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The Guardian Reveiws Noel Gallagher's Royal Albert Hall Gig
Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher has, in later life, evolved from bullish Britpop guv'nor into something of a mordant raconteur. His arse remains resolutely unliberated, however, and glued to a stool for the duration of Gallagher's first live outing since the dissolution of Oasis.
This performance could have gone two ways. Gallagher could have road-tested a few new songs, and held forth waspishly on a variety of topics. There might have been sly digs at his brother Liam, who has vowed to continue a rump Oasis without Noel. (Guitarist Gem Archer is supposedly involved, making his appearance alongside Noel tonight a talking point.)
Or he could have played a feelgood hits set from Oasis's imperial period and made fun of scousers. He opts for the latter, making for a very happy audience, but a predictable evening. Alone on acoustic guitar with just drummer Terry Kirkbride, they open with "(It's Good) to Be Free", the only indicator tonight to Gallagher's state of mind. Everyone else on stage is seated too – Gem, Oasis keyboard player Jay Darlington, Kirkbride, plus the Wired Strings, an all-female string section who previously played with Gallagher at his Teenage Cancer Trust gig in 2007.
The crowd, by contrast, is on its feet from moment one. Up near the gods is the Crouch End Festival Chorus. They needn't have bothered turning up, as their vocals are drowned out by the crowd. Gallagher confesses that tonight's set is largely the same as three years ago. "Play a new song?" he huffs wryly. "We don't do new songs for charity."
Noel's delivery of "Wonderwall" has mutated in recent years, becoming more nuanced. His maturing voice has become less hectoring too, even as his lyrics remain frozen in the imperative mood. Another small pleasure comes from the deep woody sound coaxed out of Archer's semi-acoustic guitar, and his pithy solos.
There is also fascination in how Gallagher's songs defy the laws of physics to become more than the sum of their meagre lyrical parts. "Digsy's Dinner" is, famously, about lasagne. The collected Wisdom of Gallagher meanwhile sheds the kind of light on the human condition on a par with media-coached sportsmen in post-match interviews. Britpop never had a worthy mission statement, of course. But is it right that, 15 years on, the Albert Hall is full of people bawling along to "Don't Look Back in Anger" as others do to "Land of Hope and Glory"?
The producers of the live-action film adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's Beck rock-and-roll manga announced at a Tuesday event in Tokyo that the American band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the British band Oasis will contribute the two theme songs of the film. Red Hot Chili Peppers will provide the opening theme song "Around the World," while Oasis will provide the ending theme song "Don't Look Back in Anger."
The film will open in Japan on September 4. Red Hot Chili Peppers had previously given their "Dani California" theme song for the live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note manga. Oasis provided the opening theme song "Falling Down" for Production I.G's Eden of The East television anime series.
Noel Gallagher's TCT Gig Broadcast Highlights on Absolute Radio Tonight
Absolute Radio moved the scheduled show featuring Noel Gallagher at the Teenage Cancer Trust from yesterday to today.
When: 7.00pm (UK Time) on Tuesday, 30 March 2010.
Until: 8.00pm (UK Time)on Tuesday, 30 March 2010.
Where: on Absolute Radio
Info: Hear live music from Noel Gallagher's Teenage Cancer Trust performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Noel Gallagher in Adidas Originals Promo Interview
Noel Gallagher, shares his experiences in the music industry and his best music gig. Ian Brown joins in to talk about being part of the adidas Originals family, their interpretation of originality, and what adidas means to them .
Noel Gallagher was on TalkSport - Sports Bar at 9.30pm instead of the scheduled 9.00pm as he had been watching Coronation Street which he had missed during the week as “I was out busy being brilliant.”
Andy Goldstein said he had looked quite overwhelmed with the crowd response he had received at the gigs,
Noel: “Really? Eh, its kinda like you spend two weeks rehearsing it all and its all quite serene, and its like, I don’t know, very angelic and all that and then you get there and its just like a football match.”
Was there a part of you that was slightly nervous?
Noel: “None more than usual, Ive done that gig so many times with an acoustic guitar, but no, there wasn’t any... I know the way its been written up in the press is like it was gonna be the re-birth or something but it wasn’t, I didn’t figure it was. Those charity things are kind of a unique night out and you just play the songs that people wanna hear and hopefully everybody goes and has a good time, and there you go, you raise a bit of money and every ones a winner.”
Did you enjoy it as much as you did at Wembley? More so?
Noel: “No no, I enjoyed it equally as much, I enjoy all the gigs that I do, whether they be in stadiums or little clubs, they are all great or I wouldn’t do it.”
Do you think some of your songs sound better acoustically, and if so which ones?
Would you rather have released them in that manner?
