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    Friday, February 27, 2015


      Noel Gallagher has not had any serious offers for a Oasis Reunion


    Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says he has never had “one serious offer” to get his old band back together.

    The musician, who walked out of Oasis in 2009 after regular rows with his lead singer brother Liam, was responsible for most of the band’s hits including Live Forever and Wonderwall.

    He told The Times: “Given all the rumours, I haven’t had one serious offer for a reunion gig.”

    Last year, Liam sparked stories the band were getting back together with a series of cryptic tweets that led one bookmaker to suspend betting on the band playing the Somerset festival.

    But Noel said: “Michael Eavis has never called up and asked if Oasis will play Glastonbury.”

    He refused to totally rule out any prospect of a reunion, saying: “It’s always like this. At the end of the interview some guy will say, ‘I’ve got to ask...’ And I reply: ‘If, if it was happening, do you really think I’d let the world know by telling you?’”

    Source: www.scotsman.com



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    Thursday, February 26, 2015


      Liam Gallagher brands Kanye West 'utter s**t' during BRIT Awards performance

    Liam Gallagher isn't known for keeping a lid on his opinions, so no big surprise that the former Oasis singer let rip during Kanye West's BRIT Awards set on Wednesday night.

    In a series of tweets, Gallagher branded West's performance "s**t". Gallagher added that his new song All Day wasn't a patch on his old work, and tweeted the rapper to tell him he preferred his 2004 album The College Dropout.




    Of course, the same criticism could be levelled against Gallagher himself. After he left Oasis, Gallagher went on to front Beady Eye with former Oasis members Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock.

    Their highest-charting single The Roller came in at No.31. While their two albums sold better, the band couldn't touch the success of Oasis.

    While watching the BRITs, Gallagher recommended that the rapper check out La's singer/songwriter Lee Mavers

    West's performance was controversial for those watching at home, but not for the predictable reasons. BRITs broadcaster ITV decided to mute sections of his performance that some viewers may have found offensive. Ofcom received 123 complaints.

    via L4e / source: independent.co.uk



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    Tuesday, February 24, 2015


      Live4ever review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying BIrds - 'Chasing Yesterday'

    Noel Gallagher likes having his destiny in his own hands.


    Go back to the earliest days of Oasis and it was a single-handed drive for super stardom, when a masterplan jotted down in notebooks carefully sketched out three years of a life to be transformed, driving the man from the dead-end alleys of Thatcher’s Britain to the champagne halls of Tony Blair’s Downing Street.

    Fast-forward a couple of decades and the beginning of a solo career started to put Gallagher firmly back in control, although 2011’s ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ was a study in classic, if unspectacular British songwriting.

    Owing more to The Kinks than Oasis ever did to The Beatles, basic, user-friendly anthems were almost immediately filling arenas even if the LP itself felt somehow unfulfilled. The blame for this unquenched mood should be left at least partly at the door of Dave Sardy, a producer with which Gallagher has enjoyed a long, and no less bemusing, creative relationship since Oasis’ 2005 album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’.

    In Sardy’s hands the magic of songs long before devoured on YouTube were lost. ‘If I Had a Gun’, haunting and painfully emotional in its embryonic live form, was Sardied into a predictable dirge where everything – acoustics, electrics, drums, you name it – was thrown at the mix in one immediate lump. Disappointing too was the final version of ‘(I Want To Live In a Dream) In My Record Machine‘; discussed for years and packing a punch in demo form, on record taken up a key and inexplicably narrated by the soundtrack of children let loose in a playground. Where spice should have been the ingredient of choice, all Sardy could find was sugar.

     Read our full review in our Live4ever Ezine



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    Monday, February 23, 2015


      Video: Noel Gallagher on Match Of The Day

    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher delivers a stinging assessment of Jose Mourinho during this week's Match of the Day 3, claiming the Chelsea boss is having a "breakdown."

    The Manchester City fan also takes a swipe at Manchester United, saying they are not serious rivals to Manuel Pelligrini's side.

    And Gallagher, joining Mark Lawrenson, Jermaine Jenas and Mark Chapman in the studio, offers his prediction of who will come out on top in the race for the Premier League title.

    Click here to watch an extended interview with Noel.



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    Friday, February 20, 2015


      Happy Birthday Ian Brown





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      Noel Gallagher on why he's not on Twitter and more

    Noel Gallagher has told the Irish Times why he's not on Twitter.

    He said “Why am I not on Twitter? Because if I went on Twitter on Monday morning, I reckon by Friday afternoon, I’d probably have been arrested. I would easily, easily create a proper international incident.I don’t do social media. I might start doing Instagram when I’m on tour, send a picture out of me breakfast. Pictures seems like the coolest way. Twitter? Not interested in that shit. People tweeting about what colour socks they’ve got on. ‘Hey gang! Black or grey, what are you saying?’. It’s not for me.”

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    Thursday, February 19, 2015


      Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds join Kasabian & Libertines as headliners at T in The Park

    Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds and Kasabian have been confirmed as the headliners at this year’s T In The Park festival, joining the already-announced Libertines on the line-up.


    The weekend will be drawn to a close by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, who will be the last acts to perform on the main stage on Sunday, 12 July, with The Prodigy will headline on the Radio 1 Stage the same night.


    Photos : Live4ever

    Festival director Geoff Ellis says: “This year is going to be a very special one for T in the Park as we make the beautiful grounds of Strathallan Castle our new home, and we’re thrilled that some of the biggest artists in the world will be joining us in this historic first year.

    “Every year, artists tell us that our audience is one of the most enthusiastic in the world, and that they love to play T in the Park because of the wonderful welcome they receive. We’d like to thank our incredible audience for making this festival so special, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to our beautiful new home.”


    Other impressive acts on this year’s roster include Jessie J, David Guetta, four-time Grammy award-winner Sam Smith and this year’s BBC Music Sound of 2015 winners, Years & Years.

    Tickets for this year’s T In The Park will go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 February at www.tinthepark.com.

    via L4e / source: HuffingtonPost.co.uk



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    Tuesday, February 17, 2015


      Noel Gallagher: I have great, stupidly ridiculous nights out with ridiculous people

    Have you had a better night out in Manchester than Noel Gallagher?


    The former Oasis songwriter says a night out in Manchester is like “getting out of the van in a safari park, when they’re telling you, ‘Don’t fucking feed the animals,’ and you’re like, ‘I’m going to go and fucking have it with the lions and the monkeys.’” That’s why the city is still his favourite place in the world. What’s your best memory of Manchester after dark?

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    In an interview with the Quietus this week, Noel Gallagher gave the following answer when asked whether he thinks of himself as a Londoner:

    No. I think I live in the best city in the world, but my favourite place in the world is Manchester. There’s a different class of head-case up there. A night out there is like getting out of the van in a safari park, when they’re telling you, ‘Don’t fucking feed the animals,’ and you’re like, ‘I’m going to go and fucking have it with the lions and the monkeys.’ Every time I go up there, I have great, stupidly ridiculous nights out with ridiculous people who I’ve never met, but will convince you they have. ‘No, mate, don’t you remember, I lived next door to you,’ and you’re just like, ‘I’ve never seen you before in my entire life.’ ‘No, no, I know your mam.’ ‘No you fucking, you’ve never met me, you’ve seen me on telly.’”

    via L4e / source: theguardian.com



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    Wednesday, February 11, 2015


      Noel Gallagher has branded new music bland

    WE’RE LIVING IN “SAVAGE” times, reckons Noel Gallagher, but the ex-Oasis star says you’d be hard pushed to hear that reflected by the current crop of British singer-songwriters.

    Speaking to MOJO, Gallagher has branded new music “bland”, arguing that, unlike previous generations, new artists make no effort to reflect the mood of the era in their songs.

    “What has become apparent to me is that we live in ridiculous f***ing times now,” he suggests. “The music that’s being made now is so f***ing bland. It’s nice and kind of meaningless and then you turn on the television and the news is so savage! The music doesn’t reflect the times at all.

    “I hear Radio 1 in the morning when the kids are up and going to school and it’s just bland, meaningless, mindless pop music and then the news is: ‘The World Is Going To End!’ What’s going on? The music of George Ezra: Wow!”

    Gallagher, who headlines this summer’s Calling Festival in London on July 4, suggested that part of the problem was that the latest crop of musicians are no longer interested in being in bands and instead are drawn into introspective solo careers.

