This morning (4 May), Gallagher decided to call out Mark Lanegan for claiming the Oasis singer pulled out of their 1996 US tour with Screaming Trees to avoid a planned fight between the two.
In Sing Backwards and Weep, Lanegan claims that Gallagher was mocking their Screaming Trees band name, calling them Howling Branches instead. Lanegan writes that he said to Gallagher, "'Fuck off, you stupid fucking idiot,’ was my brief, blasé retort."
Lanegan writes on Gallagher, "Liam Gallagher was an obvious poser, a playground bully. Like all bullies, he was also a total pussy."
Gallagher reportedly got angry, and suggested a physical fight between the two to settle their differences. Lanegan claims that Gallagher then quit their shared tour in 1996 to avoid the fight. Lanegan adds of their fight, "He had quit and bailed before I could have a go at him before his promised playground battle royale in Miami ... Typical, I thought. That phoney motherfucker had pissed his pants and gone home to mama before I had a chance to blow this whole thing up myself."
The Why Me? Why Not. singer has since responded to Lanegan's passage on Twitter, writing, "Mark lannegn [sic] here’s how I saw it I asked you your bands name I was fucking around and called it something else you being an upiight [sic] junkie and not having a sense of humour got your little grungy knickers in a twist another bullshitter trying to sell a book LG x"
Mark lannegn here’s how I saw it I asked you your bands name I was fucking around and called it something else you being an upiight junkie and not having a sense of humour got your little grungy knickers in a twist another bullshitter trying to sell a book LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 4, 2020
Mark Lanegan is yet to respond.