30 June 2009

Glasvegas Guitarist Rab Allen Had To Restrain His Mum From Flirting With Liam Gallagher



Glasvegas guitarist Rab Allen had to restrain his mum when she flirted with Liam Gallagher, 36.

The Scottish rockers have been supporting Oasis and took their mums to watch them.

Rab told me: “My mum put on lipstick specially. It was a little embarrassing as she sat backstage flirting while queues of people waited to talk to Liam.”

Meanwhile, frontman James Allen, 29, reckons he can learn something from the Manc brothers.

He said: “They waited in the corridor for us to go on. I wouldn’t do that for any band.”

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Top 20 Oasis Sites Update




A few weeks ago I posted the top 20 Oasis sites and forums from around the world (here) one of the sites The Soapbox has moved to a temporary address that can be found by clicking here.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Bogus Oasis Shirts Go To Charity








Hundreds of unofficial Oasis T-shirts which were sold outside the band's Manchester gigs are being donated to an international aid project.

Trading standards officers at the city council seized more than 1,300 counterfeit tops from illegal traders during the three gigs this month.

The council said they are being sent to International Aid Trust charity.

The charity removes logos before sending them to needy people in Eastern Europe, Africa and India.

A further 654 counterfeit posters will also be recycled.

The city council's trading standards officers have seized more than 56,000 counterfeit items since April, with many recycled.

CDS and DVDs are wiped and re-used and bottles with counterfeit vodka are recycled.

The Oasis concerts were the biggest events at Heaton Park since the Pope's visit in 1982.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

More People Than Parkas • Pre-Order Now




















Dear Pretty Green Member The Pretty Green Parka, as worn by Liam Gallagher on the current Oasis World Tour, is of the highest quality, hand woven and hand finished, using the finest materials available.

Global interest in this garment is exceptionally high to the point that we are completely over subscribed against the number of Parkas available.

Be sure to get one and pre-order your Parka weeks before the official launch date.

Orders placed today will receive 4 limited edition picture postcards from the Brighton film shoot.

Click here to pre-order & secure your limited edition Pretty Green Parka. Please note: Delivery of the Parka will commence the last week of July .

Source: www.prettygreen.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

29 June 2009

Apple iTunes Festival Tops 1 Million Ticket Applications

















Apple has announced one million applications, so far, for a chance to see a series of free gigs throughout July featuring Oasis, Snow Patrol, Kasabian and many others.

The third iTunes Live: London Festival ‘09 to be held at the legendary The Roundhouse, Camden, London between 1st and 31st July.

Free tickets are available via a dedicated new Web site www.ituneslive.co.uk and Facebook. T

hose taking part include:

02 July: Fightstar + In Case 0f Fire
03 July: Jack Penate + Golden Silvers
04 July: Flo Rida + Ironik
05 July: Snow Patrol + Silversun Pickups + Animal Kingdom
06 July: Franz Ferdinand + Passion Pit
08 July: David Guetta
10 July: Paolo Nutini + Marina and the Diamonds + Milow
11 July: La Roux + Dan Black
14 July: Placebo
15 July: Friendly Fires + Magistrates
16 July: Simple Minds
17 July: Noisettes + Skint & Demoralised
18 July: Calvin Harris + Miike Snow
19 July: Bat For Lashes + Polly Scattergood
20 July: Bloc Party + Delphic
21 July: Oasis + The Enemy
22 July: Kasabian + Twisted Wheel
23 July: Graham Coxon + Esser
26 July: Madeleine Peyroux + Imelda May
27 July: The Saturdays + Sophie Ellis-Bextor + Girls Cant Catch
28 July: Amadou & Mariam 29 July Simian Mobile Disco
30 July: The Hoosiers
31 July: Mika + Erik Hassle

Each performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on all 22 iTunes Stores worldwide.

Select performances will be broadcast on ITV2, ITV1, XFM, Capital Radio and Choice FM, with ITV already running regular trailers.

Source: www.sharecatalog.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

BBH New York Wins A Titanium Lion For 'Oasis Dig Out Your Soul'




















Innovative album launch wins big at the Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival.

New York is thrilled to announce that their integrated campaign, "Oasis Dig Out Your Soul," took home one of the top prizes at the Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival when it was awarded the Titanium Lion.

"Oasis Dig Out Your Soul" was an integrated campaign that resulted from a partnership with Warner Bros. Music and BBH New York client, NYC & Company. BBH New York was approached by Warner Bros. Music and asked to help launch a new album by the legendary rock band Oasis.

The agency conceived of the idea of a reverse album launch and they arranged for Oasis to teach over twenty New York City street musicians the unreleased songs from their new album, "Dig Out Your Soul."

After learning the new songs, the musicians - all members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Music Under New York Program - then took to the streets of New York to perform the songs while the acclaimed directors, The Malloys, documented the entire event.

The campaign fundamentally re-invented the album launch so that new music started out on city streets by design, rather than winding up there by happenstance.

"Winning a Titanium Lion takes me back to the first moment I heard this idea, and it confirms exactly why I was so excited by it," said Kevin Roddy, CCO of BBH New York. "Our NYC & Company client and Warner Bros. Music were incredibly brave to go forward with us on this idea and I am thrilled that their bravery was rewarded."

The "Oasis Dig Out Your Soul" campaign has had an amazing award season and the Cannes Titanium Lion joins The Grandy award, the Next Award from the AICP and a gold pencil from the One Show. The campaign won another major prize earlier in the festival when it was awarded a Gold Lion in the Outdoor category and a Silver Film Lion.

The success of "Oasis Dig Out Your Soul" is a result of the totally integrated nature of the campaign and the innovative use of social media and on-line tools.

Oasis fans were able to find the live performances of the street musicians thanks to a special page on the NYC & Company website that used Google Maps and Earth to track where the performances were happening in the city.

Fans were encouraged to film the street musicians using their own recording devices and to post the user generated content on a unique You Tube channel dedicated to the Oasis album launch.

The campaign was a huge success and helped the Oasis album debut at number one in the UK and number five in the US, making "Dig Out Your Soul" Oasis' first top 10 album in ten years.

"Oasis Dig Out Your Soul in the Streets" was the first HD documentary to debut on MySpace Video. The full documentary can be viewed at the following MySpace Video here:

Source: www.newswire.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Liam Gallagher Interview



Short interview with Liam Gallagher for German TV.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Tickets Rubbished But Fans Didn't Skip Concert













The general consensus was that British rock band Oasis took Slane Castle by storm last weekend and it is expected that Boyzone will do something similar in Cork next weekend.

So, it would seem strange to think that somebody might decide to throw away a perfectly good pair of tickets for the two much sought after events.

But, that's exactly what happened to two visitors to Roscrea this week when they discovered their error some hours before departing for the Slane gig.

And amazingly, having re-traced their steps they managed to recover the precious tickets from a rubbish bin in Dublin following an early morning dash and messy trawl through the contents of the bin.

Joe Feighery, a native of Roscrea but now living in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the UK was awakened at an un-Godly hour by his daughter Hazel who had just discovered that her tickets for the big Slane gig were missing. And, upon further investigation, she also discovered that the Boyzone tickets were gone too.

Having thought the whole thing over, Hazel and her Dad came to one conclusion - they had thrown the tickets into the bin in Dublin when they discarded some rubbish on their way down to Roscrea.

But rather than 'skip' the two big summer events, they made a quick dash to Dublin, donned the rubber gloves and did a forensic examination of the contents of the rubbish bin, much to the surprise of many on-lookers who surely thought the recession was really taking it's toll.

"I got a wake up call that we had to rush to a rubbish bin in Dublin to try and find the missing tickets. It was not a very pleasant task so early in the morning but we were very fortunate to find the tickets just a few minutes before the bins were emptied.

It was a real stroke of luck," said Joe who was back in Tipperary to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of his aunt and uncle Jack and Sally Feighery.

Hazel added, " I bought him a big bottle of handwash for Father's Day to say thank you for searching through the rubbish bin.

We were so thrilled to have found tickets and we were able to go and enjoy the concert in Slane. We also have our tickets for Boyzone for next weekend and we are really looking forward to it," added Hazel who was accompanied by her pal Lisa Mills.

Joe is a regular visitor to Tipperary - he endeavours to get home 2/3 times a year and loves to catch up with his many friends and family members in the Roscrea/Toomevara area. Hazel is currently taking in some of the sights of the country and has travelled around extensively before heading back home after the Boyzone concert at the weekend.

One wonders if Noel and Liam Gallagher and the gang from Boyzone really appreciate the efforts their fans ( and their Fathers!!!) go to in order to attend their big gigs.

Source: www.tipperarystar.ie

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

28 June 2009

Liam Gallagher's Latest Twitter




















For everyone asking if they can purchase pretty green clothing from South America, China and Russia, yes online at prettygreen.com

Follow Liam on Twitter by clicking here

Source: www.prettygreen.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Jo Whiley: "It's Noel Gallagher's Fault I Was Pregnant'














The ScotsMan sat down with Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, here's a small excerpt from the interview.

Liam and Noel Gallagher think she's one of the "coolest" women of their vast female acquaintance. When I mention this to Whiley, she laughs and exclaims: "Yeah, but you can never be cool to your kids!"

"Actually, you know, Noel Gallagher's responsible for Coco. I bumped into him and his girlfriend Sara, shopping in Selfridges. He was looking radiant. He and Sara had their new baby boy, Donovan, with them. Little Donovan was just weeks old, and Noel and Sara were so happy, and made it look so easy, cosy and fun, that I decided then and there that the day had come. In fact, when I announced I was pregnant I texted Noel and told him it was all his fault!"

Read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: thescotsman.scotsman.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Oasis Bootleg Artwork Update




















I have added more CD Bootleg Artwork's from the 'Dig Out Your Soul' World Tour to the site.

Visit the 2008 gallery here and 2009's here, thanks to Marcos and Jacob for the excellent artworks during the tour to date.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Scans Of Your Old Oasis Concert Tickets Wanted



















Do you have any scans of Oasis tickets that you have attended and that are not featured in the gallery (here)

Then please submit them to scyhodotcom@gmail.com for the whole Oasis fan community to enjoy.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Win Tickets To See Oasis At The iTunes Festival












Oasis recently announced that they will be playing the iTunes festival on 21st July at The Roundhouse, Camden with support coming from The Enemy.

Don't forget to visit iTunesLive.co.uk for your ticket registration.

For all iTunes Live updates you can join the Facebook community Here.

Gig tickets are NOT available to buy. For the chance to see your favourite artists up-close and for free, click here to visit the festival profile and follow the ticket application instructions.

There are hundreds of of gig tickets on Facebook to be won, but if you do not have a Facebook account you could win a limited number of tickets here.

Highlights of Oasis' show are set to be broadcast on ITV2 this summer.

You can also win a pair on the Official Oasis Site by clicking here.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

27 June 2009

Happy Birthday Tony McCarroll













Anthony "Tony" McCarroll (Born June 27 1972) (age 37) was one of the founding members of English rock group Oasis, as their drummer from 1991 to April 1995.

Born in Levenshulme, Manchester, England, McCarroll joined pre-Oasis incarnation The Rain in 1990, replacing their drum machine, and linking up with rhythm guitarist Paul Arthurs, bassist Paul McGuigan and singer Chris Hutton. Hutton was later sacked, and replaced by Liam Gallagher. Liam's brother Noel soon joined with a bag full of songs that were to make Oasis famous.

Perhaps McCarroll should have noticed the growing tensions between himself and the rest of the band when they buried him alive in the 1994 video for "Live Forever." This tension soon grew greatly between himself and Noel. McCarroll had been angered by the "£1,000 incident", as the band called it, which occurred after Creation advanced them that sum to purchase new equipment.

Having already spent £600 of his own money on drums, McCarroll found that Noel refused to spend any of the cash on drum skins and instead bought a new guitar. He felt Gallagher was intimidated by him. For his part, Gallagher made his feelings clear with his favoured trick of pretending to forget McCarroll's name during interviews. Noel has since been blatantly derogatory about McCarroll's skills as a drummer.

McCarroll was asked to leave the band in 1995 after rumours of a punch-up with Liam. McCarroll has since denied this. His last job with the band was their first performance of Some Might Say (the last Oasis song he played on) on Top of the Pops.

On the last day of April 1995, McCarroll's departure was announced and soon the fight was abandoned as the main reason - instead, Oasis explained, his drumming just wasn't up to it. "I like Tony as a geezer but he wouldn't have been able to drum the new songs," explained Noel. McCarroll was replaced by Alan White.

After leaving the band, McCarroll travelled over the world for some years.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Oasis Print Collection




















New set sale

A series of evocative prints of Oasis in their Britpop pomp are set to be auctioned soon by Christie's.

Try as they might, Oasis cannot escape the magnetic pull of their mid 90s glory. Despite replacing the entire band, the Gallaghers are continually reminded of their effortless rise to fame, more than a decade on from the release of 'Definitely Maybe'.

Perhaps it was their visual appeal. The band's blend of Mod and Casual fashion both echoed and influenced street fashion, with Liam Gallagher in particular becoming an idol to almost an entire generation.

Photographer Jill Formanovsky was granted permission to shoot the band on an almost daily basis. As Oasis toured the world she was there, with her lens recording some pivotal moments in the band's history.

Gathered as the collection 'Was There Then' an exhibition in 1997 showed her work to the world. Formanovsky seemed capable of capturing unique moments of chemistry within the band, focussing on the dynamic relationship between the Gallaghers.

Now images from that collection are set to be auctioned by Christie's in London. Containing twenty two images the set are all original prints from Furmanovsky’s ground-breaking ‘Was There Then’ exhibition originally shown in the Roundhouse London and Tramway in Glasgow in 1997.

The new collection comes with a program signed by the band themselves, as well as a copy of the book ‘Oasis Was There Then’ which is long out of print.

The massive prints result in one of the most complete photographic documents of Oasis available. With a reserve price of £16,500 this may well be out of the price range of most fans, but we can dream can't we?

Discussing her work with Oasis the photographer said of Noel Gallagher that "I think both Gallaghers are extremely attractive in different ways, but Noel is looking seriously like Steve McQueen or Paul Newman these days. Very strong face, very direct gaze - a man not a boy".

Also in the sale is an A0 Iris print of Pink Floyd’s The Wall 1980, and a silver gelatin fibre print of Johnny Ramone and Johnny Rotten circa 1977.

Jill Furmanovsky's vintage Oasis print collection is due to be sold by Christie's in London on July 1st.

Source: www.clashmusic.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Oasis Performance At The Electric Proms On HBO



If you have the HBO package you can watch Oasis’ performance at the BBC Electric Proms from October 2008, click here for more details.

Gracias to OasisBrother

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

26 June 2009

Johnathon Ross To Be Joined By Noel Gallagher On His Radio Show















Noel Gallagher is to be a guest on Jonathan Ross' BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday 11th July.

Think it's just an interview though as the live music on the show is from Kasabian.

Thanks to Mr Monobrow

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Extra Standing Tickets On Sale Now For Oasis' Shows At Wembley Stadium








A limited number of standing tickets for Oasis' shows at Wembley on the 9th, 11th and 12th of July are on sale now, click here for more details.

Britney Spears Gives Liam Gallagher A Tongue-Lashing

















Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is never one to shy away from starting a ruck. So it's a surprise to hear that he found himself on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from none other than Britney Spears.

The pop princess got the hump with the 36-year-old Manc after he threw an all-night party at the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin, the city where both had been performing.

Brit complained that their party was too noisy and Liam was being “inconsiderate”.

Needless to say, he didn't take much notice. We're told: “Liam was with members of the Prodigy, along with the Appleton sisters, and decided to have a really boozy session when they got back to the hotel. They started off in the hotel's Ice Bar and then moved on to the lobby.

As Britney entered the hotel they were being really loud and raucous, which was why she went mad. She started shouting saying that it was ridiculous that they were being so loud and inconsiderate.”

But her rant did little to stop the party — and even led to a typical Liam jibe when hotel staff intervened. Our spy added: “Liam just scoffed at her, and was overheard saying to hotel staff Britney who?' before continuing to party. This made Britney really mad and her dad Jamie had to step in to try and sort it all out. By this time Britney had stormed off.”

The Womanizer singer, 27, trudged off to her penthouse suite so she could have more privacy. Liam was without the diplomatic influence of older brother Noel. Apparently the pair have been arguing on tour and are staying in separate hotels. A spokesman for Oasis refused to comment today.

Source: www.thisislondon.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Kanye West Slams Oasis Star Noel Gallagher



Roll up, roll up for a clash between the gobbiest man in rock and rap's motormouth...

We can reveal that Kanye West will be performing alongside Noel Gallagher at the iTunes festival at Camden's Roundhouse on July 7.

Noel famously dissed Kanye's mentor Jay-Z for playing Glasto last year.

Now it's Kanye who's joining a rock lineup that includes Oasis, Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand and Kasabian.

We're told: "Kanye won't take it lying down if Noel disses him for playing rap.

He was fuming when Noel disrespected Jay."

Ooh, get us front-row seats right now!

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Win Tickets To Watch Oasis Play At The Roundhouse













Oasis are headlining this year's iTunes Festival. They're set to play The Roundhouse in London on July 21st. The tickets are extremely rare so Oasisinet is giving you the chance to win a pair by answering the following question:

Oasis' back catalogue has been re-pressed on vinyl and will be available to BUY from July 13th. Which 2 of the 8 albums are not double vinyls?

Send your answer to competitions@oasisinet.com with 'iTunes Festival' in the subject line. The competition closes at Friday 10th July at 12:00 (UK time). Winners will be notified by email.

T&Cs:

* You must be at least 14 years of age or accompanied by an adult to attend.
* Please bring proof of identification to the event.
* For disabled access please notify the Roundhouse in advance boadmin@roundhouse.org.uk
* If you have not arrived by 20:15 on the day of the performance your entrance is not guaranteed.
* You are not permitted to make audio or audio-visual recordings of the event.
* The cost of transportation and accommodation (if necessary) is your own responsibility.
* Tickets are non-transferable and not for re-sale.
* By attending this event you are agreeing that film and audio recordings of the event, including your voice and likeness, may be used for commercial purposes on a worldwide royalty free basis.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Twitter




















Nice one for all your comments on the clothing. Parkas, jackets and polo news coming next week...

Follow Liam on Twitter by clicking here

Source: www.prettygreen.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Support For Eden Project Gig Announced




















Oasisinet is pleased to announce that long-time band favourite Howie Payne will be supporting Oasis at their Eden Project gig on July 14th.

Howie last played with Oasis in Copenhagen during their European tour earlier this year.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Kasabian - Manchester Heaton Park



Kasabian supporting Oasis at Heaton Park in Manchester, June 2009.

Thanks to Laura

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Oasis 'Supersonic' Piano Version Available To Download Now



Oasis classic track Supersonic by R-Thomas is available to download now on Amazon, for more details click here.

It is taken from the forthcoming album 'Melancholy Rock 'n' Roll Volume 1' visit his YouTube channel for more amazing covers by clicking here..

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

25 June 2009

Short Interview With Noel Gallagher












Watch a short interview with Noel Gallagher from earlier this month by clicking here.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Russell Brand And Noel Gallagher Radio Show Animated



Noel Gallagher on Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 Radio Show, in this short piece Noel finally admits that he's gay!

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Noel Gallagher's Sky News Advert



Noel Gallagher on a short Sky News advert, that he did in a recent interiew.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Mount Charles 'Far From Happy' At Reports On Oasis Slane Show




















Lord Henry Mount Charles has said he is now “far from happy” with organisational aspects of the Oasis concert held at Slane Castle last weekend.

The venue’s owner said he had become “extremely concerned” to hear of concert-goers’ bad experiences, largely though the media, in the wake of the event.

The complaints mainly related to crowd control issues, which Lord Mount Charles put down to “a failure of systems, particularly around what people are now calling the Dublin gate. I am talking to those involved and I am far from happy – I say that as an understatement,” he said.

Lord Mount Charles, who has been staging concerts at Slane Castle since 1981, added: “Quite certainly there are implications for future concerts at Slane, and I regret the awful shame and the damage to the reputation of Slane Castle as an international venue. I will be looking with care to obviously avoid that in the future,” he said. Lord Mount Charles was speaking after the complaints were aired for successive days this week on radio phone-in programmes, and on internet sites.

Complaints ranged from one-and-half hour queues through mud to get to the venue entrance, to queues of up to an hour at bars. Concert-goers also mentioned the number of lavatories and levels of public transport, with many people claiming to have walked up to 12 miles through the night after the concert.

Callers to the RTÉ Radio One programme Liveline insisted that some tickets were not checked, and that people had gained admittance without bar codes on their tickets being scanned.

MCD refused to take questions about the Slane concert at a press conference to publicise details of the organisation’s next event, an AC/DC concert at Punchestown, Co Kildare, this weekend.

Afterwards, Justin Green of MCD said the numbers of tickets sold, people admitted and toilets provided were all in compliance with terms of the event licence.

He said ticket scanning had been temporarily suspended at one entrance for about 30 minutes at 6.35pm to ease the build-up of people entering there. However, he said, “at the same time the gate behind them at the bridge entrance was closed, thus ensuring that no one could enter the system knowing that ticket scanning had been temporarily suspended”.

Mr Green said delays were “mainly due to the larger number of fans than expected that used public transport, and while this is welcomed, it did cause delays”. He also said the majority of transport tickets, about 17,000, were purchased on the day of the event.

A “post-event debriefing” involving all security and organisational groups would be held and “changes will be implemented as required for future concerts”, he said.

Commenting yesterday, the Garda acknowledged there were displays of public drunkenness at the Slane concert, but added that gardaí “rely heavily on concert-goers to take responsibility themselves” for their behaviour.

The Garda refused, for operational reasons, to say how many gardaí would be on duty at Punchestown next weekend.

Source: www.irishtimes.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

24 June 2009

Exclusive Pictures From The Oasis Stadium Tour














Those of you lucky enough to have seen the band in Manchester, Sunderland, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Slane will know just how spectacular the gigs have been.

To celebrate these gigs, Oasisinet asked photographer Tom Woodcraft to snap away for us. A selection of these photos can now be seen in the 'Live Gallery'.

Members of Oasisinet can also upload their own photos (as well as their live reviews) in the Community Section.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Stage Times For Oasis At Wembley











Oasis will play at Wembley Stadium, London on the 9th, 11th, 12th July 2009

Doors Open: 15:30 (9th & 11th only) 15:00 (12th only)
Main Artist: 20:30 (9th & 11th only) 22:00 (12th only)
Finish: 22:30 (9th & 11th only) 20:00 (12th only)


For more details on public transport, parking and more visit www.wembleystadium.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Liam Gallagher Says No To Powder!

















A story in today's UK Sun newspaper that Liam is set to appear in a film based on the novel Powder is simply not true. Liam has no plans to be involved on any level with the project.

Source: www.oasisinet.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Limited Oasis One-Off Vinyl Re-Press On Sale Now (UPDATE)























































UPDATE

The Limited Edition Collectors’ Box Set has now sold out on the Oasis' Official Site.


A number will be on sale in HMV from July 13th,and are super limited so it might be worthwhile speaking to your local branch if you didn't manage to get one from the official site.

The albums are still available individually, click here for more details.

Following the release of Dig Out Your Soul on their own Big Brother Recordings label worldwide, Oasis will be re-issuing their studio album catalogue on vinyl later this year on a limited one-off re-press. All seven studio albums – ‘Definitely Maybe’, ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’, ‘Be Here Now’, ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’, ‘Heathen Chemistry’, ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ and current album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ as well as B sides album ‘The Masterplan’, will now be available through Big Brother Recordings on super heavyweight vinyl and will feature brand new sleeve notes from July 13th. In addition a limited edition box set will also be available. Individually numbered, this exclusive must have collectors’ item will feature all eight vinyl albums and exclusive new artwork.

‘Definitely Maybe’ (RKIDLP006X) – released 30th August 1994, highest chart position # 1

‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ (RKIDLP007X) – released 2nd October 1995, highest chart position # 1

‘Be Here Now’ (RKIDLP008X) – released 21st August 1997, highest chart position # 1

‘The Masterplan’ (RKIDLP009X) – released 2nd November 1998, highest chart position # 2

‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ (RKIDLP002X) – released 28th February 2000, highest chart position # 1

‘Heathen Chemistry’ (RKIDLP25X) – released 1st July 2002, highest chart position # 1

‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ (RKIDLP30XX) – released 30th May 2005, highest chart position # 1

‘Dig Out Your Soul’ (RKIDLP51X) – released 6th October 2008, highest chart position # 1

Limited Edition Collectors’ Box Set (RKIDBOX58) - Individually numbered box set, featuring exclusive artwork and each of the eight vinyl albums as above.

Following a phenomenal year in support of their latest album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ which saw the band embark on their biggest global tour to date and achieve yet another No.1 in the UK charts and No. 5 in America, Oasis return to the UK this month to embark on their hugely anticipated, sold out stadium tour, which will see the band play to over 700,000 people in the UK. With a line-up of support acts including Kasabian, The Enemy, The Reverend & The Makers, Twisted Wheel and The Peth, these shows are sure to be the highlight of 2009.

Visit www.oasisinet.com for more details.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Angry Fans Slate Slane Over 'Chaos'



Organisers pledge to examine torrent of transport and access complaints

“Don’t look back in anger” could be what Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is telling fans on stage at Slane on Saturday.
Pic by: Enda Casey

A storm of complaints about poor transport arrangements leaving the site, alleged overcrowding, access to the venue, and drunkeness have emerged in the wake of Saturday’s Slane rock concert, leading to promises of a review of the organisation of the event.

The pledge came this week from promoters MCD, Slane Castle owner Henry Mountcharles, Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Gardai and the licensing authority, Meath County Council.

Most of the complaints centred on transport with many fans saying that there was no public transport available when they emerged from the site. Some had to walk for hours to get home and there were complaints that many did not get home until 4.30am or 5am.

