LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has signed with Warner Bros. Records UK. The label, led by Phil Christie, will release Gallagher's debut solo album next year.
“Liam’s one of the all-time greats – brilliant, distinctive, controversial and captivating. The album he’s currently recording is big, bold and heartfelt, and it feels important and culturally relevant. It’s great to be working with Liam, Debbie and UROK on such a strong return for one of the UK’s most loved artists," Christie said, while announcing the signing.
Until 2009, Gallagher was the lead vocalist for Oasis, selling more than 77 million copies of their seven studio albums, making them one of the top-selling bands in modern music history.
Their second record ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ gave them their big break around the word and to this day remains the fifth biggest selling album in UK history. All seven of their studio albums went to number one, as did their 2010 compilation ‘Time Flies’, and they had eight number one singles in the UK alone.
The band dissolved in 2009 in an apparently acrimonious split that included last minute cancellations at major festivals and public displays of pique between Liam and his brother Noel. Since then, Liam has been performing with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former Oasis alumni, and former Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler in a new band Beady Eye. The band produced a pair of studio albums "Different Gear, Still Speeding" (2011) which peaked at #3 on the UK chart and "BE" 2013, which failed to find much traction. – Staff Writers