m in Need, an­other track on the al­bum, is an ode to Debbie. Liam ad­mit­ted: “I’ve got more ro­man­tic. I iron Debbie’s clothes. She sorted me right out. “Me and her like hav­ing a drink. We like hav ing a laugh. I’ve met my match, m y

soul­mate. The kids love her, that’s good.”

And she can bring him down to earth. Liam ex­plained: “Debbie used to run me a nice bub­ble bath. She doesn’t do that any more. She’s like ‘ f*** you, you’re a d***.

“I love a nice soak in a bath, as girly as it sounds, with a can­dle, man. You can just re­lax and come out like a Bud­dha.”

So – wed­ding bells soon? “We’ve talked about mar­riage. Who knows? Third time lucky. I never say never.”

It’s un­likely there will be more kids, though.“Debbie doesn’t want them ei­ther. I cer­tainly don’t want any more, got enough.”

Fans have la­belled Liam the last true rock and roller. Does he agree? He said: “I think the mu­sic in­dus­try is bet­ter with me

in it. That’s not me be­ing a

big­head, it’s just bet­ter.” One man Liam con­sid­ered as cool as him was Ge­orge Michael. The pair formed an un­likely friend­ship af­ter Ge­orge turned up un­ex­pect­edly at an Oa­sis gig. Liam re­called: “We were play­ing Bournemouth and he turns up with the Bana­narama girls.

“I was go­ing, ‘I’m sure that’s Ge­orge Michael down the front.’ I met him back at the ho­tel and he was say­ing how much he loved the band.”

Ge­orge, who died on Christ­mas Day, chose Liam to ap­pear in his fi­nal piece of work, the doc­u­men­tary Free­dom, which is on Chan­nel 4 later this month.

Liam said: “I was like, ‘Are you sure you don’t want Noel?’ They said, ‘ No, Ge­orge wants you’. That was nice. Then he sent me some flow­ers, God bless him.”

Af­ter an­other bot­tle of wine, Liam is on to his beauty se­crets – “never ever wash­ing my skin with soap” and go­ing for daily 6am runs.

He reck­ons Noel works out too much. “He looks so mis­er­able, like he’s dy­ing for a KFC.” Real­is­ing he has men­tioned his sib­ling, the bravado is lost and he ad­mits he wants to end their feud.

He in­sisted: “I hope we make up. Not just for Oa­sis but for broth­ers. Enough is enough now.

“I reckon we would have to meet up and hug it out, as they say.”

Whether it’s the booze or not, Liam seems re­fresh­ingly grounded.

He added: “I am more spir­i­tual. Not in a way where I’ve got wind chimes out­side my front door and I get up and pray, but I feel con­nected and pro­tected by the uni­verse. I don’t know why, but I feel in tune with it.”

As You Were is out now and Liam plays the Glas­gow SSE Hy­dro on De­cem­ber 4 as part of his UK tour.

ON GIRL­FRIEND DEBBIE GWYTHER– She is top. I’ve met my match and she’s sorted me out ON FA­THER­HOOD I’m a top dad. You just have to do the right thing ev­ery now and then. They are still alive. It’s not the end of the world ON FEUD WITH BROTHER NOEL Enough is enough now. I hope we make it up. I reckon we would have to meet up and hug it out, as they say

HEART TO HEART With re­porter Halina

RIFT But Liam wants to make up SOUL­MATE With new love Debbie DAY OUT Liam with sons and pal

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