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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Noel Gallagher Finally Gets His Dot-Com
NOEL GALLAGHER has been leading a Spanish inquisition to find a cheeky fan who was scuttling his solo masterplan.
The former OASIS star found out recently that a cunning punter in Barcelona had snapped up the domain name noelgallagher.com ten years ago.
And The Chief's plans to get things in order for his solo career were being held up by the Barca Bandit - because he was demanding a small fortune to hand it back.
Noel took matters into his own hands last week. He paid for the Spaniard to fly to London, put him up in a plush hotel and met him in person to thunder out a deal.
And after some serious haggling, and a few Oasis anecdotes, the chancer changed his demands from tens of thousands of pounds - to some signed memorabilia and guest list action at Noel's next solo gigs.
It's probably just as well. Had the bloke dug his cowboy boots in he would probably have found himself dangled by his cojones from a remote bridge somewhere between Burnage and Barcelona. Oasis fans will be chuffed to hear Noel has set the ball rolling on his solo career.
He has kept a dignified silence since the bitter split from his old comrades and has let the dust settle.
In all fairness, there has been no rush. The business of bringing up a family is a full-time job - with nippers Donovan and Sonny keeping his hands full.
To hear Noel embracing t'internet at last is a sign he's moving with the times.
Rumour has it he even owns an iPad now - even though it's mainly used to watch comedy YouTube videos.
He has been a bit of a web sceptic over the years. But thanks to text messaging, he kept a blog going during the final Oasis US tour in 2008.
He would post under the name General Dread, keeping the faithful up to date with his travels.
Meanwhile, The Roller, the debut single from LIAM's new outfit Beady Eye, crashed into the charts at No31 yesterday.
I'm sure there's plenty of material there for a belter of a blog entry. Give it a few months.
via L4e / TheSun.co.uk
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