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They’re certainly no Beatles: Liam Gallagher calls out U2... again

Liam Gallagher has once again taken aim at Irish rockers U2.

In an interview with NME, the former Oasis frontman spoke about his new album As You Were and was asked about the track You Better Run which appears to be a dig at "rock pretenders".

The singer replied: “[The song is] to every little s**tbag wannabe rock star who thinks they’re doing this rock’n’roll business a service, because there’s a lot of them out there that ain’t.

"I look at the likes of U2… Even years ago they were going, ‘We’re coming back to claim f**kin’ rock’n’roll’ and all that nonsense.

"For me, they haven’t wrote any masterpieces – for a band that f**kin’ big, with all the f**kin’ stuff they’ve got at their disposal they should be writing masterpieces.

"They’re certainly no Beatles."

U2 on stage at Croke Park

He added: "[The song is] like ‘You’d better run, you’d better hide’ because this album’s gonna give you a f**kin’ clip round the ear or a kick up the arse.”

Liam has made his views on U2 known in the past - including an expletive-laden rant on Twitter when one fan asked the star if he would be going to see the band perform their Joshua Tree Tour in London, which brother Noel Gallagher was the support act for.

The 45-year-old said he would rather 'eat s**t' than go to one of their gigs, branding them 'beige f**ks'.

During the interview: the singer also addressed his brother's much-noted absence from the One Love Manchester concert in June following the bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the city.

Speaking about Noel's subsequent performance at the re-opening of the Manchester Arena venue, Liam said: “I felt like it was a little bit too f**kin’ late, mate.

"I felt… he’d been masterminding that. He’s probably rang ’em up and gone, ‘If you do open it up…’ He should’ve been there and he should’ve played it when it actually really f**kin’ mattered.”

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