Do you look back in anger?  Robbie Williams has reflected on his turbulent relationship with Oasis, labeling them as

Robbie Williams labels Oasis ‘giant bullies’ but insists he’s ‘glad’ Liam Gallagher ‘exists’

Robbie Williams has reflected on his turbulent relationship with Oasis, branding them “gigantic bullies” at the height of their fame.

The singer, 48, and rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher have until recently been locked in a war of words for over two decades, with Robbie even challenging frontman Liam, 50, to a boxing match at the 2000 Brit Awards.

But despite the criticism, Robbie has insisted he is “delighted” that Liam “exists”, adding that the singer is a “vital” figure in today’s music scene.

Do you look back in anger? Robbie Williams has reflected on his turbulent relationship with Oasis, branding them ‘gigantic bullies’ at the height of their fame

In a candid new interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show on Wednesday, Robbie looked back on his dealings with the Wonderwall hitmakers, with the trio often hitting the headlines with their bitter feud over the years.

And speaking to Zane, Robbie revealed that despite having to compete against Oasis in the charts, he’s still a “huge fan” of the band, praising the “incredible hedonism and reckless abandon and rock ‘n’ roll” they epitomized .

Touching on their past behavior, he continued: “That’s part of my competitiveness, too. And they were also giant bullies, to the whole industry, everybody in it. And I didn’t like that. And a lot of that is still inside me. They are probably different people now, but there’s a lot of me saying, “They’re fucking bullies, those. I don’t like bullies.”

Feud: The singer, 48, and rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher have until recently been locked in a war of words for over two decades, with Robbie even challenging frontman Liam, 50, to a boxing match at the 2000 Brit Awards (Liam and Noel pictured in 2008)

Feud: The singer, 48, and rockers Liam and Noel Gallagher have until recently been locked in a war of words for over two decades, with Robbie even challenging frontman Liam, 50, to a boxing match at the 2000 Brit Awards (Liam and Noel pictured in 2008)

Robbie – who has previously claimed his feud with the group was “unbearable” – went on to remark how Liam has since “changed” and is a “vital” presence in the industry, before noting that their past rivalry stood him in good stead if Oasis released a good album or not.

‘He feels good. And he rocks it, Robbie noted. “The great thing about being an Oasis fan is when Liam comes out with a great album, I can be a fan. The great thing about being resentful of them, is when they don’t, I’m happy. I win on both pages. It’s so real.

“Liam’s last album that he put out, there’s like five or six songs on there that are just like… I’m so glad he’s around. And I’m so glad he’s a personality out there that’s vital, because there’s not many of them.

Happy days: Despite the criticism, however, Robbie has insisted he is

Happy days: Despite the criticism, however, Robbie has insisted he is ‘delighted’ that Liam ‘exists’, adding that the singer is a ‘vital’ figure in today’s music scene (Liam pictured on The Jonathan Ross Show 2020)

Chat: In a candid new interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show on Wednesday, Robbie looked back on his dealings with the Wonderwall hitmakers, with the trio often hitting the headlines with their bitter feud over the years

Chat: In a candid new interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show on Wednesday, Robbie looked back on his dealings with the Wonderwall hitmakers, with the trio often hitting the headlines with their bitter feud over the years

The Angels hitmaker went on to say that pop stars these days are more conformist and lack the huge personality that Liam has, adding that it’s “amazing” that there’s a Liam in the world.

Their long feud dates back two decades, but Liam and Robbie began as firm friends, after partying with Noel at Glastonbury in 1995.

Robbie then famously fell out with the brothers, after Noel described him as “that fat dancer from Take That.”

In May 2020, Liam offered an olive branch to Robbie after the Take That star revealed that his father Pete Conway had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Thoughts: 'They were also giant bullies, for the whole industry, everyone in it.  And I didn't like that.  And much of it still remains within me

Thoughts: ‘They were also giant bullies, for the whole industry, everyone in it. And I didn’t like that. And a lot of it is still inside me” (Liam and Noel pictured in 1995)

Credit: Robbie - who has previously claimed his feud with the group was

Praise: Robbie – who has previously claimed his feud with the group was ‘unbearable’ – went on to remark how Liam has since ‘changed’ and is a ‘vital’ presence in the industry (pictured on The Jonathan Ross Show 2020)

Liam tweeted: “Oi Robbie balboa it’s LG I hear you have some shit going down in your family. I’m sorry to hear love and light goes out to your family keep cool and in harmony LG”.

Robbie was delighted to receive the message from Liam and admitted it “meant a lot” to him. He replied: ‘Brother.it means a lot to me ..Keep being heavenly .the world needs you .Your fan robbery [heart emoji] (sic)’

It comes as in June this year, Robbie insisted he is still a fan of Oasis, despite Noel previously calling him “the fat dancer from Take That”.

The former boy band star played Stoke-on-Trent’s Vale Park stadium at the time, where he surprised the crowd with a rendition of the Britpop legends’ 1996 mega-hit Don’t Look Back In Anger at his homecoming concert

As they were: Their long feud dates back two decades, but Liam and Robbie started out as firm friends, after partying with Noel at Glastonbury in 1995 (pictured at Glastonbury 1995)

As they were: Their long feud dates back two decades, but Liam and Robbie started out as firm friends, after partying with Noel at Glastonbury in 1995 (pictured at Glastonbury 1995)

The rock DJ hitmaker – who also performed Take That’s Could It Be Magic and Do What U Like – reportedly told the audience he was forced to leave his boy band after “going to Glastonbury and hanging out with the Gallagher brothers”.

Despite former Oasis guitarist Noel once dubbing Robbie “the fat one in Take That”, the Supreme singer hung out with ex-frontman Liam Gallagher at the world-famous music festival in 1995, shortly before leaving the Back for Good band.

They have feuded for years, with Robbie famously challenging Liam to a fight at the 2000 BRIT Awards.

However, Noel recently appeared to pay Robbie a backhanded compliment when he said he wished he had written 1997’s Angels, comparing it to the Wonderwall hitmakers.

Number one fan?  It comes as in June this year, Robbie insisted he is still a fan of Oasis, despite Noel previously calling him

Number one fan? It comes as in June this year, Robbie insisted he is still a fan of Oasis, despite Noel previously calling him “the fat dancer from Take That”

Speaking on The Matt Morgan Podcast, the 55-year-old rocker said: ‘I’ve heard it. And thought “I wish I had written that.” Angels is Oasis of numbers.

“Add a *** electric guitar to it and it will be.”

But despite any criticism, or backhanded comments from the Gallagher brothers, Robbie insists he’s still a fan of the band, saying, according to The Sun: “Yeah, it’s as free as it’s ever going to be. It’s really praise, so i’ll take it.

‘I’m a big Oasis fan. Nostalgia still pays off. I’m still that man but sober, 22 years old in my head and a huge fan of Oasis.

“No matter what’s been said or what’s been done, I still dig the band.”

Support: 'I'm a huge Oasis fan.  Nostalgia still pays off.  I'm still that man but sober, 22 years old in my head and a huge fan of Oasis'

Support: ‘I’m a huge Oasis fan. Nostalgia still pays off. I’m still that man but sober, 22 years old in my head and a huge fan of Oasis’

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