31 March 2008

Oasis - Back On The Road















Oasisinet are happy to announce that Oasis will be performing a short run of Canadian and US shows with special guest Ryan Adams and the Cardinals prior to their headline appearance at the Virgin Festival Toronto on the 7th September.

The band will play their first live show in over two years at Seattle's WaMu Theater on the 26th August before crossing the border to play shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

Oasisinet have secured a Pre-Sale for the shows.

Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased by clicking the below link and using the password: OASISINET

www.ticketmaster.com/artist/766720

The full details for the shows are:

26/8/08: Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater - Pre-Sale tickets on sale 4/1/08 @ 10AM PST until 4/3/08 @ 10PM PST. Tickets on general sale 4/4/08 @ 12PM PST available from Ticketmaster & Qwest Field Box Office.

27/8/08: Vancouver, BC - GM Place - Pre-Sale tickets on sale 4/1/08 @ 10AM PST until 4/3/08 @ 10PM PST. Tickets on general sale 4/4/08 @ 10AM PST available from Ticketmaster & GM Place Box Office.

29/8/08: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place - Pre-Sale tickets on sale 4/1/08 @ 10AM MST until 4/3/08 @ 5PM MST. Tickets on general sale 4/4/08 @ 10AM MST available from Ticketmaster & Rexall Place Box Office.

30/8/08: Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome - Pre-Sale tickets on sale 4/1/08 @ 10AM MST until 4/3/08 @ 10PM MST. Tickets on general sale 4/4/08 @ 10AM MST available from Ticketmaster & Pengrowth Saddledome Box Office.

This link will also allow you to buy tickets for the bands appearance at Virgin Festival Toronto on Sunday 7th September.

Stay tuned to Oasisinet for more Oasis on tour announcements and all the latest info about the band's forthcoming album!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

30 March 2008

Exclusive Footage Of Russell Brand And Noel Gallagher

Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher in LA


Exclusive footage of Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher in the Radio2 studio in Los Angeles presenting The Russell Brand Show. They are also joined by Kristin Bell from Forgetting Sarah Marshall;.

See more footage from the show and download the podcast from www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

This footage is from a few weeks ago.

Oasis Show In Seattle With Ryan Adams?












With the presale password for tickets to see Oasis perform with Ryan Adams and the Cardinals at WaMu Theater in Seattle, you get a big advantage over everyone else trying to buy tickets for the show: Getting them EARLY! See the show like a VIP... WiseGuys is the source you've been searching for: We know Presale Passwords. Here are the full details you will need:

Oasis
WaMu Theatre , Seattle, Wa
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 Time TBA

Special Guest: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

EXCLUSIVE PRESALE
Start: April 1 10am
End: April 3 10pm

The password is either:
SUPERSONIC, SUPERNOVA, THEEND, MOUNTAIN, or BEHERENOW

Source: www.tmpresale.com

No OFFICIAL announcement on the show yet!

29 March 2008

Note Puts Angry Liam In The Red




















Even a famous Rock ’n’ Roll Star like Liam Gallagher can’t escape annoying parking problems.

The Oasis frontman and his All Saints missus Nicole have been banned from parking outside their new North London home for the next few weeks.

The pair have been bombarded with parking restrictions due to a neighbour’s building work.

And if letters from the council aren’t enough to make your blood boil — Liam found a note on his Range Rover asking them to make way for the builders.

I wonder if he will lodge a complaint at the next local council meeting — that I’d love to see...

More pictures by clicking here

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Impersonator Comic Stevie Riks




















Impersonator Stevie Riks from Chester has been making a big impression on the internet. Now he's built up an army of fans with his impressions of rock stars and personalities. Inside Out finds out the secret of his success.

Stevie Riks discovered his talent for entertaining early on, when he'd take off his teachers for the benefit of his fellow pupils.

And apart from a short stint working at the local Vauxhall Plant he's been in show business ever since.

Stevie is a talented musician in his own right and has a well established stage show.

Following his triumph on the TV show "New Faces" in 1988, he's performed at some of the country's most prestigious venues.

"I never wanted to be a musician, I always wanted to be an impressionist," says Steve.

"I always looked forward to the impressionists being on the telly - Mike Yarwood, Freddie Starr. Even when I was in groups I was always doing impressions 'cos I found it boring just standing there with a guitar and singing."

Growing fan base

When Stevie's wife posted some of his impersonations on the Internet site You Tube in 2007, he suddenly found he had a new fan base around the world.

Stevie films all his own videos at home on a small camera mounted on a tripod.

His favourite characters are the musicians of the '60s and '70s, and he bemoans the lack of personalities in today's music scene.

"Apart from Oasis there's nobody really who I think has got any character anymore," says Steve.

Internet impersonations

With more than a million hits from fans around the world, Stevie's now been asked to perform in America and Europe.

He's also received complimentary e mails from those musicians he has taken off.

Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne and Robin Gibb have all given their approval to his impersonations.

"The internet's made a fantastic difference to my career. People have been getting in touch from every corner of the earth," explains Steve.

"I think it's fantastic. I only wish You Tube had been around 20 years ago, but it's never too late."

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

For more information on Stevie visit www.stevieriks.tv

28 March 2008

Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band Ever?












Let the battle of the bands commence: we ask who is the greatest rock ’n’ roll band EVER? Take your pick by clicking here.

Current Top 10.

10: The Smiths - Current Rating: 6.11
09: Nirvana - Current Rating: 6.17
08: Manic Street Preachers - Current Rating: 6.27
07: Led Zeppelin - Current Rating: 6.46
06: The Who - Current Rating: 6.55
05: The Clash - Current Rating: 6.55
04: The Rolling Stones - Current Rating: 6.62
03: The Beatles - Current Rating: 7.74
02: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Current Rating: 7.74
01: Oasis - Current Rating: 8.94

Source: www.nme.com

Oasis Concert Dates In Japan?




















Oasis have announced their first gig for 2008. They will headline a night at the two-day Virgin Festival in Toronto, Canada, in September.

The Manc rockers are planning shows now their seventh studio album is nearly done.

There could be dates in Japan.

Source: The Sun Newspaper

Noel Gallagher Is A Genius
















Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz was speaking to BBC entertainment reporter Mark Savage.

You're coming over to headline the Wireless Festival in UK this year - are you excited?

Oh yeah, that's cool. Headlining in Hyde Park? That's pretty cool.

We made our career in Europe by playing festivals, so I have a lot of love and reverence for those shows.

What's your favourite festival memory?

In the 1990s, we spent a whole summer where our end of the day ritual was to meet the guys from Gomez at the side of the stage and smoke cigarettes and drink cans of beer and watch Oasis.

Noel Gallagher is a genius. Those songs are great, and they're loud and they're fun. That's a really good way to spend the end of the day.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

27 March 2008

More Fun With Stevie Riks




Friend of the site Comedy Impressionist 'Stevie Riks' is on the TV this Friday on BBC1 North West on Inside Out.

Stevie also has Liam Gallagher appearing in one of his latest videos 'Freddie Mercury And Friends Show'.

Along with Elvis Presley, George Michael, Tina Turner, Ozzy Osbourne and more the video can be found here.

The New And Improved Liam Gallagher..




















Known for his violent outbursts and generally antisocial behaviour Liam Gallagher happily posed for pictures with new wife Nicole Appleton after leaving The Hill pub in North London. The pair had just spent the evening celebrating former All Saint’s singer Mel Blatt’s birthday. Married life is clearly suiting Liam whose big shiny white smile said it all. Well that was until he spotted a video

Apparently photos are fine but video’s a big no- no, go figure!

Watch Video

Source: mrpaparazzi.com

Wildman Liam's A Happy Hubby




















Liam Gallagher usually bites the heads off snappers.

But there were no growls, just gnashers on a night out in London with new wife Nicole Appleton.

Has he had his teeth whitened? Definitely...Maybe.

When he did speak Liam said the new Oasis album will be out in September.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

26 March 2008

Oasis Headlining Virgin Festival In Toronto - Pre-Sale Link
















Oasisinet have arranged a special pre-sale for Oasis fans. The Pre-Sale begins at 10AM EST today! To take advantage of this follow the below link and enter the password LYLA. This is for 2-day tickets only.

Pre-sale Link: www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004079A17573E5

Source: www.oasisinet.com

U2's Fab Four Tribute Named Best Cover Song














U2 have topped a poll by American rock bible 'Rolling Stone' to find the best cover of a Beatles' song.

The magazine asked readers to vote after complaints about some disastrous covers of classic Lennon/McCartney songs over two weeks on the talent show America Idol.

The Dublin band's version of 'Helter Skelter' -- originally on The Fab Four's 'White Album' -- narrowly edged out Oasis's version of 'I Am The Walrus' for supremacy.

It also beat out some stiff competition from Joe Cocker, 'With A Little Help From My Friends' and Fiona Apple's 'Across The Universe'.

The song is the opening track on U2's live album 'Rattle & Hum', released in 1988.

Source: www.independent.ie

25 March 2008

Vote For Oasis At The US NME Awards















The first ever US NME Awards, set to take place on April 23 at the Los Angeles El Rey Theatre venue, will be streamed live on MySpace as part of a partnership between the awards and the social networking site.

Fans will be able to watch the awards presentations and live performances from a slew of yet-to-be-announced artists – keep checking NME.COM for details of the line-up as they emerge.

MySpace are supporting the Best Band Of The Year award at the bash, with US music fans voting for that award and the ten others that will be presenting on the night via NME.COM.

Also partnering NME for the awards are EW.com, the award-winning online extension of Entertainment Weekly, who are supporting American Alternative/Indie Album of the Year, Yahoo! Music, who are backing the Best New American Alternative/Indie Band and broadband entertainment provider Heavy.com, who are supporting Best Video.

Oasis could be nominated in the following categories...

Best International Alt/Indie Band
Best International Alt/Indie Track

Have your say now by going to and casting your votes @ www.nme.com/awardsusa

We will then count-up your votes and announce the shortlist of nominations on April 6.

Source: www.nme.com

Winehouse Purchases Wheeler End Studios?




















Amy Winehouse has begun talks over purchasing Wheeler End Studio in Berkshire, say reports.

The singer wants to use the complex at Huckenden Farm to record the follow-up to 2006's Back To Black.

Artists including Robbie Williams, Led Zeppelin and Oasis have used the property in the past.

She has arranged a visit to the studios, which are on sale for £3 million, according to the Daily Star.

Wheeler End co-owner Suzanne Lee Barnes commented: "What I want, more than anything, is to see it sold to someone who intends to carry on using it as a recording studio."

Winehouse is rumoured to be getting paid £350,000 to play the opening night of a human-powered nightclub in Rotterdam.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Oasis To Headline Virgin Festival















We're very pleased to announce that Oasis will be headlining the Sunday night at the third Virgin Festival in Toronto this September!

