30 December 2013

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29 December 2013

What's Going On At 'This Feeling' On New Years Eve














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Alan McGee Hopes For A Oasis Reunion














The music mogul famous for signing Oasis has told of his hope that the feuding Gallagher brothers can patch up their differences - in time for the 20th anniversary of their made-in-Wales classic.

Alan McGee, the founder of cult record label Creation, signed the Mancunian rockers when they were an up-and-coming outfit playing Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in 1993.

And two decades on the pop svengali, who now lives near the idyllic Mid Wales booktown Hay-on-Wye, says he is particularly looking forward to the new year because it is marks 20 years since the release of the band’s Definitely Maybe debut.

In his new book, Creation Stories, Riots, Raves and Running a Label, McGee harks back to the band’s rapid rise to fame, after the recordings at Monnow Valley Studio, Rockfield, Monmouth.

The breakthrough release, which features an inside picture of vocalist Liam Gallagher reading The Mirror - went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide and brought widespread critical acclaim.

In June 2006, the NME named it the greatest album of all time.

“Definitely Maybe was released in August 1994; we had just got a Sony deal and I’d become a millionaire,” said McGee, who now lives in a mansion near the town famous for its annual literature festival.

“It was a weird time for me, I was lost in a haze and the album was a painful birth.

“The recording was a lot more complicated than it should have been and it took three attempts at mixing to get it right with Owen Morris, Mark Coyle and Dave Batchelor.

“There was a lot of ‘it’s not good enough’ so it was very difficult because we didn’t want it to sound laboured. But singles from the album (Supersonic and Live Forever) were going crazy in London.

“It is the 20th anniversary of the album in 2014 and it would be great if Oasis could get back together for that but I don’t think any reunion is going to happen just yet.

“Liam is 41 and Noel (Gallagher) is 47 or something; they are still young so maybe in another five years or so they will be ready to get back together... but it is not the right time at the moment.

“Noel has his solo career and Liam has Beady Eye, they have released a couple of albums and both are doing all right.

“We are living in the age of the Stone Roses comeback; they are kicking it right now.

“I’m friends with Noel and we run into each other in Europe and Tokyo.

“But I don’t even know Liam’s telephone number.

“There is no bad blood between us, we have had nothing to fall out about but we are not in touch - guess that’s just life.

“I’m not on that touring schedule, I’m just living in Wales in the middle of nowhere and if Liam turned up to have a coffee in a cafe in Hay-on-Wye, the locals would probably have a heart attack!”

Even though they have drifted, McGee fondly recalls the time Liam wanted him to take him to India to meet the Dalai Lama.

“When he asked me in 1997 I said, ‘OK’ and went as far as booking tickets.

“But he later rang me and said ‘We can’t go to India. I’ve only got a week off and Patsy (Kensit - Liam’s then wife) won’t let me’.

“My wife Kate didn’t want me to go either.

“She didn’t want me to get the anti-malaria tablets.

“‘You are mad enough already Alan,’” she told me.

He also reveals how a mystery woman he chatted to in the dark about the music industry turned out to be Lisa Marie Presley.

“I was at Joaquin Phoenix’s house chipping a ball at a party in 2007 and there was an American woman sitting in the shadow of a tree.

“She started firing questions about the music business to me, so I asked her, ‘Are you in the business?’

“She said: ‘Yes, I am, my dad was Elvis’.

“That was the best one-liner ever!

“And she invited me to her birthday party with her family.”

Creation Stories, Riots, Raves and Running a Label, is published by www.Panmacmillan.com, price £18.99

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

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26 December 2013

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25 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everybody...















Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Thanks to everyone who has visited us and contributed to the websites and blog this year.

Thanks for your continued support it's been a great year!


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22 December 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from December 22nd 1995, when Oasis appeared on the Channel 4 music show 'The White Room' in London.










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21 December 2013

Peggy Gallagher Orders Liam And Noel Gallagher To Behave At A Wedding Next Week














Liam and Noel Gallagher are to attend the same wedding next week under strict orders from their mother, Peggy, but she has warned them she won't tolerate any fighting during the nuptials.

The brothers, who fell out when Noel, 46, quit their band Oasis following a backstage bust-up with his younger sibling in Paris in August 2009, have been ordered by their mother Peggy to attend the family nuptials next week in Ireland.

The ceremony is to be held at the K Club in Co. Kildare, where there will be free alcohol on hand, and Peggy has warned the rockers they must be on their best behaviour.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Noel and Liam refused to go at first. They still don't want to see each other. But Peggy has insisted that they are both there. A few family members are expecting it to be very awkward. But Peggy has told them there is to be absolutely no drama or fighting on the day. She thinks they will surprise everyone though by sorting their issues out once and for all.''

Liam, 41, and Noel have barely spoken since their bust-up other than a few text messages exchanged and an surprise meeting at a post-Olympics party in 2012.

Liam's new girlfriend Debbie Gwyther was trying to encourage an Oasis reunion by getting the warring brother's older sibling Paul involved to persuade them to perform a series of gigs in 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.

However, Noel is adamant he won't reconcile with Liam - who now has a new band, Beady Eye - under any circumstances.

The guitarist said previously: ''We are split up. You've heard that, haven't you? You must've heard. Yeah, so, ergo, band splits up, band is no more. There is no band. So, no, I won't be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won't be in it.

Members are expecting it to be very awkward. But Peggy has told them there is to be absolutely no drama or fighting on the day. She thinks they will surprise everyone though by sorting their issues out once and for all.

Source: contactmusic.com
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19 December 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...





20 years ago today, on 19th Dec 1993 debut single Supersonic was recorded at The Pink Museum Studios
in Liverpool.

 

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18 December 2013

Chance To Win A Signed Beady Eye Photo














It's one week until Christmas and Beady Eye are giving 25 people that buy the Worn By Soul Love tee or Worn By 'BE' tee a signed photo as a Beady Eye Christmas gift!

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Update From Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green














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On This Day In Oasis History...














When Oasis played their sold-out Madison Square Gardens gig on December 18th 2008, photographer Josh Cheuse filmed Noel performing an exclusive acoustic version of 'Waiting For The Rapture' in an unusual backstage location.

This performance was made available exclusively through (RED)WIRE.


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Noel Gallagher: I’m Gutted AVB Has Been Sacked By Tottenham!













Legendary musician Noel Gallagher has admitted Tottenham’s decision to sack Andre Villas-Boas has left him gutted.

The former Oasis star also discussed Manchester City’s enthralling 6-3 victory over Arsenal and looks at how Manuel Pellegrini has turned things around at the club follow a disappointing campaign under Roberto Mancini last year.

Gallagher also talked about the Blues’ Champions League draw after it was revealed they would face Barcelona in the last-16 of the competition.

And he spreads his substantial Christmas cheer…

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17 December 2013

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15 December 2013

Noel Gallagher Rejects 20 Million Pounds For 'Oasis' Reunion













Noel Gallagher has turned down 20 million to reunite with brother Liam for an Oasis world tour.

The singer-songwriter has put the kibosh on plans for the reunion which, would mark 20 years since the band’s 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe.

The Sunday People can also reveal that Paul Weller and the Happy Mondays had been lined up as special guests.

Noel, 46, right, has been asked to make up with frontman Liam for the tour, which ­included two gigs at Knebworth.

But the simmering feud between the ­brothers, which boiled over in a backstage row in 2009, won’t be cooling off any time soon.

A source close to Noel revealed: “There were hopes he would do it but frankly, he just doesn’t want to. The Oasis reunion is well and truly off.

“He has refused all offers, it got to £20 million but even the lure of money like that just didn’t work.

“Liam is very keen to get back together, if only for the money but Noel is having none of it.

“There have been several ­intermediaries from their respective camps working very hard indeed to reach some form of agreement but Noel isn’t budging and a working ­solution between the brothers simply can’t be found.

“It’s a real shame and Noel knows how much his fans would love to see the band reform but he doesn’t want to commit to the time, he is quite ­happy as he is.”

Source: www.irishmirror.ie

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14 December 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...















The videos below are from the 14th December 1997, when Oasis played at the G-Mex Arena in Manchester.


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13 December 2013

Bid For A Signed Pair Of Pretty Green Shoes By Liam Gallagher














The Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction is the biggest celebrity shoe auction in the world, with the most famous stars taking a step to help children living on rubbish dumps globally. Small Steps Project is a UK registered charity and the only one specifically focused on rubbish dump communities.

By bidding on these shoes, not only can you win a piece of pop culture history, but you too can take a small step to help children in poverty.

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12 December 2013

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New Stock Available From The Official Beady Eye Store














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Noel Gallagher On The Art Of Songwriting













The following piece is an extract from the superb book Isle of Noises by Daniel Rachel, a series of in-depth interviews with British musicians about their approach to songwriting. This is just the first half of the interview with Noel and the rest of it is just as good. You can click through and buy the book at the end of the article. It also features interviews with John Lydon, Mick Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Jarvis Cocker, Pet Shop Boys, Laura Marling, Ray Davies, Squeeze, Joan Armatrading and many more. – James Brown

You were once asked but refused to answer this question. Do you recognize the romantic writer in yourself?
I remember that question. Yes, I am romantic. My missus would sit and scoff at this. I can only be romantic when I’m writing songs. I’ve written lots of love songs. I’m fucking shit at remembering birthdays and all that malarkey, buying cards and flowers: absolutely rubbish.

You recognize beauty in simple things, like the weather.

Oh yeah, for five years I was obsessed with the rain. It was raining a lot.

Or shining.

Well, there was sunshine after the rain. Somebody pointed that out to me at the end of the Nineties and said, ‘It’s been raining a lot in your music for the last five years.’ It’s like, ‘I’m from Manchester. It rains. I’m from up north.’

Is it a default when you’re stuck for ideas: rain, shine?

I’m not one of the world’s great thinkers. Damon Albarn said this once in an interview: he can ‘see four black dudes playing cards in a pub in Notting Hill and write a symphony about it’. I could see the same four black dudes and to me it’s just four black dudes playing cards. It’s just how you perceive things in life. I’m not a great reader of books; I’m not a great art lover. What I know is street life and street talk and football and drugs. I was probably the only songwriter in the entire world that hasn’t written a song about 9/11.

It’s unusual for you to write very personally. Did having an abusive father contribute to your reluctance to reveal yourself in song?

All the songs that I like, they’re not written by songwriters pulling the scabs off themselves. All John Lennon’s shit about his mother; I’m not interested in it, doesn’t mean anything to me. All these songs about personal torment, how can it? How can ‘Mother’ mean anything to anybody apart from John Lennon? It can’t, because he’s singing it about his mother, not mine. That’s just my perception of it. It’s never come out in my music ’cause (a) it’s nobody’s fucking business; and (b) it doesn’t make for great music. For instance, ‘Waterloo Sunset’; the sun setting at Waterloo Station belongs to everybody. The abusive father I had belongs to me. I really wouldn’t want to share that or put it into a song. Why waste that three minutes when you could be writing about the sun coming up in the morning?

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Beady Eye's Andy Bell Talks Past, Present And Future (Extended Version)














Listen to an extended interview with Beady Eye's Andy Bell who talks about his career past, present and future.

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On This Day In Oasis History...















The videos below are from December 12th 1995, when Oasis appeared on MTV's 'Ultimate Winter Vacation' in Aspen, Colorado.





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10 December 2013

Design For Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' And 'The Who'














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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend














Earlier this year The Coral frontman released the 11-track self-produced album ‘Love Undercover’ was released to critical acclaim. Paul Weller featured on "You've Got It All" and Noel Gallagher, a long time Coral fan, was spotted lapping it up at the London shows.

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Beady Eye's Andy Bell Talks Past, Present And Future














Listen to an interview with Beady Eye's Andy Bell who talks about his career past, present and future.

Click here to listen to the interview, skip to 3:11:45 into the show.

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West Bromwich Albion Players Busk To Oasis On The Streets Of Dublin














Christmas nights out can tend to get a bit on the pricey side, so Shane Long and his West Brom team-mates took to busking on the streets of Dublin to raise some pennies for their festive bash.

The Baggies players travelled to Ireland following their 2-0 defeat to Norwich at the weekend, where clearly boss Steve Clarke decided they would be punished for the loss by wearing some seriously garish get-ups.

But Long and co. were clearly happy to be seen out in their colourful attire as the striker, complete with guitar and backing vocalist Boaz Myhill, stood outside Dublin’s Temple Bar to perform an (actually not totally terrible) rendition of Oasis’ Wonderwall.


Source: www.metro.co.uk

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9 December 2013

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet















RA lets break the night with colour LEGEND x

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7 December 2013

The Pretty Green Desert Boot Is Back














The Pretty Green Desert Boot is back, available online right now in Black and Brown, take a closer look here.

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6 December 2013

Bid For A Genuine Oasis Platinum Disc By Bonehead, Liam Gallagher And More














This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a disc awarded to Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs for Platinum sales of Definitely Maybe, Whats the story Morning glory and Be here now.

Bonehead personally donated this disc after playing at the Royal Albert Hall on 18th October 2013 at A night for Jon Brookes. Jon was the drummer of The Charlatans and tragically died  after a long battle with a brain tumour.

Bonehead performed Live Forever and Columbia with Liam Gallagher for the first time since 1999 and also played the shows finale with Beady Eye and the Charlatans with a stunning rendition of My Sweet Lord

All proceeds from the night were donated to The Brain Tumour Charity. This charity relies completely on donations and and only around 2% is spent on research. Even more alarming is the fact that Brain Tumour cancers are the biggest killer of people under 40 in the UK.

The disc is signed by, Liam Gallagher, Bonehead, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock, Jay Mehler, Tim Burgess, Martin Blunt, Mark Collins, Tony Rogers and Pete Sailsbury. As each person signed the disc we took photo's, some of which are shown here.

All proceeds from the auction will go to The Brain Tumour charity in memory of Jon Brookes.

We will start the auction at 1p and there will be NO RESERVE so everyone has a chance.

The disc is on display for viewing at South City Music, 18 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire.

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Import duty will be paid by the winning bidder.

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On This Day In Oasis History















The video below is from December 6th 1994, when Oasis appeared on Later With Jools Holland.

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Noel Gallagher Praises Kanye West, Slams Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga And More













Noel Gallagher did not enjoy 2013 very much. "Fucking had a shit year," says the British guitarist and songwriter, formerly of Oasis, when Rolling Stone reaches him by phone. "All I've done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year. Can't wait until it's over."

The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Yes, it's been a quiet year for Gallagher, if someone like him can ever be said to have a truly quiet year. (His last shows were in the spring, including the Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig where he performed onstage with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of sometime arch-rivals Blur.) But the man is full of typically barbed opinions about what everyone else in music did over the past 12 months. Read on for Gallagher's uncensored thoughts on Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, David Bowie and much more – plus an update on what's next for his solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. "I don't think I'll ever take this much time off again," Gallagher says. "I can't wait to get back to work."

Do you think 2013 has been a good year for music, overall? 
It's been okay. There's been some catchy tunes, for sure. I think any year that David Bowie puts an album out has got to be a great year, eh?

So the Bowie album lived up to your expectations?
I thought at the time, and I still think now, that it's a fucking masterpiece. I love it. Nobody has the right to be that fucking good at this point in their career. Apart from Neil Young, all of the people that are in his league are basically fucking shit. Do you know what I mean?

Like who?
Well, I'm not going to start naming names! We all know who they are. But "Valentine's Day," that song is just fucking outrageous. There's at least three songs on there that you listen to them and immediately pick the guitar up and just think, "Fucking bastard! Why did I never write that?" I think it's some of the best stuff he's ever done. I'd give it 10 out of 10. I'd give it 11 out of 10, if I could.

The 100 Best Songs of 2013

Did you get a chance to talk to Bowie this year?
Me? [Laughs] Me, talk to David Bowie? Fucking hell, no. I've met him a couple of times down the years. But why would I get a chance to talk to David Bowie? Just, like, call him up? I don't think he's been in England. As soon as he lands in England, he's going to get taken to the Tower of London, and they're not going to let him out until he's done a gig, so I don't think he'll ever come back.

What else did you like this year? 
Half of the Arctic Monkeys record is really good. You know, the other half is like, "Eh, yeah" – but half of it is really fucking good. And I actually, for the first time ever, listened to a Kanye West record.

Oh, yeah? What did you think of that?
I'm not really a fan of his or anything like that. I don't really like that kind of modern hip-hop, whatever you call it. But somebody told me to watch this interview he did in England [with BBC DJ Zane Lowe], so I watched it, and I thought it was one of the best interviews I've ever seen. I fuckin' loved it! Especially the bit about the leather jogging pants or whatever he's going on about, fucking claiming he invented them.

I was at a party quite soon after that, and that track "Black Skinhead" came on. I didn't know who it was – like I said, I'm not wised up on that kind of shit. I was like, "What the fucking hell is this?" And turns out it's off that new album. So I got the album, and it's fucking great. I really like it. Particularly that track – it's fucking out there, do you know what I mean? It's got a great low-fi, punk vibe to it.

I'll tell you what's a great record. Have you heard that record by Disclosure?

Yeah, that's a good one.
That's fucking mega. I went to Glastonbury this year. It was my seventh time, and it was the best one I've ever been to. I saw Disclosure in the dance tent, and I thought they were truly fucking amazing. I love that record. It's got a really old-school fucking acid house vibe to it, which I really fucking like.

And what else? There's singles on British radio that I don't know what they're fucking called. I have no idea. I hear them when I'm getting my kids ready for school. As for what they're called? Fuck knows.

They all seem to be quite urban, though. There's not a lot of guitar music being played on national British radio, anyway. That being said, it does sound pretty good to me, some of it. I could sing you some songs, but I couldn't give you any titles or any artists. [Laughs]

Why do you think there aren't more new guitar bands making waves? 
Well, I don't think there's a lack of new guitar bands. I don't think that guitar music is any better or worse than it's ever been. There's just a lack of exposure to it. The game has shifted to shiny, urban pop, you know? It's like, back in the Nineties, when I was going, guitar music was the main thing in Britain or England. Now the focus has shifted to something else. But that's all right. You've got to find it yourself. It's kind of like going back to what alternative music was before Oasis ruined everything by being massive.

Let's talk about some of the other big records this year. What did you think of Daft Punk's big comeback album?
Well, I haven't heard the album. I'm not interested in the album. It's all about that song, isn't it? It's so effortless and brilliant and now. It's got everything. You just think, "Has this song always been around, or am I just hearing it for the first time?" It's fucking amazing.

My favorite act at this year's Glastonbury, when I went, was not the Rolling Stones, as great as they were; was not the Arctic Monkeys, as good as they were; was not Disclosure, as good as they were; but it was Chic. They were fucking mega. Absolutely out of this world. Unfortunately [Nile Rodgers] didn't play "Get Lucky," but what an amazing, amazing track.

What about "Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke? 
I don't mind it. It sounded good on the radio. Got a bit annoying after the five millionth time you've heard it. I think he's going to be a one-hit wonder, surely. It'll be like that guy who's done "Gangnam Style" – we'll never hear from him again.

How about Miley Cyrus? Are you a fan?
I think there's a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to – in inverted commas – "start the debate" about some old shit or other. Because, really, they're not very good. Do you know what I mean? We have it in England regularly, and you have it in the States. I feel bad for 'em. It's like, "Write a good song. Don't make a provocative video – write a good fucking song. That'll serve you better, I think." She was on TV recently, Miley Ray Cyrus, and it was just like, "What the fuck is all this about?" I don't know. It's a shame, because it puts all the other female artists back about fucking five years. Now, Adele and Emili Sande – that music, to me, is like music for fucking grannies, but at least it's got some kind of credibility.

It's just embarrassing. Be good. Don't be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, "Wow, fucking hell, that's outrageous!" But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it's just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That's all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I'd just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn't it?

I think that would be the preferable option there, yeah. 
Right. So, you know, I feel bad for the girls. The sisters are not doing it for themselves.

What do you think about Lady Gaga? 
Lady Gaga for me is all about that first album, because my daughter and my wife loved it. I've never heard of her since. What does that say? That speaks volumes, to me. She's another one. In fact, she's probably doing a shit on top of a boiled egg right now. And somebody will fucking freeze it and call it art.

Did you hear Arcade Fire's new album? 
I haven't heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?

Did you see that they've asked people to wear formal wear or costumes at their shows? [Ed. Note: Arcade Fire has clarified that this dress code is "super not mandatory."]
[Sighs] Well, what's the point of that? Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the shit disco that's coming out of the speakers. Because everybody's dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. "What was the gig like?" "I don't know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies." "Yeah, but what was the gig like?" "Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer." "Yeah, but what was the gig like?" "Fuck knows. I don't know. Seen Cheech and Chong, there, though." Not for me.

All right, maybe that's enough. You mentioned that you've been working on some new songs yourself lately – how's that going? 
It's great. That's the one saving grace of 2013, was that I really did write a lot of material. Apart from that it's been shit, to be honest.

