31 October 2008

Noel Gallagher On Cool FM

Noel talks about being attacked by coin-throwing idiots in Belfast and Russell Brand.

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Noel Gallagher On Mercia FM

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Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary from Oasisinet.com

Yes brothers and sisters. What a beautiful morning, no? It is where I am. On the way to Heathrow Airport that is. On the way to Belfast. Are you coming?

That Roundhouse gig was fuckin' far out. Those were there will tell you. James Bond! He was there. As was Russell Brand. Who incidentally has caused what seemingly has turned into a major shit storm. A sad sign of the times, I'm afraid. We live in a country where fat ugly columnists can somehow dictate to the rest of us what we should and shouldn't think. Who gives a shit anyway? Me? You? Max Clifford? And as for the 10,000 people who it took 5 days to be offended??......... go back to your coffee morning crosswords and fade to grey. Anyway, ask him he was there.

Just landed in Belfast. Pissing down. Still a bit fucked from Sunday. Gotta stop this drinking until breakfast malarky. Right I'm off.

In a bit.


PS. My bags have gone missing. AGAIN!!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Take That And Oasis Lead Music Ticket Boom

Big name bands like Take That and Oasis are leading a boom in gig ticket sales, with UK stadium shows selling in record time despite the credit crunch.

Take That are expected to sell 700,000 tickets on Friday for their 2009 tour, a week after 500,000 tickets to see Oasis were snapped up in six hours.

AC/DC, Metallica and The Killers have also sold out UK shows in recent weeks.

But while massive stars thrive, there are fears that a recession could hit tours by small and middle-ranking acts.

Take That's promoters SJM said the pop band's tour was the fastest-selling in UK history.

"It's totally unprecedented," SJM managing director Simon Moran told BBC News.

"In times of economic downturn, to sell £35m of tickets in one day for a tour is good for the economy, I would have thought," he said.

Tickets for their 14 stadium shows - including four nights at Wembley Stadium - cost between £45 and £65 each. By 1530 GMT, only five of the dates had tickets left.

According to SJM, the record of fastest-selling tour was only broken a week ago by Oasis, another of their bands.

"Both artists are just very popular and careful with the ticket price," Mr Moran said.

"Not all live music is doing good. But if it's the right artist and the right ticket price and the right event, people want to be entertained.

"But there's plenty of what we're doing that's not doing that good, I can tell you."

Meanwhile, virtually all dates on UK arena tours by Metallica and The Killers are now sold out.

AC/DC sold 60,000 tickets in 40 minutes two weeks ago, while Depeche Mode sold out the O2 Arena in London in half an hour.

Stuart Galbraith, who runs promotion company Kilimanjaro Live, said: "If you're AC/DC, Take That, Oasis or Metallica then it's very, very good."

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Access All Areas

By Dave Hogan with David Clayton
Green Umbrella Publishing
RRP £20.00
Out Now
Hardback 160 Pages
ISBN: 978-1906229-97-9

Celebrated Sun photographer Dave Hogan's career – Illustrated in Words and Pictures

Covering 25 years of working closely with celebrities, rock stars and personalities Access All Areas features photographs from some of the most famous and infamous events on the planet. This is more than just a collection of his most famous photographs. Accompanying some of the most iconic images in the entertainment world today are the stories behind the shots; this is one of the most fascinating books of the year from the man with unprecedented access to the most famous stars of their time.

Dave Hogan began his photography career at Stringfellows over 25 years ago and has since shot every major pop, rock and film star and red carpet event including Live Aid and Live 8. He is Getty Images' and The Sun's celebrity photographer. This book is a fascinating roller-coaster ride through his 25 year career photographing stars from Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, U2, Duran Duran, Madonna, Oasis, Britney Spears ( yes that kiss was one of Dave Hogan's shots!), Kylie Minogue and many more.

Dave Hogan was famously run over by Madonna and appeared on the front page of The Sun with the headline 'Maimed by Madonna'. Despite the world-wide furore Dave Hogan refused to sue Madonna and went on to photograph her again.

With a Foreword by The Sun's Showbiz Editor Gordon Smart and featuring quotes by many of the artists featured this is your pass to the stories behind the stars.

Hogan tells us the real stories about his own 'Heroes' and this is a book you won't be able to put down!

Oasis have always been portrayed as the bad boys of rock, but when it actually comes down to it, I’ve always thought it’s the women in their life who seemto rule the roost.

If you play it the right way, you can usually get what you want from them, but it’s
invariably done by asking the females that surround them, be it girlfriends, wives or their mum.

There was one occasion at a Steve Coogan show – he was doing a live version of Alan Partridge – and Liam and Noel turned up with mum, Peggy. I asked her if she’d have a picture taken with her lads and she called them both over and they did what they
were told.

Of course, then you can break it down a bit and eventually you get the picture of the boys on their own, looking as usual like the Brothers Grimm.

I love their music and we need stars like the Gallaghers who have plenty of attitude and basically don’t give a toss. They are few and far between these days.

Meg Matthews was a party animal and I always thought she was on the party circuit a little too much and eventually I think Noel just had enough of it.

I was out in Las Vegas when they got married, though there were never any wedding pictures as such.

At a party for one of Ronnie Wood’s kids six months later, Meg turned up in what I can only describe as the wedding dress she probably never wore with flowers and lace all over.

Noel was there in his leathers with his customary snarl and a bottle of Becks in his hand and they looked great together – it was the wedding picture the world had wanted, in many ways, though I don’t think it was that long

The book is available from www.play.com and is priced at £11.99 with free delivery.

Thanks to Emma Woodridge

Noel Gallagher: Liam's To Blame For Oasis Not Cracking America

Noel Gallagher still blames his brother Liam for Oasis's failure to crack America.

They have been the biggest band in the UK since the middle Nineties, but blew their chance to become the biggest band in the world by not following U2 and Duran Duran in making it big in the US.

The early Nineties had all but forgotten British rock with American grunge reigning supreme.

In Britain, Oasis's brand of indie punk and singalong anthems was a breath of fresh air. America was waiting for Britain's latest exports.

But in August 1996, a week after pulling out of the band's MTV Unplugged gig, Liam walked out of Heathrow airport minutes before the band were due to leave for Chicago for the start of their American tour.

They never regained the momentum.

Noel said: "I still blame him for the fact we never cracked the US.

"When we had one of the biggest selling albums in the world, and were about to begin a crucial US tour, he arrived at the airport, gave some ludicrous excuse that he couldn't get on the plane and left us stranded."

At the time, Liam ranted:"I'm mad for it, but I have to move house. I can't go looking for a house while I'm trying to perform for silly f*****g Yanks."

The momentum they had as the UK's hottest new rock band, that had seen their 1995 album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? going to No.4 in America and selling four million copies there alone, was lost.

Although 1997 album Be Here Now went to No.2 in the US, it only sold a million there and subsequent albums didn't grace the American top 10 until current long player Dig Out Your Soul, which went to No.5 this month.

When Liam did arrive in America, his appearance at the MTV Awards in 1996 was appalling. He swore, hurled a can of beer into the crowd and spat.

At least Amy Winehouse had the sense not to turn up.

Nowadays, the Gallagher brothers seem to have swapped roles. Liam has become the consummate professional - a family man who keeps fit and likes watching SpongeBob Square Pants.

It's been left to 41-year-old Noel to keep the Oasis rock 'n' roll star credentials in shape.

He may have a young son, Donovan Rory MacDonald, with Scots girlfriend Sara and eight-year-old daughter Anais with ex-wife Meg Mathews, but Noel is happy to slag everyone from Amy Winehouse to Dannii Minogue.

And he was pushed over on stage by a fan in Toronto last month. Noel thought he'd been stabbed when the man shoved him from behind and is still on medication for three cracked ribs while on a UK tour.

Oasis play Aberdeen tomorrow and Sunday before Glasgow's SECC on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Noel still can't believe what happened and once again has taken a pop at Liam. He said: "People are talking about how well Liam reacted.You can see him on the clip going to hit the guy who attacked me.

"But if you look carefully, you'll see he only starts to react when I'm surrounded by security guards.

"The guy had been backstage where it had been raining. He hit me from behind and I fell on to the monitor. I immediately felt a really sharp pain in my back - where the ribs had cracked.

"Then I looked down at my leg and he had left wet footprints on me. I thought it was blood. I was s******g myself.

"Up until that point, everything had been going great.The tour was going really well, PaulWeller had just been on before us and we had a monumental p**s-up planned with him later that night. Next thing I know, I'm in hospital.

Where were security?

"Obviously now we have to rethink our security situation, but we don't want to get like Madonna and travel around with 400 people."

THE band are also proving that they haven't become a heritage act like The Rolling Stones, who can sell shed-loads of tickets for gigs but whose new albums are outsold by Bob The Builder.

As well as their seventh album, Dig Out Your Soul, going straight to No.1 in the UK and hitting the American top 10, 500,000 tickets for their 2009 stadium tour, including a date at Edinburgh's Murrayfield on June 17, sold out in five hours last Friday.

They could do another Knebworth - the two huge gigs Oasis played in 1996 that one in 20 Britons applied for and 250,000 people saw live.

Indeed when tickets went on sale for their Slane Castle gig in County Meath next June, 50,000 of the 80,000 tickets were snapped up in just an hour.

Love for Oasis seems as strong as ever with Noel becoming the godfather of British indie music.

But he reckons he's always kept his feet on the ground.

He said:"Despite all that has happened - those massive selling albums, those huge gigs at Knebworth, being called the saviours of British music - I've retained my identity.

"Even at the very height of our success, I never thought I was any better than the next person.The opposite is probably the case. I'm still sitting here waiting for my luck to run out."

Of course, we all know the story. Noel was a roadie for the Inspiral Carpets when he heard his young brother Liam had started a band calledThe Rain.

Noel joined and, on a trip to Glasgow to play KingTut's in 1993, was spotted and signed by Alan McGee to his Creation Records, despite Bono's label Mother Records offering them three times the cash.

Noel said: "That was a lot of money for unemployed Manchester kids.

"We stayed with Creation because Alan had the contracts done up and had always said how much he believed in us."

Debut album Definitely Maybe and debut single Supersonic were an impressive statement of intent.

And it only got better. Subsequent singles included Live Forever, Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger followed from second album (What'sThe Story) Morning Glory?, which is the UK's third biggest-seller.

But cocaine took hold of the band and although Be Here Now sold over 420,000 copies on the first day of its release in 1997, it failed to live up to the hype.

Noel said:"I still tell people that the Be Here Now is the best advertisement against taking cocaine. It goes on too long, it's smothered by its selfimportance - the same as coke users are.

"When I was writing these 11-minute epics, I kept waiting for someone in the studio to turn to me and say"I think that's a bit long" but no one ever did.

"I often think of going back to that album, using ProTools and re-editing the whole thing.The same as Paul McCartney did when he took Phil Spector's strings off The Long And Winding Road.

"Then I think, 'Hold on, that album is part of the rollercoaster ride of being in a band'. There's going to be all these ups and downs and ins and outs. Otherwise you might as well be in Keane".

And while Noel claims he's going to do a solo album, he also has 30 songs going spare from Dig Out Your Soul.

Never great with lyrics, Noel said:"I was talking to my manager last week about hiring a lyric writer to come in and finish them off. I can hear girls singing three of the songs. But no, Amy Winehouse isn't getting them."

'He arrived at the airport, gave some ludicrous excuse that he couldn't get on the plane to the US and left us stranded'

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Coventry Stampede For Oasis At The Ricoh Tickets

Coventry's Ricoh Arena has been besieged by fans snapping up tickets to see one of the world's biggest rock bands.

In the first two hours of sales yesterday, 20,000 fans snapped up tickets to see Oasis next summer.

And thousands more £45 tickets went during the rest of the day.

Some diehard fans turned up in person at the Ricoh to make sure of their tickets, but most bought on line or over the phone.

The show, which is likely to be a sell-out, also features Coventry's most successful band for decades, The Enemy.

Cold, but with the hottest tickets

FANS of rock supergroup Oasis camped out overnight to get their hands on tickets to the band's gig in the Ricoh Arena.

More than 300 people were queuing up by 9am yesterday to guarantee their place at the concert.

About 30 die-hard fans spent a cold night shivering in their sleeping bags to make sure they wouldn't lose out.

But as well as bagging a ticket they were rewarded with a hot bacon roll for breakfast which the Ricoh gave away to the first 50 customers.

Thousands more fans bought their tickets online or over the phone and by 11am 20,000 tickets had gone.

As announced in the Telegraph last week the Manchester band will be playing at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday, July 7, next year, supported by Coventry band The Enemy.

Amie Montague, aged 22, of Jade Close, Hillfields, arrived at the arena at 10.30pm on Wednesday with her friend Nina-Marie Jones, 21, of Binley, to make sure she could get her tickets.

Amie, who recently qualified as a nurse, said: "We just thought it would sell out quickly and we wanted to get tickets. My brother wanted a ticket and he had to work today. When I saw the look on his face when I said I was going to get tickets I knew I had to make sure I got one for him.

"There probably won't be another chance to see Oasis at the Ricoh with The Enemy as well and I thought if I don't do it I'll regret it.

"At about 4am they let us in the building. I was amazed when they brought in hot drinks and bacon rolls. I've got no regrets about staying overnight. It was worth being tired."

It is the only Midlands date on the tour of the UK which kicks off in Manchester next June.

Tickets were still selling yesterday afternoon and Coventry City footballers Leon Best and Danny Fox snapped up a pair.

Daniel Gidney, chief executive of the Ricoh Arena, said he was delighted with the response.

"This is going to be one of the biggest concerts the city has ever seen and selling 20,000 in two hours makes it the fastest selling event in t he Ricoh's history," he said.

"Oasis have enormous appeal and their tour next summer is already breaking box office records.

"Everyone who has been able to buy a ticket knows they are going to be at one of the best concerts of 2009 and we are absolutely thrilled to have been able to bring Oasis to the Ricoh Arena and Coventry."

Tickets are £45, subject to a booking fee, and are available from www. seetickets.com or by phoning 0871 230 7137.

They are also available on www.ticketmaster.co. uk or www.oasisnet.com

Source: www.coventrytelegraph.net

Setlist From Oasis In Belfast Day Two

F**king In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothing
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Did you go to last nights gig or future gigs or even past gigs?