The festival takes place over the weekend of 6th - 7th September at Toronto Island Park. Oasis headline on Sunday 7th September with Foo Fighters headlining on Saturday. Other acts confirmed for the festival include Paul Weller, Bloc Party, Stereophonics, The Weakerthans, Spiritualized, The Pigeon Detectives, and many more!

Details:

Gates open at 1pm
All ages
Two-day tickets: $145.00 (+ charges)
Single-day tickets: $80.00 (+ charges)

Tickets are available from all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.ca select Future Shop locations, www.futureshop.ca , or by calling (416) 870-8000.

Tickets go on sale Saturday 29th March at 12:00PM EST. There will be a two-day ticket Pre-Sale available. Check back for details

Source: www.oasisinet.com

24 March 2008

Recent Pictures Of The Gallagher Brothers













































































Noel, Liam & Paul Gallagher attend a society wedding at the Landmark Hotel. London, England - 16.03.08.

Ladies you may want to check out the top picture closely of Noel 'The Rocket' Gallagher, it shows a very colossal bulge in his trousers.

Source: wenn.com via belgapicture

Ricky Hatton's Gone All Rocky




















I Talked tunes with lord of the ring Ricky Hatton the other day.

The Mancunian boxing champ told me: “When I’m training I listen to Manchester bands like Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and Oasis.

“Oasis invited me to their gig at the City of Manchester Stadium a while back. But I had a trip booked. I was heartbroken.

“Then during the gig my phone kept ringing and people were saying, ‘You’ll never believe it, Liam just dedicated a song to you.’


“He said, ‘This one’s for Ricky Hatton.’ And the whole stadium went up. I was gutted.”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

23 March 2008

For Sale: Oasis's Former Recording Studios, Wheeler End, Huckenden Farm











The owner of a recording oasis in leafy Buckinghamshire tells why she’s selling up after almost 30 years on the music scene

It’s an honourable rock tradition: over the years, scores of artists, from Led Zeppelin to Goldfrapp, have opted to get their heads together in the country, seeking out a rural retreat where they can gaze at the landscape and write songs. If the retreat has recording facilities, they might lay down a few tracks, even a whole album. Many of these musicians will have found themselves leaving the M40 for a labyrinth of country roads in Buckinghamshire, finally coming to rest at a quiet old farmhouse high in the Chilterns.

This is Wheeler End residential recording studios, at Huckenden Farm, which has been used by George Harrison, Robbie Williams and Oasis. Today, however, the place is strangely quiet. The sound of guitars and drums is absent, and the only singing comes from the odd fantailed cuckoo or dusky woodswallow flying overhead.

The property is up for sale.

The owners, Suzanne Lee Barnes, 61, and her boyfriend, Geoff Coupland, 58, have decided to “move on, start a new life and give somebody else a chance” with this exceptional piece of rock real estate.

Walking around the sprawling farmhouse, which has six bedrooms and extensive reception rooms, surrounded by five acres of land and a cluster of spacious outbuildings, it is hard to appreciate that, 28 years ago, it was the choice of a rock musician looking to downscale.

Lee Barnes remembers coming to view Huckenden Farm in 1980 with her then husband, Alvin Lee of the British blues-rock band Ten Years After. The couple and their daughter, Jasmin, then 4, were living at Hook End Manor, in Berkshire, which had about 60 acres of grounds, but they wanted something smaller and less costly to run.

Huckenden, Lee Barnes recalls, looked impressive and was practical, too: the owner was a motoring enthusiast who restored classic cars, and there were large loading doors, handy for bringing in musical equipment. They paid about £375,000, while Hook End Manor was snapped up by another guitarist, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, for an undisclosed sum.

The farmhouse at Huckenden dates to the 16th century, and looks solid enough to last 16 more, with thick walls built of brick and flint. The studio complex, created in the 1980s from existing outbuildings, shoots off the side of the main house like a gigantic tremolo arm on an electric guitar. It consists of two roomy studio spaces, both more than 500 sq ft in size, and a storeroom for equipment.

In the early days, Lee Barnes recalls, the studios served as glorified music rooms for Lee and his friends. Visitors included Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Joe Brown, the guitarist Gary Moore, and Mick Ralphs of Bad Company. George Harrison, who lived seven miles away in Henley-on-Thames, would often pop over, too. “At one point, Alvin was struggling with a song called The Bluest Blues,” Lee Barnes says. “George pitched up and put down this guitar part that changed the whole feel of the song. It was wonderful.”

The couple split up in 1994. Lee moved to Spain, leaving Lee Barnes with the farmhouse, and she started renting out the studios. “I decided to see if I could stand on my own two feet here,” she says. “I offered the facilities to musicians I knew, and it paid for the running of the house.”

Word spread on the grapevine; in 1997, Paul Weller came by and was impressed. After he brought along Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Wheeler End became an important haunt for the band. Much of their 2000 album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, had its beginnings here and the studio became a successful venture.

In 1996, Lee Barnes met her new boyfriend, Geoff Coupland, a businessman in the food-flavours industry. He bought out Lee’s share of the house, then moved in. He realised that this slightly dowdy property could do with some renovation. “The house is Grade II-listed, so it all had to be done as faithfully as possible,” he says. “I made new wooden window frames and did all the oak floors.”

The wooden barn outside was leaning over and falling apart. With the help of a local restoration firm, Coupland stripped it back to its frame, repaired the timbers and reconstructed it, preserving as much of the original structure as possible. He used traditional materials such as lime plaster, lime cement and pressed sheep’s-wool insulation. It is now super-ecofriendly: rain-water from the tiled roof is collected in tanks and channelled into the lavatory.

The barn has since enjoyed a new lease of life as a rehearsal and relaxation space for musicians including Weller, who worked on two albums here: Illumination (2002) and As Is Now (2005). “Paul absolutely loved being in this barn,” Lee Barnes says. It has also gone down well with restoration experts, winning a heritage award in 2000. A local conservation charity, the High Wycombe Society, described it as a “beautiful building with a cavernous interior”.

Coupland, who jokes that he has “compulsive building disorder”, went on to convert an unwanted greenhouse into a guest cottage with two bedrooms and a gym, which slots neatly onto the studio end of the house. “All these outbuildings started becoming proper dwellings,” Lee Barnes says. “We started calling it Geoff Town, because it became like a little village.” She estimates that he has spent more than £1m, “easily”, on the property.

While Coupland has master-minded the restoration, Lee Barnes is the driving force behind the studio. She operates as an easy-going rock patron, allowing artists all the freedom, peace and security they need to make music. “We would lock down a creative bubble here and they felt safe and undisturbed,” she says.

Robbie Williams may be an exception: when the singer stayed here in the 1990s, he claimed he saw the ghost of a woman in his bedroom. “He wouldn’t go back in there,” Lee Barnes says, “but there’s no way we’re haunted.”

“What musicians have always bought into here,” Coupland adds, “is the fact that Suzanne spoils them rotten. It’s a sort of growing medium for them. Liam Gallagher always liked going out to the local pubs. You could see one or two of the landlords looking a bit nervous when he walked in, but he’s a lovely lad.”

It was the decision by Liam’s brother, Noel, to end his long-time association with the studio that was one of the factors behind the couple’s decision to sell. “Oasis have been with us for 7½ years,” Lee Barnes says, “I think it was time to move on. Bands are always looking for new inspiration.”

Coupland is also setting up an essential-oils business in the south of France. “I get bored every now and again, and I enjoy going off to Australia,” he says. “I’d like to spend four or five months of the year in France, three or four months in Australia, and the rest of the time in Britain. This place is too big to keep leaving and coming back to.” The couple plan to find a house in the area to serve as their UK base.

Although Lee Barnes is selling Huckenden Farm, she is not saying goodbye to the recording business. Last year, she acquired Dean Street Studios in Soho, central London, which is managed by Jasmin, now 32. She is also keen for the farm’s musical story to continue. “What I want, more than anything else, is to see it sold to someone who intends to carry on using it as a recording studio,” she says. Let’s hope the beat goes on.

Huckenden Farm and Wheeler End Studios are for sale for £3m through Savills via www.savills.co.uk

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

22 March 2008

More Rare Zanzibar Recordings Appear Online
















Stop the Clocks 101

It was a moment in life which I will never forget, when I first popped that CD in and pressed play, especially after the half decade of torment waiting to hear it. Noel counted it off: "One.. two... three... four," and then there it was. Yes, it was really true, I was listening to "Stop the Clocks" for the first time ever. As other fans learned of my dream being realized, they had questions, such as: "Were your huge expectations met?" and "What do you think of the song?" I will try to answer those questions and others as I share with you a brief glimpse into the song of legend.

The first time you listen to "Stop the Clocks", you may think it is simply a better realized "Who Feels Love?". But, by about the fifth listen, you come to understand that this is a song unlike anything Noel or Oasis has ever done before. It is a song of such depth and complexity that perhaps a thousand listens would be needed to study and appreciate it fully. As one of the press reviews stated, the chords are very well constructed, but "Stop the Clocks" is all about the vocals. Noel effortlessly guides his voice from high notes to low notes and back, weaving a powerful spell on a listener’s ears for four and a half minutes in this live version. Both guitar solos- the short and long- create a psychedelic world for which Oasis fans can come in and play. And of all the songs from my Zanzibar bootleg-- this song is mixed the most perfectly. There is a perfect balance between the acoustic guitar, the vocals, Gem’s backwards guitar, and Terry’s bongos. It has been suggested by some that this song could never live up to the hype which now surrounds it. Well, friends, I have to politely disagree. This is instantly one of the five best Oasis songs of the past decade. Only now can I see so clearly why Noel has taken to such great pains to record the perfect version. Anything less would be unworthy of this classic-to-be. And we can only hope that Noel has done just that, so the world can finally hear this masterpiece.

You will be happy to know that 4 of the 5 songs from Noel’s May 3, 2003 concert at the Zanzibar Club in Liverpool have now been made available to all fans on the Live4ever Forum . These new live versions are so good that you will indeed be listening to them for years to come. The final song, "Stop the Clocks", will remain locked up until a studio track is released. During the past couple of weeks, both offers and threats have come my way from the community of Oasis fans. You can be sure of one thing-- no amount of money, no offer of trading for other rare material, no invasion of my private life, and no level of threats brought forth could cause me to post the song. Also, I have promised not to give away a detailed description of the song, which is why I would never post any of the chords, the lyrics, or a minute by minute analysis of what happens in each part of the song. However, I am happy to tell you what I think of the song, that’s why posted what I did above.

