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Before you let your dad read this list you might want to have him sit down. His beloved Beatles don't appear in the top 5 and he probably won't recognize most of the artists on here, unless your dad is really cool or he works in the industry ....
 HOPES AND FEARS - Keane (2004)
 X&Y - Coldplay (2005)
 PARACHUTES - Coldplay (2000)
 COME AWAY WITH ME - Norah Jones (2002)
 EYES OPEN - Snow Patrol (2006)
 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP - Eminem (2000)
 SWING WHEN YOU'RE WINNING - Robbie Williams (2001)
 ONLY BY THE NIGHT - Kings Of Leon (2008)
 GREATEST HITS - Robbie Williams (2004)
 SING WHEN YOU'RE WINNING - Robbie Williams (2000)
 ROCKFERRY - Duffy (2008)
 ESCAPOLOGY - Robbie Williams (2002)
 THE CIRCUS - Take That (2008)
 GOLD - GREATEST HITS - Abba (1992/1999)
 AMERICAN IDIOT - Green Day (2004)
 HOT FUSS - The Killers (2004)
 EMPLOYMENT - Kaiser Chiefs (2005)
 BY THE WAY - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2002)
 STRIPPED - Christina Aguilera (2002)
 SONGS ABOUT JANE - Maroon 5 (2002)
 JUSTIFIED - Justin Timberlake (2002)
 GREATEST HITS - Texas (2000)
 NEVER FORGET - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - Take That (2005)
 CALL OFF THE SEARCH - Katie Melua (2003)
 BORN TO DO IT - Craig David (2000)
 NUMBER 1S - Michael Jackson (2003)
 MISSUNDAZTOOD - Pink (2001)
 PLAY - Moby (1999)
 JUST ENOUGH EDUCATION TO PERFORM - Stereophonics (2001)
 LET GO - Avril Lavigne (2002)
 SONGBIRD - Eva Cassidy (1998)
 DEMON DAYS – Gorillaz (2005)
 FEVER – Kylie Minogue (2001)
 GREATEST HITS (VOLUMES I, II & III) – Queen (2002)
 FINAL STRAW – Snow Patrol (2004)
 COAST TO COAST – Westlife (2000)
 FRIDAY’S CHILD – Will Young (2003)
 WHITNEY – THE GREATEST HITS – Whitney Houston (2000)
 IN TIME – THE VERY BEST OF 1988 - 2003 – R.E.M. (2003)
 EYE TO THE TELESCOPE – KT Tunstall (2005)
 GOTTA GET THRU THIS – Daniel Bedingfield (2003)
 MUSIC – Madonna (2000)
 INTENSIVE CARE – Robbie Williams (2005)
 LIFE IN CARTOON MOTION – Mika (2007)
 GOOD GIRL GONE BAD – Rihanna (2007)
 I DREAMED A DREAM – Susan Boyle (2009)
 ELV1S – 30 #1 HITS – Elvis Presley (2002)
 ELEPHUNK – Black Eyed Peas (2003)
 BREAKAWAY – Kelly Clarkson (2005)
 UNBREAKABLE - THE GREATEST HITS (VOLUME 1) – Westlife (2002)
 THE EMINEM SHOW – Eminem (2002)
 IL DIVO – Il Divo (2004)
 ESCAPE – Enrique Iglesias (2002)
 RAZORLIGHT – Razorlight (2006)
 IN BETWEEN DREAMS – Jack Johnson (2005)
 UNDISCOVERED - James Morrison (2006)
 GREATEST HITS - Guns 'N' Roses (2004)
 THE GREATEST HITS 1970 - 2002 - Elton John (2002)
 TA-DAH! - Scissor Sisters (2006)
 SAM'S TOWN - Killers (2006)
 CONFESSIONS - Usher (2004)
 THE STORY SO FAR - THE BEST OF - Rod Stewart (2001)
 PERMISSION TO LAND - Darkness (2003)
 ONE LOVE - Blue (2002)
 INSIDE IN/INSIDE OUT - Kooks (2006)
 DREAMS CAN COME TRUE - THE GREATEST HITS - Gabrielle (2001)
 HYBRID THEORY - Linkin Park (2001)
78] STOP THE CLOCKS - Oasis (2006)
 MY WAY - THE BEST OF FRANK SINATRA - Frank Sinatra (1997)
 RONAN - Ronan Keating (2000)
 THE FAME - Lady GaGa (2009)
 CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR - Madonna (2005)
 FACE TO FACE - Westlife (2005)
 WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT - Arctic Monkeys (2006)
 PIECE BY PIECE - Katie Melua (2005)
 FALLEN - Evanescence (2003)
 I'M NOT DEAD - P!NK (2006)
 ALL RISE - Blue (2001)
 FOREVER FAITHLESS - THE GREATEST HITS - Faithless (2005)
 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS - Eminem (2005)
 VIVA LA VIDA OR DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS - Coldplay (2008)
 THE MAN WHO - Travis (1999)
 FRANZ FERDINAND - Franz Ferdinand (2004)
 P.C.D. - Pussycat Dolls (2005)
 RISE - Gabrielle (2000)
 HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB - U2 (2004)
 THE INVISIBLE BAND - Travis (2001)
 10 YEARS OF HITS - Ronan Keating (2004)
 ANASTACIA - Anastacia (2004)
 A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT - David Gray (2002)
Source: The Official UK Charts Compan
The first issue of NME of 2010 is an Oasis special, on sale from Wednesday 30 December.
Featuring classic interviews from the past two decades, new and unseen photos, and Noel Gallagher's track-by-track guide to 'Definitely Maybe', it's the ultimate guide to the band we sadly bid goodbye to in 2009.
Alan McGee is a man with good music taste and a record to back it up. Co founder of iconic indie label Creation Records, formed in the mid eighties, he is also the man behind signing non other than Brit Rock/Pop legends Oasis and many other era-defining groups in UK’s music history. So when Alan picked ‘15 acts destined for big things’ for the Guardian’s weekly music blog we paid very close attention and think you should too…
Paul Weller has said that he believes that Oasis splitting has been a good thing – and told NME.COM that he would be happy to work with both Noel and Liam Gallagher.
The Jam's former frontman said that he liked both the Gallaghers "equally" and would not pick sides because of the split.
"Creatively, I think the Oasis split is going to be good thing," he said. "There's going to be some great things to come from both of them in the future. I'd definitely be up for collaborating with Liam and with Noel. I love them both equally, and think they’re both extremely talented in their own ways."
Weller is set to return with his own album in the spring which features contributions from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. He will also play a residency at London's Royal Albert Hall in April.
A bit like Damien Hirst, the last time Oasis did anything of note the Conservatives were in power. They basically became a heritage act after two albums and they were just coasting for the rest of their career. There was this massive buzz around them at the time when I first saw them at Glastonbury in 1994. I thought they were OK, but then they did I Am the Walrus as their encore, which they used to do a lot, and Liam got all the words wrong. I just thought: “Oh, you are so sad, you can’t even get the words right to a Beatles song.” Noel Gallagher has said he’s never read a book and that’s clear. I’m surprised he can write, let alone read.
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....THE BEATLES legend has been swamped with guestlist requests for his gig at London's O2 tonight - and there isn't enough room at the inn.
The famous faces will be out in force, that's RINGO STARR, MADONNA, GARY BARLOW, NOEL GALLAGHER, CHRIS MARTIN, KATE MOSS, DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM, CHRIS EVANS, DERMOT O'LEARY, DAVID WALLIAMS, VERNON KAY and TINCHY STRYDER - not to mention their guests.
Sir Paul's team will have a job keeping the queue at his dressing room door under control with that lot passing by to say well done.
The pop icon told me last week in Cologne, Germany, that 100 tickets normally come his way for big gigs.
But I hear Macca has now reached 600 on his allocation - which includes friends, family, mums from his daughter's school, celebs, musicians and royalty.
A source said: "Macca's gig is the only place to be in town tonight. The O2 will be rammed to the rafters."
In Cologne Macca rolled out Wonderful Christmas Time, his famous festive hit.
Everybody gonna Dance Tonight, as Macca might say.
A Bootleg of Oasis' last performance as a full band with Noel Gallagher has surfaced on popular torrent site Dime A Dozen several days ago.
The Virgin Festival gig from August 22 is now available through serveral websites including the Live4ever Forum The rather excellent quality can be attributed to the fact that the audio is reportedly taken from Noel Gallagher's Ear Monitor feed.
In the Spring of 1991 a journalist interviewed a person who would later become an enormous rockstar and musical legend, but at the time he was merely a roadie for the Inspiral Carpets. The journalist couldn't get hold of the Inspiral Carpets, so instead she snapped up an interview with their roadie, Noel Gallagher.
What do you think of the British Music industry at the moment?
'Current charts? Chesney Hawkes - bag of shit, right, but Gary Clail and that, Inspirals, Happy Mondays, Ride, Blur and all them lot, it's good that they're all in the charts. Very, very, very healthy. Indeed.'
You've always been a fan, but how did you end up working with the Inspirals?
'When Stephen Oat [The Inspiral Carpets original singer] left, they said to me, "Do you want to do a bit of the singing cos, like, you know all the songs and that", and I said, 'Yeah'. So I auditioned, couldn't sing a fucking note but they said, "Be a roadie" and I said 'I'll be a roadie, that'll do me.'
I've been accused of trying to get an Inspirals interview in an underhand way...
'All I can say to that is, they are the way they are. Y'know if I was in the band I'd do an interview with any c**t.'
What do you think of the Happy Mondays playing stadiums?
'The Mondays are trying it now but they'll find out that it'll be half full - 35,000 people...It's a lot of fucking people, man. It's like saying that everyone that's ever bought one of your records is gonna come to your gig. It doesn't happen like that. I mean, like Spike Island. It was hyped in the press as being 40,000 sold out, there's no way there was more than 20,000. Y'know, I've seen gigs. I can judge how many people are in a fucking field. So there's no point in putting on massive great big gigs outdoors on the fucking side of a hill and being shit - you can't get the sound right, the facilities are shit, you can't get the right support bands...'
I think you should get rid of Tom Hingley (Inspirals second singer after Oat). New year's resolution: get rid of Tom.
'You'd be justified in saying that, and the rest of the band would, if he wasn't such a good singer. This band don't need a Shaun Ryder at the front of the stage, I'd be stood there, it's as simple as that.
Tom's a good singer. Maybe he's a knobhead, maybe he pisses people off like you. That's the way it is. All I'm concerned with is what comes out of them speakers at the end of the fucking night, and what goes on to records. What it's all about is the songs, anyway, innit? And from the crew point of view, it's all about taking loads of drugs and having a good time!
Tom's a top singer, that's all he's paid for, being a singer in a band. He's not paid to be a spokesman for the youth, that's Shaun Ryder, who's not a singer. You see that in Happy Mondays interviews and Stone Roses interviews - do they ever mention the songs? Never, They mention how many drugs they've taken the night before or how they grew up.
With Inspiral Carpets there's none of that bullshit about them. If it's about image and being hard and all that you might as well set a big stage up and have five guys sat round taking drugs and charge a few thousand people ten pounds each to watch five guys taking drugs.'
I can't see what kick Martyn (Walsh, bass) gets out of the band...
'Well, all I can say is, it's like, say you're in Chesney Hawkes's backing band, right? You might think the music's total shit, you might hate everyone you're with but someone says "I'll give you a grand a week." What would you say? I know what I'd do. I'd be in Rod Stewart's backing abdn for a thousand pounds a week [laughs]. Wouldn't you? I would.'
So are you going to stay with the Inspirals then?
'Nah...I'm going to shoot off. Gonna work for the World Of Twist. They're a top band. Fucking mega mega mega band. No one could do what the World Of Twist do, except the World Of Twist. They are top me, one of the fucking bestest bands in Manchester.'
Do you not like working for the Inspirals anymore?
'I like it more now. I get paid more. I used to get a fiver a night when we started, now I get 350 quid a week, and as many crisps as I can eat, which is plenty. (Noel leans into the microphone) Cunnilinus fellatio contact, Noel-y Gallagher in the area.'
We could sample that and get Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound Producer) to make a remix with it. Would the Inspirals be into being produced by someone like Adrian Sherwood? 'They'd, like, try anything. Because the way I see it, right, is, their album today sits at number five in the charts. We're all going to have a fucking gold disc on the mantelpiece. It wouldn't matter if that fucking fat bastard there in the green overall had produced it, because the songs would have been the same.
And that's what the people vibe off, I could have produced it, it would have been the same, cos that's what people vibe off, a good song. It doesn't matter how it's produced. Classic records, that's what it's all about. Producers. jack shit! They get paid too much. They just sit there. What they do is, there's an engineer, who knows all the mathematical, geographical, fucking religious terms, like PFL, and the producer just sits there, has a spliff and says, "I want to get it to sound like that." I could do it, man. It's about the songs.'
