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Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul - Exclusive CompetitionReleased on October 6th 2008, pre-order the new Oasis album Dig Out Your Soul between now and then and you'll be entered into an exclusive Oasis competition*.
First Prize: a Don't Believe The Truth exclusive artwork screen print signed by the band themselves - see it here and here.
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As well as offering you the album by itself, you can buy Dig Out Your Soul AND the double CD version of Stop the Clocks for just £15.99.
Plus we've got a whole load of hard-to-find Oasis merchandise and memorabilia. Check it all out HERE.
Warner Brothers Announce Distrubution Deal with Big Brother
After more than a decade with Sony Music, Brit-pop phenoms Oasis have found a new home, at Burbank's Warner Bros. Records. Today, Warner Bros. will announce a North American distribution deal with Big Brother Recordings, the Noel and Liam Gallagher-owned label, and the Oct. 7 release date of Dig Out Your Soul, the band's seventh studio album. The first single, "The Shock of Lightning," written by Noel, will hit radio in mid-August.
Earlier this summer, word had spread around Los Angeles that the Gallagher brothers were in town mixing the album, which was recorded at Abbey Road studios in London. The guys, seen at various psych-rock shows around town, were said to have almost 40 songs completed. Since then, that number has been truncated, but the record still features songwriting contributions by all four band members. Says Diarmuid Quinn, Warner Bros. Records COO, "The new music kicks ass!”
Alan McGee has been reminiscing about a time when OASIS were not a household name and how he initially thought they may be right-wingers.
The Creation boss spoke about signing the band in the early 1990s and his initial reaction to the band's paraphernalia.
He told Uncut magazine: "My little Manchester mate, Debbie Turner, shared a practice space with this band that had a Union Jack on the wall. I remember looking at the Union Jack and asking, 'Are they fascists? ' and she said, 'Yes.' She was taking the p**s, of course. She added, 'They're called Oasis. '"
He went on to say that he didn’t connect the band name with Noel Gallagher and, as it was before the "Cool Britannia bollocks", a Union Jack must mean that the band were fascists.
In related news, the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare which featured on the cover of Oasis' Roll With It single has burnt down.
Submit your Questions for Noel Gallagher's Blender Interview
We've got Noel, now we just need your questions!
Never one to mince his words, Oasis frontman and, ahem, media darling Noel Gallagher will be fielding and answering your questions in a future Blender Magazine. Click here to submit your questions for the fiery Mancunian.
A bag of cash helped OASIS overturn a ban from bosses of fabled London studios Abbey Road - and steal recording space from U2.
Rocker Noel Gallagher has revealed he and his bandmates were told they'd no longer be welcome at the studios after turning them into late-night party spaces during the recording of Be Here Now.
Gallagher admits the rockers had upset Abbey Road bosses by "blasting out Beatles records at four in the morning" and "doing loads of drugs" there.
But when he decided to record Oasis' new album, Dig Out Your Soul, at the former home of the Fab Four, he took advantage of U2's famous deliberating and bribed Abbey Road bosses with cash.
He tells Mojo magazine, "U2 were booked in there with (producer) Rick Rubin. I was like, 'U2? U2 have to have a f**king six-hour meeting (to discuss) whether to get tea or coffee in the rehearsal room! They are not coming in here any time in the next five years.'
"The guy from Abbey Road was like, 'I've got it block-booked for the exact time you want it.'
"We actually went down to Abbey Road with a bag of money, and said, 'We can pay for the studio now!'"
Jo Whiley said on her BBC Radio One show today, that the Chemical Brothers remix of the Oasis track 'Falling Down' will be the B-side to the band's single, 'The Shock Of The Lightning' that is released on September 29th.
No other tracks have yet been announced for inclusion on the single.
We know from reading the message board that there are plenty of questions you'd like to ask the band...and now you UK fans have the chance.
Clash Magazine will be meeting Oasis ahead of the release of the new album, 'Dig Out Your Soul', and are offering fans in the UK the opportunity to submit their questions as part of the cover interview.
Clash Magazine will be spending time individually with Noel, Liam, Gem and Andy, so make sure not to miss out on this chance to get your voice heard.
Those printed in the magazine will win a year's free subscription to Clash Magazine.
From a new interview with Steve White offering some insight into Alan and Oasis:
ZANI – You’ve mentioned your Brother Alan, and as we know he played drums with Oasis for nearly 10 years. We had Brit Pop, in the mid 90s with acts like Oasis and Paul Weller at the top of this ‘tree’, which featured you and Alan in both bands respectively. Not only are you and Alan part of Pop history, but I bet your parents must have been the proudest parents in southeast London.