    “I was talking to a mate recently who’s been in various bands and I was asking what he was doing and he was saying, ‘I’m trying to do my own stuff now.’ I said, ‘You should be in a band, you look great,’ and he said, ‘Nobody wants to be in bands any more, everybody wants to be a singer-songwriter.’ That’s his generation. Everyone wants to be Jake Bugg or George Ezra. The band thing is dying out,” claims the guitarist.

    However Gallagher has sympathy for the current generation, believing the country’s declining musical infrastructure is forcing artists to go solo rather than form groups.

    “I blame it on the lack of rehearsal rooms and the lack of little tiny studios because it’s easier for a guy to sit at home with a tape recorder and send it to a record company than it is for a band,” he says.

    “Back in my day, we used to go down the rehearsal room when it was 20 quid a night, or whatever it was, and you bash it out. Everybody’s got a home recording studio on their iPhone now. All the cheap studios and venues are going to go soon. You’re going to either be stuck at the bottom in [London pub venue] the Boston Arms or you’re going to be catapulted to the top at The O2 and there will be nothing in between.”

    Via L4E source: mojo4music.com



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    Wednesday, February 04, 2015


      Noel Gallagher: I've got a few songs lying around that 'Liam' would be good at singing



    Speaking to NME, Noel said that he would be happy to write songs for his brother and former Oasis bandmate and promised that they would be better than those released by Liam's old band Beady Eye.

    "I'd write him a few songs, I've got a few songs lying around that he'd be good at singing. But I'm not sure what he plans to do or if plans to do anything," Noel said. Asked what type of songs he would hand to his brother, the High Flying Birds singer added: "Some fucking good ones, better than the lot he was singing last time for sure."

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline London's Calling Festival on July 4. The event, which takes place on Clapham Common, will also see performances from Ryan Adams, The Hives and Echo And The Bunnymen. Watch the video at the top of this page to see Gallagher talk about what to expect from his headline set.

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    Tuesday, February 03, 2015


      Noel Gallagher makes his live return


    Noel Gallagher made his live return in London last night (February 2nd) ahead of ‘Chasing Yesterday‘s release next month.

     Gallagher was at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London to make his low-key comeback, and played five songs set to feature on his second solo album. The singles ‘In The Heat Of The Moment‘ and ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I‘ were aired, while ‘Riverman‘, ‘Lock All The Doors‘ and ‘The Dying Of The Light‘ received their first plays.

    The rest of the set stayed true to that which had informed his 2011-2012 world tour. The Oasis tracks ‘(It’s Good) To Be Free‘, ‘Fade Away‘, ‘Digsy’s Dinner‘ and, of course, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger‘ were also included.

    For the setlist and to hear the new song Riverman head on over to our Ezine.


    NME reviewed the gig below:

    Do not be alarmed,” says Noel Gallagher to a tiny warm-up-gig crowd of barely 400 that includes a glut of 1990s music industry heads, a small battalion of ballot winners and a loitering Gem Archer, “there is a saxophone coming onstage”. We’re right to be concerned; when a major rock star goes solo, time-honoured etiquette demands that they start making tedious roots records.

    But Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are actually in the business of rejuvenating classic tropes. The Fourth Of July carnival march of 2011’s debut single ‘The Death Of You And Me’ set the Birds’ perch high in terms of reinvigorating the fine art of bandstand brass. ‘AKA… What A Life!’ slapped house pianos over rattling Sopranos rock to create something Jason Bourne might ski away from gun-toting governmental pursuers to. With Liam’s Beady Eye in tatters, Noel’s new lease of melodic life and willingness to write a whole High Flying Birds album himself were swiftly becoming the best reasons for Oasis to stay split.

    Chatting casually with the front row drunks and joking about how “it sounds like a fookin’ kid’s animated series, Tufnell Park, let’s see if the Psychedelic Squirrel turns up or something”, Noel looks an accomplished frontman refreshingly short on attitude and glower. With the Oasis reunion offers still some way off ‘tempting’ he seems settled in for the long haul. The four new songs from second album ‘Chasing Tomorrow’ that he premieres tonight delve deeper into Americana noir rock, but there’s a very British indie twist. ‘Riverman’ is swampy southern blues fed through The Charlatans ‘One To Another’, ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ and ‘Lock All The Doors’ are hallucinogenic highway chuggers and ‘The Dying Of The Light’ is all maudlin piano, drowsy acoustics and classic Noelisms (“I tried my best to get there/But I can’t afford the bus fare”).

    It’s promisingly expansive stuff, and nestles neatly alongside the stripped down Oasis tunes he plays towards the end “for the mums and dads”. ‘Fade Away’, ‘Digsy’s Dinner’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ all prompt terrace sing-alongs to rival any cup final. Noel is relying less on his past though, chasing tomorrow. And catching up fast



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      Noel Gallagher hits out at today's dull rock bands

    Noel Gallagher believes today’s rock bands are so dull that he would “rather drink petrol” than listen to an interview with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.

    The 47-year-old singer claimed there are no real characters left in music because of the power held by the big record labels.

    In an exclusive interview with the Standard, the former Oasis guitarist said: “There is a lot of shit pop music these days that’s just devouring everything at the minute. I’m hoping that will come to an end.

    “There doesn’t seem to be any characters any more. When you have proper characters, the music sort of becomes secondary — it looks after itself. Look at bands like The Smiths and The Jam — all great characters.

    “I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn’t you? Alternative thinking is on its way out. They just don’t make for great copy.

    “Is it any coincidence that all the indie labels got bought up by the major labels and things have started to get boring?” Gallagher spoke as he was announced as the first headliner for this year’s Calling Festival, on Clapham Common on July 4, his biggest ever solo show.


    He believes the dullness has spilled into the Brit Awards, adding: “I remember the Brits in 1994 — we were all shit-faced on drugs. The new names like James Blunt, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J — they defer to the [record] labels. The bands that I grew up with had a healthy dose of indifference and contempt towards their labels. That has gone.” Gallagher may be a famous Mancunian, but insists he will never leave London, where he has lived for more than 20 years: “I can’t see myself ever leaving. It is the greatest city in the world. It is the capital of Europe. I’ve been to them all, but there’s something quite special about London in the summertime — the social life, the culture, the nightlife.

    “I’d never go into politics, but if I was mayor I’d have to sort out the transport system. I can’t drive and I can’t be arsed sitting in traffic jams in a taxi, so I get the Tube everywhere.

    “But when you go around the world, most cities have got state-of-the-art underground and subway systems — we are bumbling around on a post-war system that’s falling apart. I think the people deserve better.”

    Gallagher, who lives in Little Venice with wife Sara MacDonald and their sons Donovan, seven, and Sonny, four, says he has no problems adjusting from being a rock musician to being a father: “I’m not a boring dad — I’m a rock star! But you have to adjust.

    “My two young boys are not remotely interested in what I do. I could have just come off the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, and they’ll just give me a light sabre and say, ‘Right dad, we’re having it in the back garden now!’”

    The singer is due to release his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, next month and is playing at The Dome in Tufnell Park tonight. Tickets for Calling Festival go on sale on Friday at 9am.

    via L4e /source: standard.co.uk



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    Monday, February 02, 2015


      Noel Gallagher thinks there are not enough worlking class people in the arts.

    Noel Gallagher has waded into the debate on working class people in the arts claiming there are not enough of them represented in the music industr and the ones that are ‘are just idiots’.

    The High Flying Birds frontman, originally from Burnage, was speaking during an interview on 5 live Drive earlier today (MON) after the debate hit the headlines last week thanks to James Blunt and the Shadow Arts Minister Chris Bryant.

    The singer-songwriter, who found fame with iconic Manchester band Oasis has blamed the recession on the reason people from poorer backgrounds struggled to find success in the industry.

    He said: “I think with the recession and all that there’s a few things that have happened.

    "It’s not possible for a working class people to sustain a music career if they don’t make it if they don’t have record labels and stuff.

    "That’s become more difficult because of the recession. And you know the smaller type venues and rehearsal spaces they are all closing down now and becoming posh restaurants and flats. And that has taken the spaces for these bands or kids in bands to grow."

    Last week singer James Blunt squared up to Labour’s shadow secretary for culture Chris Bryant over a debate there were too many upper class people in the arts and not enough opportunities from people from other backgrounds.

    In his interview on 5 live Drive the outspoken City fan added: “I’m not sure there’s too many posh people in the arts - there’s just not enough working class people.

