I knew you guys were fired up about Noel’s slag on Radiohead, but whoa. This weekend Oasis played Toronto’s Virgin Fest, where a minute into “Morning Glory” a crowd member crashed the stage and checked the elder Gallagher in the back, knocking Noel clear off his feet. The irate blog commenter then bounded over to Liam, but security was there to shut him down. The band needed a little time (to wake up) after the attack, but reportedly they came out to complete the set ten minutes later. YouTube was on hand and files this report:

Take it to 1:30 for the bodyshot.

(Thanks for the tip, Chris)

Consider it the unofficial video for “Falling Down“? All said, attacking a band onstage is utterly fucked up, even if the band can’t stop attacking others. Retaliate like a normal human being, on the internet. Anyway, it looks like Liam could pick up a few tips at the Tweedy School of Hard Knocks.

Comments (74)
  1. Greg  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Dear Guy Who Attacked Noel Gallagher,

    Thank you.

    The World

  2. WOW! That’s fucking ridiculous. It’s just music people. Do I like Radiohead? They’re my favorite band on the planet. Do I like Oasis? I think they’re pretty good. Do I give a fuck what they think of each other? No.


  4. Jeff  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Instead of the lazy song/lyric ties to falling down and time wake up, why not make mention of how pathetic this guy must be to take a cheap shot like that? Obviously the guy’s motivation for doing this is unknown for now, but again, the easy/lazy reasoning tie in here is Noel speaking his opinion in an interview. Honestly, the guy’s been speaking his mind since the beginning, which I love about Oasis, and in the end, it’s just WORDS, nothing else. Someone resorting to physical violence, and in this case with it being so blindsided and potentially dangerous, is just plain disgraceful.

    Speaking of disgraceful, did anyone catch one of the oft ran commercials for the NFL yesterday playing a watered down cover version of ‘Everyday is like Sunday’? With this and the attack on Noel, just two more reasons why North America is so far up its own ass in useless people and recycled ideas (i.e. VMA’s of last night) Wow, what a weekend..I’m on a rant now..thanks for the inspiration Noel – now back to rearranging my fantasy football roster…seriously…chad ocho cinco only scored me two points!

  5. Luis  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Karma Police.

    • hilarious. let that be a lesson to you noel.

      • Alan Knut  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

        Yes, a lesson for him not liking the same bands you like. How Noel speaks him mind sort of reminds me of how you and other people on stereogum speak their mind. Is it okay if all of us get pushed from behind? I’m going to go with a yes because I’m sure you aren’t a hypocrite.

  6. Jeff  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Karma? Since when did Noel bumrush Jonny or Thom? If you think speaking your mind about musical tastes (what Noel and Liam basically do on a regular basis, and in Noel’s case – on a blog no less) is now grounds and “karma” for physical violence..you’ve clearly lost the plot.

    • Dirk  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

      you will have to go back to your manual on karma. As a matter of fact any act of volition — in this case speaking in public in a defamatory manner about another person or group — will indeed plant the seeds that can manifest in violence. In this situation the pushing was indeed karma.

  7. Karma or not.. it was awesome, can’t wait to hear what noel will have to say about this.

  8. Alan Knut  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I’m glad Noel and the guitar are okay, despite a potential cracked rib and damaged ligaments. I’m sure there will plenty of people who post comments saying how great it was that he was attacked, but before you do that can you just take a second to think if it befits your age to joke about a cowardly attack that could have seriously injured someobdy, or been much worse. And if it befits you as a hipster to hate Oasis and make a joke about one of its members being attacked please do so to keep your hipster cred. I will secretly hold you in low respect as you walk out of American Apparel.

    • b.LOUD  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

      What about the cowardly act of making a career of talking shit about other people in a public forum but NEVER to their faces and NOT thinking there’ll be consequences. I don’t wish violence on anyone but dude had it coming.