'"Mermaid" (Inspirals album track, from 'The Beast Inside'). "Mermaid" is shit. Fucking lesbian tune: 'Skipping an a twirling'. Who the fuck goes round fucking skipping and twirling? Except Lesbians? You know what I mean? Never twirled in my life! Never do ant skipping, unless I'm down the Hacienda and Mike Pickering's on and I've had two and a half E's. Bit of skipping going on them.'
Liam Gallagher is Filming the Incarnation of his New Band
Since Oasis imploded in August, the singer has been busy launching his clothing line Pretty Green.
But Oasis Mark Two are also working on new songs and Liam, 37, wants every moment caught on camera.
A source told me: “With so many changes in his life Liam decided it would be a good idea to have a record of them.
“He’s got someone filming what he’s working on and that includes the new band making their album, as well as his fashion commitments.
“At the moment he doesn’t know what he’ll do with the footage but if there’s enough demand it could end up being a DVD alongside the new album.”
Liam has already said he hopes to be back on the live music circuit by summer 2010, with a record under his belt. Former Oasis lads Gem Archer, 43, Andy Bell, 39, Chris Sharrock, 45, and Jay Darlington, 41, are all on board the new outfit, which could keep the Oasis moniker.
My source continued: “Liam is fed up with people thinking Noel was the brains behind the group.
“By filming studio sessions, fans can see how hard he works and how involved he is in the creative process.
“Liam takes his job very seriously and isn’t afraid at letting the cameras poke their lenses in to prove it.”
Business will resume after a Christmas break. Meanwhile, Noel has been shy to confirm any plans for solo music.
It’s unlikely the squabbling brothers will mend their feud anytime soon either.
Personally, I’m looking forward to what Liam conjures up. He’s one of the best rock ’n’ roll stars of this generation.
With Noel Gallagher on guitar and his younger brother Liam on vocals, Oasis rose to become one of the biggest British bands since the Beatles.
Despite their commercial success, sibling rivalry got the better of them: they rarely spoke, refused to travel together and saw each other only onstage. On Aug. 28, their fractious relationship reached a boiling point when Liam reportedly smashed Noel's guitar backstage at a gig in Paris. The concert was canceled, and Noel quit the group. "I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer," he told reporters. "The level of verbal and violent intimidation toward me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable." Liam responded by saying he didn't like his brother either. Even so, their longtime manager believes the pair will make peace within five years and stage a reunion tour. To make that happen, he should probably remind them of their second No. 1 single, "Don't Look Back in Anger."
Wondering what took the number one spot? #1 Silvio Berlusconi and Veronica Lario
To read the complete Top 10 Breakup list visit here:
Very limited quantity available - back by popular demand!
Just arrived from Japan, these Bearbricks come in sets of three: they all feature the Oasis logo on the chest, one with a red, one with a blue Union Jack all-over body design, and one in sky blue. The Oasis Bearbricks are strictly limited and highly collectible, so order now while stocks last!
A fantastic range of Oasis merchandise is now available with 50% off selected items including shirts, jackets, tour programmes and tote bags. Here is just a small example of the offers available but visit Oasisinetto check out the full range. All stock is available strictly while stocks last.
For a short time only Oasisinet is offering the 'Dig Out Your Soul' Super Deluxe Box Set for £30. There is now only a small quantity of these left so get your orders in quickly.
The Box Set includes:
- 11 track CD album
- CD of 9 bonus tracks including remixes only available in this box set
- DVD featuring 40 mins of footage including exclusive behind the scenes making of the album
- 4 x heavyweight vinyl of the album and bonus tracks
- Deluxe 24 page hardback book
KINGS OF LEON drummer NATHAN FOLLOWILL is convinced the band will never suffer the same fate as OASIS - because their family ties are too strong.
The band consists of brothers Nathan, Caleb and Jared, and their cousin Mathew.
Nathan admits that although the group does fight regularly, they will never follow in the footsteps of British band Oasis - who split over the summer (09) following a bust-up between warring siblings Liam and Noel Gallagher.
Nathan tells Britain's Q magazine, "I'm not sure what happened with those guys. All brothers fight, they just forgot to do the making up bit. But then again, they seemed to be having the same family row (fight) for like, 10 or 15 years so maybe it was time.
