Noel Gallagher On Liam, Damon Albarn, Reunions And More
Noel on Liam, Damon Albarn, reunions, illegal substances, personal fortune and more.
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23 May 2013
22 May 2013
The theme of this year's World MS Day is young people with MS.
Taking place on May 29, this is a key annual event that raises awareness and funds for vital services.
MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 24 and 31.
It is is a life-long condition but is not terminal, and does not follow any particular pattern or set stages.
Most people live active and fulfiling lives despite the physical and emotional challenges. It is unique to the individual, and more than 8,000 people in Ireland live with MS.
MS Ireland will host a celebrity auction online at ms-society.ie and the public can bid for signed and framed images of artists, sports personalities and actors such as The Script, Imelda May, Brain O'Driscoll, Noel Gallagher, Primal Scream, Kodaline, Def Leppard, Damien Dempsey and Katie Taylor.
When it emerged that arty producer Dave Sitek was overseeing Liam Gallagher’s second post-Oasis effort, eyebrows were raised.
But the first Beady Eye album was so patchy that even Liam admitted it didn’t work – and getting Dave in has transformed them.
Liam actually sounds like he wants to be a singer again, and Dave’s experiments make for great psychedelic tunes.
Mystical chant Iz Rite is a highlight along with Face The Crowd, Liam’s best shouty rocker since Lyla.
Not everything works – there’s one too many ballads – but it proves Liam’s strongest when people are doubting him.
An album to BE proud of.
Daft Punk are predicted to break Oasis' record for the fastest selling album in UK chart history.
The band's new album 'Random Access Memories' is expected to beat the record currently held by 1997's 'Be Here Now', with bookies Paddy Power cutting the odds dramatically on the French duo's chances, according to Music Week. 'Be Here Now' sold 650,000 in its first week of sales, but 'Random Access Memories' has already scored the highest number of pre-sales for any dance album ever on Amazon. Paddy Power are giving 4/5 odds on the record outselling Oasis. The album is released tomorrow (May 17).
The LP has 7/1 odds of becoming the best-selling album in UK chart history by 2015.
A Paddy Power spokesperson said: "They might not have a catchy moniker like the 'Beliebers', but fans don't come much more passionate and excitable than Daft Punk enthusiasts so we're expecting big things for the French DJs next week. We only hope that the success doesn’t go straight to their helmets." Despite saying that they will not be touring the record, Paddy Power has odds of 5/2 on a world tour being announced by the end of the year.
Daft Punk are set for a fourth straight week at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart with their track 'Get Lucky', which has now sold more than 500,000 copies. The song has spent the past three weeks at Number One, and has already sold 49,000 copies since Sunday (May 12). The track is easily the French act's biggest selling UK single, overtaking their 2000 Number Two hit 'One More Time'.
21 May 2013
There are a limited number of Parlour Flames signed CD albums available from Tower Records.
Click here for more details, vinyl to follow soon.
20 May 2013
Head to www.myplaydirect.com/beady-eye for the chance to win the parka jacket Liam Gallagher wore on stage with Oasis at Finsbury Park in 2002.
18 May 2013
Beady Eye performing a live acoustic show at French radio station OUI FM yesterday. They played new single Second Bite Of The Apple and Start Anew.
17 May 2013
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher landed the outstanding song collection prize at the Ivor Novello Awards.Gallagher dedicated the award to his wife, who he says barely believes he writes them.
Click here to watch the video.
Noel Gallagher has said that David Beckham should take up songwriting now that he has retired from football.
The former England and Manchester United player confirmed that he will stop playing football at the end of this season having rejected a chance to continue playing with Paris St Germain into 2014. Speaking to ITV News about Beckham's next career move while at the Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 16), Gallagher said: "Songwriting".
He added: "He's had a great career and played for some of the most iconic clubs in world football. He could probably go into management one day, as long as it's not (Manchester) City."
The former Oasis member also said he "hated" Beckham when he played for United, but has since become friends with the sportsman. "I hated him when he played for United. Hated him. Hate. Proper hate. But luckily I met him when he'd left United and he's such a nice lad and he's a brilliant footballer."
Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Alt-J all picked up major awards at this year's Ivor Novellos in London with Gallagher collecting the award for Outstanding Song Collection, which was presented to him by Kinks singer Ray Davies. The former Oasis member thanked "my publishers, who I've only just met after 20 years – Sony, apparently," to guffaws of laughter from the industry audience. He dedicated the award to his wife, who, he said, once told him she'd never seen him write any songs. "This is proof that I do," he said.
Noel Gallagher says he won't be doing much more new music anytime soon...and who he gets star struck by - at the Ivor Novello awards 2013 at London's Grosvenor House.