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Most Memorable Festival Moment Of The Year

Voters picked Jay-Z’s Glastonbury rendition of Oasis classic Wonderwall as the Most Memorable Festival Moment at the UK Festival Awards.

In other words, Oasis were the best thing about a festival they weren’t even at.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Happy Halloween Oasis Fans

Happy Halloween, this colossal pumpkin was created by Jenny from The Oasis Fan Guide.

Have a look at last years creation also by Jenny by clicking here.

30 October 2008

Q&A: Liam Gallagher On Discovering The Beatles And The Death Of The Rock Star

With their new album Dig Out Your Soul out and an international tour underway, Rolling Stone caught up with Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to chat about the first record that blew his mind, how he measures success and God's musical prowess.

I was listening to Dig Out Your Soul on My Space and reading through the comments. Did you check out any of those?
No, I don't do any of that nonsense, MySpace rubbish. I don't listen to comments. I just make the record and hope people like it; if they don't like it I give a shit. I wait to go on tour. That's how I work. That's the music Oasis are making and that's how I judge success, is by making the music you want to make and not having to fucking sell out and make music what other people want you to make.

But the comments have been phenomenally positive, with people saying it's your best album since '95.
That sounds good. That's what I like to hear.

The record has a lot of live energy. Were you thinking of how it would translate to the stage?
I wasn't personally 'cause they're the musicians. I always sing it like it's fucking the last song I ever sing. But I think Noel definitely wanted to be a bit more heavy and not so acoustic.

I know you did a tour with the Black Crowes. Chris Robinson recently was talking to me about the fact if you stay around long enough you become cool again. Seems like that's happening with Oasis here as well.
That's something I think about a lot and I remember Paul Weller telling me that. But I don't worry about that; I'm happy with the way Oasis is. But he was talking about the cycles; it comes and goes. It's like songwriting. It's not a race. It's about the quality you put out more than the quantity. And I love the Black Crowes. The way I judge success is we're doing it on our own terms and that outweighs any fucking success. If I can get through this, the whole Oasis thing, knowing I didn't fucking suck cock, then that is a huge success to me.

Tell me about "I'm Outta Time."
That's a song I had about three years ago and I demoed it in our studio. I got the verses and the music, the chorus took like fucking years to write, I just couldn't get anything. One day I was fucking about and it just happened. I thought, "All right, that's the song done. It's fucking done." I was playing it and the outro goes round and round, it needs something — obviously I'm a big John Lennon fan and it's got a bit of a Lennon vibe, so I thought, "Well, I've got to find a bit of him speaking." So we went through all these old interviews, that's the first one I found, and it just sort of worked. It's not a tribute to John Lennon because if you sat down and tried to write a tribute to John Lennon it'd be fucking rubbish, but it's kind of a nod.

How old were you when Lennon was shot?
I was eight. "Imagine" is the song for me, because I was putting the TV on and I remember that song being on all the time and just thinking, "Who's this guy?" and all that and then obviously you forget about it and go to school. Later on in life I got into the Beatles, the whole band and stuff.

So what was the first record that blew you away?
I never got into music until I was about 16, man. The first record that blew my head off was the Stone Roses album. That was the one I thought, "That's it." I mean, we had the Smiths and all that around the house, and the Specials and all that, but I was out playing football. It just wasn't my time yet. [Noel] brought home the Stone Roses record and I was ready then. I was at that age, so I was just hooked. And then that opened the doors to all this,"What does that sound like? And I need more music that sounds like this. I wonder what their influences are." Hendrix, the Who, Beatles, the Stones, and it just opened the door to all this other music.

When you recall hearing Stone Roses, do you ever think about the fact that you now have albums that have that same influence on kids who are 16?
I appreciate that people feel that way about the music, but to me it's all bollocks. But I can go with it and I know what it's like for kids to go up to me; that's why I've never been a cunt with anyone who wants to meet me or meets me in the street 'cause you can make or break their day. When I met Ian Brown he was just the coolest geezer ever for me; we've become kind of mates. That's what it's all about. And that's another way I can measure success. People don't buy records and shit these days, but we've sold our fair share of records and I'm quite proud of what we've done. But meeting cool kids that come up to you in the street, that's another level of success I like.

Are you guys big fans of your tour opener Ryan Adams?
Well, I'd never heard any of his music. I've heard of the guy himself, but I tell you what, mate, he blew me away. I thought he was pretty fucking great.

Have you heard his version of "Wonderwall"?
No, I've never heard it, but that was the only way I'd heard of the guy, there's some guy called Ryan Adams who's done "Wonderwall.'" "Bryan Adams?" "No, Ryan Adams." I tell you what, he's a serious musician, that kid, he's mega. I don't like many people. But it was a privilege for us to play gigs with him.

Do rock stars exist anymore?
I'm sure these kids in bands think they're rock stars these days, and I'm sure they are to a certain extent. To me, there's a lot of people making music in bands and there's not so many rock stars around. And I don't know what it is, mate. I think they're trying too fucking hard and it's coming across really fake.

Are there any bands at the moment you're digging?
The band that I like at the moment is Kasabian. They've got it; they've got the look, the tunes, they say just the right amount of stuff, they don't fucking rub it and rub it and rub it. I like them and the Arctic Monkeys are great, but they're not rock stars. That's really it. I like the Kings of Leon, but I don't know about this fucking new record. I like the old stuff, but I like his voice, you can always tell his voice when it comes on. But it seems to me they've gone for the bucks, man. When they first come out I was going, "Who the fuck is this?" They were cool and now they've all got their sleeves cut off. And I'm not dissing them because I fucking really like them, but it's like they've got this U2 sound and you can do better than that.

I've always believed if everybody likes you, you're doing something wrong.
Well yeah, why would you want everyone to like you? That was the beauty of things growing up; not everyone was into the same music as you and that's what stood you apart from everyone. You go into school and you go, "I'm different from you, man." "Why?" " 'Cause I like the fucking Stone Roses. Who do you fucking like? You like Madonna." If everyone's all into the same thing that's when you lose your identity. And it's like the clothes you wear, that's what I find today in England, all the people that are in bands are wearing the same fucking clothes — wearing skinny jeans, wearing these pointy fucking shoes, a little tie, a little waistcoat, a little tight T-shirt and it's like, "Fucking A, do you all live in the same fucking house? Do you all shop at the same fucking shop?" Everyone in bands, they're all wearing the same fucking clothes, they all must shop at the same fucking shop. It's like, "Fuck that."

I was reading an interview where the guy asked you what you'd be doing if you weren't a musician ?
I'd buy a ticket for Oasis.

Well, in this interview you said you'd be God, that's the next highest thing to being in Oasis. So where would being in the Beatles rank on that list?
It's got to be being in Oasis, man.

So, how about the Beatles versus God?
It's got to be being in the Beatles. When was the last time God made a decent record?

Source: www.rollingstone.com

Wait Almost Over For Oasis Fans In Aberdeen

It is the moment 17,000 Oasis fans have been awaiting for nearly three years.

The legendary Manchester band make their long-awaited return to the north-east this weekend, playing two sell-out concerts at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Tickets for both concerts sold out in a record seven minutes back in August, making the Britpop heroes the fastest selling single act to ever visit the venue.

This latest tour coincides with the release of the band’s seventh album Dig Out Your Soul, which was recorded at Abbey Road studios.

In a recent interview, guitarist Gem Archer, who joined the band around 1999 after the departure of original members Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs and Paul ‘Guigsy’ McGuigan, said: “I still love it.

“The cliche is normally that bands can’t wait to get away from their music once it’s recorded, but I nearly listened to it again last night.

“In the past, if you’d been out with Liam (Gallagher) at night and you ended up back at his house after the pub had shut, he’d play you the new album 15 times, but this time around, you might get it 30 times. That says it all.”

Oasis last performed before a sell-out crowd in the Granite City back in December 2005.

The Manchester band, famous for hits like Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova, will be hoping for a warmer welcome than they got in Toronto, Canada, last month, when Noel Gallagher was attacked and pushed over during an incident on stage, breaking three ribs.

Source : www.pressandjournal.co.uk

Politics Meets Rock, On Belfast-Bound Flight

Heavyweight politics met rock royalty on board a Belfast-bound flight yesterday.

The Gallagher brothers - jetting into the Province to play a sell out Oasis gig (pictured) in the city – found themselves sitting next to Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, and according to sources, they expressed a genuine interest in the political progress here.

Sinn Feín's Martin McGuinness was returning from London, on an afternoon flight, when he struck up conversation with the Oasis front men.

Eyewitnesses on the plane said the Minister and the music superstars appeared to be nattering intently.

On arrival at George Best Belfast City Airport, both parties shook hands and went their separate ways – the band departing through a VIP exit.

A spokesman for the Deputy First Minister confirmed he had met the rockers – and had discussed the peace process.

"Martin has met the Gallagher Brothers before at Heathrow Airport and, yes, he was talking to them again yesterday," an official told the Belfast Telegraph.

"They seemed genuinely interested in what is going on here and seemed to be pretty knowledgeable about the situation as well."

According to the spokesman, Mr McGuinness is an Oasis fan, and mooted the Wonderwall anthem as his favourite tune.

But unfortunately, due to work commitments, the politician could not attend any of the band's Belfast concerts, the spokesman added.

Source: www.4ni.co.uk

A Muso’s Top 10: Bonehead

Since his departure from Oasis at the turn of the millennium, the whereabouts of Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs have remained a mystery – ‘somewhere in Manchester’ is about all the streets have murmured - until now. This month he returns with six strings, the truth and a bloke called Pete MacLeod to play a gig in Glasgow. But first there's the more pressing matter of recommending some choice cuts for a mix tape and telling us where in the b'jeesus he's been all this time:

“I’m still playing guitar at home and whatever - doing stuff myself - but I met up with these lads called the Vortex and just love the whole attitude, they’re sort of like Primal Scream with Denise Johnson. They’ve a girl called Jaxx on backing vocals who’s just joined and she’s really lifted them up. When they asked me if I’d play on the record I jumped at the chance. Then they asked if I’d like to come up onstage and thought ‘yeah, love to’. Their whole approach really caught my eye and ear. The atmosphere of the gigs reminds me of the feeling I had about Oasis in the early days.

"Now, I’ve not had a chance to get near my iTunes because the kids have been swamping it, but here goes…”

1. Oasis – Columbia
2. Kings of Leon – Red Morning Light
3. N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
4. The Charlatans - Oh Vanity
5. Led Zeppelin – Good Times, Bad Times
6. Mark Lanegan Band – Sideways in Reverse
7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spread Your Love
8. The Staple Singers - When Will We Be Paid For the Work We’ve Done
9. Jimmy Cliff – Vietnam
10. The Creation – How Does It Feel to Feel

Source: www.theskinny.co.uk

McGee Backs Out Of Music Business

Alan McGee, who signed Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain, has said he is turning his back on the music industry after 25 years.

McGee, who ran Creation Records, quit his last record company two years ago and has said labels have become pointless, "like dinosaurs or trams".

He has managed The Charlatans, Dirty Pretty Things and The Libertines, but is now retiring from managing bands.

He explained: "You get older and you want life a little bit easier."

But he said he would remain interested in new music and would continue to put on events in clubs.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, McGee said: "I stopped doing the record company about a year or two ago because I think they're pointless things, like dinosaurs or trams or something.

"But I'm still completely into new music and I'm still doing things with new bands, as in my clubs and stuff like that. I'm still gonna be kicking about.

He said he was "a man of the times", comparing himself to late music mogul Tony Wilson.

"We don't really have a place in the music industry any more because we actually like music," he said.

"I think the pre-requisite for being in the music industry is not liking music and playing the corporate game, agreeing with your boss."

Explaining how the retirement rumours started, McGee said: "It was on my Facebook.

"My status said: 'Glad I'm not a manager any more, I really recommend it.' But all I've really done is retired from managing bands after 25 years."

The Creation mastermind signed the Manchester giants Oasis after seeing one of their early gigs in Glasgow.

McGee said he was not emotional about his past achievements.

"I'm not a very nostalgic person," he said. "And I appreciate Creation and some of the other things that I've done, bands that I've managed. I appreciate it all for what it was at the time.

"It's only really Oasis, and the Creation thing, that I can still listen to and really enjoy."

He admitted he felt it was time for him to move on, saying: "You get older and you want life a little bit easier, and to be honest, the fact that you can sing Oasis songs and you know the tunes.

"Maybe that's boring to some people, but that's why I like music, that I can sing the songs."

'A fluke'

Asked if he knew whether the bands he signed were always going to make it big, McGee responded: "It was a fluke.

"Maybe I found 10 or 12 bands that went on to be commercially successful, and then I managed some bands that were commercially successful as well, but you never really know."

As for Oasis, who have recently proved their continuing success by selling over half a million tickets for their open-air stadium tour in one day, McGee says he could not have written that script.

"It was obvious Oasis were going to become successful," he explained. "That they were going to sell 54 million albums and go out and do a 168 date tour around the world this year?

"No, I couldn't have predicted that. I couldn't have predicted that in 2008 they were still going to be absolutely relevant and still mean a lot to a lot of people. They kind of defy gravity."

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Liam Fray Digs Out Oasis

Liam Fray was left staggered after a record shop worker tried to offer him an illegal copy of Oasis’ new album.

The Courteeners frontman was browsing a store in Dundee when a staff member approached him and asked him to sign copies of their single That Kiss.

He offered in exchange a dodgy copy of Dig Out Your Soul.

Shocked Liam, 22, told me: “The guy tried to give me a CDR and I told him ‘no thanks’ and that I’d happily buy a proper copy. What is the world coming to? I love Oasis – the first song on the record is f***ing great.”

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Oasis At The Belfast Odyssey Arena Pictures

A few pictures from Oasis last night at the Belfast Odyssey Arena, sent in by Rob Elliffe.

Click here to see the various pictures sent in to us by fans, from the tour to date.

Did you go to last nights gig or future gigs or even past gigs?

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Oasis' Noel Gallagher 'Outraged' At Russell Brand BBC Scandal

Oasis' Noel Gallagher has said he is "outraged" at the furore surrounding his friend Russell Brand's radio scandal.

Presenters Brand and Jonathan Ross are suspended from the BBC after making prank calls to actor Andrew Sachs, during which they made comments about Brand sleeping with his granddaughter.