Do you think you'll put out a new record next year?
No. I haven't started recording yet, so I was kind of going to see the rest of the year out and then kind of spend most of next year in the studio. I hope to do some recording in New York, because I've never done it before, and maybe on the off chance I might bump into David Bowie somewhere on the street, and get him to come down to the studio, dressed as an elf, and do a little mime while I'm putting an acoustic guitar track.

You know Bowie sings backup on one of Arcade Fire's new songs, right? 
Oh, that's a shame.

Would your new material still be released under the High Flying Birds name? 
I don't know if I'm going to keep that name or not. Probably will, it's such a fucking good name. I might change the Noel Gallagher bit – call it "Paul McCartney's High Flying Birds" and see if I sell any more tickets in America. [Laughs]

Source: www.rollingstone.com

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5 December 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from December 5th 1997, when Noel Gallagher was interviewed and performed 'Live Forever' on the Late Late Show in Dublin.





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Watch A Live Session From Beady Eye For Absolute Radio














Beady Eye came to Absolute Radio and played a live session for us, as part of our Christmas Sessions. Includes the tracks 'Iz Rite', 'Back After The Break', 'Off At The Next Exit' and 'Soul Love'.

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4 December 2013

Pretty Green's 'Teenage Cancer Trust' Guitar Badges Are Back In Stock












Check out Pretty Green's 'Teenage Cancer Trust' White Guitar badges here.

They are £3.99 each and have been created in collaboration with Jamie Hewlett to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Jamie Hewlett is an English comic book artist and designer famously known for being the co-creator of the comic Tank Girl and co-creator of the virtual band Gorillaz. He also created the now iconic logo for Teenage Cancer Trust's annual concert series at the Royal Albert Hall.

Proceeds from the sale of this badge go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Beady Eye Announce European Tour














Beady Eye have announced a number of tour dates across Europe, ticket details can be found here.





















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Big Day Out Replaces Blur With Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye












The troubled Big Day Out has added three bands to its 2014 line-up in the aftermath of Blur's shock withdrawal and an intriguing Britpop subplot has emerged.

Popular American alternative metallers Deftones and theatrical Swedish garage band The Hives join the line-up, but the biggest new name is Beady Eye.

The post-Britpop quartet is fronted by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and also features Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock, who are all former Oasis members.

Source: www.smh.com.au

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3 December 2013

Check Out The New Items From Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green














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2 December 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...















The videos below are from December 2nd 1995, when Oasis appeared on Later With Jools Holland.








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1 December 2013

Video: Beady Eye On Alan Carr's Chatty Man














Below is a video of Beady Eye performing 'Iz Rite' on Alan Carr's Chatty Man.


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On This Day In Oasis History...














On December 1st 2006, Oasis superfan Ben from Stockport won the prize of a lifetime to have Noel Gallagher play some songs in his own home.

Noel was on top form, cracking jokes and played acoustic versions of Half The World Away, The Importance Of Being Idle and Don't Look Back In Anger.

Watch the video here and see how it all went down...

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Gary Neville Says Noel Gallagher Tagged His Guitar With Manchester City Graffiti

Former Manchester United FC captain Gary Neville has said that Noel Gallagher once tagged his guitar with Manchester City FC graffiti.

The football legend reveals the story in a new documentary, The Class of '92, explaining that he sent his guitar to the former Oasis man so he could sign it, but that it came back to him with "MCFC" - Gallagher's team - written on it.

Speaking to Digital Spy about the incident, Neville explained that he still has the instrument. "Yes, at home," he said of the guitar's whereabouts. "I had it up on my wall at one point, in an apartment in Manchester. But then I took it down - I've not got anything on my walls now in terms of memorabilia."

He added: "I was a big Oasis fan, started learning the guitar for a few years and just sent it him one day. I got it back with that! Shouldn't have been surprised, really!"

Noel Gallagher recently rubbished claims that he will be taking part in an Oasis reunion. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Gallagher commented: "We are split up. You've heard that, haven't you? You must've heard... Yeah, so, ergo, band splits up, band is no more. There is no band. So, no, I won't be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won't be in it."

Noel's brother Liam told NME last year that he would be interested in "burying the hatchet for a lap of honour" for Oasis, who split in 2009 following a fight between the siblings before the Rock en Seine festival in Paris.

Source: www.nme.com

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30 November 2013

Listen To Beady Eye's Acoustic Session And More














Listen below to Beady Eye's acoustic session and interview that was broadcast earlier this week on XFM.





