“I was gonna have a year off after Knebworth, but when John rang up saying, ‘Look, I’ve got these tunes,’ I thought, ‘I’m in, mate’”: Liam Gallagher on why John Squire is like Hendrix and the best guitarist of his generation

John Squire and Liam Gallagher
(Image credit: Tom Oxley)

You can read all about the Squire/Gallagher indie-rock supergroup collab from the guitarist’s POV in our in-depth exclusive with John Squire himself, in which he takes us through the electric guitars behind the tracks, talks Stone Roses, and explains why, no, we’ve got it wrong – he is no guitar hero.

But let’s take a moment to hear from the singer, as Liam Gallagher joins us to set the record straight: Squire is a guitar hero – and he’s his generation’s Jimi Hendrix.

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Henry Yates

Henry Yates is a freelance journalist who has written about music for titles including The Guardian, Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a talking head on Times Radio and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl and many more. As a guitarist with three decades' experience, he mostly plays a Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul.