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    Thursday, October 30, 2014


      Dave Sitek says 'Liam Gallagher should get back in the studio with him

    Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio has suggested that Liam Gallagher should record solo material with him following the Beady Eye split.

    Sitek produced Beady Eye's second album 'BE' and spoke to NME about what is next for the former Oasis frontman.

    "Liam's hilarious, that guy really makes me laugh. And he's super talented," Sitek says. "I remember when he first went up to the microphone, we had no effects and it was just like, 'wow'. He should either have a show or get back in the studio with me and we'll make a couple of tracks for fun."

    Click here to watch the video now.

    Via L4E source: nme.com



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    Tuesday, October 28, 2014


      What now.... Our Kid?



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      Noel Gallagher's new album sounds....eclectic

    Speaking to Andrew Perry in Q magazine's new issue, Q341 out today (28 October), the former Oasis man says his self-produced second High Flying Birds record is hard to pin down sound-wise.

    “Space jazz? I’ve gone there. There’s more than a couple of sax solos on the record,” he admits.

    “I could play you two of those tracks with saxophones, and you’d go, ‘Wow it’s a fucking space jazz record!’ Then I could pick you two other tracks that have got a disco feel, and you’d think it was but there’s rockers on there, and emotional songs that you would associate with me. It’s very eclectic.”

    Get Q341 now for the full interview, including more on the album, his relationship with Liam these days and his reaction to Oasis reunion rumours.

    via L4e/ source QMagazine



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    Monday, October 27, 2014


      Liam Gallagher to perform with The Who next month

    Liam Gallagher is set to make his first public appearance since the news of Beady Eye's split at a special Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig in London next month.

    Gallagher will be one of a list of musicians performing Who classics at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 11 with each artist performing a song of their own choice from the band's back catalogue.

    Other artists who will perform with The Who Band on the night will be Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Wilko Johnson, Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson, Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield, Geddy Lee of Rush, The Strypes, Brody Dalle, Tom Odell, Amy Macdonald, Andy Burrows and Rizzle Kicks.

    The Who's Band feature Simon Townshend, Pino Palladino, Billy Nicholls, Frank Simes, Loren Gold, John Coury and drummer Zak Starkey, who played with Liam Gallagher in Oasis. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will take a back seat for the occasion as others perform in their place.

    Gallagher confirmed via Twitter on Saturday (October 25) that Beady Eye have split. The band were fronted by Liam Gallagher and featured former Oasis members Andy Bell and Gem Archer. Andy Bell has also tweeted about the split, telling fans that he "had a blast" with the band.

    Tickets for An Evening Of Who Music In Aid Of Teenage Cancer Trust are on sale from 9am Friday October 31 via Ticketmaster .

    Via L4E source: nme.com



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      An Oasis reunion? It's not in the cards.....

    Noel Gallagher insists an Oasis reunion is “not on the cards” following the break-up of his brother Liam’s band Beady Eye.

    He silenced rumours the Britpop band, which formed in 1991, would get back together calling it a “backwards step”.

    The singer-songwriter, 47, who formed his own band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds five years ago says: “It’s not on the cards. From where I sit now it’s purely a creative thing.

    “I really, really enjoy where I am with my music and where I am with my band. I wouldn’t be willing to give that up for anything.”

    While Noel says the question is a source of irritation for him he revealed his other pet peeve – being mistaken for his moody baby brother, who’s 42.

    “It annoys me about as much as when I’m introduced to people as Liam, which happens on a regular basis,” he said.

    “I was at a party the other night and loads of posh people were going, ‘Liam, how are you doing?’ It’s a common occurrence,” he tells Q Magazine.

    However unlikely the prospects of the two getting back together, the diehard Manchester City football supporter says there is one thing that would make him reconsider: “I’d rather reform Oasis than wear a Manchester United shirt. I wouldn’t do that, not even if I was mentally disturbed.”

    And pigs could fly.

    via L4e / source: express.co.uk



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    Saturday, October 25, 2014


      Liam Gallagher announces breakup of Beady Eye




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    Friday, October 24, 2014


      Liam Gallagher to join The Who on stage

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    Liam Gallagher is set to make a massive comeback next month as he performs with The Who’s backing band for an epic Teenage Cancer Trust gig.

    Liam is one of 15 iconic performers who will take to the stage during the star studded night.

    Brother beyond: Liam with former bandmate Noel
    He will also be reunited with Zak Starkey, 49, who used to play for Oasis but is now in The Who.

    And he’s lined up to sing a cover of My Generation which Oasis used to sing at their live gigs.

    A show insider said: “It’s been a hell of a year for Liam, he’s had a lot to get through and a lot on his mind.

    “He’s been planning his comeback for a long time and he jumped at the chance of doing this.

    “It’s going to be him on his own with The Who’s backing band but he’s got his old mate Starkey there to help him on.

    “And he’s planning on doing My Generation in tribute of The Who. The event is set to raise millions for Teenage Cancer Trust and organisers are hoping it will be a sell out.”

    via L4e/ source: mirror.co.uk



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      Videos: Noel Gallagher joins Johnny Marr on Stage

    As rumoured earlier in the week, Noel Gallagher joined Johnny Marr on stage last night (October 23rd) as the legendary former Smiths guitarist’s UK tour arrived at the Brixton Academy in London.

    They performed a cover of Iggy Pop‘s ‘Lust For Life‘ and also aired The Smiths’ stonewall classic ‘How Soon Is Now?‘ – check out fan footage below.
    The pair have recently rekindled their long-term relationship on Gallagher’s forthcoming second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday‘, whose closing track ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I‘ was recorded with Marr.

    “He contacted me and said he had a song that he’d be happy for me to play on,” Marr has explained to NME. “I accepted, gladly, and it was was really good to spend a day playing guitar in a little studio near Chelsea Bridge. When that was done I listened to about eight songs on the album.”
    Johnny Marr’s UK tour continues in Bath tonight.



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    Thursday, October 23, 2014


      Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'In the Heat of the Moment'



    Noel Gallagher‘s official video for his new solo single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment‘ has been premiered and can be seen in full on Live4ever at this link.

    The relatively straightforward performance promo shows Gallagher being joined by some different High Flying Birds, though there’s not been any suggestion as yet that the line-up will change from that which backed him throughout a 2011-12 world tour.

    Speaking last week, Gallagher revealed the basic nature of the video came about after an original idea which would have seen him adopting the role of a DJ in a 70s disco was quietly done away with and left on the cutting room floor.

    ‘Chasing Yesterday‘, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘, is set for release next March. ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ precedes on November 17th. A European tour is also due for March 2015, starting in Belfast.

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    Wednesday, October 22, 2014


      Noel Gallagher confirms new music video




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      Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label teams up with Mick Rock





    Liam Gallagher's menswear label Pretty Green has teamed up with legendary photographer Mick Rock.

    The collaboration between the brand and Mick entitled 'The David Bowie Collection' consists of five round neck T-shirts featuring the photographer's iconic portraits of the 'Changes' singer during his 'Ziggy Stardust' era.

    The items will go on sale from October 31st from Pretty Green's online store in limited numbers, costing £95 each in black, white or grey colour ways.
    According to the 'Life on Mars' hitmaker's Facebook page, the five shots for 'The David Bowie Collection' were taken by Mick in 1973, while he was performing and working on an iconic saxophone session, during which he had begun experimenting with outrageous costumes and make-up.

    The rock and roll photographer - who gained the title 'The Man Who Shot The Seventies' - also famously photographed music legends Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music and Blondie.

    It isn't the first time Pretty Green have featured a music icon on their tees. The label has also teamed-up with Gorrillaz band member Jamie Hewlett, featured Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood's son in its campaigns and created a John Lennon inspired sunglasses collection.

    via L4e/ source: TV3.ie



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      Noel Gallagher On Roy Keane, Oasis, Googlebox And More

    Noel Gallagher talked to Jenny and Nicky about his new album, why his wife no longer lets him take his guitar on holidays, football, and what it was like watching TV for the charity celebrity edition of Channel 4's Googlebox last week.

    Click here to listen to the show, skip to 38:00 to hear the interview.



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    Friday, October 17, 2014


      Noel Gallagher's UK arena tour sells out


    It took a few months of steady touring and the number one success of his debut solo album before Noel Gallagher felt it right to move back onto the arena stage last time around, but it seems he’s there for good now after tickets for newly announced UK arena dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and London reportedly sold out within ten minutes of going on sale this morning (October 17th).

    Try for Noel Gallagher TICKETS here 

    Gallagher confirmed the Phones 4U, Hydro, Capital FM and O2 arena dates at the start of this week while unveiling his follow-up to 2011’s ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘ during a Q&A session at Facebook’s London headquarters. The shows – along with other European gigs – are due to take place in March 2015 when ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ will also be released.