Gardai said that problems had been created by two factors - the fact that 60 per cent of the concertgoers had come from the Dublin direction and that many people had decided not to come by car this year and instead used buses. Superintendent Michael Devine, Navan, said: “Putting 80,000 into a tiny village like Slane will inevitably mean that there will be some problems.” But he professed himself satisfied that the concert had gone off without any major public order or security incidents, and without injury.

The volume and intensity of the complaints seemed to take Henry Mountcharles by surprise when he appeared on RTE’s 'Liveline’ radio phone-in show on Monday. He said that he was in an “exhausted” state after the concert but added that he would try to deal methodically with complaints as they came in. And they came in hot and heavy.

He said he had been happy about how things had gone and that the bands, including headliners Oasis, had put on a “stunning” performance. He was, however, distressed to hear about the problems as phoned in by attendees at the concert.

A male caller to the programme said that people had been treated like “Friesian cows”. He claimed there were more than 80,000 people present and, if that was the case, he now thought numbers should be reduced to 60,000.

Lord Mountcharles said they took on board any complaints after every show - this was an aspect of the licensing process. A review would involve complaints by members of the public.

The same caller said there was widespread drunkeness at the concert. He had come across people “comatose in the ditches”, and that people were coming into the concert “stocious”. Lord Mountcharles agreed with him, saying: “I’m afraid I would be in agreement that there was a lot more drunkeness than I’ve seen before. I could see that people arrived in fine fettle.”

Another caller said that he went to Slane a number of years ago and thought it was a bit packed. “This year was a joke. Basically, we paid to queue and to walk large distances. Never again. I’m surprised there wasn’t serious riots. The atmosphere was very tense on the way in - broken bottles everywhere.”

Another caller said that people were turned away at the barriers but there was nowhere for them to go. “The long forest walk was wedged.” He added: “This is dangerous and it could end in tragedy at some stage.”

Linda Conway said: “A 45-minute walk, followed by a 2.5-hour wait at the gates just to get in. Everyone was getting crushed so eventually they had to just remove the barriers and let everyone in without checking tickets or tags,” she claimed. Emma Whelan said she was beside a fence which was pushed over by the crowd and she was trampled over by people.

A male caller said that there were fights breaking out everywhere. “It was very, very dangerous. When I got into the arena it was mayhem...There were way more than 80,000 people there. I am looking at my ticket here and it wasn’t checked.”

One of the main complaints concerned transport. Some people complained that they waited for hours to get on buses and there were reports of people sleeping on the roadsides because they could not get on a bus home. Some fans travelling in the Dublin direction had to walk to Ashbourne and then had to plead for taxis to get them back into the city.

In the aftermath of the concerts, there were explanations and apologies from a number of sources. Superintendent Devine told the Meath Chronicle that with the best will in the world “if you put 80,000 into a little village like Slane, you have to be prepared for delays. There is no simple solution to it”. He said there was an added problem in that many people had decided to leave their cars behind and came by public transport.

There were more buses present than anyone expected, he said. “There was never the level of public transport participation as there was on this occasion, both private and public. That added considerably to the problems encountered on the N2.”

He said that access from the Collon and Navan routes was relatively easier although there were some delays there, too.

Dealing with the drunkenness issue, he said the level of alcohol consumption by some people was “frightening”. People were arriving carrying drink with them and some people got “very drunk” very early in the day, he added. However, many people had had a fantastic time. There had not been one serious incident, said Supt Devine.

There were just 13 arrests for public disorder, one arrest for the possession of drugs for sale or supply, and 14 detections for 'simple possession’ of drugs.

The whole event had been successful from a policing point of view, he said. There were over 300 Gardai present and the fact that there were was no serious trouble and no injuries was a matter of satisfaction to the force and he complimented his officers for their valuable work in the lead-up to and on the day of the event.

MCD said on Monday that it fully accepted that there were delays entering the venue, mainly due to the large number of fans than expected who used public transport. While this was welcomed, it did cause delays.

While bus tickets were widely available in advance of the concert, the majority of tickets - about 17,000 - were purchased on the day of the event, it said. “It is a credit to Dublin Bus that they were able to facilitate the increased numbers, rather than having thousands of fans left stranded”, MCD added.

It said that on-site bars were the same size/number as previous sell-out concerts. To encourage responsible drinking it was policy to serve only two pints of beer per person at a time “which is welcomed by Gardai”. Lord Mountcharles said that, in his view, the problem of delays at the bars might have been caused by the fact that change had to be given out. He believed that prices may have started at €6 per pint but that this may have dropped later to €5 to eliminate the change factor.

MCD said that attendance and capacity for the event was 80,000 which had been the capacity for staging concerts at the venue for the past 20 years. Lord Mountcharles also said that 80,000 was the venue’s licensed capacity. MCD denied that capacity had been breached.

Dublin Bus said in a statement that it had carried about 20,000 people to and from Slane this year.

Some 200 buses had been parked up on the N2 south of the Boyne and over 60 more were held back in Navan to be called in if needed at the end of the concert.

The company said it had more than enough buses to cater for the nunbers who wished to travel. “The transport arrangements for buses were deployed in line with the pre-arranged traffic management plan for the area. Some of these buses were, unfortunately, delayed en route to the city due to traffic volumes,” Dublin Bus said.

Source: www.meathchronicle.ie

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Ariel View Of Oasis' Concert At Slane Castle



Ariel view of the Oasis concert at Slane Castle Concert on June 20th 2009, with 80000 fans in attendance.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Murrayfield Concerts: 'Alcohol Was Root Of Problems At Oasis Gig'












It is easy to have some sympathy with residents living near Murrayfield after the shameful behaviour last week of some fans attending the Oasis concert. And it is understandable that there should be calls for similar events to be banned in the future.

While most locals are happy to suffer the inconvenience and disturbance created by staging major rugby events at the stadium, these can generally be counted in single figures each year.

But while rugby fans appear to know how to behave, there was a drunken, unruly and generally younger element in last Wednesday's audience who clearly had little respect for property or people. As a result gardens were used as toilets and as tensions rose fighting broke out in the stadium and the beer queues.

Liam Gallagher himself summed it up in an interview in the Evening News, when he said: "That's f***ing Oasis man, that's rock and roll." That's all very well for him to say but not much comfort for those innocently caught up in such an intimidating atmosphere.

It is a fact of life that bands with the pulling power of Oasis are now drawn towards stadia because of their capacity to hold greater audiences. Murrayfield, Ibrox and Hampden are now first choice venues for acts of such status.

And the Scottish Rugby Union, which still has massive debts, cannot be blamed for seeking to generate revenue from its prize asset, which remains largely under-utilised, particularly in the summer.

