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Seoul: The air intelligence unit at Seoul Incheon airport customs seized 8lbs of fresh Nova Scotia Salmon from a passenger who arrived from Tokyo Japan by an All Nippon Airlines flight last night.
Officials engaged in passenger profiling at the airport found the moves of Liam Gallagher (36), a resident of the United Kingdom and singer in popular Brit Rock band Oasis, suspicious and questioned him while he was coming out through the "nothing to declare" gate .
“When we questioned him, he did not admit to carrying anything. So we examined his clothing and found the fresh fish (Salmon) valued at US$147.00 (195,800 South-Korean Won) in his inside coat pockets . He had no valid document for the import of seafood or meat from the South Korean agricultural department,” a customs commissioner said.
On questioning, Mr. Gallagher told the officials a fan had given him the salmon as a gift at Tokyo airport , and that he was not aware of the import laws.
The import of fishes , dead or alive, requires a license from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and clearance from the animal quarantine department.
Customs officials let Mr Gallagher proceed to his waiting limousine after the band's manager handed them tickets to Oasis' concert at Seoul's Olympic Gym #1 scheduled for Wednesday. (Sum Thin Wong)
via L4e / Korea News International
EDIT: Well I don't know about you guys but I had a lot of fun with this made up story and my photo-shopped picture of Liam coming out of a night club. I hope our "Salmon King" laughed along with us. April Fools Day :)
Kasabian who later this year will be supporting Oasis on the their UK Stadium tour, will be releasing their new track 'Vlad The Impaler' as a free download from Kasabian.co.uk for a limited period of 4 days only.
The download will be available from 7.30pm (UK) tonight (March 31st) until Midnight April 3rd only from Kasabian.co.uk.
The clip is from the documentary 'Gold & Silver & Sunshine' - the making of Dig Out Your Soul, which can be found in the deluxe version of Dig Out Your Soul.
The single is taken from their forthcoming album 'The West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum', out June 8th and the first physical single release will be 'Fire', out June 1st.
Rock 'N' Roll Star Lyla The Shock Of The Lightning Cigarettes & Alcohol The Meaning Of Soul To Be Where There's Life Waiting For The Rapture The Masterplan Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory Ain't Got Nothin' Whatever The Importance Of Being Idle I'm Outta Time Wonderwall Supersonic Don't Look Back In Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I Am The Walrus
Bootlegs from the current Dig Out Your Soul Tour by Oasis are available on the L4e Forum's Sound and Vision board here
Book 'The North Will Rise Again' Charts 30 Years of Music in Manchester
Oasis, The Stone Roses, Joy Division and The Smiths all feature in a new book charting the last thirty years of Manchester music.
'The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1978-2008', penned by journalist and Goldblade frontman John Robb, is published tomorrow (March 30).
The book details Manchester's punk, Madchester and present day scenes and tells the stories of a number of the city's most famous musicians.
Morrissey, Ian Brown, Noel and Liam Gallagher and The Fall frontman Mark E Smith are among the contributors to the book, alongside Johnny Marr, Happy Mondays man Shaun Ryder and the late Factory Records boss Tony Wilson.
"I've spoken to just about everybody. In fact, the biggest problem has been keeping it all down to a manageable size. The book is around 155,000 words long as it is and it could have been double that. Ian Brown gave me 30,000 words to work with!," Robb told the Manchester Evening News.
The Buzzcocks. Joy Division. The Fall. The Smiths. The Stone Roses. The Happy Mondays. Oasis. Manchester has proved to be an endlessly rich seam of pop-music talent over the last 30 years. Highly opinionated and usually controversial, stars such as Mark E. Smith, Morrissey, Ian Brown and the Gallagher brothers have always had plenty to say for themselves. Here, in John Robb's new compilation, Manchester's gobbiest musicians tell the story of the city's thriving music scene in their own words. When the Buzzcocks put on the Sex Pistols at Lester Free Hall in 1976, they kickstarted a musical revolution and a fervent punk scene exploded. In 1979 the legendary Tony Wilson founded Factory Records, the home of Joy Division/New Order and later the Happy Mondays. The Hacienda, the Factory nightclub, became notorious in the late 1980s as a centre of the influential Madchester scene, led by the Mondays and the Stone Roses, with a unique style and sound of its own. Then, from the ashes of Madchester rose uber-lads Oasis, the kings of Britpop and the biggest UK band of the 1990s. Full of great characters, fierce conflicts, untold stories and seething controversies, Manchester In Its Own Words is indispensable reading for any music fan. John Robb is a leading music journalist and the author of the bestselling biography of the Stone Roses. His other books include Punk: An Oral History, The Charlatans ...We Are Rock and The Nineties: What the F**k Was That All About?
The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1978-2008 is written by John Robb and will be published by Aurum Press on March 31. John Robb will be signing copies of the book at the Deansgate branch of Waterstone’s at 7pm on Tuesday, April 21. Tickets £3, are redeemable against one purchase of the promoted book on the night. Call 0161 837 3000.
From Noel Gallagher;s official tour diary onoasisinet.com
Now then. Have actually managed to get some much needed kip. 17 hours over 2 nights! It wasn't un-aided, nor un-interupted. 17 hours it was, nonetheless. I feel like my old self. Or a new man. Whatever.
Done some crazy TV show last night called...I can't remember! Big deal though, apparently. Went on for 3 hours! Watching the camera work by the cameramen (and women, y'know, whatever) was amazing. They had it all choreographed like a dance routine. Really brilliant.
Didn't see "The Sign" yesterday. Mr al-Fayed's shoes were hanging around though. They truly are incredible.
Not much else to tell really. No..that's it, I'm afraid. If anything exciting happens, I'll be in touch.
He's the big-mouthed Valleys rock ’n’ roller whose wild backstage antics are second only to his hair.
Now, in a new book called Demons And Cocktails, sacked Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable lifts the lid on life on the road with the multi-million-selling Cwmaman band, from the triumphant highs of their Cardiff Castle concert to the desperate lows of his bitter split from the group and subsequent downward spiral into drink and drugs.
In the first of an exclusive two-parter, Nathan Bevan tunes in to find out exactly WHAT made Tom Jones threaten to knock out Mark Lamarr and WHY you shouldn’t accept marriage counselling from Liam Gallagher.
Stuart became close friends with mono-browed Manchester brothers the Gallaghers – worryingly close, in Liam’s case.
“I was due to play a Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Albert Hall and was running late as usual when one of the crew greeted me outside the dressing room we were sharing with Oasis.
‘Thank God you’re here, he’s not happy, he began.
‘Who?’ I asked, thinking Kelly was having a cob on again about my punctuality.
‘Liam,’ he replied. ‘He’s waiting for you. He’s refusing to shake anyone’s hand until you turn up.’
When I walked in, Liam yelled: ‘Here’s my man, Stuey. Stuey, come here.’
He hugged me and we sat down at the back of the room where it got even more bizarre.