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Beady Eye, Muse, Foals And More Give Items To Be Sold In Aid Of Typhoon Victims














A host of bands including Beady Eye, Muse and Foals have donated special items to the Help 13 auction to raise money to help the survivors of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Among the list of items up for sale over the coming weeks include signed items by Suede and Pulled Apart By Horses as well as an exclusive collection of original artwork, collectible prints, signed singles and merchandise. The first auction begins today (November 29) and all money raised will go to the Oxfam Philippines Appeal.

Help Auction 13 was set up by Rebecca Vincent, a tattoo artist, who originally wanted to collect pieces from fellow artists and auction them off. Her husband, Pulled Apart By Horses drummer Lee Vincent suggested asking friends in bands to help too, which is when she enlisted the help of film-maker Charlotte Knight, who has worked with numerous bands.

"After the horrific effects of the recent typhoon in the Philippines, we called on friends and colleagues in the world of art and music to donate items and the response has been astounding," Rebecca Vincent said. "More people are getting in touch every day and the list of donations is growing and growing."

Pulled Apart By Horses' singer James Brown said: "Help Auction are helping people in this world that need help fast and now. So, to support something like this is beyond important to us and should also be for you."

Visit Help Auction 13's Facebook page here for more information.

Source: www.nme.com

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Kevin Shields Suspects Liam Gallagher Was Protected By Officials














My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields suspects Liam Gallagher was 'protected' by the British Establishment during his cocaine-fuelled wildman years in the 1990s.

Shields, who reformed the cult Irish band in 2007 following a 10-year split, hit headlines in October (13) when he urged bosses at the U.K.'s secret service MI5 to open classified files from two decades ago.

He believes there was a secret government agenda to "push" the Britpop movement, with Oasis frontman Gallagher and his brother Noel as its figureheads, and now he has suggested singer Liam was deliberately left alone at the height of his fame on the insistence of the powers-that-be.

Referring to reports suggesting Shields believes Britpop was a "conspiracy", he tells Uncut magazine, "I didn't say that. I said I'd love to see the MI5 files, but I wasn't imagining the files said, 'We must invent Sleeper'. It was more I'd imagine them going, 'Leave Liam Gallagher alone'."

Source: hollywood.com

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29 November 2013

Check Out The New Items From Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green














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28 November 2013

Another On This Day In Oasis History...













Below are a few videos from November 28th 2006, when Noel Gallagher played an acoustic show at the Le Cabaret Sauvage in Paris as part of the promotion for Stop The Clocks.

Performing in front of his smallest UK audience for years, Gallagher backed by Gem Archer on guitar and percussionist Terry Kirkbride, played a mixture of acoustic B-sides and album tracks.









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On This Day In Oasis History...














Let There Be Love" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth. Written by Noel Gallagher, it is the second Oasis song to feature Liam and Noel on lead vocals, the first being the B-Side "Acquiesce". It was released on November 28, 2005 as the third single from the album in the UK, and the second single in the US. It reached number two in the UK charts, capping a very successful year for the band. Many critics cited this song as proof that Oasis had returned to form we had seen in the mid-90's.

A demo for the track was recorded during demo sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. A bootleg of these demo sessions was leaked onto the Internet in early 2000. This track was given the unofficial title "It's A Crime" on many bootlegs as the track was unknown and unreferenced anywhere before then. The album version of the song is structurally almost exactly as the same as the demo with a slight change in melody in the part that Noel sings. The lyrics to the chorus remains intact, but the verses and bridge have totally rewritten lyrics.




















The single version of the song omits the second verse and chorus.



A second, Noel-sung demo was released on the "Let There Be Love" DVD single. It has the same lyrics as the album version, and in fact the album version takes some elements from the demo such as the piano. It was probably recorded sometime in 2003 or 2004, prior to the main Don't Believe the Truth recording sessions.

The video is a montage of some of Oasis' live shows during the summer of 2005 including clips of the gigs at Hampden Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. The clips don't actually show the band playing 'Let There Be Love'.

The song has only been played live once, on an Italian radio show in late 2005.

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Listen To Beady Eye's Session For XFM Later Today














You can listen to Beady Eye's session on XFM Presents with Ford SYNC tonight (28 November) from 7pm (UK Time).

To listen live, click here.

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