There can be little doubt that the bulk of the trouble at the Oasis gig was fuelled by drink and it would be unrealistic to expect all fans to arrive for such a concert sober. But questions have to be asked about the levels and quality of stewarding inside the ground and policing outside.

It took the SRU a long time to get a licence to sell drink to the general public. Unlike football, which has a sad if episodic history of booze-related violence, it was granted a licence because rugby fans have proved to the police and the government that they can generally be trusted to behave.

Clearly, fans attending large open air rock concerts have not yet shown that they are capable of such discipline.

While it would be nice to think that the events of last week were a one off this cannot be guaranteed. Murrayfield should be available for events other than rugby, but perhaps the wisdom of selling alcohol within the ground on anything other than rugby match days should be the subject of some debate.

Source: www.scotsman.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Alberta Cross Interview At Bonnaroo 2009



Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross talks about their new recordings, touring with Oasis, and playing with Neil Young this summer. Petter was interviewed at Bannaroo in Tennessee last week.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Liam Gallagher To Star In Sex And Drugs Film

















He's a rock ’n’ roll star, a fashion designer and now Liam Gallagher is about to add film actor to his CV.

The Oasis frontman has signed up to appear in a movie about the music biz.

Gallagher has bagged a part in the big screen adaptation of Kevin Sampson's novel Powder, which tells the story of a band lured into a world of sex and drugs after making it big.

I can’t see that being too much of a stretch for the lad.

Once his touring commitments are out of the way in August, Liam will get down to work with Sampson, who used to manage Scouse outfit The Farm, and start learning his lines.

The size of his role is yet to be finalised. But he will be sharing the screen with veteran dance music star Guru Josh.

Josh — real name Paul Walden — who had a 1990 hit with track Infinity, wrote on his website: “Guru Josh will act as himself alongside co-star Liam Gallagher.

“Is the world ready for Liam Gallagher and Guru Josh together on the silver screen? Is Liam Gallagher ready for Guru Josh?”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

23 June 2009

Liam Gallagher And His Teddy Bear Swagger On To Oasis' Tour Bus In Ireland




















Liam Gallagher swaggering into the Oasis tour bus in Dublin with his teddy.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Fans Start To Recieve Their Pretty Green




















Site visitor Jack Davis from Wolverhampton in the UK, sent us in a picture of him posing in his Pretty Green t-shirt and Cricket Hat that he received earlier today.

Jack said on the items "I love them man, the clothes are great for going out in and very stylish. Their cool and fresh, if I ever met Liam in person, I'd shake him by hand and tell him what a geezer he is for making all this man. I'd buy him a drink too to wish him all the best in the near future!"

Click here and here to see pictures of Liam in the Pretty Green Parka that is available to order now for set for delivery later this month.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Oasis Taxi Rip-Off Probe









Nine cab drivers are being investigated over claims they overcharged passengers and attempted to pick up fares illegally after Oasis's huge homecoming gigs.

Fans complained of being charged more than five times the going rate for journeys home from the Heaton Park concerts.

Manchester council asked M.E.N readers who had been stung following the June 6 gig to call a phone line.

They have now revealed that nine private hire and hackney carriage drivers are being investigated.

The cabbies - some of whom were reportedly opportunists from outside Manchester illegally plying for trade near the Prestwich venue - face prosecution and could have their taxi licences revoked.

Three of the drivers were reported to the council following the M.E.N appeal.

One is a Manchester hackney carriage driver accused of overcharging. The other two are hackney carriages from Tameside and Oldham that were reportedly overcharging and attempting to pick up fares illegally. Six other drivers were spotted by council officers.

A file on one cabbie has already been passed to the council's legal department who are prosecuting. If cases are successful, drivers will have to go before licensing bosses.

A Manchester council spokesman said: "We would like to remind members of the public who feel they have been charged too much by Manchester licensed taxi drivers to contact us on 0161 234 4512 with the driver's details."

One fan, 22-year-old Rob Buckley, shelled out £70 for a minicab home to Sale, a fare which normally costs just £18.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Joe Cole Serenades New Wife Carly Zucker With Oasis Karaoke At Wedding




















The proudest man in all of England, Joe Cole stood in front of his beautiful wife on his wedding day and uttered those immortal words.

“You gotta roll with it, you gotta take your time...”

He did too. Not content with a mere Roll With It, he had a crack at Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova as well in an emotional karaoke homage to his Oasis idols.

The newlywed Chelsea and England midfielder – watched by his new bride Carly Zucker, 24 – didn’t just bang out the words either.

He did an uncanny Liam Gallagher impression, with inch-perfect eyebrow levitation and his hands tucked defiantly behind his back.

In fact, his performance at the lavish wedding afterparty was so good, he received a standing ovation.

Says our mole: “It was a brilliant bash. Everyone had an incredibletime and were egging one another on to have a pop at the karaoke machine

“Once all the speeches were out of the way, Joe and Carly could let their hair down and have a drink.

“With some words of encouragement from a few of his Chelsea team-mates, including captain John Terry, Joe, 27, decided he’d play it safe and go with Oasis. He’s not a bad singer and has all the moves down to a tee.

“He was loving it. Once he got up on the stage, he practically had to be hauled away from the microphone and back into the arms of his new wife.

“And for the rest of the night, everyone was calling Joe ‘our kid’, while he was telling them he was ‘mad for it’. It was absolutely hilarious, although you probably had to be there.”

Those who were spent Sunday within the grounds of Notting Hill’s Hempel Hotel after the couple got hitched in the chapel at London’s Royal Hospital.

After changing out of her Oscar de la Renta dress into a cream number, Carly played host at a three-course meal, featured in this week’s Hello! magazine

Canapes, a seafood dinner and home-made banoffee pie were guzzled, washed down with pink and vintage bubbly.

Bet the guests weren’t feeling Supersonic yesterday morning...

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Little Boots And Doves Are Mercury Prize Favourites
















Pop singer Little Boots and indie veterans Doves have been named as the favourites to win this year's Mercury Music Prize.

Little Boots' debut album Hands entered the chart at number five and her first LP has made good on pre-release hype with both she and Doves' fourth album Kingdom of Rust adjudged to be 5-1 odds on to win the prestigious award.

Bat for Lashes' second album Two Suns is third favourite at 6-1 while the still unreleased debut efforts from rising stars La Roux and Florence and the Machine are also well fancied by bookmakers.

Though betting is already underway for the annual award - won last year by Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid - nominations will not be announced until late July.

Glasvegas' self-titled debut album and Lily Allen's sophomore collection It's Not Me, It's You are both 12-1 on to scoop the award with Friendly Fires, the Bug and the Horrors all 20-1 on.