He had heard that my marriage was on the rocks and turned into my own private agony aunt.
Since his own marriage had also broken up earlier that year, I assumed he now thought he was an expert on the subject of divorce.
Not sure about that, though, given that the advice he gave me was: ‘The first year is the hardest. After that it’s a piece of cake, a walk in the park. Let’s have a beer.’
That was Liam’s version of marriage counselling, but I bet there’s not many people who can boast they’ve had that.”
For those of you who missed Noel Gallagher's special solo performance and sit down interview with Arts and Entertainment Channel's Breakfast and the Arts show back in 07 here's your chance to catch up!
Noel Gallagher on A&E Breakfast& The Arts, Part 1
Noel Gallagher on A&E Breakfast & The Arts, Part 2
Tickets for the Oasis concert at the River Plate Stadium date go on General Sale from today (28th March).
All tickets are available through Ticketek or +(54-11) 5-237-7200
Oasis recently announced they will be performing at the River Plate Stadium, Argentina's national football stadium and venue for the 1978 World Cup final on Sunday the 3rd of May.
Also known as 'El Monumental de Nuñez', the iconic stadium is the biggest stadium in Argentina for concerts.Oasis return to Argentina for the first time since playing a sold out show to 40,000 fans at the Buenos Aires Polo Fields in March of 2006.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher on Saturday denied that he is the man shown pointing at the Google Street View camera as it drove past his local pub in London last summer.
Liam Gallagher says the figure captured on Google Earth outside a pub in London is not him.
"Just saw google earth apparently that's meant to be me, who ... wears legwarmers with reeboks?? Not this kid!! LG," he wrote on Twitter.
Though available for a while in the United States, Google Street View only launched in Britain last week. As in America, the launch in Britain prompted people all over the country to try to find themselves or spot funny images and famous faces on the service.
Gallagher was apparently spotted outside The Queens pub in Camden, in north London, a place he's known to frequent.
The picture shows a man dressed in a dark T-shirt and long shorts sitting at an outdoor table. He points at the camera, obviously having seen the Google car and its Street View camera drive by.
The service blurs people's faces so it is hard to confirm whether it is Gallagher.
Though the man isn't wearing legwarmers, Gallagher is apparently talking about the man's ankle-high shoes and thick black socks.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet.
This is probably gonna be a load of rambling nonsense. It's 5am. I've been awake since 3.30am, I only went to bed at midnight!! Feel like that dude in that song by Faithless. I can't get no sleep. It's killing me, man.
Not a great deal going on either. The gigs in Osaka were quite run-of-the-mill. Unenjoyably-run-of-the-mill.
"The Sign" (I shall now refer to it from now on as "The Sign") was there. Down the front. Bright as a button. NOEL OR DIE.
Went to Tower Records yesterday. They still have amazing record shops out here. It was quite early so it was virtually empty. I'm in there 2 mins and on comes 'Stop The Clocks - The Best of Oasis' really fuckin' loud over the in-store PA.
"Ah..just what I wanted to hear".
I'm trying to ignore it and one of the little-uns comes up and asks for "my sign, please!", while pointing to the ceiling, very pleased with himself. "Thanks for that".
Bought 5 albums. All shit. I won't name names. I was just taking a punt, so to speak.
I'm fuckin' starving. I'm gonna order breakfast... Done, be here in 30 mins.
Bought a guitar yesterday. A Gibson SG. It's a new one. A re-issue of the George model. Not the ACTUAL model, but near enough. Looks good. Plays good.
Talking of guitars, I'm getting a bit concerned about my main one. The big red one. It's suddenly started to sound a bit old and tired. And it will NOT stay in tune. It is nearly 50 years old though. Might have to stop using it for a while. Bit worried, to be honest. I'm quite literally fucked without it.
We're traveling back to Tokyo today (but we've just come from there, surely?). 4 more nights there and that'll be it. Mind you, always a pleasure on that bullet train.
Incidentally, I was watching summat on BBC World the other day about them bullet trains and apparently since they went into service in the 60s, the average delay time..in almost 50 years..is 6 seconds. SIX SECONDS over 50 years!!?? And they've only had one derailment and that was during an earthquake!! Staggering, eh? No? Well, it is at 5am!!
Oasis announced earlier this month that they will be performing four dates in what will be their largest-ever tour of Brazil.
Tickets go on general sale for the shows from today (March 27th).
The band will play:
RIO DE JANEIRO - Citibank Hall – 7th May SÃO PAULO - Arena Anhembi – 9th May***NEW VENUE*** CURITIBA - Expotrade Convention and Exhibition Center – 10th May PORTO ALEGRE - Gigantinho – 12th May All tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by phone: (11) 2846-6000 (São Paulo) and 0300 789 6846 (other states)
Official Oasis Merchandise Store For USA & Canada Launched
Did you miss out on seeing the band on tour? Maybe you went to a show and didn?t have a chance to stop by the merch booth? You're in luck...the USA and Canada official online store has just launched a tour department with a bunch of new items!
Very limited quantities of these items are available and once they sell out, they?re gone forever so do not hesitate...check out the USA 2008 limited edition tour poster, the splat logo track jacket and a classic logo tee now available in red. Visit the tour department HERE.
Former bad boy Liam Gallagher tells Charlie Carter how he's settled down and grown up. Well, mostly ...
By his own admission, Brit-pop superstar Liam Gallagher is a reformed character.
When Oasis visit Hong Kong for a gig next month, gone will be the wild man who was banned from flying with Cathay Pacific for an airborne punch-up on a flight to Perth after their first show in the city in 1997 and in his place will be a calmer, more mature Gallagher who prefers a night indoors to one out on the town.
"I've done my partying," the former hellraiser says. "I like to be with the missus and our kid. We just go round people's houses or they come round to ours."It's a far cry from the young upstart from Manchester who rose to fame in the mid-1990s with a band that blazed bright at the vanguard of a newfound British rock euphoria, the banner-wavers of the Brit-pop sound.
Although there was little new about Oasis' musical style, theirs was the first British pop in a long time that swaggered. Songs such as Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger and Supersonic, although lyrically meaningless, had an ambition about them that ideally suited the times.
Adding to the myth was Liam and his songwriting brother Noel's penchant for fighting and partying. Rarely did a week pass when they weren't splashed over the tabloids for coming to blows in public, making outrageous statements or rumours of rampant drug ta!
Most prominent was their public rivalry with fellow Brit-! poppers Blur, which came to a head in 1995 when both bands released comeback tracks from new albums on the same day in what was billed as the "Brit-pop wars". Oasis lost that battle - Blur's Country House beat the Mancunians' Roll With It to the top spot - but with more than 10 million albums sold, they eventually won the war.
These days, it's Noel who tends to grab the headlines with his carousing. "Noel is out on the piss all the time," Liam says by telephone a day after a gig in Milan, part-way through the band's world tour promoting new album Dig Out Your Soul.
