1 February 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














On February 1st 2000, Oasis performed Sunday Morning Call and Who Feels Love at the MTV Studios in London, England.


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31 January 2015

Noel Gallagher On Producing Work More Boring Than James Blunt













Noel Gallagher has dismissed the idea of drawing from his own life when looking for songwriting inspiration, saying such a strategy would produce work "more boring than James Blunt".

Gallagher was talking to BBC Radio 2 DJ Edith Bowman (who was filling in for Dermot O'Leary) earlier this afternoon (January 31) about his forthcoming album 'Chasing Yesterday', and described the set as lacking a cohesive narrative.

When asked if he considered writing about his own experiences, Gallagher said: "If I wrote songs about my own life, they would be more boring than James Blunt. If that's at all possible, which we all know, of course, it's not."

The former Oasis guitarist was also asked if he had allowed himself to reflect on the past when the band's debut album 'Definitely Maybe' celebrated its 20 year anniversary last year.

"It's an amazing thing to have been involved in a band that people took to their hearts," said Gallagher, who went on to reveal he gets asked about the possibility of an Oasis reunion at least twice a week. Paraphrasing his response to fans who ask, he said: "I never got to see The Beatles, and I'm a bigger fan of The Beatles than you are of my band."

Speaking to NME for his recent cover story, Gallagher described 'Chasing Yesterday' as being full of "songs that make you kind of punch in the air while crying a little bit".

Source: www.nme.com

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Noel Gallagher On Recording His New Album, Song-Writing, Manchester City And More












Listen to Noel Gallagher talk to Edith Bowman on BBC Radio 2 about recording his new album 'Chasing Yesterday', song-writing, Manchester City and more click here to listen.

Skip to 14:20 to listen to the interview.

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Noel Gallagher On His New Album, Oasis, Ed Sheeran And More














Listen or download Noel Gallagher's interview with Today FM here, just scroll down the page.

He talks about his new album, Oasis, Ed Sheeran and more.

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Noel Gallagher Is On Radio 2 Later Today














Tune into Radio 2 at 15:00 (UK Time) later today as Edith Bowman will be chatting to Noel Gallagher.

Listen to the show live here.

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Additional Stock Added To Pretty Green's 60% Off Sale














Pretty Green's AW14 Sale continues with further reductions, enjoy up to 60% off selected items in store and at www.prettygreen.com.

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30 January 2015

Win The Chance To Interview Noel Gallagher And Tickets To His Gig In Milan














EVER WANTED TO INTERVIEW NOEL GALLAGHER & WIN A TRIP TO A EUROPEAN GIG? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE!

This is a call out to all fans with aspirations to be music journalists, reporters and interviewers.

We want one of you to interview Noel face to face!

Your interview will be used in Noel’s official tour programme, and the video (professionally edited) will be posted worldwide on his social networks and website. And that’s not all. The winner and a friend will travel to Italy to see Noel's show in Milan on Saturday 14th March!

Here's what you have to do:

1.Make a video which gives us a feel for your interview technique. The video should be no longer than 3 minutes and hosted, unlisted on YOUTUBE. We need the unlisted link please.

2. Submit 15 questions you think would be suitable for this interview. Here's a tip: Questions need to be relevant to the tour program, so make sure the focus leans towards Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and live performances.

3. Attach any past interview work you've done, which shows us your skills. Please note however, we're not looking for a professional journalist, and if you're associated with any publications we will not be able to pick you.
Email the above to noelgallagherinterviewcomp@gmail.com. Your email must arrive no later than 4PM GMT on FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2015.

Here are the rules:
- The competition is open to fans over the age of 16, located in Europe, who are not professional, full time journalists.
- Entrants must be available and able to travel to London on the 12TH FEBRUARY to conduct the interview.
- We will pay for the winner's travel to and from London for the interview (within Europe).
- The winner's trip to Milan will include return flights inside of Europe, a hotel room for 1 night based on 2 sharing and 2 tickets to the gig. We cannot provide any expenses or travel costs outside of this.
- There is a chance we may want to use your Youtube submissions for promotional purposes around the competition. In submitting them you are agreeing to these terms.
- All content created during the interview belongs to Sour Mash Records.
- The winner will be chosen by Sour Mash Records.
- Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a runner-up selected by the same judges.
-Proof of identity and age, plus passport details (for travel) must be made available by the winner.
Good Luck!

