Oasis legend and solo star Liam Gallagher has teamed up with John Squire, one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of his generation via his time with The Stone Roses to drop their first single together, “Just Another Rainbow”, today (January 5th 2024).
There’s more new music from the superstar duo to follow as the year unfolds and the tease of possible shows.
While this represents the duo’s first collaboration together, the first time they were in a room together was way back in 1989. The then 16-year-old Liam attended a Stone Roses gig at the International 2 in Manchester. around the time their self-titled debut album was released, a show that he describes simply as “life-changing.”
It was another four years before they met when both bands were recording in Monmouth, Wales. Oasis had just started work on what would become “Definitely Maybe”, while The Stone Roses were deep into sessions for “The Second Coming”. When John first heard “Definitely Maybe” he knew it was something special, within the opening few bars of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”.
Their friendship continued in the subsequent years, notably with the pair writing “Love Me and Leave Me” for John’s later band The Seahorses, who also toured as guests to Oasis.But it wasn’t until John jumped on stage at Liam’s gargantuan Knebworth Park show for climactic performances of “Champagne Supernova” that the prospect of working together on something more substantial became a reality.