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Former Oasis band member Noel Gallagher is hoping to create an 'oasis' of his own in Chalfont St Giles.
Mr Gallagher, who was a songwriter, guitarist and singer in the popular Britpop group, has applied for planning permission to build a summer house in his ten-acre gardens at his home in Nightingales Lane.
He plans to swap the rock'n'roll lifestyle for relaxing amongst wild flowers in the Buckinghamshire countryside. He has proposed a single storey octagonally-shaped structure where he can enjoy 'champagne supernova' and will be used by his family.
The timber building is to have a thatched roof - a world away from the Manchester streets where he grew up.
A council report states the summer house will not overlook his neighbours and will be screened by existing shrubbery - being more than 100 metres away from the wonderwalls of his house.
It states: "The family intend to enhance the existing shrubs and trees with more planting and native meadow flowers. The overall appearance of the summer house is designed to blend in with the surrounding trees and shrubs and create a refuge in the garden."
Last August Mr Gallagher quit the group after 18 years following a disagreement with fellow band mate and brother Liam. The band recently won a Brit award for best album of the past 30 years for their release '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'
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This Sunday 28th February is 10 years to the day since the release of 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants', the first Oasis album to be released on the band's own Big Brother Recordings label.
To celebrate this day in the band's history and to thank you the fans, every one of Oasis' albums will be available to purchase digitally at a celebratory £3 each for ONE DAY ONLY. This includes the 14 million selling album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' which last week took the award for "Best Album Of The Last 30 Years" at the UK's Brit Awards.
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As Live4ever announced to you several weeks ago Gem Archer joined Paul Weller on stage at last night's NME awards and Weller closed the cermony with a career-spanning set.
Paul Weller collected the final award of the night at the Shockwaves NME Awards last night (February 24), picking up the Godlike Genius gong at the at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.
Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and former Clash guitarist Mick Jones, whose bands have both claimed the prize, presented Weller with the honour, with the Modfather then giving a short speech to the crowd.
Weller then performed a six-song set with his solo band that spanned his career and brought the Shockwaves NME Awards to a close.
The star was joined by ex-Oasis guitarist Gem Archer and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields for his closing set, which saw him play songs from across his career, including recent single '7+3 Is The Striker's Name'. The supergroup also ran through tracks including The Jam's 'Eton Rifles' and UK chart-toppers 'Start!' and 'Town Called Malice'.
NME editor Krissi Murison introduced Weller onstage first, alongside The Clash's Mick Jones and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie.
"We could quite believe he hadn't been given it before," Murison said, before Jones and Gillespie took to the mic.
"He wrote some of the most beautiful, poetic songs," Gillespie said, before listing a number of Weller's most-revered tracks.
He added: "I could go on all all night cos he's written so many classics."
Gillespie then called Weller "the real deal", before letting Jones speak.
"It's our great pleasure to present this award to this incredible man, and to this man who we love," Jones exclaimed, after which a video montage of stars including Noel Gallagher, Carl Barat and Peter Blake praising Weller played on the big screens.
Weller then took to the stage himself.
"What could I say, it's taken them 30 years," he said first.
He then added: "I'm embarrassed because people said so many nice things about me...but they're all true! God bless you, have a good night!"
Paul Weller played:
'7+3 Is The Striker's Name'
'Wake Up The Nation'
'From The Floorboards Up'
'Town Called Malice'
Oasis are in the running for three awards at a major music event - despite splitting six months ago.
The Britpop veterans received three nominations last month for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010, including best British band.
Arctic Monkeys, whose third album Humbug topped the charts last year, have the highest hopes after landing nods for six awards at the event, which will take place ay the O2 Academy Brixton, in south London.
Kasabian are their biggest challengers with five nominations, while Muse clock up four.
Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys go head-to-head in five categories - best British band, live band, album, video and the new "giving it back" award, which recognises acts who are generous to fans.
Making up the best British band category for the music paper's annual awards are Muse and Biffy Clyro.
Oasis fell apart last year when guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher quit the band after years of bickering with his frontman brother Liam.
But NME readers have shown they are still fond of the band by voting them on to the shortlists for best video, best live event and best British band.
The best album title will be fought between Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, Kasabian's West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Muse's The Resistance, the Cribs' Ignore The Ignorant and The Horrors' Primary Colours.
The best live event of the past year will be contested between Blur's reunion show at Hyde Park, Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace, Muse's homecoming show at Teignmouth in Devon, Oasis at Heaton Park, Manchester, and The Dead Weather's Halloween show at Shoreditch Church in east London.
After Tiger Woods, It's Time Liam Gallagher Learned To Be More Honest
Last week in an interview with The Quietus, Frank Black of Pixies fame came out and said what had been obvious to many after the continuing success of his band’s Doolittle 20th Anniversary Tour: “The reunion shows are more about the money now”. As if to further dispel any further notions of creative grandeur from the minds of Pixies fans, Black went on to explicitly state: “I did the arty farty part. Now it's time to talk about the money.”