"But we have a special strength because we had an upbringing where we didn't have outsiders in the social circle for the longest time. That makes a big difference. We bug the hell out of each other day to day, but the relationship is so deep it can be like we share a brain between us. We might kill each other, but I don't think we'd split."
Russel Brand on Noel Gallagher: He's Sweet , Thoughtful and Sensitive
Funnyman Russell Brand has praised his friend Noel Gallagher for supporting him over the last few years, insisting the rocker always finds time to listen to his problems.
The comedian met the former Oasis star at a stand-up gig in London in 2004, and the pair has been close pals ever since.
Brand admits he always turns to the guitarist in a crisis, because Gallagher makes him feel better when times are hard.
He tells Britain's Q magazine, "One thing that endlessly surprises me about him is he's the sweetest, most thoughtful, sensitive person. He gives very good advice, if I ever have problems with relationships or friendships or fame."
And Brand will always be grateful to Gallagher for standing by him last year (08), when the comic quit his British radio show after he and fellow broadcaster Jonathan Ross were heavily criticised for leaving "grossly offensive" messages on TV star Andrew Sachs' answer machine during a live broadcast.
Brand adds, "After all that happened, he (Gallagher) went, 'It's a f**king load of b**locks, don't take it seriously.' He knows I'm not a malicious person."
Oasis might be gone at the moment but definitely not forgotten. Make sure to add your vote for the band in the categories you think they deserve a mention!
Voting for the 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards has gone live.
You can vote for any artist you like at this stage, as long as they are eligible in the relevant category.
Everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win tickets for a special awards party on January 25, 2010, which will feature an exclusive set by The Maccabees and the unveiling of the shortlist for the awards.
The actual awards ceremony will be held at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 24.
For more on the Shockwaves NME Awards, including details of this year's tour and shows, head to NME.COM/awards.
According to Celebrity and Entertainment rumor website Holymoly the Chief is about to step back into the ring. The site has posted following:
"All you lads still wishing it was 1998, stop crying your eyes out. After Liam's announcement that the ex-members of Oasis were recording *shudder* a new album, we hear that Noel Gallagher is in the process of putting a new band together and that label Parlophone are close to agreeing a deal."
Next year, BBC TWO is launching a new series which will travel the country in a hunt for the nation’s home movie archive.
This is the nation’s story through the eyes of its most important historians: the British people.
We are looking for any amateur-filmed footage that reflects the events of the 1990's and the Britpop scene. We are interested in seeing footage from gigs or signings, or anything that might include the members of Oasis or other prevalent Britpop acts.
We are throwing the net very wide, and we are really interested to hear from individuals or organisations about what they think is of importance and what deserves to be seen on the small screen.
If you have old video or film footage we would love to hear from you. We are happy to take it on any format. We guarantee its’ safe return.
At this point, we are still at the research stage – so we are keen to hear about what people have. If any clips are used in the series, then a fee will be paid.
Please contact the production team at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0203 189 3229.
Or you can post your footage to: Home Movie Roadshow,
Liam Gallagher: ' There's More Dysfunctional Families Than Just Ours'
His last public appearance in Manchester was as front man of Oasis. Now Liam Gallagher returns as head of clothing label Pretty Green. Paul Taylor talked to him about fashion and fraternal love.
'Tis the season of goodwill, and I'm wondering whether now may be the right time for Liam and Noel Gallagher to patch up their differences and get back to bestriding the world as Oasis.
“I haven't spoken to him. I don't think he'd speak to me either. That's life,” says Liam Gallagher, with characteristic bluntness
Not even a Christmas card, then?
“Listen we never sent Christmas cards before the split. I don't think we're going to start now,” says Liam. “We were never that close as a family. I got on well with my other brother. I got on well with my mam, obviously, and they've (Noel and mam) got a great relationship. But me and our kid...we were never that close. The only thing that kept us together was the band. It's sad, but that's life. There's more dysfunctional families than just ours.”
And yes, it is sad. For most of us came to regard Liam and Noel as rock 'n' roll's version of Waldorf and Statler from the Muppet Show – bad-tempered men who would grow old bashing their heads together, turning mutual animosity into an unbreakable bond.
But after 18 years of era-defining music and some of the most entertaining soundbites rock has ever known. Noel, aged 42, departed Oasis in August, saying he could not work with his younger brother Liam a day longer. Noel later cited “verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades”.
Liam's response: “He can't work with me. Apparently, I'm the f***ing devil; he's the herald angel, whatever. The truth will out. I'm a good person. I've got a lot of nice people around me and they wouldn't be around me if I was what people say I am.
“What I will say...I dig our kid and I know he digs me, and in the future, who knows. But at the moment, no f***ing chance.”
Not far from the windowless back room at Selfridges store in Manchester where we speak, there are 200 people queuing patiently to tell Liam they think he's a good person too. He's here to launch the more luxurious, pricier Black Label range of his Pretty Green fashion house, and there are autographed limited edition postcards for the first 200 purchasers. The range includes t-shirts from £35, a paisley kaftan shirt at £180, a “Fool on the Hill” coat at £675 and – Liam's own fashion choice today – a green herringbone tweed overcoat at £325.
He insists he has strong input into the label's designs, and that he is in the fashion business for the long run. It's mod-influenced, timeless clothing, likely to work for a broad age range.
“It's classic. You can look cool. It's like the Italians, man. There's nothing worse than seeing a 50-year old geezer in a pair of trainers and track suit...unless he's going for a run.”
So what were Liam's own style inspirations?
“Quadrophenia, without a doubt,” he says, mentioning also the Stone Roses and football fan fashion of track suits and Adidas trainers. But there is another less likely suspect in the Gallagher style DNA.
“I was into Paul Newman growing up,” he admits. “I thought he looked f***ing great. You know Fort Apache, The Bronx? I saw that film once when I was 14 and he looked cool, man.”
At 37, Liam looks sharp as ever – lean, taller than you expect, beetle-browed, with chiselled features, pure mod hairstyle and firm, sinewy handshake. He fidgets like a man who doesn't quite know what to do with all his energy.
The remainder of Oasis soldiers on Noel-less. Liam says there are many songs written, and six or seven recorded in demo form. Bass player Andy Bell has now switched to guitar and Liam has brought in a new bassist, whom he refuses to name except to say that he comes from Bury.
“We've got some studio time booked after Christmas and we're going to go in, bang it out. We're not going to fart around with it. It's going to be lean, not over-indulgent and I think people are going to like it,” says Liam. “It's rock 'n' roll, man. The melodies are totally different from Noel's. It's going to sound like Oasis but a touch different.”
The big question is, will this band still be called Oasis?
“We don't know, man,” says Liam. “We've got a lot of names floating about. None of them are sticking. None of us can agree on it. What's the word...democracy.
“Listen, everyone's always going to recognise me as Oasis, so at the moment, it's Oasis. And I know a lot of people will go 'Oh, it'll never be the same without Noel'. No s***, you know.
“If we come up with a supercool name that we all agree on, then away we go. If we don't then I'm not going to f***ing beat myself up about it. We're Oasis. If people like it, they like it. If people don't, then don't buy the record.”
Liam Gallagher has spoken out about his love for his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel.
Talking at the launch of his Pretty Green clothing line at the Manchester branch of Selfridge's today (December 2), the singer revealed his feelings towards Noel, despite previously saying that he had no interest in speaking to him again.
"He's doing his thing, we're doing our thing, I wish him all the best," Liam told Sky News. "I don't wish him any bad, I'm his brother. I love him to death." He added, but did warn Noel by saying "Don't release it [Noel's solo album] the same day, 'cos we'll ave ya."
Asked whether he had a message to pass onto his brother, Liam cheekily said: "Good luck mate - see you in the next world. Don't be late!"
As previously reported, Liam said his new band "May still be called Oasis", but he did reveal that they had been thinking of a new name.
"We're sorta going through the mill of getting a new name, nothings sticking, so we've drawn the line on the names at the moment." He explained. "People are still gonna go 'Its still Oasis, but its not Oasis without Noel' - life's too short to be arsing about with what people think and that. We'll see what happens, we're concentrating on the music at the moment." He added.
As well as promoting his new clothing line, Liam recently announced that his new band had "Got a bit of studio time booked after Christmas".
Liam Gallagher has said that the band he is set to record new material with may still release their album next year under the Oasis name.
The singer said he was "halfway there" in terms of early work on the album with bandmates Gem Archer and Andy Bell, who were also his bandmates in Oasis prior to the departure of his guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher in August. He also said they had studio time booked for early 2010.
"We're halfway there. We've got all the songs done," he told the Evening Standard. "We've got a bit of studio time booked after Christmas and we're going to get in there, do it quick, with no stewing on it."