Note regarding the songs:

For the record, Trent Harrington recorded the gig by standing away from the audience as much as he could, and standing close to one of the speakers. I'm not sure what he used to record it, but it sure sounds good. He said that security was actually checking people at the door that night, patting them down, etc., but he snuck his recorder in one of his boots. Trent now lives in London, but he would prefer not to be contacted. He has entrusted me with the first live performance of "Stop the Clocks", and asked me to share it with the fans immediately upon the release of a studio version of the song.

Source: L4E / via L4E member "Frank Lomax"

21 March 2008

St Pauli To Spin Some Tunes In Belgium




















Ben Sherman and Brooklyn present 'Hindu Nights'

Liam & Noel Gallagher's elder brother Paul will be spinning some tunes at the Make Up Club Ghent, Belgium on Friday 28th March 2008.

Also on the bill is 'Official Oasis Tour DJ' DJ Phil Smith

Other acts on the bill include DJ Alan Wright, The Black Box Revelation Live, Volvo Sluts, Jonasty And Dirk and more.

Visit the following website for more information www.myspace.com/shinealightpromotions

Thanks to Dennis

Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band Ever?












Let the battle of the bands commence: we ask who is the greatest rock ’n’ roll band EVER? Take your pick by clicking here.

Current Top 10.

10: Joy Division - Current Rating: 6.32
09: Oasis - Current Rating: 6.32
08: The Sex Pistols - Current Rating: 6.37
07: Nirvana - Current Rating: 6.48
06: The Who - Current Rating: 6.54
05: Led Zeppelin - Current Rating: 6.57
04: The Smiths - Current Rating: 6.70
03: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Current Rating: 6.82
02: The Rolling Stones - Current Rating: 6.86
01: The Clash - Current Rating: 7.22

Source: www.nme.com

And The Winner Is...











The winner of the competition to win some Oasis promo items is Jenny Reardon from Houston, Texas USA.

Who correctly stated that the highest chart position for the Stop Crying Your Heart Out single in the UK was number 2.

Special thanks to Anders at www.mistersifter.com who gave me the prizes to be given away in a competition.

Visit the site with many items half price or less....

Lewis Hamilton Listens To Oasis




















He is the man in the groove. Like much in his life since his £45m McLaren deal, even his hobbies have gone upscale from last year's trusty acoustic. Now he is electric. I plug my headphones straight into it so the noise doesn't bother anyone else," he added.

Given last weekend's victory was the first step to his ultimate ambition, one wag asked if he could play Stairway to Heaven.

"No, but my favourite riff is from No Woman No Cry, a solo I quite like." His fingers briefly claw an imaginary chord - not something you see every day in an image conscious Formula One paddock.

"When I was younger I was more limited in what I would listen to. I was brought up on Bob Marley. These days I've got a broader view.

"I play a bit of everything - Oasis, Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Jimi Hendrix. Michael Jackson is my favourite but I like Prince too, and Sir Paul McCartney is a legend."

Read the full interview here.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

19 March 2008

Possible Canadian Oasis Gig In August















Oasis May Be Coming to City

Performance - According to Herald sources, serious plans are afoot to bring Oasis to Calgary sometime in August for a show that will almost certainly take place at Pengrowth Saddledome. Read the Herald and stay posted at www.ticketmaster.ca for further details.

Source: Calgary Herald via www.canada.com

Oasis Legend Gets His Own Myspace Page

Bonehead's Barmy Army

Former Oasis legend 'Bonehead' has set up his own myspace page, visit it by clicking here.

Peace In Our Time

















The showbiz fight of the year is over. Noel Gallagher and Kenickie from Grease have kissed and made up.

Their feud kicked off backstage at a Marilyn Manson gig in L A, when Kenickie AK A Jeff Conaway, 57, pulled a knife on the Oasis frontman who'd been mocking him.

Trying to stir up more trouble, Russell Brand invited Noel on his radio show and surprised him with a phone call to Kenickie.

But Jeff told Noel: "You need protection growing up in New York.

You need some kind of weapon. There are very dangerous characters on the subway.

"I collect knives. In New York you grow up fighting, it's a big tough city with lots of violence."

He impressed Noel who said: "He's a true T-Bird."

What the F'hell is going on with that love-in?

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

18 March 2008

Oasis Director To Release First Feature Film In April



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

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 Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Olivia Williams, Emilia Fox, Harry Eden, Lily Allen's brother Alfie Owen-Allen and US rapper EVE.

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

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

Tum-thing Stops Noel Rebelling












Bizzarre Lord Noel Gallagher has done his bit for loads of good causes in his time.

But the Oasis rebel’s rumbling tum told him he had to ignore these protestors in London’s Mayfair.

One posed like he’d just launched a javelin.

But it wasn’t enough to throw Noel and his missus Sara Macdonald off the scent as they headed to Scott’s for some posh grub the day after a heavy session.

The couple had got stuck into the hospitality at a pal’s wedding at the weekend.

A night on the tiles was overdue for the couple after Mr Big spent seven weeks polishing off the next Oasis album in LA.

I wonder what the shoe shopping bill was like when he was away...

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Blur And Oasis For Euro Rock Band















It looks as if the long-long-awaited European release of Rock Band will benefit from a track list tailored to its new market, with an alternative song list spotted by attendees at Play.com Live last weekend (the game being one of the main attractions).

According to ButtonBandits, EA staff showing off the game had a track list that included the likes of Beetlebum by Blur, Rock 'n' Roll Star by Oasis, Through the Monsoon by Tokyo Hotel and Hysteria by Muse.