Source: Noel Gallagher's Official Facebook Page

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29 January 2015

'Noel Gallagher Says That 'The Mexican' Wasn't Originally Included On His New Album 'Chasing Yesterday













Noel Gallagher has said that 'The Mexican' wasn't going to be on his new album 'Chasing Yesterday' but was added to lighten the mood a bit.

He told the current issue of the NME "On the original running order 'The Mexican' wasn't on the album, but I felt it needed something there to lighten the mood a bit. That and 'In The Heat Of The Moment' were the two most throwaway things on the record, and thats what I want there".

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release 'Chasing Yesterday' in March, watch the video for current single 'Ballad Of The Mighty I' below.


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A Few Lyrics From Noel Gallagher's New Album 'Chasing Yesterday'














This week's NME has a few lyrics from tracks from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds new album 'Chasing Yesterday' the album is released in March.

"The girl with the X-ray eyes, she's going to see through my disguise". On 'Girl With The X-Ray Eyes'.

"I tried my best to get there but I can't afford the bus fair". On 'The Dying Of The Light'.

"Out of the blue I heard a angel say, 'Give me your soul and I'll be on my way". On 'The Right Stuff'.

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Noel Gallagher Says Paul Weller Is Always The First To Hear Anything He Records














Noel Gallagher has told the NME that Paul Weller is always first to hear anything he records as he's a "devourer of new music".

He said "He always the first to hear anything I do because he's a devourer of new music. When I finish anything he's like, 'Let's hear it, f*cking hell, let's hear it".

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release 'Chasing Yesterday' in March Noel plays acoustic, electric and bass guitars, the mellotron, Piano and an electric washboard on various tracks.

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28 January 2015

Noel Gallagher Says Bits Of New His New Album Sound Like Oasis













Noel Gallagher has said that bits from his new album 'Chasing Yesterday' sound like his former band Oasis.

He told the NME "Theres a bit of 'Talk Tonight' in the acoustic intro to 'Riverman', a string section in 'The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes' that recalls 'The Masterplan' and a drum break in the same song that's almost 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. Then 'Lock All The Doors', which was almost an Oasis song, kicks in like 'Morning Glory' did.

On 'Lock All The Doors' he said  "We used to do it before we signed. I don't really think we played it live, but when I wrote it was 1992 or 1993, and the reason it got bumped off 'Definitely Maybe' was I was writing songs so fast it just got left behind".

'Chasing Yesterday' is released in March.

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Noel Gallagher Says Johhny Marr Is F*cking Amazing And He's Got The Funk














Noel Gallagher has said that Johnny Marr added funk to his new track 'Ballad Of The Mighty'.

Noel told the current issue of the NME“I tried to get him on the last record because there’s a bit in ‘AKA … What a Life!’ that I thought needed a bit of funk, and he’s got the funk, but he couldn't do it, so I had to do it. And I was embarrassed doing it because I haven't got the funk. On 'Ballard Of The Mighty I', obviously the outro is all him. He's not in the fore or the background, but he's f*cking amazing, what a dude. What's even more annoying about him is, he's been around on the scene and in the game since the pyramids and he's still only f*cking 18 months older than I am". (Actually it's four years).


The track is from Noel's new Album 'Chasing Yesterday' that is released in March.

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Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn And Matt Bellamy Are On The Front Of This Weeks NME












From Paul Weller's wisdom to Johnny Marr's wizardry, The Chief guides us through 10 things you need to know about 'Chasing Yesterday'.



















The magazine is on newsstands now and available digitally.

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Pretty Green: New Arrivals And Items Back In Stock














Pretty Green's have added a number of new arrivals check them out here, a small number of items are now back in stock here.

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Noel Gallagher Wants The Rubberbandits As His Backing Band














Noel Gallagher has declared that he wants the Rubberbandits to be his backing band.

Gallagher was being interviewed on the Dermot and Dave show on Today FM this afternoon when he unexpectedly announced an affection for the Limerick rappers.

The singer – who’s currently touring with his latest act High Flying Birds - told the interviewers "I would like to have those guys the Rubberbandits as my backing band. I just stumbled across one of their things on the internet, and God it made me laugh so hard".

Pressed for further detail, Gallagher added "I like their song about Danny Dyer".

The rappers have yet to respond to Gallagher’s offer.

During the interview, Gallagher also said that anyone who claims not to like U2′s The Joshua Tree was a “liar”.

Source: www.the42.ie

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Noel Gallagher On His New Album 'Chasing Yesterday'













Noel Gallagher has said that his new album 'Chasing Yesterday' is full of "songs that make you kind of punch in the air while crying a little bit".

The description of the record, which is released on March 2, features in a list of 10 things to know about 'Chasing Yesterday' which features in this week's issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally.

Speaking about the album, Gallagher said that triumphant yet emotional songs are what he feels "most comfortable writing". He added: "It's the Irish in me, that's what we do. We're never happy. We rage joy. Even 'Some Might Say', for instance, is a very melancholic Irish kind of anthem."

Gallagher also said that he had to recruit Johnny Marr to appear on 'Ballad of The Mighty I' because he doesn't have "the funk" like Marr does. "I tried to get him on the last record because there's a bit in 'AKA...What A Life!' that I thought needed a bit of funk, and he's got the funk, but he couldn't do it, so I had to do it. And I was embarrassed doing it because I haven't got the funk."

Source: www.nme.com

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Noel Gallagher Is "Embarrassed" He Can't Drive













Noel Gallagher is "embarrassed" he can't drive.

The 47-year-old musician feels ashamed that he is yet to passing his driving test despite nearly reaching the age of 50, but also often feels relieved he doesn't have to endure the stress of being behind the wheel.

He told Q magazine: "When I was first in Oasis and they started sending limousines. I thought, 'This is the life.'

"But coming here today, sitting in the back of a car, I thought, 'How can I not drive? I am nearly 50. That's f***ing embarrassing.'

"But then something will happen on the road, and I'll think, 'Thank God I don't drive, because I would have definitely killed that bloke.' "

While Noel cannot drive to the shops himself, he is not a fan of shopping online for goods unlike his wife Sara MacDonald, because he needs to physically see and touch the products he is purchasing.

The former Oasis guitarist explained: "What does she expect me to do? Ocado? My missus uses Ocado, but I'm not having it. The whole ethos of shopping online is wrong. Maybe it's a working class thing, but you've got to hold it in your hands."

Noel releases 'Chasing Yesterday', his second album with his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, in March.

Source: Bang Showbiz

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














IGNORE THE BULLSHIT INDUSTRY-MANUFACTURED LISTS - THIS IS REAL TALENT DESTINED FOR BIG THINGS IN 2015 PLAYING LONDON & MANCHESTER THIS MONTH!

'London's most rock 'n' roll night out' and 'where to see future next big things in advance' The Evening Standard

Manchester Night & Day / London Amersham Arms (Sat 31st January)



For nearly a decade now we've been told by "those in the know" that guitar bands are coming back. Yawn. Guitar bands have never gone away, certainly not at THIS FEELING who've has been fighting the corner for the best emerging talent around for 8 years and counting. Real artists and real rock and roll passion is what matters to This Feeling. Just ask Alan McGee 'This Feeling is the best club in the UK for rock'n'roll music and they're doing a great job of highlighting and supporting new bands. They believe in UK guitar music and are doing all they can to get it out there'.

Still recovering from a massive NYE with Carl Barat & The Jackals, the UK's most infamous club night and rock star hangout, THIS FEELING, now in association with Jack Daniel's and XFM, kicks off the new year in London and Manchester with TEN brilliant acts they're tipping to do damage in 2015.

This Feeling, now an established tastemaker with a stellar reputation for putting the best new bands on first, listen up...this is no list drawn up by industry big-wigs for industry big-wigs, this is rock n roll, this is real...

WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM…

ALIAS KID
Great new Manchester band managed by legendary Creation Records boss Alan McGee. Everyman melodies, eclectic influences and real strut and a swagger.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/367-alias-kid/

ASYLUMS
Southend's indie rock superstars in the making. Full-throttle grunge power pop, like Nirvana crossed with Blur.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/379-asylums/

BILLY LOCKETT
Northampton-born YouTube sensation with a truly mesmeric voice. Intelligent, lyrically elegant music with knowing nods to bands like Radiohead and Massive Attack.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/388-billy-lockett/

THE BULLETPROOF BOMB
Rapidly rising Surrey youngsters with riotous riffs, punchy choruses with loads of laddish charm.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/376-the-bulletproof-bomb/

THE JACQUES
Timeless guitar pop full of that unmistakable British charm - these Bristol teens recall The Libertines at their raggedly romantic best. Gary Powell, Libertines drummer signed the band (to his label 25 Hour Convenience Store) on the spot after seeing them perform in Hyde Park.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/380-the-jacques/

