30 November 2007

Dr Karl Kennedy From Neighbours Covers 'Wondewall' In The Live Lounge















'Fletch' aka Dr Karl Kennedy in Neighbours was on the show to perform in the Live Lounge.

Alan rated Jo's acting in Neighbours and when she dressed up and Mrs Mangel with Kylie.
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His band The Waiting Room are on tour in the UK and one of the guitarists, Tommy Rando, joined Alan at Radio 1.

Alan Fletcher performed 'I Got A Crush On Susan K' and a cover of Wonderwall.
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Source: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1

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John Lennon: Stars Pick Their Favourite Tracks












The January issue of UNCUT is on sale now, featuring an all-star panel of musicians selecting their favourite song by the late Beatle John Lennon.

Which Lennon song "flipped out" Brian Wilson when he first heard it?

Which one reminds Arctic Monkey Alex Turner of his mum and dad?

And when we asked The Who's Roger Daltrey for his favourite, what on earth led him to conclude: "I can see why people go completely mad in this business."?

And there's many, many brilliant contributions from the likes of Yoko Ono, John Cale, John Lydon, Jarvis Cocker and Liam Gallagher.

Meanwhile, Uncut.co.uk will be running online exclusives throughout the month

Source: www.uncut.co.uk

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Liam Gallagher Responsible For Radiohead Spoof Site?




















Remember back in September when a hoax Radiohead website was launched, featuring a countdown clock?

Well the site now features a new message claiming the man responsible for the page is none other than Liam Gallagher, front man with the band Oasis.

The site, which can be found here, states the following:

"Maybe This Will Clear Things Up

Well, it's bloody time we let the cat out of the bag. You've all acted like right wankers and entertained us long enough. The rumors you have heard are true ... I am responsible for this site.

It was a laugh. We're having a time recording the new album.

I'm writing deep songs that mean something but are dead simple. Nothing mystic. I want anybody to be able to understand them, even me.

You're all going to drive yourselves mad.

We have our 'discbox' and we're not going to share.

your favourite,

liam gallagher"

Source: www.angryape.com

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Noel Gallagher's Notebook Transcript





















With the recent emergence of Noel Gallagher's “lost” notebook with photos acquired by ourselves, OFG have kindly typed out the written lyrics and song lists that appear on the scanned pages.

It has been typed it EXACTLY as it was written in the notebook.

First scanned page:

Chill

(I)
Gonna rest on my laurels
Its time to take it easy
My ships coming in and its right on time
I have been waiting
I have been hoping
I have been clocking the watch
Now your in a rush, I’m going to take my time

Change(A)

The rain is long gone
Gonna take my time
Now the rain is long gone
Its time to make it mine

(II)
You can’t your yawning
And it isn’t any wonder
Your ship came in and passed you by
You have been waiting
You have been hoping
You have been clocking the watch
You disappeared, you waste my time

Change(A)

The rain is long gone
Gonna take my time
Now the rain is long gone
Its time to make it mine

Chorus:
When it all comes down
I can’t see your face
While you’ve been flying
Your has past away
When it all comes down
You’ll be asking for spare change
But a dollar bill
Won’t save you from the chill
But a dollar bill
Won’t save you from the chill

REPEAT VERSE (I)

CHANGE (A)-CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS

QUITE END.

I AM ALWAYS RIGHT!

1. Born at the end of the day
As I shake up my sleepy head-Everybody went to bed
I want to stay up and play
I don’t want these silly toys
I want to hang out with the boys
I might cry, but I’m feeling ok
Does it show?

2. Its my birthday today
And you never sent a card- Don’t come round here no more Your barred
You’ve got nothing to say
You think your someone else
Your always talking to yourself
Be yourself and be here today
Let it go!

3. ‘Cos I am the man that understands
The world and all its printed plans
I wish I had somewhere to go
Somewhere that no-body knows
Cos I am the man that’s done and seen
All that their has ever been
And I….am always right!

REPEAT v1

CHORUS

ONLY MY PRIDE

1. The city at night, goes to sleep below me
Another day it creeping up on them
It would be nice if you could get to know me
But only if you’ve nothing better to do

Chorus: Only my pride keeps me alive x2

2. You don’t seem to feel the will of the people
You don’t care who your steppin on
And to not know I thought was bad at first
And you don’t wish to know and that’s just worse
2 ½, So don’t come round here no more with shit on your shoes
You bring nothing, just your on bad news……and your killing me
And don’t come round here no more with shit on your face
You neither here nor there Man you’re a disgrace……and your killing me

CHORUS

2 ½

CHORUS

Song list in back 1 Some are underlined, questioned maked, misspelled, because Noel had them that way.

1. All around the World (crossed out)
2. I know a girl ( crossed out) Could be Headskrinker
3. Mirror + Razorblade (crossed out)
4. Little Things (crossed out) Could be (its Good) To be free
5. She’s Electric (crossed out)
6. Cream?
7. Rodney?
8. Listen Up ?
9. Hello? (crossed out)
10. Going Nowhere (crossed out)
11. My friends Says ? Could be supersonic
12. Revolver ?
13. I’ve Decided….(faces)
14. Rex/Beatles
15. Better Let You know
16. Pilots
17. Sunday Morn’
18. Paint a Mental Picture
19. Never Allowed
20. The cat in the Hat
21. Out of the World
22. Definatly Maybe
23. Only my pride
24. Lost Again
25. Blue
26. Is that a fact?
27. I’m always right
28. Shelter from the fall
29. Talk about Me (Razorbarb)
30. Half A World Away
31. Joy Division One
32. Swamp
33. Helicopter
34. Song in a suitcase
35. Sunflowery One

Song list in back 2. Some are underlined, questioned marked, misspelled, because Noel had them that way.

Bring it on Down*
Cloudburst*
Rock n Roll Star*
Fade Away*
Up in the Sky*
Digsy Dinner *
Live forever *
I am the Walrus*
Spaceman
Married with Children
Take me Away
Whatever
I believe
Comin on Strong Could be Setting Sun
Shelter from the fall
Live by the Sea
Clecked the watch
Lock all the Doors
Columbia
Strange Thing
Alive

Columbia
up in the Sky
Fade Away
Live forever
Shaker Maker
Bring it on down
Cigarettes & Alcohol
Married with Children
Rock n roll star
Whatever
Digsy’s Dinner
I believe
Spaceman
Cloudburst

Rock n roll star
Up in the Sky
Spaceman?
Cloudburst
live forever


Bring it on Down
Digsy Dinner
married with Children
Columbia
Whatever

Fade Away
Strange thing
Walrus!
Alive

Source: www.theoasisfanguide.blogspot.com

Also as a added bonus here is the original PDF file to download of six pages from the notepad, that I acquired a few weeks ago.

So that you can get an even closer look at the this historic piece of Oasis history.

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29 November 2007

Oasis Head To Abbey Road To Record New Album




















Oasis are back in the studio laying down tracks for their seventh studio album, and according to frontman Liam Gallagher, things are "f***ing rocking."

"We've got like 8 songs wrote. I think they're f***ing great," he told Spinner. "We've just gotta make sure we write the right record and so we're sort of just picking at these songs and sort of amplifying them a bit more. We've got off to a good start. There's not one acoustic song on it -- it's all f***ing rocking."

The band -- Liam, brother Noel Gallagher, rhythm guitarist Gem Archer and bassist Andy Bell -- are in London's Abbey Road studios with Dave Sardy, the man who produced the group's last effort, 2005's 'Don't Believe the Truth.' "He's top man. I like him," Liam said of the producer. "We're all on the same page. We're all having a laugh and it's going really easy. We're not having any struggle with any sounds or anything. Touch wood it remains like that."

Liam admits to penning some of the tracks himself, though he wouldn't let their titles out of the bag. "Yeah man, I wrote a couple of songs," he said. "Some of them are rocking. I think they're really cool."

The roaring singer just started laying down vocals a week ago, his first time singing in quite some time. "I've only started singing on this record [recently]," he said. "I've not sang for like six months so I'm easing into it."

By easing into it, Liam noted he's been doing "ten takes of each song" to get the vocals down, "and then we've got it." So far the studio experience has been a good one for the group, the frontman said. One of the best things for the Beatle-loving outfit though has been simply recording in Abbey Road.

"Amazing -- it's amazing man," Liam said. "It's the best studio in the world. As soon as you're in there -- we've been like filming and that in there, if you've got the right clothes on it could be done in 1960. It could be done at any time. You just have to make sure you're wearing the right stuff ... and it smells really nice and old and (puts on an American hippie accent) it's just a nice place to be, man!"

Source: www.spinner.com

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Robin Friday - The Greatest Footballer You Ever Saw




















The genius of Robin Friday.

He played for Reading (and then Cardiff for a short time) in the 70's and was a massive talent, almost single-handedly winning the Royals promotion. He was the ultimate party boy and there are many tales about him including the time he kicked Mark Lawrenson in the face and shit in his kit bag, took LSD on the team bus on the way to a game, missed the start of matches cos he was sitting in the pub and scored a goal some believe to be the best ever, unfortunately it'll never be seen due to the lack of video cameras at the time!

He also featured on the front cover of SFA's 'Man Don't Give A Fuck' single and Paul McGuigan (the ex-Oasis guy) wrote a book about him, which is well worth the couple of quid it probably costs on Amazon or Ebay second hand.

Source: www.drownedinsound.com

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Tickets Still On Sale For Versus Cancer



















Versus Cancer is Manchester's biggest fundraising event, raising money for cancer research and awareness with last year's event raising £250,000 alone.

Versus Cancer takes place on Saturday, February 23. Tickets are £40. For details of how you can join the line-up, show your support and book tickets NOW, simply visit www.versuscancer.org.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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Liam & Noel Gallagher Limited Edition Handprints For Sale







































This unique series of just 500 Limited Edition Handprints has been printed from an original ink handprint given by Oasis stars Liam & Noel Gallagher at the V Festival in Staffordshire, UK in August 2005.








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Seven Ages Of Rock











"Seven Ages of Rock," a VH1 Classic co-production with the BBC, will make its U.S. debut on VH1 Classic Monday, December 17 and will air through Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 PM. Dennis Hopper narrates this 7-part series which showcases the various genres of rock music that impacted and shaped pop culture. Additionally, each episode will launch on VH1Classic.com simultaneously with its on-air premiere and will be archived for on-demand viewing. Also, watch music playlists for each age with videos from the featured artist only online.
From the birth of rock to metal to alternative rock – there is a genre for every music fan. This exclusive series will delve into what made each of these genres of music resonate with fans across the world.

Each of the seven episodes will take a deeper look into the individual ages of rock by evaluating the music itself -- breaking down key tracks, getting behind the songs and composing ideas, as well as looking into the social influences of the time and the social context that influenced the progression of the music. Throughout each episode viewers will hear from some of rock music’s biggest icons including Keith Richards, David Bowie, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Deborah Harry, Gene Simmons, Damon Albarn, Stewart Copeland, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Kim Deal, Noel Gallagher and many more.

Episode 7: “What the World is Waiting For: British Indie” – Growing out of the UK punk scene, bands such as The Smiths, Oasis, and the Stone Roses possessed an independent spirit that embraced their artistic power and financial control. These groups created music that provided a strong and sometimes arrogant counterpoint to the pop sounds dominating the charts. Premiering on Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 PM.

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Source: www.antimusic.com

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Liam Gallagher's




















Former rock wildman Liam Gallagher's swapped cigarettes and alcohol for nights home with the kids.

The dad-of-three, 35, told Uncut mag: "There's a day when you go home and and cuddle the kids." Last month Liam revealed plans to wed Nicole Appleton. Pipe and slippers for Christmas...

Source: www.themirror.co.uk

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28 November 2007

Noel Fielding And Kasabian To Play DJ Set In London




















Leicester's finest Kasabian and comedian and actor, Noel Fielding best known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh will be spinning some tunes at the UK's #1 indie club night, This Feeling next weekend.

Kasabian and Noel will follow in the footsteps of Tom Clarke of The Enemy and Andy Bell of Oasis, who have played DJ sets at the club night earlier in the year. Kasabian, Noel Gallagher and The Twang are also regular attendees.

The night will also feature Dynamo The Magician and acoustic sets from The Thirst & The Mouth.

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On This Day In Oasis History...



















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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Wikipedia

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Noel Gallagher Has To Get A Police Guard




















Oasis have been given a police guard at Abbey Road Studios after a crazed stalker turned up and threatened to chin Noel Gallagher.

The Manc rock lords are holed up in the famous North London complex, working day and night on their seventh album.

But the recording was interrupted last week when a crazed Greek fan showed up demanding to speak to guitarist Noel about song lyrics on the new album that he claimed the Oasis rocker had stolen.

Police were called to sort the headcase out after he threatened staff but he fled just before they arrived. A source at the studio said: “The guy showed up in a proper rage.

“He meant business and was clearly off his rocker.

“He claimed that he had written all this material that Noel had nicked off him for the new album.
“The fella was fuming and was threatening to beat Noel up over it all.

Security

“He was cursing at staff and being really threatening so the cops were called in.

“He tried to force his way into the studio but couldn’t get through. He heard the police were coming and turned on his heels.

“By the time the bobbies got down there he had gone.

“They had a word with the band and pulled Noel aside to tell him to be careful.

“They asked for a listen to the new album too but were politely thanked for their help and shown the door.”

Following the incident, Oasis have strengthened security at the studio and will have a police presence for the rest of the album’s recording.

It’s just not on disrupting the creation of rock’n’roll history.

Noel, brother Liam, Gem Archer and Andy Bell have nine new tracks written and almost finished.

It’s an important record for them and with music in the state it is in at the moment, we certainly need a big one from one of the UK’s heavyweights.

Noel has had a bit of bother in the past with mental fans.

When he was staying at his old North London gaff, Supernova Heights - zone HQ for most of the Nineties - he used to regularly invite randoms in for a cup of tea and a chat.

Then one day he realised he had a front room full of people he didn’t know.

Times are a changin’ for Noel these days, though.

He’s more likely to be sat in front of the fire with a nice, warm cup of Horlicks made by his missus Sara MacDonald (Scots women are the best after all), or reading bedtime stories to the wee man, Donavan.

The happy family were snapped out for an evening stroll in North London on Monday.

It looks like the Oasis lord could do with some much-needed kip after all that graft and stress in the studio.

He must be losing some of that stamina for the late nights...

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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27 November 2007

Oasis Director To Release First Feature Film




















The director of Oasis' road movie 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' is to release his first feature film in March.

Bailie Walsh's movie, 'Flashbacks Of A Fool', stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig as an ageing movie star reliving his troubled youth in 1970s Britain.

Other actors involved in the film include Lily Allen's brother -and subject of her single 'Alfie' - Alfie Owen-Allen and US rapper EVE.

As well as Oasis, Walsh has previously worked with Massive Attack, Kylie Minogue, New Order and Spiritualized.

'Flashbacks Of A Fool' is out on March 14.

Source: www.nme.com

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Rock Royalty To Honour Joe Strummer














If ever a reminder was needed of just how much influence The Clash had on modern music, some of the biggest names in UK rock are forming a supergroup in memory of Joe Strummer.

Members of Oasis, The Smiths, Primal Scream, The Happy Mondays, Alabama 3 and Carter USM are set to stage a one-off gig performing their favourite songs of the legendary London punks.

Known as the Strummerville Collective in reference to the Strummerville charity set up after Joe's death, the supergroup will play JAMM in Brixton, London, on 22 December.

The gig has been organised to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the singer's untimely death and will also feature Jamie T, The Misfits and The Mentalists, as well as members of Paul Weller's band.

Jim Bob from Carter USM will be putting in a solo set and JC and the Disciples will be bringing back memories of The Members from 1977 and the burning flame of Rock Against Racism.

Confirmed members of the Strummerville Collective include Mani from Primal Scream, Bonehead from Oasis, Bez from the Happy Mondays, Larry Love from the Alabama 3, Nigel Clarke from Dodgy and Alan White from Paul Weller’s band.

Geoff Martin, director of the Left Field Stage at Glastonbury Festival, said: “We wanted to mark the fifth anniversary of Joe Strummer’s death with a unique event that marks the positive impact that his life had on so many of us. Brixton JAMM will be the place to be.

"Money raised will be shared by Strummerville – the Joe Strummer Foundation for new music – and RAR08 which will be fighting to stop the BNP in the run up to next May’s London elections. We also hope to make enough cash to put a bunch of guitars into Brixton prison as part of Billy Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors initiative, in memory of Joe.”

London Calling - Remembering Joe Strummer takes place at JAMM, 261 Brixton Road, London, from 8pm to 2am.

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Source: www.virtualfestivals.com

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Liam Gallagher Has Been Branded A "Two-Faced Coward"




















Liam Gallagher has been branded a "two-faced coward" by Peter Andre.

Australian pop singer Peter - who is married to British glamour model Jordan, real name Katie Price - has entered into a war of words with the Oasis frontman after Liam called him a "pikey ****".

Pete fumed in New magazine: "I read somewhere that Liam Gallagher has been calling me all sorts of names. I found this quite surprising because when I last saw Liam he couldn't have been friendlier to me and Katie. I'd go as far as to say that he was totally up our backsides!

"We bumped into him at a Radio 1 event and he told us how great he thought we were and how his mother Peggy was a big fan. It's such a shame he was too much of a coward to tell us how he really felt to our faces instead of being two-faced. That man is all mouth and no trousers!"

Liam made his foul-mouthed insults during a TV interview last week.

He was given three names, British news anchor Sir Trevor McDonald, Dolly Parton and Peter, and he had to say who he would like to collaborate with, who he'd text back and who he would ignore.

He replied: "I'd call Trevor McDonald, I'd text Peter Andre and I'd ignore Dolly Parton. The only reason I'd text Peter Andre is to say, 'What the f*** are you on about man? Where'd you get my f***ing number from, you f***ing pikey ****?' "

Source: www.thecheers.org

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Top 10 Selling Music DVDs In The UK




















01 - Daniel O'Donnell - Can You Feel The Love (Rosette)
02 - Cast Recording - High School Musical - The Concert (Walt Disney)
03 - Nirvana - MTV - Unplugged In New York (Geffen)
04 - Queen - Rock Montreal (Eagle Vision)
05 - Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same (Warner Home Video)
06 - Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Big Brother)
07 - Katherine Jenkins - Katherine In The Park (UCJ)
08 - Michael Ball - Live - One Voice (Universal Pictures)
09 - Elvis Presley - The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (RCA)
10 - AC/DC - Plug Me In (Columbia)

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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26 November 2007

Oasis - Gallagher Drawn To Beatles After Psychic Experience




















Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was compelled to listen to The Beatles after an out-of-body experience inspired him to listen to classic rock'n' roll albums.

The 35-year-old was a mischief-seeking teenager until the strange event changed his rebellious ways - and led him to discover the music of the legendary band.

He says, "I had an out of body experience. About 15, at me (sic) mate's asleep, I was getting up for a piss (to go to the toilet).

And instead I went, 'Wooooomph' and saw myself down there. It felt good and then I thought, 'I don't wanna be here, I wanna be me down there.' And then I went, 'Boomf!', back in and turned the light on.

"And I think personally summat (something) happened to me with music. I didn't instantly go out and buy The Beatles but after that I just started hearing things.

I'd see a geezer with a guitar and didn't wanna bounce a ball off his head. I was, 'Can you play us a tune?' Then it was Hendrix, all The Who, the Stones, the classics."

Also another THE THINGS THEY SAY

"I've been on nights with him when he's frightened the f**king life out of me." Oasis star Liam Gallagher on his brother Noel's occasional hell-raising antics.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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The Things They Say



















"No disrespect to him, man, but I'd be on the piss if I was that ugly." Oasis star Liam Gallagher justifies The Pogues' frontman Shane Macgowan's love of liquor.

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Liam Gallagher Lashes Out At 'Pikey' Peter Andre













Oasis star Liam Gallagher is clearly no fan of Jordan's hubby Peter Andre. Asked who he would ignore, text or collaborate with, out of Trevor McDonald ,Dolly Parton and Peter Andre, he said he'd give Sir Trev a bell and Ignore big-breasted country star Dolly.

"The only reason I'd text Peter Andre is to say "What the f**k are you on about man?" he raged. "Where did you get my f**king number from, you f**king pikey c***?"

Source: OK Magazine

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25 November 2007

At Home With Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton



Oasis guitar

When people say to me, ‘What do you love?’ I tell them, ‘Family apart, it’s boxing, Manchester City and Oasis.’ I love Oasis. They’re a Manchester act and Noel and Liam Gallagher grew up probably just 15 minutes from here. This is a guitar signed by both of them. I’ve been out for a pint with Liam and he did get a little louder with each drink we had. Mind you, we must have knocked back eight pints of Guinness that night.

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Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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24 November 2007

Lord Don't Slow Me Down DVD Artwork Scan

















Just click into the scan to make it bigger, it makes a very nice desktop background.

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Liam Gallagher Credits Abuse For Making Him A Better Artist




















Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has credited his abusive father and uneasy childhood for bringing an angry passion to his music.

The 35-year-old says elder brothers Paul and Noel Gallagher bore the brunt of the alcoholic's rage - but the experience was so traumatising that it still fuels his performances today.

He says, "You wish these things don't happen but they happen for a reason, I suppose, and that's where my anger is and that's what makes me f**king attack that mike when it's there. "'Cause it's just all boiled up. I maybe kept a lid on it. I'm glad it's not ever been resolved, in a way. 'Cause that's what makes me wanna f**king get in there. I wouldn't change a thing, man."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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23 November 2007

Liam's Warning For Amy Wino




















You know you’re in trouble when Liam Gallagher thinks you need to calm down.

The Oasis star’s wild days may be behind him but he still knows a thing or two about caning it.

And he reckons Amy Winehouse has taken it too far.

