30 November 2008

The Best Thing I've Heard All Year

The stars pick their best tracks of 2008

Noel & Liam Gallagher

Noel: The MGMT album, Oracular Spectacular. The video for 'Time To Pretend' was great. All the stuff about moving to Paris to shag supermodels and do heroin - not to condone heroin - it's like they want to own a Boeing 747 and be Led Zeppelin. Not plant trees at the local rabbit sanctuary. The Verve's single 'Love Is Noise', is the best thing they've ever done.

And Weller's album 22 Dreams! He takes such pride in what he does. He means it from the moment he gets up - it's scary. I was in the studio when some of it was recorded, and musically he does stuff I don't understand. It was mental. he and Steve Cradock talk in catchphrases. The only way anything makes sense is to get absolutely f**king arseholed.

Liam: The last album I bought was Duffy's Rockferry. That song 'Mercy', was alright. I like the Weller one; 'Push It Along' is a great tune.

I like The Last Shadow Puppets' album but it feels a bit grown-up.They're two young lads, but they look like little old men in Polo necks playing guitar, staring into each other's eyes like a couple of old farts. F*ck Off! I thought you were both in bands, anyway. Some of the tunes are all right.

Source: Mojo Magazine (This Months Mogo Magazine Goes Behind The Scenes With Oasis In Stores Now.)

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

What happened there then? Seem to have missed a couple of days! That'll teach me to try keeping up with Ricky Hatton (safe journey home, lad - it's been a fuckin' pleasure!).

Been in Guadalajara for the last 48 hours (or is it 24? Fuck knows, I can't remember).

Met a woman at Mexico airport who asked me could I get her son any tickets for last night's gig.

"Tickets? Not my bag, love. I can put him on the guest list though?

"Tell him to bring i.d." I said. "Just in case there's any problemos".

"I.d.?" says the woman. "He has no i.d.. He's only 6!!"


City won away in Europe. Wonders never cease, etc. Fuck that "orange" kit though. Actually, its official title is "Blaze"! Either way, it's horrible. Get rid.

Couldn't tell you what the show was like last night. The crowd were so loud I couldn't hear much of anything else. They seemed to enjoy it so it's all good, I expect.

Incidentally, I may have tasted the greatest can of Guinness of all time last night. Quite unbelievable.

Just about to fly to Monterey. Not the one where they had that festival in the 60s (that's in California), but the real one about 5 hours from here.

Gotta plane to catch.

Hasta luego.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis In Monterrey Setlist And Videos


Lyla, Cigarettes & Alcohol, The Shock Of The Lightning.

Last nights setlist from the Arena Monterrey , Monterrey, Mexico.

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'n' Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothin'
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?

Send in your pictures to scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will add them to tour archive.

Rock's Biggest Egos

It's time to admit the truth. You will never be a rock star. You care too much about what people think. Yeah, you make outlandish comments from time to time, but you do it under some pseudonym on a comment board to make it easy. You wouldn't go on national TV and say stuff like, "I'm the voice of this generation." That's the difference between your ego and a rock star ego. Your ego has a lowercase "e." People like Kanye West have E-G-O-S.

West claims he's the voice of his generation. He compares himself to Michael Jordan. He bitches loudly and publicly when he doesn't win awards. He's not afraid to use his real name. Whether or not he is his generation’s defining voice, it’s clear that he definitely has its biggest ego.

But should it be any other way? Of course not. Rock ’n’ roll is not about modesty. It's about being the loudest one in the room. If some stupid stuff gets said along the way, well, that's just the price of admission. Shoot the mouth off first, explain yourself later. Or don't. That's even better. Rock stars don't need to give any explanations.

Here are the five biggest egos in rock history. Why are they the biggest? Because I say so. I don't need to explain myself. I am the blogger of this generation.

The Top Five Biggest Egos:

Any dude who can meet with world leaders one weekend and then have two 19-year olds sit on his lap the next has a BIG ego. Bono's life is dedicated to bigness. He sings big anthems, not songs. He's out to save rock ’n’ roll and the world. He's not just a rock star; he’s a messiah, at least to himself. And, yes, I'm a little jealous.

How huge was John Lennon's ego? He said his band was bigger than Jesus. What more proof do you need? Even Kanye hasn’t gone that far. By the way, this week the Vatican finally forgave Lennon for his 1966 dis. Those guys can hold a grudge.

Oasis' brothers spent most of the '90s claiming they were the best band in the world and boasting how they saved British rock from ruin. They also spent a lot of time writing songs "inspired" by a lot of other British rock. It takes a big ego to remake Beatles songs and call them your own.

Madonna's ego is so big she believes that she can actually stop time. The Material Girl is on a never-ending quest to be forever twenty-something. Her bionic limbs are the first step toward immortality. Her insistence on pretending to be the teen pop star of the moment is the second step. The third? It probably will have something to do with her next boy toy.

You might not remember this late-'80s nouveau R&B artist. He made a debut album in 1987 that many thought was brilliant, especially him. D'Arby liked it so much he announced that he was going to be bigger than the Beatles. That's why you don't remember him. The Beatles saying they're bigger than Jesus? OK. Emerging R&B star saying he's bigger than the Beatles? Not OK.

Big Egos Honorable Mention:

He named his album The Ego Has Landed. In reality, Williams’ ego — and career — has landed everywhere but the U.S., where he remains largely a cult figure.

Is there anything Simmons won't slap a KISS logo on?

Two words: Chinese Democracy.

He dubbed himself "The King of Pop.” He made an album called Invincible. Both claims may still ring true in Bahrain, where Jacko recently lived. Go where the ego can stay big.

Source: www.yahoo.com

29 November 2008

Vote For Live4ever

Congratulations to Live4ever who have been chosen by the judging panel to go through to the on-air rounds of the Absolute Rock-Off!

Click here to vote for the Forum starting December 4th :

They are going up against the 'We Are James Forum' in Round 1.

The forum will now go into a playoff against another. The matches will open on Ben Jones’s show over the next week or so, and then Absolute Radio listeners will have a day to vote on their favourite playlist.

The winner will then go through to the next round.

The forum who submit the winning Rock-Off playlist, as voted for by the Absolute Radio listeners and users, will win a special show Absolute Radio on Monday 22 December 2008 at 9.00pm (GMT).

