Robbie Williams covered ’90s rivals Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” during his comeback gig.
The former Take That star performed at Vale Park in Stoke-on-Trent over the weekend, where he wowed the crowd with a rendition of the Britpop legends’ 1996 mega hit.
The ‘Rock DJ’ hitmaker – who also performed Take That’s ‘Could It Be Magic’ and ‘Do What U Like’ – reportedly told the crowd he was forced to quit the boy band after ‘going to Glastonbury and hanging out with the Gallagher brothers”.
Although former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher once dubbed 48-year-old Robbie “the fat one from Take That,” the “Supreme” singer hung out with ex-frontman Liam Gallagher at the famed festival in music in 1995, shortly before leaving the “Back”. for the Good group.
They have been bickering for years, with Robbie notably challenging Liam to a fight at the 2000 BRIT Awards.
However, Noel recently appeared to pay Robbie a compliment when he said he wished he had written 1997’s ‘Angels’, as he compared it to the ‘Wonderwall’ hitmakers.
Speaking on ‘The Matt Morgan Podcast’, the 55-year-old rocker said: “I heard it. And I thought, ‘I wish I had written that.’
‘Angels’ is Oasis in numbers.
“Add a f****** electric guitar to it and it would be.”
Although Robbie appeared to be a willing participant in the slang match, he previously claimed that the siblings’ comments, which many of his musical peers seemed to agree with at the time, left him depressed and eventually inspired him to leave Britain and move to Los Angeles. Angels in 2004.
Speaking in 2021, he said: “My particular brand of entertainment and my particular brand of pop music at the same time as my peers weren’t and aren’t considered worthy. I read the same magazines and watched the same TV shows and I wanted to be in the same tribe as most people my age, but because of what I did and because of my production and what I created and the way which I presented myself, it was deemed unworthy.
“There was a culture of ‘Robbie Williams isn’t cool’, ‘Robbie Williams isn’t very good’ and ‘Robbie Williams sucks’ and ‘Robbie Williams is fat’ and ‘Robbie Williams we all suck. ‘Okay, is awful.’ Not to mention the 3 million people who bought my album every time it was released in the UK. At the time it was unbearable.
“In music, it was Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher, although it wasn’t just Liam and Noel Gallagher doing it.
“Liam said I should hang, you know. Famously, Noel said I was “the fat dancer from Take That”.
“I can name them because they go in my backpack, they go on the list of people I remember every syllable of every thing they ever said about me.
“That was 20 years ago, and 20 years ago I had just left the country because I couldn’t turn anything on or take anything without him saying to me, ‘He’s a bad person. , who does a bad thing, who presents himself in a bad way. .’ I’m far too sensitive to the work I found myself doing.”
Although he’s now cool with Liam, Robbie still has no love for Noel and insists his music is “s***”.