Manu Chao by Les Wamaps, L'Aventurier by Indochine, and New Wave by Playmo was hinted for the French version, Germans getting Hier Kommt Alex by Die Toten Hosen, Perfekte Welle by Juli, and Countdown to Insanity by H-Block X.
A selection of other Euro-favourites are hinted alongside these, so we'll keep you posted as we learn more.

Source: play.tm

17 March 2008

Liam Gallagher Is A True Blue Supporter




















Liam Gallagher looks like he has finally rid himself of all his rock-star pretensions – by declaring himself a fan of the former boyband Blue.

The Oasis star confessed his love to former Blue star Duncan James at a lavish reception­ party for London PR couple Niki de Metz and Charlie Lycett.

“He was telling Duncan he was really sorry that Blue were no longer going,” says an onlooker. “He was telling him that his kids love Blue’s music and that they all used to jump around the house singing and dancing to them.”

Liam and his brother Noel were the biggest names at the Landmark Hotel for the glitzy bash, which included dinner, a live performance from Sugababes­, and an after party where guests including Duran­ Duran’s Nick Rhodes, Meera Syal, Angela Griffin and Holly Willoughby got down until 6am.
Liam also appeared to have moved on from his formerly boozy ways.

“Liam didn’t seem like he was drunk at all,” says our source. “He was putting the chef’s hat on Duncan’s­ head, saying, ‘now that you’re unemployed­, you can be my chef for the night’.”

Source: www.thelondonpaper.com

Let The Record Show! McKee’s New Music-Themed Artwork




















‘Pop artist’ Pete McKee will be living up to his title with a preview show of new retrospective paintings featuring fans, fashions and famous faces from Sheffield’s music scene.

The Human League, Jarvis Cocker and Arctic Monkeys are among the names getting the McKee treatment in ‘33 and 1/3’ – Pete’s first Sheffield show of new artwork in over a year.

Also reflected in Pete’s new paintings are the fashions associated with music genres and styles such as Mods and Rockers. Meanwhile, former city venues of yesteryear are also depicted including nightclubs The Limit and Mojo – which was opened by Peter Stringfellow and, in its 1960s heyday, played host to live concerts by many well known bands.

The launch event will be held at the Forum Café and Bar, 127-129 Devonshire Street, Sheffield, on Sunday April 13th from 8pm, when the works will be available – for one night only – at a special exhibition-themed price of £333. After the launch, the originals will revert to the normal price of £600.

Each of the 33 and a third paintings is 12” X 12” LP-sized, in keeping with the music theme of ‘33 and 1/3’ - the rotation frequency or ‘RPM’ of vinyl albums.

The ‘third’ of a painting in the collection title is an unfinished picture featuring a record player and album sleeve which will be customised especially for its owner by the artist. The buyer can choose the record they want to see featured and Pete will personally finish the painting for them.
Said Pete: “The exhibition is based on my love of music and the themes of the paintings range from being in famous bands to buying records, gig-going and fan culture.”

Pete’s work is admired by a growing army of high-profile music names including Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Richard Hawley and Arctic Monkeys.

McKee’s new paintings are inspired by the Sheffield music scene and celebrate fandom as well as famous faces.

‘The Mods’: A life devoted to clothes as cool as the music.

‘We Love You Marc’: Our kids don't believe that we, too, once fell in love with our heroes.

For more information visit www.petemckee.com

What's Going On At Oasis And Kasabain's Favourite Club Night?




















The March 'This Feeling' is upon us and boy do we have a line up worthy to march to!...ex ’La’s’ and ’Cast’ Lord John Power makes his TF debut.

Kav is also playing acoustic set of his new EP which will be released on This Feeling Records end of April. Kav has been setting LA on fire during February with his live gigs and DJ sets. Looks like leaving The Happy Mondays is just the start of Kav’s zone...we also have newly signed to Island Records The Rushes. We think they’ve got a bit of U2 sound about them.

There are the usual mega drinks deals & also London’s number 1 DJ collective, Soul Boy Mystic Collective.

For more information and tickets click here.

16 March 2008

Liam Gallagher Does His Bit For Charity

















He's a nice fella really, that Liam Gallagher.

I spotted the one-time bad boy dropping off loads of his and wife Nicole Gallagher's old clothes at a charity shop in North London.

The big-hearted Oasis star even helped the assistant to take the goodies into the back room too.

Source: Daily Star Sunday

Win Some Oasis Stuff




















Anders at www.mistersifter.com has given me the following prizes to be given away in a competition.

Columbia 2004 UK Sine/Helter Skelter 1-track promo only CD, custom printed disc & title sleeve. Cat No SAMPCS143371

Acquiesce - CD - UK - Big Brother - 2006 2 Track Radio Edit Promo For Stop The Clocks Ep With Card Sleeve B/W Masterplan Radio Edit (RKIDSCD37P1)

Stop The Clocks (Promo Sticker)
Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Promo Sticker)
Don't Believe The Truth (Promo Beer Mat)

To enter the competition answer the following question

What was the highest chart position for the Stop Crying Your Heart Out single in the UK?

Important Info:
Deadline - All Entries must be received by 20th of March.
When sending your entry please title your email as 'Promo Competition'
Please include your name in your email.
Send all entries to scyhodotcom@gmail.com
First name drawn out of the hat will win all the prizes.

Check out Mr Sifters Current items on eBay here or visit the site with many items half price or less....

Rare Zanzibar Club Bootleg From 2003 Surfaces














On May 3, 2003, Noel Gallagher took to the stage and performed his historic gig at the Zanzibar club in Liverpool. Prior to the gig, he had taken the opportunity in several radio interviews to promote the greatness of the newly written song “Stop the Clocks.” In the middle of his set list that night, in between performing “Talk Tonight” and “Wonderwall”, and then “Don’t Look Back in Anger” and “Married With Children”, Noel performed the song he had spoken so much about, and a legend was born.

Over the years, an audio recording of the Zanzibar concert never surfaced. Some fans even began to doubt that the concert ever took place, or that the song had been performed that night.

L4E has obtained a recording of Wonderwall (*recorded at the Zanzibar club in 2003). Noel can clearly be heard introducing Stop the Clocks on it.

After the song, Noel says: “Thank you... so anyway.” Then Noel plays a chord on the acoustic guitar and utters the words that the crowd will never forget: "This next song is called 'Stop the Clocks.'" During the song, Gem is playing what sounds like backwards guitar with reverb or an echo effect. It's different than the backwards guitar heard in the song "Who Feels Love", but has the same psychedelic feel, with bongo drums being played by Terry.

Source: L4E Newsroom

15 March 2008

Teenage Cancer Trust At The Royal Albert Hall DVD













Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers with cancer. Each day in the UK 6 young people are diagnosed with the disease.

This annual week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall was the brainchild of TCT patron and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE. It has fast become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the music calendar.

The aim of the shows is to raise awareness and funds for the desperately needed TCT units in NHS hospitals. They are environments designed specifically for teenagers where, with the support of expert staff, survival rates are visibly improving.

THE WHO – THE SEEKER
NOEL GALLAGHER – DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
NOEL GALLAGHER AND PAUL WELLER – THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR
KAISER CHIEFS – TAKE MY TEMPERATURE
THE CORAL – DREAMING OF YOU
THE CURE – THE KISS
RAZORLIGHT AND ROGER DALTREY – SUMMERTIME BLUES
THE VIEW – FACE FOR THE RADIO
BLOC PARTY – LIKE EATING GLASS
THE BEES – GOT TO LET GO
GRUFF RHYS – GWN MIWN
JUDAS PRIEST – HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
KASBIAN – L.S.F.
THE WHO – BABA O’RILEY
THE WHO – TEA AND THEATRE

E Exempt from classification

DVD Region 2

Format: PAL

Running time: approx 69 minutes

Due for general release: 14th April 2008

Click here for more information.

Source: www.teenagecancertrust.org

14 March 2008

More On The Wellerbretta







































































































Photo Source: Richard Lunt official photographer for Scootering Monthly Via Pete Mckee.

Last week I posted a interview with the artist Pete Mckee (Here.) and I was bombarded with various emails from Paul Weller & Scooter fans for more information and pictures of the scooter.

I also found out a bit more information on the scooter on springfair.com

Not quite content with painting a 10ft guitar for the Gibson Guitar Town exhibition in London’s South Bank on behalf of Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Pete McKee has turned his artistic attentions to scooters. On display at his stand in Hall 12 is a full-size hand-painted scooter featuring some of McKee’s cartoon-style pop art, which has been signed by the Modfather Paul Weller.

McKee transformed the 1968 Lambretta scooter, which he salvaged from his friend’s garage, by hand-painting his designs directly onto the bodywork of the scooter. The artwork had to be given three intricate coats by hand before it was finished. “I treated it like it were a canvas, a large work of art,” he said.

During a visit to Weller’s studio, the former The Jam and Style Council front man agreed to sign the handlebars of the scooter. McKee’s work, which is often inspired by music, has earned him a growing celebrity following.

'To Be Someone' is the name of the scooter, after The Jam song.

Thanks to Pete Mckee & Richard Lunt.

13 March 2008

Jimmy Page Donates Iconic Double Neck Guitar To Charity




















Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has donated an ultra-limited edition, iconic double-neck guitar to raise money for charity.

The auction, Childline Rocks, takes place at London’s IndigO2 tonight (March 13), with the Jimmy Page Signature Double Neck EDS 1275 being one of the star lots on offer.

Also up for auction are guitars donated and signed by Noel Gallagher and Status Quo, tickets on the Flight 666 piloted by Bruce Dickinson for a trip to see Iron Maiden play live in Lisbon, a personal acoustic performance by Thunder, a guitar signed by all the artists appearing at Childline Rocks and a plaque presented to Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

Page’s guitar will be signed and personalised for the highest bidder by Jimmy himself.

Performing tonight are the likes of Roger Daltrey, Lulu Marillion, The Zombies, Fish, Thunder, Glenn Hughes and Russ Ballard.

Tickets for the special event are still available now and cost £40, £45, £75 or £200 for VIP. Information on how to buy tickets can be found here

Source: www.gigwise.com

12 March 2008

Inside This Week's NME




















Gracing this week’s cover of NME are stadium mega-stars Muse – who stun us by revealing that they only want to release singles and ‘Best Of’s from here on in. Will there really never be another album..?

Elsewhere in the magazine – this week’s latest news reveals all from Damon Albarn’s Africa Express which saw Franz Ferdinand debut a brand new song and Hard-Fi, Reverend and the Makers and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly take to the stage top show their support.

The NME Classics CD is out now and contains 61 legendary tracks over three musical decades from the 70s 80s and 90s. We look at some of the biggest stars on the compilation including; David Bowie, The Stooges, New Order, Blur and Oasis.

