XFM Names The Greatest Frontman Of All Time

Liam Gallagher!

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The Oasis and Beady Eye frontman strolled into first place easily, out polling the number two pretender (Freddie Mercury) two votes to one. The ultra-confident man from Burnage is now officially Xfm's Greatest Frontman Of All Time.

XFM called up Liam to present him with the news. Not surprisingly, he thought it was the right result.

"Greatest frontman? I knew that anyway! There's not many of us about. There are a lot of pretenders out there. But I'd like to thank everybody for voting and stuff. Nice one."

Asked if he ever entertained the thought of being a guitarist or other sideman, Liam said: "I don't think I could handle the bass guitar, but I could see myself down the line on guitar and I can see myself smashing the kit up.  But but singing is all I can do. It's always been about the vocal for me, man. If you're a good looking fucker like me, you've got to be down the front, haven't you?"

And how did Liam come up with his trademark hands-behind-the-back stance?  "If I hold the microphone stand, I feel a bit weak and a bit singerish," he explained. "But when I put my hands behind my back I feel more power… it feels like it's going to go off at any minute.


Listen to the whole interview below, plus Liam's thoughts on the other frontmen in the shortlist.

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