"Him and his missus like hanging out with all the comics and things like that."The suggestion that the younger Gallagher may have gone soft raises a few bristles and sees him regain his cockiness for a moment: "Listen, mate, I'm not teetotal. I have calmed down a little bit without a doubt. But not too much, I hope." And regarding that airline incident, he is resolute: "I don't regret anything," he says. "We did a show and went on the piss, you know what I mean? No one got hurt.
"The Gallaghers' relationship remains one of the oddest in rock. They fight in public, more than once resulting in Noel walking out on the band. Their credibility in the US was wrecked twice when the band cancelled tours after rows, one of which ended with Noel stomping out and a second that saw Liam refusing to leave Britain and instead go flat-hunting in London.
Today, Liam admits the two rarely fraternise outside of the band."We don't go for walks in the park. We don't go for brunches or lunches or whatever," he deadpans in his Mancunian drawl.
"That's the way it is - he's a different person from me, I'm a different person from him. We both live in London and, yeah, I could just go round his house, but I don't want to. I don't feel the need to go round and see my brother's head. And I'm sure it's the same for him."
Guitarist Gem Archer has also noticed a difference in the once-warring Gallaghers."There's a definite maturity that's becoming more apparent," says Gem, who! joined the band 10 years ago. "We've all got kids and we're all in it for the right reasons. It's about the music, not the money or the fame.
"It's not just the Gallaghers who've changed - the band is a whole different proposition from the snarly youngsters who burst on to the scene in the 90s. When they play the AsiaWorld-Arena on April 7, they'll be promoting Dig Out Your Soul, which has won critical acclaim for moving the band away from the so-called Oasis sound of Beatles-influenced melodies with an indie feel.
Archer attributes this to the band's new drummer, Chris Sharrock, who took the stool from Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey, and to the recording process for Soul."This album was a really easy process - from top to bottom in seven weeks," he says. "We didn't demo it, and it takes time to be able to do that. There's a certain amount of telepathy you need to do that."They have even changed their tune regarding old rivals Blur, who have reformed eight years after guitarist Graham Coxon walked out, leaving singer Damon Albarn to front the band.
"I'm happy that they're back together, 'cos then they can hopefully get rid of the Kaiser Chiefs," he says. "Now that I've grown up a little bit and got wiser, I'm happy for them, to be quite honest." He doesn't plan to be at their comeback gigs, though: "I don't think I'll be welcome. Me and Damon are all right, but I just don't want any of their fans getting heavy with me.
"The present tour, as planned, presented Oasis with a few more milestones. One not likely to be achieved, though, will be their first gigs on the mainland. The four-piece had been due to play in Shanghai and Beijing before performing in Hong Kong, but those shows were cancelled. The band say it's because Noel performed at a Tibetan freedom concert several years ago, a charge Beijing denies.
One thing they will achieve, however, is their first all-stadium trek around Britain, playing football grounds such as Wembley. It's a big deal even for! a band that filled Knebworth - a huge venue - for two nights !in 1996, playing to an estimated 500,000 people.
"Initially when we put out the dates, I thought 'I hope someone knows what they're doing here'," says Archer. "And when they all sold by 3pm, it was pretty breathtaking. Playing stadiums is the ultimate buzz. It was a dream when I was in London, busking."Liam is less philosophical: "I play small gigs, I play big gigs, I play really big gigs. It's all the same to me."But one gig he won't be playing is Glastonbury.
Although the band was welcomed at the British festival with open arms early in their career, their last appearance, in 2005, was a shambolic affair marred by a lacklustre performance and jeers from the audience."No, I'm never playing that place again," Liam says. "It's s***. I don't like it, it's full of idiots and paparazzi taking pictures of you when you're out of your head, know what I mean? That's no good. I don't like the sound either, the f***ing sound system is s***."
Oasis Live in Hong Kong, Apr 7, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena,!
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Noel Gallaghers Daughter Sings Clash Classic at Charity Bash
Noel Gallagher's daughter looks to have inherited her dad's rock genes.
Eight-year-old Anais gave The Clash guitarist Mick Jones an impromptu rendition of the band's classic Should I Stay Or Should I Go at a Mummy Rocks charity bash.
Mick was joined by the likes of Anais' mum, Meg Matthews, and fellow Primrose Hill set Sadie Frost and Jenny Frost, who brought along their kids, too, for the Peter Pan themed kid's party held in Notting Hill.
Mummy Rocks, supported by St. Tropez, is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital
From NoelGallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet.com
That girl was waiting for me at the airport. With the sign. "NOEL OR DIE". What does it mean!? I did try and ask her, sadly all she was interested in was a bloody picture. I then used the tried and tested English method for international communication; I asked her really ..slowly.
"WHAT ...DOES ...IT ...MEAN?"
She looked at me like The Mighty I looks at me when I'm asking him something.
"THE SIGN ...WHAT ...DOES ...IT ...MEAN?"
She replied very slowly with two simple words.
That's got to the bottom of that then, eh? I'm glad I AM Noel though. Wouldn't want to die, or anything.
We're in Osaka for the next 3 days. What can I tell you about Osaka? Nothing. I bought a guitar here once.
With that in mind, I think I'll order breakfast and get out and about.
Liam Gallagher Won't Strut The Catwalk For Own Label
Singer declines NME's offer to strut his stuff
Liam Gallagher has dashed hopes he will launch his new fashion label Pretty Green by taking to the catwalk himself.
In this week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands today (March 25), we take a look at the Oasis singer's new fashion line, find out the star's plans, plus look at the possibility of the label launching with a fashion show.
(Liam up on the Catwalk at Versace Menswear Show in Milan)
To encourage Gallagher to take to the catwalk himself, Gallows singer Frank Carter even provides some advice following his stint at a fashion show during London Fashion Week in February.
However, responding to the article via his Twitter account, the frontman has declined the option to strut his stuff.
"Just been reading the NME about me doing a catwalk to premier(e) prettygreen," he wrote "No fucking chance! LG."
It is yet to be seen whether Pretty Green will launch with a fashion show, but the label's first collection is due this summer.
For the full story get this week's issue of NME now.
Say Cheese! Liam Gallagher Snapped By Google's Mapping Service
London, March 25 (IANS) Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher was photographed by Google’s new mapping service as he was having a beer.
The 36-year-old Gallagher was having a drink at Street View, reported thesun.co.uk. He spotted the Google camera car taking his pictures and pointed at it. But his face was blurred since it is Google’s policy to not reveal anyone’s identity.
A source said: “If there’s one man you’d recognise having a pint, it’s Liam Gallagher. He’s often in The Queens. He must be the most high-profile celeb to be caught on Google Street View.”
The band spokesperson said the person was “very possibly” Gallagher.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet.com
Been in Sapporo for the last couple of days (did I mention that?). It's snowing. SNOWING! Thought we'd left the winter behind in Europe. Apparently not. Seems like we're being haunted by the cold on this tour.
