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Liam Gallagher Reportedly Performing ‘Wonderwall’ At 2012 Summer Olympics

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Liam Gallagher is going for the gold. The ex-Oasis singer and his new band, Beady Eye, have allegedly agreed to perform Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Liam is stepping in for his estranged brother Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds, who reportedly turned down a request to play the tune after considerable thought.

Beady Eye will be rocking a new version of the Oasis classic arranged by composer David Arnold at the closing ceremonies of the Summer Games, joining a stacked bill of previously confirmed performers that includes the Who, Kaiser Chiefs, George Michael and others. A separate Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert will feature Blur and New Order in Hyde Park on Aug. 12.

“The [Olympic production] team wanted something quintessentially British — a real flag-waving, singalong moment to show the rest of the world what this country has produced,” a source tells British rag The Sun. “Oasis were exactly that and, whether it’s Noel or his brother Liam, they just wanted a bit of rock ’n’ roll in there.”

An estimated 650 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch, but it may be the inclusion of another great British band that inspired Liam to take part. “The Who are on the same bill, so he was well up for it,” said the source.

 

 

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