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Liam Gallagher celebrated the opening of his label Pretty Green’s first store in Carnaby Street, London.
Celebrity friends of the iconic rock star were out in force to show their support: Nicole and Natalie Appleton, Beady Eye band members Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock, Stereophonic’s Kelly Jones, Phil Daniels, Zak Starkey, Audiobullies, Black Twang, Gary Crowley, Phil Daniels and actor Tom Ellis.
The 2000sq ft store is housed over two storey’s with the basement area featuring a panoramic image of Liam on Brighton Beach and a Lambretta Li 150 series 3 replica scooter. The temporary shop will be selling a selection of exclusive one of pieces as well as the Green Label and Black Label Spring Summer collections.
Friday Sky Arts are having an Oasis night. (July 30)
Sky Arts 1 – Channel 256 (UK ONLY)
Sky Arts 1 HD – Channel 258 (UK ONLY)
(Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2 are available as part of the Style & Culture Mix on Sky.)
Oasis Live At The City Of Manchester Stadium
9pm on Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 1 HD
Oasis blast out 16 classic tracks in their Don’t Believe the Truth –tour homecoming gig.
Hailed as a triumphant return to the form of their first two seminal albums, Don’t Believe The Truth was Oasis’ 6th studio album. The album went on to win two Q Awards and included some of Oasis’ best loved songs, such as The Importance of Being Idle, Lyla and Let There Be Love.
In Oasis Live At The City of Manchester Stadium, the band perform not only songs from Don’t Believe The Truth but also a selection of fan’s favourites, like Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back in Anger.
Oasis Standing At The Edge Of Noise
10:20pm on Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 1 HD
Known for their rock ’n’ roll antics, huge stadium concerts and turbulent personal affairs, Standing On The Edge of Noise is a unique and intimate look at Oasis as they perform to a handful of fans in their rehearsal studio.
Preparing for their 2008/2009 tour Dig Out Your Soul, the band invited fans to join them for the final night of rehearsals before they hit the road. Over 10,000 fans applied in only 24 hours, and the very lucky 100 who got a place were treated to a very special performance.
01. Rock 'n' Roll Star Intro
02. The Shock Of The Lightning
03. To Be Where There's Life
04. Waiting For The Rapture
06. Slide Away
07. Ain't Got Nothin'
08. The Importance Of Being Idle
09. I'm Outta Time
11. Don't Look Back In Anger
12. Falling Down
Oasis: The Dave Fanning Interview
11:20pm on Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 1 HD
Oasis: The Gallagher brothers pioneered the cool Britannia revolution with their indie rock anthems and carefree attitude. Noel discusses their music and careers with Dave Fanning.
Liam Gallagher Talks about New Material, and the Future of Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher has told Sky News his new band's album will be the "the best record you'll hear for the next 50 years".
The former Oasis star made the bold claim at the launch of the first store dedicated to his best-selling clothing range Pretty Green, in London's famous fashion-mecca Carnaby Street.
"Everything we do isn't a flash in the pan otherwise there's no point in doing it," Gallagher told Sky News.
"I'm not here to sell papers or get a little headline, but if we're gonna do something we are gonna do it proper, whether it's music, film, clothes, drink or whatever it is. We don't fart about."
Liam's new band Beady Eye - which features his Oasis bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock - have been hard at work on their debut album.
All the songs have been recorded now, but it will still be some time before they are unveiled to the fans.
"It's not gonna be out until next year, " Liam explained.
"We'll probably get a single out October or November, and there's no point in doing gigs if people haven't heard the music. I'm looking forward to it."
Liam says Beady Eye will have a similar Beatles vibe to Oasis, but he is also been heavily influenced by T-Rex, and bizarrely notorious rock 'n' roller Jerry Lee Lewis.
"Without a doubt!" Liam shouts when I mention Lewis' name.
"We have this tune and it was a bit Rolling Stonesy, and I didn't like it. It was slow and boring.
"So we just got on a piano and ****** it up, Jerry Lee style, and stuck a John Lennon vocal on the top. It's good."
Some sneery critics might have been cynical when Liam announced he was launching his own fashion label, but its been a massive success.
The Carnaby Street store is currently just a temporary Pop-up, meaning it will not live forever of course.
Although if it's a success, more permanent dedicated Pretty Green stores will be opened in the capital, as well as Manchester, of course, and Scotland.
Meanwhile, Gallagher's mate Paul Weller is just about to help co-develop some new designs, which seems apt as the name Pretty Green comes from a Jam song.
Liam is also keen to move into women's clothing, though not in a literal sense of course.
"I have my fair share of women's clothes on the weekend," he laughs, "it's nothing new for me. But yeah, we might do a few bits and pieces.
"We're definitely doing some kids stuff man. I'd like to get my kid looking as cool as me. And maybe our Kid (his brother Noel) could get some cos he's a little fella isn't he."
Actually before the mention of Noel, it is easy to forget Liam's former band given how many other projects he is involved in right now.
But do not go thinking they are about to 'do a Take That' and get back together soon.
"We won't be back by the end of the year," Gallagher laughs.
"The only reason why Oasis will come back is when we're ****** skint and I'm far from skint as you can tell and I wont be skint for a long, long ****** time believe me, it ain't gonna be happening."
So there is no Oasis reunion then, but Noel is getting to indulge his Beatles obsession in another way by entering the world of movie-making.
He has been helping produce a new feature film based on the book The Longest Cocktail Party, which told the story of the rise and decline of the Fab Four's company Apple Corps in the late 1960s.
He will not act in it, but will help make the soundtrack, and by all accounts, it is a labour of real love.
"It's a good book and we can't balls it up now so the heat is on," says Liam.
"I'm more worried about getting that book right than getting the clothes right, and my record right. I'm not gonna be in the film but I'm worried about getting it right cos it's other people's lives."
Click here to watch outtakes of Liam's interview .
Soccer star LIONEL MESSI has invited NOEL GALLAGHER to watch him play in Spain to thank the former OASIS rocker for helping him through the recent World Cup.
The Argentine star, who plays for Spanish team FC Barcelona, is a big fan of the defunct British band and admitted he listened to the group's hits as part of his preparations to play for his country in the South African tournament.
Argentina only made it to the quarter-finals in the recent event, which was won by Spain, but Messi is adamant he wants to thank his hero Gallagher for the part he played in getting his team to the final stages of the soccer showpiece.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "Maybe Noel could give the boys a live set after training and they could see how great Oasis are. At the moment they refuse to listen to anything other than Kasabian.
"We could also go for an Argentinean steak at this great South American restaurant in Barcelona. And if my plan works, it will mean Oasis being played in the world's greatest football club."
Live4ever Contest : Win A Camo Parka From Pretty Green And More!
Live4ever will be giving away a Pretty Green Camo Parka like the one Liam Gallagher was wearing for our interview and photo shoot with him in New York recently. Keep your eyes peeled on this space for more on how you can get your hands on one of these courtesy of our friends at Pretty Green.
Runner Up in our contest will receive and autographed 8x10 Photo of Liam (Live shot from MSG)
Richard Ashcroft: Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Oasis
Richard Ashcroft has been talking to Xfm about Liam Gallagher’s claims that Beady Eye will be bigger than Oasis. The former Verve frontman was recording ‘An Evening With Richard Ashcroft’, when he told Xfm DJ Richard Walters:
"We all talk a little bit like that because we’re all imbued with the sporting/boxing promoter way of doing interviews. That’s the way we were brought up," he said
"I’m really excited about Liam’s stuff, and Noel’s stuff too. They’re both going to be great".
“Whether timing-wise, or culturally, anything is going to be as big as Oasis? I don’t think so. I don’t think anyone will. Because of the nature of Oasis when they arrived, there was a big vacuum, everyone was scared of rock’n’roll. And Noel did it. Noel showed the way for a lot of people that there’s still some great songs to be written”.
The Coral watched by 'Noel & Liam' as they showcase new album at gig The Coral
The Coral showcased their new album 'Butterfly House' at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire last night (July 14) - and were watched by two leading lights of the Manchester music scene.
In fact both a Noel and Liam were in the audience, but not the ones fans might have immediately thought of.
Former Oasis leader Noel Gallagher was in the crowd for the gig, fresh from returning from watching the World Cup final in South Africa, while The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray was also in town for the show.
However, there was a mini-Oasis reunion of sorts - Gem Archer showing up with Gallagher to watch the show.
The Coral showcased a host of tracks from 'Butterfly House', which was released on Monday (July 12).
Speaking little, except to thank the packed crowd for their support, the band played the likes of 'Walking In The Winter', 'Green Is The Colour' and the title track.
They also included several crowd favourites like 'Simon Diamond', 'Pass It On' and 'Dreaming Of You'.
The Coral played:
'More Than A Lover'
'Walking In The Winter'
'In The Rain'
'Green Is The Colour'
'Spanish Main'/'Who's Gonna Find Me'
'Pass It On'
'Falling All Around You'
'She's Comin' Around'
'Calendars And Clocks'
'Dreaming Of You'
Oasis Among Bands Featured At NME Photographers Exhibition
Oasis, The White Stripes, The Mighty Boosh and Arctic Monkeys are among the acts who feature in a new exhibition of NME photographers' work set for London.
The exhibition, entitled The Six Shooters, will be hosted at Camden's Proud Galleries from July 22 to September 12.
The photographers whose work will be on show are Roger Sargent, Mick Hutson, Andy Fallon, Paul Harries, Andy Willsher and Andy Cotterill. Other acts who feature include Muse, Pete Doherty, The Killers and Blur.
See Proud.co.uk for more information and get the new issue of NME, out now, for a preview of some of the photos from the exhibition, which is on UK newsstands now or can be purchased digitally worldwide.
Noel Gallagher Blown Away By Manchester City Plans
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher claims to have been given a glimpse of Manchester City plans which will rock the world of football.
The Blues fan says he was let in on the club’s ‘mind-blowing’ transfer strategy by chief executive Garry Cook over lunch.
And while he appeared to rule out moves for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Gallagher hesitated when asked about City’s designs on Fernando Torres during a radio interview.
The rocker claimed that Cook had written the names of City’s intended 24-man squad for next season on a napkin.
He said, ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final in Johannesburg, which he attended: “I just had a big, long lunch with Garry Cook and the revelations you lot are going to hear in the next month are going to blow your mind – but I can’t say anything.
“Players coming and going, and where they are going to and where they are coming from.”
Pressed on names, Gallagher replied in the negative to Barcelona superstar Messi and to Real Madrid’s £80million man Ronaldo.
But when asked about Torres, for whom City appear to be fighting a losing battle, he refused to rule anything out.
“Garry was writing out these names on a napkin, about who was going to be in the squad.
“Put it down on paper, and the 24-man squad we will have will be looking to win everything next season.
“That’s not being big-headed and saying we are going to win everything, but we have to go into it thinking ‘Who is better than us in the league?’
“Chelsea have more experience and United have more in Alex Ferguson, but other than that I am looking at the names there and being blown away, thinking that we are rightly third favourites to win the league.”
City seem to be lagging behind Chelsea in the chase for Torres, and face stiff competition from Juventus for striker Edin Dzeko.
But sources in Italy suggest Juve cannot afford to compete with the Blues, and that Dzeko will be meeting with City officials this week.
They also raise the prospect that City may sell Emmanuel Adebayor to the Turin outfit to help facilitate the Dzeko deal.
There is also growing talk of a similar deal with Chelsea, with the Blues giving up the chase for Torres and in return being offered either Nicolas Anelka or Didier Drogba.
Live4ever Exclusive: Andy Bell Updates Us on Beady Eye Album
Live4ever’s Matt Humphrey met up with Beady Eye’s guitarist and Ex Oasis bassist Andy Bell earlier today. Andy had been visiting London’s bustling Oxford Street Selfrideges where band mate Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing range is currently for sale.
Andy was kind enough to give us some exclusive behind the scenes info on the progress of Beady Eye’s first album currently being produced and scheduled for release sometime next year.
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has tipped favourites Spain to win Sunday's World Cup final against the Netherlands.
The 43-year-old Manchester City fan is attending Sunday's final at Soccer City in Johannesburg.
Gallagher told BBC Radio 5 live he believes "the Spanish are the best team in the world.
"Since the year leading up to the European Championships and subsequently from that they have been amazing."
Gallagher highlighted midfield as the area in which the game will be won for Spain, who will have the world class Barcelona pairing of Xavi and Andres Iniesta up against Holland's largely defensive duo of Nigel de Jong and Mark van Bommel.
"The key part of the pitch is can De Jong and Van Bommel stop Iniesta and and Xavi doing the business," said Gallagher. "De Jong plays at Man City and he's a stopper. Van Bommel, he's just destruction on legs. But the Spanish players face that a lot in the Champions League. I think it will be won and lost in the midfield."
Gallagher also believes that although it is right for Fabio Capello to continue as England boss in the short term following the national side's lacklustre showing in South Africa, there should be a change at the top soon.
"I think England desperately need an English manager," explained Gallagher. "They have to get Harry Redknapp sooner or later. He seems to be the only person who could inspire the players to play."
Gallagher was particularly unimpressed with the performance of Wayne Rooney, who failed to score a single goal in South Africa as England were eliminated in the second round courtesy of a 4-1 defeat by Germany.
"He played like he'd been hypnotised in the tunnel before and somebody had whispered in his ear, 'see the round thing, when you get out there you'll never have seen one of them before and you won't know what to do with it'," said Gallagher.
My heart really wants Netherlands to win, the head says Spain will win
"At the end of the day they are not good enough. Next season when I'm watching TV I don't want to hear about Wayne Rooney or Frank Lampard being world class - because you can be world class against Wigan or Sunderland or Tottenham.
"World class means coming to a tournament like this and pulling it off on the world stage and they've never done it. Are there many English world class players? I don't think so."
It is the second time in a row Gallagher has attended the World Cup final.
Four years ago, in Japan and South Korea, he became a lucky mascot for the Italian side after he became friends with striker Alessandro Del Piero.
Gallagher quit the rock band Oasis, which he formed in 1991 with brother Liam, in August 2009 claiming he could no longer work with his sibling, with whom he has shared a fractious relationship.
They had eight UK number one singles and amassed 15 NME Awards, five Brit Awards, nine Q Awards and four MTV Europe Music Awards.
In February 2007, Oasis received the Brit Award for outstanding contribution to music
Pretty Green, the menswear label set up by Liam Gallagher - frontman of rock band Oasis - will open a temporary store this month to test a retail offer before a possible roll-out.
The brand will open the pop-up store, understood to be on London’s Carnaby Street, at the end of the month. The store, which will trade for at least three months, will sell the summer 10 collection, which includes T-shirts, scarves and parkas at prices between £75 and £480. The brand is currently sold via its website and 60 stores including Selfridges and Xile. Wholesale prices range from £25 to £160.
Pretty Green chief executive Richard Ralph said: “Summer is a great time to open the store because of the tourist trade. We’ll take a view [on opening it up for longer] after three months; we’ll see how it goes. It will form the basis of whether we move into retail.”
Pretty Green, established in 2009, is also setting up wholesale distribution in markets such as the US, Italy and Japan. It already has wholesale accounts in Copenhagen and Paris.
If Gallagher is serious about making a film about Oasis, here are some pitfalls he would do well to avoid.
Despite explicitly telling Xan Brooks a month ago that he wouldn't follow up his Beatles film with any movies about "unkempt eyebrows", it looks as though Liam Gallagher has already caved in. In an interview on his clothing label's website, Gallagher has admitted that he'd like to make an Oasis biopic "very soon".
And, at least in theory, there's nothing wrong with that. But the music biopic is a genre fraught with unimaginable peril. One wrong move and Gallagher could end up with an epic turkey on his hands. Better that he should simply follow this set of firmly defined rules to avoid repeating the mistakes of previous biopics. Don't worry, Liam. They're idiot-proof ...
1. Cast appropriately
Remember the moral of Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea. If the film is about a man who shot to fame at the age of 22 before dying at 37, don't cast a 45-year-old. And, if you do cast a 45-year-old, don't try to mask it by constructing a bizarre meta-narrative where a younger version of the character sporadically appears to berate the actor for being too old. In short, Peter O'Toole probably shouldn't play Bonehead.
2. Avoid lyric-speak
For some reason, music biopics seem to delight in showing dialogue that will later turn up as the lyrics to a song, from Reese Witherspoon's "It burns! It burns!" breakdown in Walk the Line to the moment where the Beach Boys clumsily shoehorn the entire chorus of Fun, Fun, Fun into an awkward street-corner conversation during Summer Dreams. So basically there should be no pre-fame scenes where Noel walks down a hall fairly slowly while realising that he paradoxically appears to be travelling faster than a cannonball.
3. Drugs are bad
Even if it never happened in real life, the Oasis biopic needs to contain a sequence – around two thirds of the way in – where the band's drug use gives way to harrowing, near-death addiction. Only then can the band pull themselves together in time for their triumphant phoenix-like, final-act rebirth, which, in the case of Oasis, would be the moderately disappointing chart placing of their final single Falling Down.
4. Someone needs to die
Sorry to have to point this out, but if Liam Gallagher wants the Oasis film to do any business at all, then one of Oasis needs to die before it gets released. Death is why Ray won an Oscar, and why Walk the Line won an Oscar, and why people loved everything from The Doors to Sid & Nancy to Control. Guigsy might be wise to lock himself indoors for the next 18 months or so.
5. Don't get involved
Liam might be the one with all the stories, but he should remember that no good ever came from handing creative control to anyone who was actually there. Last year's Notorious is a perfect example of this – if you wondered why Notorious BIG's mother and Sean Combs came out of it looking particularly squeaky clean, it's because they were producers. And if, when Scorsese's Frank Sinatra biopic is finally released, you wonder why Sinatra's dark side has been completely whitewashed out, you'd do well to remember the creative control afforded to his daughter. If people want to see Liam Gallagher behaving like an arsehole – which they will – he should quickly learn not to meddle.
6. Be nothing like Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys
Without question the worst music biopic that's ever been created. Badly cast, badly written and guilty of committing every single biopic crime in the book – plus it features Charles Manson in a lady's wig! – Gallagher should watch this film in its entirety and take extensive notes. Or, alternatively, decide not to make an Oasis biopic at all.