Gig was good. Uneventful, but good. I say gig, they're more like concert performances over here. You can hear a pin drop between songs.
Played that song "Whatever" for the first time in.. what.. 12 years? Bizarrely enough it's our most famous song in Japan. The kids are always mithering for it. Dunno why I decided to play it last night. Guess it means I'll have to play it every night now.
Went out to watch the Liverpool-Aston Villa match after the concert last night. At an IRISH BAR!! They're everywhere. I bet there's one in Kabul. Liverpool won 5-0, as I remember. Every time they scored, the DJ in the bar played "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Gerry and the bloody Pacemakers. 5 times he played it!! 5 TIMES!! Good times though.
We're flying to Osaka today. Now, in fact.
Before I get off, tell me what you think of this.. There's been a fan following me around since I got here carrying a sign that says, in fluorescent lettering, NOEL OR DIE! Now given the fact that the Japanese have a certain way with the English, I'm still not quite sure what it means. NOEL OR DIE!??
In a bit. GD.
PS. As I'm sending this I'm watching some "human beat-box battle" on Japanese telly. Human beat-box? Human cunt-box, more like.
Crowd Sings Along to Oasis, Don't Look Back in Anger , Osaka Japan . 3-24-09
Russel Brandt To Make Radio Comeback With Noel Gallagher
Controversial Essex comedian Russell Brand may have had to quit the BBC over the Sachsgate affair, but you'll be able to listen to some of his radio shows again soon.
A four disc box set of the Grays comedian's Radio 2 shows is to be released on April 13 by Vertigo records.
The Best of What's Legal will feature the highlights of Brand's show which ran for just over two years from November 2006, attracting around 300,000 listeners and 700,000 podcast downloads each week.
Featured in The Best of What's Legal are Brand's regular radio sidekick Matt Morgan, resident poet Mr Gee and guest contributor Noel Gallagher. Comedians Simon Amstell, Alan Carr and Noel Fielding also make guest appearances.
The box set includes three CDs of radio shows and a DVD of Russell's 'viddycasts' plus there'll also be a special, limited edition 7" numbered picture disc of A Bit Of The Best Of What's Legal released on April 13.
Listen out for Russell on the radio once more when he hosts a one-off show on Talksport on April 17 with Noel Gallagher.
Oasis did a very rare thing last night. To the delight of the Japanese fans the band added their classic hit Whatever to last night's set list This is one of few changes to the Dig Out Your Soul set list Oasis has made during this tour.
You can watch Noel's acoustic version from last night on youtube here and listen here
Yesterdays set list from the Makomanai Ice Arena in Sapporo Japan:
Fuckin' In The Bushes Rock 'N' Roll Star Lyla The Shock Of The Lightning Cigarettes & Alcohol The Meaning Of Soul To Be Where There's Life Waiting For The Rapture The Masterplan Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory Ain't Got Nothin' The Importance Of Being Idle I'm Outta Time Wonderwall Supersonic Whatever Don't Look Back In Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I Am The Walrus
NOEL Gallagher has blamed one of his least favourite bands for the world’s economic downturn.
The Oasis frontman, 41, believes he has the answer to why times are so bad.
He said: “Apart from the fact that the global conspiracy theorists have seemingly been right all along, we managed to trace back the actual moment the storm clouds started to gather to when Franz Ferdinand won the Mercury Muzak Prize. Think about it.”
Meet Liam Gallagher's Rock N Roll Designer Competition
Did you know that Liam Gallagher who recently announced the launching of his own clothing line called Pretty Green is in very good company?
Musicradar came up with this long list of 11 other rock n roll stars wanting to dress you up :
The Edun clothing company was formed by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. All fair-trade clobber, but they don't seem to sell stack-heeled shoes. No profit line on the horizon for those?
The Guns N' Roses / Velvet Revolver drummer's music might not be suave, but his Sorum Noce suits are pretty sharp. And he saves money by hiring bandmates Duff McKagan and Slash as models.
Kiss's tail-tongued mastermind has his own clobber company, called Moneybag. "This Italian Calfskin wallet should always, always, always, be full of cash. And Gene agrees," says his website. Hmm, we might take a hat.
Timberlake's wares succeeded in "capturing the soul of authentic Southern heritage and married it with the edge of contemporary Hollywood". So, he wants you to dress like The Eagles?
Now he's left Velvet Revolver, Weiland can spend more time on his English Laundry clothing line with designer Christopher Wicks. MusicRadar presumes the needle work is exemplary.
Avenged Sevenfold's rhythm guitarist has his own brand of t-shirts, hoodies and accessories called Vengeance University. Most bear the tag: "Est. 6661". Which means he's quoting the 'number of the beast', or this clothing doesn't actually exist for another 4653 years?
Benji and Joel Madden
The Good Charlotte brothers once sang negatively about Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous. But since 2005 their DCMA clothing line has been a hit with the rich and famous, including Benji's sometime-girlfriend Paris Hilton. Rich, famous, whatever…
The world's most self-assured man sells his own shoes, glasses and accessories lines. But if you buy Kanye's sneakers by Louis Vuitton, just make sure you live like him. "I hire someone specially to take care of my shoes," says West. "They clean them, box them and take a picture of them so it's easier to find them." Kanye clearly has a tough life.
Shawn Carter is a true entrepreneur, and sold his Rocawear business in 2007 for a tidy $204million.
Sean Combs' Sean John clothing and fragrance line is hugely popular now and worth multi-millions. But MusicRadar does question the name of his recent fragrance.
Q: "Mmm, what are you wearing honey?" A: "It's Unforgiveable". Result?: Lady makes quick exit.
Gallagher is none too impressed by the sort of clothes worn by younger rock stars.
Says Liam: "The reason I'm doing it is I like clothes. We're going to do clothes I like, if people like it cool. If they don't, they don't."
15 Years later Britrock legends Oasis are still going strong. Seems like the only differences are new band members and the now larger venues but the fans are clearly still mad ferret. Check out the two clips below shot during their first Japan visit in 1994 and the current Dig Out Your Soul tour last week, both in Tokyo.
Oasis - Live4ever , 1994-09-15 Tokyo - Club Quattro
Not much of a video , but you get the idea....
Oasis - Rock 'n' Roll Star, 20 March 2009, Makuhari Messe Hall 8, Tokyo,Japan
Bootlegs of Oasis' current Dig Out Your Soul shows in Japan can be found via the L4e Forum on our Sound and Vision board.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet
That bullet train malarky was most enjoyable. The sight of Mount Fuji was, and indeed is, always amazing. Majestic, in fact. A bit like that new Kasabian album. But then I am biased.
Had a mooch round Shinjuku yesterday. What a day'n'all. The sun had his hat on, let me tell you. Jet lag's a killer, man. Was well spaced out all day.
Bought a colossal jacket. For real. Can't work out how much it was though. I'm shit at maths. It was from Stone Island so I'd be amazed if it wasn't about 5 grand!!
