31 December 2008

Happy New Year

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our visitors a Happy New Year!

Liam Gallagher Praises New Oasis Drummer

Liam Gallagher has praised Oasis's new drummer Chris Sharrock for his drinking capabilities.

Gallagher said that he admires Sharrock, Oasis's fourth drummer, for drinking Stella and not being a "lightweight".

"It was cool when we went out the other night," the frontman is quoted as saying. "Chris didn't chew me ear off, he let me speak. He drinks Stella and he's not a f**king lightweight. He can handle his beverages and he can play the drums."

Gallagher added that he does not care about Sharrock's previous attachment to Robbie Williams's live band.

"F**k the Robbie Williams thing," he said. "F**k Robbie. Chris was the only thing that was good about that clown."

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

30 December 2008

It's The Bizarre Awards 2008

Shove the Baftas, Brits, and Grammys, the only gongs that matter are the, er, Bizarre Awards.

Just ask Coldplay, who won Best Rock Band.

Take That, Oasis, Girls Aloud and Jo Wood were also among the winners

Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow were crowned the new Bizarre Lords.

The lads deserve the honour after another triumphant year.

And Sarah Harding was delighted with Girls Aloud's Best Pop award.

They keep getting better — and I’m not just talking about the music.

Album Of The Year was easy — Kings Of Leon produced rock ’n’ roll gold with Only By The Night and one million copies have been shifted in the UK.

Drummer Nathan Followill said: “Thanks to everyone for buying our record, man.”

And Best Single went to the X Factor Finalists for Hero.

Anyone who went to see Oasis on tour this year will agree there is still nothing to compare to the Gallagher firm.

Accepting Best Live Act, Noel said: “Respect to The Super Soaraway Sun — Britain’s No1 for making Oasis the best live band.”

Best TV Show goes to Gavin & Stacey with Ruth Jones the Best Actress for playing Ness.

Mat Horne and James Corden picked up the show’s award on Christmas Eve.

Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla is Best Film for a return to the magic of Lock Stock and Snatch.

Toby Kebbell, who played the lead, wins Best Actor.

Jo Wood is named Lady Of Bizarre.

Her half-wit hubby Ronnie has left her for a Camden tart but Jo has been larging it. A true Lady Of Bizarre.

Best Newcomers, Danish group Alphabeat, have brought a smile to our faces with their pop gems.

Sadly, the famous Bizarre Caner and Bizarre Shagger prizes were snubbed by the winners this year.

Welsh scarecrow Rhys Ifans, said of the Caner award: “It’s not what I want to be winning.”

Really Rhys? I wasn’t aware your mantelpiece was heaving with “honourable” silverware.

Russell Brand scooped Shagger Of The Year for the third consecutive year.

He was “too busy” to pick it up but the gong is still renamed The Russell Brand Shagger Of The Year Award.

Who’d have thought Russ agreed with the festive phrase, “It’s better to give than to receive . . .”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Oasis Video Makes Rolling Stone Reader's Rock List

The video to Oasis' hit single The Shock of the Lighting was voted the 13th best Music Video of 2008 by it's readers in the Readers Rock List poll.

29 December 2008

Top 20 Selling Albums In The UK This Year

01: Duffy - Rockferry
02: Take That - The Circus
03: Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
04: Leona Lewis - Spirit
05: Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
06: Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
07: Killers - Day & Age
08: Girls Aloud - Out Of Control
09: Pink - Funhouse
10: Scouting For Girls - Scouting For Girls
11: Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
12: Script - The Script
13: Stereophonics - Best Of - Decade In The Sun
14: Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - The Deluxe Edition
15: Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
16: Adele - 19
17: Il Divo - The Promise
18: Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
19: Abba - Gold - Greatest Hits
20: Celine Dion - My Love - The Essential Collection

Dig Out Your Soul is number 23 on the Official Album Chart this week, climbing 9 places on the chart.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Oasis 'D'You Know What I Mean?' Piano Version

This Piano Cover of 'D'You Know What I Mean?' has been done by R - Thomas, visit the YouTube channel here.

Elbow Named Critics's Album Of Year

Rock band Elbow have rounded off a breakthrough year with their album topping an annual "poll of polls" list.

Their Nationwide Mercury Prize-winning record The Seldom Seen Kid came out top in the eighth such chart, which combines the choices of critics.

The HMV Poll of Polls is collated each December, adding up album of the year nominations from music writers across specialist press, national media and online sites.

The top 50 list is headed by the music writers' overall choice of album of the year.

Previous winners include Daft Punk, OutKast, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem.

The Seldom Seen Kid pulled the most nominations across 35 publications, sites and organisations polled.

Elbow's triumph followed a close run with Portishead's long-awaited comeback album Third.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Dig Lazarus, Dig was third, while debut albums from Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend completed the top five.

HMV's Rock & Pop Buyer, Damian Evans said: "The poll reflects an excellent, eclectic year in music with some exciting new artists featuring prominently.

"Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Bon Iver have really made their mark with wonderful debut albums, underlining how vibrant the music scene is right now.

"Established artists such as Portishead, Nick Cave and Metallica have also returned to great acclaim, although I suspect few people would dispute that Elbow have given us the album of the year.

"They were popular winners of the Nationwide Mercury Prize, and they now deservedly top the HMV Poll of Polls as well."

This year's poll also showed big hitters like Coldplay and Oasis at 34 and 39 respectively, while Killers were at 48.

Duffy, whose Rockferry album has been the year's runaway biggest seller, with 1.5 million copies sold according to Official Charts company data, sat way down the poll at number 28.

Source: itn.co.uk

28 December 2008

What Noel Gallagher Wanted For Christmas

The Oasis lead guitarist dumped his holiday wishes on rollingstone.com recently.

"I'd like an iPhone, a laptop, a new haircut and a Christmas card that didn't say (bleeping) "Noel" on the front. That would be (bleeping) nice. Just one year. I always get this (bleep), right. And people go, "Did you get my card?". And you go "I dunno, which one was that?". "Oh, you must've seen it. It had Noel written on the front". "Really, and how many of those cards do you think I get?" That's right. All of them..."Oh, there's a card with my name on it, brilliant! That's from my parents. I'll thank them again for that. (Bleeping) pair of idiots".

Source: Chicago Red Eye

27 December 2008

Oasis Rumoured For Benicassim 2009 Kings Of Leon And Franz Ferdinand Confirmed

Kings of Leon and Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the first headliners for Benicassim 2009.

The Spanish festival's organisers also announced that Paul Weller will be playing the event next July. Oasis are rumoured to be one of the other headliners.

Last year's festival featured performances from Gnarls Barkley, Leonard Cohen and My Bloody Valentine.

Benicassim takes place on July 16, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets are currently on sale at 2008 prices.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Noel Gallagher On Radio 2

"Line of Enquiry" with Noel Gallagher presented by Kate Thornton.

Source: YouTube thanks to GoWaysis

Oasis Add Extra Tokyo Date To Tour

Oasisinet is pleased to announce that due to extraordinary demand Oasis have added an extra date at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe on Friday 20th March.

Tickets are available for Pre-Sale Reserve from 10am on Saturday 10th January until 11pm on Wednesday 14th January.

General Sale begins on Saturday 24th January through Ticket PIA, Lawson Ticket, e+, Smash and Smash-Mobile.

The full details of the Oasis Japan Tour 2009 are:

Wednesday 18-Mar-09 NAGOYA Nihon Gaishi Hall (ex. Rainbow Hall)
Friday 20-Mar-09 - TOKYO Makuhari Messe, Hall 8
Sunday 22-Mar-09 - SAPPORO Makomanai Ice Arena *Sold Out*
Tuesday 24-Mar-09 - OSAKA IntexWednesday 25-Mar-09 OSAKA Intex
Saturday 28-Mar-09 - TOKYO Makuhari Messe, Hall 9 *Sold Out*
Sunday 29-Mar-09 - TOKYO Makuhari Messe, Hall 9 *Sold Out*

Source: www.oasisinet.com

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.

24 December 2008

Happy Christmas Oasis Fans

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, we will be back on the 27th.

Special thanks to jgsanta for taking the time to make a video for the site, at such a busy time of the year.

New Website Coming Soon

I'm pleased to announce that a new and improved version of the website is under construction and due to be launched in January :)

More details to follow in the coming weeks...

Christmas Gift Hell For Lord Noel

The picture sum up how every man in Britain is feeling today.
Thousands of blokes will sympathise with Oasis lord Noel Gallagher when they see these snaps of him doing his last-minute shopping for the missus.

This is the face of a man who knows his wallet is about to take a very big hit.

His other half Sara Madonald will be glad to know they weren’t taken at the local garage.

And the identity of the Ann Summers shop he was splashing the cash in will be kept secret.

Don’t worry lads, it will all be over soon.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Photo Credit: Mr Paparazzi

23 December 2008

Santa Claus Making Candy Canes

Santa Claus explains the fine art of handmade candy canes and visits Nelson Candies in Wilton, NH, USA.

Santa Claus is popping back again this year, but till then watch the video he made for the site last year by clicking here.

Visit his website at www.kuwlyule.com and watch a interview with the man himself by clicking here.

Noel Gallagher's Line Of Enquiry

When: 26 Dec 2008, 17:00 on BBC Radio 2

Kate Thornton and Noel Gallagher will be taking your calls and questions in Line of Enquiry, a special Radio 2 programme to be broadcast on Boxing Day.

Visit the microsite here for more details.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

22 December 2008

Gorillaz Have Most 'Friends' On MySpace

Gorillaz have topped a list of the year's most popular music acts in the UK - on MySpace.

The animated band has nearly 700,000 'friends' on the social networking site.

Damon Albarn's group is followed in popularity by metal band Bullet For My Valentine, who have just under 600,000 pals on the site.

Amy Winehouse is not far behind, with Coldplay coming in fourth place.

Lily Allen, known to be keen on blogging, is the next most popular, with just shy of half a million friends.

Maddona's Four Minutes was the most watched music video on MySpace this year, followed by The Verve's Love is Noise.

Most popular musical acts on MySpace in 2008:

01. Gorillaz - 682,875 friends
02. Bullet for my Valentine - 596,885 friends
03. Amy Winehouse - 542,268 friends
04. Coldplay - 525,110 friends
05. Lily Allen - 462,159 friends
06. M.I.A. - 399,858 friends
07. Oasis - 353,484 friends
08. Imogen Heap - 351,484 friends

Biggest music videos on MySpace in 2008:

01. Madonna - 4 Minutes
02. The Verve - Love is Noise
03. BPA - Toe Jam feat. David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal
04. Justice - DVNO
05. Oasis - I'm Outta Time
06. Dragonforce - Heroes of our Time
07. Sigur Ros - Inni Mer Syngur Vitleysingur
08. The Raconteurs - Old Enough

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's Tour Diary for oasisinet.com

So that's that then. What a tour! Been to Vegas twice. Carried Ricky Hatton's belts out. Met David Beckham. Met Sly Stallone and that guy that says, "Let's get ready to rumble!" at the big fights. Seen a great Beatles tribute band. Got shit-faced with Ricky in 2 different countries. Watched Tall Scratch set a new world record for speed dj'ing. Hung out with a Sex Pistol and an ex-Smith. Met up with old Russ' in Vegas. Seen De La Hoya get his face smashed in. Got more shit-faced with Ricky. Witnessed an actual miracle in the Playboy Bunny Club. Gasped at the glory of the mountains out in the big country. Froze at least one of my bollocks off in the arctic wastelands in the middle of nowhere. Met up with our old hippy brothers, The Black Crowes. Dj'd at a couple of radio stations. Seen Neil Young and we smashed it at the Garden.

1 Organ.
2 amps.
6 fx pedals.
2 pairs of trainers.
1 pair of jeans.
2 scarfs.
1 leather jacket.

Bought a book on The Who and read a book by that Jack Kerouac. Listened to a lot of cosmic space music from the cosmic juke-box. And fell in love with one truly great, great album (seriously - buy that 'Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble' record. NOW! Do it NOW!)

Like I say.. WHAT A TOUR!!

See you next year. Thanks for listening.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's Tour Diary for oasisinet.com

Now then. Been lost in the city for the last few days. Lots to tell. Where do we start?

Neil Young was fuckin' awesome. Outrageous even. The last true living legend. 63 years of age and he fuckin' smashed it. He finished his set with not one single string left on his axe! NOT ONE!! Immense.

Snowing again here. Had a sore head yesterday. Proper drink the night before. At the Beatrice Inn. Nice gaff. Typical NYC bar though. Pitch black. Strange people. Very tall.

I met a guy. French he was. Comes up to me and sez in a perfect Inspector Clouseau accent, "Do you remember me? We met in Camden town 15 years ago. I asked you for a light and you punched me in the throat and said, 'Go and fuck yourself, you fuckin' tourist!!' You don't remember?"

My missus is in town. Done a bit of freewheelin' round the Village yesterday. Got serenaded with Stevie Wonder's "Just Enough For The City" by a homeless (pretty good version actually). Shopped a bit for various kids.

Met up with Cool Prophet and Tall Scratch. Few drinks in the hotel bar and bedways.

Just leaving town for Philadelphia. 2 more gigs and that's it.

Looking forward to getting home. City are in crisis. They need me.