Brand subsequently quit his post as a BBC Radio 2 presenter.

Gallagher told BBC Radio Ulster's Across The Line show that he believed that the media furore surrounding the incident was an overreaction, and described the incident as "at worst a juvenile prank".

"I spoke to Russell, he told me he was going to fall on his sword," Gallagher said. "Personally, I'm outraged that, yet again, the joyless f**kers who write the columns in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph or The Observer have dictated the tone and are telling people how to behave.

"I've seen the Daily Mail, they said that Russell should be arrested and charged. Arrested for what? For taking the piss? It's so typical of the English in general. 10,000 people get outraged, but only days after it has happened."

Gallagher added: "At worst it was a juvenile prank that wasn't unfunny but it's hardly offensive. I feel bad for Russ, 'cause he really loved doing the show. I loved being on it as well."

More of the interview with Gallagher will be broadcast Across The Line's Monday evening (November 3).

The Killers and Glasvegas were caught up in the Brand/Ross scandal, with the former having their appearance on 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross' pulled and the latter having an appearance on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' shifted.

Source: www.nme.com

Electric Atmosphere As Oasis Begin Their Belfast Odyssey

The atmosphere was electric at the Odyssey on Wednesday night when Oasis took to the stage as part of their two night stop in Belfast.

With all their usual swagger and bravado, the Gallagher brothers delighted the crowd with a blend of songs from their new album 'Dig Out Your Soul' and much loved classics including Morning Glory and and Wonderwall.

The dedicated Belfast fans were on their feet from the moment the brothers stepped onto the stage and with frenzied excitement sang every word of every song until the band brought proceedings to an end.

The set began with the ultimate statement of what Noel and Liam have become since they first hit the charts in the 90s - 'Rock n Roll Star' and after their performance on Wednesday night there is no denying they deserve the title.

The show was everything you would expect from seasoned performers and the crowd were certainly not disappointed by these rock n roll stars.

By: Julie-Ann Spence

Source: www.lisburntoday.co.uk

Setlist From Oasis In Belfast Day One

F**king In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothing
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

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Former Oasis Guitarist Bonehead To Play The Crane

In the mid-1990s rock was in a perilous state as manufactured groups Take That, The Spice Girls, and Boyzone dominated the charts but a group of Mancunians called Oasis were about to bring guitar-based music back.

Swaggering lead singer Liam Gallagher was like a cross between Johnny Rotten and John Lennon and his brother Noel was an expert songwriter. With Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs on guitar, Paul McGuigan on bass and Tony McCarroll on drums, their album Definitely Maybe in September 1994 became the fasting selling British debut of all time.

Bonehead is now a solo singer-songwriter and plays an acoustic show at The Crane Bar on Wednesday November 5.

Bonehead, Noel, and Liam Gallagher grew up in the predominantly Irish area of Burnage and attended local Catholic schools. Their formal education was short as from an early age they took jobs in the construction industry.

Both families had Mayo connections. Bonehead’s father Ben is from Foxford and the Gallagher’s mother Peggy is from Charlestown.

Bonehead worked as a plasterer alongside his father but by the mid 1980s he had formed his first band Pleasure And Pain. By the late 1980s he got together with Chris Hutton, Guigsy, and Tony McCarroll to form The Rain - the precursor to Oasis.

Bonehead said of the group in the 1996 Paul Mathur’s book Take Me There: Oasis The Story: “Rain were really, really sad - absolutely terrible. I had this weird long hair - bald on top - and Guigs was really fat. We did cover versions of songs like ‘Wild Thing’ and we were playing these s**t gigs round Manchester, going nowhere.

“Eventually we sacked the singer - which wasn’t exactly a smart move because none of the rest of us could sing. So we were looking for a replacement and someone said, ‘Have you heard Noel’s brother Liam? He sings a bit.’ So we got him along to an audition and he was really good. We thought ‘Right, let’s have him in the band. Maybe we can really do something.’”

Liam renamed the band Oasis and when his brother Noel was home from an American tour with Inspiral Carpets he invited him along to see the group. Noel described Oasis as “utter sh**e”! Unperturbed Liam invited Noel to come on board as main songwriter and leader of Oasis.

“He had loads of stuff written” Bonehead recalled to John Harris in 2004. “When he walked in, we were a band making a racket with four tunes. All of a sudden, there were loads of ideas.”

Under Noel Gallagher’s leadership Oasis quit their day jobs to concentrate on the group full time. At a club in Glasgow in 1993 they were ‘discovered’ by Creation Records owner Alan McGee and he was so impressed that he signed them to the label four days later. The rise of Oasis over the next 18 months was meteoric.

However, the band’s drink and drugs intake had spiralled out of control and in early 1999 the relationship between Bonehead and Noel Gallagher had broken down. That year Arthurs quit Oasis to “concentrate on other things”.

Since then he has formed a short-lived band with The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke and has also toured with Thai superstar Sek Loso. He has also become a noted DJ and co-presents a show on BBC Radio Manchester with Terry Christian.

On the night Bonehead will be joined by Pete McLeod. Support is from Whipping Boy’s Ferghal McKee.

For tickets contact The Crane on 091 - 587419 or go to www.thecranebar.com

Source: www.advertiser.ie

On This Day In Oasis History...

"Wonderwall" is a song and subsequent single by British rock band Oasis, from their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and was realeased on October 30 1995. The song, which was written by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, is considered by many to be a defining British rock song, and regularly features in "best-of" polls.

Released in October 1995, the "Wonderwall" single peaked at #2 in the UK Singles Charts and proved to be their American breakthrough, giving Oasis their only US top 10 hit thus far. "Wonderwall" is perhaps their most popular song, despite the fact that British TV stars Robson & Jerome's "I Believe"/"Up on the Roof" kept it out of the top slot. "Wonderwall" continues to have enduring popularity in Oasis' canon; as of 2005, it was 99th in the UK's list of best-selling singles, and has now sold over a million copies in single and download sales in the UK.[


The song takes its name from the 1968 album Wonderwall Music by George Harrison, at the time still a member of the Beatles. Harrison's album was in fact a soundtrack to the film Wonderwall, but the film has remained unknown by the general public.

It is often claimed that "Wonderwall" was written for Gallagher's then-girlfriend, Meg Mathews. Noel married Mathews in 1997, but divorced four years later. Gallagher now claims that the song was not about Mathews at all, but he felt he had to go along with the rumour, saying "The meaning of that song was taken away from me by the media who jumped on it. How do you tell your missus it's not about her once she's read it is? It's a song about an imaginary friend who's gonna come and save you from yourself." Noel initially wanted to sing this song on (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, but he gave his brother Liam Gallagher the choice, and Noel ended up singing "Don't Look Back in Anger".

The music video to the song was filmed in the relatively brief period when bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan quit the band due to nervous exhaustion; Scott McLeod came in to replace him.

The sleeve artwork was inspired by the paintings of the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, and was shot on Primrose Hill in northwest London. The hand holding the frame is that of art director Brian Cannon; the girl is Anita Heryet, a Creation Records employee. The original idea was to have Liam in the frame before Noel vetoed that idea whilst the shoot was taking place.

The song is included on Oasis' "best-of" album Stop the Clocks.