Liam said: “She plays with fire, you get burnt. That’s the way it goes. If she knows what she’s doing’s not good then she needs to back up a bit.”

All the same, Liam isn’t about to be outdone by a girl. He said: “She’s young. I’d probably be doing the same thing — except twice the drugs. I’m sure she’ll grow out of it.”

He’s typically lukewarm about Wino’s music too, adding: “It’s alright. I like that Rehab. I’ve just heard stuff on TV. She’s good.”

I suppose that’s praise from a man who thinks Oasis and The Beatles are the only bands that count.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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Liam & Noel Gallagher Limited Edition Handprints For Sale







































This unique series of just 500 Limited Edition Handprints has been printed from an original ink handprint given by Oasis stars Liam & Noel Gallagher at the V Festival in Staffordshire, UK in August 2005.








Celebrity Handprints is proud to announce that ALL profits from the sale of the book 'Celebrity Handprints' by James Preston will be equally given to the UK charities BBC Children in Need and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Benefiting Charity with our Limited Editon Handprints

In addition to ALL profit from the book being given to charity, Celebrity Handprints is donating 30% from the sale of EACH Limited Edition Handprint to the same two charites.

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22 November 2007

Versus Cancer In 2008 Return



















Versus Cancer is to return for a third year running, it has been revealed.

The huge fund-raising concert organised by former Smiths legend Andy Rourke will once again takeover the M.E.N. Arena on February 23.

Last year saw unforgettable performances by Oasis' guitarist Noel Gallagher, Manc indie-rock veterans The Charlatans and Modfather Paul Weller.

Details of 2008's line-up are set to be announced in recent weeks.

On the concert Rourke (pictured promoting last year's bash) told Xfm Manchester: "Next year’s gig is going to be talked about for years to come. We’ve got some of the biggest bands of the moment lined up as well as some legendary acts that haven’t performed live for a long time.

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"It is also the start of something special for us.

"We’ve created a campaign ‘Join the Line Up’ that centres around the Versus Cancer badge - basically, we’ve always been about loads of people getting together to make a stand and do something special, and this year we wanted everyone to be able to be a part of it."

Versus Cancer is Manchester's biggest fundraising event, raising money for cancer research and awareness with last year's event raising £250,000 alone.

Versus Cancer takes place on Saturday, February 23. Tickets are £40. For details of how you can join the line-up, show your support and book tickets NOW, simply visit www.versuscancer.org.

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Uncut Celebrates 2007 With Lennon's Top Tunes








Film and music magazine Uncut is ending its 10th anniversary year with a CD featuring 15 of John Lennon's greatest songs, as voted for by a host of rock stars including Brian Wilson, Neil Young and Liam Gallagher.

The free 'Give Peace a Chance' CD is dedicated to Lennon, and features 15 tracks of classic protest songs performed by the likes of Richard Thompson and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant.

The bumper issue of title will also come free with two Uncut books: Best of 2007 -- a compendium of the year's albums, films, DVDs and books; and Snapped! -- a collection of great rock photographs and the stories behind them.

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Oasis' Liam Gallagher Talks eBay, Ghosts And Celine Dion













Liam Gallagher is never going to read this interview. For starters, the Oasis frontman is pretty busy with his band. They're back at London's famed Abbey Road studios, recording Oasis' seventh studio album, which is being helmed once again by producer Dave Sardy. He started recording his first set of vocals for the 2008 release a week ago Tuesday, and so far things are going "really easy," Liam told Spinner. "Touch wood."

Another reason Liam isn't going to read this? If you know anything about Oasis and in particular, this well-coifed blue-eyed Mancunian that fronts them, then you can probably surmise, he's not a big fan of the computers or the Internet.

Though the band released -- via download only, the single 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down,' from their new DVD of the same name, a little over two weeks ago -- Liam had nothing to do with it. Other things we found out about when we rang the Oasis singer in London for a little Q&A action? His interest in eBay, what Beatles ghost visited him, being a rock 'n' roll dad and rather strangely, what would happen if Celine Dion attempted to get in the studio with Oasis. No, really.

So the new single had a download release. I never really thought of Oasis, or you in particular, as being an 'Internet guy.'

I'm not really, but I wasn't singing on it, so it had absolutely f*** all to do with me. I don't know why it was done, I don't want to know why it was done and I don't care. I like the song, but I don't know why it was done. I don't get involved in any of that. If someone wants me to sing, I'll sing and wherever it goes, it goes.
Being sort of a classic kind of guy, I'd imagine you'd want things to be released on vinyl.

Yeah, totally, but f*** knows man. I suppose you've got to move with the times, haven't ya?

Do you even own a computer?

Yeah, I got a computer.

Do you e-mail?

Nah. I just ... nah. I don't do anything. Me missus [former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton] uses it. I don't get e-mail. I wouldn't know how to do anything like that. It's sort of like, I can get on eBay and look at things.

Have you bought anything?

I buy some clothes on there now and again, some instruments, bits and bobs. Nothing mad. I'm not obsessed with anything. I'm not an obsessive person. If I find myself getting really into it, I move on to the next thing. It's not good to be obsessed.

On the 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' DVD, there's quite a bit of family stuff. Did they come out quite a lot on the that tour?

They came out -- I think they came out to New York, and then they came out to Canada. I think that was it. My missus is from Canada so she came to that bit. They came out for a week or something, but not all the time 'cause the kids have got school. We sort of don't do all that private tutoring and stuff. Plus, I pay too much for them to go to private school so I f***ing want my money's worth.

Do they enjoy private school?

I don't think they know what it is. I think they just go to school. It's good for me, because I'd rather put me kids through school than spend me money on, f***ing you know, other things. It's important that they get a good education 'cause who knows what's around the corner.

When they are on school holidays, do you bring them out now that you're older and can afford it?

When they get older, I'd love to bring them out on a proper tour -- just me and the kids. But we'll see. We haven't done it yet. I can't wait for them to get about 10 or 11, and they can make their own breakfasts and stuff like that.

Do your kids get what you do? Do they understand who their dad is?

They get it, yeah. They understand who I am. I don't think they understand all that s*** that people keep mithering me for -- asking for things and pictures. Some of the time they think that's cool, and other times they get embarrassed by it ... but don't we all.

I spoke to Tom Meighan from Kasabian when they toured with you and he was saying you got along in a crazy way -- you had your own language. He even said if he was a woman, he'd be having your babies.

Well, that's -- f***ing hell, that's a bit of a mad [one] then, that's considering he'd be a f***ing good looking woman.

What did you think of him when you first met him?

I met him at a gig. They were supporting [Oasis' former rhythm guitarist] Bonehead's band -- some f***ing shit band Bonehead was in at the Death Disco, [former Creation Records boss] Alan Mcgee's [club]. I'd never heard of him. I walked past and they were cool. We just got a drink. I wasn't there long and that was it -- that was all I remember. And then I obviously started seeing the f***ing band -- he's f***ing great. He's got good energy. I like people like that.

The way that it came off from him -- it's in your DVD -- he's so enthusiastic about you guys. Did he become a sort of cousin or little brother to you?

He was and he still is. I love him dearly. And I'd definitely look after him, and he looks after me. We're just both on the same kind of thing. I wouldn't look down and go, "Oh, you're my little brother." He's a grown man and he's doing his thing. We're all in the same f***ing boat.

Recently, the U.K. tabloids have been saying that you've been visited by John Lennon's ghost.

