The frontman of British rock crooners Oasis is gearing for another headlining project – a clothing line. Liam Gallagher, whose brother Noel is also part of the Brit Award winning group, recently announced his plans to launch a label, deemed Pretty Green after a Jam song title. “The reason I’m doing it is I like clothes,” he said during an interview via the specified website (prettygreen). “We’re going to do clothes I like, if people like it cool if they don’t, they don’t!”
According to its newly created site, “Pretty Green is an up-front, straight talking classic clothing range owned, found and designed by Liam Gallagher. The Pretty Green team is made up of key industry professionals. The clothing range, which is entirely ‘limited edition,’ will include classic designs across footwear, denim, knitwear, jackets, trench coats, parkas, t-shirts, hats, scarves and accessories.” A quote from Liam says, “Clothes and music are my passion. I’m not here to rip anyone off and I’m not doing it for the money either. I’m doing it cuz there’s a lack of stuff out there of the things I would wear.” The short (nearly forty second) YouTube video found via the Pretty Green website flies through Britain as Liam shoots off a few positive quotes before a shot of the label’s logo finishes it off. “If you’re going to do it, you’ve got to get involved and I’m looking forward to it, and it think it’s going to be good,” Gallagher says.
Liam, who has long publicized his estranged relationship with his brother and stage partner, doesn’t let the rumors or the limited contact affected him. “Me and our kid (Noel) haven’t got a relationship, to be quite honest with you. He does his thing, and I do my thing. The only time we sort of bump into each other, and that’s rarely, is on stage” he said to Contactmusic this March. “There’s thing he don’t like about me and there’s things I don’t like about him. He can’t change me, I wouldn’t wanna change him. The main thing is that we both love Oasis, so that’s about it. We just do Oasis things,” he continued. While quite vocal about such a strain, he has to be if the Gallagher brothers want to quell any rumors that the forced relationship damaged the group – rather their angst has held strong with great lyrical content and more.
Still, the relationship seemingly has been strained with some fan bases, as the Chinese government recently scrapped several planned performances in the country. According to their website, “representatives from the Chinese government have revoked the performance licenses already issued for the band and ordered their shows in both Beijing and Shanghai to be immediately cancelled.” Though Oasis tickets remain a hot commodity as websites continue to sell them in other venues around the world; their East Asian tour that makes a pit stop in Hong Kong in the beginning of April is still set. According to the guys, the group’s 1997’s “Free Tibet” benefit concert in the United States, saw the band “unsuitable to perform for their fans in the Chinese Republic.”
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