The winning playlist will be played out in full on-air in a show presented by Ben Jones, and the winning forum will receive on-air promotion for their website throughout the show. Absolute Radio will also dedicate the entire day to the winning forum’s dedicated artist.

Exclusive Oasis Rehearsal Gig Video

I have a real treat in store for Oasis fans.

Here is an exclusive sneak peak of Manc legends Liam and Noel Gallagher at a rehearsal gig in London earlier this year.

The brothers - well known for their prickly relationship - belt out smash hit single Cigarettes And Alcohol in front of just 100 people.

It's rare to see the boys perform in such an intimate environment.

But they shine like the true pros that they are.

Oasis' new single I'm Outta Time goes on sale on Monday December 1.


Watch the video of Cigarrettes And Alcohol by clicking here.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher's Playlist On iTunes

Noel Gallagher's Playlist
Release Date: 25 November 2008
Total: 10 Songs

(Track 1) Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horsemen
"An absolute lost psychedelic classic fronted and sang by the '70's housewives' choice - Demis Roussos - everything else he done was utter sh*te!!"

(Track 2) The Pretty Things - Baron Saturday
"So good that I fully intend to base the rest of my career around it."

(Track 3) The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Infra Riot
"The opening track from the album Behind The Music. The album of the decade. (FACT)"

(Track 4) The Doors - Back Door Man
"We always forget just how good the Doors were. Could've picked maybe a dozen classics. This one will do for now."

(Track 5) Bob Dylan - Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
"The tune made famous by Manfred Mann, which is brilliant, but the original? Phew...far out! This is why Dylan's a genius."

(Track 6) Michael Andrews - The Artifact and Living
"It's that piano piece from the Ford Mondeo advert. Beautiful."

(Track 7) Marmalade - I See The Rain
"Another lost 60's psychedelic classic. Get on the guitar solo."

(Track 8) Colosseum - The Kettle
"Don't know anything about these lot apart from they've been sampled by Fatboy Slim and they all love to solo, all at the same time."

(Track 9) Pink Floyd - One Of These Days
"Bloody awesome, old bean!!!"

(Track 10) Elvis Presley -Moody Blue
"The King. 'Nuff said."

Click here for more information.

Source: iTunes

Oasis In Guadalajara Setlist

Last nights setlist from the VFG Arena , Guadalajara, Mexico.

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'n' Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothin'
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?

Send in your pictures to scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will add them to tour archive.

Oasis Live On Kerrang! Radio

Fancy a bit of the Gallaghers Bros. live? Fancy it on Monday? oh go on then....

It’s been one of the must see gigs of the year and this Monday (1st December) Kerrang! is in the mosh pit with the Gallagher brothers, we’ll be rolling out Oasis live from their “Dig Out Your Soul” tour.

9pm Monday night we have the boys and their music. So if you didn’t get to see them live or you just want to re-live one of the music events of the year, join us Monday night at 9pm.

Oasis Live, with Kerrang Radio.

Source: www.kerrangradio.co.uk

28 November 2008

Pop Quiz: Noel Gallagher

You may not have noticed, but Oasis returned a few months ago with its first decent album in ages, "Dig Out Your Soul." After getting burned so many times, it's understandable that the mouthy British rock band's fans have thinned out since its mid-'90s heyday. But the Gallagher brothers can still deliver killer quotes and make a nice racket in big venues, which makes them as valuable as ever. We spoke with guitarist Noel Gallagher, 41, shortly after he was attacked onstage in Canada. He couldn't comment on the incident but was happy to talk about the reception that the new album is getting. Oasis plays Wednesday at Oakland's Oracle Arena.

Q: Did you read the reviews of "Dig Out Your Soul" or is that something you generally avoid?

A: Oh, no, I don't avoid them. But by the same rule, I don't go out of my way to read them all. I've seen a few.

Q: They were cautiously optimistic.

A: They're just the same Oasis reviews to me: "Some songs are good, the s- ones are s-, why are they still f- making music?"

Q: It probably goes back to your third album, "Be Here Now." Critics gave it such great reviews before realizing that maybe the music wasn't actually all that great.

A: They've never forgiven us for that. I'm quite proud of that. Yeah, so, I've read a few. They still do that thing where they slag you off for your lyrics, yet they print the wrong lyrics. It's like, hang on a minute, you're printing your f- lyrics, you're not printing mine. That's not what it says on the f- song, you doofus.

Q: Does it really make a difference?

A: No, it doesn't. I'm not sure what the overall goal is of a review. What is its point? Is it to guide people through the quagmire for them to say you should really be listening to this kind of music? If one has four stars and one has got three, does that mean if you're cursed with a choice in a record store you should buy the one with four and not the one with three? Is that what it is?

Q: Have you ever bought a record based on a review?

A: I've bought one or two, and I'm at pain to say this, but they were all f- great.

Q: There you go.

A: No, the reviews weren't great, but the albums were great. I read a review, and if it mentions anything about the Beatles or the Stones or the Stooges or the Kinks, I'm like, "Well, I'm f- buying that." The albums I bought were American albums, funny enough.

Q: How about your live shows? People moan that you just stand there. Have you ever suggested to your brother Liam that he make a little bit more effort onstage, maybe watch a few old Rolling Stones videos?

A: God, have you seen that film "Shine a Light"? Well, Mick Jagger takes it to the next level, man. It's f- ludicrous. But, no, Liam's turned the standing-still thing into a bit of an art form. We can't all be jumping around like f- Jumping Jack Flash, can we? Would it work if Liam was like Mick Jagger? No, it f- wouldn't.

Source: www.sfgate.com

Francis Rossi: Oasis Aren't Rock 'N Roll Stars

What have Oasis done to rattle the golden oldies?

A string of rock veterans have been queuing up to pick a fight with the Gallagher brothers recently.

Last week I told you how Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall said he blamed Noel and Liam for giving t’North a bad name.

Now it is Status Quo's turn. They say although Oasis may sing a song called Rock ’N’ Roll Star they don’t know how to rock.

Francis Rossi reckons the Gallaghers are not a patch on him and fellow Quo legend Rick Parfitt.

Francis rants: “We’re from a generation of acts that are very physical, we put physicality into it.

“But some of the younger bands don’t want to put that physical commitment in, either because it’s not cool at the moment or whatever.

“What always comes to mind is Oasis. They call themselves a rock band and they stand there looking at the floor. Bored s***less they look.I’m not saying they’re a bad band, but that to me isn’t rock ’n’ roll.”

Perhaps Francis should get his stonewashed denims along to an Oasis gig — I’ve never witnessed much boredom on show.

Francis, who with Rick has a new single It’s Christmas Time out next Monday, singled out Liam for most of the criticism, accusing him of being a one-trick pony.

He fumed: “That fella is still trying to pretend he’s 20 and he’s angry and really annoyed with his brother apparently.

“And he has got a really grumpy face and he has to stand there with the f*****g hump.

“Now, I don’t believe that anymore. I may have believed it some years ago but not still.”

Oasis have been nicknamed “Quoasis” in the past for ripping off Francis and Rick’s three chord hit formula.

So Liam will already be well armed with a few words of his own about Francis and his dodgy ponytail when he finds out.

In the same interview Francis claims Muse and Snow Patrol are his favourite bands.

Accusing Oasis of being dull but then loving Snow Patrol? Hmmm.

I think Francis is a cracking character but Liam will have a field day with this one.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Tales From the Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

Well, Ricky turned up. Sven didn't. Mexico have lost a couple of games and apparently he's not flavour of the month. He thought it would be best if he didn't play out. He sends his regards though. Shame. I loved that man.

Gig wasn't all that, to be honest. We haven't played for 2 weeks and it felt like it.

Nursing a sore head today. Sat up most of the night drinking with Ricky. Feeling it now though. Good job we've got a day off. Not in any fit shape to do anything other than stay in bed and watch TV, which is exactly what I'm doing.

Flying to Guadalajara tonight. Gonna get me some room service now, so...hasta luego.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis 'Finder' Retires

Scotland's biggest music mogul confirmed he is stepping down from management after 25 years in the industry to spend more time with his little girl.

Creation founder Alan McGee, 48, who discovered Oasis and tipped Glasvegas for stardom, confirmed the rumours yesterday.

Appearing on the Simon Mayo show on Radio Five Live, he said: "I used to travel up for Rangers' European games but my little girl's eight and I promised I would spend more time with her."

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

The Enemy: Tom Off Tipple

The Enemy fear they won’t keep up with the hard-drinking Gallagher brothers when they join Oasis on tour next year.

Frontman Tom Clarke told me: “I definitely won’t be drinking the most as I’m off the booze. I decided to do it so I can have a clear head while we make our second album.”

Speaking at the launch of the Shockwaves NME Awards the wee vocalist, 20, admitted he’s looking to the Manc twosome for drinking advice.

He added: “I heard Liam and Noel go out drinking on separate nights which is an idea because me and (bassist) Andy only argue when we’re pissed. I reckon we could do it if we stagger the nights.”

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Guitar Signed By Oasis Is Big Hit For Charity

A Guitar signed by rock giants Oasis raised £2600 for charity when it was sold at a Bothwell auction.

Band members - including guitarist Noel and singer Liam - signed the Martin six-string guitar for the Street Child Africa charity before their recent gigs at Glasgow’s SECC.

The five-man band agreed to put their signatures on the instrument after receiving a request from Glasgow-based guitar distributors Westside, run by Bothwell man Philp Hay.

The group of village women, who organise the annual Street Child Africa ball at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel, expressed delight this week at the success of the guitar auction.

Street Child Africa befriend children living on city streets across the continent and give them guidance and support to change their way of life.

One of the ball’s organisers, Nicola Hay, admitted this week that she had been unsure if the famously-temperamental Gallagher brothers would co-operate.

“To be honest, I doubted whether they would sign the guitar,” she said.

“I thought it was a long shot but we decided to give it a try.

“However, when Oasis were told what the charity was about they agreed to help out. It’s brilliant that they did sign it.

“In fact, Noel Gallagher wrote ‘God bless the kids’ on it, which I thought was quite touching.”

This year’s auction raised £1600 more than last year’s, which featured a guitar signed by the popular Glasgow-band the Fratellis.

Nicola added: “We were very excited when we learned we had a guitar signed by Oasis.

“We knew it had the potential to raise a lot of money for the charity.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the amount of money it has raised.”

The sought-after instrument signed by Oasis was bought by Bothwell man Tony McCabe.

Last year’s Street Child Africa Ball at the hotel, which also featured raffles and a tombola, raised a total of £24,565.

Organisers hope that the proceeds from last weekend’s event will match that figure.

Source: www.hamiltonadvertiser.co.uk

Oasis' Noel Gallagher: 'I Never Needed To Take Drugs'

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said he never needed to take drugs – but did because it was “fucking brilliant”.

The guitarist, who went sober at the end of the 1990s, said narcotics had never affected him “mentally or physically”.

Instead, he drew attention to the “very uncool” people that surrounded the band in the mid-90s.

“Drugs brainwash you into thinking you can't survive without them. I was never in a mess mentally or physically. I have the constitution of a large ox,” he said.

“I never needed to be on drugs. I just wanted to be on drugs because it was fucking brilliant. But then there came a point where I didn't want this anymore. So I wanted to be straight.

“And then there comes a point where you maybe want to be somewhere in between, which is where we're at now I think.”

As previously reported on Gigwise, Oasis will play a huge UK stadium tour next summer, which includes dates at London's Wembley stadium.

Source: www.gigwise.com

Bonehead With Pete Macleod Pictures

A few pictures from the acoustic tour that Bonehead did with Pete Macleod earlier this month.

Thanks to Damian Morgan

On This Day In Oasis History...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Wikipedia

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27 November 2008

Killers Star Considered Oasis Tattoo

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has admitted that he once considered getting an Oasis tattoo.

Flowers told Shortlist that his admiration for the British group almost inspired him to have a permanent record of them on his skin.

"When I was 20 I debated getting an Oasis tattoo on either my arm or my back, but I couldn't make a decision," he said.

The 'Human' singer also confessed that an Oasis song convinced him to pursue a career in music.

"Listening to 'Don't Look Back In Anger', I was reborn," he explained. "I was like, 'That's it, that's what I want to do.'"

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Standing On The Edge Of The Noise

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In August Oasis performed in their rehearsal studio prior to the start of their 2008/09 World tour. Through Oasisinet they invited a few fans to join them for the final night of their rehearsals before they hit the road. Over 10,000 fans applied to go in under 24 hours for the 100 places on offer. The resulting film - 'Standing On The Edge Of The Noise' - is a unique, intimate look at the band performing in their own space, instead of the huge stadium stages on which they are more often seen. The programme includes a mix of classics and new tracks from the current album.

'Standing On The Edge Of The Noise' will air on Channel 4 this Saturday at 12:20am (UK ONLY).

The gig will also air internationally in the forthcoming months so be sure to check your local listings.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis, Radiohead, Garbage On New Charity Compilation

Bloc Party and Rilo Kiley track also make the cut

Radiohead, Oasis and Rilo Kiley are to feature on a new charity compilation.

The 'Give. Listen. Help.' two-disc package also features Bloc Party remixed by JKL, CSS, The Decemberists, Ladytron and previously unreleased tracks by Garbage and The Little Ones, and Of Montreal covering MIA's 'Jimmy'.

The second disc includes tracks by Dangerbird Records artists including Silversun Pickups and The Dears.

Nearly all of the sales proceeds will be donated to the PABLOVE Foundation, a charity founded by Dangerbird Records boss Jeff Castelaz, which helps the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where Castelaz's son is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer.

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Source: www.nme.com

Q&A With Alan McGee

We sent a Q&A to Alan McGee a Scottish music industry mogul and musician famed for founding the independent Creation Records label which ran from 1983 to 2000.

Hows Things Alan?
Good I'm a house dad and loving not dealing with idiots.

Did you ever have dreams as a child of being in a band and becoming a rock star?

I was in a band for real till 21, 'Biff Bang Pow' was a hobby band with Dick Green.

You will mostly be remembered as the man who discovered Oasis, are you satisfied with that? or do you feel there's still more that you would like to accomplish?
Bringing up my daughter really, and I like doing Death Disco and running clubs and DJ'ing but that's a hobby.

Other than those on your label, Is there a band from your time at Creation that you'd wished you'd have signed?
The Stone Roses.

Apart from the albums Oasis released on Creation, what's your favourite album the label released?
Probably Trashmonk 'Monalisa Overdrive' an absolute classic, I released late 1998.

What do you think about Heavy Stereo's first album?
Good better than people think it is.

Do you wish Ride had stayed together longer?
Yes I loved them.

What is your favorite moment of the 90's?
Getting off drugs.

What are your memories of Primal Scream when they were signed to Creation?

All good we drifted apart as we got older, I got sober but I like their new single.

If they ever Make a film about your life who would play you?
Sean from The Vortex an Indie band from Manchester, I love that bloke.

Have you ever thought about writing a book about your experiences with the music industry?
They want me to, so I probably will.

If you could name a band Dream Team - who would be in it?
Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' line up.

When you first saw Oasis perform did you ever imagine that one day they would become a defining symbol of Rock 'N' Roll?

What do you think is the best song Noel's ever written?....and did he ever give you a song where you thought "my god that's shit"?!

Don't Look Back In Anger, I never really got 'Gas Panic', but i love him the way i love Neil Young and I don't love everything he's ever done.

We know you consider Noel a genius, but what do you think about Liam's songwriting?

Getting really good, I really liked the 'Meaning Of Soul' Liam is a one off they broke the mould, he's a dude.

What do you think of the albums Oasis have released since leaving Creation?
I really like the new one.

Who were worse to manage Oasis or The Libertines?
I never managed oasis I signed them to my record company, on The Libertines no comment.

Will Oasis ever be inducted into the 'Rock n' Roll' Hall Of Fame?
Should be, they deserve it.

If you had to choose....Would you rather have signed Oasis and nobody else. Or have signed all the other acts but not Oasis?

No i really only listen now to Oasis from the Creation days, none of the other music turns me on in 2008.

Are you still in contact with any of the original members?
Bonehead is a mate and Noel we have a text relationship with, when I see Liam it's cool, Guigsy I haven't seen for years as Tony McCarroll.

Is there anything you'd change if you could have the Oasis period again?

No glad I left when I did, I was burned out and had to go and do my own thing which i enjoyed.

Special thanks to Alan for taking the time and effort to do this for the site, it's most appreciated.

For more information on Alan visit his MySpace page here.

Source: www.stopcryingyourheartout.com

Tales From the Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour dairy for Oasisinet.com


We've finally made it to Mexico. That day of press in LA was great. All of us went into Indie 103 see that Sex Pistol Steve Jones. He's fuckin' great, Jonesy. We had a top laugh. The show descended into farce when he ran an impromptu competition to win tickets to come see Oasis next week. Fuckin' funny.

Sven-Göran Eriksson's coming to the show tonight! Can't wait.

We seem to have lost Ricky Hatton in a sea of Guinness. Fuck knows where he is. Hope he makes it.

Well up for this tonight. 22,000! SOLD OUT!! It only holds 16,000!! AY, CARAMBA!!

In a bit.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

New Oasis Photobook Launched In London

Paul Slattery tells NME.COM about their early days on the road.

Oasis photographer Paul Slattery launched a book of rare photographs trailing the band in their early years prior to and following the launch of first LP 'Definitely Maybe' in London last night (November 26).

The snapper marked the occasion by laying on a small exhibition of his work from 'Oasis: A Year On The Road' at the Gibson Guitar Studio while the band's debut album was played on repeat.

From March 1994, Slattery had total access to the band as they criss-crossed the globe during their speedy ascent, which saw them going from playing small club gigs to sold-out arenas.

"The first gig I saw them play was in the 100 Club (in London) but within six months they were playing big theatres and I just thought, 'Shit, they're going to go all the way'," he explained.

"But I didn't realise they were going to do it so quickly though. Within a year they were playing Sheffield Arena to 10,000 people."

Slattery first hooked up with the band at Eden Studios in west London through mutual friend and band engineer Mark Coyle.

"I took a case of beer down there and I had unfettered access to the band," he said. "It was unbelievable because when you see a great band like that you just become a teenager again. I lost 30 years in one year."

The photographer, who shot the band in black and white, went on the road with them to Japan and the US, where he snapped a comical shot of Bonehead and tennis legend John McEnroe.

Slattery recalled: "There is a great picture of McEnroe in the book with Bonehead, who's pulling a funny face. He was always great to work with because he was like the clown prince of Oasis.

"When things were shit Bonehead would be the one that would go, 'Come on you fuckers, we're a rock and roll band we're going to have fun'. He kept people's spirits high."

But the snapper's favourite shot in the book and moment with the band depicted Liam Gallagher leaning into the crowd at a gig in Nagoya in September 1994.

He recalled: "Every single one of those pics has a story but I must admit that's the best. It was an amazing night and there was something special happening with the crowd.

"It was the first time I've ever seen them do an encore, and everybody at the end of that gig was just in tears."

As Oasis got bigger and access became more difficult Slattery stopped shooting the band, and has never worked with them since to this day.

"By that time things were getting difficult and it was harder to deal directly with Noel (Gallagher) because very few people had mobile phones in them days so I couldn't just call him up," he explained.

"I've not done anything with them since because I've always had that philosophy that I like to see bands when they are small and hungry - that's the excitement, and that's what rock and roll is all about."

Source: www.nme.com

Win A Chance To See Oasis In New York


Oasis will be playing in New York at Madison Square Garden on December 17th, and you can enter to win a trip for two to fly out and see the show and get a hotel room for the night! All you have to do is create a MySpace Music profile playlist with all Oasis songs picked from their entire discography on MySpace Music . Then post a comment on Oasis' MySpace page about your playlist. One winner will be chosen at random for the two tickets to the show, the hotel accomodations, and the flights!

The contest is over on December 7th, and the winner will be notified soon after. This contest is only open to MySpace members in the US as they are currently the only territory with the music player.

For details check out the band's myspace page here.

The View: We Took Inspiration From Oasis Debut Definiely Maybe For New Album

The View used Oasis album Definitely Maybe for their inspiration while recording new material.

The Same Jeans hit-makers made their latest album with Owen Morris, who has famously produced for The Verve, Ash and The Paddingtons among others.

And he played the Oasis classic to the Dundee upstarts to remind them of the high standards they need to achieve to make sure they repeat their early success.

The four-piece made pop history when they became the first Scottish act to go straight to No.1 with debut Hats Off to the Buskers in 2007.

And the rockers are hoping to make it a double when they release their follow-up Which Bitch in January.

Kyle said: "We had a copy of Definitely Maybe in the studio and Owen would line it up for comparison.

"He threatened to sack the guy who was mastering it because he couldn't get it seven per cent louder."

But extra volume was the least of The View's concerns while laying down tracks in Welsh studioMonnow Valley.

The band had to contend with midnight river rafts and thrones made from speakers.

In his quest to take musicians - frontman Kyle Falconer, guitarist Pete Reilly, bassist Kieren Webster and drummer Steven Morrison - back to the top spot, Owen brought in crazy measures in his quest for perfection.

Paying tribute to the band's chosen album title, Owen superglued a witch's hat to his head for six days during the recording process.

The producer, who worked on Oasis hit albums Definitely Maybe, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now, eventually removed the plastic hat with scissors.

Owen also has custom-made thrones made for singers Kyle and Kieren to sit on while singing their new tracks.

The band avoided a latenight dip when Owen lashed together a raft for the boys to venture down river on, before it came to a sticky end.

The rockers survived though and guitarist Pete told NME: "I'm an only child and, to me, the experience of being together with these people, this family, is worth more than the music."

The View are currently at the tail end of a mammoth 37-date UK tour and fans have been lucky enough to hear new tracks such as One-Off Pretender, 5 Rebbeccas, Glass Smash and Shock Horror.

Kieren said: "We put a lot more thought into the music. It's much more melodic.

"This time, we only had a couple of tracks completed and did a lot morewriting in the studio. It was a new experience for us and we came out with a few absolute crackers."

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

New Interviews And Acoustic Performance With Oasis From US Radio

Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer and Andy Bell stopped by 98-7FM in LA and you can listen to the interview and live acoustic performance of 'I'm Outta Time' again by clicking here.

Indie 103.1 Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols had a relaxed chat with the boys on a number of various topics you can listen again by clicking here.

Oasis In Mexico City Setlist And More

Last nights setlist from the Sports Palace , Mexico City, Mexico.

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'n' Roll Star
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning Of Soul
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain't Got Nothin'
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Watch a video of Wonderwall from last nights show here.

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

Send in your pictures to scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will add them to tour archive.

Photo Credit: ramiroasis

26 November 2008

Vote For Oasis At The Shockwaves NME Awards 2009

The Shockwaves NME Awards are back and only your votes can decide the winners.

Vote now to decide the nomination shortlists to be unveiled in January.

You'll also be entered to win tickets to the Awards ceremony in London and the NME Big Gig, headlined by The Cure.

Click here to cast your vote for Oasis.

The Outs! Win A VIP Trip To Any Oasis Gig In The World

It has been posted on several South American Oasis forums that 'The Outs!' cover of 'Bag It Up' that the boys did for the NME Songbook Competition, has won first prize competition and was picked out by Noel Gallagher.

The prize is a VIP trip to any Oasis gig in the world.

See more of 'The Outs!' oasis covers here.

Noel Gallagher: "You Have To See Us In A League With The Rolling Stones"

On the eve of Oasis' tour with Ryan Adams, the songwriter talks drugs, violence and the secret to his success.

Oasis are celebrating the holidays by hitting the road for a North American tour, which kicks off December 3rd in Oakland, California. There's much to be festive about: the band put out their finest album in a decade in Dig Out Your Soul and guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher has fully recovered from being attacked on stage in Toronto in September.

You've said yourself that you don't really need hits in America. Why do you still tour here?
I like the vastness of this country. In between each city when you're on that tour bus some of the stuff you see is stunning. It just took me awhile to understand the corporate nature of the music business over here. I never really understood why I would have to get up at nine o'clock in the morning, go down and see the guy who owned the local record shop and meet his fucking wife and fat kids.

What do you think the band has offer to an American teenager who is seeing you for the first time?

Nothing. Don't come and see us if you're expecting anything. I can't offer anybody anything apart from the music that's coming out of the speakers. And if they listen to that and they find some meaning in the songs, good for them.

OK, so you're not a spokesperson. What does the band have to offer?
Power. Musical power. Volume. Impeccable shoes. I speak for myself, by the way.

You and your touring partner Ryan Adams are both pretty opinionated guys with healthy egos. Do you get along?

Well, I'm pretty and he's opinionated. I got a lot of respect for the man. He's a great guitar player. He's a little eccentric. He wears stripy socks and platform shoes, but not everybody's perfect. I wouldn't be on tour with him if I didn't like him.

