20 December 2014

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Ballad Of The Mighty I' Will Be Available Next Month

'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' next single will be the 'Ballad Of The Mighty I' and available on January 13, 2015 according to AMAZON.COM.

The track features Johnny Marr who spoke earlier this year about the track "He contacted me and said he had a song that he'd be happy for me to play on," Marr says. "I accpeted, 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."

Asked how the album sounds, Marr continues: "It's really good. What I heard of it was very melodic, some of it pretty rocking too, and fans are going to really like it. He doesn't do things he doesn't think are great. And his singing is really good on the album."

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JMRS & Andy Bell 'Only A Feeling' Is Now Available On iTunes

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19 December 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...

"Whatever" is a single by British rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was released on December 19th 1994 as a stand-alone single bridging the gap between Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe, and their second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. "Whatever" entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, their first single to enter the top 5. The strings were played by the London Session Orchestra, arranged by Nick Ingham and Noel Gallagher.

The song joins the infectious pop-rock melodies of Definitely Maybe with the more sophisticated lyrics of (What's the Story) Morning Glory, preaching universal tolerance and the acceptance of all ideas and beliefs in a typically straightforward, Mancunian way. The first lines ("I'm free to be whatever I/Whatever I choose/And I'll sing the blues if I want") may have been Noel's reaction to his father's insistence that he join the building trade.

"Whatever" was released as a contender for the coveted position of Christmas #1, 1994
It is a testament to Noel Gallagher's all-conquering self confidence that he should predict "Whatever"'s success before he was even given a record contract, saying "In the beginning, there was a masterplan, to the extent that I knew that 'Whatever,' one of the first songs I ever wrote, would be a Christmas Top Five hit, but I think anyone who heard the song could have told you that."

When Oasis performed the song for Top of the Pops, they mimed and one of the cello players from the symphony was replaced by Bonehead, who clearly had no idea how his instrument is supposed to be played. Towards the end of the song, he gave up the pretense and started using the bow to conduct. A woman plays his rhythm guitar. The song was introduced by Damon Albarn of Blur who would later famously feud with Oasis. As Albarn introduced the song, the Gallagher brothers made hand gestures behind him, which only served to heighten the feud between the bands.

"Whatever" has been performed live by Oasis many times, sometimes with the ambitious symphony which accompanies the single version, sometimes without. They often end live versions of the song with lyrics adapted from the Beatles song "Octopus's Garden." They have also been known to add the lines "All the young blues....carry the news...", in reference to the Mott the Hoople song "All The Young Dudes". The "blues" are the fans of the Gallaghers' beloved Manchester City F.C.. At their famous performances at Knebworth in August 1996, the song was accompanied throughout by harmonica player Mark Feltham and is generally regarded by fans as one of the highlights of their set.

The B-Sides of "Whatever" were quite famous as well. One of them, "Slide Away" was already featured on their debut album, Definitely Maybe. The other two - "(It's Good) To Be Free" and "Half the World Away" - were later featured on The Masterplan, a collection of Oasis's best b-sides. "Slide Away" and "Half the World Away" would also be featured on Oasis' 2006 "best of" album Stop the Clocks, although "Whatever" itself was not included.

'Whatever' spent a total of 50 weeks in the UK Singles chart, more than any Oasis single to date.

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18 December 2014

Andy Bell's Ride To Play Intimate Show For War Child

Ride, Bastille and Duran Duran will play intimate shows to benefit the international charity in the tenth year of its fundraising Passport:Back To The Bars shows.

Acts like The Cure, Amy Winehouse and Elbow have played War Child's Passport:Back To The Bars shows in the past, and now the first acts of the 2015 line-up have been announced.

Andy Bell and Mark Gardener from reunited shoegaze band Ride will play an acoustic set for a small group of fans, in the run-up to the group's sold-out series of shows in the summer.

Bastille have also been confirmed for the bill, while 1980s popstars Duran Duran will also do a show in the capital in aid of the charity.

The shows will take place in Manchester and London, in small venues of no more than 300 people. Further acts and details will be announced early in January.

Duran Duran’s John Taylor said: “Thousands of children...are often being denied education and other basic human rights. We are looking forward to performing an exclusive event in London this coming February, in support of War Child and the important work they do in the regions where these children are suffering."

You can register for information here .

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

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Noel Gallagher Embarrasses Daughter In Front Of One Direction's Harry Styles

Noel Gallagher may remain one of the most achingly cool rockers of all time.

But that doesn't stop him from being a seriously embarrassing dad, as 14-year-old daughter Anais found out the moment they came face to face with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles.

Noel, 47, couldn't help himself when it came to exposing his model daughter's teenage crush when they ran into the pop star at a cafe recently.

Anais - who Noel had with ex-wife Meg Matthews - is a big fan of the X Factor-formed band but she was left mortified after her dad intervened when they first met.

The teen beauty, who signed with select models when she was 11, told Grazia magazine: 'Harry seems really nice. I was in a cafe once and Harry came in. I'd been joking that I'd probably wet myself if 1D walked in.

'So my dad started kicking me under the table and shouted, "Are you going to wet yourself now?" I literally died.'

It seems that in Anais' opinion, Harry and the band can rock it better than Oasis after she saw them perform the Take Me Home tour in 2011 and tweeted: 'best night ever xx loved it truly rocked it better than my dad noel Gallagher thanks @Harry_Styles for arranging it,'

Though Oasis rocker Noel previously said that band members Harry, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were 'f***ing idiots' and snubbed the boys at the Brit Awards where they were politely told to f**k off.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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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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17 December 2014

Tabloid Alert: Liam Gallagher Getting 'Rare' Guitar For Christmas

Liam Gallagher is reportedly receiving a rare Gretsch guitar from his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther for Christmas.

The former Oasis star is reportedly set to receive the gift, an iconic Gretsch electric variety, from his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther, who is said to have ''put a lot of work'' into finding the perfect present for her rocker beau.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Liam has been spending a lot of time playing his guitar recently and Debbie knows how much a rare Gretsch would mean to him.

''It's a US company but there are dealers and private sellers here.

'She's put a lot of work into sourcing the right one for him.''

However, it appears Liam, 42, won't be showing off his guitar skills with the thoughtful gift any time soon.

The 'Wonderwall' hitmaker - who also fronted Beady Eye until their split in October - has previously slammed ''idiotic'' musicians for playing their own guitars on stage and insisted he would ''rather eat [his] own s**t'' than do the same
In 2011, he said: ''I'd rather eat my own s**t than play my guitar on stage. I hate when singers do that, and even more so when frontmen do it. It looks idiotic.''

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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Vote For Oasis, Liam And Noel Gallagher At The NME Awards

Oasis, Liam and Noel Gallagher have been nominated in various categories in the NME Awards, Click here to vote (Login Required).

Best Track
Future Islands – 'Seasons (Waiting On You)'
Jamie T – 'Zombie'
Jungle – 'Busy Earnin''
Kasabian – 'Eez-Eh'
Noel Gallagher – 'In The Heat Of The Moment'
Royal Blood – 'Little Monster'

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
Dave Grohl
Kate Bush
Noel Gallagher
Russell Brand
Taylor Swift

Reissue Of The Year
Led Zeppelin – 'Led Zeppelin II'
Manic Street Preachers – 'The Holy Bible'
Oasis – 'Definitely Maybe'
Pixies – 'Doolittle'
Public Enemy – 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back'
Smashing Pumpkins – 'Adore'

Best Band Social Media
?uestlove's Twitter
Alana Haim's Twitter
Albert Hammond Jr's Twitter
Fat White Family's Facebook
Liam Gallagher's Twitter
Slaves' Facebook

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Tickets On Sale Now For 'This Feeling' New Year’s Eve Shows

Libertines legend Carl Barât & his new band The Jackals are to see in 2015 by playing two tiny New Year’s Eve This Feeling club night shows at The Macbeth in Hoxton and the Amersham Arms in New Cross.

The band will initially take to the stage at the Amersham Arms in South London around 10pm before hot-footing it across London to Hoxton’s 300-capacity The Macbeth North London for a second show after midnight.