Source: www.nme.com

11 March 2008

3 Decades Of Classics - NME Photo Gallery




















The Britpop daddies, Oasis have survived countless line-up changes, in-fights and walk-outs to remain rock’s mightiest modern band (bar, say, Muse). 'Live Forever' achieves immortality on NME Classics, out now. Pic: Redferns

For the full Gallery Click Here

Source: www.nme.com

Please Sponsor Darth Gallagher For Sport Relief















We have acquired the services of Darth Gallagher to try to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief.

Sponsor me and help me rise to the challenge for Sport Relief.

The money you give goes directly to helping people living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and across the world.

Even if you can only spare a few pence please do so, as every penny really does make a difference.

For more details on how to sponsor Darth Gallagher click here.

10 March 2008

Oasis Feature On New NME Compliation




















A new 3CD compilation entitled 'NME Classics', featuring 61 classic songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s, has gone on sale today (March 10).

The CD, compiled by NME with EMI, features tracks through the years from the likes of Blondie, David Bowie, The Clash, New Order, Radiohead and Pulp, offering a timeline of modern music from The Beatles through glam rock, punk, indie and Britpop.

The album features pictures and magazine cover images from the NME archives chosen by NME staff, plus notes about the songs written by Live Editor Hamish MacBain.

The full tracklisting is:

Disc: 1
The MC5 - 'Kick Out The Jams'
The Velvet Underground - 'I'm Waiting For The Man'
The Stooges - 'No Fun'
The Doors - 'LA Woman'
The New York Dolls - 'Jet Boy'
Patti Smith - 'Gloria'
The Damned - 'Neat Neat Neat'
X-Ray Spex - 'Oh Bondage Up Yours!'
Richard Hell And The Voidoids - '(I Belong To The) Blank Generation'
Dead Boys - 'Sonic Reducer'
Iggy Pop - 'Lust For Life'
The Saints - 'This Perfect Day'
The Ramones - 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'
The Only Ones - 'Another Girl, Another Planet'
Siouxsie And The Banshees - 'Hong Kong Garden'
Blondie - 'One Way Or Another'
Magazine - 'Shot By Both Sides'
Buzzcocks - 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)?'
XTC - 'This Is Pop?'
Television - 'Marquee Moon'
David Bowie - 'Heroes'

Disc: 2

The Clash - 'I Fought The Law'
Stiff Little Fingers - 'Suspect Device'
The Jam - 'Going Underground'
The Vapors - 'Turning Japanese'
Generation X - 'Kiss Me Deadly'
The Pretenders - 'Brass In Pocket'
The Selecter - 'On My Radio'
The Beat - 'Mirror In The Bathroom'
Madness - 'One Step Beyond'
Bad Manners - 'Special Brew'
The Specials - 'Ghost Town'
The Cure - 'The Lovecats'
Talking Heads - 'Psycho Killer (Live)'
Kraftwerk - 'Tour De France'
Malcolm McLaren - 'Buffalo Gals'
New Order - 'Blue Monday'
Echo And The Bunnymen - 'The Back Of Love'
Aztec Camera - 'Walk Out To Winter'
The Jesus And Mary Chain - 'Just Like Honey'
Prince - 'Sign O' The Times'
Joy Division - 'Atmosphere'

Disc: 3

Morrissey - 'Suedehead'
The Stone Roses - 'She Bangs The Drums'
Happy Mondays - 'Step On'
Inspiral Carpets - 'This Is How It Feels'
Depeche Mode - 'Enjoy The Silence'
Orbital - 'Chime'
Massive Attack - 'Unfinished Sympathy'
Primal Scream - 'Movin' On Up'
Suede - 'Animal Nitrate'
Oasis - 'Live Forever'
REM - 'What's The Frequency, Kenneth?'
Ash - 'Girl From Mars'
Supergrass - 'Caught By The Fuzz'
Radiohead - 'Just'
Pulp - 'Common People'
The Chemical Brothers - 'Setting Sun'
Blur - 'Song 2'
Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'
The Verve - 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'

See the NME.COM store for more information

Source: www.nme.com

Oasis Launch Official Facebook Page









Oasis have started preparing for the release of their seventh studio album by launching an official Facebook page.

The Manchester rockers are expected to release the follow-up to 2005's Don't Believe The Truth later this year.

It is currently being mixed in LA with producer Dave Sardy. The band recorded the LP in Abbey Road studios last December.

The group's official page on the social networking site features a full band biography, gig photos and videos of their hits including 'The Importance Of Being Idle', 'Sunday Morning Call', 'Let There Be Love' and 'The Masterplan'.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Win Some Oasis Stuff










Anders at www.mistersifter.com/ has given me the following prizes to be given away in a competition

Columbia 2004 UK Sine/Helter Skelter 1-track promo only CD, custom printed disc & title sleeve. Cat No SAMPCS143371

Acquiesce - CD - UK - Big Brother - 2006 2 Track Radio Edit Promo For Stop The Clocks Ep With Card Sleeve B/W Masterplan Radio Edit (RKIDSCD37P1)

Stop The Clocks (Promo Sticker)
Lord Don't Slow Me Down (Promo Sticker)
Don't Believe The Truth (Promo Beer Mat)

To enter the competition answer the following question

What was the highest chart position for the Stop Crying Your Heart Out single in the UK?

Important Info:
Deadline - All Entries must be received by 20th of March.
When sending your entry please title your email as 'Promo Competition'
Please include your name in your email.
Send all entries to scyhodotcom@gmail.com
First name drawn out of the hat will win all the prizes.

Check out Mr Sifters Current items on eBay here or visit the site with many items half price or less....

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