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Monday, 24 September, 2001, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK
Gallagher brothers attack Posh
Oasis celebrate their 10th anniversary next month
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has once again been speaking out against some of the biggest names in music and showbiz.

He saved the most venom for Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, doubting her ability to write a book after she published her autobiography Learning to Fly.

Noel: Eminem and his fans "deserve each other"
He told NME: "She can't even chew chewing gum and walk in a straight line at the same time, let alone write a book."

Liam and brother Noel, who are doing a set of gigs to mark the band's 10th anniversary next month, have also opened up old wounds with an attack on Blur singer Damon Albarn.

Oasis and Blur were locked in a war of words in 1995 as they battled for the number one spot with Roll With It and Country House. Blur finally won the fight for the top.


This time Liam hit out at Albarn's latest venture Gorillaz, calling the band "worse than Steps".

He threatened to "slap" the "bald" musician the next time when they next met.

Also in the line of fire was rapper Eminem.

Guitarist Noel was amazed at the reaction to Eminem's performance at the Reading Festival.

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham lost out to Kylie Minogue in the singles chart
"I was looking at the 60,000 people who were goin' mad thinking 'you lot don't half deserve each other'. People set their standards too low in their idols these days," he said.

Despite his stern criticism of other music acts, Liam said he is going to have to tone down his wild ways following the birth of his and Nicole Appleton's son Gene.

He added: "There's too many things going on in our lives to be sittin' around doing cocaine and drinking all day long. There's nappies to be changed and I'm great at it."

Other stars to have received a tongue-lashing from the Gallagher brothers include Robbie Williams and the Backstreet Boys.

Noel said the US boy band's music was "rubbish" and that they "should be shot".

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