To some this may have come as a dent in the credibility of their favourite 90s alt-rock band. To myself this was a welcome breeze of honesty in a world where a po-faced Iggy Pop can denounce his appearance in a Swift Cover advert as “embarrassing” in one instance and then sign on to a second set of promos featuring a ‘Little Iggy’ who is mauled on the side of a golf course by a blood thirsty alligator. In fact, as a record buying public it would serve well to encourage this kind of behaviour in our usually more coy musicians.
Take for instance Liam Gallagher’s ‘controversial’ acceptance speech at the Brit Awards for the Best Album of 30 Years. It was almost expected that the lesser talented Gallagher would come out with a false show of bravado to detract from the fact he has a solo album coming out soon and a songwriting career of which the highlight is 'Songbird'. Would it not have been much better if he’d shown a bit of humility and thanked Noel for his work on 'Morning Glory' whilst conceding that his own forthcoming LP would do well to live up the sturdy competition of Phil Collins’ 'No Jacket Required'?
It would be wise not to limit this idea to awards acceptance speeches either.
When Damon Albarn in Gorillaz guise is handing out his track by track guide to 'Plastic Beach' it would be far more interesting for him to dish the dirty on what an old fart Lou Reed was rather than lavish praising upon his roster of special guests. Alternately when festival organisers announce their line up posters to a fervent public they could do so with additional annotations for each act such “piss and pint break” next to James Blunt’s early evening Pyramid Stage slot.
The possibilities for a more frank approach to music and marketing are virtually limitless so let’s all put on our thinking caps, bust some chops and most importantly lavish praise upon Frank Blank for stepping out of a wilderness of untruths into a veritable paradise of candid conversation. Afterall, it's worked for Tiger Woods.
Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green To Offer Desert Boots
Liam Gallagher has teamed up with Clarks for a new range of Desert Boots, available through his clothing range Pretty Green later this summer.
They come with Pretty Green tag , a new set of colour options (including colours darker than the cream pictured here - brown, blue and black) and the stitching and sole are colour co-ordinated. The laces are probably a bit 'u' on the usual too,
Expect a price tag of around £99, available after July 2010.
Noel Gallagher is consulting his lawyers over an article in today's News of the World attributing derogative remarks about his former band members to the Oasis songwriter. Yet again this tawdry tabloid is fabricating lies about ex-members of Oasis, and has clearly sunk to new depths this time.
In today's paper they write that Noel has made derogatory comments about Liam's new band (which they still insist on referring to as Oasis, another of their many errors). The claims made in the article and the quotes attributed to Noel are simply untrue.
What's more, we have learned that the article was written by the same hack journalist who brought fans the ‘exclusive’ that Liam had recruited a female bass player recently.
The woman named in that article, who's actually a fan website editor, embarrassed the newspaper with a categorical denial within hours of the story surfacing.
Few people are fond of love rat John Terry these days - and certainly not Noel Gallagher.
The die-hard Manchester City fan has never hidden his dislike for the Chelsea skipper and now admits he has joined the ever-growing Team Bridge.
I bumped into the mouthy Manc this week and he couldn't wait to fry JT - allegedly caught playing away with Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.
The ex-Oasis star, 42, told me: "John Terry is a c***." (I'll let you work out the asterisks.)
"I've never liked the bloke but doing that to Bridgey shows what he's like. What an a***hole. If I ever see him I'm not sure what would happen.
"Everyone has got behind Wayne, which is great to see. When Chelsea come to play us Terry is going to get so much s*** and he'll deserve all of it. I hope our boys give him as much abuse as they can and here's a message to the fans - "Give it all you've got".
Noel was enjoying a night out at the War Child concert in London following the Brit Awards on Tuesday when he entertained me with his rant about Terry, 29, who was last month exposed for supposedly scoring with Vanessa, 34.
In July, at the time of speculation that Terry could be joining 29-year-old Bridge at Man City, Noel told of his utter disgust at the planned move. He said: "I don't like John Terry and I never have.
"He's got funny eyes and he's a cry-baby. He's also a Cockney."
His outburst was certainly well timed, as Manchester City visit Chelsea this Saturday.
Noel, left, added: "The best thing City ever did was not sign John Terry. It would have been a huge mistake.
"Now I can't wait to see the s*** he gets and I'll laugh my head off."
Noel Gallagher Originally Filed $2 Million Statement of Claim Against Attacker
An intoxicated Daniel Sullivan pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm when with a drunken violent shove pushed guitarist/song writer Noel Gallagher from behind and off stage into a bank of speaker amplifiers breaking three of his ribs.
The incident occurred back in September 2008 during the Virgin Music Festival on the Toronto Island.
Earlier this month of February, Toronto man Daniel (Danny) Sullivan, a now 48 year old from Pickering Ontario, attended a sentencing hearing at downtown Toronto's Old City Hall courthouse.
However, the 'sentencing hearing in front of Mr. Justice Richard Schneider was delayed so that Oasis vocalist Noel Gallagher could attend to make a victim impact statement.' Sourced: CHART Attack
Daniel Sullivan, who is married with children, has never before been in trouble with the law and John Collins (Daniel Sullivan's lawyer) said that this incident was “totally out of character" and that in light of his client's otherwise “exemplary” track record, he would be seeking a conditional, non-custodial sentence. Sourced: Globe and Mail
Noel Gallagher stated that it took him about eight months to fully recover. Parallel to the criminal proceedings, Gallagher filed a statement of claim against his attacker Daniel Sullivan (originally charged with aggravated assault), seeking more than $2 million in damages from Sullivan for compromising his ability to perform and having to cancel five gigs. However, prosecutors eventually agreed to the lesser charge of assault.
Alan McGee: Needed to be Sober-Minded to Look After Oasis
Creation Records boss Alan Mcgee owes Oasis' success to his own sobriety - because the band would not have made it as big as they did if he'd joined their wild life.
Now retired from the music industry, the man who orchestrated the Britpop trend in the mid 1990s insists the best decision he ever made was to stop drinking and taking drugs as his record label took off.
MCGee tells Nylon magazine, "I stopped doing both (drink and drugs) in 1994... although sometimes I feel it would have been easier if I'd been off my nut.
"It (sobriety) helped me keep hold of them (Oasis)... I needed to be a sober-minded individual to look after Oasis."
The Scottish svengali admits he had "a brief relapse with alcohol" in 2002, but he quit again after his wife made him realise he was becoming "an embarrassment".
He adds, "It started with one glass of wine and ended up with a couple of bottles (a day)."
Roger Daltrey wants Liam Gallagher to play with The Who at their Teenage Cancer Trust charity show.
The legendary frontman wants the former Oasis singer to join his band on stage when they play their classic 'Quadrophenia album at the conclusion of this year's run of shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.
Although Liam turned the opportunity down, Roger is leaving the door open for him to be able to play with the band.
He said to Absolute Radio host Geoff Lloyd: "I actually rung Liam to be part of The Who night, but he's otherwise engaged.
"We've actually got room for two guests, and anyone who wants to turn up and do something after we do 'Quadrophenia', just to round off the night, you know - let's see what happens."
Although he's not secured Liam's services to perform at the series of concerts, two of the other nights will see the first live performances by his brother Noel Gallagher since Oasis split last August
Roger added: "This is the first thing he's done, and he's always been involved with these shows. "In the first year he guested with us on those first shows, and he's done it with Oasis, he's done it on his own, solo. Post-Oasis, it's his first, and it's his only thing planned for the year."
Other artists who are playing this year's Teenage Cancer Trust shows include Them Crooked Vultures, Suede and Arctic Monkeys.
As the band gets ready to rock Belfast next month, The Courteeners' frontman Liam Fray tells Andy Welch why there's no way you would confuse him with the infamous Oasis star now
What a difference two years make. When The Courteeners released their debut album St Jude in April 2008, they did so amid a flurry of articles about frontman Liam Fray being gobby, outspoken and fond of spitting out insults about other bands.
In the great tradition of Manchester guitar bands he proclaimed, free of irony, that his band were ‘the best new band in the country', if not the world, and that St Jude was going to blow his contemporaries out of the water.
It was a divisive stance that on one hand captivated the hearts and minds of lads in their mid-to-late teens looking for rock ‘n’ roll excitement, while on the other, bored older music lovers who'd seen and heard it all before.
As he gears up for the release of second album Falcon, the 2010 vintage of Liam Fray is a markedly different character to the one we found back then.
He's every bit as affable as he was, and he's still as passionate, but gone are the bluster and casual insults aimed at other bands — Hard-Fi were on the receiving end of his vitriol last time we spoke.
“It's crazy how I was perceived, but a lot of it just stems from me swearing so much. I mean, how shocking,” he says with mock horror. “I suppose I also had an extraordinarily large chip on my shoulder too. I basically thought ‘I've got three songs, why aren't I as big as all these other bands?'
“Looking back, I am a much happier person than I was three or four years ago. I don't know what it was, maybe I was going out too much when I was 19 and 20, but I was really cynical,” he says.
“I'm still a realist, but I was totally cynical back then. I've got a spring in my step and I look around and the world isn't as bad a place as I thought it was, and that reflects in the new songs. People will still think I'm the same though.
“I didn't realise that once it was in print, that's what you are forever.”
He is, of course, dead right. There were those who wrote The Courteeners off when they emerged in 2007 because of Liam's Gallagher-esque demeanour, but it would be unwise to hold on to that opinion now.
New album Falcon will surprise anyone who hears it. Where St Jude borrowed heavily from The Libertines and blended it with the much-talked about Mancunian simian swagger, the forthcoming record showcases what a talented songwriter Fray has become.
“I'd love to be able to give an answer and say why this record is so different,” he says, “but I can't. I've got a bit better at lyrics, a bit better at writing music, we've all got a bit better at our instruments, so altogether, getting a bit better at everything has made us a lot better overall.
“There was so much written about me at the beginning which turned a lot of people off straight away, and everyone pigeonholed us,” he adds. “Our problem was that people knew too much about us. Take a band like MGMT for example. What do you know about them? Almost nothing, so people just say ‘It's a great record', which is how it should be. Our early reviews were more like character assassinations, but I think this record is just too good for that to happen again.”
Aptly titled first song on the album, The Opener, is a love letter to Manchester, written from the perspective of someone who has spent the last 18 months touring the world.
“I miss the city I love, but I've been having an affair.”
He sings of dabbling with destinations from LA to Doncaster, while the chorus refrain “My heart is here, here to stay” leaves no doubt as to where he really wants to be.
Elsewhere on Falcon there are more ambitious lyrics to be enjoyed, new, more sophisticated sounds and a wider range of influences and aims.
The biggest breakthrough on the album, however, is the current single You Overdid It, Doll. Its throbbing disco beat and guitars suddenly come back together.
U2's The Edge would be proud of a breakthrough for the band.
Liam is rightfully proud of the song.
“I remember our producer had this new toy to play with, so he plugged it in and it was amazing, making this like 'womp womp womp' sound, a really funky, Seventies sound,” he explains.
“I wasn't too sure about it but he put it on the song to try it and it sounded amazing and then I wanted it on everything, but you have to be careful with things like that, we can only use it on one in every 12 songs,” he says, smiling.
Lyrically, You Overdid It, Doll is about a friend of Liam's from his university days. The singer left his parents' house in Middleton when he was 18 and moved into a student house in Burnage — that Oasis connection just won't go away.
Like many students, he spent much of his first year drinking and missing lectures, but by the time his second year came around, and when his mates started buckling down to some work, he carried on.
He talks of drunken nights out, inviting hundreds of other nightclubbers back to his house for a party and waking up to strange people on his floor, but doesn't regret a thing.
“My work went downhill, I barely went in and there was a point where I had a look at myself and started to wonder what I was doing. The song is about a mate of mine who was even worse than me.
“If I was overstepping the mark, she was scary at times and there was no one pulling her back.”
Next month, the band kicks off its UK tour taking in all the major cities. Their hometown Manchester, however, is strangely absent from the list of dates, although they did sell out the 10,000 capacity Manchester Central in December.
It's an incredible feat for such a young band, and one Liam isn't going to forget any time soon.
“I asked for the house lights to be turned on when we were on stage so I could see everyone. I really regretted that, because that's when it hit me. That's when you know your songs are in people's hearts. I've seen it.”
Pay homage to the venue that launched Oasis and Glasvegas
That a concert venue in a major city should make it to 20 years old is a feat, but hardly unique. For Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, though, the sense of history accompanying today's anniversary is well-earned. This was where, in May 1993, Creation Records boss and native Glaswegian Alan McGee first saw Oasis play, deciding to sign them before they had finished their second song. And so the 1990s, Britpop and Cool Britannia all sprang from a 300-capacity upstairs room just off the M8.
A quick search on YouTube will reveal footage of the night in question, alongside McGee waxing nostalgic. "There were only about 12 people there," he recalls, "Me, my sister and some Japanese tourists... I'd had about four or five double Jack Daniels and cokes, I was a bit wavery." As, it seems, are the memories of Glasgow's gig-goers. "If everyone who's told me they were in Tut's that night actually had been," says Dave McGeachan, long-serving promoter with the venue's owners DF Concerts, "there would have been about 3,000 people in." The show ranks alongside the Sex Pistols' gig at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall in June 1976 as one of the most coveted "I was there" moments in British musical history.
McGeachan is keen to talk up the venue's other boasts. In 2009 it hosted roughly 330 gigs, and lends its name to a stage at the T in the Park festival. Over the years the likes of Blur, Radiohead, the Strokes and Coldplay have played pre-fame shows, with Primal Scream, Paolo Nutini and the Manic Street Preachers selecting it for intimate sets at the height of their careers, the latter two as part of this month's ongoing birthday celebrations.
And the McGee-discovering-bands thing is becoming a habit. Three years ago he took his friend Carl Barât to see a brand new Scottish group play there, and so impressed was the sometime Libertine that he helped them on their way to a major record deal. That group was Glasvegas, so take note if you ever see McGee ordering another JD and coke in Tut's.
Just about everyone with even a passing interest in global popular culture is fascinated by Simon Cowell's American Idol swan song this season and the show's search to find a suitable replacement.
Who could possibly fill the shoes of Idol's most famous and memorable judge? Well, Simon himself just shared some ideas about that with reporters, and even passed judgment on a couple of wild-card candidates, former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher and gossipy gadfly Perez Hilton. Could either of them qualify? Here's what we're learned:
Perez Hilton Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for MTV
First off, regarding the transition, does Simon himself have a front-runner in the race to replace him? Says the Brit, "Who could do it, in my mind? If I really knew the answer to that question, I wouldn't tell you."
Cowell does, however, have a good sense of the job requirements, which he says are these: "You've just got to find somebody who can actually make a difference to the contestants, who's not afraid to speak their mind, who's not afraid to be honest and occasionally blunt, but not to be gratuitously rude. I'm really getting tired of that now."
Cowell said that what he's been telling his bosses about their candidate search is this: "I think [music experience] is really important. It's interesting that when we first started, we had a record producer, an artist and an A&R man, so you've covered pretty much everything you need to do. I would say somebody who has had managerial experience is always very helpful. In simplistic terms, it's like if you judge the ice-skating at the Olympics—if you're going to give a score, you genuinely need to know what you're talking about."
Simon suspects that if the Idol judges panel doesn't stay stocked with music-industry professionals, the quality of the show could eventually suffer. He notes, "Over the years, judges have been replaced by personalities. That, in the long term, will create problems, because you've got to be able to spot a star. Whoever replaces me, my advice has always been, 'Find somebody who actually knows what they are talking about and who has actually experienced success in the music business.' "
Noel Gallagher Jon Furniss / Getty Images
Like who? One reporter suggested Perez Hilton, to which Cowell responded, "Perez would be funny. He's got a good taste in music. He's a personality. I mean, that could work." Another pitched former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher, which caused Cowell to quip, "Noel? Do you think people would [be able to] understand him?" The reporter suggested subtitles, to which Cowell laughed and commented, "Subtitle him! [Laughter.] Actually I know Noel, quite well, and I like him. He's quite funny and a brilliant songwriter. It's a possibility."
But don't rev up the subtitle machine too soon. Cowell's not out the door for a few months yet, and for now he's just enjoying his final season on Idol.
When asked how it felt to be considered "irreplaceable" by some Idol fans, Cowell said, "It's very very flattering, and I really do appreciate it, but like I said before, the show goes on and I'm going to feel sad when it all ends. But it's much nicer to be popular than unpopular, so I do appreciate it."
Bonehead: Good on Him (Liam) For Chucking the Award into the Audience
Ex-Oasis guitarist Bonehead was, unsurprisingly, besieged by calls this week after frontman Liam Gallagher namechecked him in his controversial acceptance speech at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night.
Liam paid tribute to all former Oasis members – except brother Noel, of course – in his expletive-laden speech for winning the Best Album of the past 30 years for What's The Story Morning Glory, before throwing the gong into the audience.
Founder member Bonehead, who quit the band in 1999, backs Liam's actions all the way.
Bonehead, real name Paul Arthurs, tells me: “I knew we'd won the award and I knew Liam was going along.
“But I didn't know I'd be getting a mention. I'm pleased though – I was involved in that album after all.
“I think good on him for chucking the award into the audience – it sums The Brits up really. I mean Lady Gaga winning? Please!”
But while Bonehead remains mates with Liam he's ruled out ever rejoining Oasis. He's now busy recording an album with his new band The Vortex, with a European tour planned in April.
He says: “Even if I was asked to go back to Oasis I wouldn't do it, even if I was offered £5mn, because I'm totally, totally focused on The Vortex now. I'm glad Liam is going to carry things on though.”
Oasis' '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' has won the 2010's 'BRITs Album of 30 Years'.
It saw off competition from Coldplay, Dido, Dire Straits, Duffy, Keane, Phil Collins, Sade, The Verve and Travis.
"Listen kids, I wanna thank bald head (Bonehead), Guigs, Alan White and the best fucking fans in the world," Gallagher explained before throwing his microphone and gong into the audience, before walking offstage.
Brits officials pleaded for the audience member who got the award to give it back, with the fan giving it back after a few minutes.. Gallagher’s reaction prompted host and comedian Peter Kay to brand him a “knob head”.
The 14 x platinum album has sold a staggering 14 million copies worldwide, 4.2 of which are in the UK alone.
The number one album marked the band's first UK number one single with 'Some Might Say' as well as live favourites, 'Roll With It', 'Wonderwall', 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and 'Champagne Supernova'.
Robbie Williams: Oasis' WTSMG? Been My Favorite Album of Last 30 Years
Robbie Williams has buried the hatchet by calling a truce with Oasis.
The former Take That singer has had a long-running feud with the Gallagher brothers, but he now admits that the band's album 'What's The Story (Morning Glory)' is his favourite CD of the last few decades.
The rock group, who split last year when Noel Gallagher quit, are nominated for Best Album Of The Last 30 Years at the BRIT Awards tomorrow.
And Robbie confessed he is a fan of the record. He told The Sun: "Of the potential winners Oasis definitely deserve it. It's been my favourite album of the last 30 years.
"You can't argue with how fantastic that album is, and if it wins it deserves it." Williams added. "We've all grown up a bit so there won't be any trouble."
(What's The Story) Morning Glory Makes the 'Holy' Cut
The Vatican's 10 Commandments For Good Listening
The Holy See's newspaper Saturday published its picks for pop rock paradise, ranging from Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and the Beatles' "Revolver."
What L'Osservatore Romano calls a semiserious guide on the road to good music will take you to "Graceland" — Paul Simon's album made the cut. And it does get into the "Supernatural" by Carlos Santana.
The newspaper calls them classics to pack for a desert island. The other picks are David Crosby's "If I Could Only Remember My Name;" "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac, Donald Fagen's "Nightfly," the U2's "Achtung Baby," and "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" by the Oasis.
There are thousands of imitators out there... if not more. The swagger, the snarling voice, the stance, the stare. We think you'll agree, there is only one Liam Gallagher. (The world simply isn't big enough for two!)
Welcome to Q's search for the greatest frontman or woman in music history. The results will be unveiled in a future issue of the magazine - and you will do the deciding.
Even though the Gallagher brothers are not in a band together anymore, the fighting continues.
The brothers' ever-fractious relationship had always threatened to destroy Oasis, and so it proved last August, when Noel broke up the band in the wake of a massive row with Liam before a gig in Paris.
Now, with Oasis's What's The Story (morning Glory) up for the Best Brits Album of 30 Years prize, the organisers have invited both brothers to the 30th anniversary event and reserved them a £14,000 table.
But they're in a panic after Noel has reportedly told friends that he will not attend if Liam is there.
"Liam and Noel have not spoken since they split," a friend told the Daily Mirror. "Things are so bad that Noel is moving into a new house at the moment and is so off radar, Liam doesn't even know the address."
"Everyday the Brits are on the phone checking to see if they are coming," the friend reported, "but there is still no answer from either of them.
"It's as if one is waiting for the other to crack and apologise. Liam's thinking he'll leave it until the last minute and will decide if he's going on the day itself."
Liam seems to be keener to attend than Noel, if recent comments are anything to go by.
"I want to go," said the younger Gallagher. "I want a night out and it would close the Oasis thing for me if we won it."
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher's on-again, off-again plan to address a Toronto court at the sentencing of a fan who attacked him onstage in 2008 is now off again.
At the urging of Mr. Gallagher, 42, the Crown sought and received an adjournment of last week's scheduled sentencing of Danny Sullivan, 48, of Pickering so that the British rock star could deliver his victim impact statement in person. Mr. Sullivan had already pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm for drunkenly mounting the stage at a Toronto Island concert and shoving Mr. Gallagher into a speaker cabinet, breaking three of his ribs.
Mr. Justice Richard Schneider reluctantly agreed to the delay, but at a hearing to set the new sentencing date of March 23 yesterday, prosecutor Ruth Kleinhenz told court Mr. Gallagher no longer plans to attend.
“I'm mystified,” John Collins, lawyer for Mr. Sullivan, said later. “I suppose there's reason to be concerned we might encounter another delay; hopefully that's not the case.”
Bookies have stopped taking bets on who'll take the Brit for Best Album Of 30 Years after a run of big money on Oasis.
They look dead certs to win it for (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - their second album released in 1995. The band, who split last year, are up against Coldplay, Dido, Dire Straits, Duffy, Keane, Phil Collins, Sade, The Verve and Travis.
However, the prospect of Oasis landing the gong has put organisers under pressure in case warring brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher both want to attend.
They will have to be seated well apart and you know there's a chance of trouble.
The lads have not spoken since the huge bust-up backstage in Paris in August when Noel quit the band for good. Liam has already shaken things up nicely - slating Florence And The Machine.
He said: "I'm not having anyone with ginger hair making music. I can't go down that road.
"I'm sure she's a nice girl but she sounds like someone has stood on her f***ing foot."
10 Year Anniversary : Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Big Brother Recordings Limited celebrate their 10th anniversary on 7th February 2010 (today) having sold over 6 million albums by Oasis in the UK alone in the last decade. The label was formed after the demise of Creation Records and has released every Oasis record since then.
From Sunday 7th February (10 years to the day that 'Go Let It Out', the very first release on Big Brother Recordings, was released) Oasisinet and Oasis' YouTube page will be hosting footage from the era including a rarely seen TV ad with voice over by Ricky Tomlinson of TV's Royle Family fame.
Here, the band from 2000 talk about the making of their 4th studio album, 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants".
To celebrate this anniversary, OASISINET.COM are also offering one lucky fan the opportunity to win Big Brother's Platinum Disc of the album 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'.
This is an extremely rare piece of memorabilia from Oasis' history so would make a great addition to any fans' collection.
To be in with a chance of winning this prize, go to the Competitions page HERE*
Liam Gallagher: Noel Wanted Out, But Fair Play To Him.....
Liam Gallagher has told Xfm that Noel Gallagher wanted to leave Oasis before the band’s row at last year’s V Festival.
Speaking to Clint Boon, the frontman said, “It just felt like some people were talking out of their arse. A lot of lies went down. “I find it funny that our kid was going around saying he had no support from his band members and management. A week later they’re all round his house having a party. Someone’s telling porkies – and it weren’t me.”
“I think it was all going on anyway, behind my back. Noel wanted out, but fair play to him, that’s life. I’m not going to dwell on it”.
Big Brother Recordings Special Anniversary Package Deal
Big Brother Recordings Limited celebrate their 10th anniversary on 7th February having sold over 6 million albums by Oasis in the UK alone in the last decade. The label was formed after the demise of Creation Records and has released every Oasis record since then.
To celebrate this anniversary, we have put together a very special package exclusive to Oasisinet - limited to only 300 copies!
- Strictly limited vintage wash T-shirt featuring the first Big Brother promo-only T-shirt design.
- 'Go Let It Out' CD single - a No. 1 single and the very first release on Big Brother Recordings.
- 'Falling Down' - Chemical Brothers Remix - exclusive CD promo.
- Big Brother sticker/postcard.
All packaged together in a drawstring cotton bag.
PLUS 1 in 10 lucky customers will receive an additional very special promo item from the 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants' campaign in their bundle!
We are also offering one fan the opportunity to win Big Brother's Platinum Disc of the album 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'. This is an extremely rare piece of memorabilia from Oasis' history so would make a great addition to any fans' collection. To be in with a chance of winning this, go to the Competitions page HERE!
From Sunday (10 years to the day that 'Go Let It Out', the very first release on Big Brother Recordings, was released) Oasisinet and Oasis'YouTube page will be hosting footage from the era including a rarely seen TV ad with voice over by Ricky Tomlinson of TV's Royle Family fame.
In other news, for a limited period the 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' Special Edition (2 x DVD) is reduced from £13.99 to £10.99 at the official Oasisinet Store.
And lastly, there will be a very special offer coming to the Oasisinet Store on 28th February so keep checking back for more info...
Noel Gallagher To Appear in Court for Sullivan's Sentencing?
A Toronto judge has approved an “eleventh hour” request by Oasis star Noel Gallagher to appear in court at a sentencing hearing for a man who assaulted him while he performed on an outdoor Toronto Island stage.
Danny Sullivan, a 48-year-old contractor from Pickering, pleaded guilty in November to assault causing bodily harm for the Sept. 7, 2008 attack that broke three of Gallagher’s rib.
Oasis cancelled five concerts after the incident, which was caught on camera by concertgoers, posted on YouTube and seen around the world.
Crown attorney Ruth Kleinhenz told the Ontario Court Justice Gallagher wants to read his victim impact statement in person.
Defence lawyer John Collins had asked Ontario Justice Richard Schneider to turn down Gallagher’s request, saying he should not “control the proceedings.”
Sullivan did the right thing by pleading guilty and this continues to hand like an “albatross around his neck.”
“He and his family have suffered significant emotional distress.”
Court adjourned to pick a date when Gallagher can appear.
Oasis disbanded last summer. Gallagher, 42, plans to continue as a solo act.
Toronto radio station 680News is reporting that sentencing will be delayed - Noel's lawyer says he will be at the sentencing personally to read a "victim impact statement"!
via L4e / thestar.com
Noel Gallagher's Attacker Faces Sentencing This Friday
With a drunken shove, Pickering contractor Danny Sullivan pitched British rock star Noel Gallagher into a bank of amplifiers and speakers, and catapulted himself into instant, worldwide notoriety,courtesy of YouTube.
Now it's time for Mr. Sullivan to face the music, in the shape of a sentencing hearing Friday morning at downtown Toronto's Old City Hall courthouse.
In September he pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. His lawyer, John Collins, said Thursday that in light of his client's otherwise “exemplary” track record, he would be seeking a conditional, non-custodial sentence.
The broad facts of the Sept. 7, 2008, incident during the two-day Virgin Music Festival on the Toronto Island are not in dispute. Oasis was the headline act, and it was just after 10 p.m. when Mr. Gallagher, the band's songwriter and lead guitarist, struck up the opening chords of the band's monster 1995 hit (What's the Story) Morning Glory? That's when the intoxicated Mr. Sullivan made his unscripted appearance.
Quite how he was able to elude security and clamber up on to the stage remains unclear, because by his own admission, outlined in an agreed statement of facts, he was so drunk that he had no recollection of getting there.
All he could remember later was trying to climb over a security fence, falling on his back in the process.
But what happened next was captured on several videocameras, in footage that swiftly made its way on to the Internet and around the world.
The video clips show Mr. Sullivan, now 48, running across the stage toward Mr. Gallagher and violently pushing him from behind.
Mr. Gallagher fell forward, striking one of the speaker cabinets facing the audience, Mr. Sullivan then lunged toward Liam Gallagher, Noel's younger brother and the Oasis lead vocalist, standing about three metres away. Three security guards, however, intervened and grabbed the intruder who was held backstage until police arrived.
Noel Gallagher was taken off stage, saying he felt “winded,” but returned for the last 20 minutes of the show.
X-rays taken at Toronto General Hospital the next day showed no obvious fractures, but he complained of pain and of difficulty in moving, and on the advice of doctors, he and the band cancelled the rest of the tour, which would have comprised five more gigs.
A subsequent CT Scan in London on Sept. 22 identified three broken ribs – numbers 9, 10 and 11. All told, Mr. Gallagher said it took him about eight months to fully recover. And parallel to the criminal proceedings he has filed a statement of claim against his attacker – originally charged with aggravated assault until prosecutors agreed to the lesser charge – seeking more than $2-million in damages, For those familiar with Oasis, the situation was rich in irony.
In August, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from the band.
But in the 18 years that followed its formation in Manchester under the name The Rain, it evolved into one of rock stardom's biggest attractions, selling more than 70 million records world-wide and accumulating eight number-one singles in Britain and seven number-one albums. Among the latter was Be Here Now , released in 1997 and the fastest-selling album in British chart history.
