The Enemy frontman TOM CLARKE has urged Oasis fans to sympathise with the band after they cancelled their headline slot at Britain's V Festival on Sunday (23Aug09).
The Wonderwall hitmakers were due to close the event in Chelmsford, England but scrapped their performance just hours before they were due on stage after singer Liam Gallagher was struck down with laryngitis.
Thousands of fans were left disappointed by the move, with cynics suggesting the group pulled out because of an ongoing feud between Liam and his brother/bandmate Noel.
Last week (beg17Aug09) Liam admitted the brothers don't like each other and relations have become so strained between the pair that they have to travel separately.
But Clarke, whose own band recently supported Oasis on tour and also played at V Festival, insists the illness is legitimate and the rockers are too professional to let their disagreements get in the way of their music.
He says, "If they’ve cancelled it's for a legitimate reason. I hope everyone cuts him a bit of slack and doesn't whinge (moan) about it, 'cos s**t happens.
"They've been on tour since forever. I'm pretty sure they've hated each other since the '90s. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have surmounted in Liam not playing V because they've just realised they don't get on with each other.
"They get on with it. They manage to go on stage and play amazing shows, probably the best live band in the world. The fact of the matter is, the lad's probably got a sore throat. Give him a break. Let him have a day off."