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Watch Liam Gallagher and Coldplay Play Oasis’ “Live Forever” at One Love Manchester Benefit

Plus Liam Gallagher Criticizes His Brother Noel for Not Performing

Jun 05, 2017
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The One Love Manchester benefit concert took place yesterday at Manchester, England's Old Trafford cricket ground. It was organized by Ariana Grande to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people. It featured performances by Grande, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Marcus Mumford, Robbie Williams, and others. Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher took the stage near the end, performing three songs: Oasis' "Rock 'n' Roll Star," his new solo single "Wall of Glass," and Oasis' "Live Forever." For the latter he was backed by Coldplay. Watch that performance below.

Coldplay performed towards the end of the concert and their portion started with a cover of Oasis' 1995 classic "Don't Look Back in Anger," a bit of a Manchester anthem since Oasis are hometown heroes. Grande joined Chris Martin on stage and kind of sang along, while also encouraging the crowd to sing (lyrics were projected behind the performers). On the Oasis original Noel Gallagher took lead vocals. Noel didn't attend the benefit and in a series of tweets his estranged brother Liam took him to task for not also performing, writing "Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed stay beautiful stay safe." He later tweeted: "Noels out of the fucking country weren't we all love get on a fucking plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad fuck." Read the tweets below.

Liam Gallagher is releasing his debut solo album, As You Were, later this year (exact release date TBA). Last week he shared a video for its first single, "Wall of Glass."

The concert was broadcast live on the BBC in the U.K. and on Freeform and ABC in the U.S. Donate to the British Red Cross here to help the victims or buy merchandise from the One Love website to also benefit the fund.

 

 

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