Speaking about the name the outfit would adopt, he said: "We're not using it [the Oasis name] at the moment, but if we don't come up with something else by the time we're ready to release the album it'll be Oasis. I'm not going to call myself something ridiculous just for the sake of it."
Liam went on to explain that the band wouldn't play any songs written by Noel when they play live, and that he wasn't even receptive to the idea of speaking to his older brother again.
He stated: "I'm sure he thinks [of Liam], 'I'll do my solo career and if it doesn't fucking pan out the way it's expected I'll give our kid [Noel] a ring because he'll be desperate and he'll do anything for Oasis.'
"Well, I'll say this right now: he's got another fucking thing coming. If he thinks he can ring me up at any given stage in his fucking lifetime, I'll be busy. I'll always be busy when he rings me up."
As well as outlining his album plan Liam recently announced his wish to play live again within "a couple of months".
Liam Gallagher: "I’ll always be busy when Noel rings me up"
Liam Gallagher is a bagful of energy. We're sitting in a back room at Selfridges department store, where later he'll sign autographs for people who buy T-shirts or parkas from his Pretty Green clothing range, and as we talk he continually stamps his foot - clad in his own-brand desert boot - as though to an insistent, unheard, drumbeat.
Sometimes he leaps up and performs a little mime as he answers a question. And sometimes, so obviously full of anger is he - cursing and gesticulating and bunching his fists - I genuinely fear that he's going to kick a posh leather chair or punch a hole in the wall.
Or maybe I misread him. Maybe he's just very excited. Because Gallagher is at his most animated when he's talking about the new album Oasis will record after Christmas - without his older brother Noel.
"We're halfway there, man," he cries. "We've got all the songs done. Without Noel at all. Me, Andy and Gem [Oasis bassist Andy Bell and guitarist Gem Archer] are doing it. That was the way it was going anyway, even on the last record.
"We were, like, doing most of it and Noel was off doing his own thing. So we've got a bit of studio time booked after Christmas and we're going to get in there, do it quick, with no stewing on it, and I'm feeling really confident about it."
And this, of course, is hugely intriguing - a new album without the band's supposed creative force? Oasis without Wonderwall or Live Forever?
But let's get old business out of the way first. It was in August this year that Noel Gallagher appeared to make his final, final, exit from the band, after a bust-up backstage in Paris that resulted in the smashing of a guitar and an apparently irrevocable exchange of words. The brothers haven't spoken since.
Yet Liam dismisses the scale of the row as a premise for the split: "It wasn't a big thing for me. I've had bigger arguments with me toenails, you know what I mean? I think he just wanted out.
"He'd had enough of this lad thing, and he wants to try something new, and it's not having a dig at him, but I just think he's sort of turned himself into a f***ing fake.
"You don't have 18 years of giving it all this, and then wash your hands of it and start going out with Russell Brand, and all these new pals. I think he's done a Keegan."
Meaning, I think - and this is guaranteed to irritate his brother hugely - that Noel has, as Kevin Keegan supposedly did, walked out on a job without a proper fight.
But the fact that Liam is here, giving this interview as Selfridges officially launch es its Pretty Green concession, and commenting so freely on Noel, is bound to anger him even more.
Liam's voice is suddenly sarcastic: "That's all right - go out and do your own thing, but I'll be keeping it real."
Though others have accused Liam of divisive, prima donna-ish behaviour, he says himself that Noel had "kicked the doors wide open" and invited into the band's inner circle "a lot of newies", including journalists, "who were rude and disrespectful".
It sounds as though Liam felt he was losing control of the band's direction, or perhaps his place at its very centre.
But why is he still so furious? One muso school of thought has always maintained that, for all their high-profile bickering and nasty name-calling, the Gallagher brothers are actually far closer than the average sibling pair, and need each other much more than they'll ever publicly admit, both personally and musically.
"I don't think he thinks that," growls Liam. "He's got lots of people around him giving him false pretences ..."
But of course it can't really be disputed that Oasis's extraordinary worldwide success of the mid-Nineties was built entirely on the dynamism and combustibility of the Gallagher double-act: Liam's voice and charisma coupled with the essential beauty of Noel's songs.
But wait ... um, Liam does dispute it. "Listen, I loved it all. I loved Oasis. I love making records. This is what I do, it's an addiction. It's something you've got to perfect and something you'll never perfect.