I wouldn't say that he visits me. I had an out of body experience when I was about 17 or 16, and as far as I'm concerned, that's when I started getting into music. That's when it all started going down, and I reckon it has something to do with him. He don't come and visit me -- at least, I don't think he does. I wish he did.

Any plans for bringing anyone in for the new Oasis album?

I don't think so but who knows. I'm not all for that stuff. I don't like that. That's like you're getting old before your time. I'm sure our kid [Noel Gallagher] will pull out some of his f***ing mates and go, "Yeah, come and play it," but that's not for me. I couldn't give a f***. No one will be singing my bits anyway.

Who could out sing you?

This is it -- nobody.

I suppose someone like Celine Dion would give it a go.

I don't think she'd get in the f***ing door.

She's skinny. She could fit through a crack.

Yeah, but I'd see that big nose coming.

The Verve have been around London lately since reuniting. Have you seen them since they reformed?

No, we're busy. We, I wanted to go see them the other night at the Roundhouse, but it's just -- we've got to do this record. We'll go out and meet with them -- they've been on the piss for three days -- so I'll catch up with them at the arena tour.

You guys were quite close with them.

I haven't seen them for ages, but I'm glad they're back.

And glad the Spice Girls are back?

Oh, f***ing over the moon.

Lastly, what is Liam Gallagher doing for Christmas?

My mates got a gaff in Switzerland, and we're going out there with the kids for five or six days just to hang out. I don't think we'll be doing any skiing, but I'll be there looking like James Bond with the kids -- just throwing snowballs and s***.

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The Fratellis To DJ In London Later This Week
























The Fratellis to play DJ set in London

Scottish rockers will man the decks later this week

The Fratellis will pay a DJ set at the This Feeling club night in London's Parker McMillan venue, on November 23.

The band follow in the footsteps of Tom Clarke of The Enemy and Andy Bell of Oasis, who have played DJ sets at the club night earlier in the year. Kasabian, Noel Gallagher and The Twang are also regular attendees.

The night will also feature acoustic performances from Figure 5, Sergeant, The Shayians and Exit Calm.

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21 November 2007

Noel Gallagher-Signed Guitar Sculpture Highlights Charity Auction




















Last night's Gibson GuitarTown London charity auction at indigO2 in London's O2 Arena saw a variety of 10-foot Gibson Les Paul guitar sculptures and custom-decorated Gibson SG guitars (also celebrity-signed) sold to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Prince’s Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The fiberglass sculpture painted in acrylics by cartoonist and illustrator Rosie Brooks and autographed by Sir Paul McCartney brought the highest bid of the evening, £60,000 or approximately $123,912 USD. "I just fancied playing with a big guitar! I think this one will hopefully catch the imagination of the public and whoever is going to buy it at the auction and raise money for The Prince's Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, which are all great charities," McCartney said in September when he autographed the sculpture, titled "And The Crowd Goes Wild."

Other notable sales (in U.S. dollars) included sculptures signed by Paul Weller ($16,521), Robert Plant ($8,260), Noel Gallagher ($6,711), Ozzy Osbourne ($6,711), a Les Paul Tribute sculpture by artist Alex Echo ($7,744), and SG guitars signed by or associated with Roger Waters ($21,684), Ronnie Wood ($18,586), Slash ($17,554.20), Nick Mason ($10,842), Jack Bruce and Pete Brown ($8,260), Brian May ($7,228), Jimmy Page ($7,021), Bob Geldof ($6,195), Depeche Mode ($6,195), and the Zutons ($5,163).

Gibson Guitar sponsored the London GuitarTown event that led to last night's charity auction presented by Julien's Auctions. From June to September 2007, 30 hand-painted, free standing, 10-foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar sculptures were on public display at More London on London's South Bank by City Hall, SE1, while while 30 hand-painted and celebrity-signed regular sized Gibson SG guitars were publicly displayed around The O2 in Greenwich.

“London is one of my favorite European cities with an outstanding musical environment. Gibson GuitarTown London will be a momentous and unique public exhibition, raising money for three fantastic charities with the support of many of Britain’s top musical names. This is our gift to the people of London,”said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar, when the charity effort was launched last spring.

Special thanks to artist Pete Mckee for keeping me updated on the auction, check out his website at www.petemckee.com

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It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But He Likes It)


















The relationship between football and music has never been an easy one, with so many players having lousy tastes in what they listen to. For a whole generation it was Phil Collins, and most of today's players will tune in to whatever slick and worthless R'n'B tosh is in the charts at the moment. However, there are some exceptions to the rule and this one in particular might surprise you...

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has told how he discovered the Rolling Stones as he went through rehab from his injury earlier this year. He told Chelsea's official club magazine: "One of our physios, Denis Talbot, got me on to them because they're his favourite band. On the way to the swimming pool every day we were listening to Forty Licks in the car. I must admit I'd never listened to the Stones - I don't know why.

"My family had got me into The Beatles but I'd never sat down and listened to the Stones. But I'm glad I've found them after all this time. I had them on every day." However, he adds: "That music wouldn't last five minutes in our dressing room, mind. I'd get ribbed putting that kind of music on. The lads just don't like it - I don't understand."

Cole also credits Paul Weller with helping him get through his gruelling daily 8 hours sessions in the gym to help him recover. "I couldn't have got through all that work without music. It's a massive help to me in situations like that. And it just so happens that while I was doing all that gym work, Paul Weller's Greatest Hits album had just come out so it was perfect timing.

"I also need to thank Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Kasbaian too. They all helped me through," he said. Cole is also a big fan of the Stereophonics and went to see the Arctic Monkeys at Bournemouth the season before last. He also revealed he sorted tickets for the Manchester City game for Oasis star Noel Gallagher and was due to meet him after the match. "Apparently, he left when the third goal [of six] went in!" said Cole.

Read the full interview in the Chelsea magazine, out now.

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Gallows Are Recording Oasis Covers!















Gallows frontman Frank Carter has revealed to Gigwise that the band are currently working on some Oasis covers.

The outspoken singer was speaking about recording their follow-up to ‘Orchestra of Wolves’ when he made the unlikely confession.

He told us: “We are working on some fun stuff for ourselves, but we want it to be a surprise. I will tell you that we’re working on some Oasis stuff, as we all love Oasis, and also some party songs for gigs.

”People think we are all about menacing people but we just want to have fun. The songs will probably not be recognisable and they’ll be sped up and rewritten!”

Gallows cover of The Ruts song ‘Staring At The Rude Boys’ alongside Lethal Bizzle is released this week. Don’t forget to check Gigwise for our full interview with Frank later this week.

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Football Fever Band's Go A Bit "Beckham"
















The NME has a football special in the gallery today, As England prepare to take on Croatia later on today.

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The Greatest :100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s













Vote Now for your Favorite 10 songs of the '90s!

From the decade that brought you Grunge, boy bands and Ricky Martin, came the songs that defined an era. The Greatest Songs of the 90's! Everything from *NSYNC to Smashing Pumpkins, sprinkled with Salt-n-Pepa from a time when Hootie and Hammer reigned!

How to Vote

Click on up to 10 of your favorite songs from the Greatest Songs of the 90's list, then click "Submit my Votes." If you'd like to watch music videos from the Greatest Songs of the 90's list click on the camera icons and watch your favorite 90s music videos only on VSPOT!

Tune in December 17th for even more on this eclectic and beloved decade.