What did you find out about that guy who attacked you in Toronto?
Nobody knows why he did what he did. There's a legal case going on so they tell me I'm not supposed to talk about it. I'm sure the footage on YouTube says enough.

Has that kind of thing happened to you before?
No. I've never been violently attacked. Maybe by my girlfriend a couple of times when I stayed out later than I should've.

How did it affect you, other than...
Other than the fact that I got three broken ribs and I had five weeks off? Do you mean I wake up sweating in the middle of the night and think the guy stood over me? That kind of shit? Oh, no, not in the fucking slightest. It's a meaningless act. Something always happens to me on Oasis tours. I was in a car crash. If it's not that, it's getting fucking busted. If it's not that, it's coming down with some ancient fucking disease that's not been got by anybody for the last 600 years.

Is there something in particular that you'd like to achieve with this tour?
Five million dollars. Besides that, not really.

Have you pulled out any songs that you haven't played in awhile?
Yeah. "Slide Away," "The Masterplan," "Supersonic." We're not going to turn any new people on to Oasis. Oasis is a band that you either get it or you don't. Everybody knows who we are. You have to see us in league with the Rolling Stones now. Everybody's heard of the Stones, everybody knows what they sound like, everybody knows what they do. You either go because you like it or you don't. It's easy.

There was a time when the band didn't seem to be enjoying themselves in concert that much.
Well, I'm not sure about that. There was a few years where I really should've traveled the world with my girlfriend and shit like that but we decided to carry on putting out records. But I love being on stage. It's the one place where there's no bullshit. Don't get me wrong: It looks like I'm having a bad time. But that's because I'm not a fucking asshole that feels like I have to talk to the crowd every two minutes or put on a big smile or run up and down the stage like an idiot. I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I?m playing it because I'm not very good at playing it.

What gets you off at a show?
If I'm singing well and I'm playing well, then that's enough for me. Obviously there are nights where you go off stage and think, "Well, that was a bit fucking shit" because there were technical problems. But I can assure you this: I am fucking brilliant every night I go out there. I could give a fuck about anybody else in the band. They look after themselves. But I am always cooking on a solid eight-and-a-half out of 10.

What do you do to do that?
I'm afraid I was born with it. It's not something you go out to Wal-Mart and buy. "Can I buy some brilliance please?" They don't sell that shit over the counter. You either got it or you don't.

How do you get back the high that drugs gave you?
Drugs brainwash you into thinking you can't survive without them. I was never in a mess mentally or physically. I have the constitution of a large ox. If anything, it was the people that I had surrounding me that were very uncool. I never needed to be on drugs. I just wanted to be on drugs because it was fucking brilliant. But then there came a point where I didn't want this anymore. So I wanted to be straight. And then there comes a point where you maybe want to be somewhere in between, which is where we're at now I think.

That you're able to take them occasionally and it's fine?
Well, I wouldn't say I take them at any point. But when I gave them up I gave up drinking and everything. But now I drink like a fucking fish and I smoke like a chimney. I've always been a magnificent drunk. I've been told by hundreds of people I'm actually a better person when I'm drunk.

Source: www.rollingstone.com

Catch Oasis On 98-7fm LA

EDIT just found out it's US ONLY

The band are currently out in North America for their dates in Mexico, USA and the re-scheduled Canadian gig.

The band have stopped by 98-7FM in LA and you can listen to the interview at midday Wednesday(PST) (8PM UK) or online at their website along with Liam co-hosting the show 'The Rewind at Noon'.

Check it out HERE!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis - Book Launch Invitation – "A Year On The Road" by photographer Paul Slattery

Please find an invitation to a special Oasis book launch of "A Year On The Road" by photographer Paul Slattery.

This book of rare Oasis photographs follows the band in their early years prior to and following the launch of Definitely Maybe.

Wednesday 26th November 2008 at the Gibson Guitar Studio

29-35 Rathbone Street, London. W1T 1NJ – www.gibson.com

Source: Email from www.gibson.com

For more information about the book click here.

Oasis T-Shirt For For £5 With Free Delivery

Oasis - Logo - Play Exclusive (Black - T-Shirt)

Play.com have a Oasis T-shirt for £5.00 with free delivery to the UK.

Click here for more details.

Oasis World Tour Continues In Mexico Today

After a short break the Oasis world tour continues in Mexico later today.

26.11.2008: Mexico City - Sports Palace (Palacio de los Deportes)
28.11.2008: Guadalajara - VFG Arena Mexico
29.11.2008: Monterrey - Arena Monterrey (SOLD OUT)

The band then head to the USA and Canada for the following dates.

03.12.2008: Oakland (USA) - Oracle Arena
04.12.2008: Los Angeles (USA)- Staples Center
06.12.2008: Las Vegas (USA) - The Pearl
08.12.2008: Denver (USA) - Broomfield Events Cener
10.12.2008: Minneapolis (USA) - Target Center
12.12.2008: Chicago (USA) - Allstate Arena
13.12.2008: Detroit (USA) - Palace Of Auburn Hills
15.12.2008: London (Canada) - The John Labatt Centre
17.12.2008: New York (USA) - Madison Square Gardens
19.12.2008: Camden (USA) - Susquehanna Center
20.12.2008: Washington (USA) - GMU Patriot Center

Tickets are still available for all US tour dates visit the official site here for more details.

Are you going to any of the above gigs send in your pictures to scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will add them to tour archive and use them on the site.

Inside This Months Guitar World Magazine

In the new issue of Guitar World magazine, there is a three page interview with Noel Gallagher.

Noel Gallagher Interview For Norwegian TV

Interview with Noel Gallagher for Norwegian TV.

Dizzee Rascal Wants To Work With Oasis Despite Jay-Z Comments

Rapper wants Noel Gallagher for new project

Dizzee Rascal has said he wants to work with Noel Gallagher – despite the Oasis guitarist's opposition to Jay-Z playing Glastonbury this year

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the British rapper said he did not believe Gallagher was against hip-hop.

"I don't think he hates hip-hop. Maybe he just felt a way about Jay-Z being at Glastonbury or hip-hop being at Glastonbury. He's into music," said Dizzee Rascal. "There must be some hip-hop over the years that he must've liked, or Liam. They're party animals, so somewhere they must've enjoyed some hip-hop track."