LUST
Lazy, hazy, psychedelic guitar pop from seriously talented new London five-piece.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/387-lust/

STORMS
Proper guitar anthems from slick London five-piece with smouldering Ashcroft-esque vocals and choruses close to pop perfection. Recently signed a 3 album deal with MUK Records.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/386-storms/

TWO WEEKS RUNNING
Hard and fast Bolton five-piece dripping with punk attitude. Expect truly explosive indie rock in the Bloc Party mould. info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/177-two-weeks-running/

JIM VALENTINE
Raunchy, sleazy riffs of the highest order - like Arctic Monkeys crossed with Miles Kane.
info & free download http://www.thisfeeling.co.uk/bands/266-jim-valentine/

THE VRYLL SOCIETY
Like a Scouse Pink Floyd - a glorious mash-up of styles, from funk to Krautrock. Signed to the legedary and hugely influential Liverpool label Deltasonic.

Night & Day Manchester (January 31st) - Alias Kid (live), The Vryll Society (live), Two Weeks Running (live), Jim Valentine (live) + DJs till 3am.

Amersham Arms London (January 31st) - The Bulletproof Bomb (live), Asylums (live), Lust (live) + DJs till 3am.

Tickets £5 advance / £6 door

Adv tickets, info and exclusive free downloads at www.thisfeeling.co.uk

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27 January 2015

Noel Gallagher Blames U.S. Sitcom Friends For Britain's Creeping Coffee Culture














Noel Gallagher blames 1990's U.S. sitcom Friends for Britain's creeping coffee culture.

He said "Let's be honest, we live in ridiculous times. I mean, who'd spend the best part of a tenner on two coffees? I blame it all on Friends. Beautiful, successful people sat around in a coffee shop - not a pub, wrong to start with. That made all this acceptable."

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Noel Gallagher Talks About Manchester City, Oasis, Morrissey And More














The legendary musician chatted about football, music, perfecting the squinch, The Rubberbandits, drinking with Morrissey, an Oasis reunion, his new album, and loads more.

Click here to listen to the interview.

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Win A Signed Oasis Album By Liam Gallagher In Charity Raffle














Liam Gallagher has very kindly donated a copy of the Oasis Chasing The Sun Definitely Maybe Box Set to our charity crowd funding campaign for children with Special Needs.

He will also sign it and make it out to the winner! All you have to do to enter is enter our sweepstake here and make a small donation.

You can also check out our Facebook page for more details www.facebook.com/nacvmacaroniwood

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Noel Gallagher Is On The Front Of Japanese Music Magazine 'Rockin' On'













Noel Gallagher will be on the front of the new issue of Japanese music magazine Rockin' On, it goes on sale January 31st.



















Thanks to Mari

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Ask Noel Gallagher Your Questions














Shortlist are speaking to Noel Gallagher this week and they want your questions. Tell us what you think we should ask him with a comment on it's Facebook page here.

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Noel Gallagher Is On The Front Of Q Magazine That Goes On Sale Today!




Noel Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue of Q, available on newsstands now and digitally.

On the eve of his triumphant second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, “The Chief” takes us on a spin around the windmills of his mind and with Liam, Russell Brand, papooses and the price of a cup of coffee in his sights, Noel is calling it how he sees it in typically entertaining fashion. Oh, and there’s the small matter of Oasis’s future to be discussed too…

This month we also celebrate 50 years of The Who with a 25-page special, revealing their 50 greatest stories, tales and escapades featuring Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and, naturally, Keith Moon.

Also in the issue: Mark Ronson answers your questions, Kid Rock shows us his private arsenal, Royal Blood give us their advice for better living, The Libertines provide a progress report on their long-awaited third album and Q meets the “most hated man in indie rock”, Ariel Pink.

Click here to order both print and digital versions.



















Source: www.qthemusic.com

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Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Party In Belfast












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26 January 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds To Play At The Benicassim Festival













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be playing at Benicassim Festival in July, ticket details can be found here.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'The Dying Of The Light' (10" Vinyl) Only Available From HMV













An exclusive 10" vinyl of 'The Dying Of The Light' by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be available for £4.99 in HMV stores (UK Only) on February 16th.





















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Liam Gallagher Is Trying His Hand At Cooking Lentil Stews And Soups














Liam Gallagher has started going on jogs and cooking lentil stews and soups in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2015.