Carl Barât said of the This Feeling NYE shows “I’ve always had a thoroughly enjoyable night DJing at The Macbeth and Amersham Arms so I’m chuffed that the fellows at This Feeling and Jack Daniel’s are letting me and the Jackals play at both venues on New Year’s Eve. It will be a great way start to 2015.”

Tickets £25 adv / £30 door (very limited) | 8pm - 4am | rest of the line up to be announced Dec 1st

**Tickets go on sale now!

info & advance tickets www.thisfeeling.co.uk

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16 December 2014

Check Out These Oasis Gnomes

Oasis and The Ramones have been turned into gnomes by a UK-based company.

Andrew McDermid and Charlie Boyle, who last year released gnome versions of The Stone Roses, have returned for 2014 with "Ranomes" and "Definitely Gnomey".

"‘We knew Liam, Bonehead etc loved the Gnome Roses, so we sent a set to everyone in the band," said McDermid, who toured with Oasis in 1994 as a member of Whiteout.

"Definitely Gnomey were born to allow the feisty Manchester rockers to share the same kudos as their legendary counterparts. Bonehead was even offering us tips on how to use social media to best effect, advising that the Gnome Roses should have their own Twitter account."

In a statement issued by the pair, McDermid added: "We spent all of last year turning band names into their equivalent gnome versions. But we didn’t want to take it too far, make ‘gnome’ mistake! Ranomes were the natural choice for us, because they were distinctive enough, and have that unmistakable iconic look.

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Source: www.nme.com

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14 December 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...

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

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13 December 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...

The video below is from December 13th 1995, when Noel Gallagher was interviewed and performed on Much Music in Toronto, Canada on Much Music.

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Andy Bell To DJ At Free Event In London

Andy Bell will DJ at a free event in London on December 15th, click here for more details.

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Noel Gallagher Blames Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian And Bastille For The State Of English Music

Noel Gallagher has spoken about the lack of working-class voices in contemporary music, suggesting the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian have made no impact in terms of encouraging any new “noise coming from the council estates”.

During an interview for the BBC Master Tapes show, via NME, a member of the audience questioned the Oasis founder about the health of the current British music scene. “You only have to look at the charts, what happened at the end of the 90s, all those bands used to be in the top 10, like us, Manics, Pulp, the Verve, Suede and Blur, and I think bands like that have been marginalised and sidelined,” he said. “There’s X Factor and all that kind of thing, but you name me the last great band that came out of this country? There’s not really been any great bands in the last 10 years.”

Specifically lamenting the lack of exciting bands (adding that One Direction were “not a band” but a group), Gallagher said that Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian had done little in the last decade to expand the variety of musicians operating in an increasingly middle-class music industry: "Shame on those two bands for a start because they didn’t inspire anybody else. The working classes have not got a voice any more. There doesn’t seem to be a noise coming from the council estates, you know what I mean?

I’d have eaten Bastille alive in an afternoon in the 90s, one interview, destroyed, gone, never to be heard of again. Easy, had ’em for breakfast. My bass player summed it up – we’re constantly saying: ‘Where is the next band coming from?’ and he rightly says: ‘Never mind the band, where are the people?’”

Gallagher added: “When I first started I wanted to get in the charts and wreck it, like stamp Phil Collins out and Wet Wet Wet, they’ve got to go, and all that 80s gear, we don’t need that any more. I don’t see anything from the working class, I just don’t see it.”

The musician’s recent statements echo his comments from a 2013 interview in weekly men’s magazine Shortlist, claiming that it was only the “middle-class” bands that refused to play at Teenage Cancer Trust gigs taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The new album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chasing Yesterday, is released in March.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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Listen Again To Noel Gallagher On Steve Lamacq

Steve welcomes his Britpop pal Noel Gallagher to the studio, for a very special Christmas co-host. Noel is parting with presents in the form of tracks which have influenced him over the years.

Expect the pair to bring Christmas cheer to one and all as they get nostalgic about the nineties, talk through Noel's new High Flying Birds album and there will obviously be the question about an Oasis reunion.

It's one hour of uninterrupted Gallagher anecdotes which can only be found here on 6 Music.

Noel joins the show at 54:00. into the broadcast, click here to listen.

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