New efforts by Gallows and Manic Street Preachers offer good odds at 50-1 while Oasis' recent album Dig Out Your Soul is a 100-1 long shot.

Source: www.inthenews.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Marco Hosts Oasis Party ... But Noel Stays Away












The post-Slane celebrations continued into the early hours when Oasis star Liam Gallagher and The Prodigy stepped out for a meal at Marco Pierre White's Steakhouse and Grill.

The rockers were accompanied to the restaurant by their wives -- All Saint sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton -- and their children, as well as the girls' former band-mate Melanie Blatt, who had all jetted into town for the Meath gig.

Hell's Kitchen star Marco picked up the tab for the group, after he and business partner Geraldine Fitzgerald met the stars for lunch at the Four Season's earlier that afternoon. The celebrity chef, who had to fly back to London due to work commitments that evening, hit it off so well with the rockers that he invited them to enjoy dinner at his restaurant on him.

Passers-by spotted Liam Gallagher standing outside the Dawson Street restaurant having a cigarette.

Spat

The Oasis legend, (36) who appeared to be on great form despite his spat with brother Noel, was more than happy to pose for pictures and sign autographs.

The margaritas were flowing as the music stars enjoyed steaks and oysters, while the children tucked into fish and chips. According to other diners at the restaurant, there was none of the rock and roll behaviour you'd expect of the group. Nicole (34) is married to Liam Gallagher, while the Prodigy's Liam Howlett is married to Natalie (36) and the famous gang are regularly spotted socialising together in London.

Liam's brother Noel was nowhere to be seen however, with the two Oasis stars believed to have gone their separate ways immediately after the Meath show, to avoid any further confrontations.

The singers did not attend the exclusive after-party hosted by Lord Henry Mount Charles in Slane castle after the gig and even stayed in separate hotels.

The foursome and their respective family members and their entourage, as well as fellow The Prodigy band members, Keith Flint and Max Reality meanwhile, have been staying at the plush Four Seasons hotel in Ballsbridge since Friday.

The stars are said to have thrown a massive bashon Friday night, stealing the limelight from pop princess Britney Spears who had booked out the Presidential suite of the luxury hotel for her stay in Ireland.

Source: www.herald.ie

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Fans Deserve More For Money















What went wrong at Slane on Saturday night and Sunday morning? Until they finally admitted problems late last night, the organisers of the Oasis concert, as well as the Garda Siochana and Dublin Bus, said nothing. According to the loud protests from people who attended, a great deal.

Eyewitnesses tell us that, for many, pleasure turned to misery at an early stage. People had to force a passage through the walkway to the arena where they viewed the event. They found crowd control lax. There were too few bars and too few toilets, but too many people carrying bottles. Fist fights broke out.

But the most distressing part came late, when the fans tried to go home. Dublin Bus claims that it put 300 vehicles on the route and that everybody got away by 2am. This is strongly disputed by passengers who say that they encountered immense difficulty and delay.

Some describe arriving back as late as 5am. A few walked to neighbouring towns and somehow found taxis. There are stories of stragglers sitting by the roadside or even sleeping in ditches. And there are reports of disgraceful behaviour, like bus passengers throwing bottles on to the roofs of passing cars.

In view of Slane Castle's long experience of running rock concerts -- experience presumably shared by the Garda Siochana, private security and transport operators -- this is quite extraordinary. It also calls into question the value for money offered. Fans paid €80 admission and bus fares of €20. For this, they were entitled to comfort as well as music.

Source: www.independent.ie

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Soccer AM Archives



A interview with Noel Gallagher has recently been uploaded to the Soccer AM archives.

Source: www.skysports.com

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Happy Birthday Bonehead




















Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, born 23 June 1965 (44 Today), Burnage, Manchester, England and is one of the founding members of English rock group Oasis and rhythm guitar player from 1991-1999.

He is almost exclusively known by his nickname Bonehead, a reference to the short back and sides haircut his father made him have when he was young.

Childhood And Early Musical Career

Arthurs was born in Manchester to Irish Catholic emigrants. His father worked in the demolition industry. Arthurs supports Manchester United.

He left school in 1981 and worked as a plasterer. He started his first band in 1984 -called Pleasure and Pain. Around this time he began a relationship with Kate, who he would later marry. In the late 1980s, while working as a building contractor, he started a band with his friends, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass), Tony McCaroll (drums) and Chris Hutton (vocals). They called themselves The Rain, after the Beatles' B-side. During this period, Arthurs owned a van which he used to transport the band's equipment to Hutton's garage where they would perform. The van was nicknamed The Bonemobile and was decorated by Guigsy with a psychdelic mural when they took it to The Stone Roses' legendary 1990 gig at Spike Island.

Oasis And Role Therein

When Hutton quit, he was replaced by Liam Gallagher. Liam changed the band's name to Oasis. Gallagher and Arthurs teamed up as co-songwriters. However, the band was still unsuccessful until Gallagher encouraged his brother Noel, who had just come back from travelling the world as a roadie for Inspiral Carpets, to join the band. Noel brought with him a collection of songs that were to make the band famous. Arthurs remembers the first songs Noel played to him being Live Forever and All Around The World.

He claims his favorite Oasis song to play was Columbia as the rhythm guitar part only consists of three chords. However, tour manager Ian Robertson has claimed that the first time Noel performed Champagne Supernova for the rest of the band - an acoustic version on the tour bus - Arthurs broke down and cried.

The Arthurs' front room was used on the iconic cover of Oasis' debut album Definitely Maybe. Arthurs had painted and plastered the room himself.

When Oasis performed the song "Whatever" for Top of the Pops, they mimed and one of the cello players from the symphony was replaced by Arthurs, who clearly had no idea how the instrument is supposed to be played. Towards the end of the song, he gave up the pretense and started using the stick to conduct. A woman plays his rhythm guitar.

Nonetheless, Arthurs is a multi-instrumentalist and is credited as having played piano and mellotron on (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and can be seen on piano in the video for "Don't Look Back in Anger". He was supposed to take lead vocals on one Oasis track, "Bonehead's Bank Holiday" - a jocular ode on the double vinyl issue of (What's the Story) Morning Glory. However, in the end Noel sang the song as Arthurs had been nervous about his first vocal performane and when Liam Gallagher took him for some drinks to calm his nerves they overdid it- samples of their drunken singing were used on the track. Noel claims to enjoy the song for its comedic value "Particularly the way he sings it, because he's beyond tone deaf." He highlights it as Oasis' "Ringo track".

On top of his role as musician he also fulfilled the vital role of band diplomat, saying "If it ever kicked off between Noel and Liam I was never scared to dive in. I was renowned for it."