Along the way, Oasis also chalked up a well-earned reputation for rowdiness and a wild, alcohol-fuelled lifestyle. For years the Gallagher brothers' antics and sibling rivalry were fodder for tabloid newspapers. Sufficiently so that when word of Mr. Sullivan's assault reached the Internet, sympathy for Mr. Gallagher was diluted with approval for his assailant.
One British commenter lauded Mr. Sullivan as “a true hero,” lamenting the fact that he had not “finished the job through by smacking his loud mouthed pikey brother in the chops, you know, just for good measure.”
Friday's sentencing hearing will be in front of Mr. Justice Richard Schneider.
The judge has been given a pre-sentencing assessment of Mr. Sullivan, who is married with children and has never before been in trouble with the law.
This incident, Mr. Collins said, was “totally out of character.”
Pete MacLeod and his band will be promoting and performing his new EP “Lost and Found” in the US for the very first time. The digital only release (Modrock Music) will be available from itunes and all other digital stores worldwide in March.
Music visionary Alan Mcgee says of Macleod: “Pete is a great songwriter I have met over here in LA. He’s in my top friends and his song Panic which is an amazing tune is my profile song. Download Panic it costs nothing and is a tune worth having on your ipod…McGee”
2008 was a GREAT year for Pete and Q magazine even got in contact with him to feature one of his songs in the top 50 downloads of the month. The song was actually recorded in a cupboard at Pete’s apartment in L.A. This made it even sweeter for Pete considering what most artists probably spent on there recordings in the same top 50!
The year ended on a high with Pete touring the UK on an acoustic tour with Bonehead (Oasis) joining him on stage for the whole tour! 2009 Macleod spent most of the year taking a break from touring to concentrate on his writing.
Molly Malones (EP LAUNCH GIG/PARTY)
575 South Fairfax Ave, LOS ANGELES, California
Onstage @ 9PM, 5th February 2010.
Tickets available online @ www.ticketweb.com
Teenage Cancer Trust Presale for Noel Gallagher Gigs
EXCLUSIVE OASISINET MEMBERS PRE-SALE LINK FOR NOEL'S TCT GIGS
As mentioned before, Community members of Oasisinet have an exclusive two-day pre-sale available to them to purchase tickets for Noel's forthcoming headlining gigs at this year's Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March.
The pre-sale will be available from 10am on Wednesday 3rd February. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 5th February at which point the pre-sale will end.
This pre-sale is only available to Community members of Oasisinet. These will be Noel's first gigs of 2010 so demand for the tickets is going to be very high. If you've not already signed up to the Community why not do it NOW!
From 10am on Wednesday fans will be able to use the link that's in the Competition section HERE. This link will only work from that page and will take you to the exclusive ticket page for the pre-sale.
There is a maximum of four tickets per person. Ticket prices are £35, £50 or £75.
Noel Gallagher To Perform 2 Nights at Teenage Cancer Trust!
Teenage Cancer Trust today announces an all-star, 10-night line up to celebrate its 10th year of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall in association with Nomura. Following Depeche Mode’s sold-out gig on 17 February, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures will kick off nine consecutive nights starting on Monday 22 March.
The week continues with a comedy night on Tuesday 23 March, featuring Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Noel Fielding. Wednesday 24 March sees the return of brit-pop legends Suede, reforming for one night only for Teenage Cancer Trust. Noel Gallagher, performing for the first time since Oasis split last year, plays Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March. His two-night run, the only shows planned for 2010, promises to be unforgettable.
Noel, who also played the trust's event in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007, said: "Ten years ago I got a call from Roger asking me to join him for the first ever concert for the charity.
Since then I've been honoured to support this amazing charity. I've had some of the best nights I've ever had on a UK stage."
On Saturday 27 March Arctic Monkeys will play the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time. Sunday will be Teenage Cancer Trust’s first ever pop night, headlined by MOBO winners and multi-Brit nominated JLS.
Monday 29 is the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig featuring ska legends The Specials. NME has today announced that The Specials will be given the Outstanding Contribution award on 24 February at London’s Iconic O2 Academy Brixton. In recognition of Teenage Cancer Trust’s link with the British Music Industry and work with young people with cancer, NME has renamed the award the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution.
The Who will wrap up the 10-night spectacular in style on Tuesday 30 with a performance of Quadrophenia. Announcing the line up, Roger Daltrey CBE, Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust said: “When The Who first got together in 2000 to raise money for this brilliant charity, I had no idea we’d achieve so much from these shows. In the last ten years we’ve raised over £8.7 million, helping Teenage Cancer Trust to open nine more specialist cancer units for young people across the UK.
“Teenage Cancer Trust has come such a long way since our first gig and I’m extremely proud of this event. I’m forever inspired by the support I have received from the artists and members of the music and comedy industries. This year has been no exception and it’s thanks to them that our 10th anniversary shows are set to break all records for Teenage Cancer Trust.”
The 2010 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall line-up:
Wednesday 17 February – Depeche Mode
Monday 22 March – Them Crooked Vultures, brought to you by American Airlines
Tuesday 23 March – Comedy night: Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert