Liam Gallagher and his Beady Eye bandmates have agreed to perform the Oasis classic ‘Wonderwall‘ as part of the London Olympic Games’ closing ceremony after brother Noel turned down the opportunity, according to a report in The Sun today.
The newspaper claims Beady Eye will air a brand new arrangement of Oasis’ 1995 worldwide hit single, which has been put together by David Arnold of James Bond fame.
“A couple of months back the Olympic production team got in touch with Noel about playing his part in the closing ceremony,” a ‘source’ has apparently told the paper. “Along with his manager, they thought long and hard about it. It was a big temptation, with 650million people expected to tune in on TV.”
“But he knocked it back in the end — he has been on a great tour and he doesn’t really need to do it. The organisers asked Liam if he was game and he said yes. The Who are on the same bill, so he was well up for it. The team wanted something quintessentially British — a real flag-waving, singalong moment to show the rest of the world what this country has produced. Oasis were exactly that and, whether it’s Noel or his brother Liam, they just wanted a bit of rock ’n’ roll in there.”
If correct, Beady Eye are set to join the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs, Take That and George Michael at the ceremony in August.
Listen to Beady Eye’s performance and London Olympics closing ceremony hereJust Published: