31 December 2006

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

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Noel Gallagher Live At The Chapel Melbourne & Sunrise Interview

Slide Away Live At The Chapel Melbourne

Noel Interview For Sunrise

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30 December 2006

Mid-Life Croasis?

Liam's A Fan Of McFly!

Foul-Mothes hardman of rock Liam Gallagher has found himself some new mates to er, hang with: McFly.

We can reveal the former Oasis brawler has struck up an extraordinary friendship with his cuddly young chums after they met on an ITV show.

So we just have to ask the loved-up Oasis singer: Liam, is everything all right mate?

Frontman Danny Jones tells us: "I was really star-struck when I met Liam. He's my idol but I did my best not to show it. He kept saying: 'I buzz off you guys man,' and said that he'd love to appeal to kids too.

"That made my year." Dad-of three Liam has taken Danny, 20, Tom Fletcher, 21, Harry Judd, 20, and Dougie Poynter, 19, under his wing. Danny burbles: "When I met him I was expecting him to be rowdy like everyone imagines he'd be. But he's done with all that. Being a father has mellowed him - and he seemed quite innocent."

Danny reveals how Liam also gave them fatherly advice about being in the music biz.

He gushes: "We spoke about the bands and how I wanted us to be more accepted. We want to get invited to things like the NME Awards. He gave us really sound advice and stuff. He's so cool. We had such a laugh and I talked to him about shoes and jeans and it turns out we both love Clarks Wallabees shoes in classic beige." Crikey!

This month we told how Liam had become pals with I'm A Celeb's Matt Willis and David Gest after meeting Gesty during lunch with girlfriend Nicole Appleton.

Spotting Liza Minnelli's ex across the room at Wolseley in Piccadilly, London, Liam rushed over and declared: "I love you man, I voted for you in the jungle.

He got him to call former Busted star Matt who said: "David goes, 'There's some guy here. He keeps kissing me and telling me I'm awesome. His name's Liam.'

"Suddenly I hear, 'Hey, sound! You're ace, kid. You did really well.' I was like, 'Hello Liam!'"

It gets worse. Take That's Gary Barlow says that Liam always gives him a huge hug whenever they bump into each other.

Expect news of a duet with Sir Cliff in the new year!

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

29 December 2006

The Great British Battle Of The Bands

Radio 2's Music Club presents the musical event of the year. Over five thousand votes have been cast, and the final five have been decided.

According to you, the Radio 2 audience, the Great British shortlist is as follows: Oasis, The Beatles, Take That, Queen and The Rolling Stones.

You can now vote for the winner using the form below or by texting the word 'band' and your band's name to 88291 to decide the Great British Band of all time.

Listen to Radio 2 on New Year's Day (1300-1600) when we'll throw open the debate in a live show featuring celebrity guests before announcing the winner live on the show.

In the meantime, join in the debate... Love Queen but can't stand Oasis? Tell us what you think and find out if other Radio 2 listeners agree with you:

Tell us what you think of the Beatles.
Tell us what you think of Oasis.

Tell us what you think of Take That.
Tell us what you think of Queen.
Tell us what you think of the Rolling Stones.

Then vote for the greatest band - see below - and join the charge on New Year's Day.

A nation expects...

Source: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

Oasis Concert Named Best Show Of The Year In Toronto

British dance-pop veterans The Pet Shop Boys still know how to deliver the goods 25 years later.

Britain's music invasion may have happened 40 years ago but the current crop of musicmakers from across the pond are still making major noise if the Top Ten concerts of 2006 in Toronto are any indication. Half of the artists on the list hail from England -- including The Who, who were part of the original invasion.

Here's the best of what yours truly saw on the Toronto concert scene over the last 12 months:

James Brown (Jan. 6, Casino Rama): An old-school soul revue was energetically delivered by the 72-year-old Brown who showed men three times his junior how to work the stage. Backed by an 11-piece band, Brown's vocal shrieks and trademark slippery dance moves were back in top form, after he underwent cancer surgery in December 2004.

Before his untimely death on Christmas Day, the Godfather of Soul was scheduled to return to Casino Rama for two sold-out show on Jan. 5-6. Refunds are now available at point of purchase.

STAGE BANTER: "You will not be able to relax because the funk will make you move!"-- James Brown

Donald Fagen (March 13, Massey Hall): Steely Dan's singer-keyboardist embarked on the first solo tour of his three-decades-plus career and it paid off.

The 58-year-old Fagen delivered an hour-and-50 minutes worth of polished, sophisticated jazz-pop with the help of a talented nine-piece band.

Fagen "oozed a quirky charm and a genuine playfulness, hunched over his keyboards like a cross between Richard III and Quasimodo, (and) would raise either one or two fingers or a clenched fist dramatically to signal the end of each song."

STAGE BANTER: "I'm feeling groovy, baby."-- Donald Fagen

Coldplay with Richard Ashcroft (March 22, Air Canada Centre): The first perfect concert of the year -- rated five out of five -- featured an exciting Brit-pop matchup that doesn't get much better, although the Arctic Monkeys opening for Oasis earlier in the week at the same venue came awfully close.

Both Coldplay's Chris Martin and Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve, are riveting performers and didn't disappoint in the first of two sold-out shows. Coldplay, in their third visit to Toronto in less than a year, obviously felt comfortable in our city, too, filming both ACC performances for a DVD.

STAGE BANTER: "I'm a sweaty bastard." -- Chris Martin

Kris Kristofferson (March 26, U of T's Convocation Hall): The 69-year-old country-folk-rock troubadour made a rare live solo appearance before a sold-out crowd in support of his first studio recording of original material in 11 years, This Old Road. And while "his deep, husky voice and simple guitar playing may not rank among the finest, his stories and songs surely do. Not to mention the man's obvious heart, character and charisma."

STAGE BANTER:"I don't hate George Bush. He's just the hood ornament on a machine run by a bunch of right-wing ideologues going over a cliff." -- Kris Kristofferson

The Flaming Lips (April 4, Phoenix): Probably my favourite concert of the year. The irrepressible energy of Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne was infectious, whether he was swinging a lamp over his head, tossing confetti out of his goody bag, throwing a steady stream of large, multi-coloured balloons from the stage, operating a smoke machine, a streamer launcher, a tiny camera attached to his microphone or an animal noisemaker.

All this and dancers dressed up as either Santa Claus or green-faced aliens.

Some 23 years after forming, this Oklahoma pop-psychedelic group has never been more popular and for good reason: They're tremendous live performers. Another perfect score.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (April 10, Kool Haus): Every once in a while a female frontwoman comes along in rock that makes you sit up and take notice. Karen O of dynamic Brooklyn avant-punk rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs is one of those women.

The compelling and stylish O (whose real last name is Orzolek) is a sight to behold, with her "long limbs, bowl-cut brunette hairdo, smear of bright red lipstick, and out-there stage makeup and extravagant clothes."

Otherwise, she sounds like Chrissie Hynde and jumps, skips and dances around the stage like a cross between Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux. Meanwhile, guitarist-keyboardist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase sound amazing and are happy to let O's freak flag fly. Five outta five.

STAGE BANTER: "Sorry I've been kind of shy tonight. But I'm going to look you in the eye and say we really f-----g love you guys!" -- Karen O

Radiohead (June 7, Hummingbird Centre): The last time this British art-rock act played in Toronto was a massive show at Rogers Centre in 2003 when it was still called SkyDome. So you can imagine the excitement over seeing the critically acclaimed Oxford quintet in an intimate theatre setting during the first of two sold-out shows. "Radiohead's sharp-sounding musicianship and talent for creating an exciting, interesting atmosphere combined with the wealth of new tunes made those in the crowd feel as if they were witnessing something truly special. Both lead singer Thom Yorke and lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood were in particularly good form." Another night of musical perfection.

Pet Shop Boys (Oct. 11, Hummingbird): Whether it's an emotional, verging on operatic ballad, or a wildly campy, even dramatic dance anthem, British electro-dance-pop veterans Pet Shop Boys know how to deliver the goods live. "Singer Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe treated an enthusiastic crowd to their astonishing, still vibrant 25-year-old catalogue" on a stage dominated by a screen that later revealed itself to be a rather inventive series of moving cubes. Backed by two male dancers, two male backup singers and one powerhouse female singer, Tennant wasted no time beginning what would become an elaborate parade of sequined costumes and hats that recalled almost vaudevillian musical splendour.

Noel Gallagher (Nov. 7, The Danforth Music Hall): Consider yourself blessed if you were lucky enough to get a ticket to this rare Noel Gallagher solo, mostly acoustic, concert. There was definitely a feeling of occasion as the Oasis guitarist-songwriter-and-sometime-singer, accompanied by Oasis guitarist-organist Gem Archer and drummer-percussionist Terry Kirkbride, played a rare show on his own to support the Oasis' best-of-collection, Stop The Clocks. Scalpers were getting upwards of $250 per ticket and before a note of music was even played, the often-hilarious, black-and-white rockumentary, Lord Don't Slow Me Down, filmed during Oasis' last tour, got its Canadian premiere.

STAGE BANTER: "There's no reason to shout out song titles. I have prepared a set list which I'm not going to deviate from." -- Noel Gallagher

The Who with The Pretenders (Dec. 4, Air Canada Centre): Truthfully, I was as skeptical as the next person about The Who still touring after endless farewell tours not to mention the absence of original bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. Yet singer Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend -- now in their early sixties -- pulled off a "powerful and passionate" night of music. "Delivering their trademark moves, whether it was Daltrey swinging his microphone around or Townshend's signature windmill guitar playing and scissor kicks in the air." And of the current Who backing lineup, it was Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey on drums who stood out with "some monster playing." Otherwise, enduring '80s act The Pretenders delivered a no-frills but polished opening 50-minute set with formidable frontwoman Chrissie Hynde still in top-vocal form at age 55.

STAGE BANTER: "This is the probably the favourite city of mine in Canada.... partly because when I used to drink, I used to have such a good time here." -- Pete Townshend


1. Oasis with the Arctic Monkeys (March 20, Air Canada Centre)

2. Beth Orton (April 6, The Carlu)

3. Sam Roberts (April 27, The Phoenix)

4. Arctic Monkeys (June 17, Kool Haus)

5. The Killers (Oct. 20, Kool Haus)

Source: www.torontosun.com

28 December 2006

Noel Leaves Liam At Home

For the past 12 years the Gallagher brothers, of megaband Oasis, have been rock n'rolls bad boys.

While Liam is Oasis' profane lead singer, it is Noel's songs that have turned the band into multi millionaires.

Now Noel is touring solo, singing the Oasis hits and pedalling a new greatest hits collection.

Noel may have always dreamed of being a rock and roll star, but the usually confident Oasis patriarch freely admits even he is surprised with how well he has done.

"I couldn't play the guitar standing up until I was like 21, I didn't come out of the womb, you know, windmilling like Pete Townsend, I was a late developer in that respect," Oasis told Close Up while in Sydney recently.

Oasis have always been much more than just the music.

The brothers Gallagher are two of the most controversial rock stars in the world - they swear non-stop, drink heavily and cause offence wherever they go.

Oasis put the sex and drugs back into rock and roll

"You owe it to the people who work in s*** jobs because. If you're working in a factory or in a shop or a construction worker you want to believe there are rock stars in the world shagging loads of women and taking loads of drugs. Being in the band is the single greatest thing in the world," says Noel.

Gallagher is known for talking it up and over the years has had public feuds with everyone from Elton John to Robbie Williams. One of his most recent outbursts even saw him predict Williams will take it his own life at some stage.

"Those things are all said very tongue in cheek, you know what I mean but Robbie generally starts all this nonsense...it was all quiet on the western front for about a year, see it all be quiet now until he starts mouthing off about something."

Then there were comments that British soldiers who have fought in Iraq should stop moaning about getting compensation for injuries they have suffered in the war.

"I was in the states doing an interview and you heard these stories about soldiers, not British soldiers, soldiers in general, suing their respective governments because they got shot in the ass by an Iraqi or something...and the point I was trying to make was, call me old fashioned, but if you don't like getting shot at don't join the army," says Noel.

His own brother isn't even safe from his rants.

"At my kindest I would describe him as unpredictable at my meanest I would describe him as a f***ing idiot."

But it seems all is fair in love and war as far as the Gallagher brothers go.

"He doesn't like me at all, but that's fine I can understand why he wouldn't like me, I can be a bit of a smug bastard."

The last and only time Oasis came to New Zealand, back in 1998, the brothers fought on stage during a concert. That followed a tour of Australia where Liam was arrested for headbutting a fan, while the band was kicked off a plane for being drunk.

By the time they got to New Zealand they were in disarray.

"I remember it not going so well. I don't really remember much about it, it was was f***ing awful as I shudder to think about it know...that whole period was bad,bad, bad."

While Oasis have got no plans to come back to New Zealand, Noel has got some Kiwi friends. He counts Neil Finn as one of them and is a huge fan of Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over is one of his favourite songs.

"I love that song, that song is incredible a great, great song and they're really nice guys those fellas," he says of the iconic Kiwi band.

Noel Gallagher is nearly 40, but he is happy to say he is pretty much still carrying on like he's 21

"I smoke and drink probably a bit too much than I should. But drugs I think are for young people to dabble with, I think once you get to a certain age it's a bit sad to carry on taking drugs for the rest of your life, I haven't done any since 1998."

Four years prior to that Oasis told the world they wanted to be the best band of all time.

Noel can't quite remember that and thinks he may have been misquoted.

"I've achieved more than enough for my personal satisfaction, more than I thought I was ever capable of doing I've had more than enough fun out of this game."

Oasis' album Stop The Clocks - an 18 track retrospective of the bands recording career - is out now and has had rave reviews.

Source: www.tvnz.co.nz

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Chasing Cars Is Snow Great

Snow Patrol's hit Chasing Cars has been voted the nation's favourite track of all time.

The catchy single tops a list of the 500 best tracks, as voted for by Virgin Radio listeners.

In second was the Goo Goo Dolls song Iris.

One, by U2, was third and Oasis' famous Wonderwall polled fourth.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

27 December 2006

Noel Gallagher On The Today Show

Liam's New Year Plans

Oasis star Liam Gallagher, 34, is throwing a New Year party where guests will dress in basques, masks and stockings, and will be entertained by strippers.

Source: Daily Star

Rio To Give Fergie The Perfect Gift...Oasis

Soccer boss Sir Alex Ferguson is getting an iPod — and will soon be dancing to Rio Ferdinand’s tunes. Man United defender Rio is buying the music player for Fergie because he thinks he is out of touch with modern sounds.

Rio, 28, will even load hundreds of His favourite tracks to get fiery Scot Sir Alex —65 next Sunday — in the groove.

“I’m going to do his iPod for him, that’ll get him up to date.

“I like hip-hop, R&B, Jay-Z, reggae, old soul, garage and ’80s pop such as Madonna, Wham and Depeche Mode.”

London lad Rio is also a big fan of Manchester bands Oasis, The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. He revealed his iPod plan in a Red Devils fanzine out yesterday before United beat Wigan 3-1.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

26 December 2006

Noel's Birthday Wish

Now that Christmas is over, Noel Gallagher has his 40th birthday to look forward to.

The Oasis guitarist told the Razz: "My birthday is on May 29 next year and any presents can be sent to my management. "I don't know what I'll do. Maybe get hammered and I might go to Ibiza."

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

24 December 2006

Seasons Greatings

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Check back soon for a design a banner for the website competion to win a Oasis Lithograph and also a Ian Brown and Noel Gallagher Promo CD for Keep What Ya Got.

Merry Christmas

Watch Special Noel & Gem Acoustic Performance (Australian Fans Only)

Good news for Australian fans who couldnt get tickets for Noel & Gem’s semi acoustic jaunt through Australia earlier this month. You can catch a slice of this special show by tuning into Channel TEN (Australia only) on Tuesday 26th December at 11.15pm where their performance is featured on Vodaphone Live at the Chapel.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

22 December 2006

Damon Albarn And Liam Are Buddies ?

Damon Albarn claims he and old rival Liam Gallagher "get on famously".

The Blur frontman and the Oasis singer have been feuding since the mid-90s when the two Britpop giants went head-to-head in the charts with their respective singles 'Country House' and 'Roll With It'.

Damon insists he and Liam have put their differences behind them, but he and Liam's brother Noel still don't speak.

He told Britain's NME magazine: "The weird thing is I get on famously with Liam, but me and Noel never talk. For some reason the chances of me and him having a normal conversation are off limits."

However, Damon is happy he and the Oasis guitarist - who famously said he wished the Blur singer would get AIDS at the height of their feud - haven't made up, because he'd have to admit he'd grown up.

The musician - who created animated pop group Gorillaz and has just formed a new band The Good, The Bad and The Queen - added: "I can't make it up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up! Britpop still reigns supreme over Britain as a musical force and will do until Blur and Oasis split."

Source: BANG Media International

Gallagher Warns Autograph Hunters

Outspoken rocker Noel Gallagher has warned fans approaching him for an autograph to make sure they have some Oasis merchandise to hand.

The Wonderwall guitarist is fed up with strangers coming to him with scraps of paper to write on. He says, "People come over when you're out and go, 'Can I just get a quick picture with you?' 'No.' And then they say, 'I bet you don't mind when I buy your albums.' Of course I f**king don't, I love it. "And I'll be thinking of you when I'm floating in my f**king swimming pool this afternoon.

But I'm not signing your tube ticket. You can do better than that. Go and buy our album or something. "People come to my door on a daily basis from all over the world, and more often than not I'll give them a signed picture. "But if it's just oddballs in the street giving you the top of an envelope - f**k off! And what do you do with something that's got 'Best Wishes Noel Gallagher' on it? "I've had it out with people on the street when I'm in one of those moods.

I'll just go, 'What are you gonna do with that? Where are you gonna put it? Are you gonna put it on a plinth on the top of the television so when your mates come round you can go, 'Eh, get on this, seen him today in Waitrose (supermarket), f**king geezer.' "No, I'll tell you what you'll do with it. You'll sling it in a f**king drawer and you've wasted two minutes of your time, two minutes of my time, and I've bought some ice cream here and it's melting. Do us both a favour and f**k off."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Johnny Depp To Present Oasis With Brits Award

I can reveal an exciting Brits secret – Johnny Depp will present Oasis with their special achievement gong at next year’s ceremony.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star jumped at the chance to hand over the Oustanding Contribution To Music gong to his pals.

Johnny became mates with Noel Gallagher back in the ’90s after they met through their then girlfriends, Kate Moss and Meg Mathews.

The actor even played slide guitar on the song Fade In-Out, which is on the No1 Oasis album Be Here Now.

A Brits source said: “The awards are shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

“This year it’s going back to being broadcast live so the organisers have gone for huge names to spice it up.

“Having Johnny Depp there is a massive coup. Getting Oasis is amazing enough but they needed to have someone iconic to present.”

It’s a huge turnaround by Oasis too.

Last year they refused to allow the use of any material from their videos at the Brits because they felt snubbed in the Best Band category. But bosses realised they had made a mistake and the Oustanding Contribution award has built bridges.

I can also disclose that Amy Winehouse will perform a duet — possibly with Pete Doherty.

I revealed last month the Rehab singer and rehab regular have already been in the studio writing together.

That wild pairing sounds like a Rock ’n’ Roll car crash waiting to happen — exactly what the show needs.

A source said: “She’s mad. There is no holding back with Amy, she does exactly what she wants.

“Her and Pete could be an explosive combination.

Their act would definitely have to be screened after the watershed.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers will open the Valentine’s day show, then Russel Brand and Fearne Cotton will introduce live acts Scissor Sisters, Take That and Razorlight.

The Earls Court extravaganza is going to be the 2007 awards show you just can’t miss.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher 100 Greatest Albums

Thanks To Jono5525

Some Might Sway

Thanks to his love of booze, Noel Gallagher's 2006 has been Definitely Mayhem.

That's why readers of Bizarre have voted Oasis's reborn rogue their Caner of the Year.

To celebrate, we've created a lager-than-life new game based on Noel's beery antics.

In the game, Noel staggers home after a night on the lash – swaying from side to side as he goes.
Your job is to stop him toppling over.

Every time Noel lurches to the left, pull him upright by dragging your mouse to the right.

Every time he lurches to the right, drag your mouse to the left.

To start playing, click on the pic above.

It's time to teach Noel the Importance of Being Vertical.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

21 December 2006

Liam's Next Job : God

The outspoken Oasis singer joked he will try his hand at being The Almighty when he is finished with music.

He said: “After music I wouldn’t mind having a crack at being God.

“That’s a good job, that’d be all right.

“That’s definitely the next highest one, innit? Being in Oasis then being f***ing God! I wouldn’t mind giving that a crack.”

However, the hell-raising rocker, notorious for his wild antics, is no saint and has rubbished today’s musical talent as “f***ing lightweights”.

Most of his venom was saved for Keane lead singer Tom Chaplin, who was treated for drug addiction at London rehab clinic The Priory this year, and Kate Moss’ junkie boyfriend, Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty.

He fumed: “All these f***ing idiots today, they have one little line, one burn and they’re all in The Priory!

“I mean f***ing Keane - what’s all that about! And Pete Doherty! Don’t get me started on him. It’s like, Pete Doherty? What! You’re cabbaged already? How old are you? Posh boys can’t take drugs man - they’re f***ing lightweights.”

