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    Friday, November 30, 2012


      Beady Eye Hard at Work

    As reported Beady Eye are hard at work at the London studio with US producer Dave Sitek. 




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    Tuesday, November 27, 2012


      Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green joins PETA's anti-fur list

     
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     Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green has joined the list of PETA's fur-free fashion labels and pledged to remain completely free of animal fur.

    Pretty Green's chief executive officer sent an email to PETA on behalf of Gallagher confirming their stance, with Pretty Green now planning to clearly highlight any faux-fur trim used on its range. "We are delighted to add Liam to the list of truly talented visionaries and trendsetters who are able to design stylish, fashionable and popular clothing without the use of fur," Yvonne Taylor, PETA's Senior Programme Manager, has said.

    Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher and his Beady Eye bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock confirmed earlier this month they are recording new material in London with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek on production duties. The LP, expected to emerge next year, will follow 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', a Top 3 hit in the UK upon its release in February 2011.

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      Gallagher Meets Zoombie




    Rob Zombie was at the o2 Arena in London last night for one of the Rolling Stones’ much-hyped return shows a mere 24 hours before he blows the arena to bits himself with Marilyn Manson tonight, and he bumped into perma-grumpy Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. Turns out they’re totally BFFs now. Who knew?

    Rob posted the above pic on his official Facebook page earlier today. We’re expecting news on a collaboration very soon (not really).

    via L4e/ source: metalhammer.co.uk



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    Saturday, November 24, 2012


      Noel Gallagher planning to fail driving test


    British rocker Noel Gallagher is finally learning to drive but plans to purposely fail his test so he won't have to transport his children around.

    The former Oasis star, 45, took up lessons after his wife Sara insisted he share some of the family's driving duties by taking their two sons Donovan, five, and Sonny, two, to soccer games.

    However, Gallagher fears he won't be a good driver so he is hoping to fail his test.
    He tells British Tv host Alan Carr, "My lovely wife is insisting I take driving lessons. She said, 'Who is going to take the boys to the football? (soccer)' And I am like, 'Well you are.'

    "But I have sussed it (worked it out), you see. If I ever qualify for a test I will deliberately fail. I would rather be in the passenger seat. I would crash a lot of cars. I have had 40-odd years looking out of the window."

    Via Live4Ever Source: contactmusic.com



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    Friday, November 23, 2012


      Parlour Flames Debut New Tracks

    Parlour Flames is a musical collaboration between former OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead [aka Paul Arthurs] and the Manchester based songwriter & poet Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes]. Vinny and Bonehead have co-written & produced all the songs, playing the guitars, basses, pianos and keyboards, with Vinny singin



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    Wednesday, November 21, 2012


      Noel Gallagher is set to curate next year's Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust

    The Who's Roger Daltrey has told NME that Noel Gallagher is set to curate next year's Concerts For Teenage Cancer Trust.

    The gigs, which Daltrey founded in 2000, have been staged every year by the charity's patron at London's Royal Albert Hall. But the frontman said he will now pass the baton on to the ex-Oasis chief in 2013. Gallagher has performed a series of solo gigs at the venue for the charity over the years. His brother Liam's band Beady Eye also played in 2011.

    Daltrey told NME: I'm not doing it next year because I'm on tour and Noel Gallagher has kindly offered to step in. So he's putting the bill together. Obviously I'm in the background and I'm not going away. I'll put feelers out but he kindly offered and I accepted. Daltrey added: "I'm on the road all the way through to the beginning of March. So it really helped me out. Instead of being on the beach on my vacation in January on the bloody cellphone for eight hours a day, I can actually get some sleep."

    The frontman also said that he's started the charity up in the US. He explained: "I've made a rod for my back because I've just started Teen Cancer America so we're basically shipping our model for how teenagers should be cared for in hospitals when they have cancer to the USA, we're trying to educate them in the same manner."

    "I've just launched that and I think it's going to catch fire. because there's a huge lack of care there, they're not even recognised as a group."

    The line-up for next year's shows is yet to be unveiled. Pulp, Paul McCartney and Florence And The Machine were among the acts that performed at the 2012 event.


    Via L4E Source: nme.com



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    Sunday, November 18, 2012


      Phillip Phillips Covers Wonderwall at Hurricane Sandy Benefit Gig




    Phillip Phillips teamed up with the students of Staten Island’s PS22 Chorus this Thursday for a concert benefit for areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

    The 30-minute concert, which was streamed onStageit.com, included covers of “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson



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    Saturday, November 17, 2012


      Noel Gallagher: Massive Break in Transmission Follows

    From Noel Gallagher's 'Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere' tour diary.