In a bit.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis Salutes Its Musical Influences

Liam and Noel Gallagher, the fitfully feuding brothers at the core of Oasis, have never been ones to camouflage their influences. The scruffy, working-class lads from an English industrial town set out to be their generation's Beatles, studding their lyrics with references to their ostensible forebears.

(If you've ever wondered what a "Wonderwall" might be, the name comes from a George Harrison album.) Their penchant for appropriation has landed them in court on more than one occasion, and even songs that aren't vulnerable to legal action stir up a sense of déjà vu. Is that "Cigarettes & Alcohol" or "Bang a Gong"? "Lyla" or "Dancing in the Streets"?

What distinguishes Oasis from any number of pastiche artists is the breadth of their sound: stacked guitars and earth-rattling drumbeats, topped by Liam's slurry rasp. Noel, the band's guitarist and primary songwriter, has taken plenty of flak for his lyrics, but the crowd at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday night bore out the wisdom of favoring sound over sense. Heaven only knows what "Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball" means, but it's great material for thousands of people to sing at the top of their lungs.

A good thing they did, too, since Liam made a practice of cutting short the elongated vowels that once turned "sunshine" into a three-syllable word. In a green army jacket and round sunglasses, he bobbed at the microphone like a hungry bird, snatching his head back between lines. Although he thanked the crowd for being "mega," he was almost diffident on stage, instead quelling the crowd's anticipation by introducing songs that quite literally needed no introduction.

The energy markedly went up when Liam stepped offstage and Noel took over vocal duties. The tension between the brothers was once the stuff of tabloid headlines, but these days matters have reached a comfortable equilibrium. Noel's voice is plainer but purer than his brother's and well suited to plaintive songs such as "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "The Masterplan." On "Falling Down" and "Waiting for the Rapture," both drawn from the band's seventh album, Dig Out Your Soul, Noel ventured into more aggressive vocal territory, encroaching ever so slightly on his younger brother's turf.

Strange as it was for the band's lead singer to quit the stage for large chunks of time, his absence gave the songs an extra charge. Better not tell Liam though; that's a good way to start a fight.

Source: www.philly.com

Boys Making Good Music: Oasis and Ryan Adams

Demon seeds have always made the best rock stars. The Patriot Center's Saturday night double bill of Oasis and Ryan Adams was packed with bad actors and stunning musical moments.

Image was everything when Oasis broke out of Manchester, England, in the early 1990s. Singer Liam Gallagher's drunkenness and brawling with guitarist/brother Noel helped the band whup its less tabloid-friendly rivals, Blur, in the two-band battle for U.K. pop supremacy.

But Oasis hasn't stuck around this long because of its tabloid antics. Now it's about the songs, and Oasis rolled out a bevy of beauties for the packed Fairfax arena. The singalongs on oldies "Lyla" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" gave the venue a soccer-stadium feel. The melodic guitar wash of "Morning Glory" and "Champagne Supernova" still typify the Manchester sound.

Not that the boys are all grown up. Noel lamented that D.C. isn't the "murder capital of the world" as it was during his group's earliest visits to the area. And Liam, dressed like John Lennon in beat-up fatigues and sunglasses, was aloof and obnoxious, occasionally to a delightful degree.

Before the set-ending cover of Lennon's "I Am the Walrus," Liam told the crowd, "You've been great!" But before anybody could be fooled into thinking he's become a good guy, Liam added: "But not as great as us!"

Like many rockers before him, opener Ryan Adams wants to be Neil Young. Unlike the rest, he's got all the tools.

For 50 minutes, Adams stood in front of a cartoonishly oversize Fender amplifier reproduction (the same prop Young used on 1979's "Rust Never Sleeps" tour) and sang songs that were at once sad and beautiful and noisy as all get out -- much sadder, more beautiful and noisier live, in fact, than on record. For "I Taught Myself How to Grow Old," Adams, backed by the Cardinals, wore out his guitar strings and wailed in a Youngish falsetto.

Adams's addictions and oddball behavior get as much attention as his musical brilliance. On this night he was annoying whenever he wasn't singing or strumming, and he babbled nonsense and giggled like a stoned college kid between every song.
"This song is about my favorite dune buggy," he mumbled before his recent gem, "Natural Ghost," which isn't about a dune buggy. But then the music started, and, oh boy, the world was a better place.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

21 December 2008

Album Chart Update

Oasis' album Dig Out Your Soul is at number 32 on The Official UK Album Chart this week.

Noel Gallagher On 101.9 RXP

Via Youtube Thanks to GoWaysis

Oasis In Washington Setlist

Last nights setlist from the GMU Patriot Center, Washington, USA.

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

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Next stop Nantes on the 12th January...

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Oasis On Kerrang! Radio Listen Again

Kerrang! Radio broadcast a gig and put little bits of interviews between the songs, not much though.

Thanks to GoWaysis.

20 December 2008

Twisted Wheel Support Dates For Oasis

Jan 12th - Nantes at Zenith Nantes
Jan 13th - Brussels at Forest National
Jan 16th - Hamburg at Sporthalle Hamburg
Jan 18th - Berlin at Berlin Arena
Jan 19th - Dusseldorf at PhilipsHalle
Jan 21st - Amsterdam at Heineken Music Hall
Jan 22nd - Amsterdam at Heineken Music Hall
Jan 30th - Lille at Zenith de Lille
Jan 31st - Bordeaux at Medoquine
Feb 02nd - Milan at Arena

For more information about the band click here.

New Guitar Hero World Tour DLC Announced

Activision has announced another month's worth of downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour which will be released weekly right through to the end of January 2009.

This latest batch of DLC includes an eclectic mix of tunes from the likes of country superstars Brooks and Dunn to Australia's own Silverchair, Wolfmother and The Vines. The biggest chunk of DLC comes in the form of the previously announced Oasis album "Dig Out Your Soul" which will be available for 1520 Microsoft Points (or $19 US) on January 29.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners will have the choice of buying individual songs for $2 US (160 Microsoft Points) or snagging the entire bundle for $5.50 US (440 Microsoft Points). Wii owners will be able to purchase individual tracks for 200 Wii Points each, but no bundles will be available on the Wii Shop Channel.

The Guitar Hero World Tour DLC release schedule for December - January will look a little like this:

Untitled Track Pack (Released December 23)

Hinder - Use Me
Nickeback - Because of You
Rev Theory - Light it Up

Country Rock Track Pack (Released January 8)

Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang
Brad Paisley - Ticks
Brooks & Dunn - Hillbilly Deluxe

Travis Barker Track Pack (Released January 15)

Blink 182 -"What's My Age Again
+44 - Lycanthrope
Flo Rida - Low (Travis Barker Remix)

Australian Rock Track Pack (Released January 22)
Silverchair - Tomorrow
Wolfmother - Dimension
The Vines - Outtathaway!