"We'll make this [new] record and see where it goes and hopefully it'll put a few dickhead [myths] to bed, about who was what and what was what ..."
Later he says: "People are saying: by rights, you should be putting your feet up and counting your money, but that's not my thing.
"Someone has left the band and I need to go out and prove ..." He hesitates, aware, I think, that he's making himself vulnerable here by admitting Noel's obvious influence. "No, not prove," he goes on. "Not prove anything. I mean, I don't want people who supported our band to think I'm just sitting here doing nothing.
"Obviously it's going to be different without Noel and Noel's fans will sneer at it but then, you know, if they don't like the music, don't f***ing buy it. Don't come to the gig, cos you're not going to be hearing Don't Look Back in Anger ... But I do like to think that the 250,000 people who came to see us at Knebworth didn't come just for Noel."
And he's right - they didn't come for Noel. They came for Liam singing Noel's music.
But if Liam can pull off a musical re-invention, Oasis can survive. Oasis without Liam, on the other hand - that gravelly snarl, that big physical on-stage presence - wouldn't work at all.
He isn't sure yet whether the new album will come out under Oasis's name or not. "We're not using it at the moment, but if we don't come up with something else by the time we're ready to release the album it'll be Oasis.
"I'm not going to call myself something ridiculous just for the sake of it. We're trying lots of new names right now, but nothing's sticking so we're just plugging on with the music. Obviously we won't be playing any of Noel's songs."
So what's the new stuff like? A radical departure? That, surely, would be the bravest way to go. But: "Nah, not radical. No way, man. It's a little bit different, but not too much. It's the kind of music our fans have always liked, you know? But we'll see. I'm not forcing this down anyone's throats. That's not good for the soul."
And these days, Liam is into soul-cleansing. At 37, he looks pretty good - fit and healthy and smooth-complexioned - despite almost two decades of Oasis and its associated hardcore partying.
We are here to talk not about the band but about his clothes, a range of quality menswear, clearly but not slavishly, inspired by mod culture: parkas in green and ivory, polo shirts, pea coats, and a beautiful soft-as-butter collarless leather jacket for £1,000.
Yet when a Selfridges salesperson mentions that someone has bought a single example of every piece available, spending in the process a sum well in excess of £5,000, Liam instantly assumes it must have been Noel.
"That'll probably be our kid, then. I hear he's been in here having a nosey at it, cos someone caught him and asked if they could help him, and he gave them a dirty look and walked off."
But surely it's more likely to have been a well-heeled fan who just really likes the clothes? It's almost as though Liam can't stop scratching at the sore caused by his brother's antagonistic departure.
Liam's day is dictated not by fashion or rock stardom, however, but by the school run, which he does almost every day.
His boys, 10-year-old Lennon (from his three-year marriage to Patsy Kensit) and eight-year-old Gene by his wife, the former All Saint Nicole Appleton, go to the same private school in Hampstead, and he sees Lennon for a day a week and every other weekend. "I buzz off 'em," he laughs. "They're my heroes, man."
His own father, a notoriously violent man whom his mother left when Liam was 10, used to wear Pierre Cardin while leaving his three sons in scruffy hand-me-downs.
"He was pretty stylish. But all his money went on him, he never gave any to the family ... We'd all go to church in matching jumpers knitted by me mam. We looked like Jedward."
Yet Liam admired his dad's "style", and as a teenager got into the football-led "casual" look - Tacchini tracksuits, Lacoste jumpers, Dunlop Green Flash.
Of course his own children have full-to-bursting wardrobes of their own, though "They're not like the Beckhams' kids, man" and aren't dressed head-to-toe in designer gear. They do own two "little parkas", though, especially made for them by Liam's Pretty Green seamstresses.
Liam claims, then, that "life is good". "I'm buzzing. I'm happy. Dead happy." But he'd be happier with Noel back in his life, right? Wrong.
He leaps up, instantly furious. "I'm sure he thinks: I'll do my solo career and if it doesn't f***ing pan out the way it's expected to pan out, then I'll give our kid a ring cos he'll be desperate, and he'll do anything for Oasis.
"Well, I'll say this right now: he's got another f***ing think coming. If he thinks he can ring me up at any given stage in his f***ing lifetime, I'll be busy. I'll always be busy when he rings me up." He pauses, grins sharkishly.
"You can tell I get agitated by all this. Look, I'm just going to keep me head sane with the clothes, the new record and the band ... Whatever the f*** we're called."