"Wonderwall" has been one of the most-frequently covered songs in recent history; the most famous of which was an easy listening arrangement by The Mike Flowers Pops, which reached #2 in the UK Singles Charts, just as the Oasis original had done two months earlier. Gallagher mentioned that when BBC Radio 1 premiered the song, they ironically claimed that they had found "the original version of Wonderwall." Gallagher, who had been in America at the time, was surprised to be asked by one of his record company's executives if he had actually written the song.

Ryan Adams's version, first performed in 2001, and later released in 2004, was well-received by Noel Gallagher; Noel continues to perform the song in the same style as Ryan's version.

Other artists who have covered the song include American indie singer Cat Power, Richard Cheese, Great Big Sea, Paul Anka's swing-jazz style arrangement, the Beastie Boys punk rock cover that has been performed at concerts, but never released as a single, and a cover on the compilation Punk Goes 90's by the pop-punk band Cartel. The Harvard Independent compiled a list of the five most ironic versions of "Wonderwall".

The song was also covered by fellow British rock group Radiohead as a joke in the late 1990s; Thom Yorke sings many incorrect lyrics and cuts out mid-chorus when a background voice says, "Is this abysmal or what? It's always good to make fun of Oasis." Along with the group Radiohead, the up-coming band, Cartel also did a remake of this song.

During a heated rivalry between Oasis and Robbie Williams, which came about due to Noel and Liam's constantly referring to Robbie as "the fat dancer from Take That", he performed "Wonderwall" at his Slane Castle concert live on pay-per-view TV.

The verse to "Wonderwall" is built on a common four-chord progression which several other songs have also employed. These include Travis's "Writing To Reach You" (which contains the lyric "what's a Wonderwall anyway?"), "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day, Justin Timberlake's What Goes Around...Comes Around and Oasis' first single from Be Here Now, "D'You Know What I Mean". "Wonderwall" was later featured in the popular mash up "Boulevard of Broken Songs", which also contained parts of both "Writing to Reach You" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". In late 2006, Gallagher accused Green Day of "ripping off" "Wonderwall", saying "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."

Matthew Newton sang a swing version of Wonderwall during his controversial appearance on The Big Night In with John Foreman on New Year's Eve 2006.

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has made a cover version as well.

British cover band Ten Masked Men have recorded a Death Metal rendition of the song.

American band The Fray added the chorus towards the end of its song Look After You in their live performances.

In the ABC television series Lost, British character Charlie Pace, portrayed by Dominic Monaghan, performs an acoustic sampling of "Wonderwall" in two episodes, notably the third season episode "Greatest Hits".

Australian Idol 2007 contestant Ben McKenzie performed a version mixing the Oasis original and Ryan Adams cover on Britpop night.

Awards and accolades

The promo video for "Wonderwall", directed by Nigel Dick, won the Best British Video award at the 1996 BRIT Awards.

In May 2005, "Wonderwall" was voted the best British song of all time, in a poll of over 8,500 listeners conducted by Virgin Radio.

In August 2006, Wonderwall was named the second-greatest song of all time in a poll conducted by Q Magazine, finishing behind another Oasis song, "Live Forever".

In 2006, U2's guitarist The Edge named Wonderwall one of the songs he most wishes he'd written.

In 1995, "Wonderwall" came in at number one in the national Australian music poll, the Triple J Hottest 100.

In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Wonderwall" at number 27 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever.

Other Information

The opening track of (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, "Hello", starts off with the opening riff of "Wonderwall" playing extremely quietly; this stops once the guitar noise comes in. This is similar to the tape print-through that can be heard on such songs as the Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere."

The original title of "Wonderwall" was "Wishing Stone".

In an interview conducted in Australia around the time of the release of Be Here Now, when asked which three songs he would like to be remembered for, Noel immediately responded with "Live Forever", "Magic Pie", and "Wonderwall", and then proceeded to list several others, including "Champagne Supernova" and "Don't Look Back in Anger".

At the very end of the song, the intro to "Supersonic" can be faintly heard being played on acoustic guitar.

29 October 2008

Oasis Tour Dates For The Scandinavian Tour 2009

24/01/2009 - Copenhagen - Forum
25/01/2009 - Gothenburg - Scadinavium
27/01/2009 - Oslo - Spektrum
28/01/2009 - Stockholm - Globen Arena

Oasis will return to Sweden and play the Scadinavium in Gothenburg on the 25th of January, and the Globen Arena in Stockholm on the 28th of January 2009.

We announced earlier today a show in the Spektrum, Oslo, Norway on the 27th of January 2009.

We can now reveal another show in Denmark this time at the Forum in Copenhagen on the 24th of January 2009.

Tickets go on sale next week, check back for more details.

Source: Various Ticket Agencies

Russell Brand Quits Radio Show

Russell Brand has resigned from his Radio 2 show over prank calls he made with Jonathan Ross to the actor Andrew Sachs.

The comic said he took complete responsibility and that due to the strong public reaction, he thought it was only right he stopped doing the show.

He said: "I got a bit caught up in the moment and forgot that at the core of the rude comments and silly songs were the real feelings of a beloved and brilliant comic actor".

Mr Brand also lent his support to Jonathan Ross and said that he now hoped "Jonathan and the BBC will endure less forensic wrath".

He addded "I've loved working for the BBC and am very proud of the shows myself, Matt Morgan, Nic Philps, Mr Gee and Noel Gallagher have made and I apologise to all of them for damaging their careers - except Noel, whose band are doing quite well."

Watch the full statement here.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Injury Can't Stop Chorus Rocking With Oasis

The show must go on for the Crouch End Festival Chorus - and not even a crushed foot could stop them being rock n' roll stars.

The choir's collaboration with Britpop pioneers Oasis at the Electric Proms could have hit a bum note after a microphone stand fell on conductor David Temple during a sound check.

He said: "I have been in and out of hospital all morning having X-rays. A heavy duty stand fell on my foot but I battled on. I would never have missed it."

The 50-strong group have now hinted the closing performance at the event on Sunday could just be a taste of things to come.

"Musically it was so fantastic but also such fun. Noel is one of the most charming people I've ever worked with," he said.

"There aren't any firm plans for future collaborations but we are getting nice vibes.

"We respect each other and the choral music works well with rock music. I think of ourselves as their Wonderwall."

The Manchester five-piece revealed they wanted to play with the choir after plans for the pairing to feature on new album Dig Out Your Soul fell through.

Noel Gallagher said on BBC 6 Music: "Out of all the songs on the album there are two that didn't make it that have got a

50-piece choir. The original idea for this album was to record it with this choir in Abbey Road and for whatever reason it didn't happen.

"So when we got offered the Proms, we called them up and said 'I know we let you down but do you fancy doing a few tunes?'"

Mr Temple said they were in talks with the band over the album but it never happened after the group decided to record the album in America.

He added: "I didn't know much about Oasis when they first came out, but me and Noel chatted about his family and had a good banter about football.

"They have this reputation but from our collaboration it's just unrecognisable."

The gig saw the choir play six hits with the group including Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger at the Camden Roundhouse.

Source: www.hornseyjournal.co.uk

Coventry Ricoh Arena Ticket Information

Tickets for the final show of Oasis’s biggest ever UK Stadium tour at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on 7th July 2009 go on sale this Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

Home town heroes The Enemy will be Special Guests.....

