The Brothers Gallagher: the self-proclaimed heirs to Lennon and McCartney, the enfants terribles of British pop, and rock ’n’ roll’s most notorious sibling rivalry. Love them or hate them they’re never short of an opinion, and always up for a fight.
Celebrating the erudition and reason of the infamous Gallaghers, this collection of quotes presents Noel and Liam's thoughts on a vast array of topics, from life's larger questions to one another. Noel on Liam: "He’s gone to the zoo. The monkeys are bringing their kids to go and have a look at him." Liam on rock royalty: "You see pictures of Bono running around L.A. with his little white legs and a bottle of Volvic and he looks like a fanny." Noel on success: "All I ever wanted to do was make a record. Here's what you do: you pick up your guitar, you rip a few people's tunes off, you swap them round a bit, get your brother in the band, punch his head in every now and again, and it sells. I'm a lucky bastard. I'm probably the single most lucky man in the world—apart from our Liam." Liam on modesty: "There’s Elvis and me. I couldn’t say which of the two is best." Noel on honesty: "The thing about us is we’re honest. If we’re asked whether we take drugs, we say yes. I was brought up by my mum not to be a liar." Liam on Victoria Beckham: "She can’t even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book." Noel on his heroes: "I’m not like John Lennon, who thought he was the great Almighty. I just think I’m John Lennon." (hb)