It looks like Noel Gallagher won't be penning any material for One Direction in the near future.
When asked whether he would consider writing for the band, the former Oasis guitarist said: "No. You'd do it for the money and I've got enough money."
Noel also took time out at The Ivor Novello Awards to have a pop at programmes like the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, saying they were "just TV" and "had nothing to do with music".
Massive Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher has told Absolute Radio's Tania Snuggs that he was 'shocked' at the recent sacking of manager Roberto Mancini saying 'it was a bit harsh,' at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, in central London.
The former Oasis star and High Flying Birds frontman - who was awarded an Ivor Novello award recognising his outstanding song collection - admitted he didn't always find songwriting easy.
Noel said: "It can be frustrating. I start a lot of songs and finish just about enough to make an album every now and again. So it can be frustrating. The words for me are frustrating.
"But I don't think I'd ever stoop to being that much of a scoundrel to be a co-writer with anyone. I hate that. They should write their own songs."
Noel was given a standing ovation as he accepted his award and thanked "everyone who has ever played on one of my songs".
And dedicating the award award to his wife Sarah, he described a recent conversation they had in which he said he wanted to turn the garage of their new home into a "creative space" to write songs.
"And she said to me 'I've never seen you writing songs'."
Holding the trophy he said: "If any more proof were needed."
He accepted the award from Kinks star Ray Davies, who joked: "I don't know why I'm here. I haven't done anything to help this man's career at all."
Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher has hit out at Manchester City's decision to sack manager Roberto Mancini.
The Italian oversaw Premier League triumph last season and also brought the FA Cup to the Etihad Stadium in2011, the club's first major trophy in 34 years, but was fired on Monday after failing to meet his targets for the campaign.
"He obviously didn't get on with a lot of people but I thought it was harsh," Gallagher told Absolute Radio at the Ivor Novello Awards.
"I think they should have given him another year. I was shocked, I've got to say."
The outspoken Mancunian, who in in July 2012 launched the club's new kit, added: "When you own the club and you've got to go you've got to go and that's it.
"He obviously didn't get on with a lot of people but I was a bit shocked.
"[Manuel] Pellegrini seems to have got the job," he concluded of the Chilean, who is expected to be unveiled at the Etihad Stadium before long.
Noel Gallagher was so happy to be at the Ivor Novellos rather than across town at the Wembley shindig.
The former Oasis star won the Outstanding Song Collection gong at yesterday’s ceremony.
Asked why he liked being at the awards, which took place at the Grovesnor hotel, he said: “There aren’t any clowns like One Direction here.
“It’s not about what clothes you wear or how nimble you are or who you are s******g.
“It’s about the songs. Songs last forever. You can have that lyric.”
And having won one of the biggest gongs of the afternoon Noel vowed he would never be a songwriter for hire.
He dedicated his prize to wife Sara, saying: “When we bought a house in London I told my wife I wanted to convert the garage to a creative space. She said, ‘What for?’ I said, ‘To write songs.’ She said, ‘I’ve never seen you write a song.’ So this is for her.”
16 May 2013
Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris also among those to take home gongs.
Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Alt-J have picked up major awards at this year's Ivor Novellos in London.
Gallagher collected the award for Outstanding Song Collection, which was presented to him by Kinks singer Ray Davies, and thanked "my publishers, who I've only just met after 20 years – Sony, apparently," to guffaws of laughter from the industry audience. He dedicated the award to his wife, who, he said, once told him she'd never seen him write any songs. "This is proof that I do," he said.
Asked on the red carpet why he wanted to attend the ceremony earlier, Gallagher had replied: "Because they don't let clowns like One Direction in, so it must be a good one."
The Maccabees, meanwhile, won Best Contemporary Song for 'Pelican', which was presented to them by Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield. "It's a nice way to close the last record, coming to this and winning the award," said the band's Rupert Jarvis afterwards. "We're actually in the process of writing the next record, so this is a nice way to take a day off." Asked what the band would do with their five awards, frontman Orlando Weeks told NME they intend to Sellotape them all together to make "a totem pole of Ivors for our studio". The band beat Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Alt-J's 'Fitzpleasure' to the award.
Alt-J won the Album Award for 'An Awesome Wave', which was presented to the band – minus absent singer Joe Newman – by Lily Allen. Speaking afterwards, they said they were celebrating the album's second win (after the Mercury Prize) by dubbing the achievement "El double-o". "We expected the album to be a cult thing that some blogs might pick up on, so to be recognised with an award like this is incredible," said the band's Gus Unger-Hamilton. With a gig at Brixton Academy to play tonight, the band said they'd be remaining teetotal for the rest of the ceremony. Asked how they'd celebrate, Thom Green said, "Jelly and ice cream." The other nominees were Ben Howard's 'Every Kingdom' and Lianne La Havas' 'Is Your Love Big Enough'.
Other big winners included the ubiquitous Emeli Sande, who picked up the prizes for Most Performed Work and Best Song Musically And Lyrically. Calvin Harris picked up the award for Songwriter Of The Year, who said in his acceptance speech that he had a vivid dream last night that he was heckled by Brian Enough. He also said, "Like my lyrics, I'm going to keep this speech brief and repetitive". He went on to describe the award as "the greatest achievement of my entire life".
The industry-focused awards, hosted by radio DJ Paul Gambaccini and now in their 58th year, are currently taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Other guests include Chris Martin, who presented International Achievement award to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. The pair jokingly argued onstage about which of them has the most beautiful wife.
Noel says exclusive guestlist at songwriting awards marks it as superior.
Noel Gallagher has said that the Ivor Novello Awards are more prestigious as they do not invite pop acts like One Direction.
The former Oasis member and now solo star is at the annual songwriting awards, which is being held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel today (May 16). Speaking to NME on the red carpet, Gallagher was asked why he came to the awards to which he replied: "Because clowns like One Direction aren't invited, so it must be a good one."
Noel Gallagher makes his latest appearance on talkSPORT to give his reaction to Roberto Mancini's sacking as Manchester City manager.
Mancini, who led City to the Premier League title last season and FA Cup success in 2011, was shown the door on Monday after failing to win a trophy this term.
"Having won the Premier League and the FA Cup, he probably deserved another crack at it, but reading some of the stuff in the papers it would seem like he has lost the dressing room," said Gallagher.
Click here to listen to the interview.
Lyla is a song by the English rock band Oasis. The song was released on May 16th 2005 as the first single from the band's sixth album Don't Believe the Truth.
The song was written by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who has varyingly described the track as "specifically designed for pogoing", "annoyingly catchy", and the "poppiest thing since Roll with It".
Gallagher says that the song existed in an early form as a song called Sing and dated from the Heathen Chemistry-era. He also says that the title for the final song should have been Smiler, but was changed seeing as guitarist Gem Archer's previous band, Heavy Stereo, also had a song called "Smiler".
Sony's insistence that it should be released as the first single from the album has helped to fuel the tension between the band and their record label, which has led to Oasis not renewing their contract with the record label following the release of Don't Believe the Truth.
Lyla became the band's seventh UK number one when it reached top spot in its first week of release. The song also debuted at #31 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and has reached #19 since then. It is the first Oasis song to appear on any US singles chart since 2000 when Go Let It Out hit number 14 on the Modern Rock chart.
Noel has also joked with the fact that the Lyla in the song is actually the sister of the Sally mentioned in the Oasis single Don't Look Back in Anger. Also, he had said that the song is a "love song", being about Sally Cinnamon's sister.
Originally claiming that he wasn't very fond of the song, Noel has said that Lyla "isn't even the fifth best track on the album". The song had existed as a demo since the early recording sessions for the album but was all but forgotten until practically the last minute. However, on the Lock the Box feature on the Stop the Clocks, Noel admitted that he "didn't realise how good it was until [we] played it live," and admitted he loved the "guitars, the drums, and the vocals" of the song.
When performing on the UK music chart show Top of the Pops, Liam, who was forced to mime to the music, made no secret of the fact, walking away from the microphone with his mouth closed mid-way through lines that he was supposedly 'singing'. It would be Liam's last performance on the programme before its demise in late 2006. However, Noel and the rest of the band would return in August 2005 to perform The Importance of Being Idle and later in 2009 to perform their last ever released single Falling Down.
Lyla was covered by the Foo Fighters during a performance at BBC Studios.
The song is included on Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks. It is also included in FIFA 06 as a track.
CD RKIDSCD 29
"Lyla" (Noel Gallagher) - 5:12
"Eyeball Tickler" (Gem Archer) - 2:47
"Won't Let You Down" (Liam Gallagher) - 2:48
7" RKID 29
"Lyla" (Noel Gallagher) - 5:12
"Eyeball Tickler" (Gem Archer) - 2:47
DVD RKIDSDVD 29
"Lyla" - 5:14
"Lyla" (demo) - 5:29
"Can You See It Now?" (Documentary) - 9:22
The DVD also contains a hidden piece about new drummer Zak Starkey. The video lasts for 1:16 and is accessed by highlighting the word 'Credits' on the main menu, then pressing right until you see the name Zak appear. Then press 'Play' or 'Enter' to view the video.