At the 1996 Brit Awards, INXS‘ Michael Hutchence presented Oasis with the ‘Best Video’ trophy. Hutchence who liked Oasis‘ music gave Liam Gallagher an emphatic hug and kiss on the cheek.
Then, Noel Gallagher took to the mic and made probably the biggest a-hole comment he has ever made in his career. Noel said,
“Has-beens shouldn’t be presenting awards to gonna-bes”.
Hutchence who committed suicide a year later was humiliated and embarrassed with many insiders saying that his incident contributed to his downward spiral.
Before his death, Hutchence did get a slight bit of revenge on Oasis. On the first single of the 1997 INXS album “Elegantly Wasted” the chorus has a drawn out lyric of:
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Elegantly wasted”.
When Hutchence recorded his background vocals for the song he sang:
“IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Better Than Oasis“.
Check it out and listen close…
As a huge Oasis fan, I respectfully say Noel was a dick here.