Source: BANG Media International

20 December 2006

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year !!

Oasisinet would like to wish all their fans a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Make sure you check back to the site in the new year for regular news updates on the band.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Kasabian Play 'Best Show Ever' In London

Band pay tribute to Oasis at Earls Court

Kasabian played one of their biggest indoor shows ever tonight (December 19) in London.

The Leicester five-piece played a 90 minute set to a massive audience at Earls Court as they rolled off hits from their 2004 debut and their Number One album 'Empire'.

Kicking off the set with 'Brown Acid', singer Tom Meighan eventually arrived onstage dressed in a long leather Afghan coat for glam stomper 'Shoot The Runner'.

The band went on to perform the likes of 'Processed Beats', 'Reason Is Treason', 'The Last Trip' and 'Sunrise/Light/Flies'.

The show, which was watched by Oasis band leader Noel Gallagher, also saw guitarist Serge Pizzorno and drummer Ian Matthews perform an acoustic rendition of 'British Legion'.

Later in reference to Oasis' legendary Earls Court shows in the autumn of 1995, Meighan told the crowd as he launched into 'The Doberman': "I'm not often lost for words but tonight I am. We were here over 10 years ago and we wanted to be in a rock n roll band. If it wasn't for the likes of Noel and Liam Gallagher we wouldn't be here now. If you wanna be in a rock n roll band it will happen. You will have your time."

There was a rare outing for 'Apnoea' which resulted in the frontman changing the words to 'A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo' from Little Richard classic 'Tutti Frutti'.

Rounding off the show with 'LSF' a visibly moved Meighan added: "This has been the best gig we have ever done I swear to God. Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year. We'll see you at Glastonbury yeah."

Kasabian played:

'Brown Acid'
'Shoot The Runner'
'Reason Is Treason'
'Cutt Off'
'Me Plus One'
'By My Side'
'Seek And Destroy'
'British Legion'
'Processed Beats'
'The Last Trip'
'The Doberman'
'Club Foot'

Support came from The Fratellis.

Kasabian will play Newcastle Arena on December 21 before wrapping up their UK tour at Sheffield Hallam Arena the day after.

Source: www.nme.com

19 December 2006

Make That Two Pints For Me And Vernon

Jovial Boltonian Vernon Kay is the guy most of us in the north west would like to go for a pint with.

Vernon pipped other local celebrities such as Shayne Ward, Peter Kay and Wayne Rooney to be voted the most popular north west personality to sit down in the pub and chat with over a pint.

The survey, by Boddingtons, also revealed that Liam Gallagher was the man most people in the region love to hate. He topped the poll for the personality least likely to be invited to the local.

Ex-Inspiral Carpet Clint Boon and Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder were close behind Liam in the unpopularity stakes. The survey also threw up some other interesting statistics, like the fact that United star Wayne Rooney was the only footballer to make it into the Top 10 'pint pals' list.

The least popular football manager was Sir Alex Ferguson.

Paul Evans, spokesman for Boddingtons Cask Ale, says: "The survey produced some very interesting, and quite surprising results."


01. Vernon Kay
02. Shayne Ward
03. Mark Berry (aka Bez)
04. Steve Coogan
05. Liam Gallagher
06. Ralf Little
07. Ian Brown
08. Ricky Tomlinson
09. Peter Kay
10. Wayne Rooney


1. Liam Gallagher
2. Clint Boon
3. Shaun Ryder
4. Alex Ferguson
5. David Dickinson
6. Blanche from Coronation Street
7. Mark Berry (aka Bez)
8. Terry Christian
9. Coleen McLoughlin
10. John Squire.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Sitting Here In Silence

Intro And It's Good To Be Free

Talk Tonight

Fade Away

Cast No Shadow

The Importance Of Being Idle

A few videos from the Union Chapel gig last month.

Thanks to growasis for the videos.

On This Day In Oasis History...

"Whatever" is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. The song features extracts from Neil Innes' song "How Sweet to Be an Idiot". It was released 19 December 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, something every single released since has also accomplished. 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 stick to conduct. A woman plays his rhythm guitar. The song was introduced by Damon Albarn who would later famously feud with Oasis.

"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 "greatest hits" album, Stop the Clocks.

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

Source: Wikpedia

18 December 2006

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Perth Concert Review

In stark contrast to the flashy fanfare preceding concerts from single-name superstars Robbie, Kylie and Elton in the past few weeks, Noel Gallagher's solo tour of Australia has been relatively low-key.

The tour was announced only weeks before it was due to take place and the tickets sold out within minutes, yet many fans didn't even know Gallagher was coming.

For the lucky couple of thousand who scored tickets to this intimate acoustic performance, this was a chance to hear tracks Oasis never play and see Noel Gallagher perform them without being upstaged by the simian-like antics of his younger brother, Liam.

During the hour-and-a-bit show last night at the Perth Concert Hall, Gallagher played some of his favourite songs, many of which were album tracks and b-sides, and a few well-loved classics.

Joined by Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, who shifted from guitar to a theatrical box organ, and Terry Kirkbride on snare and percussion, Gallagher sauntered on to the stage with his trademark "come on" hand gestures before plonking himself on a stool, plugging in his acoustic and launching into (It's Good) To Be Free.

Focusing his attention at his feet, Gallagher was hardly an energetic performer, but what he lacked in showmanship he made up for with sincerity, handling each song like an old friend and delivering it flawlessly.

Talk Tonight was a crowd pleaser and got several audience members on their feet. It was followed by the Noel-sung acoustic and much better version of Fade Away.

Addressing the lad-heavy crowd, Gallagher asked: "So how are you anyway?" before acknowledging that England's cricket team were not doing too well. The team had arranged to be at the show, but given the misery of their day at the WACA, who could blame most of them for opting for a warm bath and cup of tea instead.

Introducing Archer and Kirkbride, Gallagher pointed to himself and said: "And I of course, is Liam's brother." The remark was greeted by cheers as the always straight-faced Gallagher launched into Cast No Shadow.

A barrage of quips, requests and banter from the Brit-packed crowd flowed throughout the night, causing Gallagher to remark: "Is there anybody here who is not from England?"

During a rare moment when all fell silent in the Concert Hall, Gallagher looked up and said: "This is why Liam doesn't come to things like this. It would do his head in. Just that 45 seconds of silence would do his head in."

It was a rare and welcome treat to hear obscure Oasis songs and see the elder Gallagher playing outside of the Oasis stadium rock environment without the necessary posturing and posing of his younger sibling.

The song selection reflected the laid-back vibe of the performance, from Gallagher's latest favourite, The Importance of Being Idle, to the excellent Slide Away, crowd pleasers Wonderwall and Don't Look Back in Anger and even a cover of Strawberry Fields Forever.

Possibly one of Oasis's greatest b-sides, Listen Up, was greeted by an enormous roar that caused Gallagher to remark: "You all think it is Supersonic and it's not, so you can take that cheer back."

"No I'm not doing Rock N Roll Star that would be ridiculous," he remarked to another heckler.

"If you keep shouting songs at me I will just shout them back," he said, before reeling off a few ending with Beethoven's 5th.

