Robbie Williams ‘misses the days’ of rivalry with Noel Gallagher – Up News Info
Robbie Williams is “missing the days” of feuding with Noel Gallagher.
The 48-year-old singer was dubbed the “fat dancer from Take That” by Oasis rocker Noel Gallager in the 1990s and the comment sparked a feud between the pair and Noel’s younger brother and former bandmate Liam Gallagher, which lasted for decades.
It escalated to such an extent that Robbie challenged Liam to have a boxing match with a £100,000 bet in play at the BRIT Awards in 2000.
Although the slang match between the pair is over, Robbie insists things were more ‘fun’ back then than now and says pop stars are no longer ‘allowed’ to create titles like that.
He said: “I think we lived in a more fun time. It was more heady, more controversial, more saying stuff to get the headlines. You know, it was like wrestling – and I love That. It was a fun aspect of the industry back then… wearing your grudge on your sleeve. Wearing your opinions on your sleeve, whether toxic or not, is just more interesting than what’s happening now, or that we let happen… I kinda miss those days. Even if it was aimed at me, it’s like… we don’t have the right to do this shit anymore and that’s a shame.”
The ‘Rock DJ’ hitmaker added that there was ‘a lot of back and forth’ over the weighty comment at the time, but insisted he was never ‘hurt’ by Noel’s beard and instead praised the “Wonderwall” songwriter. .
He told NME: “There’s been a lot of back and forth about a lot of different people. And it’s not that I was hurt that it was said; it was just annoying that it stays. But, you know: Noel is really good at this stuff. He said a lot of amazing quotes that stick. “He’s a great comic writer and he’s got that kind of brain for these things that cross the line. tare and stick around.”