I see City went through to the last 8 of the UEFA cup. With a whimper. Typical. At least we got there though. Shay Given, I will kiss you on the face if we win it - which is a ludicrous thought. Still..best start thinking of what to do if we actually get in the final.
Just done a round of interviews in which I was asked to explain what I thought has gone wrong with the global economy!! Apart from the fact that the global conspiracy theorists have seemingly been right all along, we managed to trace back the actual moment the storms clouds started to gather to when Franz Ferdinand won the Mercury Muzak Prize. THINK ABOUT IT.
Falling Down Chosen as Theme Song for Anime Series
Production I.G. has announced that it has chosen English rock band's Oasis hit Falling down as the opening theme song to its anime series Eden of East .The song is from the band's latest album, Dig Out Your Soul, and it is the first anime collaboration for Oasis.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour blog on Oasisinet
Well, that gig was rubbish. Ring rust maybe (not that there's any rust round my ring, you understand!). Dunno. That's 3 shit gigs in a row for me now - if we're counting the Radio 1 / BBC stuff last week, which I am. This is worrying. No one else seems to be that concerned though, maybe it's just me, eh?
Not much happening after the gig. Everyone's a bit sleepy. Which is a joke 'cos you simply cannot sleep in this country. It's mental. No wonder they're always inventing gadgets. No-one ever sleeps. They've got to do SOMETHING.
Am currently on a bullet train speeding like shit off a stick into the future! Tokyo, to be exact. I love Tokyo. Great kids. Mad as custard.
The last time we spoke to Oasis, Liam Gallagher said he’d come up with a perfume called Mad Ferret if there was new line of work he could do. But some six months down the road, when we mentioned that to him, he thought we were mad.
In fact, don’t even suggest that there’s anything else he’d rather do than be in Oasis (even if you’re right and you’ve got the tape recording to prove it).
“Not interested in anything that’s not Oasis,” he said over the phone from London. “Oasis is my thing. I was born to be in Oasis. I was born to make Oasis the best. That’s what my goal is.”
Part of that goal is touring for their current hit album, Dig Out Your Soul. They have a scheduled stop in Singapore on April 5 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The album — one of the best albums of last year, declared Britain’s NME magazine — has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide since its release last October, and is the latest feather in the cap for a band that’s sold more than 50 million records and has had eight Number One singles in Britain.
“Them songs are amazing (sic),” said Gallagher, adding that he couldn’t wait to show off the new album to the audience here.
“I love the music. I love playing it. I love going around the world, seeing the fans and stuff. I can’t wait to get back there.”
You guys played Singapore about three years ago. Can you remember what that show was like? You know what? I can never remember that far back. I imagine that it was a good show. At least I thought it was good. Er, was it any good?
I thought so. How’s the tour going so far? It’s been going really good, we’re playing really well, I’m singing really well. I think we’re rockin’. If we’re all well and I haven’t got a sore throat or anything, then it’s all good as far as I’m concerned.
Have there been any Spinal Tap moments? I mean, being in a band with your brother is Spinal Tap, full stop. It’s always Spinal Tap.
What can we expect this time? Well, you’re going to see the best rock n’ roll band in the world, as far as I’m concerned. I mean, we’re not daft, we don’t jump around and get our socks off. We’re not like Guns N’ Roses. We know what we’re doing. (But) you want people to join in, don’t you, and feel good. That’s the kind of band we are.
We’re not a band of miserable arty-farty outfit. We want people to get in and have a lot of fun. It’s all good, mate.
Do you get bored singing the early stuff? I like everything to do with Oasis. Otherwise I wouldn’t do it, know what I mean? No, I don’t get bored at all. I mean there’re days when you get bored — full stop. It’s got nothing to do with music. It’s to do with life in general.
So no more sex, drugs and rock n’ roll? I dunno. What do you reckon? I’m definitely into the sex, and I’m definitely into the rock n’ roll, but the drugs, well ... I can do without.
Do you miss your kids while on the road? Well, they do their thing and I do my thing, but I’ve found that after three weeks, I start getting a bit mental and I want to go home. When you get older, you start appreciating your family more. But this is what I do, this is my job. I’ve got to pay the bills.
You consider being in Oasis a job? Of course, it is a job, but it’s the best job in the world.
What’s your philosophy? Just don’t think about it.
Describe Oasis in less than 10 words. The best band in the world.
As a performer... (Interrupting) I don’t see myself as a performer. I’m not. Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger — they’re performers. I’m just a rock n’ roll singer. I sing songs and that’s the end of it.
What’ll you do when the music’s over? It’s never going to be over. But who knows, mate? Hopefully, we’ll all be well. And keep producing great music. I’m never going to split this band up. I love it. I’m having such a good time.
Do you want to continue playing forever, like The Rolling Stones? I don’t want to be like anyone. I want to be like Oasis. If we’re fit and keep writing good music, then that’s what I’m going to do till I die. Forget the Stones, who gives a s**t about the Stones?
Oasis will be including Venezuela in their forthcoming South American tour which includes the already announced gigs in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. The band will play Campo de Futbol USB in Caracas on April 28th.
Tickets go on sale from Friday (March 20th) through Hard Rock Café Caracas (Sambil), Recordland (Sambil and CCCT) and Esperanto (Paseo Las Mercedes, San Ignacio and Recreo), www.evenpro.com and (212) 703-0701.
Liam Gallagher has posted a new video online explaining why he's started his Pretty Green clothing label.
Scroll down now to see Gallagher talking about what clothes mean to him, and why he hates the "skinny" look favoured by the likes of The Horrors and The Strokes.
In the video, which was posted on Prettygreen.com, the Oasis man says his disappointment in the current men's clothing market was one of the factors that lead him to start Pretty Green.
"I'm just doing it [launching the clothing range] because there's a lack of…the stuff I want. You can't really get it," he said. "I'm not gonna be putting anything out unless I'd wear it."
The singer also laid into what he called "the skinny look", saying he hopes Pretty Green will force a change in the style's popularity.
He ranted: "I'm not into the skinny look. These skinny things. That's what I'm here for, to fucking get rid of that shit. You know them shoes that just come at you like a fucking snooker cue?! It's like, leave it out man! You got a license for them bastards or what?!"
Gallagher can also be seen inspecting a pair of 'Pretty Green' shoes in the video, declaring them "fucking tasty".
The star joked at his Oasis bandmates would only get to wear the clothes "if they get their hands in their pockets.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet.com
Now then. How is everybody? Not that I give a shit, just being polite.
We're in Japan. I've got quite a soft spot for this mob. Who hasn't? Lovely little fellas, they are.
Got thrown out of a taxi this morning. At least I think I did. Hard to tell over here. There was shouting and pointing and then the international hand signal for "Get the fuck out of my cab, you western dog!"