    “I’m not an economic brain box but the working class don’t seem to have much of a voice or a presence in the charts or in the magazines of late, wouldn’t you agree? And the working class people that there are in there are just idiots.”

    When asked whether there were any working class artists he had in mind when he said that Noel immediately replied: “I can think of Sleaford Mods for one, they are an embarrassment. And there’s some very tax efficient working class people knocking about isn’t there?”

    The singer has hit the headlines a lot recently, after questioning how Ed Sheeran could sell out Wembley, declaring James Blunt song’s boring and disagreeing with how U2 delivered their latest album.

    via L4e / source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk



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      Noel Gallagher: ...we get shafted by people at the Brits

    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has accused the Brits of being "rigged" to the detriment of independent artists.

    "I'm an independent artist and we get shafted by people at the Brits," the musician told the BBC's Colin Paterson.

    "You won't see an independent artist [among the nominees], unless they sell 50 million records and it becomes an impossibility to leave them out."

    The annual ceremony, he claimed, was "a bit of a carve-up between the majors" - though he said he still enjoyed going.

    "Don't let this put you off giving me a table," he continued. "I like award ceremonies and all that social scene - it's a good laugh."

    Gallagher, who now performs with his High Flying Birds band, cited Kasabian's omission from this year's nominations as particularly egregious.

    "If Kasabian don't fulfil the criteria for one of the best groups, what is that saying?" he said of the Leicester-based rockers.

    His comments follow a claim by Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno that the band were victims of a Brits "conspiracy" against "working class rock 'n' roll bands".

    A spokeswoman for the Brit Awards said: "Over 1,000 music enthusiasts which include representation from all sectors of the music industry (record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, NUS Ents officers along with the 'Artist' sector) are invited to be official Brits Voting Academy members.

    "In order to ensure the integrity of the vote, the voting process is managed and scrutinised by Electoral Reform Services (ERS)."


    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performed at the 2012 ceremony, at which he was nominated for the best male award.

    Oasis won five Brits and a lifetime achievement award prior to the band's disintegration in 2009.

    Sam Smith leads the field at this year's Brit Awards, having been nominated in five categories.

    Ant and Dec will host the ceremony, which takes place in London's O2 arena on 25 February.

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds were confirmed on Monday as the headline act at the Calling festival on London's Clapham Common on 4 July.

    via L4e / source: BBC NEWS



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      Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds book first festival headliner


    Photo: Live4ever

    Noel Gallagher will make his solo bow as a UK festival headliner later this year when his High Flying Birds top the bill at Calling in London.

    The event takes place on July 4th at Clapham Common and also has Ryan Adams, The Hives and Echo & The Bunnymen on its early line-up. The booking marks the first time Gallagher has played a part in a British festival headline slot since he headed up V Festival in 2009 as one of his final engagements with Oasis.

    Calling was topped in 2014 by Stevie Wonder and Aerosmith, while tickets for this summer will go on sale from 9am on Friday, February 6th priced at £57.50.

    Meanwhile, and ahead of the release of the ‘Chasing Yesterday‘ album next month, Gallagher is due make his live return at the intimate surroundings of The Dome in London’s Tufnell Park tonight (February 2nd).



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      Noel Gallagher stuns Bono

    Noel Gallagher claims Bono was stunned to learn he had produced his latest album himself.

    Bono's face "nearly melted" when Noel Gallagher told him he'd produced his own album.

    The 47-year-old singer left the U2 frontman shocked when he revealed he had taken matters into his own hands on his second Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds studio album, 'Chasing Yesterday', and he doesn't think the 54-year-old star's group would ever dream of doing something similar.

    He said: "I told Bono this one afternoon, and his face nearly melted. Cos U2 take five years and six producers before they work out what their album even means."

    Noel took the reins of his album when producer Dave Sardy was unavailable and the former Oasis star - who regularly clashed with his brother Liam Gallagher during his times in the indie group - enjoyed having creative control of the record.

    He added to Q magazine: "I refused to over-think it. I understand making records by committee when there's five lads in a band.

    "But I'm a solo artist on my own record label.

    "So I said, 'I won't take any discussion about this. We will go in and record the album and then let the people decide whether it's good enough.' "

    Via L4E source: list.co.uk



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