    First single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment‘ has already been premiered, while second cut ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I‘ – recorded with Johnny Marr – is also expected to arrive before the LP is out.>


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    Tuesday, October 14, 2014


      Noel Gallagher Facebook Q & A



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      Noel Gallagher : Yes I'll headline Glastonbury

    Noel Gallagher has revealed he has called a truce in his feud with little bro Liam – and also wants to play Glastonbury next year.

    Speaking of a cooling of his sibling spat, the 47-year-old said: ‘I was with some of Beady Eye (Liam’s band) the other night, they’re good lads. It’s all good with us,’ he reassured.

    ‘We got s***faced and talked nonsense for hours – not about reunions.’

    As for having another shot at the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm, he added: ‘Yes, I’ll headline Glastonbury. In Oasis we never really got on with it, lord knows we had the tunes. But I’d definitely be up for doing it [next year].’

    Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds’ new single In The Heat Of The Moment is out on November 17 before their new album, Chasing Yesterday, and a tour in March.

    via L4e / source Metro.co.uk



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      Noel Gallagher is on Gogglebox this week

    Noel Gallagher has confirmed that he will appear on a celebrity special of Channel 4's Gogglebox in aid of charity.

    The episode will be aired this Friday (October 17), with Gallagher set to appear alongside models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. The show sees families and members of the public watching weekly British television shows and commenting on what they see.

    "I can reveal to the nation that I will be on Celebrity Gogglebox – I'm taping it tomorrow with my good friends who just happen to be supermodels Naomi [Campbell] and Kate [Moss]," Noel recently told BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq. "I was on holiday with Kate and she asked me to do it and I thought 'Okay'."

    "I don't watch [Gogglebox] religiously but I do watch it. I like the posh couple – they remind me of my PA and her husband."

    Yesterday, Gallagher announced details of his new album 'Chasing Yesterday'. New single 'In The Heat Of The Moment' is airing online now.

    Via L4E source: nme.com



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    Monday, October 13, 2014


      Noel Gallagher confirms new album and first single


    Noel Gallagher has unveiled his new solo single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment‘, which will feature on the second High Flying Birds album ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ when it is released on March 2nd 2015. European tour dates have also been booked for that month.

    Produced by Noel himself – along with the rest of the LP – and from the same world as his previous solo hit ‘AKA…What a Life!‘, the track was discussed as part of a Q&A session at Facebook’s London headquarters this afternoon (October 13th), hosted by BBC 6Music’s Matt Everitt.

    After one final fall-out with brother Liam ahead of a festival performance in Paris back in August 2009, Noel Gallagher walked away from Oasis and subsequently launched a solo career with the release of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds‘ in 2011.

    The LP went to number one in the UK and sparked a gradually evolving world tour for the songwriter, ultimately resulting in a headline gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26th 2012 which was later released as an official DVD entitled ‘International Magic‘.

    Noel Gallagher will continue his return to the spotlight this evening with a guest appearance on Jo Wiley’s BBC Radio 2 show. Another Q&A is also coming up for XFM next month.



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    Noel Gallagher has confirmed that a song he first began writing while he was still a member of Oasis appears on his new solo album.

    Speaking about the song he took decades to complete, Noel said: "There's a song on this record that's taken me 23 years to finish, it's called 'Lock All The Doors'. I gave a bit of it away to the Chemical Brothers in the '90s when we did 'Setting Sun' and I always meant to finish it off. I kept the chorus but I could never find a way of getting the verse to tie in with this chorus. One afternoon I was coming out the Tesco Metro where I live in Maida Vale, and I don't know what it was but it just hit me, coming round the corner, just by Boots, it came to me in a flash of inspiration. This song was never released by Oasis, but the chorus is so fucking brilliant I never gave up on it."

    Gallagher also revealed that an album track, 'The Dying Of The Light', will be familiar to fans from an online bootleg video – scroll down to watch. "It's a song that one of this lot [points at Q&A audience] bootlegged. I did it at soundcheck on the last tour and somebody taped it and put it on the internet. I thought, I'll leave it there. It's been played quite a few times, but as with these things they always get the title wrong. They call it 'It Makes Me Want To Cry' which is a shit title. Unless it's a song about an onion. It's called 'The Dying Of The Light', which is a brilliant title for a song. How do I feel when people put stuff online? If it's shit, I'd have it removed. But as luck would have it, this particular version of it was brilliant, so I left it there for people to enjoy. It was only an acoustic thing; the finished version is far more grandiose."