Jet lag will put a downer on the gig tonight. I already can't be arsed. Nevermind. They've got Yorkshire tea bags on the rider which, let's face it, is all that matters to a 40 year old Northerner.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty won top honors at the 2009 International Andy Awards tonight, receiving the Grandy, which comes with a $50,000 cash prize, for the integrated campaign "Dig out your soul in the streets" for Oasis.
Promoting the band's seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, from Warner Bros., the campaign introduced the new music on the streets of New York City, where band members taught street musicians to play their songs for two weeks leading up to the release last fall. In addition to the guerilla effort, the launch included a digital push that distributed a documentary about the New York event through MySpace.
"It's become very clear that new thinking in new media has replaced traditional 'advertising' executions," said Mark Waites, creative director, founding partner of Mother in London and chairman of this year's jury. "Clients and their agencies are becoming adept at embracing unusual approaches, concepts and [media] to transport their creative vision into work that makes viewers take notice and respond."
Droga5, New York, was the only multiple U.S. gold winner, taking home two gold statues for the Sara Silverman-starring viral video for the Jewish Council for Education and Research called "The Great Schlep." The other U.S. gold winners were Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, for the Comcast spot "Rabbit," Crispin Porter + Boguksy, Miami, for the Burger King "Whopper sacrifice" digital campaign and Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore., for the Coca-Cola commercial "It's Mine."
Droga5 also took home two additional prizes, the Richard T. O' Reilly Award, which honors public service announcements, and the Innovation Award, which celebrates forward-thinking work, both for the "Million Project." Created for the New York Department of Education, the campaign inspired students by engaging their interest in cell phone technology and interactivity. It included collateral, a Web site and PR.
The Miami Ad School Europe won the Glenn C. Smith Scholarship in the student competition.
Liam Gallagher Launches New Clothing Line - Pretty Green
The world's most exciting front man is ready to give the world of fashion a rework. Liam Gallagher of Brit rock legend's Oasis announced that he is set to launch a clothing line of his own called Pretty Green and proclaims:"I'm not gonna be putting anything out unless I'd wear it... ".
Not only will Liam's company offer cool new clothing but his website Prettygreen.com will also run wicked competitions for members around launch time. According to an assistant fans can submit questions ,which if picked, Liam will answer by video...and you can comment on his blog too!
Liam will also be twittering when he returns to touring giving his brother Noel a run for his money. The older Gallagher brothers' "Tales from the middle of Nowhere" which is a humorous tour diary Noel writes via his cell phone recently won best Band Blog at the Shockwave NME Awards.
Here's a little preview of a photo shoot taken in Milan recently showing Liam and team working on the new line of clothing:
Stayed tuned for more exiting news in days to come!
Ricky Hatton has revealed how the Gallagher brothers turned into the Chuckle Brothers when they climbed into a ring for the first time.
The Hitman lifted the lid on the Burnage rockers' antics when they carried his IBO and Ring magazine world title belts ahead of his showdown with Paulie Malignaggi last November.
Hatton has forged a friendship with the Oasis stars, and invited them to join him on the ring walk, holding the championship belts above their heads.
But part-time comedian Hatton, who becomes deadly serious on fight night, was almost reduced to a giggle as the pair warmed to their tasks.
Hatton also told an audience at the Lowry Theatre that the bad boys showed a gentler side on seeing the brutality of boxing close up - even prompting Liam to plead with him to quit.
But the fun started as Hatton and his entourage lined up in the tunnel, ready to make their entrance into the MGM Grand's Garden Arena.
"I handed Liam one of the belts, and he asked me what he should do with it, so I told him to hold it above his head," said Hatton. "When we got in the ring I could hear Liam telling Noel `Look at the floor, there's blood on the floor!'
"Noel said to him `Yes, you're in a boxing ring!"
Hatton also told Liam to show the belt to Malignaggi, meaning from the safety of his own corner. But the Mancunian swaggered across the ring, almost thrusting the belt in the opponent's face, and shouted "Whatcha think about that!"
"I wouldn't mind," quipped Hatton. "But Paulie is a New York Italian, and half of the Sopranos were at ringside."
The Gallaghers took ringside seats for the fight, and were astounded at the ferocity of the contest, even though Hatton's 11-round stoppage win was not one of his hardest fights.
"Liam pulled me over after the fight and asked me how many more I was planning to have," said Hatton. "I told him three or four, and he replied `You must be off your head'. He was pleading with me to pack it in."
Hatton also revealed his biggest hate figure - United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Asked who he would choose if he could knock out anyone in the world, Hatton only hesitated for a moment before answering: "I don't dislike too many people, but it would probably be Ronaldo.
"He is the best footballer in the world, but he is on his backside more times than his feet.
"United were on the telly the other night when I was Hoovering, and when the Hoover bumped into the telly Ronaldo fell over."
Hatton was also asked who he would like to play him if a film was made of his life story. He replied: "They would have to have two people playing me. Johnny Vegas when I'm out of training, Brad Pitt when I'm in it."
Hatton, meanwhile, believes his little brother Matthew is ready to grab some of the limelight.
The 27-year-old headlines the first local show put on by Ricky's own promotions company on March 28, taking on former European champion Ted Bami in an IBO title eliminator in Altrincham.
And his elder sibling is predicting the time is ripe for "Magic" Matthew to blossom into a top-class fighter.
Having split with long-time trainer Billy Graham following defeat by Failsworth's Craig Watson, a superb victory over Ben Tackie in November made a few people sit up and take notice.
And with a new training regime under Lee Beard, and occasionally Ricky's new mentor Floyd Mayweather Senior, Ricky says his kid brother is about to shine.
"His career has stuttered and stalled, but now you are going to see the best of him," said Ricky.
"He is coming into his own. In his fight with Watson he didn't do himself justice.
"In his last few fights under Billy his heart wasn't really in it. Training was becoming very much hard work for Billy due to his injuries, and it was taking all his effort to get his work done with me.
"Consequently Matthew was suffering a little bit and it showed in his performances.
"He is in a new camp now, working on different things. It's the same as it is with me - when you are given new training methods and new and exciting things to work on you get a bit of hunger and buzz back."
Prize is for 1 x pair of weekend camping tickets to V Festival Chelmsford. Closing date for entries is 31st March. Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email no later than 5th April.
Noel Gallagher: UK Media Only Interested in Gossip
Noel Gallagher remains true to form
After Chinese authorities revoked their performance license for Liam Gallagher of Oasis's performance at a Free Tibet benefit concert over 10 years ago in the United States, you would think the Brit-rockers would put forth at least some effort to do some diligent PR for their upcoming show in Korea.
Oasis' forthcoming April 1 concert at the Olympic Gymnasium in southern Seoul will be their second concert in Korea since 2006 when they performed to a sold-out crowd at the Olympic Hall.
"Hmm? The fans were crazy," Noel said of his band's show three years ago in the nation's capital. In an e-mail interview with The Korea Herald, the critically acclaimed band and the crotchety half of the Gallagher brothers, tip-toed around standard inquiries with classic curmudgeon-like approach.
