A collaboration could hardly be more epic. Solo star and Oasis legend Liam Gallagher has teamed up with John Squire, one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of his generation, made famous by his time with The Stone Roses. Although this is the duo's first collaboration together, they were already in the same room in 1989. The then 16-year-old Liam attended a Stone Roses concert in Manchester, which he later described as "life-changing".
It was another four years before they met, when both bands recorded in the same studio. Their friendship continued over the following years, most notably when the pair wrote the song 'Love Me and Leave Me' for John's band The Seahorses, who also toured in support of Oasis. But it wasn't until John took to the stage at Liam's gigantic Show at Knebworth Park to play "Champagne Supernova" that the prospect of a bigger project came much closer.
John was excited both of by the prospect of working with Liam and of by the prospect of performing in front of a large audience again (his last appearance with the Stone Roses had already been six years ago at this point). So the idea quickly took shape. They discovered a shared musical intuition that felt as natural as if they had always been a band.