Oasis' Dig Out Your Soul (Released January 29)

Bag It Up
The Turning
Waiting for the Rapture
The Shock of the Lightning
I'm Outta Time
(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady
Falling Down
To Be Where There's Life
Ain't Got Nothin'
The Nature of Reality
Soldier On

Source: palgn.com.au

Oasis In Camden Setlist

Last nights setlist from the Susquehanna Center, Camden, USA.

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

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19 December 2008

Versus Cancer Stages Christmas Party In Manchester

Versus Cancer, the charity set up by ex-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, celebrated a successful year last night (December 18) with a hometown christmas party.

Held at Manchester’s Moho Live, the evening saw a blend of new and established talent, DJs and comedians all help raise money for the Christies Cancer Charity.

Headlining was Starsailor's James Walsh, who played an acoustic set.

The set mainly featured tracks from Starsailor's back catalogue, as well as two new songs from the band's forthcoming fourth album 'All The Plans' - the title track and 'Tell Me It's Not Over'.

Walsh also blended in songs by The Killers, Primal Scream and Gorillaz' 2005 Number One 'Dare' - which he dedicated to a Starsailor fan who died this year.

Walsh also played covers of John Lennon’s 'Jealous Guy', John Mellencamp's 'Wild Night' and Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.

Introducing the cover, Walsh told the crowd: "Apparently this ['Hallelujah'] is now a Christmas song and someleague one Leona Lewis has stole it from Jeff Buckley."


'Four To The Floor'/'Dare'
'All The Plans'
'Jealous Guy'
'Silence Is Easy'/'All These Things That I've Done’
'Good Souls/'Movin' On Up'
'Tell Me It's Not Over'
'Tie Up My Hands'
'Wild Night'

The event also saw ex-Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs play with his band The Vortex.

Also on the bill were The Jessie Rose Trip, Karima Francais, The 66, Jersey Budd and Working For A Nuclear Free City.

Source: www.nme.com

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.

Cage Fighter 'Coolest Man Of Year'

A champion cage fighter has crushed rivals such as Daniel Craig, David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton to be named Coolest Man of the Year in a shock result.

Michael Bisping, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, came out top in a poll of the 100 Coolest British Men of the Year by Zoo magazine.

Around 50,000 Zoo magazine readers and web users voted in the online survey. While he is not exactly a household name, Bisping, 29, from Clitheroe in Lancashire, won two huge bouts this year in Birmingham and has featured in the magazine.

Bisping is a former light heavyweight champion and has only been defeated once in his career. He said of his award: "I am totally shocked, but honoured to be voted the coolest man in the UK by Zoo readers."

Paddy Power bookie's favourite Hamilton finished just behind Bisping in second place. Last year's winner, Noel Gallagher, is still a favourite among young men as he finished third ahead of big screen action heroes Jason Statham, who came fourth, and Bond actor Craig, who was fifth.

This year's top 10 is filled by Britain's so-called hard men with undefeated world champion boxer Joe Calzaghe in sixth place, adventurer Bear Grylls seventh and Noel's younger brother, Liam Gallagher, at number eight.

At number nine, Liverpool's Steven Gerrard was deemed football's coolest bloke ahead of Arsenal's wonder kid Theo Walcott, Beckham and Wayne Rooney. England captain John Terry dropped 61 places from last year to 75. Harry Redknapp was voted Britain's coolest manager at number 44.

Editor of Zoo magazine Ben Todd said: "Although most people will be surprised at this year's winner, the result reveals the growing influence that UFC is having on young men in Britain - with the sport now seriously rivalling boxing in the popularity stakes.

"Intriguingly, the poll also suggests a resurgence in respect for hard men, perhaps due to the harsher economic times, and the death of the metrosexual with Bisping, Calzaghe and Bear Grylls all featuring in the Top 10."

Following the recent BBC prank calls row, Russell Brand was named Britain's coolest comedian at number 10, ahead of James Corden, Russell Howard and Ricky Gervais. Jonathan Ross, who was also involved in the furore after he and Brand made lewd calls to Andrew Sachs, was at number 57 in the poll.

Source: The Press Association

On This Day In Oasis History

"Whatever" is a single by British rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was released 19 December 1994 as a stand-alone single bridging the gap between Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe, and their second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. "Whatever" entered the UK Singles Chart at #3, their first single to enter the top 5, something every single released since, up to 2005's Let There Be Love, has also accomplished. The strings were played by the London Session Orchestra, arranged by Nick Ingham and Noel Gallagher.

The song joins the infectious pop-rock melodies of Definitely Maybe with the more sophisticated lyrics of (What's the Story) Morning Glory, preaching universal tolerance and the acceptance of all ideas and beliefs in a typically straightforward, Mancunian way. The first lines ("I'm free to be whatever I/Whatever I choose/And I'll sing the blues if I want") may have been Noel's reaction to his father's insistence that he join the building trade.

"Whatever" was released as a contender for the coveted position of Christmas #1, 1994
It is a testament to Noel Gallagher's all-conquering self confidence that he should predict "Whatever"'s success before he was even given a record contract, saying "In the beginning, there was a masterplan, to the extent that I knew that 'Whatever,' one of the first songs I ever wrote, would be a Christmas Top Five hit, but I think anyone who heard the song could have told you that."

When Oasis performed the song for Top of the Pops, they mimed and one of the cello players from the symphony was replaced by Bonehead, who clearly had no idea how his instrument is supposed to be played. Towards the end of the song, he gave up the pretense and started using the bow to conduct. A woman plays his rhythm guitar. The song was introduced by Damon Albarn of Blur who would later famously feud with Oasis. As Albarn introduced the song, the Gallagher brothers made hand gestures behind him, which only served to heighten the feud between the bands.

"Whatever" has been performed live by Oasis many times, sometimes with the ambitious symphony which accompanies the single version, sometimes without. They often end live versions of the song with lyrics adapted from the Beatles song "Octopus's Garden." They have also been known to add the lines "All the young blues....carry the news...", in reference to the Mott the Hoople song "All The Young Dudes". The "blues" are the fans of the Gallaghers' beloved Manchester City F.C.. At their famous performances at Knebworth in August 1996, the song was accompanied throughout by harmonica player Mark Feltham and is generally regarded by fans as one of the highlights of their set.

The B-Sides of "Whatever" were quite famous as well. One of them, "Slide Away" was already featured on their debut album, Definitely Maybe. The other two - "(It's Good) To Be Free" and "Half the World Away" - were later featured on The Masterplan, a collection of Oasis's best b-sides. "Slide Away" and "Half the World Away" would also be featured on Oasis' 2006 "best of" album Stop the Clocks, although "Whatever" itself was not included.

