Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthur Says He Wouldn’t Accept A Knighthood & Neither Would Liam Gallagher


Former Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs has stated that neither he nor Liam Gallagher would accept a Knighthood.

Arthurs made these comments while co-hosting the Radio X show ‘Bonehead’s Bank Holiday’ yesterday, where he spoke about the band, his thoughts on a reunion and more.

The Bank Holiday marked the Coronation of King Charles III.

“just wouldn’t do it”

Given the man and the occassion, it was only natural that presenter Tony Tarrant was going to ask Arthurs about his thoughts on the monarchy generally.

“Sir Bonehead has a nice ring to it”, the presenter pointed out.

However, the former guitarist made his feelings on any possible knighthood very clear.

“Probably got a good ring to it, but no I wouldn’t take it”, Arthurs said. “Not that I’m anti royal or anti-this, no I just wouldn’t do it. Doesn’t even sound right, does it?”.

He also added, “I wouldn’t have it and I don’t think Liam [Gallagher] would have it. Bet Noel would, wouldn’t he? He’d have to be with the sirs”. 

“wouldn’t have it”

‘Bonehead’ Arthurs was also asked if he thought that former bandmate Liam Gallagher would not take the honour, but yet his older brother Noel would.

“Absolutely not Liam wouldn’t take it, no. Sir Liam Gallagher. It sounds good though, doesn’t it? It sounds good but he wouldn’t have it”, the former Oasis guitarist replied.

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs was reacting to the news that Oasis track ‘Live Forever’ was crowned Radio X’s Best of British for 2023.

When asked for his thoughts on this, Arthurs claimed that the title should have been awarded to the track ‘Bonehead’s Bank Holiday’, which featured on the band’s vinyl version of ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’. 

“I still stand by my thoughts on that,” Arthurs insisted. “It’s a fix, right? I want steward’s enquiry. There must be a a sort of version of VAR in radio”. 

“It got me, because I love listening to the [Best of British] Top 100 and it got me how many Oasis songs are in it. I genuinely love it. And it was getting to the Top 10 and I thought, ‘You know what? The winner’s gonna be Bonehead’s Bank Holiday. It really is!’”.

Last September, Arthurs shared the good news that he was given the “all clear” from tonsil cancer, having been diagnosed in April, last year.