Liam Gallagher joins brother Noel in donating 'Don't Look Back in Anger' royalties to Manchester charity
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has joined his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel in donating royalties from the band’s 1995 track “Don’t Look Back in Anger” to a Manchester relief fund, a rep for the singer confirmed to Pitchfork.
At Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit show, which honored and raised money for those affected by a bombing outside a recent Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 dead, Coldplay covered “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” a song that’s become an anthem of sorts for the city following the May 22 attack. Liam subsequently joined them to perform Oasis’ “Live Forever.”
But Noel’s absence from the benefit reignited his long-standing feud with his brother. “Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed stay beautiful stay safe,” Liam tweeted on Monday. “Noels out of the f—ing country weren’t we all love get on a f—ing plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f—.”
In a diplomatic move, Chris Martin responded via Coldplay’s Twitter account by thanking Noel for giving his “blessing and encouragement to play don’t look back in anger and live forever,” adding that “everyone knew in advance you couldn’t be there physically, so thank you for being there in spirit.”