'Whatever' spent a total of 50 weeks in the UK Singles chart, more than any Oasis single to date. In 2007 Coronation Street's Charlie Stubbs was murdered while 'Whatever' played.

Source: Wikipedia

18 December 2008

Oasis In New York Review And Videos

Fuckin In The Bushes & Rock 'N' Roll Star

The Masterplan

Don't Look Back In Anger

Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, December 17

Stature can say a lot. At last night's Madison Square Garden Oasis gig, opener Ryan Adams, never known as the quiet, non-effacing type (what with all the tumblr dice he used to roll online) left the banter to his Cardinals guitarist Neal Cassal, positioned himself decidedly out of the spotlight (except of course when he was, literally, spotlit), and more or less put in a shift. A Cardinology-heavy set (with a nice version of "Fix It") elicited some "woo's" from the early-arrivals; a shambolic take on "Come Pick Me Up" prompted the lady in front of me to pole dance on her boyfriend in the Credit Suisse fleece. While their psych-country sound certainly reached the luxury suites of the Garden, the Cardinals seemed non-plussed by the venue: You'd hardly think anyone was watching them.

Oasis' Liam Gallagher, on the other hand, prowled the Garden stage as if he was about to take part in a title fight, occasionally breaking off from the stoic frontman bit to pantomime jerking off at someone up front who was offending his delicate Manchester sensibilities, or to acknowledge some members of the armed forces in attendance by asking if they were "gay boys."

Liam's barely-literate-git routine has always been an essential counterpoint to his incredibly effective voice. When someone so coarse beautifully elongates the syllables in "Wonderwall"'s "there are many things that I'd like to say to you, but I don't know howwwwwww," it sounds all the more longing when you know the source.

Last night, however, as a result of some Dylan-esque re-imagining of catalog, or perhaps a lifetime of cigarettes and alcohol, Liam sang in clipped, abbreviated measures. The Oasis frontman backed away from the microphone abruptly, seemingly to catch his breath--this, evidently, has been a problem lately.

The band seemed equally labored. The first half of the set relied on their recently released Dig Out Your Soul, offering a driving "The Shock of the Lightning." After asking the crowd if anyone had attended the previous night's Neil Young concert, Oasis launched into a Crazy Horse-esque version of Definitely Maybe favorite "Slide Away." This signaled the sing-a-long portion of the evening: an acoustic take on "Don't Look Back in Anger," in which the more in-form (vocally) Gallagher, Noel, hardly needed to sing at all, thanks to crowd participation; a rockier than usual "Wonderwall" and a snarling take on "Champagne Supernova," the reaction to which caused even Liam to stand back and appreciate.--Chris Ryan

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Gallaghers' Rock 'N Roll Card

The Gallagher brothers and Ian Brown are starring in Christmas cards.

They’ve often claimed to be as big as Jesus, now they’ve borrowed His halo.

As you can see, Noel’s picture has “Happy Noel” underneath, while Liam is flicking the Vs – not very biblical – saying “’appy Xmas our kid”.

And former Stone Roses singer Ian strikes a religious pose to go with the band’s famous lyric: “I am the resurrection and I am the light.”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Oasis In New York City Photo Gallery

They brought it all : the swagger, the attitude , the hits and the sing alongs. Brit Rock legends Oasis performed a 'Supersonic' show to the sold out Garden in New York City last night. More reviews to follow.

See the full gallery shot by Live4ever.us exclusively on Metromix.com

Photo Credit: Paul Bachmann

Was The Blur vs Oasis Battle A Sham?!

It would be an epic understatement to say Blur and Oasis' relationship in the nineties was merely fractious, characterised as it was, by bitter chart rivalry and slanging matches in the press. Both bands took full advantage of the nation’s interest, playing up to their pantomime roles of middleclass southerners and working class northerners.

However recent comments by Blur bassist, Alex James seem to wholly contradict the band's past behaviour. Whilst on location filming in Manchester, James, a judge on T4's Orange unsignedAct, revealed his love for Mancunian bands.

"All my favourite bands are from Manchester - New Order, The Smiths, Oasis!"
Does this mean a reconciliation is in the air? Could we see the reformed Blur joined on stage by Oasis for a singalong when they play Hyde Park next year?

Watch Alex James' full confession this Sunday, on Orange unsignedAct with Sony Ericcson on T4 at 1220pm.

Source: www.altsounds.com

Oasis In New York Setlist

Last nights setlist from Madison Square Gardens, New York, USA.

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

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Next stop Susquehanna Center, Camden.

17 December 2008

Tales From the Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

Disaster struck last night. The fuckin' bus broke down. 4 hours kip was all we got 'til we ground to a halt in the middle of nowhere. Pitch-black and snowing sideways. Me, Tall Scratch and The Shroud had to pile on Romeo Dread's bus. Nightmare. I can safely say, "I bet that's never happened to Bono".

Didn't sweat it though. We're on the way to NYC, baby, and Neil Young's playing tonight. Can't wait. I fuckin' love that cat (and I'll tell him as much if we get to speak to him later).

Still snowing. Must be nearly x.mas, eh?

In a bit.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Chrimbo Pressies From Oasis And Kasabian

Oasis & Kasabian all love a good session at This Feeling and they've kindly given This Feeling a pair of tickets to be won for their Wembley gigs next year per London This Feeling until May 2009.

All you need to do to stand a chance of winning a pair of these sold out golden tickets for next summers mega gigs is get an advance ticket to a This Feeling between now and next May. Winners Will be notified upon entry to club.

This Saturday ~ The Rifles (acoustic), indie anthems, rock and roll and pop till 3am, £2 beer, 2-4-1 white wine, £2 sambuca, £5 cocktails = one mega zone.

adv tix / more info www.thisfeeling.co.uk



New Court Date For Man Accused Of Attacking Oasis' Noel Gallagher At Virgin Festival

A new court date has been set for the Pickering man charged with assaulting Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher at the Virgin Festival on the Toronto Islands in September. Daniel Sullivan, 47, is to appear in provincial court on Jan. 22.

Source: www.thestar.com

Noel Gallagher's Solo Mission

Noel Gallagher has hinted that he is set to produce a solo album following this year's Oasis No.1 Dig Out Your Soul.

The star has already written his band's next album, but admits he is considering doing something a little different before it is released.

He said: "The album's already done and demoed, so I'm going to take a bit of time off after we've finished the Dig Out Your Soul tour.

"I might do something for myself, maybe."

Source: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

Liam Gets Shirty

Cheeky Liam Fray wants to attend a Blur reunion show wearing an Oasis T-shirt.

The Courteeners frontman is a life-long supporter of his fellow Manc rock outfit.

Liam, 23, told me: “We might go down to the Blur Hyde Park gigs next year in our old Oasis T-shirts.

“In the mid-nineties you couldn’t even mention Blur’s name out loud in Manchester.