    • Neena Kill  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

      hahahah hipster cred! good one! it s soo fucking true. I was so excited to go see them in London today and now I hear that he was actually hurt due to that fuckhead’s actions. All you people calling noel and asshole. Hmmm how many soo called assholes in the music industry do I know of who are adored by millions of people. hmmm?? I’ve met Noel….it crossed my mind that he might be a jerk. But he was sooo fuckin cool. well really drunk and a bit cocky, but that is to be expected. No matter what any one says He is ONE of the best songwriters out there and we have have assholes attacking him like that. now i have to wait for them to announce another date for the show and hope that I ‘m not playing one myself that day….FUCK!

  9. TheCitizen  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I was there and part of it on camera too from a different angle. I missed Noel being pushed over but I got Liam being approached and the guy being taken down by security:


  10. Banafana Feux  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Um, pretty sure Tweedy actually punch the guy. Liam ran backwards until the uncoordinated lad was tackled. Then he procedded to throw a pretend punch while he waited for people to restrain his phony chest pounding charade.

    Im pretty sure Liam’s counterfiet aggression and charlatan hard-ass-ness is much funnier than Noel’s little tumble

  11. That attack was completey uncalled for and that bloke who attacked was a major wanker. Oasis might not be as relevant as they were in the 1990s, but at least they speak their mind, however inane it might be, and don’t use violence.

  12. njoy  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0


  13. Niele  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Hehe… Hope Jayz sees this… propably his torpedo… Lol

  14. Greydon Clark  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Liam?s faux defense of his brother is fantastic. But what do you expect from a dandy wearing a woman?s scarf.

  15. Joaquim  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    finally… it was about time….after so many time of Oasis talking bullshit.
    this guy is a hero….

  16. I hear that the (New York football) Giants are in need of a new pass rusher, since Strahan retired and Umenyiora is out for the season. Someone show this clip to Coach Coughlin, stat!

  17. Miles  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Amazing. I wouldn’t ever condone violence but at least it was a member of Oasis rather than someone from a good band who was a decent person being injured.

  18. i dont see why it’s so funny. i hate to compare things to when dimebag darrel got stabbed or shot or whatever it was but this could have been just as bad if the guy had a weapon. violence is like so cool!

    • also D. but different.  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

      Evidently the assailant was very smart… if you really hate Noel then you don’t want him to go from Brit-rock legend to overblown Cobain status….

    • Whoa, whoa, whoa… Don’t let your facts and reason stand in the way of these commenters’ schadenfreude.

  19. MARIO  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0



    • Tom  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

      The all caps didn’t help your point, although I agree with you about the legend part and other people being able to get back up after taking a blindsided shot and falling onto the monitors cracking a rib and hurting the ligaments.

      • seriously. imagine how much pain he had to be in, to be playing and doing vocals with a cracked rib! that is such a painful injury and the recovery sucks. regardless of how much of a douche people think he is (i certainly think he is), he definitely deserves our respect for his commitment to his fans.

  20. Bill  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    you can see liam level the dude here. this is the zapruder film of band attacks.

  21. Bill  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    video of liam punching the dude


  22. mario  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    whatever…i had caps on for something and didn’t really care to change’em…i actually never use large cap in this type venue…glad you agree

  23. Anonymous  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Liam to dude before punching him in the face: WHO SENT YOU!!!!!

  24. Calliwell  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    This was probably the best thing that happened there. The festival lineup just wasn’t good this year at all! Stop fucking around Richard! You had Bjork who made the island into her own mini rave last year for god sakes!

  25. Chris  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I wonder if he bought a ticket just so he could push noel gallagher…. I can respect that

  26. Speaking your mind is one thing, but Noel Gallagher has made a career out of being a total asshole and using his incredibly powerful influence to try and bring others’ careers down. I think this was terrible and completely out of line, but I don’t think he’s exactly innocent.

  27. reido  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    that was awesome, but would’ve been way cooler if he side kicked him in the head.
    @amrit, you gotta find this guy and get a response from him.