"Fortunately it's not as good as this one," he remarked of the maestro's masterpiece before playing his own gem Half The World Away.

A slightly different version of Wonderwall prompted the explanation of: "I wrote it, so I sing it the way I want to."

Gallagher’s wit and unchecked ego were both in full flight and it was clear he was lapping up the limelight, in his own way.

With the "goodbye I'm going home" strains of Married With Children, Gallagher, who would the very next morning be boarding a plane back to England "to do the Christmas shopping", gave the audience a clap and walked off stage.

It was hardly the gig of the year, but it was a rare and warm treat delivered with style by England's premier rock ‘n’ roll songwriter. Gallagher, at least, did England proud.

Source: www.news.com.au

Gallagher Turned Down Ashes Tickets

Noel Gallagher turned down the opportunity to watch the English cricket team in action in Australia last week (ends17DEC06), because he was convinced his countrymen would lose.

The Oasis star was Down Under to promote greatest hits LP Stop The Clocks and was offered tickets to watch the third Ashes test match in Perth.

But he says, "I couldn't be bothered hanging around to watch them get beaten again." England are currently trailing three-nil in the five-match series.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Gallagher Defends Reality Check

Oasis star Noel Gallagher insists on carrying out mundane tasks everyday because doing his chores keeps him down to earth.

The Wonderwall rocker refuses to hire staff to run his life for him, and insists other celebrities should do the same, because it reminds him that most people are in a worse situation than himself.

He says, "I think doing your own shopping is pretty good therapy. "I know all the ladies who work the checkout in the supermarket on my high street and it kind of reminds you that life is pretty s**t for some people.

"It kind of brings you back down to earth a little bit, if one was ever getting ideas above your station."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

17 December 2006

Q&A With Noel Gallagher

Always quotable, Oasis singer/guitarist Noel Gallagher played a rare solo show in Brisbane last night. Patrick Lion heard the swear jar rattle 17 times in the space of just 14 questions backstage at the Tivoli Theatre.

Q: This is a solo tour to promote Stop The Clocks, your new 'best of' album. What is it like touring by yourself, without the band and particularly your brother Liam?

A: It's a lot calmer and lot more peaceful. Oasis are a big f--king band and there's a lot more people involved with it. There's only six of us on the road here. There's usually about 50-odd so in that respect it's a lot calmer. I've never actually toured without Liam. This is the first time I'm doing it. It's different. Liam would be doing his usual whingeing his f--ken arse off. It would be a pain in the arse if he was here. He doesn't do interviews because no one wants to talk to him anyway. He doesn't like acoustic. In his words: `He's in a f--ken rock `n' roll band'.

Q: What sort of show can we expect tonight?

A: We're doing a cover of The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever but that won't be a surprise to anyone who has a computer because they no doubt f--ken heard it on the internet. I don't see these sort of shows as nostalgic. The reason I'm doing these gigs is they wanted me to come all the way over here and do the promotion. That's like being on tour without the good bits. My manager said, ``well, what's the good bits?''. I said, ``doing some gigs'' and he said we'd do that then. I'm really enjoying it and being here and the gigs have been great. It's just nice to get out of England. It's just freezing f--ken cold.

Q: You're a big Beatles fan. What do you think of Love, their new remix album done by Sir George Martin and his son Giles?

A: It's f--ken ridiculous. I don't like it and it annoys the shit out of me. I hate everything about it: the cover, the sleeve notes, the way the tunes are mixed and sound. Why would you do that? God forbid that ever happens with our music, although we would be powerless to stop it.

Q: Why didn't you want Stop The Clocks to be released?

A: It wouldn't have been my choice to put it out but I am powerless to stop it (due to their contract with Sony BMG). If we were to disown it, we wouldn't have been involved in the artwork and seeing as we're only going to do one best of we thought it was better to be involved. There's 11 hits not on this one. I'm sure that Sony will be putting together a singles album in the near future. I would if I was them. It would sell. I'm powerless to stop it. There's nothing I can do about that.

Q: You put the track listing together. Would it have been different had Liam done it?

A: You'd have to talk to Liam but he would probably tell you some f--ken crap about it being completely different to what I came up with. It would have been the same. If he wanted to, he would have got involved.

Q: Most of the songs are from the first three years in the mid 1990s. Has Oasis got another big album left in the can?

A: If he could tell you that, young man, I wouldn't be in the f--ken music business, I'd be in the gambling business and I'd make a f--ken fortune.

Q: Apart from them all, what was the best song you've written?

A: It's not for me to say what my best song is but I will tell you what my most important song was. Live Forever because it announced us to the world. Before that we were a very British phenomenon and then after that it kind of exploded. I dare say, that was the first song you heard by Oasis.

Q: You've spoken a lot over the years about who is the biggest band in the world. Who is right now and is that title still important?

A: I think U2 has consistently been in the biggest band in the world over the past 20 years. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Green Day this year, too. It was only important before we were the biggest band in the world (in the mid 90s) because that was something we set out to achieve. As preposterous as that sounded when we were all on the dole in Manchester, and as mad as people thought I was, we got there in the end, albeit briefly for about six months. I've got to say it was a lot of f--ken hard work to get there, to be honest. It's not something I think about now.

Q: Is it harder to hold the title, then?

A: So it would seem (smirks).

Q: Oasis and Brisbane have a bit of a history. In 1998, there was the biffo on the plane flight when Liam was arrested. Then you came back for Livid 2002 just 100 metres around the corner from here and blitzed it. Did you feel you had point to prove after the disappointment, on and off the stage, of 1998?

A: In a way, yes. That Australian tour in 1998 was an aberration. We weren't in the right place mentally. We were all high and taking a lot of f--king drugs at the time. We George Best'd it really. We kind of did have a point to prove but not that that made us play any better because we are a great f--ken band anyway. We wouldn't be going so long if we weren't. There's not been many gigs like that 1998 one.

Q: Robbie Williams is in town, staying at the same hotel as you. Any chance of a reconciliation beer after the gig to smooth over your past differences?

A: Unfortunately he is an alcoholic and doesn't drink. A mineral water? I wouldn't have thought so. There is a bit of history there. I don't like his music. No (I won't be going to the concert and) I shall be flying out tomorrow and going to Sydney.

Q: How hard has it been watching the Ashes cricket series?

A: I find it incredible England lost that last Test in Adelaide. How did they stuff that up? If Australia win the toss in Perth, then it is all over. To be honest I'm not a massive cricket fan, and I find it hard to get excited about a contest over a trophy which is that big (small gesture with fingers). That's just stupid. I'm disappointed for the team because finally we have decent cricketers in Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff. Australia are the best cricket team in the world so there is no shame in losing to them.

Q: You had a swipe at our Socceroos a while ago, suggesting they stop trying to win the World Cup because it was pointless? England didn't go to well and neither did Manchester City on the weekend.

A: Don't get me wrong. Don't forget England are f--ken dreadful, too. The Socceroos as a name is f--ken ridiculous. It's like a cartoon for kids. It's just ridiculous. And as for Manchester City, that was lame. All my sporting allegiances are shite. It's a good job I'm brilliant at music otherwise I'd be a miserable old bastard.

Q: But we see the soccer World Cup as the last frontier in world sport to conquer?

