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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Rock-n-roll hellraiser Liam Gallagher was forced to scale back plans for a booze-fuelled aftershow party at The Voice last night - after refusing to cough-up for a mammoth drinks order.
The former Oasis star - who performed live on the BBC1 show last night - had requested thousands of pounds worth of alcohol on a rider list for his band Beady Eye.
But he was told the only free refreshments on offer were Water and fruit.
He had ordered several bottles of Verve champagne, spirits and crates of beer from the studio bar.
But after the Champagne Supernova singer, 40, was delivered a bill by Pinewood Studios totalling around £2,000, they had to send most of the booze back.
A source said: “Liam and his management had initially ordered copious amounts of champagne and spirits for a booze session after their performance on The Voice.
"They planned a lavish party for a load of his friends and family at the studio bar.
“From his hell-raising days with Oasis, Liam is used to huge amounts of alcohol and treats being laid on during world tours.
"They’d draw up a list of want they wanted and it would all be complimentary.
“But it’s a bit different when you’re doing a gig at the BBC - they are very conscious about keeping a tight budget. The only thing free is water and fruit.
“They obviously got a bit carried away with the amount of booze they had pre-ordered and when the bill came in, they had to halve it, taking off a lot of the champagne and spirits.
“They were left with just a lot of beer.
"They’ve all been getting very hyped up about the performance so it was a bit disappointing when they realised they were going to have to fork out so much money for the booze.”
Liam performed Beady Eye’s new single Second Bit Of The Apple for the live semi-final of the BBC1 show.
Robbie Williams, 39, and Dizzee Rascal, 27, were also at the studios doing a pre-record of their single Goin’ Crazy for next week’s final.
Voice host Holly Willoughby, 32, was so looking forward to the drinking session that she tweeted the band’s guitarist Andy Bell, 42, and said: “Cant wait, lots of fun to be had! #tequila?”
Meanwhile Voice coach Will.I.Am, 38, doesn’t order a rider when he performs because he doesn’t want to waste money.
The show insider added: “Will would not be impressed with Liam Gallagher’s long rider list.
"He’s been trying to teach the artists that there’s no need to spend money on crazy elaborate requests for backstage.”
Via L4e / Source: www.mirror.co.uk
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