“My sister used to like them but I never listened to them because I was Oasis through and through. Later on I saw them live at the Leeds festival in 2003, but Graham Coxon wasn’t there then so this time it’s different.”

Unlike some seemingly all-about-the-money comebacks, Liam feels Blur are back for the right reasons.

He added: “Everyone’s reforming these days so it was only a matter of time but I think it’s a good thing.

“It’s not like they’re doing it for any other reason than for the love of it.

“They don’t need to. Damon has got Gorillaz, Graham has his solo career and Alex has his cheese.”

Source: Daily Star

16 December 2008

Warrant Out For Man Accused Of Attacking Oasis Guitarist Noel Gallagher At Virgin Festival

A Pickering man accused of attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at the Virgin Festival back in September is now the subject of an arrest warrant, after he failed to show up at a scheduled court appearance Tuesday.

Daniel Sullivan, 47, was charged with assault following the onstage brouhaha that saw Gallagher being shoved into a monitor during the band's festival-closing performance on Toronto's Olympic Island.

The attack occurred as the British rock band took the stage and began performing their hit song Morning Glory. Sullivan allegedly jumped through the barriers and onto the stage, tackling Gallagher mid-tune. Noel's brother Liam threw a punch at the attacker as security moved in and took the man into custody.

The guitarist suffered a broken rib and ligament damage in his fall, but the band gamely finished their set. They were forced to postpone the final Canadian date in their concert tour, however.

It's still not clear what motivated the attack.

Footage of the incident was caught on a cell phone camera and posted on YouTube.

Source: www.citynews.ca

Rolling Stones, Oasis, U2 Studio To Close?

Olympic Studios face the financial crisis.

A London recording studio, which has seen The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix through its doors, may close because of money problems.

The staff at the 42 year-old Olympic Studiosin Barnes - where U2 are currently recording - have been told by owners EMI that they may have to shut down as they aren't making enough money, reports The Evening Standard.

"The fact is the studios are not profitable, like many British studios," the paper reported a source as saying. "You can't get as much business as you used to in the past. And there's no sign of that situation improving."

Both Jimi Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced?' album and Eric Clapton's 'Wonderful Tonight' single were recorded at the studios - and The Rolling Stones worked on tracks for seven albums there.

Source: www.nme.com

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

Got that organ. Very fuckin' cool. Had to go to the guy's house to get it. Don't think I've ever been to an American's actual house. Can't remember being anyway. They do like a flashing, garden-bound x.mas decoration over here, don't they? They love the old Stars'n'Stripes too, eh? Every fuckin' house has got one on the porch (just in case one forgets where one is)!

Watched a couple of great documentaries about a couple of unsavoury American characters of the late 60s, early 70s. 1st one was about Jim Jones and the People's Temple (Google him, I can't be arsed explaining who he was).

The other one was about Charles Manson - whose bullshit, hippy rhetoric about revolution, free love and sex orgies reminds me (funnily enough) of my mate Russell Brand!

Great films though.

Talking of greatness, if you're wondering what to ask Santa for x.mas, ask him for an album called "A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind (Vol 1. Space Rock)". It's a compilation album by someone called "The Amorphous Androgynous" (I'd hazard a guess that's a made-up name). I've had it on in the dressing room for a month now. It's one of the best things I've ever, ever heard. Go and find it NOW! It'll blow your tiny little minds.

In a bit.


P.S. Did you see that Arab slinging his flip-flops at Georgie-boy-Bush? Genius. Reminded me of what it's like playing "The Barra" in Glasgow!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Oasis The Real Deal

LONDON, Ontario - Just in case there were any lingering doubts, Oasis still knows how to make an entrance -- and an exit.

The Gallagher brothers -- singer Liam and chief songwriter and guitarist Noel -- and their Oasis mates had both for 7,200 fans last night at the John Labatt Centre.

"This is definitely the last song -- you've been amazing," shouted Liam Gallagher who had been in full cheerful sneer most of the night. "Have a good Christmas . . . I am the Walrus," he said to complete the introduction to the magnificent finale of an extended encore.

A blazing revisit to the Beatles' classic had the fans ooing and wooing along with the chorus, completing a finale including two singalongs led by Noel (The Fans' Choice) Gallagher and a terrific Champagne Supernova with Liam back at centre stage and his brother soloing with power.

That was the exit.

The entrance by Oasis wasn't half-bad either.

Rock N Roll Star, as in "Tonight, I'm a rock n roll star," was the first song. That followed a crazed voice over the sound system saying "this is not a drill" and a huge blast of lights setting the stage for images of band and visuals on the video screens. Not bad as these things go was black-coat-clad Liam arriving at centre stage in full sneer.

I'm a rock star to I am the Walrus proved to be a journey worth waiting for.

That first insolent stroll -- and the cheers for Noel Gallagher's first solo of the night a few minutes later -- meant the years it took for the 1990s' powerhouse British rockers to play London were over.

The show was originally set for early September. But an on-stage attack on Noel Gallagher at a Toronto concert put the Oasis rocker in hospital with broken ribs and other injuries. The London date was postponed until last night. A Toronto area man was charged after the attack.

In a touching display of brotherly love between the oft-feuding Gallaghers, Liam attempted to come to Noel's aid -- even if Noel later derided his brother's attempt.

The brothers and Gem Archer and Andy Bell, who both joined in 1999, are touring to support the Manchester band's latest album Dig Out Your Soul (Warner). A touring drummer and keyboard player were in last night's lineup.

Dig Out Your Soul provided songs such as Ain't Got Nothin', Waiting for the Rapture and I'm Outta Time -- which had a lovely fadeout -- to the main set. The new album's Falling Down was there for the encore with Noel Gallagher singing.

The biggest hits were the Oasis trademarks including Morning Glory, Wonderwall and Supersonic. It didn't appear that the Manchester mates were doing anything special around the mid-set (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis was playing the 1995 hit when Noel Gallagher was attacked and shoved into on-stage monitors.

The Gallagher brothers do bring something special to the art of talking on stage.

"Thank you very much. Good evening, London. How is everybody," asked Noel Gallagher early, breaking the Oasis code of silence sweetly.

Liam was characteristically unsweet. "How are (we) doing? We're all all right," he answered his brother.

"You're one of the . . . ugly lady birds," he said pointing to somebody in the audience.

Near the end, he sweetened up too. "This one's for you . . . because you're the one that's happy," he said, pointing somewhere else, to introduce Champagne Supernova. Liam even gently lobbed the tambourine he uses as a security blanket to a fan late in the show.

So that was Oasis -- still masters of the sweet and sour stage manner and with a songbook that rocks on and on.