Dizzee, who collaborated with Arctic Monkeys on the track 'Temptation Greets You Like A Naughty Friend' in 2007, added that he was now keen to combine his and the main Oasis songwriter's talents.

"Yeah [I'd still like to work with Noel]. That's another thing to me like working with the Arctic Monkeys," he said. "Obviously they're [Oasis] older and they set their bar from earlier."

Source: www.nme.com

Oasis’ Fallen Empire

Earlier this month, Noel Gallagher opined that he abhors comparisons to a certain outfit from Oxford. "The biggest criticism that the music press has against us is that we're not Radiohead," the Oasis guitarist told Plavi Radio in Zagreb, Croatia. "Correct me if I'm wrong, they've been making the same record since Kid A, have they not?"

Aside from his rather surly disposition, Noel's chief character flaw has always been a dearth of self-awareness. It's essentially why Oasis' aesthetic has evolved very little since those budding early days of bar chords, root notes on bass, and 4/4 drumbeats. It's why, somewhere right now, Noel is talking glowingly about the Beatles. And it's why the group hitched its wagon to Britpop — a cultural movement that centered on the dizzying rebranding of England — despite the noted lack of an Anglocentric tinge to Oasis' canon. While Britpop contemporaries were achingly provincial (hear the social and generational malaise captured on Blur's Parklife, or the claustrophobic, smutty elements of urban life portrayed in Suede's self-titled debut), Oasis was relatively unconscious during an extraordinary stirring of national consciousness.

Sure, the band had the necessary gestures down pat: singer Liam Gallagher famously spouting, "It's the greatest flag in the world — we're here to do something about it!" during his first visit to the Creation Records offices; Noel Gallagher playing a guitar emblazoned with the Union Jack at a 1996 show at Manchester's Maine Road stadium. However, penetrate that slick production work, pare away those fat melodies and overlapping guitars, and, well, you get some truth: The Biggest Band Since the Beatles was all style and — short of those legendary mountains of cocaine — no substance.

Post-Britpop, the vacuousness only deepened. Releases like 2000's Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and 2002's Heathen Chemistry further proved that the depth of Oasis' genre-mining related to its lack of focus. Nicking from countless English predecessors (T-Rex, the Kinks, the Stone Roses, etc.) wasn't enough of a sin; now Oasis was keen on making it all sound lumbering and banal.

Which brings us to Dig Out Your Soul, the group's eighth studio album and possibly the final nail in Oasis' pine box. Aside from "The Shock of the Lightning," where Liam cements his status as the most skillful vocalist ever at pronouncing long vowel sounds ("Love is a time macheeeeen/Up on the silver screeeeen"), and the poignant "I'm Outta Time" (Britpop's end theme if there ever was one), Dig Out Your Soul lacks any of the melodic verve and scuffed menace typical of the band's early efforts.

"Waiting for the Rapture" and "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady" plod along underneath Noel's stock chord progressions and flat vocals. "Bag It Up" is a blues-bar stomp that's largely forgettable; it's then poorly rehashed later as "The Nature of Reality." And of course, no Oasis record would be complete without the Gallaghers' aimless nostalgia for You Know Who. Some instances are subtle: The opening drums to "Falling Down" are a nod to "Tomorrow Never Knows," while the coda to "The Turning" cribs from "Dear Prudence." Others border on idolatry, like the insertion of a John Lennon soundbite into "I'm Outta Time."

That spacious guitar-and-drum sound, those big rhymes and anthemic choruses — they're here once more, Oasis still reaching for a pop grandiosity the group will never quite grasp. When Britpop was at its heady peak, the NME's Steven Wells made waves by panning the cultural movement, saying it was posturing typical of a faltering empire folks no longer gave a shit about. Fitting, really, because the same could be written of Oasis and Dig Out Your Soul.

Source: www.sfweekly.com

New Court Date Set In Assault Of Noel Gallagher

Daniel Sullivan, the 47-year-old man from Pickering who was charged with assaulting Noel Gallagher in September, has a new court date.

Scheduled for his first post-bail court appearance today, Sullivan is now scheduled to be back in court for another hearing Dec. 16.

The charges stem from an incident at the Toronto stop of the Virgin Festival at Toronto Island Park, when a man leapt on stage while the headlining British band were performing their hit song "(What's the Story) Morning Glory."

The incident became seen far and wide after footage was uploaded to Youtube.com.

Source: www.thestar.com

25 November 2008

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

Now then, it's been a couple of weeks. How's things?

Been in that Las Vegas for the last couple of days. Me and wots'iz'name were carrying Ricky Hatton's belts out for his world title fight against Paulie something-or-other. A great, great night. What a buzz! The atmospherics at Ricky's fights are unbelievable.

Met David Beckham for the very first time and I can tell you he smells magnificent!!

Fuck me, we had a proper drink up afterwards. Felt like a lump of shit yesterday though.

On the way to LA today. Got to do a couple of days of press then fly down to Mexico. Few gigs there. Back to the States for 3 weeks touring.

It's good to be back.

In a bit.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Xbox 360 Festival Promises Tons Of Downloadable Goodies

Hot on the heels of its brand new interface, Xbox is getting its own festival. Well, an Xtival, actually. It’s a 72 hour marathon of exclusive games, music and movie content delivered straight to the console.

The first bit of downloadable goodness will come in the form of an HD music video from The Prodigy. The Invaders Must Die promo will be available from midday on November 28th, ahead of its official March 2009 release.

Oasis are also getting involved, “headlining” the virtual festival on 29 November. Xbox owners will be able to download three songs from their No 1 album Dig Out Your Soul for Guitar Hero World Tour, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE.

Not enough for you? The last day of the “festival” will see Franz Ferdinand release the video for their new single ahead of its January 2009 release.

On top of all that there’ll be “exclusive content” from forthcoming movie The Watchman with director Zack Snyder offering up seven webisodes for free and in High Definition during Xtival and beyond.

There’ll also be exclusive competitions and more. Check out www.xbox.com/xtival08 for more details, or just flick on your console on the 28th!

Source: www.electricpig.co.uk

On The Road With Ricky Hatton And Oasis' Noel And Liam Gallagher

Right now boxing champ Ricky Hatton and friends Oasis' Noel and Liam Gallagher should be halfway through what's sure to be a riotous road trip from Las Vegas to Mexico.