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20 November 2007

Celebrity Air Rage














High and mighty: some air rage incidents

Flying brings out the worst in the rich and famous. As Jonathan Rhys Meyers is charged with being drunk at Dublin airport, Amol Rajan fastens his seatbelt and recalls the celebrities who made themselves the in-flight entertainment

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

The 30-year-old Irishman appears to be struggling to leave behind his heavy drinking, loud-mouthed persona as the young Henry VIII in the BBC serial The Tudors. Following an appearance on an Irish talk-show at the weekend to promote his new film, August Rush, Rhys Meyers staggered into Dublin Airport, apparently having had a few too many post-broadcast tipples. After being less than polite to check-in staff, he was barred from boarding a London-bound BMI flight.

Rhys Meyers, who spent four weeks at a drying-out clinic in California earlier this year, then refused requests from airport security to calm down. They eventually called the police, who charged the actor with being drunk in public and breaching the peace. He is due in court on 5 December.

Snoop Dogg

Rap stars never travel light – or alone. When Snoop Dogg, aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus – probably one of the most celebrated American rappers and record producers of his generation – headed for South Africa from Heathrow in April of last year, he brought along 30 of his home boys. They, in turn, brought along their attitudes.

Refused entry into the first-class lounge because of their loutishness, the posse took out their rage out on staff at a duty- free shop, allegedly hurling bottles of whisky across the shop floor. But when they were told that unless they grew up they would not be allowed to board their plane, the rapper's minders blew their casket. Police were called to Terminal One to deal with the problem. They demanded that Snoop and his crew calm down. They didn't. Instead, they went "berserk". One of the rapper's home boys left a policeman with a fractured wrist, while several others had cuts or bruises.

Snoop and five of his men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and affray and spent the night behind bars.

Courtney Love

In February 2003, Love – the troubled widow of the Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain – was feeling a little restless on board a Virgin Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London. Seated next to two personal assistants and a nurse, she asked if her second nurse, who was sitting in economy class, could join her in business class. Alas, with the plane about to descend towards Heathrow, the former lead singer of the US rock group Hole had chosen a bad time to change her seating arrangements. When the cabin crew told her that the nurse could not join her, Love went "berserk", becoming verbally abusive and screaming and swearing at staff and passengers. Once the plane landed it was boarded by police, who spoke to the rocker for 20 minutes before bundling her into a van and interrogating her for a further 11 hours.

Liam Gallagher

Perhaps if they had been flying to Australia from the UK – a journey which can take up to 26 hours – you might excuse those bad boys from rock band, Oasis for being a bit fidgety. But in 1998, ahead of their tour of Australia, the band's members and their two dozen tag-alongs were making the much shorter journey from Hong Kong to Perth, on Australia's West Coast.

Apparently drunk before they got on board, lead singer Liam Gallagher defied the no-smoking policy on board the plane, and was promptly asked to stub out his cigarette. The Mancunian responded by throwing a hissy fit, thundering "obscene, offensive, and horribly abusive" language at other passengers.

While his brother Noel apparently slept, Gallagher began throwing food at those sat around him, encouraged by other band members, who promptly began raucous sing-alongs. The plane's captain threatened to conduct an emergency landing unless the group quietened down.

Eventually Gallagher led the stumbling entourage off the plane at Perth. Asked what he recalled of the event, he said: "Some panhead told me to shut up – some panhead who needs stabbing through the head with a fucking pick-axe."

Following the flight, Cathay Pacific issued the Gallagher brothers and the rest of Oasis with a lifelong ban.

Lorna Dow

On her way to a modelling assignment in New York in 1998, Dow decided to ease the boredom of her eight-hour flight from Manchester by drinking a cocktail of champagne and cannabis tea.

An air hostess found the model in a queue for a lavatory demanding a bucket to be sick in and threatening to urinate in the aisle. When the stewardess took her to another WC, only to find that was engaged too, Dow turned nasty. Saying, "I am going to sort you out", she tugged the hair of one cabin crew member, punched another and dragged a third down the aisle. She then challenged the whole crew to a fight. Dow, pleaded guilty to common assault and occasioning actual bodily harm and was given a three-month prison sentence.

Peter Buck

On a BA flight from Seattle to Heathrow in April 2001, the R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck allegedly ordered 15 glasses of red wine during the first three hours of the 10-hour journey, then staggered up to the galley to demand more. Buck emerged from a toilet to be confronted with a written warning from the flight captain. He responded by abusing staff and passengers, upending a trolley and covering an air hostess in yoghurt. The 6ft 2in musician ripped the warning from the captain's hands, tore it up and boasted: "You are just a captain and I am R.E.M."

In court, Buck claimed a sleeping pill he took before the flight, combined with "small amounts" of wine, had converted him into a "non-insane automatism". He said he had a total blackout until he woke up in a police cell, and was not therefore accountable for his actions. The jury agreed.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

In April 1982, gallery owner Larry Gagosian paid for American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, a notorious party animal, to fly first class from New York to Los Angeles for an exhibition. Gagosian picks up the story: "It was like these four kind of rough-looking black kids hunched over a big pile of coke and then they just switched over to these huge joints. They had their big ski-glasses on, and big overcoats. The stewardess freaked. I thought 'Oh God, we're going to jail'". But when the stewardess protested that such behaviour was, actually illegal, Basquiat's retort was as polite as it was firm. "I thought this was first class ..." he said. Basquiat died of a drug overdose six years later.

Vinnie Jones

The former footballer turned Hollywood actor was sentenced to 80 hours' community service and fined £1,100 in 2003 for an act of mid-air aggression which, even by his standards, takes some beating.

On a Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to Tokyo, the one-time Wimbledon captain found himself in a first-class cabin, next to a man named Stephen Driscoll. After exchanging some mild pleasantries with one another, Driscoll told Jones he was being "annoying". Jones, drinking "boorishly", waltzed up to a lady whom he thought might enjoy his company. When his fellow passengers and the cabin crew told him that she might not, he reacted furiously. Screaming loudly, "I can get you murdered. I can get whole crew murdered for £3,000". At one point, he allegedly slapped another passenger 10 times.

Ian Brown

Poor Christine Cooper. She was working on a BA flight from Paris to Manchester in 1998. Thinking one of the passengers was interested in duty free, she showed him what was on offer. Alas, former the Stone Roses singer Ian Brown was far from interested. When Cooper held up her hands to apologise, Brown misinterpreted the gesture.

"Hey you", he said to Cooper. "Don't you wave your fucking hands at me. I'll chop your fucking hands off." When the captain intervened, Brown repeated his threat. The singer then banged on the locked cockpit door demanding entry.

In court, Brown said his threats were in fact jokes. But for his abusive behaviour, and for potentially threatening the lives of other passengers, he was jailed for four months.

Grace Jones

Almost a quarter of a century after thumping the late television presenter Russell Harty after he turned his back to her in an interview, the Jamaican singer and former Vogue model's aggressive streak re-emerged in April 2005 when reports suggested that she was thrown off a Eurostar train from Paris to London for arguing with and verbally abusing a ticket inspector. She denied the claims.

Just two months later, Jones allegedly threw a tantrum when leaving her flight from New Jersey to London. After all passengers had left the Virgin aircraft, Jones demanded that she be escorted from the flight to the VIP lounge, rather than get on board a bus with all the commoners from economy class.