Steve White- They were and still are. When Oasis was added to the mix of my family, we would get the Daily Mirror ringing my mum up, trying to catch her out. The good thing, about the Oasis mania, was the fact that I was there for Alan. To make sure he made the right business decisions. To make sure that the accountants and managers didn’t get their hands on his money. I was really glad I was there, because I was able to guide him. Alan did 10 years with Oasis, and maybe it was the right time to move on.
ZANI –What actually happened between Alan and Oasis. Why was he asked to leave in 2004?
Steve White – There were some disputes about meetings. I wasn’t there so I couldn’t comment. What you would get would be a story from either side. I am sure they’ve all got their opinions, and I respect that. The bottom line is that Alan got a call four days before Christmas from ‘The Manager’, and he was told he was out of the band. And he hasn’t seen or heard from Noel or Liam since.
ZANI – That’s a bit sad, seeing he had been with them for many years.
Steve White – All Alan wanted, was to have a pint of Stella, and the guys to say what we want is to get Zak Starkey in, as we don’t think you’re right for us anymore. Alan would have had no problem with that, as nothing lasts forever.
But it was just the circumstances of the events which were shocking. They shocked me, and they hurt Alan.
ZANI – What is Alan doing now?
Steve White – He’s a property developer. The bottom line is, he played on records that sold over 27 million copies worldwide, as a fully paid up member of the band. He’s done very well.
ZANI – So the elder brother’s business advice paid off?
Steve White – Alan is doing all right, thank you. He would love to play again, but I think he was really hurt the way it was done, with Oasis. But he wasn’t the first musician that it had happened to.
But for someone like Liam, and Noel, who presents this image,” I am tough, I am hard, and I can take on anyone.” They couldn’t stand there, face to face, with Alan, I don’t like that.
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Identiy of 'Falling Down' Remixers Not Confirmed ?
Have the Chemical Brothers remixed Oasis?
A version of a song rumoured to be a track destined for the forthcoming new Oasis album has leaked online. ( see L4E article )
The track is purported by various blogs to be a Chemical Brothers remix of a song named 'Falling Down'. However the identity of the remixers is not confirmed, and the likes of Primal Scream producer Jagz Kooner are also in the frame.
The song features Noel Gallagher on vocals, and has been praised by users of various Oasis fan forums.
NME.COM understands the band have been looking at remixing tracks from their new record, and this could be from those experiments.
The Manchester band are set to release their seventh album, 'Dig Out Your Soul', on October 6.
Official Oasis Site Confirms Tracklist and Artwork
Oasisinet confirms what most Oasis fanatics already knew from the fan sites world wide:
Dig Out Your Soul’ was produced by Dave Sardy who worked with the band on 2005’s, ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’. It was recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles. All four band members once again contribute tracks.
The tracklisting for ‘Dig Out Your Soul’:
Bag It Up The Turning Waiting For The Rapture The Shock Of The Lightning I’m Outta Time (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady Falling Down To Be Where There’s Life Ain’t Got Nothin’ The Nature of Reality Soldier On
The first single, 'The Shock Of The Lightning' is released on September 29th.
The album sleeve for ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ can be seen for the first time . It features an original piece of art by London-based designer, Julian House.
A Chemical Bothers ( remix or 'mixed by' ) version of Oasis' new track Falling Down which will make its radio broadcast premiere this afternoon on Toronto's 102.1 The Edge has leaked early. Catch the tune this afternoon on Bookies show at 5pm here or download the spoiler here
UPDATE: Well now that most hard core fans had a chance to download the track or listen to it on Toronto's rock station 102.1 The Edge the forum's have been running hot with speculation regarding this version's intent. Many of you seem to hope that this is a far cry from the track that will appear on the album " Dig out your Soul " which becomes available to us on October 6th.
What did you think of the "Chemical Brothers" version of Falling Down ? Leave a comment here or join the heated discussions in our L4E forum!
Toronto DJ and Oasis fan Bookie from rock radio station 102.1 The Edge will premiere the track Falling Down off the new Oasis album "Dig Out Your Soul" on his show this Friday sometime after 4pm EST. Bookie, who has not heard the album yet, is looking forward to getting the feel for the album from the new song.