The Manchester mates planned a four-day jolly after The Hitman's triumphant win on Sunset Strip at the weekend and with all three loving a good knees up, they're sure to be enjoying themselves.

What exactly they're getting up to we don't know but we've tried to imagine how their journey might look if it was being made into a Hollywood movie.

Take a look at The Mirror's efforts and if you have any ideas of your own email ben.rankin@mirror.co.uk

See more by clicking here.

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

Oasis Rehearsal Studio Footage

A few videos from the secret show that Oasis did earlier this year in London for a handful of fans, as they finished preparations for their World Tour.

The Shock Of The Lightning
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Importance Of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down

The songs below have yet to be uploaded to YouTube, when they do I will edit the post and post them here.

Slide Away
Ain't Got Nothin'

Standing On The Edge Of The Noise will also be shown on Channel 4 - November 29th at 12:20am and also on Channel 4 HD - November 29th at 12:20am.

Bonehead DJ Dates

Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs & Pete Macleod play songs of Oasis and have some fun during the acoustic gig at Pivo Pivo in Glasgow, Nov 22nd 2008

Dec 05 2008: The Studio, The Roundhouse, London
Dec 12 2008: Dorset The Lazy Lizard, Devon
Dec 18 2008: Moho, Manchester
Dec 19 2008: Supersonic, Madrid
Jan 25 2009: TBA, Rome
Jan 29 2009: Speakeasy, York
Jan 30 2009: The Magnet, Liverpool
Jan 31 2009: Sound Bar, Birmingham
Feb 07 2009: Strafford Arms, Wakefield

For more information on the dates or for more information about Bonehead, visit his official MySpace page www.myspace.com/boneheadoasisdj

24 November 2008

Oasis In Mexico

26.11.2008 - Mexico City - Sports Palace (Palacio de los Deportes)
28.11.2008 - Guadalajara - VFG Arena
29.11.2008 - Monterrey - Arena Monterrey

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Are you going to any of the above gigs send in your pictures to scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will add them to tour archive.

Oasis 'Live Forever' Piano Version

This Piano Cover of Live Forever have been done by R - Thomas, visit the YouTube channel here.

Liam Gallagher On WBCN Radio Boston Later Today

Tune in to the Toucher and Rich show today at 6:20pm EST (UK 23:20 ) for a call in interview with Liam Gallagher.

"The Rock of Boston" can be heard locally in Boston at 104.1 FM or on the Web at www.wbcn.com

Hatton 'Rolls With It' On Oasis' Tour Of Mexico Alongside The Gallaghers

There was the long friendship with Bernard Manning, the golfing days with Michael Owen, the nights on the booze with Wayne Rooney and now, for Ricky Hatton, there is the Oasis tour in Mexico.

Tom Jones has gently crooned the Manchester fighter into the ring, David Beckham always buys a ticket and on Saturday night the Gallagher brothers from Oasis, Liam and Noel, were by Hatton's side before and after his latest victory.

Now Hatton, who still drinks in a local pub near his home in Manchester and eats at his mother's house many nights each week, is set to join Oasis on stage for all three of their gigs in Mexico beginning on Wednesday in Mexico City. Hatton has been dubbed the "White Mexican" because of his fighting style and love of body shots and is likely to receive a warm reception in the boxing-mad nation.

Hatton and the Gallagher boys share a love of Manchester City and many years ago Hatton was part of the audience when Oasis performed at Maine Road. The respect between the boxer and the band is mutual but it is thought that Hatton forgot to let his girlfriend, Jennifer Dooley, know about the road trip.

The three working-class heroes from Manchester will fly to Mexico City today in preparation for the first of three gigs that end on Saturday in Monterrey.

Hatton is then expected back in Manchester for his traditional "shit" shirt party, which is always followed by a Caribbean cruise with an increasingly large contingent of his family.

"Richard has not changed and he never will change," insisted his mother, Carol. "He's had Gordon Ramsay at his house cooking a meal and the next night he's with me having steak pie. That is just the way he is – his fans will never let him get too serious."

Last year before Hatton knocked out Mexican idol Jose Luis Castillo it was the turn of Rooney to carry one of Hatton's belts into the ring and he was, according to the boxer, shaking as they paused before entering the arena. "I told him to behave and that it was me doing the fighting and that he had nothing to worry about," said Hatton.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Oasis - Standing On The Edge Of The Noise

These are the songs that were shown from a gig which Oasis played for a handful of fans, as they finished preparations for their World Tour.

By the way, 'Standing On The Edge Of The Noise' was one of the considered titles for the album.

The Shock of the Lightning
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
Slide Away
Ain't Got Nothin'
The Importance of Being Idle
I'm Outta Time
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down

Standing On The Edge Of The Noise will also be shown on Channel 4 - November 29th at 12:20am and also on Channel 4 HD - November 29th at 12:20am.

23 November 2008

Top 40 Selling Albums In The UK This Week

01: Leona Lewis - Spirit
02: Dido - Safe Trip Home
03: Stereophonics - Best Of - Decade In The Sun
04: Nickelback - Dark Horse
05: Girls Aloud - Out Of Control
06: Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
07: Il Divo - The Promise
08: Pink - Funhouse
09: Simply Red - 25 - The Greatest Hits
10: Beyonce - I Am Sasha Fierce

11: N-Dubz - Uncle B
12: Enrique Iglesias - Greatest Hits
13: Celine Dion - My Love - The Essential Collection
14: Enya - And Winter Came
15: Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
16: Sash - The Best Of
17: Fron Male Voice Choir - Voices Of The Valley - Home
18: AC/DC - Black Ice
19: Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck
20: Russell Watson - The Voice - People Get Ready

21: Seal - Soul
22: Status Quo - Pictures - 40 Years Of Hits
23: Katherine Jenkins - Sacred Arias
24: Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better - A Decade Of Hits
25: Script - Script
26: Ne-Yo - Year Of The Gentleman
27: Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
28: Katy Perry - One Of The Boys
29: Will Young - Let It Go
30: Mariah Carey - The Ballads

31: Bette Midler - The Best Bette
32: Tom Jones - 24 Hours
33: Razorlight - Slipway Fires
34: Duffy - Rockferry
35: Boyzone - Back Again - No Matter What
36: Andrea Bocelli - Incanto
37: Daniel O'Donnell - Country Boy
38: Cliff Richard - 50th Anniversary Album
39: Keane - Perfect Symmetry
40: Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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