A: (Leans back into couch, belly laughing) Win the World Cup? F--king hell. You've got more f--king chance of having a champion skier. F--king hell.

Source: www.news.com.au

How Awesome Is He? Ask The Man Himself

Noel Gallagher is his own worst critic and biggest fan, he tells Bernard Zuel.

There is not a lot of Noel Gallagher under that mop of Beatles-gone-shaggy hair which, since Gallagher and his brother, Liam, arrived in the early 1990s with their band Oasis, has been the do of choice for a generation of British rockers.

Slimly built, of barely average height and no fan of the gym, he is not made for any kind of fighting, though he is famous for rucking with his brother and inciting all kinds of passion and aggression in friends and foe alike.

You could say Noel Gallagher is all mouth and trousers - faded black ones tonight in Melbourne, worn with a dark brown pinstriped jacket. You could add he's a walking opinion who shovelled too much Colombian up his nose for a few years, a mouthy git and an egomaniac whose best years were a decade ago. He'd almost certainly agree.

"All the bad things that have been written about me, I've thought worse of myself; all the great things that have been written about me, I've thought better than them," Gallagher says equably, rocking back and forth on his tilted chair with the relaxed air of the lord of the manor.
"I'm my own worst critic and my own biggest fan."

He laughs, his eyes lighting up with amusement under the shag. "I seriously am a big fan of myself."

And there you have the conundrum of Noel Gallagher. He is a man who is verging on the insufferable but simultaneously charming and amusing. A man whose band has been bombastic and dull very often but whose best moments have always been the small and personal. A man whose Australian tours with that band have been patchy at best but who later on the day of our interview plays a wholly captivating solo set, at the renovated church home to the Live at the Chapel series, backed only by a guitarist and a drummer playing snare and bells.

"On the one hand, I don't actually think as a person, if you were to take away my songwriting, I am anything special. But luckily for me, I'm a f---ing awesome songwriter. And," Gallagher smiles broadly, daring you to take offence, "that makes me more f---ing special than [other modern songwriters], all right?"

Well, you are mouthier than the rest, I can't help but add.

"I guess, I guess. I certainly don't censor myself but I know for a fact that most of my peers, before you get to interview them, you are handed a list of what you can and can't ask. Ask me anything, anything, I've got an opinion on most things.

"However ill-informed my opinion is," he chuckles, "at least I've got one."

You couldn't ask for a better example of this truth than the recent brouhaha over Gallagher's comments to a London tabloid about Iraq, which incensed all the usual suspects. Essentially he said the war was messier for the Iraqis than the soldiers who had signed up for battle and that's where his sympathies lay.

"If you've got a problem with flying bullets, here's the thing - and call me old-fashioned - don't join the f---ing army. The way I see it, if f---ing idiots didn't join the army, there would be no war because there would be no soldiers, hence the world being a better place."

He pauses and says, his thick Mancunian accent adding an extra layer of self-mockery and self-amusement: "There, my Nobel Peace Prize is on its f---ing way, I think."

Gallagher's comments echo one he made a few years ago, originally directed at Radiohead (the more intellectual, esoteric flipside of British rock in the '90s to Gallagher's Oasis) but applicable to many others who say they hate the attention their careers give them. It boiled down to this for Gallagher: if you don't want to be famous, if you don't want the attention, don't join a rock band and sell records.

He tells a story about being in the supermarket once "when I was doing the shopping with the missus" and he knocked back a request to have a photo taken but the fan persisted, sneaking shots from the next aisle. There were raised voices among the juice bottles and cleaning products and, when Gallagher left, the store's security staff insisted on accompanying him out - not to punish him but to protect the by now seriously embarrassed musician from the stalker fan and his angry mates. It's a small price to pay, he reckons.

The most salient point in that tale, though, is that he does the shopping. Recently he suggested the likes of Elton John and Robbie Williams had lost touch with reality precisely because they never did things like buying groceries.

"He [Elton John] got really upset when I said that but I'm just assuming that a man who wears Versace underpants, spends a hundred grand a year on flowers, doesn't do his own shopping," Gallagher says. "I could be wrong. But I bet he couldn't tell you how much a pint of milk is."

Can Gallagher?

"Well they don't do pints any more, they do litres, but it's 79 pence a litre."

He goes on: "I think doing your own shopping is pretty good therapy. I know all the ladies who work the checkout in the supermarket on my high street and it kind of reminds you that life is pretty shit for some people. It kind of brings you back down to earth a little bit, if one was ever getting ideas above your station."

Did he ever get ideas above his station? Get a bit carried away for a while when the money and adulation rolled in? "Yeah, but you are supposed to get ideas above your station, you are a f---ing rock star, for crying out loud. Of course I did."

Noel Gallagher, rock star, laughs and shakes his shaggy hair. We are amused.

Source: www.smh.com.au

MTV Australia To Air Melbourne Concert

Hearing an acoustic, solo Noel Gallagher perform his band's magnum opus, Wonderwall, it was hard not to wish he'd sung it in the first place. Of course, it was his brother Liam - the surly one - who belted the Cool Britannia anthem out in his usual unmeasured style on the the 1995 Oasis release (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. (It was great, of course. Liam Gallagher has never been one of England's most technically proficient vocalists, but he is one of the most compelling.)

In the hands of its writer Noel - the curmudgeonly one - the song might not have had the energetic angst of the record, but it had light, shade and nuance and it was apparent the song actually meant something to its composer.

The feeling was typical of Noel Gallagher's performance during an intimate gig in Melbourne recorded for MTV's Live At The Chapel series on Monday night. The gig was held before Gallagher's sold-out show at Enmore Theatre in Newtown on Wednesday night.

Accompanied by Oasis guitarist Gem Archer and percussionist Terry Kirkbridge, Gallagher performed a handful of Oasis hits as well as a whole lot of B sides with which only fans, or those in possession of the recently released Oasis best of, Stop The Clocks, might be familiar.

Introducing the Kinks-esque 2005 British hit The Importance Of Being Idle, Gallagher called it the "last great song I wrote" with a wistfulness that provided a deliciously voyeuristic insight into the psyche of the loudmouth as artiste.

No such intro for Talk Tonight, the gorgeous B side of the hit Some Might Say. But Gallagher's delicate (yes, delicate) performance of a song containing the lyrics "I wanna talk tonight ... 'bout how you saved my life" left a lingering sense of his vulnerability and not just a whiff of boyish charm.

Gallagher hadn't gone completely soft though. A few choice digs at his favourite sources of derision, brother Liam and Robbie Williams, kept his motormouth rep well intact. His taped performance, Noel Gallagher At Vodafone Live At The Chapel, will screen on MTV December 26.

Source: Sun Herald

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16 December 2006

Dedicated Fans Ruined Gallagher's Fame

Oasis star Noel Gallagher's initial rock star success was soured by the runaways who used to congregate outside his London home.

The rocker faced gangs of kids every time he left home and it quickly stopped being fun when worried parents stared showing up, looking for missing sons and daughters.

He explains, "I used to have, without fail, 100 kids outside my house 24 hours a day. "The City came and actually put a bench outside my gate so these kids could f**king sit and stare. The neighbours got p**sed off about it.