You can listen to 102.1 The Edge online by clicking here
UPDATE: Tune in for the song's debut at 5pm and 6pm EST
Has Oasis' new album track list finally leaked or is it just another fake? For reasons unknown to us NJR.fr retracted their post a few hours later as the official Oasis forum on OasisInet removed refrences to the French article...
Dig Out Your Soul Track List :
1.Bag It Up 2. The Turning 3. Waiting for the Rapture 4.The Shock of the Lightning 5. I'm Outta Time 6. (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady 7. Falling Down 8. To be Where There's Life 9. Ain't Got Nothin' 10. The Nature of Reality 11. Soldier On
Link : http://www.nrj.fr/music/news/0/oasis-tracklisting-nouvel-album-109109.html (has been removed)
After an absence of three years, the band from Manchester presents its seventh album. The English press has not lied by presenting the latest Oasis as an excellent album.
Dig Out Your Soul is a treasure trove of music and is undoubtedly the best studio album of the duo. Liam Gallagher said would compose songs out of the usual construction and moving towards a new sound. It's done!
The progression of pieces is very consistent. From the raw energy of the first titles to the more sophisticated pieces of the end, the auditor discovers new sounds by Oasis stages as if the group wanted to guide him throughout the hearing. The Gallagher brothers put aside their sound British pop music to focus on a sound much more rock,sometimes folk. And it's very heavy, especially the track (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady.
Never in excess, the rockers introduce arrangements of all kinds with the precision of a goldsmith. In addition, the drumming holds a prominent place in pieces and provides real effectiveness in securities.
The fans and foes alike will find themselves with an album of great quality.
(translated from original French article)
Update: L4E has been able to confirm the content's authenticity through an independent inside source.
via L4e / source NJR.fr / thanks L4E member curlies
1. U2 -- If the word anthemic disappeared, U2-ish would be a good replacement. Bono always sounds like he's singing mass, the Edge's guitar rings like the trumpets at Jericho, and Larry Mullen's rhythmic stiffness is a virtue. Adam Clayton? He, uh, always looks stylish. Signature anthem: "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
2. The Clash -- Any band dubbed "the only band that matters" has got to have some serious anthemic power. Punk rock is often associated with a kind of nihilism, but the Clash sounded like their hearts might explode from caring so much. Signature anthem: "Death Or Glory"
3. The Who -- I'm thinking of the Who's Next stadium rock version of the band more than the early modfathers. Pete Townshend's power chords and Keith Moon's roiling drum fills were, and are, key touchstones for any band wanting to sound bigger than life. Signature anthem: "Baba O' Riley"
4. The Arcade Fire -- Win Butler and Co. are more dour than the other bands on this list, but even when these guys are singing about the apocalypse, their rag-tag widescreen epics make me hope they put out a few more albums before the end comes. Signature anthem: "Wake Up"
5. Thin Lizzy -- Too often thought of as a one-, or maybe two-hit wonder (if you count "Jailbreak" along with "The Boys Are Back In Town"), Phil Lynott's band fused streetwise swagger with mythology-infused poetry and a saber-rattling twin guitar attack. Signature anthem: "Roisin Dubh (Black Rose): A Rock Legend"
6. The Hold Steady -- Craig Finn's finely wrought lyrics turn hardscrabble hardcore kids into heroes. Tad Kubler's soaring guitar solos and Franz Nikolay's baroque keyboard flourishes do the same for their band. Signature anthem: "How A Resurrection Really Feels"
7. The Waterboys -- For a hot minute back in the '80s, the Waterboys were at the forefront of a wave of big sounding UK acts like Simple Minds and Big Country. But they were the best, and their densely detailed productions and stirring folkish melodies shouldn't be forgotten. Signature anthem: "This Is The Sea"
8. The Killers -- Maybe the most self-conscious of all the bands here. They get a lot of grief for being so obvious about their influences (U2, Springsteen), but writing anthems ain't for the humble hearted. Signature anthem: "All These Things That I've Done"
9. Oasis -- For a short time, Noel Gallagher's huge guitar sound and his brother Liam's sneering swagger had this band competing for the title of "world's biggest." They've since slipped, but their rip-roaring sound has never shrunk. Signature anthem: "Live Forever"
10. Bruce Springsteen -- A no-brainer. The Boss has written a handful of songs that a lot of Americans--and everyone in New Jersey--would gladly adopt as a new national anthem. Signature anthem: "Born To Run"
(picked by David Marchese / SPIN)
Was David on track with his picks or did he pull this list out of his you know what ? Let us know , leave a comment.