Jones was repeatedly told that the VIP lounge was only for departures and thus unavailable. But she would have none of it, screaming abuse at cabin crew. Eventually Heathrow chiefs escorted her to the VIP area – but not before armed police officers had rushed to the scene, and threatened her with arrest.

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Smiths Star Launches Massive Manchester Gig




















Andy Rourke returns with 2008 Versus Cancer charity show

The Smiths' Andy Rourke has announced details of next year's Versus Cancer gig.

The bassist organises an annual concert in hometown Manchester to raise money for the local Christie Hospital and Genesis Centre, with previous shows featuring the likes of Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown and Paul Weller.

This year's concert will take place on February 23 at the MEN Arena, with the line-up to be confirmed soon.

"This year's gig is going to be talked about for years to come. We've got some of the biggest bands of the moment lined up as well as some legendary acts that haven't performed live for a long time," explained Rourke of the 2008 event.

In the meantime, the bassist has also launched a "join the line-up" campaign to get fans and musicians to wear a special pin badge in the run to this year's event.

"Basically, we've always been about loads of people getting together to make a stand and do something special," said Rourke of the new effort, "and this year we wanted everyone to be able to be a part of it."

For more information about the badges, plus ticket details for Versus Cancer 08 go to Versuscancer.org.

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Oasis' 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' Gets CD Release




















Oasis' download only single 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' will get its first CD release exclusively on the new 'NME Essential Bands' CD.

The album, which is out in the shops now, also features songs from Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs and Biffy Clyro.

'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' was previously released only as a digital single, and feature on the band's DVD of the same title.

Speaking about the track Noel Gallagher told NME.COM: "That got left off the last album because it was the same verse all the way until the end. It's kind of locked into (the 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down') documentary now because it appears at the end of the film. It's quite rocking. It's just the 12 bar blues really, but it's good."

'NME Presents: The Essential Bands 2007/08' is out now and features the following tracklisting:
Disc 1:

Oasis - 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down'
Amy Winehouse - 'Valerie'
Hard-Fi - 'Suburban Knights'
Kaiser Chiefs - 'The Angry Mob'
The Killers - 'Read My Mind'
Kate Nash - 'Foundations'
Razorlight - 'Hold On'
Fall Out Boy - 'This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race'
The Twang - 'Either Way'
Maximo Park - 'Books From Boxes'
The Hours - 'Ali In The Jungle'
The Fratellis - 'Whistle For The Choir'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Down Boy'
PJ Harvey - 'When Under Ether'
Noisettes - 'The Count Of Monte Christo'
The Maccabees - 'About Your Dress'
Milburn - 'What Will You Do When (The Money Goes?)'
Alterkicks - 'Cannibal Hiking Disaster'
The Rumble Strips - 'Girls And Boys In Love'
The Holloways - 'Generator'

Disc 2:

Arctic Monkeys - 'Brianstorm' (Live)
Babyshambles - 'Delivery'
Reverend And The Makers - 'He Said He Loved Me'
Lily Allen - 'LDN'
The Enemy - 'Away From Here'
Klaxons - 'It's Not Over Yet'
Ian Brown - 'Illegal Attacks'
Keane - 'The Night Sky'
Bloc Party - 'Hunting For Witches'
Biffy Clyro - 'Folding Stars'
The Gossip - 'Jealous Girls'
CSS - 'Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above'
Battles - 'Atlas'
Hadouken! - 'Liquid Lives'
Patrick Wolf - 'Get Lost'
Nine Black Alp - 'Burn Faster'
Pull Tiger Tail - 'Hurricanes'
Stereophonics - 'It Means Nothing'
The Cribs - 'Moving Pictures'
The Wombats - 'Kill The Director'

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Hasselhoff In Talks To Reprise Knight Rider Role

















American actor David Hasselhoff might reprise his role as Michael Knight in Knight Rider.

The Baywatch star is currently in talks with NBC to appear in the series.

Rider, the name of the sequel to the 1980s series centres on Mike Tracer, Michael Knight’s son who never knew his dad, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The original series was a story of a kind of modern-day knight who drove an advanced smart car with artificial intelligence to fight crime.

Meanwhile, in November it was announced that the 55-year-old was currently in a recording studio working on an Oasis cover album to be released in Germany. (ANI)

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VH1 Classic Presents Seven Ages of Rock













“Seven Ages of Rock,” a VH1 Classic co-production with the BBC, will make its U.S. debut on VH1 Classic Monday, December 17 and will air through Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 PM. Dennis Hopper narrates this 7-part series which showcases the various genres of rock music that impacted and shaped pop culture. Additionally, each episode will launch on VH1Classic.com simultaneously with its on-air premiere and will be archived for on-demand viewing. Also, watch music playlists for each age with videos from the featured artist only online.

From the birth of rock to metal to alternative rock – there is a genre for every music fan. This exclusive series will delve into what made each of these genres of music resonate with fans across the world.

Each of the seven episodes will take a deeper look into the individual ages of rock by evaluating the music itself -- breaking down key tracks, getting behind the songs and composing ideas, as well as looking into the social influences of the time and the social context that influenced the progression of the music. Throughout each episode viewers will hear from some of rock music’s biggest icons including Keith Richards, David Bowie, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield, Deborah Harry, Gene Simmons, Damon Albarn, Stewart Copeland, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Stipe, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Kim Deal, Noel Gallagher and many more.

Episode 1: “My Generation: The Birth of Rock” – Rock music emerges in the late 60’s as a fresh branch of rock ‘n’ roll. Becoming popular through artists like The Who, Cream, and The Rolling Stones, rock groups exemplified this era of protest through a tone of seriousness in their music. Premiering on Monday, December 17 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 2: “White Light, White Heat: Art Rock” – As rock music made a name for itself, upcoming rock artists began to experiment with their sounds. Groups including The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Genesis were all a part of this innovative and varied sound. Premiering on Tuesday, December 18 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 3: “Blank Generation: Punk Rock” – Continuing with the evolution of the sound of rock, a genre of music emerged in the 1970s that can best be described as anti-establishment. Demonstrated by bands including The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Television, these artists created music that went hand-in-hand with the rebellion of youth, often containing lyrics that incorporated political outrage and a “do-it-yourself” attitude. Premiering on Wednesday, December 19 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 4: “Never Say Die: Heavy Metal” – A new sound that emerged from the UK, heavy metal conveyed an intense and powerful resonance. Artists like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest paved the way by establishing the heavy sound while artists like Metallica and Motley Crue added their own rock ’n’ roll twist. Premiering on Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 5: “We Are The Champions: Stadium Rock” – Rock music became more dominant in mainstream pop culture in the 80s allowing artists such as Queen, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, and U2 to sell out stadium-sized venues. Premiering on Friday, December 21 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 6: “Left of the Dial: American Alternative” – Influenced by punk, bands including Nirvana, REM, Sonic Youth, and Pearl Jam shunned the traditions of the music industry and signed with independent record labels. Despite their deviance from traditional mainstream success, many alternative bands became commercially successful. Premiering on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00 PM.

Episode 7: “What the World is Waiting For: British Indie” – Growing out of the UK punk scene, bands such as The Smiths, Oasis, and the Stone Roses possessed an independent spirit that embraced their artistic power and financial control. These groups created music that provided a strong and sometimes arrogant counterpoint to the pop sounds dominating the charts. Premiering on Sunday, December 23 at 9:00 PM.