    Elsewhere in the Q+A, Noel revealed that Johnny Marr performs on the album's closing track 'Ballad Of The Mighty I', which will be the second single from the album. "He's a very enthusiastic artist and I tried to get him to play on 'What A Life', he said. "He's a truly great guitarist and he has something that nobody else has. He's amazing, a top man."

    The lead single from 'Chasing Yesterday' will be 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. Speaking about the song, Noel said: "The first single was the last track to be recorded. It's called 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. Is it great? Of course it is. What does it mean? It doesn't mean anything."

    'Chasing Yesterday' tracklist

    'Riverman'
    'In The Heat Of The Moment'
    'The Girl With X-Ray Eyes'
    'Lock All The Doors'
    'The Dying Of The Light'
    'The Right Stuff'
    'While The Song Remains The Same'
    'The Mexican'
    'You Know We Can't Go Back'
    'Ballad Of The Mighty I'


    Via Live4ever Ezine



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    Wednesday, October 08, 2014


      Noel Gallagher to host Facebook fan Q&A next week

    The Q&A will be taking place on October 13th at 3pm. During the event Noel will discuss his forthcoming second album with his High Flying Birds.

    Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions to Noel using the hashtag #NoelGallagherFBLive.

    The Facebook post says "Yes, that’s right. Join Noel in conversation live right here on Facebook at 3pm (UK time) on Monday 13 Oct where he will be discussing his…new album! This is your chance to ask Noel any question you want. Plus we have a very limited number of spaces for you to come and ask your questions in person."

    Via L4E source: xfm.co.uk



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    Thursday, October 02, 2014


      What’s The Story) Morning Glory?


    Having it large: Adding demos, B-sides and live cuts, the biggest Oasis album just got bigger.


    While Definitely Maybe distilled a lifetime of dreams into the most gratuitously exciting UK rock album since punk, its follow-up was driven by necessity, a rush-job: prefaced by the dismissal of drummer Tony McCarroll, written on the hoof and recorded in a mere 15 squabblesome days at Rockfield Studios in Wales. Even the album’s October 1995 release was disrupted by the eleventh hour removal of Step Out, where Noel Gallagher’s magpie compositional instincts had strayed beyond artistic licence into outright robbery – intolerably so, according to Stevie Wonder’s lawyers.

    But such was the pressure cooker atmosphere of the Britpop boom that the second Oasis album acquired era-defining status despite its manifest shortcomings. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’s chaotic genesis was a function of the demand for a soundtrack to the media-pumped mania of the band’s existence, a process that reached its astonishing peak at Knebworth on August 10-11, 1996, as 250,000 people sang the words of these songs back at their creators, who had the grace to look slightly flummoxed.

    “Oasis had no time to pause – their moment was upon them, and they seized it fearlessly.”
    Almost 20 years on, …Morning Glory? still doesn’t feel like the best-selling Oasis album. It opens too desperately with Hello – quoting Gary Glitter was aesthetic laziness at the time, let alone the unfortunate connotations now – and lurches under a surfeit of middling tempos. Cast No Shadow and Don’t Look Back In Anger peddle lachrymose generational nostalgia for second-hand memories, sorely lacking Definitely Maybe’s edgy agitation. The absence of the rollicking Step Out undermines the album’s second half, which drags despite the inclusion of transcendent single Some Might Say. Remastering simply affirms the record’s crucial attribute: Liam Gallagher’s mighty voice, feeling life’s wonder as he anticipates its let down, on the abiding Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova.

    Tellingly, Some Might Say is the song most represented by this 3-CD deluxe edition (the original, plus Noel’s deeply affecting solo demo and a June ’95 live performance). It’s a watershed: the band’s first Number 1 single and the original line-up’s last hurrah – poetically, Tony McCarroll’s final act would be to perform the song on Top Of The Pops, while his replacement Alan White’s debut was doing likewise one week later – as well as a valedictory gasp of innocence before the slideaway into celebrity’s corrosive bubble.

    The CD of B-side material is tantalising: surely if the band had taken stock for just a few months, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? could have been far stronger (mournful Rockin’ Chair and zinging Underneath The Sky easily outdo the leaden Hey Now!). But Oasis had no time to pause – their moment was upon them, and they seized it fearlessly. For all its flaws, the outcome remains spectacular.

    via L4e / source : MOJO



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