Liam Gallagher is trying his hand at cooking lentil stews and soups in a bid to eat healthier in 2015.

The former Beady Eye frontman has been getting a helping hand from his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther in the kitchen in an attempt to learn some new recipes and as well as gorging on some nutritious home-cooked meals, the 42-year-old star has also been exercising hard.

A source said: ''Liam's never cooked before but it's helped him relax. His girlfriend Debbie Gwyther has been showing him the ropes. He's been having a go at lentil stews, stir-fries and soups.

''It's all part of his plan to get healthy in 2015. He's been getting fit by going on jogs.''

The ex-Oasis frontman's new healthy living regime is said to be helping him deal with the two court battles he is currently embroiled in - a child-support hearing with Liza Ghorbani over their 22-month-old daughter, who he has never met, and a divorce settlement with his second wife Nicole Appleton.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''He's trying not to let the stress of everything get on top of him.''
However, Liam's latest healthy eating stint is certainly not the first time he has taken to the kitchen to cook up a nutritious storm as he used to refer to himself as the 'Salmon King' while out and about and previously revealed his favourite dish to knock up was salmon and stir fry.

Speaking in 2009, he said: ''I'm always banging away at the fish man. I used to really dig sardines, but now I'm on the salmon. The royalty cheques have started rolling in again. I'm on the salmon big time. My top three fish are salmon at number one, sea bass at two and sardines are third.

''My number one dish is f***ing salmon and stir-fry. You need to pre-heat your oven for 10 minutes. F***ing loads of soy sauce. Get your salmon wrapped up in some tin foil with a fold in the end. Stick it in the oven for 15 minutes. Take it out, bit of stir-fry, loads more soy sauce. F***ing top dish, no mess, sweet!''

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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Noel Gallagher Offered Lifetime Supply Of Tennent’s Lager













Noel Gallagher has been offered a lifetime supply of Tennent’s Lager after the rocker declared his love for the drink during a night of partying in the Highlands.

The ex-Oasis star and his Scots wife Sara MacDonald joined pal Kate Moss and a host of other A-list celebrities to celebrate the 40th birthday of former supermodel Rose Ferguson with a Burns Supper at the Banffshire hotel on Saturday.

And yesterday morning Noel appeared at the doors of Craigellachie Hotel clutching a pint of Tennent’s Lager and declared: "I just stuck to the Tennent's Lager. It's the best beer in the world - I'd like a lifetime's supply".

The other guests managed to almost wipe out the hotel’s supply of whisky the night before.

Noel liked it so much, he even organised his own carry-out, taking home a pint when his chauffeured car picked him up at the end of the night.

In response, Tennent’s has now offered to set up a bar within the singer's home, opening a dedicated 'Live Forever' hotline for the singer so that deliveries can be made whenever he runs out.

Jane Cannon, Marketing Manager for Tennent's Lager said: "Some Might Say it's the ultimate rock and roll gift for Noel - his very own bar, which will always be fully stocked. We've nicknamed it the 'Lager Supernova' and I'm sure it will help to host more than a few epic parties once it's installed."

Last year, Katy Perry ordered crates of Tennent's Lager to be sent to her record label in LA.

Source: www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk

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Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Parties In Glasgow And London












Click here for details for the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Party in Glasgow and here for London.




















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Get Tickets For Ride's War Child Gig














War Child UK and O2 are proud to announce Passport Back To The Bars, a week of one-off events offering incredible access to big name acts in the most intimate music venues – supporting War Child to bring hope and safety back to children in war zones, after an unprecedented year of violence.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets select an act below to enter. Each £4.50 entry gives you a chance of being at these incredible shows for less than 300 people and at least £4.15 will go to War Child. Thank you and good luck.

Click here for the details.

Source: www.warchildpassport.org.uk

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Gallery: Noel Gallagher And Kate Moss Party With Celebrity Pals














Noel Gallagher looks like he lived up to the boozy reputation of Robert Burns by partying the night away in a Banffshire hotel.

The ex-Oasis star and his Scots wife Sara MacDonald joined pal Kate Moss and a host of other A-list celebrities to celebrate the 40th birthday of former supermodel Rose Ferguson with a Burns Supper in Craigellachie on Saturday.

And yesterday morning he appeared at the doors of Craigellachie Hotel clutching a pint – after guests managed to almost wipe out the hotel’s supply of whisky the night before.

Click here to see the pictures.

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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