Although Noel Gallagher has downplayed his relatonship with Arthurs in recent years (claiming to have shared only a few hours of conversation with him in their six years in the same band, a claim he has always made -more convicingly - about Guigsy), he gave rather a different impression in 1995, stating "being in a band with [Bonehead] is not miserable, 'cos that guy is like Peter Sellers and Rigsby combined, with less morals with either of them - he's just outrageous". Noel is also godfather to the Arthurs' first child, Lucy Oasis Arthurs.

Post-Oasis



Arthurs left the band in 1999, during the recording of Oasis' fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. In his official statement he claimed he wanted to spend more time with his family (his first son, Jude Arthurs - named after the Beatles' song Hey Jude - was born August 12, 1997). However, Noel Gallagher claims Arthurs left after a drunken row with Noel regarding a drink and drugs ban set by the band during recording. Noel had intended to ease the recording process by keeping Liam sober, and to make it fair, he insisted the rest of the band do likewise.

Arthurs could not cope and took to taunting Liam, drinking red wine and kicking other crew members doors in the early hours to pour booze over them[citation needed]. When Noel turned the tables and broke into Arthurs' room, waking him up by pouring wine over his head, Arthurs was so angry that he quit. His guitar parts were subsequently re-recorded by Gallagher.

Arthurs was replaced by Gem Archer, who was thereafter pointedly referred to as a "professional". The rest of the band downplayed the reaction to his departure, Noel commenting "it's hardly Paul McCartney leaving the Beatles". However, his status in the band was underlined when Guigsy also left, less than a month later, unwilling to continue without him.

Arthurs now lives in Manchester where he has built a studio under his house and formed Moondog One (named after Johnny and the Moondogs, one of the Beatles' former titles, before they rose to fame), which also includes The Smiths' Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.

As of 2004 Arthurs teamed up with Thai superstar Sek Loso to play rhythm guitar alongside Loso's new English bandmates. The group is touring Asia, Europe, and the US in search of a label deal.

In early 2007 Bonehead had a visible presence in the North West of England for the first time since leaving Oasis 8 years previously. Bonehead's support for Andy Rourke's Versus Cancer fundraising concert saw the pair Busking together in Manchester's Cathedral gardens to raise Cancer awareness and to fundraise for Manchester's Christies Hospital. On March 30th 2007, the Versus Cancer concert was held at Manchester's MEN arena. Bonehead surprisingly played bass guitar (rather than the trademark rhythm guitar from his Oasis days) in a two-song-set early in the night. He was in a band billed as Electric Milk Band, which also featured former members of Happy Mondays amongst others. While Bonehead seemed at ease playing the instrument, it was so quiet that it was virtually inaudible in the mix. He also appeared to lap-up the crowds adulation (chants of "Bonehead" were heard as soon as the band walked onto the stage).

He has been playing DJ sets in clubs, most recently in London. His playlist heavily features Oasis classics like Live Forever, and collaborations between the Gallagher brothers and artists like Death in Vegas and The Chemical Brothers.

He also presented a radio show on BBC Radio Manchester with Terry Christian, Natalie-eve and Michelle Hussey. The show is Manchester Music and has had fellow Manchester Music artists as guests including intastella, members of Happy Mondays, The Smiths and The Charlatans amongst others.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

22 June 2009

Dublin Bus Defends Transport Delays At Oasis Gig








Concert promoters MCD tonight insisted the 80,000 capacity was not breached at this year’s Slane Castle gig.

Disgruntled fans flooded internet message boards and radio phone-ins complaining about massive transport delays, hour-long queues and alleged overcrowding at the Oasis headlined concert.

MCD accepted there were delays going into the venue as almost a quarter of concert-goers arrived on Dublin Bus.

But the firm said: “Overall the 80,000 fans who attended were extremely well behaved however there will always be a small number of individuals who engage in anti-social behaviour which is totally unacceptable.

“Attendance and capacity for the event was 80,000 which has been the capacity for standing concerts at the venue for the last 20 years.”

MCD spokesman Justin Green added: “We would maintain that there were 80,000 people in the venue.

“Safety is paramount.”

Gardaí, Dublin Bus, MCD, Slane owner Lord Henry Mountcharles and officials in Meath will review the weekend concert over the coming weeks.
[James Villas]

Unhappy fans have been asked to complain directly to MCD at contactmcd.ie.

Meanwhile, Dublin Bus said it carried about 20,000 people to and from Slane this year.

Some 200 buses were parked up on the N2 south of the Boyne and up to 60 more were held back in Navan to be called in if needed at the end of the concert.

In a statement, the company said it had more than enough buses to cater for the numbers who wished to travel.

“Dublin Bus was one of many bus operators operating public transport services to and from Slane,” a spokeswoman said.

“The transport arrangements for buses were deployed in line with the pre-arranged traffic management plan for the area.

“Some of these buses were unfortunately delayed en route to the city due to traffic volumes.”

Source: IOL.ie

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Tom Clarke: Liam's A Proper Gent















The Enemy's Tom Clarke has revealed that his well-publicised spat with Oasis is well and truly over after the band joined the Mancunian legends on tour. Last month, the singer was quoted as saying the Gallaghers were "past it", prompting Liam to call Clarke a "little fucker", but Tom has told Xfm it's all been smoothed over.

Speaking to Xfm's Steve Harris, Tom explained that the current Oasis/Kasabian/Enemy tour featured "probably the best line-up that's ever existed."

"Liam came up straight away," he explained. "As soon as I got there and got over my little illness, he made sure I knew the score. He's a proper gent and Noel is the most normal bloke in the world, who happens to have written some of the best songs ever."

Tom also told Steve that being onstage while Oasis did their thing wasn't necessarily the best vantage point. "I've watched them from the side of the stage, but to be honest it's better watching them out the front. The fans have the best seats. You've got to be out there, steaming, singing the songs."

Listen to the full interview here

The Enemy's new single 'Sing When Your In Love' is out now, They will continue their Oasis support shows at Wembley Stadium on 9th July & will embark on their own headline tour in November.

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Liam Gallagher Becomes a Member Of The Paparazzi

When Liam Gallagher runs into the paparazzi, they're usually rewarded with a single finger salute and some harsh words - so the snappers who confronted the Oasis in Dublin, Ireland this weekend were shocked when, instead of fighting Liam turned the cameras on them for a change.

Click here to see the picture.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Was There Then: Vintage Oasis shots




















Vintage Oasis prints by celebrated rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky go under the hammer at Christie's.

Click here to see some of her best shots.

Tickets are still available for a number shows on Oasis' largest-ever UK Stadium tour, click here for availability of tickets.

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More