Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has unleashed on his brother and former bandmate Noel Gallagher over his failure to attend the Manchester bombing memorial concert.
“Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed [sic],” the 44-year-old wrote on Twitter following the One Love Manchester event.
Liam was among several high-profile headliners to perform on Sunday night in remembrance of the 22 victims of last week’s bombing at Manchester Arena.
The concert, which featured the likes of Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, was organised by American singer Ariana Grande, whose concert was targeted in the deadly attack.
A reunion of the feuding siblings had been rumoured ahead of the show, however, Liam was instead joined on stage by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Explaining his older brother's absence, the Mancunian wrote, "Noels out of the f****** country weren't we all love get on a f****** plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f***."
A spokesperson for the 50-year-old earlier told UK media that he'd been "out of the country on a longstanding family trip" since before the concert was announced.
"Needless to say he is very supportive of the event and wishes everyone huge success on the day," the publicist said.
Liam and Noel Gallagher haven't performed together since Oasis split in August 2009.
Some of the stars at the One Love Manchester concert. Post continues below.
While their relationship had always been famously tense, the rift reportedly began in earnest that year following a violent backstage dispute at a Paris concert.
“For whatever reason [Liam] went to his own dressing room and he came back with a guitar and he started wielding it like an axe,” Noel told a 2011 press conference.
"And I was like, you know what? I’m f*****g out of here… I kind of got in the car and I sat there for five minutes and I just said, 'F*** it, I can’t do it anymore.”