Having enjoyed a career which has spanned 17 years, critics and fans alike have showered their latest and 7th studio release "Dig Your Soul," with universal praise.
So what does get them going?
"Everyone and everything," Noel said.
"Smoking and drinking and watching TV during my spare time gives me inspiration."
Never ones to kowtow to the media, Liam and Noel have often been publicly visible through their diva-like tantrums and feuds. Whether their apathetic views have been theatrics or not, Oasis is one of the few remaining bands that still represent the archetypal rock 'n' roll image.
"Asian media seems to be more polite and philosophical. U.K. media is very cynical," he said.
"They're not interested in music. They're only interested in gossip."
Oasis has been described as everything from arrogant Beatles-wannabes to innovators of Britpop and rock. And when it was revealed the band would deviate from their trademark sound to a harder, grittier sound, there were concerns whether this would alienate the band's core group of fans who had been there since the beginning.
Ironically, the reception from the U.K. media has been especially positive since the album's release late last year. When the Manchester-based band's first single, "The Shock of the Lightning," was given its initial round of rotation on-air, music journalists hailed the band as returning to form. England's most respected and representative music magazine "Q," even dedicated 50 pages of their publication to the band and the album.
For information on tickets, contact Yellow 9 Entertainment (02) 3444-9969 or Interpark (02) 1544-1555.
via L4e / koreaherald.co.kr / photo: Paul Bachmann
Noel Gallagher Charity Album Now Available For Download
For all of you who missed out on the special CD included in the Sunday Times you now have the ability to download the album from the official Oasis store!
‘The Dreams We Have As Children (Live for Teenage Cancer Trust)’ is available to download from today Monday 16th March:
01. (It’s Good) To Be Free 02. Talk Tonight 03. Fade Away 04. Cast No Shadow 05. Half The World Away 06. The Importance of Being Idle 07. The Butterfly Collector 08. All You Need Is Love 09. Don’t Go Away 10. Listen Up 11. Sad Song 12. Wonderwall 13. Slide Away 14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 15. Don’t Look Back In Anger 16. Married With Children
A donation has been made to Teenage Cancer Trust in respect of the use of these recordings.
The Dreams We Have As Children (Live for Teenage Cancer Trust)’ features classic and rare tracks from the Oasis canon along with several cover versions of some of Noel’s favourite artists. Songs by The Beatles and The Smiths are featured here along with a very special duet with Paul Weller performing The Jam’s ‘The Butterfly Collector’.
Oasis are long time supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust and are proud to continue their support. As well as Noel’s appearance with special guests in 2007, the band headlined the event in 2002. In addition Noel has made several guest appearances himself over the decade.
OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER refuses to move to the U.S., because he doesn't want his kids to grow up with American accents.
The guitarist admits he is tempted to swap Britain for a life in sunny Los Angeles, with his partner Sara MACDonald, their eighteen-month-old son Donovan and his daughter Anais from his marriage to Meg Mathews. But he's scared of his kids sounding American.
Gallagher explains, "L.A., I've kind of grown to love it, and I never thought I'd say that. I'd probably love to get a house in between Madonna and Robbie Williams, it'd be brilliant.
"I'm not sure I could ever actually live out there, I don't think it'd be fair on the kids. I'm not gonna (sic) have a child with an American accent, calling me 'pop'."
Oasis have returned to the Top Ten of the UK singles chart tonight (March 15) - but have failed to claim their first Number One single since 2005.
'Falling Down', the third single to be taken from current LP 'Dig Out Your Soul', is the band's 23rd UK Top Ten hit, but only just made it, going in at Ten.
The new chart-topper is 'Barry Islands In The Stream', the Comic Relief charity single featuring comedians from the show 'Gavin And Stacey' as well as Tom Jones and Robin Gibb from The Bee Gees, who wrote the original 'Islands In The Stream', a hit in 1984 for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
UK singles chart Top Ten:
1. Comic Relief 09 – 'Barry Islands In The Stream' 2. Flo Rida fest Kesha - 'Right Round' 3. The Saturdays – 'Just Can't Get Enough' 4. Lady GaGa – 'Poker Face' 5. Taylor Swift – 'Love Story' 6. Kelly Clarkson – 'My Life Would Suck Without You' 7. Ti Ft Justin Timberlake - 'Dead And Gone' 8. Kings Of Leon – 'Use Somebody' 9. Akon ft Offishall/c O'Donis – 'Beautiful' 10. Oasis – 'Falling Down'
Today you received your free Noel Gallagher CD with The Sunday Times. This personal and intimate 11-track CD from one of the creative forces behind Oasis was performed at the Royal Albert Hall, with special guests, for Teenage Cancer Trust.
To celebrate this exclusive give away, The Sunday Times is offering you the chance to win two tickets to an Oasis concert. As one of Britain's best-loved rock'n'roll bands, they are touring the UK from June 4 to July 12.
Tickets for this stadium tour are very limited but we have six pairs to give away to a concert of your choice.
To enter this competition simply click here and enter your details, select your preferred date and location and click submit. (sorry UK residents only)
I Prefer The School Run To Getting Wrecked Every Night,' Liam Gallagher Confesses
Liam Gallagher and his brother Noel have always been two of my favourite celebrities. Absurdly talented, outrageously outspoken and often shockingly badly behaved, they shoot from the verbal and physical hip, don't care what people think of them and make fantastic records.
Although I've met Noel a few times - including one memorable occasion at Tony Blair's 'Cool Britannia' party at Number 10 in 1997, when I caught him about to pen a Hitler moustache on Margaret Thatcher's portrait - I've never properly met Liam. Until tonight, that is. And let's just say, he didn't disappoint.
An old friend of mine, Stephen Purdew - who owns various top health clubs, including Champneys - had his wedding at Claridge's hotel, and as I sipped champagne at the reception, I was led over to meet Liam.
'Hey, man - 'ow are you?' he said. 'Like that chat show of yours; it's sound.'
'Thanks - I'd love to have you on as a guest.'
'No, no, I don't do f****** interviews. I leave it to our kid to sound off. He likes doing that.'
We then spent 20 minutes having the most hilarious conversation I've had with anyone for a long time. Liam speaks like a machine gun, firing out brilliantly provocative one-liners.
'How's your brother?' He grimaced.
'Have you got brothers?' he asked.
'Well, he's like that.'
'Often quite annoying, then?'
'I didn't expect to see you at a party like this.'
'Nor did I. I don't go out a lot, to be honest, but I like Stephen, and I've just finished a tour two days ago, and when that happens I always feel a big comedown when I get home. I miss the buzz of being on stage and just mope around the house if I'm at home. So it's nice to come out.'
'You seem a lot calmer these days.'
'I am, I am. I prefer going on the school run, or to my local supermarket, to getting wrecked every night. I've grown up.'
