Liam Gallagher claims German police pulled his teeth out with pliers
The 45-year-old rocker elaborates on the night he was attacked following a brawl at Munich's Bayerischer Hof hotel, while touring with former band Oasis in 2002.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Liam Gallagher has accused German police of “pulling his front teeth out with pliers”, during an infamous incident while touring with his former band Oasis in Munich in 2002.
The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman turned solo rockstar, who is up for a Brit award this month, revealed in the interview that he was involved in a brawl during Oasis' German tour in 2002, in which he lost his two front teeth. At the time, it was said that the band was involved in an “unprovoked attack by a gang of youths.”
“Some members of Oasis and their entourage were the victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of youths in a Munich club last night. Liam Gallagher sustained facial injuries, including several broken teeth, while two of the group’s security guards were forced to seek hospital treatment, one after being knocked unconscious,” said the band’s previously released statement from 2002.
“The attackers left the scene before police arrived. The police took several of the Oasis group, including Liam Gallagher, to the local station for questioning in relation to the incident. All those arrested were later released without charge.”
But now, 15 years later, the rock star, who is typically known for his long, drawn out and often hilariously digressing speech has elaborated on the incident in the interview with The Guardian. Gallagher claimed that his two front teeth were “pulled out with pliers by the f***ing German police” while he was unconscious.
“If I was to hit you in the mouth, you’d think you’d have a fat lip, right? I didn’t have a fat lip,” said the 45-year-old rock star. “I was still f***ing whistling while I worked, mate. Here’s what I think happened: it all went down after I kicked a copper at some point in the f***ing lobby, I think, because after that I woke up in the f***ing nick. So I think they give me a whack over the head in the back of the f***ing van and I think they’ve just gone, ‘F**k you, you c**t’, later on.”
"Because they were pulled out completely perfect. They were going: ‘Oh, as you were coming up the stairs, you tripped and they whacked on there.’ But they’d have broken, wouldn’t they?”
In his typical style, he added: “You don’t f***ing have them completely fall out like that. And I woke up in a prison cell, handcuffed, no teeth, but I could still [whistle] and no other marks on me. So I’m going: they f***ing ripped them out because I did one of their geezers, that’s what happened there.”
The younger Gallagher went on to speak about the changing times in the world of music, saying that he got to where he is today by 'sticking to his guns’. “I’m not here to change f***ing rock’n’roll; I’m here to give people what they want and if that’s boring, so be it,” he said. He also spoke about the disbanding of Oasis, tumultuous times in the past where he feuded with his older brother and former bandmate, Noel Gallagher and the truce that they struck before his solo career took off.
The closing note of the interview served as a punchline in distinctive Liam Gallagher style. When asked what irritates him about what most people do, Liam replied,“It’s the selfie thing. Even though I don’t mind doing it. That generation, it’s like a f***ing disease. No one comes up and f***ing asks for autographs anymore, not that that was any better.” Summing up the modern times, he concluded with the line, “F**k knows what’s going on!”
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