Matt Costa opened. Second on the bill was Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, who used songs from their just-out Cardinology (Universal) in the early going. Last night, the effect of all the excellent noise from the Cardinals -- guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Brad Pemberton, pedal steel player Jon Graboff and bassist Chris Feinstein -- was mesmerizing. Adams is Adams, a Leonard Cohen for our time with a faster, wilder version of Tom Petty's band to keep him on track. Cardinology's Magick was the driving finale to their 50-minute set. But then the entire night was magical.

Source: jam.canoe.ca

Oasis In London Setlist

Last nights setlist from The John Labatt Centre, London, Canada.

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

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Next stop New York...

15 December 2008

Support Acts For Oasis In Germany

Twisted Wheel will be supporting Oasis in Germany next month in Hamburg, Berlin & Dusseldorf on the bands 2009 European Tour.

Source: www.tickets.de

Soul Survivors

Fans who have waited more than a dozen years for Oasis to land in London will finally get their wish.

Battered but determined, Oasis plays JLC Monday night.

Oasis will be delving deeply into the Dig Out Your Soul songbook when the British rock band makes its long-awaited London debut at the John Labatt Centre on Monday.
Oasis bassist Andy Bell said fans are likely to hear seven or eight "Soul" songs from the band's 2008 album in the set list.

Among the candidates are I'm Outta Time (the new single), Waiting for the Rapture, Falling Down and I Ain't Got Nothing.

"There's a fair number of the songs," Bell said in a recent interview from Britain.
Monday's date was set after the band's Noel Gallagher was attacked onstage at a Toronto outdoor concert. A Sept. 9 date at the downtown London arena was postponed. Fans who had waited more than a dozen years for Oasis to land in London have had to wait three more months as the rocker recovered and the tour was rescheduled.

In the past, spectacular blowups involving Gallagher, the band's chief songwriter, and his brother Liam, its singer, have derailed several public appearances and tours. Noel quit the band following an onstage row in 1994, Liam backed out of a U.S. tour in 1996, and Noel walked out on a European tour in 2000.

"Every time," Bell said patiently when asked if he is questioned about those Oasis-plosions.

He was still feeling the shock of the Toronto attack during The Free Press interview.

"Who is going to get it?" Bell recalled thinking about what might happen next.
That concern has ebbed, fortunately, as Oasis has returned to the road with U.S. rocker Ryan Adams.

But Bell can now expect to hear years of questions about the attack because he was a witness to a moment of rock infamy that was seen around the world on YouTube.

Gallagher told his bandmates, "I'm going on," after Oasis had halted its set and left the stage as the attacker was taken away. Bell said he and guitarist Gem Archer had been saying they both thought the concert was finished.

Oasis returned to the stage to play a few more songs at the Toronto concert before Gallagher began to look over at his bandmates. "He was starting to hurt," Bell said. The band stopped its concert and Gallagher was taken to hospital.
"I don't think Noel knew what was going on," said Bell as Gallagher was in shock for those first minutes.

Gallagher's own recollections suggest he was in shock.

"I remember being hit really hard, I didn't see him come onstage or get led off, I just got hit," Gallagher told an Australian newspaper.

After realizing no knives were involved in the attack, Gallagher shunned medical advice to go directly to hospital and continued playing after a short break.

"I had an almighty pain in my side. I was being silly. It got to the point where I went 'F--- it, I can't do this' and got taken straight to hospital."

The assailant, Daniel Sullivan, 47, was charged with assault. Gallagher refused to comment specifically on the incident with charges pending, but took his own shots.
"He's 47 and got three children, if you can believe that," Gallagher said. "He's obviously gone through a midlife crisis. I wouldn't get in and analyze it too deeply, that's for a lawyer to do.

I don't know why people do things like that."

Other comments suggest Gallagher's trademark way with a quotation is already fully recovered.

"We've got enough security guards as it is," Gallagher said. "If they had been doing their f---ing job properly instead of playing air guitar, I'd be alright."

Oasis landed on the radar of music listeners in 1994 after being signed to Britain's Creation Records. The Manchester band featured the Gallaghers. Bell and Archer arrived in 1999.

Definitely Maybe entered the British charts at No. 1 and became the fastest-selling debut in British history. Songs like Supersonic, Shakermaker and Live Forever would go on to help define the sound of the mid-1990s on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bell said Oasis thanks the many fans who have sent wishes for Gallagher's recovery.

Source: London Free Press

Oasis Christmas Decorations

To find out how to make these easy to make Oasis Christmas decorations click here.

Source: theoasisfanguide.blogspot.com

Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere

Taken from Noel's tour diary for oasisinet.com

It seems like I'm saying this a lot recently, but - fuck me - there's nothing going on at the minute. NOTHING.

Played Detroit last night. Got a day off today (in Detroit). It's a Sunday. Utterly soul-destroyingly dull. So dull in fact that I actually bought something off that ebay last night. A vintage Gibson organ. Very fuckin' cool. Gotta go and pick it up today at some fella's house. Thinking on..that should be quite exciting! Going to a real American person's actual house? Well, there's fuck-all else to do.

I'm currently watching some of that American Football. The New York Jets-V-The Buffalo Bills, in fact. I like it. I'm one of the few Mancunians who actually understand it. It's a very simple game made extremely complicated by mathematics. For example, it's currently 14-3 to the Jets. It's 14.26 in the 2nd. The Jets have the ball on the 22 and it's 3rd down and 8. Erm..sorry?

In a bit.


Source: www.oasisinet.com

Official Oasis Calandar 2009

The 2009 Official Oasis Calendar, is in stores now and has been designed by the sleeve designer Julian House.

The calendar will be available from Amazon at £7.44, and various other Calendar stockists.

No Fuss Noel Gallagher: 'I Just Get Up There And I Do It'

After an attack by a hooligan in September, you might expect the Oasis guitarist to be more careful than usual when he plays London, Ont., tonight. Then again, he's not one to worry, Brad Wheeler writes

Before sitting down with him, if I had to describe Noel Gallagher.

I might have said something like "quotable British rock star" or "the talent half of the battling Oasis brothers" or "the bushy-browed Wonderwall writer."

I would probably have added that he fancies a pub session now and again, that he's a blokey football fan, that he picks the Beatles over the Stones, and that even though he's the band's guitarist he's a far better singer than his testy sibling Liam.

After meeting with Gallagher though, "unfussy, polite and unworried" would be attached to the full assessment. And, sure, I'd stick with "bushy-browed."

On the morning before Oasis played Toronto's Virgin Festival in September, Gallagher tended to the media.

The Manchester superstars were talking up their seventh studio album (the blues-stomping, psychedelic Dig Out Your Soul), and the headlining festival set on the city's Olympic Island would showcase the new material. "I have no idea who puts that stage up, or where those lights come from or how it all works," said

Gallagher, no micromanager. "It's not something I sit and analyze. Somebody else organizes it, and they point me to the stage. I just get up there and I do it. And I go get drunk and do it again the next day."