"I'd have kids' parents turn up on my doorstep saying that their daughter had run away to London to find Oasis and had I seen her? I was like, 'Yes, go right on in, I've got her under the f**king stairs.'"

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Gallagher Upset By Bandmates' Crystal Meth Use

Noel Gallagher has come clean about his reasons for walking out on Oasis during a 1990s US tour - his bandmates were all high on crystal amphetamines.

The guitarist's departure hit the headlines, prompting many to believe the band was on the verge of splitting up.

Gallagher insists he wasn't upset that his bandmates were drugged up before an important Los Angeles show; he took objection to their drug of choice.

He says, "The reason why I left is because crystal meth is like cheap speed, and I was into far more exotic drugs at that point. "I was quite upset my band members had become punks when I was busy reaching for the stars."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

15 December 2006

Gallagher Is His Own Biggest Fan

Rocker Noel Gallagher is eternally grateful for his songwriting ability, because he's "not anything special" without the skill.

The Wonderwall rocker believes if it wasn't for his musical talents he would just be a normal guy. He explains, "On the one hand, I don't actually think as a person, if you were to take away my songwriting, I am anything special.

"But luckily for me, I'm a f**king awesome songwriter. And that makes me more f**king special than (other modern songwriters), all right?"

But Gallagher also admits criticism upsets him - but luckily he's such "a big fan of himself" it doesn't matter. He says, "All the bad things that have been written about me, I've thought worse of myself; all the great things that have been written about me, I've thought better than them. "I'm my own worst critic and my own biggest fan."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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14 December 2006

Gallagher: 'Better To Speak Out Than Stay Silent'

British rocker Noel Gallagher has defended his outspoken views on life - and believes its better for celebrities to speak out than stay silent.

The Wonderwall rocker is notorious for his opinionated rants, and his recent targets have included Sir Elton John, The Beatles, Scissor Sisters and Green Day.

But Gallagher insists not censoring yourself is much better than being a "no comment" run-of-the-mill celebrity. He says, "I certainly don't censor myself but I know for a fact that most of my peers, before you get to interview them, you are handed a list of what you can and can't ask.

Ask me anything, anything, I've got an opinion on most things. "However ill-informed my opinion is, at least I've got one."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Gallagher Attacks Green Day For Ripping Off Wonderwall:

Oasis star Noel Gallagher has accused punk trio Green Day of "ripping off" his Wonderwall anthem for their hit Boulevard Of Broken Dreams.

The British guitarist has been a longtime outspoken critic of the American Idiot hitmakers, but admits he was fuming the first time he heard their 2005 hit.

Gallagher explains, "If you listen, you'll find it is exactly the same arrangement as Wonderwall. "They should have the decency to wait until I am dead (before stealing my songs).

I, at least, pay the people I steal from that courtesy." And the rocker's rant continues: "They consider themselves to be - and I quote - 'a kick-ass rock 'n' roll band'. They could not be less kick-ass if they tried."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Gallagher Celebrates Nine Drug Free Years

Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is planning to celebrate his ninth anniversary as a drug-free man in the new year (07).

The Lyla hitmaker quit hard drugs in 1998, but refuses to disclose what aids he has used to keep him clean. He says of his aids, "I am sticking to... I won't tell you what I stick to."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

13 December 2006

Noel On Playing In A Fan's House For Jo Whiley's Live Lounge Tour

: So you're playing a gig at a fan's house.
"I'm in Stockport at his house with all his mates and all their mams and dads and various neighbours. Plus a film crew and all that."

What's it like?
"On a scale of one-to-10 in weirdness, it's approaching 11."

Apparently he's got new furniture in to impress you.
"I've got to say it does look like it's just been f***ing bought yesterday. Looks like changing rooms have been in (laughs)."

So no-one's fainted yet?
"No, but they've got about 10 grands worth of food in! More cakes and biscuits than I've ever seen in my entire life."

What is the fan, Ben Hayes, like?
"The kid's a massive Oasis fan. He knows more about it than I do, you know?"

What's he been saying to you?
"We've just been talking about gigs and stuff. But listen, man, I've gotta go there's a man pointing at us..."

Source: NME Magazine

Oasis Ready To Start New Album

The band admit they're ready to record, as Noel Gallagher plays the strangest gig yet on his acoustic tour

Noel Gallagher has declared that Oasis are ready to start on a new album, but says he'll take his time. The guitarist - who contributed new song 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' to the band's road movie of the same name - admitted he has lots of material ready for a follow-up.

"We had 11 songs left after the last album ['Don't Believe The Truth']. We've got seven that are good and four that are great, so we could crack on tomorrow, but the tour finished in March, which doesn't seem that long ago. It's not long enough away from Liam!"

Despite his break from the band, Noel has kept busy with acoustic sessions, including an impromptu performance last week (December 1) in a fan's house in Stockport for Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show.

Along with his smallest ever gig - which saw him play 'Half The World Away', 'The Importance Of Being Idle' and Don't Look Back In Anger' in Ben Hayes' front room - he also played an acoustic show for Mencap at London's Union Chapel (November 26) and dates in Manchester, Europe, America and Australia.

"It's been great," declared Noel. "The Mencap gig was mega. I really, really enjoyed it. It's good to play the songs we never normally play, like 'Half The World Away' and 'Cast No Shadow', because it's difficult with Liam - you can't cover Liam.

He's like Johnny Rotten. He's one of those singers you fail miserably trying to cover, so I've just stripped some of the songs down and re-arranged them. It's been great, I've really enjoyed it, man. It might give Liam a kind of nudge next time we do a gig, to say like, 'Look, come on, man - let's forget 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' for a bit. Let's do some of these B-sides'."

Noel also said that Oasis' only commitment for 2007, so far, was to pick up a Brit Award recognising Oasis' career so far. "We're doing this thing for the Brits in February," he said. "That's the only thing that's decided. What award are we winning? It's the greatest, outstanding achievement to road safety, as neither Liam and I can drive!"

Meanwhile, his brother Liam, speaking at a fan Q&A, insisted the band have yet to make their perfect album. "I don't believe we have made the perfect record yet," he said. "'Stop The Clocks' is alright, but we haven't got our heads down yet."

Noel however put a limit on Oasis' career, "At 60-odd it might look daft [to be touring]," he said. "It might look a bit silly." Liam though was having none of it, telling his brother: "What else are you going to do? I dare you to split this band up."

The brothers than laid into their contemporaries. "Kasabian are great, they have it," declared Liam. "The rest are just indie bands."

Noel also backed his friends, along with Arctic Monkeys and The Coral, but he was less impressed with 2006's newcomers. "I haven't heard a good album in a while apart from Kasabian's. There's lots od good songs but not albums. But maybe it's good for music - apart from The Horrors who are f***ing s**t!"

His brother admitted Oasis could also be improved if Noel swapped personalities with SpongeBob Squarepants! "I'd ask him for his autograph and a kiss and cuddle," said the singer. "I'd die a happy man!"

Source: NME Magazine

Liam's New Wedding Gest

Prodigy star Keith Flint is marrying Mayumi Kai on Saturday — and I hear he’s invited some unlikely people.

I’m A Celeb weirdo David Gest is due to show up with jungle king Matt Willis.

It was always set to be an odd day with a wildman like Keith getting hitched. But now David’s coming, it will be a freakfest.

