Fun factoids about Liam Gallagher, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beady Eye[/lastfm] founder and former [lastfm link_type=””]Oasis[/lastfm] member, include his childhood nickname “Weetabix Kid,” his obsession with the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm], and that fact that he dislikes the “Glastonbury Music Festival.” Other former Oasis members in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beady Eye[/lastfm]–Andy Bell and Gem Archer–and newcomer Chris Sharrock (drummer) have a few geeky fun tidbits about themselves as well you probably don’t know (or, do you?)
In preparation for their Live On Letterman webcast TONIGHT at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, here’s ten fun facts about Beady Eye.
10. Liam Gallagher is producing a film about the Fab Four’s company Apple Corps, based on Richard DiLello‘s book “The Longest Cocktail Party.” According to Perezhilton.com, it’s been reported that he wants Johnny Depp for the lead. Are you excited?
9. Before Oasis, Andy Bell co-founded one of the biggest shoegaze bands in the early ’90s called [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ride[/lastfm]. But you already knew that, right? Shortly after the British group disbanded, he fronted his own group called [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hurricane #1[/lastfm].
8. Liam Gallagher dislikes the mega popular British music festival Glastonbury saying, “Never going there again. The sound is s*it and really quiet, ” as reported by NME.
7. Liam Gallagher married his longtime girlfriend, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]All Saints[/lastfm] singer Nicole Appleton on Valentines Day in 2008. Cute.
6. Liam is obsessed with the Beatles. He named his first son Lennon after [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm].
5. Before playing drums for Oasis in 2008, Chris Sharrock played with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Lightning Seeds[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Icicle Works[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]World Party[/lastfm], and most recently with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robbie Williams[/lastfm] to name a few.
4. Gem’s real name is Colin. He took the nickname Gem from a Scottish footballer called Archie Gemmill. But he would like you to know, he’s not a fan of football.
3. Liam’s childhood nickname was “Weetabix” because all he wanted to eat as a kid was weetabix cereal. And, look how he turned out. Big and strong.
2. Beady Eye was formed within hours of Oasis breaking up. “We went to the bar,” according to Liam, “had a couple of beers and decided that our musical path doesn’t stop just because Noel Gallagher’s jumped ship. This is what we do, ” he told Telegraph.co.uk.
1. Why did Liam go with the band name “Beady Eye?” He told Telegraph.co.uk, “To be placed in record racks next to the Beatles instead of the f#@king Osmonds.” Fair enough.