More Details on "Sony - Big Brother" Marketing Deal
In an exclusive interview with 6 Music, Noel Gallagher explained that he has no plans to follow in Radiohead's footsteps when it comes to their new album Dig Out Your Soul, as he has no intention of making the record free for fans to download.
“I wouldn’t have thought so. That’s not our bag,” He explained. “I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. F*** that.”
Noel also expressed his opinion on the honesty box policy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows where fans could pay as little - or as much – as they wanted.
“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing. Y’know? A great way of getting a load of marketing for free really, but good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders."
Noel also discussed Oasis’ ground breaking new record deal with Sony, which involved a worldwide profit-sharing arrangement for their next three albums and their back catalogue.
“Because we’ve been on our own record label [Big Brother] for eight years, Sony have signed the record label – so they’ve not actually signed the band.” He continued, “So we’re signed to our own record label and they’ve signed that label. And they’ve given us our back catalogue back.
“We’re on our own label in England, but we choose what label we want to be on for the rest of the world, and choosing to license it [the new album] to them. We pay them, rather than them pay us…. I think that’s how it works. “I’ve been in meetings that were so complicated that I glassed over and just said ‘I’ll sign anywhere, just give it to me.' It was like having a confession beaten out of me.”
Oasis new single The Shock Of The Lightning is out on 29 September and their new album Dig Out Your Soul is released on 6 October.
Noel Gallagher Concerned About Growing Knife Crime
'In my day, status was trying to be somebody… not trying to kill somebody'
Noel Gallagher has joined the debate concerning knife crime amongst young people.
Speaking at the Silver Chef Music Therapy awards, the Oasis songwriter admitted that the topic is inescapable.
"I was up in Liverpool for a week a couple of weeks ago and even on the news there it's every single night," said Gallagher told BBC Newsbeat.
He added: "In my day, status was trying to be somebody, do you know what I mean, not trying to kill somebody."
Asked for his opinion on the reasons behind the rise in knife crime, Gallagher considered the role of video games and drugs in youth culture.
"People say it's through violent video games and I guess that's got something to do with it", he suggested. "If kids are sitting up all night smoking super skunk and they become so desensitised to crime because they're playing these video games, it's really, really scary."
Gallagher added that finding a solution would be tough, saying: "I don't even know what [David] Cameron (opposition leader) or Gordon Brown (Prime Minister) are going to do about it."
Oasis were presented with the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award today (04.07.08).
'Wonderwall' rockers Noel and Liam Gallagher attended the exclusive event at London's Park Lane Hilton hotel where they were given the accolade for their contribution to the music industry by boxing legend Ricky Hatton, who admitted to being a huge fan of the band.
Ricky said: "There are a few things in my life - my family, Manchester City Football Club and Oasis. If someone had said to me a few years ago you would be presenting Oasis with an award I'd have said they were daft. When you are a fan of someone it doesn't getting any better than presenting them with an award!"
When asked if he would be celebrating with Noel and Liam afterwards, Ricky said: "Noel said he is going to meet me for a pint, so that should be interesting!"
Noel - who controversially said rapper Jay-Z was the "wrong" choice to headline this year's Glastonbury music festival - also explained his comment.
He told BANG Showbiz: "All I did was give my opinion about ticket sales at Glastonbury and that's the end of it. For the record I like Jay-Z - it's just my opinion. If people don't like it, don't ask me any more questions. I should just be like every other s**t-bag pop star and just say, 'Everything is amazing'."
The event - which was held in aid of Nordoff-Robin Music Therapy, the chosen charity of the music industry which undertakes over 30,000 sessions annually with both children and adults - was hosted by TV presenter Myleene Klass and attended by celebrities including 'Dragon's Den' star Duncan Bannatyne, singer Lisa Stansfield and 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
Other winners at the ceremony included Amy Macdonald, who was given The Newcomer Award by comedian Russell Brand following the huge success of her debut album 'This Is The Life'.
Glaswegian band The Fratellis won the Best British Band accolade, which was presented to them by 'Hot Fuzz' actor Simon Pegg.
Before the ceremony started, guests were treated to a Silver Clef luncheon, sponsored by O2.
They also took part in a Silver Clef auction, where prizes included a dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel hosted by Eddie Jordan, Mike Rutherford and Nick Mason, as well as three limited edition pieces of Paul Weller's Stanley Road album artwork by Sir Peter Blake, signed by Weller and Blake.
via L4E / source: stv.tv thanx @ l4e member manwithnoname
There's nothing worse than your missus bursting your bubble.