Until I mentioned it, nobody had told Gallagher that Liam wouldn't be fulfilling his share of interviews that day. "Oh, is he not feeling well," he asked, his voice dripping with something other than sympathy. "Well, he better be brilliant tonight hadn't he?"

Gallagher suspected his younger brother, bunked at another hotel, had over-socialized the night before. As it turned out, it would be Noel's condition, not Liam's, that mattered.

As we all know now, Oasis's performance was wrecked outrageously by a hooligan who violently charged Noel from behind on stage, sending the guitarist tumbling awkwardly into a bank of stage monitors, damaging his ribs in the process. It was a brutish, shocking incident, as YouTube videos show so clearly. After an interlude, the band finished its set in a subdued manner. A few gigs were cancelled as a wincing Gallagher recuperated.

The band has since resumed performing, including a concert tonight at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont., where, you might imagine, the slapdash Gallagher will pay more attention to security details than usual.

When Gallagher referred to being pointed to the stage, he was responding to a question on the rock 'n' roll grind, and the balance of family and professional life. He finds it easier than you might imagine to deal with the double routines, choosing to separate them, rather than straddle the divide.

"On the last night of the last tour, the very next day, when I get back to England, I'm just the guy who's got two kids then," Gallagher, 41, explains. "I spend time doing the things you would imagine a dad with a young family does."

And then, after a year or two of puttering, dad puts his songwriting hat on, which is the initial step back into the rowdy music life. Eventually an album is written, recorded and released, and then the pipes call. "My family knows," says Gallagher, dressed sensibly in jeans and a windbreaker. "Like now, for instance, I'm in a band and I'm on the road. And that's the way it's going to be for the next two years."

That's the way it has been since 1994, with the release of Oasis's breakthrough debut Definitely Maybe, continuing with the fellow mega-selling (What's the Story) Morning Glory in 1995 and Be Here Now in 1997. Asked about the pressure to produce material that measures up to those early albums, Gallagher says he doesn't feel it, that any monetary concerns were taken care of with Morning Glory. "If I wanted to take five years off after this record, I could do it easily."

If Oasis, notorious for its wild ways and sibling rivalry, were to break up, Gallagher still wouldn't fret. "If the worst was going to come, I can always pick up an acoustic guitar and do a gig anywhere in London," he says, not to boast. "I could sell out Albert Hall like that," he says with a dry snap of his fingers. (Okay, now he's boasting a little bit.) Noel did tour without Liam while promoting the band's rockumentary Lord Don't Slow Me Down in 2006, and he recently said he wouldn't mind seeing the four band members pursue their own projects after the current Oasis tour.

As of now, after a slate of European dates in January and a Japan tour to follow, Oasis is scheduled to launch its biggest-ever tour of open-air stadiums in Britain in the summer, closing with a pair of concerts at Wembley Stadium in July.

Gallagher has his music career and his domestic life, the two rarely meeting, even though Oasis typically breaks for a week for every three on the road. "I'll still be in rock-star mode," he says, referring to the monthly furloughs. "You can't be all things to all people all the time. You can't be on the road and try to be a good dad and a responsible adult."

Irresponsibility these days, as Gallagher tells it, runs mostly to drinking and related capers - "there's nothing else to do" - but not to the heavier stuff. "I've done all that," he admits, with a wave of his hand. "It would be quite sad if I was into drugs. I mean, what would you have done if your parents were into drugs when you were growing up?"

I had no answer, but I suspected Robert Downey Jr., in town at the time for the Toronto International Film Festival, might. Before I could suggest we ask the actor about all this, Gallagher, whose morning glory used to be cocaine, continues with what might wryly pass for a public-service announcement to school children. "There comes a point when you've got to grow up, you know what I mean? I'll leave the drug-taking to the youth, and get on with it."

If Gallagher isn't indulging in hallucinogens himself, Dig Out Your Soul is awash with psychedelic moods, starting off with the acid-rocked Bag It Up, with lines about freaks rising up through the floor and heebie-jeebies in hidden sacks. Gallagher describes it as "the Pretty Things vs. Pink Floyd on glue"; I would counter with "the White Stripes take a Magical Mystery Tour." Beatles influences abound elsewhere, from a guitar riff scalped from Helter Skelter, to a taped John Lennon spoken-word clip, to the Revolver-era existentialism of To Be Where There's Life.

On the whole, it's the most produced album the band has put out, with fade-ins, fade-outs and lavish, hazy textures. For all of that, the group's leader takes little responsibility. "It was great fun, but I'm not one for experimenting," says Gallagher, who does not own a computer (or even a driver's licence, for that matter). "I don't really have the time to sit around all day and make things sound like airplanes taking off. I'm not interested in effects pedals or anything like that, but, luckily for me, other people are."

Gallagher acknowledges and dismisses the material's spiritual bent in one fell swoop, pointing out that the lyrics of Waiting for the Rapture, The Nature of Reality and the album-closing mantra of Soldier On were written independently by himself, bassist Andy Bell and Liam, respectively. "We seem to have made a record with the most cohesive thread to it, and yet it all happened by accident.

"If I were to go away and write an album that I thought had a common thread to it," Gallagher continues, "for one, I'd pick the wrong thread, and two, I'd lose it after about three songs."

Non-conceptualist Gallagher acknowledges Dig Out Your Soul isn't the style of record Oasis fans have come to expect. He guesses the next album will be more "song-y" and melodic. "I write rock 'n' roll pop music that tends to be accessible to a lot of people," he says. "When I pick up the guitar, I'm not trying to challenge myself and write space jazz or anything like that."

Nor would anyone wish him to. Oasis fans would settle for a wistful singalong like Don't Look Back in Anger or the grand ballad Wonderwall. They'll probably come, either on a solo album or the next record from Oasis, don't worry. Gallagher himself isn't.

Oasis plays the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont., tonight at 7.

Attack aftermath

Noel Gallagher doesn't look back in anger. The concert tonight by England's Oasis in London, Ont., makes up for a show postponed from September, after the rock-star guitarist was attacked on stage at Toronto's Virgin Festival. Recovered from the blindsided assault, Gallagher recently commented on the incident publicly, saying that he actually didn't remember much about it. "I was just playing away in my own little world. I had my back turned, and the next thing I know it was total chaos all of a sudden."

Gallagher insisted he had no hang-over effects from the attack, physically ("It was two months with three broken ribs and five bruised ones") or mentally ("I'm not that fragile upstairs"). The alleged assailant, Daniel Sullivan, a father of three from Pickering, Ont., is scheduled to be in a Toronto court for a hearing tomorrow.

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

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