The music mogul tells me he met Keith through his bandmate Lism Howlett. And Liam is a good pal of David’s new bosom buddy Liam Gallagher.

I can just see Gestie and Gallagher dancing like twisted Firestarters . . .

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

12 December 2006

The Selector Competition

It's the biggest year yet for 6 MUSIC SELECTOR as Courtney Love, Oasis and Moby takeover the station.All this week we are giving you the chance to win some very exclusive merchandise including signed Christmas cards from all the Selectors.

Today you could win signed artwork, a Xmas card signed by Oasis, a copy of Stop the Clocks, an Oasis dartboardand darts, Oasis watch and an Oasis t-shirt.

Enter the Competion Here.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kasabian Frontman Attacks Elton

Kasabian frontman Sergio Pizzarno is baffled by Sir Elton John's musical success, branding the star "a fat man in a tracksuit". Pizzorno admits he dislikes John after the flamboyant rocker called Oasis songwriter Noel Galllagher "an absolute t**t".

Now he's warning the star to be on his guard because Gallagher is sure to seek revenge for the comments. He says, "Elton's just a fat man in a tracksuit. "Whereas anything that comes out of Noel's mouth is absolute genius.

"Noel is the last man you want to start with. He's so quick he can destroy anyone. Elton John should watch out."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

When Noel Gallagher Was Growing Up, Rock Stars Didn't Come From Manchester.

When Noel Gallagher was growing up, rock stars didn't come from Manchester. At least not until a band called the Stone Roses emerged in the 1980s.

"I'd always been interested in music, but the idea of what Oasis eventually became came from seeing the Stone Roses live," Gallagher says. "Rock stars then looked different to us. We were normal lads who went to the football, took drugs and hung out on the street. When the Stone Roses came along, they looked like us and made the goal seem nearer."

Oasis, with Noel and brother Liam out front, would become the biggest-selling band in Britain. Twelve years on from their debut, Definitely Maybe, the band are in hiatus. A two-disc best-of, Stop the Clocks, is released this week and Noel Gallagher holds court in his Buckinghamshire home.

After several patchy releases, the band was reinvigorated last year by strong sales and reviews of their sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth. A well-received world tour followed.

Sadly, neither success has served to mend fragile relations between band members. Noel says that with the exception of rhythm guitarist Gem Archer, he has not spoken to any of his bandmates, including brother Liam, since March.

"The minute of the last gig of the tour ends that's me f---ing gone," he says, cheerfully. "I don't speak to any of those geezers. It keeps it interesting for me. I wouldn't want to come back off the road and then go straight back into the studio."

From the band's infancy, the tension between Noel and frontman Liam saw them develop into something of a caricature. There were fearful public shouting matches, fist fights, bust-ups and walk-outs. Noel, 39, who was raised with Liam and elder brother Paul by his mother after their father walked out, is philosophical about their relationship.

"A lot of the negative stuff in this band has been very unnecessary and a lot of it caused by Liam," he says, matter of factly. "He's a very antagonistic young chap."

It was during his mid-1990s songwriting purple patch that he conceived Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory - 27 million copies sold worldwide - and some of the best B-sides recorded in the past 15 years such as Talk Tonight, Acquiesce and The Masterplan.
Gallagher places Talk Tonight among his favorite vocal performances. It was written on Oasis' first American tour in 1994 after a "massive row" with Liam in LA.

"I took all the tour money and a big bag of drugs and went to stay with a young lady friend of mine," he recalls. "I wrote it about brief experiences of running around America for a week. At least something positive came out of it: a great f---ing song."

In spite of the band's inner turmoil, Gallagher still fondly recalls Oasis' early days, so vividly captured in the artwork for Definitely Maybe. The cover was shot in former guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs' front room and captures the band as they were, drinking wine, smoking cigarettes and playing guitar.

"The only thing manufactured about that was the drummer was there," Gallagher says. "I'd always be around at Bonehead's house playing guitar. They were f---ing great days. I'd love to relive them, but they really can't be relived."

The mid-1990s saw an embarrassment of musical riches concluded by the release of 1998's cocaine-plastered Be Here Now.

Mercilessly panned on its release, Gallagher considers the album's main flaw was that it wasn't Morning Glory. "But I'd ran out of gas. In hindsight it could have been better, but it's an expression of its time."

Live Forever, a recent documentary featuring the Gallagher brothers at their amusing best, focused on the rise of Oasis and Britpop in general. Gallagher says that those involved (including his former nemesis, Blur leader Damon Albarn) are portrayed "as we are".

"Damon come across how I know him, as a confused individual," he says. "He always wanted to be the man, the voice of that generation, but what he failed to understand is that that's a mantle you can't take yourself, it's given to you."

On Oasis' last Australian tour just under 12 months ago, Noel noted the band had arrived at the end of their contract with Sony, and were not going to re-sign with them. He also suggested his own life had taken a re-signing.

These days Noel uses the services of a personal trainer and the hedonistic lifestyle of the 1990s is a distant memory. So, we have to ask, what's the better high, drugs or stepping out on a stage?

"I'd say being on stage, that's just incredible. Drugs are a very personal and selfish thing; stepping out on stage is a very communal thing that involves you and thousands of people. I'm more about others now," he says, with a knowing chuckle. "I'm not that selfish any more."

"I took all the tour money and a big bag of drugs and went to stay with a young lady friend of mine," he recalls. "I wrote it about brief experiences of running around America for a week. At least something positive came out of it: a great f---ing song."

In spite of the band's inner turmoil, Gallagher still fondly recalls Oasis' early days, so vividly captured in the artwork for Definitely Maybe. The cover was shot in former guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs' front room and captures the band as they were, drinking wine, smoking cigarettes and playing guitar.

"The only thing manufactured about that was the drummer was there," Gallagher says. "I'd always be around at Bonehead's house playing guitar. They were f---ing great days. I'd love to relive them, but they really can't be relived."

The mid-1990s saw an embarrassment of musical riches concluded by the release of 1998's cocaine-plastered Be Here Now.

Mercilessly panned on its release, Gallagher considers the album's main flaw was that it wasn't Morning Glory. "But I'd ran out of gas. In hindsight it could have been better, but it's an expression of its time."

Live Forever, a recent documentary featuring the Gallagher brothers at their amusing best, focused on the rise of Oasis and Britpop in general. Gallagher says that those involved (including his former nemesis, Blur leader Damon Albarn) are portrayed "as we are".

"Damon come across how I know him, as a confused individual," he says. "He always wanted to be the man, the voice of that generation, but what he failed to understand is that that's a mantle you can't take yourself, it's given to you."

On Oasis' last Australian tour just under 12 months ago, Noel noted the band had arrived at the end of their contract with Sony, and were not going to re-sign with them. He also suggested his own life had taken a re-signing.

These days Noel uses the services of a personal trainer and the hedonistic lifestyle of the 1990s is a distant memory. So, we have to ask, what's the better high, drugs or stepping out on a stage?

"I'd say being on stage, that's just incredible. Drugs are a very personal and selfish thing; stepping out on stage is a very communal thing that involves you and thousands of people. I'm more about others now," he says, with a knowing chuckle. "I'm not that selfish any more."

Source: www.smh.com.au

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