Tickets go on sale at 9am and are available from the following vendors:

Ricoh Arena counter sales
Ticket Factory
Gigs and Tours

As previously mentioned on Oasisinet it has come to our attention that counterfeit tickets are being sold. We strongly urge fans to buy ONLY from these official vendors as counterfeits will not be accepted at any of the dates.

There are still tickets available for certain shows, to check for availability, click here.

The full details of the tour are below:

Thursday 4th June 2009 - Manchester, Heaton Park
Saturday 6th June 2009 - Manchester, Heaton Park
Sunday 7th June 2009 - Manchester, Heaton Park

Wednesday 10th June 2009 - Sunderland, Stadium of Light

Friday 12th June 2009 - Cardiff, Millenium Stadium

Wednesday 17th June 2009 - Edinburgh, Murrayfield

Saturday 20th June 2009 - Dublin, Slane Castle

Thursday 9th July 2009 - London, Wembley Stadium
Saturday 11th July 2009 - London, Wembley Stadium
Sunday 12th July 2009 - London, Wembley Stadium

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Take That Take On Oasis As They Announce Stadium Tour

Are they putting something in the water in Manchester? As if the rivalry between United and City wasn't fierce enough now the local musos are at it - with Take That rattling their sabres at Oasis.

Both bands are to play their hometown next summer - and Take That reckon their concert will blow away anything the Gallagher brothers can come up with.

Chatting in the penthouse suite of London's Soho hotel, Howard told us: "There's a totally different energy to the two shows.

"We're all about the spectacle, putting on an amazing show for the fans, with lots of high energy and dancing. Oasis are great... if you just want to see a band stand still and sing.

"They have a different kind of energy."

Keeping the peace, Mark added hastily: "It's like all the boys coming home.

"I really want to go and see Oasis but if the credit crunch makes people choose one or the other, then come and see us."

Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard kick off their Circus tour in Sunderland on June 6. They will perform in Manchester mere days after Oasis have plugged in their amps there.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am from www.gigsandtours.com for what they promise will be the greatest show on earth. Over to you, Noel and Liam...

Source: www.dailymirror.co.uk

Oasis In Norway

Oasis will play the Oslo Spektrum in Norway on the 27th of January 2009, more details to follow.

The ticket sale starts November 3rd, at 9AM.

On This Day In Oasis History...

Lord Don't Slow Me Down is a rockumentary film, looking back on British band Oasis' Don't Believe the Truth world tour which took place from May 2005 to March 2006. The film is directed by Baillie Walsh.

It went platinum in the UK and was released on October 29 2008.


A handful of fans-only private screenings took place around the world with the world premiere of the film at the Directors Guild Theater in New York City on November 4, 2006 as part of the CMJ Film Festival. The UK television premiere was on Channel 4 on November 19, at 11:50pm, although it was a heavily edited version with approximately 40 minutes cut from the original 95 minute version. The film was unveiled to coincide with Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks, released on November 20, 2006. A preview of the film was included on the Let There Be Love DVD single, released in November 2005.

The film features a new Oasis song also called "Lord Don't Slow Me Down", written by Noel Gallagher and recorded during the Don't Believe the Truth sessions, Gallagher described it as being "one of the best things, like The Who, The Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group combined, and it's got two drum solos on it!". He has also said that his girlfriend thought it was the only Oasis song you could dance to. The song was left off Don't Believe the Truth because Gallagher felt that including it would have meant he'd have been singing too many songs on the record. Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero also appears in the video signing a shirt for Noel.

DVD Release

Lord Don't Slow Me Down was released on DVD on October 29, 2007.

The DVD set contents:

Disc One:

Documentary tour film Lord Don’t Slow Me Down in stereo and surround sound.
Bonus audio commentary featuring the members of the band.
A Noel Gallagher Q&A session with the fans filmed in New York in 2006.

Disc Two:

Oasis live at City of Manchester Stadium on 2nd July 2005 in HD with stereo and surround sound.

01. "Fuckin' in the Bushes"
02. "Turn Up the Sun"
03. "Lyla"
04. "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
05. "The Importance Of Being Idle"
06. "Little By Little"
07. "A Bell Will Ring"
08. "Acquiesce"
09. "Songbird"
10. "Live Forever"
11. "Mucky Fingers"
12. "Wonderwall"
13. "Rock 'n' Roll Star"
14. "The Meaning of Soul"
15. "Don't Look Back In Anger"
16. "My Generation"

Unique footage and pictures sent in by fans who attended the concert

Source: Wikipedia

28 October 2008

Howard Eliott Payne Supporting Oasis In Europe

Howard Eliott Payne will be supporting Oasis at the following shows, on the bands European tour next month.

07 Nov 2008: Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
08 Nov 2008: Falkoner, Copenhagen.
10 Nov 2008: Le Bataclan, Paris.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/howardeliottpayne

Oasis Dig Out Your Soul MP3 Album And T-Shirt Bundle


This Oasis shirt is every bit as abstract as the cover of their latest album, Dig Out Your Soul. Luckily for you, you can download all 11 album tracks and get the mushroom cloud/butterfly/hand shirt in this Oasis bundle.

Click here for more information

Oasis Unauthorised Ticket Sales Web Sites

Oasis fans are advised to be on the lookout for fake tickets and ticket scam websites.

We have been alerted to an unauthorised web site trading as oasistickets. This site is registered with an anonymous domain registry in Madeira and is hosted in Hungary. It has been reported to the police as suspicious. We have also discovered a number of high quality ticket forgeries on the current Oasis UK Arena tour.

We would urge Oasis fans not to buy tickets other than through established, well known authorised ticket agencies to avoid disappointment.

In addition to Oasisinet, the official agencies for the Oasis 2009 UK and Ireland Stadium tour are:

Ireland - Ticketmaster and associated outlets

Scotland - Secxtra, Ticketmaster, and See Tickets

England and Wales - See Tickets, Ticketmaster, Gigs and Tours, Ticketline, Ticket Factory and Stargreen (London only).

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis 'Ave It!

See more funny videos at Funny or Die UK

Dig Out Your Soul, Oasis’ seventh studio has been described as the band back in rocking form, with many claiming that the notorious brothers Gallagher have finally got their swagger back. The best received Oasis record within the last decade, it’s has been compared to their world-famous debut Definitely Maybe. What the fans really want to know is, ‘what’s changed this time around?’ Have the band taken up yoga, gone all macrobiotic or has fatherhood sharpened their pens? Funny or Die, the world’s most successful comedy web site, have created a spoof video interview of the brothers Gallagher as they explain the new influences feeding their musical mojo and talk us through the highlights of the latest album.

Watch Liam ingeniously compare songwriting to ‘making a sandwich with your face - bit of bacon, bit of cress, yellow pickle, brown pickle.....’ and get some exclusive audio snippets of the band’s new material from the sun-soaked reggae ska tune, Jamming In the Sunshine to the happy hardcore referencing, Wings Of Love. The highlight of the album has to be the ballad, Nicole, which has nothing to do with Ms Appleton but rather is the tale of Liam ‘aving it with a f***in bird, who just happens to be called Nicole and wasn’t in a band called All Saints.’ Noel ends proceedings by stating that ‘...at the end of the day, that is it,’ but leaves us hopelessly in the dark as to what exactly ‘that’ is.