    Yes comrades. How is everyone? OK? OK . . . I do tend to say this quite often I know but . . . it's been a long time since we last spoke. I don't really remember when it was to be honest. 3 weeks ago?

    Fuck knows! Anyway . . . that American tour was alright. Nothing more nothing less. We came, we played, we moved on to the next one. A more uneventful tour you'd be hard pushed to find. A few things do stick out though. Gigs in Nashville and Kentucky (for some reason!). All the shows in Texas were great for me, (I do love Texas. Nice weather. Nice people). I did get mauled by some bastard mosquitoes though. I had 8 bites at one point! On my hands. Agony.

    So that was that. Like I say it was "alright".

    That gig at the Shepards Bush Empire was - if I'm being honest - a bit of an anti-climax. Can't really put my finger on why. It just kind of passed me by a little. Maybe I'd built it up too much in my head? Maybe everyone in the crowd had seen the show one too many times already? Dunno . . . I didn't really enjoy it. Jet lag maybe? Who knows? Not me!! We did party hard after though. It’s taken me a good 72 hours to straighten myself out again.

    I would like to say a heart felt thank you to everyone who either bought the record or came to the shows and if you did both then you are a righteous person and I thank you twice as much.

    I'd like to thank all my crew. I'd like to thank my band (I actually don't think - when I was choosing a line-up-to tour this record - I could've found a group of lads more readily available . . . I'm only joking!! BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH).

    So . . . that's that then. I shall, for the for seeable future, be indulging my beautiful wife and wonderful kids AND that crazy football club of mine.

    There now follows a massive break in transmission.

    Go safe.

    IN A BIG BIT.

    NG

    via L4e / Source: www.noelgallagher.com



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    Wednesday, November 14, 2012


      Noel Gallagher catches up with Shaun Keaveny



    Duration: 22:45

    Another day, another legend on the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show!

    Noel Gallagher of Oasis and solo fame, chats with our Shaun about life with his High-Flying Birds, his drummer's 'image problem', turning down the Olympics and his frosty relationship with his brother.



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      Noel on Oasis reuniting: I'll go on record as saying if I'm ever skint I'll do it.

    Noel Gallagher has again ruled out an Oasis comeback for the foreseeable future.

    The songwriter told BBC 6 Music that his former bandmates haven't suggested a reunion when he has spoken to them.





    "I've seen everybody from the band recently apart from Andy [Bell], everyone," Gallagher said.

    "Nobody mentions it. As I understand it, Beady Eye are working on a new record. I've just come back off tour."

    He added: "I can't speak for anybody else, and I don't want to sound callous towards Oasis fans around the world.

    "But they have to understand that we lived it. We did it. It's not enough for people to email in and say, 'We think you should do it'.

    "That's not enough for anybody in the band. I don't believe that it could ever match up to what it was. Saying that, I'll go on record as saying if I'm ever skint I'll do it. No qualms about it."

    The guitarist also confirmed that he had sent a text to Liam at Christmas and saw him at a party after the Olympics.

    "He done the usual, which was hurl an insult at me and walked off, which was kind of par for the course - nothing new there... he's like a squeaky toy that swears a lot. In a blazer."

    Noel wrapped up his Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds world tour last night with a sell-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire.

    The guitarist said in September that he would not reform the band "even if all the starving children in the world depended on it", while founding member and rhythm guitarist Bonehead said that Liam Gallagher would "do it in a shot tomorrow".

    via L4e / source: Digital Spy



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    Monday, November 12, 2012


      Beady Eye back in studio with NYC Indie Producer

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    Beady Eye have entered to the studio to work on their second album.


    According to an announcement on the band's website, Beady Eye today (November 12) started working with producer Dave Sitek, best known as a member of TV On The Radio and closely associated with the New York scene of the 2000s. His credits include 'It's Blitz' by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Antidotes' by Foals and 'Anywhere I Lay My Head' by Scarlett Johansson.

    The official statement reads: "Beady Eye have returned to the studio to start on the follow up to their 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' debut album released last year. Liam, Gem, Andy and Chris started sessions today with producer Dave Sitek... Release date is yet to be confirmed but the as yet untitled album will come out in 2013."

    In September, Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell said that an Oasis reunion "probably should happen at some point".

    Speaking to Drowned In Sound, the band's former bass player said that he'd 'love' to see an Oasis reunion happen, commenting: "I'd love it to happen. I think that life's too short for it not to happen. But, in reality, do I see it happening? At this point, no I don't. The matter rests entirely with the two brothers. It probably should happen at some point but if they can't make it happen, no one should force them to."

    via L4e / nme.com



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    Wednesday, November 07, 2012


      In-Depth Interview With Noel Gallagher


    During 18 years as the guitarist, primary songwriter and sometime vocalist for Oasis, Noel Gallagher became one of the biggest rock icons of his era. His sales and chart statistics were downright gaudy: 23 UK Top 10 singles, seven UK No. 1 albums, concert audiences as large as 125,000 a night, and album sales of over 70 million.