Noel: “No, no, Wonderwall’s been released now, its done, when you go in the studio you just do the best that you can on that day, that's what records are, they're a record of where you were at at that point when you were in the studio, do you know what I mean? Songs evolve over the years, don’t they?, and you’ll find something in songs five years after they've come out that you didn’t realise was there in the first place, with kinda Wonderwall and stuff like that and its quite a nice surprise, I think, but its all good, all the records are good, I don’t mind.”
The jeans looked good, Noel, were you happy with them?
Noel: “They're actually really old jeans, they’re old school.”
Do you go to the gym at all, do you keep fit?
Noel: “Eh, I do keep fit, I have to go because Ive got a, Ive got a.... no, I don’t wanna tell you what Ive got cos Ill sound like an old man!”
Anything to do with what was in the papers the other day, when that idiot threw you off stage?
Noel: “No, no, no, no, no, I fell down the stairs when I was younger... I have to say it was party related and so I have to do bits and bobs for my little old back.”
You mentioned yesterday you had a bit of a hangover, how big was big Friday?
Noel: “It was terrific, Saturday was horrific but Friday night was a good night, yeah. “
What time did it finish?
Noel: “Eh, 4, half 4... well, Ive got kids and all that stuff so I had to get in for them, but I was alright cos Sara’s pregnant so she kinda came home early.”
That's a bonus, yeah, she drives now?
Noel: “Ive never had a driving license. Ive never even had a lesson.”
I bet you have owned a car.
Noel: “Ive got four cars. Ive got a Rolls Royce, Ive got a Jaguar Mk 2 1967, Ive got a black Range Rover, Ive got a Audi Q5 and a Volkswagon Golf!”
Does your missus get a chance to drive the Jag or is that just your pride and joy?
Noel: “I had that made when I was out of it once and I was thinking by the time that's made Ill have easily passed the test and they delivered it a year later and I hadn’t even taken a lesson, and I forgot ordering it.”
Do you think you'll ever learn?
Noel: “No, I haven’t got that gene, I'm more interested in collecting guitars and sunglasses and kinda cars are not my thing, really.”
When you say collecting sunglasses, do you mean old ones from the ‘60s?
Noel: “No, no, any old nonsense will do me.”
Is the Rolls Royce anything to do with the Be Here Now album?
Noel: “No, its not that one, my record company bought it for me in ’96, just after the royalties from Morning Glory started coming in." "The five of us went into this room and they gave me a Rolls Royce and they gave the other four a watch each!”
How did you get away with that?
Noel: “Because I was more brilliant than any of the other....and they said, ‘but you lot can have a watch’, and I was, ‘hahahaha....oh dear, well it paid off in the end, didn’t it?, all those nights sitting up writing those tunes while you lot were having it in the bar.'”
Noel also spoke about football: why he believes Man City will qualify for the Champions League and “justice will be done” with West Ham being relegated, nights out with Gordon Smart: How he gave Smart the David Beckham aftershave he won at a pub quiz which he then drank!, how Sara is “great” and comments on the Dr Octagon sample made for him!
Live4ever's Interview With Rock's Greatest Frontman 'Liam Gallagher'
‘I’m not in it for a career, I’m here to touch people.’
Being delayed for half an hour by US immigration officials at JFK airport and spending the next day throwing up in his hotel room was not exactly what Liam Gallagher had in mind for his recent trip to New York City. Although his bout with food poisoning forced Liam to cancel high profile promotional appearances including a segment on the Jimmy Fallon show, you shouldn’t necessarily feel bad for him. In February Liam accepted, on the behalf of Oasis, the Brit Award for best album of the last 30 years for the band’s 1994 record (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, and just as he was arriving in New York, Q Magazine announced that its readers had voted Liam the greatest frontman of all time (beating out such rock luminaries as John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and Bono!).
While fans anxiously await to savor the fruits of Liam’s post-Oasis musical endeavors (new single hitting the shelves this fall!), the rock megastar is not content to limit himself simply to rock n’ roll. Having conquered the musical world, Liam has branched out , launching his own clothing line Pretty Green in the summer of 2009. Nevertheless, although Liam was in New York to promote the redesign of Prettygreen.com and US online store launch, music is never far from his mind.
In another Live4ever exclusive, we sat down with Liam, on his recent visit, in a posh midtown Manhattan hotel. Clad in a Pretty Green camouflaged parka, perched on an antique Victorian armchair and surrounded by tea-sipping, elderly matrons, the ‘Rock n’ Roll Star’ dished candidly about the clothing line, the spoils of the Internet, the big Apple, his newest band member, being deemed the greatest front man in history and the current void of inspiring music and true rock stars.