'Hang on - you go to your local supermarket?' 'Yeah, man - Waitrose, all the time. It's sound. I like the fish counter - it's a real laugh round there.'
At which point I spotted his shoes: a pair of leopard-skin loafers.
'Interesting footwear, Liam...'
'I f****** love these, man. LOVE them. I've got two pairs, and wear them all the time.'
'We used to rely on you when I was a newspaper editor. On a quiet day, we'd hope you'd turn up at some awards show and start hitting and abusing everyone.'
'Yeah, well, that's because I never won anything, and I'd be on loads of drugs. Now they give me all the f****** awards, and I don't take drugs, so I don't get so wound up!'
'So you'll be on best behaviour tonight, then?' Liam smiled, and leant towards me. 'Listen, man, I could still drink anyone in this room under the f****** table. Don't worry about that. Any one of 'em.'
Get Your Free Gallagher CD in Today's Sunday Times
The Sunday Times will today be giving away an 11 track CD with the newspaper which, alongside the downloads already given away this week, gives readers the full tracklisting for ‘The Dreams We Have As Children (Live for Teenage Cancer Trust)’.
A donation has been made to Teenage Cancer Trust in respect of the use of these recordings. On 16th March the full album will be available to buy digitally (only) from a selection of online retailers.
‘The Dreams We Have As Children (Live for Teenage Cancer Trust)’ features classic and rare tracks from the Oasis canon along with several cover versions of some of Noel’s favourite artists. Songs by The Beatles and The Smiths are featured here along with a very special duet with Paul Weller performing The Jam’s ‘The Butterfly Collector’.
Oasis are long time supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust and are proud to continue their support. As well as Noel’s appearance with special guests in 2007, the band headlined the event in 2002. In addition Noel has made several guest appearances himself over the decade.
The Sunday Times free CD on Sunday 15th March:
1. Fade Away 2. Listen Up 3. Half The World Away 4. The Butterfly Collector 5. All You Need Is Love 6. Don't Go Away 7. Sad Song 8. Wonderwall 9. Slide Away 10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 11. Married With Children
‘The Dreams We Have As Children (Live for Teenage Cancer Trust)’ is available to download from Monday 16th March:
1. (It’s Good) To Be Free 2. Talk Tonight 3. Fade Away 4. Cast No Shadow 5. Half The World Away 6. The Importance of Being Idle 7. The Butterfly Collector 8. All You Need Is Love 9. Don’t Go Away 10. Listen Up 11. Sad Song 12. Wonderwall 13. Slide Away 14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 15. Don’t Look Back In Anger 16. Married With Children
As part of the band's world tour, Oasis announced today that they will be playing in Lima, Peru on April 30th at the Estadio Nacional.
This will be part of the band's fourth Latin America tour but marks the first time they will have played in Peru.
***NEW ONSALE TIME!*** Tickets go on sale on Thursday 19th March at 11am (local time) through Tele Ticket.
Oasis have just finished their most successful Western European tour to date. On a world tour that has already seen them take in sold-out dates in the UK, USA, Mexico and Western Europe, the band begin their largest ever Japanese tour on 18th March in Nagoya.
I'm aware of the current RSS issues . Since the Twitter headlines get fed via my RSS there are no automatic headline tweets either. I will make sure to manually update the tweets throughout the day as the fine folks at blogger figure out why a lot of blogs are without a feed at the moment.
Oasis star Noel Gallagher looks unhappy as a dirty fan hugs him outside London's Groucho Club after BBC's Red Nose Day show
He may be used to spending time with his famously scruffy little brother Liam but this new admirer was enough to make even Noel Gallagher look uncomfortable. The Oasis frontman looked taken aback as he was accosted by an enthusiastic fan for a late night embrace.
Noel was caught off guard as the bearded and bedraggled passer-by threw his arms around the star as he emerged from a nightclub.
The fan, clad in a dirt covered camouflage jacket and jogging bottoms, collared the Mancunian singer as he came out of London's Groucho Club on Friday night. Noel looked uncertain at first before warming to the encounter and the pair parted smiling as he joked with friends.
The superstar had earlier performed new Oasis single Falling Down during a special live version of Top Of The Pops as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. The band were joined on the show by fellow guests U2 and Franz Ferdinand.
Welsh legend Tom Jones also joined the line-up to sing Comic Relief single (Barry) Islands in the Stream with Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones from hit comedy Gavin and Stacey.
Noel's hug ended a busy day which including a recording session for Radio One's Live Lounge.
Oasis, who released seventh album Dig Out Your Soul last year, are preparing to embark on a tour of Asia, South Africa and South America later this month before staging three homecoming gigs in Manchester's Heaton Park in June. In August they will headline the V Festival.
Last Chance To Grab A Free Noel Gallagher Track On iTunes Now
(Sorry UK only)
The Times and Times Online are offering you five free Noel Gallagher tracks to download from Tuesday, March 10 to Saturday, March 14.Each day from you’ll find a new song from the Oasis musician’s live, acoustic performance at the Royal Albert Hall with special guests in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Times will print a link in the paper each day (for five days) which takes readers to a specific page on iTunes (www.itunes.co.uk) where they can download a different song each day for free.
Click here to get todays track 'Don't Look Back In Anger' buy The Sunday Times this weekend and complete the concert with a free, 11-track CD of the performance, featuring tracks that are not available to download and an exclusive interview with Noel.
The Magical Oasis Tour is Waiting to Take You Away...
Oasis have been honoured with a music tour exploring the history of the Manchester band formed by Noel and Liam Gallagher.
For £10-a-head, fans can be guided around landmarks in the life of Burnage's most famous sons.
Sights on the two-and-a-half-hour tour include where the brothers went to school, where they first rehearsed together as a band and the record shop where they bought singles from.
The bus tour was the idea of Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill who already runs a series of Manchester Music bus and walking tours alongside music expert Phill Gatenby revealing famous locations in the history of bands including Joy Division and The Smiths.
Mr Gill already knows Noel from the days he was just a budding musician who ended up becoming a roadie for the Inspirals after failing to win a place as the band's singer.
The band, originally called The Rain, even re-named themselves Oasis after seeing the name on a poster of Inspiral Carpets' tour venues.
Mr Gill said: "I first met Noel when he came up to me in the Hacienda and told me he was a fan of the Inspirals and gave me a cassette of him playing acoustic guitar. He was still working for the gas board back then.
"When our singer left in 1988, we asked him to come for an audition but we were after something really specific, so to break it gently to him we asked him to come and be our roadie, but he became more or less the sixth member of the band. But then he joined up with his brother and formed Oasis."
The tour will launch on June 6 ahead of the band's huge Heaton Park gigs, but is available for private bookings before then.
The tour includes perhaps the most famous fan landmark - Sifters Record Shop in Didsbury - where the lads used to buy singles, and credited in Oasis's 1994 song Shakermaker with: "Mister Sifter sold me songs, When I was just 16."