March 31, 2003 - The Sun, UK

Title: Liam's Jailhouse Rocker
Author: Dominic Mohan
Publication: The Sun, UK (March 31, 2003): p20. (342 words)

He pens song about brawl arrest

LIAM GALLAGHER has written a song about being banged up in jail.

The wildman rocker wants the track - called They Ain't Got Nothing On Me, They Ain't Got Nothing On You - on the next OASIS album.

One line says: "I'm out on bail/ I'm out of jail/ Hear my song, sing along." It is only the fifth tune Liam has written and was inspired by his spell behind bars in Munich in December.

He, drummer ALAN WHITE and three members of the band's crew were arrested after a vicious punch-up at the Bayerischer Hof hotel with local gangsters. Liam lost two front teeth.

The Oasis lads were thrown behind bars and charged with assault-related offences.

But it seems Liam put his time in a police cell to good use by putting pen to paper. Liam played a CD of his song to THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY backstage at one of last week's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall.

He later bumped into the ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, who were also on the bill, and did an impromptu performance of the track.

Liam said: "I'm really pleased with it but it's not finished." Of his arrest, he would only say: "They broke my ing teeth." Liam needed Pounds 2,000 of treatment to replace his gnashers.

They Aint Got Nothing On Me might boast how he escaped prosecution but Liam did not get away scot-free - he was only released from a cell after coughing up Pounds 180,000 police bail.

The last song Liam wrote, Songbird, got to No3 last month. His other tracks - Born On A Different Cloud and Better Man - are on the album Heathen Chemistry.

He also wrote a song called Little James, dedicated to ex-wife PATSY KENSIT's son by SIMPLE MINDS singer JIM KERR, for Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants.

Its lyrics include: "You live for your toys, even though they make noise/ Have you ever played with Plasticine?/ Or even tried a trampoline?"

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