Noel Gallagher @ Teenage Concert Trust Gig - Night 2
Guitarist plays second Teenage Cancer Trust show in two nights
Noel Gallagher played his second post-Oasis solo show tonight (March 26), mocking his ex-bandmate and brother Liam during his London Royal Albert Hall gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The singer/guitarist played the same set he played the previous night at the venue, taking a pop at the fashion interest of his brother, Liam, who runs the Pretty Green clothes label after performing 'Cast No Shadow'.
Responding to shouts from a fan he said, "For the record that guy said, 'Where's Liam?'. He's probably being a real northerner somewhere designing the perfect desert boot."
Before the set started The Who's Roger Daltrey, who curates the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, had given an introduction in which he explained how he'd invited Liam to help his band perform 'Quadrophenia' with them next week at the venue.
"I couldn't think of anyone better to play [character] Ace Face," he told the audience before making way for Noel. "I called him up but he said, 'I can't, I'm doing something far more important. I'm going to Disneyland with my children'."
As he had been last night, Noel was joined by his ex-Oasis bandmate Gem Archer on guitar plus Oasis' former live keyboard player Jay Darlington. An eight-piece all-female orchestra joined the set-up shortly into the gig as did the 50-strong Crouch End Choir.
With the set heavy on songs from the early parts of Oasis career and berefit of new material, Noel dedicated 'Slide Away' to his girlfriend Sara MacDonald. He dedicated 'Digsy's Dinner' to a particularly vocal crowd member who he found out was named Dave. Dave, stood near the front row, briefly earned cheers as he danced following the dedication before Noel said, "Are you done now?". He added, "Every note for you," as the song ended. "Every fucking note for you."
Following 'Whatever' he closed the show with an encore comprising 'The Masterplan', 'Married With Children' and 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
"Thanks for supporting the charity for the past ten years," he said before leading cheers for his band, the choir and orchestra.
Noel Gallager played:
'(It's Good) To Be Free'
'Cast No Shadow'
'Half The World Away'
'Don't Go Away'
'The Importance Of Being Idle'
'Married With Children'
'Don't Look Back In Anger'
Review: Noel Gallagher - Teenage Cancer Trust Show, Royal Albert Hall
It’s Noel Gallagher’s first gig since quitting Oasis in August, and the irony is not lost on me when he open’s the set with the classic B-side, ‘It’s Good To Be Free’. It’s not the first time he’s chosen to play this first, but tonight it took on a whole new meaning. The mass sing-along it induced also confirmed that tonight’s crowd is definitely not made up of the ‘part-timer’ variety.
Noel Gallagher at Teenage Cancer Trust Gig - Night One
01. (It's Good) To Be Free
02. Talk Tonight
03. Fade Away
04. Cast No Shadow (With Crouch End Festival Chorus)
05. Don't Go Away (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
06. Half The World Away (?)(not confirmed)
07. Importance Of Being Idle
08. Listen Up (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
09. Sad Song
11: Rockin Chair (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
12: Slide Away
13: Digsy's Diner
14: Whatever (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
15: The Masterplan (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
16: Dont Look Back In Anger (With Wired Strings & Crouch End Festival Chorus)
Noel Gallager played his first post-Oasis gig tonight (March 25), headlining the Royal Albert Hall in London for a Teenage Cancer Trust show.
The singer/guitarist, set to play a second gig at the venue tomorrow, played songs from his Oasis back catalogue including several b-sides. He refrained from playing new material despite calls from some fans to do so.
His former Oasis bandmate, guitarist Gem Archer, performed with him throughout the set. Jay Darlington, Oasis' former live keyboard player, also played for much of the show, along with a drummer playing a minimal kit and percussion. They were backed up by an eight-piece all-female orchestra and the Crouch End Choir for many songs.
Following a support slot from The Courteeners, Gallagher and his band arrived on stage at 9pm (GMT). He greeted the crowd with a brief "Hello" and opened with '(It's Good) To Be Free' - the b-side to Oasis' 1994 single 'Whatever', which was played later in the set.
He followed with another b-side, 'Talk Tonight' (the flipside to 1995 single 'Some Might Say'), then responded to a crowd member's shout for new material. "Play a new song?" he said. "No, we don't do new songs for charity."
After 'Fade Away' he adjusted his shirt and quipped, "Behave - JLS was last night, wasn't it?" He then introduced the Crouch End Choir, who performed 'Cast No Shadow' with the band.
Following 'Don't Go Away' he pointed out, "I don't know if you've noticed - this is exactly the same set I played two years ago. But it's OK - I'm wearing different clothes." He was actually referring to his Teenage Cancer Trust show in 2007.
'Listen Up' came soon afterwards, Gallagher responding to another request for new songs and ribbing a crowd member after finishing it.
"We've already gone through that - we're not playing new songs," he said following shouts from one fan. "As fucking brilliant as they are, now's not the right time or place. Are you American? You're from Liverpool? Try and be American - it's better than being a fucking scouser."
'Sad Song', b-side to 1994 single 'Cigarettes And Alcohol', was up next then crowd favourite 'Wonderwall'. The fan Gallagher had bantered with earlier then shouted for b-side 'Rockin' Chair' - flip-side to 1995 single 'Roll With It'. "Had you seen the setlist before we came on?" he joked before playing the song. "Did you nick one? Come on, did you rob one?"
Nearer the end of the set he dedicated 'Digsy's Dinner' to The Courteeners, although he said, "Unfortunately they come from the red side of Manchester."
'Whatever' closed the main set before he encored with 'The Masterplan', 'Married With Children' and closer 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.
"It's been a pleasure to play for you tonight," Gallagher said before leaving the stage. "Thank you for coming along and supporting the charity. We'll meet again."
Noel Gallager played:
'(It's Good) To Be Free'
'Cast No Shadow'
'Half The World Away'
'Don't Go Away'
'The Importance Of Being Idle'
'Married With Children'
'Don't Look Back In Anger'
Live4ever's web-zine sat down with Nathan Nicholson, Adam Harrison, Piers Hewitt and Todd Howe from The Boxer Rebellion at SXSW and, in an exclusive interview, discuss the band’s Billboard chart successes, digital vs physical album releases, Indie music’s identity crises and singer Nathan Nicholson’s Oasis story involving Noel Gallagher and a shoe store.
Gorillaz Touring Band Member Jeff Wootton in New Oasis Line Up
Liam Gallagher confirmed Jeff Wootton as his band's bass player in an exclusive sit down interview with Live4ever this afternoon in NYC. Stay tuned for our 2 Part interview which will run on both Live4ever sites!
Damon Albarn has let slip that a current live member of Gorillaz is also in Liam Gallagher's new band.
The singer was discussing the new Gorillaz album 'Plastic Beach' with Triple J Radio when he was asked whether the Verve's Simon Tong was currently a touring member of the group.
Albarn responded: “No, we haven't got a Verve (Simon Tong) at the moment. He's coming back. But we have a young lad called Jeff, who, funnily enough is also in Liam's new band.”
After confirming it was Liam Gallagher's band, Albarn added: “I don't know if they've got a name yet. But I just thought that was kind of funny.”
The guitarist in question is likely to be Jeff Wootton who is currently touring the UK with Gorillaz on their fanclub only jaunt.
The Gorillaz touring band also features The Clash's Paul Simonen and Mick Jones.
Damon Albarn and Liam Gallagher of course were once arch enemies during the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop heyday in the mid nineties. So much so that Albarn compared Oasis to “school bullies.”
Oasis legend Noel Gallagher is to be a dad again, The Sun can reveal - and pals reckon the tot could be named after Nelson Mandela.
They believe the rocker got girlfriend Sara Macdonald pregnant in South Africa - and jokingly suggested calling the baby after the country's ex-president.
Tribute ... Nelson MandelaNoel, 42, told friends he was "thrilled to bits" after Sara, 38, had her three-month scan this week confirming the pregnancy.
They already have two-year-old son Donovan.
A source said: "Noel and Sara are over the moon. They're so happy that Donovan will have a little partner in crime to play with. Their family is complete.
"Their pals have been joking that Nelson is a frontrunner on names as they think the baby was conceived on a holiday to South Africa."
Noel and publicist Sara have been together for ten years and have homes in central London and Chalfont St Giles, Bucks.
The source added: "Noel has been up to his eyes rehearsing for gigs recently and Sara has had her hands full because the family are moving house in London. The news has given them both something to smile about."
Noel - who has a daughter Anais, ten, from a previous relationship - has been taking a break from the limelight since Oasis split last summer.
But the guitarist, famous for hits including Wonderwall and Live Forever, is playing solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall tonight and tomorrow to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Today (March 24th) Liam Gallagher will be appearing as a talking guest on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, alongside funnyman Ben Stiller. Tune in on NBC tonight at 1235am EST or watch the rerun clips on Hulu.com or at latenightwithjimmyfallon.com
Noel Gallagher , Beckham and Snoop Dogg Feature in Addidas Ad Spot
David Beckham is just one of the famous faces appearing in the latest Adidas Originals campaign. Joining him is Snoop Dogg, Whitney Port, Noel Gallagher, Agyness Deyn and others from the worlds of music, fashion and sport.
David Beckham, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Port, N’Dubz, Noel Gallagher, Agyness Deyn and many more from the worlds of music, fashion and sport come together for an energetic celebration in the ‘Street Where Originality Lives’.
Evolving from 2009’s ‘House Party’ and soundtracked to the Pilooski remix of Dee Edwards’ “Why can’t there be love”; the ad features an energetic mix of DJ sets, live performances and street games.
Noel Gallagher To Be Joined By String Section And Choir At TCT Gigs
Oasisinet is excited to confirm that Noel will be joined on stage next week by Crouch End Festival Chorus and Wired Strings at his two headlining slots at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit performances.
Wired Strings previously appeared at Noel's 2007 TCT appearance and can be heard on his release, 'The Dreams We Have As Children'. Crouch End Festival Chorus have also performed with Noel before when Oasis headlined the BBC Electric Proms in 2008 at The Roundhouse in London.
Liam Gallagher claims his new band will be "more musical" than Oasis
Liam Gallagher claims his new band will be more ''musical'' and ''sophisticated'' than Oasis because they will concentrate on the songs and nothing else.
The outspoken singer - whose older brother Noel quit Oasis last August after tensions and feuding between the pair became intolerable - believes the group he has formed without his sibling will be more successful because they will concentrate on the songs and nothing else.
He said: "We are going to be more musical than Oasis. It's not going to be so f***ing full-on, heavy chords, you know? More sophisticated. Not up its own a**e. but more musical."
Liam, 37, is currently working on new material with his ex-Oasis bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, while 42-year-old Noel - who wrote the majority of Oasis' biggest hits, including 'Wonderwall' and 'Some Might Say' - is preparing to launch a solo career.
Liam has made no secret of his dislike of Noel, 42, and recently described him as the most "overrated" man of all time.
Discussing who he thought was the most overrated man in history, Liam told Esquire magazine: "Has to be Noel Gallagher."
Now that Oasis have officially split, with seemingly little hope of reconciliation in the near future, frontman Liam Gallagher has concentrated his efforts on his new clothing line, Pretty Green.
Here, in a rare interview, Chris Sullivan talks to him about style, pointed shoes and his beginnings, and does his best to cajole a comment or two about the Oasis break-up.
The quality of your label is really exceptional. Usually you only see that degree of craftsmanship and cloth in Jermyn Street.
We just went for it, man. I wanted it to be the best 'cos there’s no point in fucking about is there? Yeah, man, you gotta start as you mean to go on.
How important was it that you oversaw everything?
Yes, if it don’t look good on me, then I’m not having it. I’ve a bit of time on my hands now, so I thought why not? Let’s get stuck into it. I’m not a fashion man. I’ve never done fashion before, but I know what looks good and what I like and that is as far as it goes.
How would you describe the clothes?
It’s timeless. Classic clobber. Parkas, macs, boating blazers, quality polo shirts, desert boots… Nothing too wild. It’s quality.
What was the first item of clothing you bought with your own money?
I used to be into Patrick and Lacoste – all the casual football gear, you know? Dunlop Green Flash was always top of the agenda – Levi’s, tracksuit top… You know the stuff.
Is there anything you’ve worn that you look back on and go, 'no!'?
People are having a pop at these [he holds his foot up to reveal a pair of faux leopardskin Yves St Laurent soft driving loafers], but I think they are the nuts, man. These are my pride and fucking joy.
What are your thoughts on pointed shoes?
I fucking hate pointed shoes. Not for me, man. They’re for girls and that. I don’t like these skintight jeans either. I don’t mind a bit of slim, but I’m not into baggy either. I can’t tell whether they are a boy or a girl. Are you a fucking chick or a bloke? In my opinion, a girl has to look like a girl and a lad like a lad.
What about trainers?
I had a pal who used to send me all this Adidas stuff, but as soon as you hit 30 you have to drop all that stripes and stuff.
What's the secret of your success?
Being real, man. The gigs were completely serious, but the rest of it we were having a laugh. Getting everyone at it. We weren’t built on a career plan, we just fucking did it and it happened.
Why would you stop?
That’s the beauty of Oasis – we could implode and then we couldn’t, and we did, and there you fucking go. But it took the members of Oasis to knock it on the head and not the fucking people who were knocking us down and said we wouldn’t last. No one got to us except for us. We got to ourselves and I am very proud of that.
Eighteen years is a long time.
Especially when a lot of people are on your case, saying you’re shit and all that. We were the only ones that brought Oasis down and not all those *****.
Do you share my dislike of U2?
I have never seen a U2 fan, not ever. I have never seen anyone with a U2 shirt or been around someone’s house that has a fucking U2 record. I mean, where do their fans fucking come from? Where are they? I reckon they buy them. With all the money they’ve made, they just bought a load of people and every time they do a gig they get a big old shovel and pile them into their gigs to make them look good.
Michael Jackson – genius or not?
A genius without a doubt. Not my kind of music, but the missus loves it. I preferred him when he was in the Jackson Five, but then he turned into a bit of a nut job. But it was always on the cards wasn’t it? He lived in America for a start and anyone who has their own fairground in the back garden has to go fucking nuts. I have a couple of trees and a garden fucking shed, so it keeps me well on the ground. At least I ain’t got a fucking Ferris wheel. Bound to drive you mad.
What was it like with your first album [Definitely Maybe] going stratospheric in a matter of weeks?
It was fucking great, man. I didn’t freak me out at all. I’d been digging holes in Manchester for the last four fucking years, so I was ready for it, man. I was like, "Here’s that fucking spade, you can have it!"
Last word about your label?
If you like it and you can afford it, get it on, and if you can’t, save up.
The 2010 spring/summer collection from Pretty Green is now available at www.prettygreen.com
Liam Gallagher Interview: The Pretty Green Empire, The Brits Incident and More
Excerpt from an Interview conducted by our friends at SCYHO.com :
Myself: Are there still plans for a flagship Pretty Green store?
Liam: At the moment, we are looking in Manchester, London, Glasgow and Tokyo.
Myself: It's been rumoured that you plan to visit more countries to promote the upcoming range. Are these still going ahead? and can you tell us any of the countries you plan to visit?
Liam: We have just got back from Japan, and will be heading to New York this month and Europe after that.
Myself: How do you decide which designs to offer to stores? And the ones to sell exclusively on the Pretty Green website?
Liam: We sit down and talk about it, but always want to keep certain pieces back for the people who are members of Pretty Green like the green desert boot. That’s only available online.
Myself: You gave Paul Weller one of the limited edition Black Parka jackets, Has he given you any feedback on it?
Liam: He loved it, we also gave him a white one but were still waiting for the cheque in the post.
Myself: How has your website grown? Are you seeing more people purchasing online now than before?
Liam: Yeah, its growing all the time.
Myself: When will the new collection be shown to fans around the world?
Liam: March 22nd on our site.
Myself: What were the best selling items from the launch collection?
Liam: We sold out of everything.
Myself: Why didn’t you mention Noel in your speech at the Brits?
Liam: I'm sick of it all being about me and Noel, the last couple of months has pretty much been all about me and him so I thought it was only right to mention the other lads who played on the album and the best fans in the world.
Myself: What was the reason behind you throwing the Oasis award into the crowd at the Brits?
Liam: I thought it was a nice Gesture to give this to the fans, obviously it was misinterpreted as per usual.
How are the plans for the new band coming along, do you still plan to put out a album and tour this year?
Liam: Its all going really good.
Have you decided on a name for the band yet?
Liam: Not yet.
Do you have any song titles that you can tell us about?
Will you play any Oasis songs when you eventually tour? Or will it all be new material?
Liam: Too fucking right! Don’t Look Back In Anger in acapella.
Roger Daltrey said in an interview that he had contacted you for the TCT but you were otherwise engaged, can we expect to see you and your new band at the Teenage Cancer Trust next year?
Liam: Without a doubt Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity close to my heart, Oasis played it a couple times and I'd like to think we can carry this on with the new band.
Live4ever Interview With Liam Gallagher Coming Soon
Liam Gallagher will be visiting the United States, to promote the launch of his new clothing line Pretty Green this month and was kind enough to grant Live4ever some time for a sit down interview. Stay tuned for our exclusive article and promotional contest.
On Wednesday, March 24th Liam will also be appearing as a talking guest on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, alongside funnyman Ben Stiller.
As well as discussing various recent goings on in the world of Liam Gallagher, he’ll also be chatting exclusively about his new men’s-wear collection, Pretty Green, which is now available in the US via www.prettygreen.com.
Teenage Cancer Trust Ticket Packages Still Available
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I’ve always been into clothes, and I take inspiration from so many people. Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones and George Harrison from the Beatles looked cool; Paul McCartney always looked like a nerd, but we forgave him for that because he had a top voice and wrote top tunes; Jimi Hendrix always looked pretty wild, which I liked. Kids these days, they don’t really know that period. I started my own label, Pretty Green, with the hope of bringing late-’60s British classics to the masses.
There’s nothing modern here—it’s not a ’90s line. I came up with the idea while sitting around the pool one day with not a lot to do. It was just shoes at first. I got a few guys to help me, and now we’ve done a deal with Clarks. No huge changes, just making them a bit more mine: lower the heel here, do this there. So that was cool. Then I realized I could really start making clothes. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not doing anything new with these clothes. But I am tweaking it a bit. When I get it right, it feels really good. And it means I don’t have to buy new clothes anymore.
Here’s the thing about jeans: You can go around the block and get all these new designs, but you always come back to Levi’s. I check out what’s new and what’s out there, but it’s always about Levi’s. All this True Religion shit—I don’t want to start going off, but I don’t like designer jeans. Stick with Wrangler jeans. If they were good enough for the cowboys, then they’re fucking good enough for me. D’you know what I mean? I feel really good at the moment. If I weren’t doing Pretty Green, or working on this new record, I’d probably be sitting around being pretty bitter. But life’s too short.
Midway through “Imagine: John Lennon,” the 1988 documentary, Lennon and his new bride, Yoko Ono, are seen prancing through a London airport clad in matching white pantsuits. As “The Ballad of John and Yoko” plays in the background — the tune in which Lennon bemoans that he and Ono are criticized for looking like “two gurus in drag” — viewers get a glimpse of a media-savvy peacock. The world’s constant gaze was clearly wearying for Lennon, but that was O.K. because he didn’t always take himself seriously. He knew how to have a good time and how to work a look.
“He embodied the idea that the personal is political and demonstrated a fearless commitment to his ever-changing vision,” says the music journalist Alan Light. “He was willing to look silly, to reveal himself, to be guided by passion. He wore glasses.”
Nearly 30 years after his death, “the ultimate, uncompromising pop artist” as Light describes him, is still everywhere. In Sam Taylor-Wood’s hotly anticipated new biopic, “Nowhere Boy,” a very young Lennon is seen trying out Buddy Holly glasses and defining the style that would inspire a million mod mop-tops, not to mention pointy black boots. Thom Browne used the title song from 1968’s “Yellow Submarine” (which will soon get a Robert Zemeckis big-screen remake) in the soundtrack of his spring show. Dries Van Noten had vibrant, Eastern-inspired prints that brought to mind Lennon’s global nomad period. And his boho ’70s shag haircut and vintage army jackets continue to resonate with aspiring rock stars — cue Liam Gallagher, the Oasis singer whose line of parkas and urban gear made its debut last year.
It would be nice to think that the current fascination with Lennon is something more than a fleeting infatuation with his aesthetic. In a culture obsessed with irony and hollow celebrity, Lennon’s talent and earnestness — not to mention his strident political views and penchant for grand gestures, like taking out ads for peace — make him a figure worthy of being celebrated, even copied. Still, one can picture Lennon amused by a discussion of his fashion legacy. Not only was he at one time the most famous person in the world (sorry, Jesus), but he was also the weirdest. “I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything,” Lennon once announced. “I’ve always been a freak.”
We’ve all got an Oasis memory in there somewhere. Mine was standing outside Noel Gallagher’s house, Supernova Heights, in the rain at 10am on 31st July 1997, wondering if he was in and whether I would meet him. It was the day after he’d been to Downing Street with Alan McGee.
I was 14 years old, and I had never met anyone famous before. The papers were dominated with the Tony Blair story, but there was a remarkably small amount of paparazzi around his house. ‘Be Here Now’ was three weeks off being released, and there were flyers and posters plastered everywhere in London - on every lamppost, bin, and spare wall - instructing the public to “Be There Then” when it happened. ‘D’You Know What I Mean’ had been and gone from number One, Noel’s cat had reportedly gone missing and tickets to Oasis’ shows at Earls’ Court with The Verve as support had sold out in minutes; I was one of those fans who had spent hours pressing “redial” on the home telephone (I still didn’t own a mobile) upset that I couldn’t get through. I was amazed at the level of humility present in Noel’s lifestyle considering the hype around Oasis at this time.
His house was separated from the main street only by a tiny little waist-height gate that even my 5ft 0 height could have easily climbed over had I felt inclined to. And it wasn’t exactly a difficult place for a fan like me to find. When you came out of Belsize Park or Chalk Farm station, you’d spot graffiti, directing you straight there: “This way to Noel’s house” an arrow pointed at the foot of Steele’s Road, like it was a national tourist landmark. At the time it practically was! I just wondered if he didn’t feel vulnerable in this situation. If you looked to the left, you could see straight into his front room. Judging by the graffiti on his front wall, just like on Abbey Road, it was clear that people were coming here every day, doing exactly what I was, as if on a pilgrimage. “It’s rude to write on God’s property, so this is the best I can do” I saw written on the pavement by the little gate. Everyone who wrote on that wall must have had a story about what circumstances brought them there that day; imagine what kinds of magical stories they would be if we all knew what those were.
Liam Gallagher thinks he has changed ''for the better'' after relaxing his partying ways and taking up running.
The former Oasis singer has toned down his partying ways and has started looking after his body so he can be a good father to his three kids.
Liam, 37, said: "Everyday I'm up at 6am for a run and do a few miles across Hampstead Heath. I love it. I've definitely changed, I think for the better. You must remember I've caned it for 20 years with all sorts and I've got the kids now. I just took my foot off the gas a little with all the bits and bobs because you can't be doing all that with the kids, it's not fair on them. And I love being a dad. It's the best thing in the world."
Liam has three children - daughter Molly, 12, with Lisa Moorish, and sons Lennon, 10, with his ex-wife Patsy Kensit, and eight-year-old Gene with his current spouse Nicole Appleton.
The 'Songbird' singer quit drugs in 2008 to focus on his family life after apparently taking illegal substances for two decades.
He recently said: "I've had a great time and now I'm having a break. It doesn't work with kids. You wake up the next day after a session and you're looking for bits of your kids' homework and football boots. You're all over the place - it's rubbish."
As many of you may already know, the Modfather Paul Weller picked up the Godlike Genius Award at last week's NME Awards. No argument from us; the guy is a legend. No one would agree with us more than Noel and Gem.
Noel recorded a special message for the awards and Gem was asked by Paul to join him on stage to perform as part of his band playing guitar and providing backing vocals.
If you're not in the UK or didn't catch the TV broadcast you may have missed the guys so we decided we'd go trawling the interwebs to find you the footage:
HERE'sNoel talking about Paul (approximately 3'20" in).
And a little later on in the same video Gem performs 'Start' and 'Eton Rifles' with Weller.
Gem also performed with Paul at his performance at the Haiti Benefit at The Roundhouse on the 25th February. To donate to the charity or find out more about their work, click HERE!
And while we're on the subject, Gem is not only a killer guitar player he also enjoys dabbling in graphic design and made up an exclusive art print for us. You can check that out HERE!
Kiss' Gene Simmons: Gallaghers Most Interesting Stars of British Music
Simmons Urges Gallagher Brothers To Continue Fighting
KISS star GENE SIMMONS hopes former OASIS bandmates NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER continue their ongoing feud - because their constant fighting makes them the most "interesting" stars of British music.
The band was thrown into turmoil last year (09) after guitarist Noel walked out following a massive argument with his brother backstage at a music festival in France. The news came after years of infighting and public spats between the brothers.
Noel is now planning a solo career, while singer Liam will continue to make music with the rest of his Oasis bandmates.
But Simmons hopes the split won't put an end to the siblings' feuding - because he loves hearing about their arguments.
He tells British radio station XFM, "God bless the U.K. for giving the world the music that makes all our lives better. I like Keane, I like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand write great songs. What's missing is stars. I don't care what they do, who they're sh**ging, where they live... they're not interesting people.
"The most interesting people to me are the Gallagher brothers. The interesting thing about them is they're drug addicts and alcoholics and they fight with each other. That's really it."
LIam Gallagher : Pretty Green Won't Take Any Notice of Trends...
Liam Gallagher says his fashion label Pretty Green is full of ''timeless, classic clobber'' and only contains stuff he would wear.
The rocker - who launched his own fashion line last year - deliberately kept his designs and ideas simple but opted for luxurious fabrics to make sure the range wasn't too "wild".
He said: "Pretty Green is timeless, classic clobber. Nothing too wild - parkas, nice macs, boating blazers, quality button-down shirts, polo shirts, desert boots - all made really well in really nice materials. It's quality."
The 37-year-old singer runs his label on a collection of simple rules and if an item doesn't look good on him, it won't make it into his clothing range.
He explained to Esquire magazine: "We discuss ideas, then they make them up, and if it doesn't look good on me, then I'm not f***ing having it. I'm not a fashion man but I know what looks good and what I like and that is as far as it goes. It's more about style really than fashion, and Pretty Green won't take any notice of trends. Fashion comes and goes. Style remains. I hate it when people say, 'That goes with that, and that with that.' I say, 'Well f**k of! I'll do what I like.' "
Manchester City's Success and Oasis Split Linked ?
Liam Gallagher has joked that the fortunes of Oasis and his beloved Manchester City football team are linked.
The singer pointed out that the team seemed to do badly when the band were at their peak – and now that Oasis have split things look much better on the pitch.
"When Oasis were doing well, City were doing shit," Gallagher told the Daily Mirror. "But now we've split, City are doing good. Maybe there's some good times ahead with City, and that'll take the pain of the band splitting off a bit."
Manchester City romped to a 4-2 away win against Chesea on Saturday (February 27), while Gallagher is expected to make his musical comeback with former Oasis members later this year.