Just ask Noel Gallagher. His partner Sara MacDonald shattered him when she pointed out the title he wanted to give to the new Oasis album was a Geri Halliwell hit.
He said: “The missus goes, ‘Bag It Up? Isn’t that a song by Geri Halliwell?’ I was like, ‘You’ve ruined my entire f****** year’.”
Dig Out Your Soul is released on October 6 but Noel has revealed he was not entirely aware of all of the songs on it.
He told Mojo magazine: “I was doing the Electric Proms with The Coral, who had recorded at my studio. They’d had a sneaky listen to our new stuff so singer James Skelly asks me, ‘Are you gonna do Soldier On?’
“I don’t remember it. Turns out Andy Bell recorded it with Liam – but Liam still doesn’t remember it!”
And Noel and Liam are still arguing – this time over the band’s new drummer Chris Sharrock, who used to work with Robbie Williams.
Noel said: “It was too much of a temptation to p*** Robbie and Liam off in one phone call.”
Jay-Z has had tremendous success during his tour of Europe, bowling over fans with a slew of festival appearances, including his historic appearance at England's Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.
"Well, I'm pretty much now in a great place, I'm in the zone," Sir Hova of Brooklyn told MTV Base this week. "Glastonbury was a historic event for me, I played Milton Keynes the day after that and it's just ... You know, I'm feeling the love. Any time you can come from where I come from - Brooklyn, New York, everybody knows the story - [and] come so far. It's not that it's that far, but to come overseas and have people embrace you the way I've been embraced thus far, it's just an amazing feeling."
One person who obviously didn't share the fans' feelings was Oasis' Noel Gallagher, who was a much-publicized critic of having a rapper headline the traditionally rock-centric Glastonbury fest. Maybe Gallagher's stance has softened in the wake of Jay's acclaimed performance - Jay told us he's heard the guitarist wants to have a conversation.
"I haven't spoken to him," Jay said. "I heard he was reaching out, but I haven't spoken to him."
Jay even said he's open to working with Oasis in the future should something suitable come up. "Anyone," he answered, when asked about who he'd be willing to work with. "Oasis as well - it doesn't matter to me, I don't bear any grudge, it's all good. I just believe in good music and bad music, I've always said that. You look at any interview from the beginning of time, I've always stated that I don't believe in the lines and classifications that people put music in so they can easily define it."
The intro reel played before Jay-Z's Glastonbury headline show on Saturday (June 28), which featured Oasis' Noel Gallagher's derogatory comments about the rapper, has been posted online.
The video features Gallagher's quote that Jay-Z had "no fucking chance" of pulling off a Glastonbury headline slot, spliced together with archive footage of figures including Bill Clinton, London mayor Boris Johnson and Queen Elizabeth II.
It also features members of the public commenting on Jay-Z, as well as Pharrell Williams, who bigs up the rapper.
The clip did not appear on the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury because all the footage it uses could not be cleared for broadcast, so until now only those present at the show have seen it.
Jay-Z followed the video montage by kicking off his show with a cover of Oasis' 'Wonderwall'.
Noel confirmed that Zak has left the band at that former La's and Robbie Williams drummer Chris Shanrock is taking over. He was offered the job after Alan left, but Noel did not follow up until Starkey left the band.
There are five different versions of the album, "There's the cheap digital one, there's the other digital one that's slightly more expensive, there's a physical one in the shops, the there's a deluxe' one that's slightly more expensive, then there's a super deluxe one that has everything on it".
New songs: "Bag It Up" (Noel first song on the album), "Soldier On" (Liam's song, last song on the album), "I'm Outta Time" (Liam's, presumably the previously mentioned Guess I'm Outta Time.
Fresh from the news that he will play two nights at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre, Paul Weller has unveiled a number of other shows taking place in major cities across the US.
The Modfather will support the release of his ninth solo album, ‘22 Dreams’ which includes guest appearances from the likes of Noel Gallagher, Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, and Graham Coxon, The album has already been released in the UK and will come out Stateside on July 22.
Oasis' Noel Gallagher co-wrote lead single, 'Echoes Round the Sun', while Blur guitarist Graham Coxon guests on the track 'Black River'.
The dates are:
Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (September 2, 3) San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (4) Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center (9) New York, NY Nokia Theatre (10) New York, NY Highline Ballroom (11) Washington, DC 9:30 Club (13) Philadelphia, PA Trocadero (14) Chicago, IL House of Blues (16)