Liam and Noel Gallagher have shocked the entertainment world by admitting that their 1995 hit song "Roll with it" was not actually written by them.
Regarded by many as the 90's equivalent of the 'Fab 4', the group enjoyed a series of hit singles, number 1 albums and plenty of profanity-filled street brawls.
Noel Gallagher takes up the story.
"Our hit "Roll with it" was actually written by our relative Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1783. It was towards the end of his life and Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Uncle Wolfie was on Ye Old Nationale Expresse from Burnage to London to try and get a better deal for his Symphony #40 (in G Minor no less).
"With the advent of all the modern stuff coming in competition from the likes of Chopin with his music for lumberjacks, Beethoven, who was rolling over a lot and of course Des O'Connor, he had to become more populist and appealing. And the 'Old Musical Express' had already panned his previous three symphonies for being "not with it", hence his inspiration for the song. He coupled this with engaging the great, great, great grandfather of publicist Max Hastings - or "Battleov" as he used to call him - to grab him some media exposure.
"Under advice from Battleov Hastings, he wrote "Roll with it" in the then new and groundbreaking Scargill notation (a flat miner) and because he had composed it on a laptop almost 200 years before they had been invented he had to chuck it into the back of a cupboard until Bill Gates came along."