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Oasis Frontman Liam Gallagher Gives Seal Of Approval To Scots Chart Stars Glasvegas

Scots rockers Glasvegas have added Oasis to their ever-growing list of celebrity followers.

The band, whose high-profile fans include Lisa Marie Presley, Fran Healy and Michael Stipe, played alongside the Manchester legends at the BBC's Electric Proms on Sunday night.

And singer James Allan excitedly told how his hero Liam Gallagher turned up early to watch their soundcheck earlier in the day.

James said: "We were on stage in the afternoon going through our songs and Liam was watching it all.

"It was a strange feeling. I learned music through Oasis.

"When I was younger, seeing Oasis made me think I could do that. The first song I learned to play on guitar was Talk Tonight.

"And maybe without that we wouldn't be here."

The televised concert at London's Roundhouse was the hottest ticket in town with more than 1000 people trying to get in long after the gig had sold out.

And as Glasvegas opened the show, James Bond actor Daniel Craig and comedian Russell Brand were also spotted in the crowd.

It's been a huge year for the Glaswegian band. Their self-titled debut album shot straight to No.2 and they are preparing to re-release it with a new Christmas special CD, which includes carol Silent Night and their own song A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss).

Last year, they scooped the Philip Hall Radar Award at the prestigious NME Awards, and, earlier this month, they took over a church in Transylvania and teamed up with a choir for their Christmas epics.

James said: "It was a great experience. It's a beautiful place, quite gothic and working with the choir was a new experience.

"Recording Silent Night was my idea, too. I just told the others I wanted to do it and we did."

And despite rumours that James is to quit the band, he confirmed they had a string of live dates in the diary following on from Sunday's sensational set with Oasis.

Glasvegas had prime position watching Oasis perform. They had a private area in the balcony a few feet above their heroes and saw them deliver a 90-minute set backed up by a London choir.

The 50 extra singers added power behind Liam and Noel Gallagher's voices and the finale, a cover of the Beatles' I Am The Walrus, was a the perfect conclusion to the five-night BBC music extravaganza.

Even jokes at the expense of Daniel Craig added warmth to the event. From the stage, Noel called up to the actor: "Get me the next Bond theme tune instead of dozy Americans." At the end of the night, an ecstatic James said: "The whole day has been brilliant. Watching Oasis was great and I still have to think how much everything has changed for us this year."

But he hasn't lost his sense of humour, adding: "Our rider is 10 times bigger than it was when we played a room at the Roundhouse earlier this year.

"But I know we don't get the amount Oasis have. We're Glaswegian so we plan to steal some of theirs if we run out."

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Oasis Play A Blinder


Oasis played a belting gig at the BBC Electric Proms.

Noel and Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock, backed by the Crouch End Festival Chorus, were class.

Cheeky Noel even had time between songs to negotiate a deal with 007 star Daniel Craig to play him in a biopic of his life.

Sadly though, I couldn’t see too much of the gig at Camden’s Roundhouse – the reflection from the stage lights off Chelsea star Joe Cole's fancy watch obstructed my view.

He’s a top lad, Joe, and he knew every word to the Oasis tunes, including the new stuff.

I wasn’t close enough to hear if he was singing in key.

Always professional, Joe slipped home early to be fresh for training yesterday, missing an epic post-gig Sunday night tear-up.

Held at Camden’s Proud Galleries, the party was a star-studded affair – Russell Rrand, Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, radio’s Chris Moyles and actor Ralf Little all soaked up the atmosphere with Noel.

I’m betting that they all spent most of yesterday soaking up headache tablets.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher On Italian Radio

Noel Gallagher on RTL 102.5 - they speak to Noel before the gig at the Roundhouse, London.

Source: Via YouTube

27 October 2008

Oasis Feeling Thematic, Kinks-y On New Songs

Oasis' latest album, "Dig Out Your Soul," has only been out three weeks, but Noel Gallagher says he's "already written" and demoed the group's follow-up.

Gallagher tells Billboard.com that he started writing the songs while mixing "Dig Out Your Soul" in Los Angeles. The "psychedelic epics" "I Want to Live in a Dream in My Record Machine" and "Come On It's Alright," on which he hopes to use a choir -- were in place for the current album but put aside when Gallagher's brother, Oasis frontman Liam, "ran out of time" to record them.

Noel compares the new material to "mid-era Kinks," referencing songs such as "Dead End Street" and "Harry Rag." "They all seem to be based around the same four or five chords," Gallagher says. "It's vastly different from what ('Dig Out Your Soul') is."

There's also a thematic unity that he likens to Neil Young's "Greendale." "It's kind of like that, but modern," Gallagher says. "There's stuff about soldiers and religious people and rock stars and travelers. They seem to be all songs about people, but not people I know. And they all seem to have a narrative; it's kind of like a story which follows on from song to song."

With a tour underway -- and a North American leg starting Dec. 3 in Oakland, Calif. -- Gallagher won't predict when we'll ultimately hear this new music, however. "This tour's gonna take us to the end of next year," he says, "and then it depends on what everybody wants to do. I think it'll happen when it's meant to happen. We just work on our own timetable."

Gallagher, who's almost fully recovered from injuries suffered in an onstage assault Sept. 7 in Toronto, is also still planning to make a solo album but isn't sure where that will fit in the timetable, either. "I'm going to do one sooner or later -- hopefully sooner rather than later," he says. "I'm kind of hoping Liam might be arrested soon, and then I'll have time to see it through."

Source: www.billboard.com

Teacher Grabs Two Oasis Tambourines

Lee Thomas is the world’s luckiest Oasis fan having twice caught a tambourine thrown by singer Liam Gallagher at two concerts more than a decade apart.

The Cardiff headteacher could not believe his luck when at Thursday’s Oasis concert in the CIA in Cardiff history repeated itself and he caught the lead singer’s tambourine when Liam tossed into the crowd. The same thing had happened when Lee was among the 8,000-strong crowd at the same venue on December 10, 1997.

Lee said: “I was at the concert with my wife and father-in-law. They wanted to hang around near the back so I went up the front of the crowd for the first song, Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.

“I have always been a big Oasis fan so I thought I would relive my youth and get up close. The song ended and Liam put it in his mouth. It is moon shaped so he was making a smiley face with it and then he threw it into the crowd and before I knew it I had grabbed it.

“I put it up my jumper and made my way back to my wife Jo. I was absolutely delighted but I could not believe my luck and neither could Jo.”

The chances of this happening twice in the CIA are around 64 million to one making Lee one of the luckiest Oasis fans in the world.

Lee returned to work in Meadowlane Primary in St Mellons on Friday with the tambourine to show the pupils.

But the excitement was not as great as it had been in 1997 when he was a teacher at Marlborough Junior School in Penylan and Oasis were still one of Britain’s biggest bands.

“I had to give them a few clues last week.

“They did not know Oasis but they did know songs like Wonderwall.

“Both tambourines are exactly the same size and I will certainly look after them as a piece of Oasis memorabilia.”

Lee has another chance of adding to his collection of “shaker makers” next year when he will be among the 60,000-strong crowd at Oasis’ gig in the Millennium Stadium in June.

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

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