Noel Gallagher has dismissed his brother Liam as his ''former tambourine player''.

The 50-year-old rocker hit out at the ex-Oasis singer - who used to play the percussion instrument on stage when they were in the 'Wonderwall' group - and claimed he hasn't yet made a song as good as Beatles parody group The Rutles' track 'Cheese and Onion', a pastiche of John Lennon's 'Imagine'.

Introducing the track on Radio X, he said: ''The next song I'd like to dedicate to my ex-tambourine player, and all his fans, and this is the benchmark that any of you are yet to reach.''

And when the song had finished, Noel couldn't resist taking another swipe at Liam and his album title - and signature Twitter sign off - 'As You Were'.

He said: ''That was not an outtake from 'The Way We Were', that was in fact 'Cheese and Onion' by The Rutles so, erm, you know, as you weren't.''

The 'Holy Mountain' singer was recently the subject of jibes from his brother when he performed new song 'She Taught Me How To Fly' accompanied by a woman playing the scissors.

But Noel wasn't upset by Liam - who joked he was going to have people sharpening pencils, sticking stickers down and peeling a banana on his own tracks - because he knew the unusual percussion instrument would bother the 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker.

He said: ''When she whipped out the scissors and started playing them, my bass player, I looked at him and said 'This is the greatest thing I've ever seen... Do you know what that sound is? That's the sound of Liam glassing himself' and we laughed.

''Then after the night it was on the TV, somebody quipped 'It's almost like she's snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam's sanity.' ''

Liam had mocked the unusual performance on Twitter after a fan asked him: ''You got anyone on the scissors tonight?''

And referencing his brother's upcoming psychedelic album 'Who Built The Moon?', Liam quipped: ''Im afraid not but I do have somebody sharpening a pencil it sounds mega with a bit of reverb on it proper out there gear (sic)''

When asked the same question by another follower, he wrote: ''I'm afraid not but I do have somebody sticking stickers in a book sounds mega a bit of reverb on we'll out there gear (sic)''

He also responded to another follower: ''Im afraid not but I do have somebody peeling a banana on stage sounds mega with a bit of reverb proper out there gear (sic)''