    But as anyone who followed the music press knew, the group's alliance of Noel and his younger brother Liam was a fractious and temperamental one from day one. In 2009, just days before the end of an Oasis world tour, Mr. Gallagher and his brother fought one time too many. Noel left the venue, and the band was done.
    "My whole attitude toward songs like that is that if you're going to fucking say it, say it. Don't piss around pretending it's a song about a tree when it's really about sex. And I'm talking about Radiohead here." - Noel Gallagher
    After nearly two years of quiet, Gallagher re-emerged with a solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, last fall. The record showed that Noel's still got quite a knack for a melody, and drew mostly critical raves and strong sales worldwide, turning a few months of touring into over a year of travel.
    The tour concludes this week with three stops in Texas before a friends and family gig in London, after which Gallagher claims we'll not see him for a while. 
    CultureMap recently called Gallagher at his Chicago hotel to discuss his solo debut, the Internet, David Bowie and this week's U.S. elections.

    CultureMap: It's a strange couple of weeks for you to be in America with the elections and the hurricane. Are you having some interesting conversations on the road? 
    Noel Gallagher: Yeah, I think this is my third election in a row that I've been in America. I am actually planning on applying for a vote next time since I spend enough fucking time here. I find the whole thing fascinating, American politics is fascinating. It's so confusing and bizarre. I like to watch it play out. But I don't begin to understand it.
    But for instance, last night I was watching. You can watch Fox News on one channel and it gives you the exact opposite view of CNN on the other, but using the same figures. And it's insane how it's even legal to do that stuff. You can't do that in England, you know what I mean?
    CM: I think for a long time in the U.S., media was supposed to be neutral, but then the UK have always kind of had Rupert Murdoch on one side and The Guardian on the other, and everybody knew their points of view. Now we have more of that here.
    NG: Yeah, but the TV station itself — that should be neutral! You can voice any opinion, but the anchor of the program should be neutral. You watch Fox News… I can say it's fucking insane. Fox News is insane.
    And then you watch CNBC or something, and they are using the same stories and the same figures but with completely different [results] — they interpret them completely differently, and I mean it's fascinating to watch as somebody from another country. I love it here, I've got to say, I think it's fucking great, but it's very confusing. Who is going to win? 
    CM: I think Obama is going to win, but I think it's incredibly close, and I think we are all going to stay up half the night to see. 
    NG: Yeah, I'll be on a tour bus somewhere, but I think I'm definitely going to stay up. It's exciting to be here. Because British politics is very sedate and a bit more subtle and only goes on for two weeks. This has been going on for the last fucking year, hasn't it? 
    CM: Absolutely. Another difference: There's not as much religion in British politics today, in my experience. 
    NG: Yeah, and there is an insane fight over the women's vote. The [media] seem to have categorized it, they've herded all women into a group now, like some minority group, and they're [acting like] they are all gonna vote as a group, and they are talking about abortions and birth planning and all that. I don't know. It makes you think it's kind of an archaic way of thinking about women.
    I think it's just so far removed from what we are used to in the UK... like all women in America are gonna get together and kind of block vote on one particular issue is ludicrous, isn't it?
    CM: I know you have a daughter and I do too, so it's strange to watch all of this play out.
    NG: I've seen on Fox news two guys debating what Jesus would say if he walked into a family planning clinic. 
    CM: Amazing.
    NG: I was watching it, with my mouth open going, "What did they just say there?" What would Jesus say? One of them was saying, "Well, I think he'd reconvert them to Christianity because obviously they are not Christian if they are in a birth planning clinic." Another guy was saying he'd give out free condoms, and I was like: "Fuck me." 
    CM: You grew up in a Catholic family, if I'm remembering correctly. 
    NG: That's correct. 
    CM: Does it ever strike you — were things ever this extreme when you were growing up in Manchester? 
    NG: I was thinking about that this morning, but I don't know whether in England… it's the same, but it's slightly more subtle. I mean, the message was the same, but you don't really notice that you are receiving it. I mean, America is very in your face. I've gotta say, religion isn't as massive an issue when it comes to the election. Religion isn't a massive issue in the UK anyway, you know what I mean?
    I don't think many people 'do' religion any more. There's not so many where there's a serious obsession with it. The people who are into it in America are obsessed by it and they're obsessed about what the religious right think and what rights they have and all that kind of thing. I guess that's the same with any extremists, you know? There are Christian extremists and Catholic ones, all of that is fuckin' as mad as Muslim extremists, you know what I mean? 
    CM: It's crazy. I think we all may have too much information. It's too easy to get angry with people that are different than you. 
    NG: Well yeah! I mean, of course! I don't think it's any coincidence that all the wrongs of the world have coincided with the birth of the Internet, you know what I mean? 
    CM: I wanted to ask you about that. I lived in London in 1995 when the second Oasis record came out, and I remember the joy of walking down to HMV when you put out a new single because I wanted to see what B-sides you'd thrown on it. And, you know, nobody knew. You'd go and you'd take it home and listen. Do you feel like some of that record store magic or some of that attentive music listening that we both grew up with is gone now? 
    NG: Yeah, of course. And the software was invented by people that didn't go to record shops. You got some guys in fucking Seattle or wherever these guys with bald heads and glasses sit, they're thinking: "I don't want to fucking go to record stores, I want the record stores to come to me." The Internet, for all the great things it has given us, because people are connected all around the world — it has destroyed magic. It's destroyed word of mouth.
    You know, particularly in the music industry, before a record is out, an opinion is formed. It's destroyed the ability of people to think for themselves. Like you, we were in London in 1995, and the single was out on that day, and you didn't even know what it sounded like unless you caught it on the radio. But there was no forum to tell you. It wasn't pre-leaked. There wasn't a free download before.
    You went and you took it home and you formed your own opinion. You probably didn't have a mobile phone in 1995. So the next time you would talk about it is when you actually met somebody down the pub or something and said, "Fucking hell, have you heard that track 'Listen Up' on the B-side?" There would be no "I'll press the little wheel on the computer and go, um, it's alright." You know. 
    CM: What do you think that means for young musicians now? I know you're a fan of Jake Bugg and have brought him out on the road with you. What does it mean to someone like that, who is good but is living in a different world than you did? 
    NG: Well, he's growing up with it. He's fully immersed in the machine now as it is, you know? For the likes of me and every artist from the '90s, we had to make the transition. So it was difficult. Young acts now, they're kinda brought up in the machine, so they don't know any different. I was talking with him the other night, and he was saying that it was mind blowing to him that [Oasis] sold 700,000 albums in three days in England. And you wouldn't even sell that now with people on their computers.
    He said, "How would you manage to shift all those people down to the record shop?" Well, it's just magic, you know. I mean, that kind of magic is gone now. You know, music has now become... I don't think it's a force now. I mean there's still nerds who believe in it, like me and you and other people. And that's who you make music for.
    But, you know, now people will have bought my album and put it on a blank CD to listen to it at a dinner party and just chuck it away like it is worth nothing to them. You know what I mean? 'Cause it's just a piece of plastic. 
    CM: I get the feeling that not many people are going to get rich making music anymore. That it's becoming more of a working class gig where you live in the bus or the van and that's how you earn a living. 
    NG: Well, absolutely. Trust me on this: The days of Led Zeppelin and David Bowie and fucking Marc Bolan and all that — they're all gone. Those flamboyant rock stars flying around in fucking jets. There won't be another Rolling Stones, there won't be another David Bowie, that's for sure. Because the industry doesn't want that. They don't want a guy like David Bowie completely murdering Ziggy Stardust to go off and become another character.
    They would want Ziggy Stardust for the rest of his fucking life, you know. But it serves the industry right, I think. You know what I mean? Because for starters, they overcharged for music in the first place. So there was a quest by young people to get music for what they felt was the right price. And in the end, they're getting it for free now. So it serves the industry right. 
    CM: Were you surprised that Oasis actually lasted as long as it did? That it took until 2009 to wind down and you to leave? 
    NG: Yeah. I mean, we tried. You know, to our credit, we tried to keep it going for as long as possible. We were never... with all the various members of the band, it was kinda fractious, and there were cliques, and it was never quite a happy ship at any point in the 18 years.
    But to our credit, all of us, we all tried to keep it going for as long as possible. And then there just came a point for me, where I just thought, "This is never gonna change. And it's time for a change." But I think we did pretty fucking good, you know. I've got to say, I think we did pretty good. 
    CM: When you left Oasis, you laid low for a solid year-and-a-half or so. What do you do with your time off? 
    NG: Well, I got married, I had another baby. I moved house. 
    CM: That pretty much takes care of it. 
    NG: It's just life, you know what I mean? I'm not really driven as an artist. I don't get back after a tour and sit down and think like, "What's my next project?" I just think, right, let's go back to being a regular fucking guy for a while. Because I like sitting around the house, you know what I mean? And I don't really ever wanna overdo it, because I don't want to have contempt for my job, so to speak.
    So the guys in my band now, well, they're not in my band, they're just guys that play with me on the road. They're kind of fishing for what's gonna be there in the next couple of years. I've got to say, "Don't fucking hang around waiting for me," because I could conceivably not make a record for the next five years. I just do things when I feel like it, and I might not feel like it for a few years, and that's great. And I don't really believe in saying anything unless you've got something to say. And at the moment, I've got nothing to say. You know, in regards to doing a new record.
    CM: I read something by George Harrison once, where he said that money doesn't buy you happiness, but it does buy you options. It gives you the ability to take some time away and just do whatever you want. 
    NG: Absolutely. What I did at the end of the Oasis thing, my first thought was I knew exactly what I was gonna do. And that was doing nothing. And then I was going to wait for the call from somewhere. That call might be that two songs might come in a row that excite you and you think, now I've got an album. And I wait for that kind of call.
    So one night I went to bed, and I wasn't thinking of music, I wasn't that bothered. I'd just moved house, it was all fucking great and lovely, and my son was growing up. Then the next morning I got up and I was having breakfast and I thought, I'm gonna book a studio. And I don't know why. So I wait for that call. And whenever that'll come will be whenever it will be. 
    CM: There were always rumors during Oasis' earlier days that you would squirrel away songs and save them for later. A couple of things that had been kicking around for a long time made it on to this record. Any reason that you chose those two songs? Because I'm sure there are more. 
    NG: You mean "Record Machine" and "Stop The Clocks"? I just thought they were great songs and I thought…if I don't put them out now, there's no point in putting them out. Those two songs are kind of the bookend of the Oasis story, really. I mean the bottom line is I thought they were great songs. I've got to say, I do tend to write — I'm either in two stages of writing. I'm either writing lots of songs or I'm writing none.
    I don't really keep it ticking over. I haven't written anything for months now. But before that, I wrote a lot of songs. So I do always have a backlog. And every record that I make is never really quite representative of where I am at that moment, because I have got such a backlog of songs from over the years. That is what I do. That's my style. 
    CM: Where are you today musically? What are you listening to or influenced by?
    NG: I have become heavily obsessed with David Bowie again. Don't know why. 
    CM: That's a crazy catalog to get into. You can kind of dig deep and get lost. 
    NG: Yeah, yeah, yeah. On the road, I've been listening to him regularly. I always thought he was great, but I never really thought he was as great as I think he is now. I think he is up there with John Lennon and fucking Bob Dylan and those guys.
    His recorded output is fucking phenomenal. But every single style of music that he attempted, whether it be pop in the '60s and this glam rock thing in the '70s and the avant-garde electronic music in the late '70s and then, like, electro-pop in the '80s. All fucking truly amazing. And it's beginning to blow me away, so I've been listening to it lots recently. 
    CM: When I lived in New York, I was able to see him a couple of times, and it was really good. It makes me sad that he's walked away from live performance. 
    NG: Yeah. I think he's been ill. There was a picture of him in the UK papers a few months back. I guess if you're David Bowie and you're gonna get up on the stage, people are expecting you to be fucking brilliant, you know what I mean? And if you can't give it a hundred percent and be the David Bowie that everybody expects, then I guess there's no point in doing it. I would hate to go and see David Bowie and just be like, "Wow, I'm so disappointed."
    CM: Speaking of which, there have been so many reunions of classic, beloved bands as of late. Have you gone to see, say, The Stone Roses or Led Zeppelin or any of the bands you really like that have done that? 
    NG: I did see Led Zeppelin and I did see The Stone Roses, yeah. I've seen them both.
    CM: How did you think it turned out in either case? 
    NG: Well, you know, the Zeppelin thing was a one-off gig and it was great. It wasn't John Bonham who was there, so obviously it wasn't really Led Zeppelin. But that was great. It was an event, that moment. The Stone Roses thing —  I've seen them five times and I've seen them do two truly great shows. They're friends of mine, and I think it's turned out good for them, you know what I mean. 
    CM: Yeah. It didn't end so well the first time, so that may have been more about fence mending. 
    NG: Well, I guess, and it's a financial thing. I don't think they made much money the first time around, and who doesn't wanna make a few fucking million dollars, you know? But The Stone Roses are playing now, and actually, I wouldn't go to see them again, you know what I mean. 
    CM: Yeah. I don't think we'll see Led Zeppelin again. Robert Plant's actually been living here in Austin. We've been seeing him around at the coffee shops.
    NG: You know, I've been hoping I might bump into him in the pharmacy somewhere. 
    CM: On your tour set list, you have about a half dozen Oasis songs sprinkled in among your solo record. You probably have a hundred Oasis tunes. How do you actually decide what 25 minutes of Oasis you're gonna put in there? 
    NG: I've gotta say, it's fucking difficult. I've had over 15 months now of people shouting out Oasis songs, not one of which is on the set list. First and foremost, I put together what I wanted to do of my new stuff and that amounted to about 45 minutes. So we're just filing it out, really, but I don't expect to do any more than half a dozen next time. But I guess it's just what feels right at the time.
    I guess people are always gonna expect to hear "Don't Look Back In Anger," so that's kind of a given. But, I like the more obscure stuff that I did. They were always hidden away on B-sides, because Liam couldn't sing them or wouldn't sing them, and they should've been album tracks. A lot of them would've been great Oasis songs if only the singer could be arsed. They are about to take a new lease on life, I think. 
    CM: To end in the present, on the new record, "If I Had A Gun" may be one of the best songs you've ever written. It feels pretty direct compared to some of the other ballads you've done. Is there a good origin story for that song? 
    NG: When I put together a set of chords and a melody and it lends itself to being a romantic song, I always go back to the first night that I met my wife. She was then my girlfriend, you know, and she's since become my wife. And so I remember what that felt like. And what those first few weeks felt like. You know what I mean? 
    CM: Absolutely. 
    NG: And then try and make it as believable as possible. And just really, if you're gonna write a love song, write it from the heart. And write it about someone you actually love. I'm not going to mention her name, because people don't know her, but I make it as universal as possible. My whole attitude toward songs like that is that if you're going to fucking say it, say it. Don't piss around pretending it's a song about a tree when it's really about sex. And I'm talking about Radiohead here.
    via L4e /  source: austin.culturemap.com



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      Liam Gallagher voted the Ultimate Singer by the NME

    Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher says he's "made up" after being picked as the ultimate singer by NME.COM users.

    Liam was voted as the ultimate frontman in NME's poll of the greatest musicians ever, as part of the Ultimate Band issue, which is on newsstands from today or available digitally.

    Pick up a copy to see who the likes of Johnny Marr, Foals, The Maccabees, Jake Bugg, The Libertines, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Frank Turner, The Mighty Boosh and tons more picked as the line-up for their ultimate band.

    The ultimate band, as picked by NME.com users is:

    Singer – Liam Gallager (Oasis)
    Bassist – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Guitarist – Johhny Marr (The Smiths)
    Drummer – Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
    The 'other guy' – Bez (Happy Mondays)

    "I'm made up people voted for me as the ultimate singer. But no Keith Moon, Reni, Macca or Mani – are you sure?" Liam says in this week's NME.

    Others included in the line-up of NME.COM users' ultimate band are Morrissey, Alex Turner, David Bowie, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Kim Deal, Jimi Hendrix, Matt Helders and Keith Moon. Pick up a copy of this week's NME on newsstands now or available digitally to find out the full line-up.

    Via L4E Source: nme.com



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    Tuesday, November 06, 2012


      From the Oasis Video Vault: V Festival 2005



    Interview with Liam Gallagher followed by festival highlights of Oasis' performance. via L4e



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    Monday, November 05, 2012


      Best Wonderwall Cover Ever?



    Snoop the singing Beagle covering Wonderwall quite convincingly...





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      Noel Gallagher and Kasabian to record a Christmas song

    Noel Gallagher and Kasabian are reportedly among artists in line to record a new version of 'Walking in the Air'.

    The festive classic is to be given an update for an upcoming new version of Christmas animated classic The Snowman on Channel 4 this December.

    Editors are also said to have expressed interest in recording a cover version of the song, reports The Mirror.

    "The Snowman animated film, from which the song comes, is getting a modern twist and there are a lot of beardy blokes - who remember the film from their childhood - who are really keen to get involved," an insider claimed. "Everybody wants to pay homage to the Yuletide carrot-nosed legend.

    "Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian and Tom Smith from Editors were among the first to be asked, but the producers hope to rope in the likes of Noel Gallagher and the indie elite, too.

    "Nobody wanted to do a straight cover of such a classic song, so it had to be a bit different. This was the only way The Snowman could possibly get any cooler."

    The track will reportedly be recorded by the end of November for inclusion in the film.

    Channel 4 confirmed plans to make a new version of the classic 1982 film last December. It was originally stated that 'Walking in the Air' would be replaced with a new original song.

    'Walking in the Air' was performed by Peter Auty in the original film, while Aled Jones scored a big hit with his version in 1985.

    The Snowman producer John Coates passed away in September, after working on the new version.

    Watch the 'Walking in the Air' section from The Snowman below:

    Via L4E source: digitalspy.co.uk



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      Free tour ep from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Snow Patrol and Jake Bugg

    To mark the halfway point of the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Snow Patrol and Jake Bugg North American tour they have created a tour EP of your favourite live tracks.

    The EP features Snow Patrol performing "Called Out in The Dark", live in Indianapolis, Noel Gallagher performing "Everybody's on the Run" at the O2 and Jake Bugg playing "Country Song".

    To access the EP simply enter your details via the widget below.

     The joint headline continues this weekend with shows in  Austin and Houston this week.

    A limited number of tickets are left for the shows by clicking here.

    Via L4E



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    Saturday, November 03, 2012


      Liam Gallagher to make first acoustic performance in January

    The Sun reported in September that Liam Gallagher will be making his first acoustic performance in January as part of London Fashion Week and that only 120 people will hear eight songs he is set to play.

    Taken from a recent interview with Pretty Green's Head of Design Pat Salter spoke to GQ Magazine.

    What do you have planned next?

    We want to do more on the accessories side of things - we have a completely new shoe range launching next season which is exciting. The next big thing is our showing at London Collections: Men in January.



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      Beady Eye appear in Official Olympic Games DVD

    Beady Eye's performance of 'Wonderwall' is now available on the official DVD of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    It was the Olympic Games we will never forget; an extraordinary event in Britain’s history with intense drama, sporting brilliance and heart-wrenching emotion. Capturing the key moments of the Games, including a specially-edited version of the entire Opening Ceremony from Director Danny Boyle, over seven hours of sporting highlights and the full Closing Ceremony, these day-by-day highlights relive the triumphs, moving stories and memories that will live on forever.

    Experience once again the magnificent performances from outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis. Marvel at the many amazing achievements, including Mo Farah’s double gold, Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams’ gold in the boxing ring. Relive Team GB’s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ to judo’s Gemma Gibbons’ tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos’ father.

    5 DISC BOX SET INCLUDES:

    DISC 1: The Opening Ceremony: Part One
    DISC 2: The Opening Ceremony: Part Two
    DISC 3: Sporting Highlights (Days 7 – 10)
    DISC 4: Sporting Highlights (Days 11 – 16)
    DISC 5: Closing Ceremony

    The London 2012 Olympic Games ended in style with a celebration of music and sporting achievement, created by Kim Gavin. It marked the end of an amazing chapter in London’s life and featured an array of British artists from the last 50 years including Beady Eye, Russell Brand, Eric Idle, The Kinks, The Spice Girls and Jessie J.

    For more details visit the BBC website here.



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    Thursday, November 01, 2012


      Noel Gallagher says no to Oasis reunion


    My first post-Oasis earful came last year from Liam Gallagher as he toured Beady Eye, a band comprised of three-fourths of Oasis minus singer Liam’s guitarist brother Noel.

    After 18 years together in Oasis, the Gallagher brothers had topped the charts (“Wonderwall,” “Champagne Supernova”) and altered the course of rock and roll. But they were 18 contentious years. The Gallaghers fought constantly, and at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris in 2009 another backstage dust-up turned out to be their last. Noel stormed out. Oasis was over.

    Inevitable solo projects followed. Liam and the others came and went as Beady Eye. “We’re not lacking anything,” he assured me. (Except a hit.)

    Noel, now 45, stalled a while, then produced a solo album and now a lengthy tour under the moniker Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The latter debut went platinum in England but hasn’t fared as well in the States.

    Which may explain why Gallagher — once one of the biggest rock stars in the world — this weekend not only shares a double bill with the middling band Snow Patrol, but shares it at a casino in Chicago’s hinterlands.

    The second earful — much funnier, by the way — came from Noel a few weeks ago. Adding to our conversation, a curious headline had appeared days earlier in the British music mag NME: “Liam Gallagher ‘would reform Oasis tomorrow.’ ” The article claimed everybody wanted the reunion and only Noel stood in its way.

    Judging by Noel’s quip-tastic banter, fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

    Question: You were the guitarist in Oasis, not often up front at the mike. What have you learned about becoming a front man?

    Noel Gallagher: You know the [Maroon 5] song “Moves Like Jagger”? I don’t have them. I have moves like Wyman. I didn’t know what to expect when I first stepped up front. I thought, well, this’ll be weird for people. I haven’t really learned anything, but it’s reinforced my belief that what I always thought is true: It’s all about the songs. The songs are the show. Groups are about the razzmatazz, but when you go see a solo artist like Neil Young or Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney or Bowie or me, you know, you’re there to hear the songs. If you do that, that’s it. Unless, you know, you’re Madonna or Lady Gaga, but who gives a f--- about that? You don’t go to see Neil Young dance.

    Q. I’ve heard you talk about Oasis naturally falling into what you call “the trap of stadium rock.” Why is that inevitable at a certain level?

    NG: You get to the point of selling out stadiums, and that’s how your success is measured, subconsciously by you and everybody else. So you want to stay there, you know what I mean? People come to see you in stadiums, they want stadium rock. There’s nowhere left for you to go. So you’re expected to try and keep that going. It’s f-----g amazing, amazing, but don’t tell me the next Green Day album sounds different than the last three, not that anybody gives a f---. It was the same with Oasis. You start a rock band and the goal is to play stadiums. You get there, and you’re stuck there. Any movement from that point is considered a failure. You don’t get to say, “We need to f--- this off and go back to playing clubs,” because you just can’t. It’s a trap — an enjoyable one, but it puts an unnecessary ceiling on creativity.

    Q. I interviewed Liam last year, and I asked him what the backstage fight in 2009 was about. He said, “You’d have to ask Noel.” So I’m asking: What was it about?

    NG: Let’s see if I can recall. He’d not turned up for the previous gig, [the V Festival] in England. He caught a lot of flak in the press over it — we all did, but he got most of it. He’s a little bit like Hitler, Liam. Hitler thought there was a world conspiracy against the Germans, and Liam thinks there’s a world conspiracy against him, perpetrated by me through the press.

    Q. But you and Liam fought all the time. What made that fight the clincher for the band?

    NG: It was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. What makes an alcoholic give up drink after years of drinking? Going to the festival site that day, I had no intention of leaving the group. I was thinking about the next Oasis record. But after that, you know, I said f--- this. I didn’t particularly want to go solo. But I just said f--- it. That’s it, f--- it. A healthy dose of f--- it every now and then is good. It forces you into things you maybe should have done in the first place. Was it that bad? No. Had there been worse fights? Yeah.

    Q. Have there been any moments of regret?

    NG: No, and I don’t mean that in a callous way. But, no. There was a huge fracas in the dressing room, sh-- was smashed up. I went and sat in my car outside. The driver had the engine running. A big scene was going on inside. I sat there for what must have been a minute or two, but it felt like a lifetime. In that space of time, everything that had happened and was going to happen was flashing before my eyes. I made the decision. If I told the driver to drive, then it was finished. All the people in the field will go on. It’ll cost us millions. Or I could sit here, calm down, and do the gig. It’ll be f-----g awful. Again, I thought, f--- it, and I said, “Drive.”

    Q. You may not think about it, but Liam might. You saw the recent NME story?

    NG: Yeah, well, unfortunately in the two years after I left the band, everyone else’s tune was very different. They were quite bullish about it. All the people in Beady Eye were saying, “Oasis ran its course, we’re glad we’re out of it, we’re more creative now.” OK, fine, if that’s the way they feel. But don’t come to me in three years when your sh-- has well and truly gone down the toilet. I’ve seen Liam, Gem [Archer] and Chris [Shamrock] since then, and when I’ve seen them [the idea of a reunion] has never been mentioned.

    Q. Is anyone besides journalists like me asking you about this?

    NG: Nobody gives a sh--. I do realize that the only way to get people to stop asking me about it is to do it. But I’m stubborn. If it’s the last thing I do, I won’t do it. To re-form it, how could it be as good? People say they want it to happen because they’re younger and they missed us. Tough sh--. I’ve never seen the Sex Pistols or the Beatles. I still haven’t seen Bob Dylan, thank God.

    Q. So what’s your future look like then?

    NG: I’m going to try and fake my own retirement and see how it goes. I’ve tried disappearing, but I’ve got too big a nose to disappear, really. I always get recognized, even if I dress like an Eskimo. I’m not going to do anything. Watch a lot of TV. What I might do is hope against hope that that guy beats Obama in the election.

    Q. Beg pardon?

    NG: We don’t get enough laughs out of Obama. We liked George Bush. He was funny as f---. The comedy value would be great with Romney. Not for you guys, though.

    Via L4E source: suntimes.com



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      Francis Rossi wishes Oasis tried to last a bit longer

    Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi is offering some tough love to defunct band Oasis.

    The 63-year-old thinks Noel, and Liam Gallagher, 45 and 40 respectively, should act their age.

    “I just wish they’d tried to last a bit longer,” says Francis who is set to give fans access to new footage of Status Quo in a new documentary Hello Quo.

    “Are Liam and Noel really brothers? I can understand a sibling rivalry when they’re in their mid-20s but they should be over all that. And if not then what sad cases they are.”

    Via L4E source: express.co.uk



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