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Liam Gallagher Has Words For Amy Winehouse


















In the mid-90s, Oasis' Gallagher brothers became British tabloid fixtures thanks to their brotherly bust ups, their famous girlfriends and rumors of rampant drug use. These days, younger brother Liam and older brother Noel still regularly garner column inches, though it's more to do with marriage rumors, babies and ghost hauntings than the salacious stories of years before.

Liam was a little younger than Amy Winehouse when he first became front page fodder, so when Spinner caught up with the Oasis frontman during some promotion for Oasis' new DVD, 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down,' we asked if had any empathy for the travails of the 24-year-old pop-soul singer.

"No, nope, no," he told Spinner rather firmly. "I'm sure she's a big girl and she f***ing knows what she's doing. I couldn't give a f*** mate about any of them. I'm sure they couldn't give a f*** about me, so no. She plays with fire, you get burnt. That's the way it goes. That's what happened with me. I'm in a f***ing great place at the moment, so I don't think it does you any harm."
While plenty of rock stars, including Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, have been quoted saying they'd like to help the troubled chanteuse, Liam suggested Winehouse will garner wisdom and find less trouble, with age.

"If she's knows what she's doing's f***ing not good, then she needs to sort of back up a bit," he said. "But she's young so I'd be probably doing the same thing, except for twice the drugs. I'm sure she'll grow out of it."

As for what she does, while Liam hasn't been shy of putting down plenty of ensembles over the years, he's rather kind when it comes to Winehouse's music. "It's alright," he said. "I like that 'Rehab.' I've not heard [the record], man. I've just heard what I heard on TV. She's good."

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On This Day In Oasis History...



















Stop the Clocks is an album by British rock band Oasis made up of Oasis' favourite songs and moments of their career so far and was released on November 20 2006. “Unlike most albums of this nature, Oasis have sat down and undertaken the almost impossible job of picking what they consider to be their finest moments ever. So 'Stop The Clocks' is imbued with the sort of willfulness that has helped make Oasis the favourite band of millions of people worldwide and its running order will no doubt provoke equal parts adulation and bar discussions from the millions of Oasis fans worldwide. Could it ever be any other way?” . It released in November 2006. The "retrospective collection" is an 18-track double album with the featured songs chosen by Noel Gallagher. It went 3x platinum in the UK with sales as good as any album there since Be Here Now.

The album has come about due to the end of Oasis' recording contract with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Noel Gallagher has gone on record before on numerous occasions saying that Oasis wouldn't release a greatest hits album unless the band were about to split up. However, in an interview with news.com.au in December 2005, he hinted that Sony were planning to release one anyway, and that despite his misgivings, he would have to get involved with it otherwise it'd be "shit". This was clarified in September 2006, when he told the NME that when he made it clear to Sony that the band were not going to re-sign to them, the record label decided to release a greatest hits album. Gallagher then explained that he insisted that it had to be a 'best-of' because he felt a compilation of the best singles, album tracks and b-sides would produce a stronger album than a compilation of singles.

To address some fans' concerns that the release of a greatest hits album was a sign that the band were about to finish, based on some of Noel Gallagher's previous comments, the press release for the album confirmed that they are merely taking "a well earned sabbatical prior to starting work on new material, destined for similar levels of success in the future. As such, this is not a full stop, but merely a time out; a dream set list, and a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll."

To celebrate the release of the album, the band will be unveiling their first full-length film - Lord Don't Slow Me Down, shot during the Don't Believe the Truth world tour, from May 2005 to March 2006, the film was shown in November 2006 around the world in selected picture houses, theatres and cinemas to winners of fans competitions and the press. It was also broadcasted on Channel 4 in the UK.

The album debuted at #2 in the UK charts selling over 50,000 copies in its first day of release and 216,000 in its first week of release, surprisingly not selling enough to knock off the top spot to The Love Album, by the boy-band Westlife. It also debuted at #89 on the U.S. Billboard 200, starting with 18,000 units sold. It did however enter the Japanese Oricon album charts at #1, selling 87,462 copies in its first week.

In Japan, a box set was also released of all their singles to coincide with the album.

The Songs

Stop the Clocks focuses heavily on the band's most popular albums, Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, with each contributing five tracks, plus four B-sides (also included on the band's other compilation album The Masterplan) from this era. Only two tracks appear from Don't Believe the Truth, and one track each from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry, whilst Be Here Now is overlooked completely.

When the release of Stop the Clocks was first announced in July 2006, speculation was rife that the unreleased song of the same name would be included on the record as a bonus track. However, Noel Gallagher told fans at a Q&A session that the song was considered for inclusion, but they weren't happy with any of the many versions they have recorded.

Gallagher also confirmed that the title was chosen to sum up what was described in the initial press release as being "merely a time out; a chance for the world to review the immense contribution that Oasis have made and continue to make to rock 'n' roll." Noel Gallagher revealed in an interview in April 2005 that 'Stop the Clocks' was the original title for the band's early recorded material in early 2004, which turned eventually into Don't Believe the Truth.

Gallagher revealed to Billboard that he was approached about including some new songs on the album as well, but that he opted not to "because it takes the focus away from what you're actually trying to say with a retrospective."

Gallagher told the NME in September 2006 that he picked the tracks on the album, and there were about eight songs that "should be on there, but aren't". He explained that his original vision was for a 12-track album on one CD, but, after whittling down from an initial 30+ tracks, the track-listing was finalised. He admitted that he's had arguments with people about the tracklisting but that "someone has to pick the tracklisting, and I've picked it and that's the end of it. But that must mean we're pretty good, if people are arguing about what's not on it, it's brilliant!"

During an interview on Radio 1 in October 2006, and later during a question and answer session with The Sun, Liam Gallagher, who got a songwriting credit with his "Songbird", claimed that he was happy with the tracks Noel had selected for the album, although he said that he would have liked "Rockin' Chair" and "D'You Know What I Mean?" to be included. Noel, however, admitted that "D'You Know What I Mean?" was to be included on the album up until the moment it was being mastered, explaining that the length of the song "upset the flow of the album".

In the special boxed-edition of 'Stop the Clocks' at the end of the 'Lock the Box' interview, when Liam was told 'Whatever' was not on the track-listing he said "Thank fuck for that".

Track listing

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except "Songbird", written by Liam Gallagher

Disc one
"Rock 'n' Roll Star" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Some Might Say" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Talk Tonight" (from The Masterplan)
"Lyla" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"The Importance of Being Idle" (from Don't Believe the Truth)
"Wonderwall" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Slide Away" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (from Definitely Maybe)
"The Masterplan" (from The Masterplan)

Disc two
"Live Forever" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Acquiesce" (from The Masterplan)
"Supersonic" (from Definitely Maybe)
"Half the World Away" (from The Masterplan)
"Go Let It Out" (from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants)
"Songbird" (from Heathen Chemistry)
"Morning Glory" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Champagne Supernova" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
"Don't Look Back in Anger" (from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?)

Cover

The cover was designed by Sir Peter Blake, best known for his design of the sleeve for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but also well recognized within the genre for his work on the cover of Paul Weller's Stanley Road album.

According to Blake, he chose all of the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of Sgt. Pepper's and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his mind. He claims, "It's using the mystery of Definitely Maybe and running away with it." Familiar cultural icons which can be seen on the cover include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Michael Caine (replacing the original image of Marilyn Monroe, which couldn't be used for legal reasons) and the seven dwarfs from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

Blake also revealed that the final cover wasn't the original one. That design featured an image of the shop 'Granny Takes A Trip' on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London.

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