  28. hipstrhatr  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Fuckin’ Canadians man. Nothin’ but a bunch of beer swillin’ hockey hooligans.

    Oh and FYI, Radiohead sucks dick and could not give less of a shit about u ;)


  29. me  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    That guy must have been a frat bro from NYC. What and idiot! Getting physyical with someone who doesn’t deserve a minute of your life is just plain stupid

  30. Andrew  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em… that’s just fucking uncalled for.

  31. 23  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    karma police…
    see what i did there?

  32. i love how the smoke provides for a cover for him to slip in…. hahha. liams hilarious as he runs from the dude before the guards grab him, and then as soon as hes secure he goes at him like hes gonna actually do something. watched this four times now and am still laughing.

  33. If being a loud-mouth asshole is deserving of a bullshit cheapshot like that, most bands out there should be hiring extra security. What band doesn’t think that they are better than most other bands? (although Noel comparing Oasis to The Beatles has always been stupid and boring) I hope the chicken-shit that pulled this stunt gets prosecuted and fired from his job at Jiffy-Lube.

  34. pants  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    So which one is Liam and which one is Noel? I always get confused.

  35. Steve  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I’m finding it hard to feel sorry for him.

    Also lol@ Liam trying to be all tough.

  36. grover  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    who the fuck cares, i laughed my ass off

    the only way it would’ve been offensive is if they stopped the show indefinitely because of it

  37. Ed  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but there’s this video that floats around the ‘tubes of thom yorke getting attacked on stage. I think you should check it out. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

    Did you see it?

    Yeah. See how Radiohead just keeps fucking playing? Now watch the Oasis once again….is he…trying to fight back?

    Yeah. He is. Fuck you, Oasis. Tactless, unprofessional twats with loud, useless mouths. Karma motherfucking police will get you, you pointless sacks of shit.

    • phuc hewson  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

      you’re a million fucking comments late on the karma police tip, jack. and it wasn’t clever the first time, because none of you idiots has any concept of what “karma” actually means. read a fucking book for crissakes. go ahead, i’ll wait.

  38. matty  |   Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 0

    I don’t understand how someome like that even gets on the stage with Noel and Liam having their own personal bodyguards, it looks the guy came from the backstage.

    So I say this is just an orchestrated publicy stunt. Yep!

  39. Sirrockaby  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

    Not much of an attack, more of a pussy push…

  40. Lonnie Pigford  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

    You stereogum retards are pathetic. Noel Gallagher didn’t deserve to be attacked, and no performer deserves that no matter how much you don’t like them. I suppose George Harrison deserved to be stabbed too?

    • And let’s not even mention his bandmate John, another musician target for a random act of violence. He’s probably had it coming too, right?!

      Fuck Noel and Oasis, I’m way more appalled with people here being so quick to blame the victim of an attack, and express feeling entertained by something so despicable. Age of the internet.

  41. stephen  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

    not cool, not funny. the only people that should happen to are people who wear dayglo v necks and dock shoes or any kind of ironic hipster.

  42. Steve  |   Posted on Sep 9th, 2008 0

    This was on Fox News.

  43. You just got Zappa’d!

  44. peety  |   Posted on Sep 10th, 2008 0

    pretty sure it was hova in disguise

  45. wanniemelon  |   Posted on Sep 10th, 2008 0

    maybe the dude was just a manchester united fan.

  46. afs  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2008 0

    even if I liked him I’d still probably laugh. that was hilare

  47. dramamine  |   Posted on Sep 11th, 2008 0

    the jeff tweedy vid is funnier.

    i hate oasis as much as the next radiohead fan, so i admit my gut inclination was to chuckle at this. and i did. but as a toronto concert-goer, i also know that it’s this kind of shit that gives a city a bad reputation among bands and music fans alike. i guess the question is, if he didn’t like the band, why was he at the show ? go home, smoke a bowl and play xbox. better for everybody involved.

  48. this fucking sucks!! how could they bear to have Noel wazooned like that!!!?? poor tike!

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