31 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

On August 31st 1994, Oasis played at the Tivoli, Buckley in the United Kingdom.

Above are two videos that appeared on the Definitely Maybe DVD that was released in September 2004.

This gig was the first time that I saw the band live.

30 August 2010

Ricky Gervais Inspired By Rockers Richard Ashcroft And Liam Gallagher

Funnyman Ricky Gervais has praised rockers Richard Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher for giving him inspiration for one of his films.

During a Q&A at the Soho Hotel in London for the DVD release of Cemetery Junction, directors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant admitted Liam, 37, and Richard, 38, were the inspirations behind the comedy-drama.

Gervais, 49, found that actors fell into two categories, half that play society types and half that play violent wife-beating roles.

But the Extras star worked with Stephen to make their characters different and more like rock stars.

He said: 'We didn't want it to be one those really gritty 'isn't England a bit depressing and crap and normal' films.

'We wanted it to be a bit more glorious and evoke those possibly false memories of every day being sunny and brilliant and fun, that's how I remember my childhood.'

Ricky added: 'We cast about a thousand people to try and find these Jimmy Deans and John Travoltas - half of them will be Mr Darcy one day, and the other half will be going, 'You f****** slags.'

'So we had to look to our rock stars like Richard Ashcroft and Liam Gallagher, that's where we rule the world.'

Stephen added: 'This country's always been very good at making rock stars, and rock stars are unashamedly cool but somehow British films are less like that, it's like we're a little bit more embarrassed to be like that.

'We need to be self-conscious and make things seem gloomier and grittier but that wasn't my experience of growing up, everything seemed very cool to me.'

Source: www.monstersandcritics.com

Fred Durst Still Has Liam Gallagher's Autograph

Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst has revealed to Newsbeat's music reporter Greg Cochrane that he was a massive fan of Oasis and still has Liam Gallagher's autograph.

To watch the interview click here.

Watch Noel Gallagher In Blue Moon Rising Trailer

Blue Moon Rising is a documentary film currently in production. The film title is a play on words referring to Manchester City's fan anthem, Blue Moon and chronicles the fortunes of Manchester City Football Club through the 2009-2010 football season.

Shot and produced by Endemol in conjunction with the club, it features exclusive interviews with staff, players, board members and fans throughout the season. The first trailer was unveiled last week and the film is set for theatrical release later this year.

Roberto Mancini, striker Emmanuel Adebayor and a host of other City stars will be at the star-studded Manchester premiere on September 9.

Click here for your chance to score two tickets to the UK premiere of Man City docu-film Blue Moon Rising.

On This Day In Oasis History...

Definitely Maybe is the debut album by English band Oasis, released on August 30th 1994. It was an immediate commercial and critical success in the UK, having followed on the heels of singles "Supersonic", "Shakermaker" and particularly the popular "Live Forever".

Definitely Maybe went straight to number one and 7x platinum in the UK Album charts on initial release. It was the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK when released. Definitely Maybe marked the beginning of Oasis' success in America, selling over 1 million copies there, although only reaching #58 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell over 7.5 million copies worldwide.

In 1997 Definitely Maybe was named the 14th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 2005 Channel 4's '100 Greatest Albums' countdown placed the album at number 6. In 2006 NME placed the album third in a list of the greatest British albums ever, behind The Stone Roses and The Queen Is Dead. In a recent British poll, run by NME and the book of British Hit Singles and Albums, Definitely Maybe was voted the best album of all time with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band finishing second and Revolver third. Q magazine readers placed it at five on their greatest albums of all time list in 2006 and in that same year NME hailed it as the greatest album of all time. It is frequently referred to as the greatest debut album of all time.

Album History

In 1994, Oasis were seen as a distant echo of the moribund 'Madchester' scene which had exploded in the early 1990s. Unlike other Madchester bands who indulged in experiments with funk, dance or hip-hop, Oasis presented themselves as a relatively straightforward rock and roll band. Along with bands like Blur and The Verve they seemed to encapsulate a new wave, one which did not yet have a name. By the end of the year the media coined the term Britpop, of which Definitely Maybe retrospectively became one of the pivotal albums.

Many of the songs had originally appeared on Oasis' "Live Demonstration" demo recorded in Liverpool the year before with Chris and Tony Griffiths of The Real People. The main recording sessions took longer than expected, with the bulk of the album having to be recorded three different times with Mark Coyle producing, before Owen Morris came up with a mix that everyone was satisfied with. The album cost nearly £85,000 to produce, a huge amount of money for a debut album at the time.

The album title, according to Noel Gallagher, comes from a poster he saw in a pub, although he cannot remember what the poster was advertising.

Track Listing

All tracks written by Noel Gallagher.

01: "Rock 'n' Roll Star" – 5:22
02: "Shakermaker" – 5:08
03: "Live Forever" – 4:36
04: "Up in the Sky" – 4:28
05: "Columbia" – 6:17
06: "Sad Song" (extra track on the UK LP version, and the original Japanese version of the album) – 4:27
07: "Supersonic" – 4:43
08: "Bring It on Down" – 4:17
09: "Cigarettes & Alcohol" – 4:49
"Digsy's Dinner" – 2:32
This was misspelt as "Digsy's Diner" upon its North American release.
10: "Slide Away" – 6:32
11: "Married with Children" – 3:11


Released: 11 April 1994
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis & Mark Coyle
Video Director: Mark Szaszy (UK) / Nick Egan (US)
Chart positions: # 31 (UK)
Watch the music video here, or a live performance here.

Released: 13 June 1994
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis, Mark Coyle & Owen Morris
Video Director: Nick Egan
Chart positions: # 11 (UK)
Watch the music video here, or a live performance here.

"Live Forever"
Released: 8 August 1994
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis, Mark Coyle & Owen Morris
Video Directors: Carlos Grasso (UK) / Nick Egan (US)
Chart positions: # 10 (UK) # 2 (US Modern Rock)
Watch the music video here, or a live performance here.

"Cigarettes & Alcohol"
Released: 10 October 1994
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Oasis, Mark Coyle & Owen Morris
Video Director: Mark Szaszy
Chart positions: # 7 (UK)
Watch the music video here, or a live performance here.


Liam Gallagher – vocals
Noel Gallagher – lead guitar, vocals
Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs – rhythm guitar
Paul McGuigan – bass guitar
Tony McCarroll – drums

Additional Personnel

Anthony Griffiths – vocals
David Batchelor – producer
Mark Coyle – producer, engineer, mixing
Anjali Dutt – engineer
Owen Morris – producer, mastering, mixing, production concept
Roy Spong – engineer
Dave Scott – engineer
Brian Cannon – art direction, design, concept, cover design
Michael Spencer Jones – photography

28 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

The following statement by Noel Gallagher, was posted on the Official Oasis Site on August 28th 2009.

"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.

"Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan."

26 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

On August 26th 2000 Oasis played at the Gig On The Green in Glasgow, Scotland.

25 August 2010

Jay-Z: "Noel Gallagher Has An Old Way Of Thinking"

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Jay-Z spoke of Noel Gallagher's outspoken reaction to a rapper headlining Glastonbury. He said, "I thought it was a bit music-racist. An old way of thinking. Everyone trying to do something new is going to come up against a Noel Gallagher figure in their life."

Noel Gallagher Offered To Pay Bar Bill In Kasabian Wedding Crash Jape

Noel Gallagher was the icing on the wedding cake for Zahl and Hajigul Buhari.

I revealed yesterday how the Oasis legend and Kasabian gatecrashed a wedding do at a Hertfordshire hotel after the Leicester band headlined V Festival in Essex on Sunday.

Noel offered to put cash behind the bar for groom Zahl and bride Hajigul but they were delighted just to have him there.

Zahl told me: "Noel was a real gent. He posed for photos and Kasabian were extremely complimentary to my bride and congratulated us both. It was the perfect end to the perfect day."

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

24 August 2010

Kasabian And Noel Gallagher Crash Wedding Party

Kasabian gatecrashed a wedding shortly after their appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford on Sunday (August 22), according to reports.

The band were celebrating their headline performance at a nearby hotel when their after show joined up with a wedding party in another room.

Close friend and former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and drummer Zac Starkey were among Kasabian's guests, according to The Sun.

The two parties apparently spent the night dancing to songs on guitarist Serge Pizzorno's iPod.

Source: www.gigwise.com

On This Day In Oasis History...

Cat Deeley interviewed Liam & Noel Gallagher in Orlando, Florida. The interview was originally broadcast on August 24th 2002.

23 August 2010

Listen Again To Noel Gallagher On TalkSport

Mainly football talk, the Ask Noel feature and a comment about what he's up to: "There's not a great deal going on, is there?, not in my life... I'm like a coiled cobra at the minute, I'm just waiting for this year to get out the way...".

Click here to listen again.

Thanks to Dougie

Noel Gallagher's In The Studio With Paul Weller

During this backstage interview with Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd, Paul reveals that he's turned down an MBE. The Modfather looks back at past festivals, including the first V Festival. He tells Geoff that they've changed because people just want to hear the greatest hits.

Weller also explains how he's been hit by loads of thrown objects and even admits to having lost it with members of the public! When asked about his Mercury Prize nomination, Weller tells Geoff that the award normally goes to someone who nobody has ever heard of, so he's doubtful that he'll win.

The Gallagher brothers also get a mention during the interview as Weller has hired Noel Gallagher as his drummer on some new material he's working on!

The former Jam star also says that he's visited Liam's shop and is going to be wearing a Pretty Green jacket on stage tonight.

Taylor Momsen Loves Oasis

Taylor Momsen spoke on her hope to reunite Oasis brothers Liam and Noel. ‘I am just their biggest fans and I want to support them one day on tour, so I hope they come back,’ she said.

She played an ode to the Mancunian lads, covering their hits in an acoustic set on Saturday.

The star hailed the British crowds saying, ‘They are the best and just get it and know all the words.’

22 August 2010

Oasis To Get Back Together In Five Years?

Grant Nicholas from Feeder says he was in the studio next door to Liam Gallagher last week and described the Manc's new material as much heavier and rockier the Oasis.

He said he's mates with both Liam and Noel and reckons they'll get back together in five years.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

On This Day In Oasis History...

"The Importance Of Being Idle" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth, written and sung by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the second single released from the album in the UK, on August 22, 2005, where it debuted at #1. It was also the first time that Oasis earned two successive #1's in the same calendar year. It was written by Gallagher sometime during the summer of 2004, before the band made their final attempt at recording what would become Don't Believe the Truth. He got the title from the Mark Twain book of the same name which he found whilst cleaning out his garage (it belonged not to him but to girlfriend Sara McDonald.)

Musically, as Noel has commented, the song sounds like tunes from two British bands, The Kinks and The La's. In particular, the sentiment expressed is noticeably similar to The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon" and "Dead End Street", and the use of falsetto for every other verse line recalls The La's "Feelin'". The guitar sound is similar also to The La's b-sides; "Clean Prophet" and "Over". It also is a breakaway from the sound of Oasis's latter albums, especially the straight ahead rock 'n' roll anthems of Heathen Chemistry. The keyboard used on the pre-chorus sections was bought by bassist Andy Bell from the auction website eBay.

Noel has said that the lyrics of "The Importance of Being Idle" are inspired by his own laziness. Some of the second verse, with the reference to begging his doctor for "one more line", seems to be referring to an actual event as this resembles Noel's account of how he gave up cocaine in 1998.

Most reviewers acclaimed the track as one of the highlights of Don't Believe the Truth, which itself was widely praised as a marked return to form. The band mentioned in interviews in June that it would become the second single, after the UK Number One "Lyla". The b-sides are Liam Gallagher's "Pass Me Down the Wine" and Gem Archer's "The Quiet Ones."

The promo film was directed by Dawn Shadforth, (whose previous videos include Kylie Minogue's award-winning "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"). Shadforth's film for "The Importance of Being Idle' starred Welsh actor Rhys Ifans and homages the style of early 1960s kitchen sink drama British films, and is set during the build up to a funeral procession in a northern town, with the extravagant undertakers parading the coffin at the video's climax and Ifans playing the part of a high-kicking funeral director. The video is based on the film and play Billy Liar with Ifans playing the role of Billy. Noel and Liam therefore play Shadrack & Duxbury, the owners of the funeral parlour where Billy works. The rest band (Gem,Andy and Zak) make a brief appearance as lazy workers playing cards in an undertaker's office. It was widely acclaimed at the time as being probably the best video Oasis had ever made, not least by the band themselves, who were said to be very happy with the finished product. The video is very similar in style and concept to the music video for "Dead End Street" by The Kinks.

Q Magazine readers placed the song at #1 in a list of 2005's greatest tracks.

The video for the song was voted the video of the year at the NME Awards.

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

21 August 2010

The Pretty Green Desert Boots Have Arrived

The long awaited Pretty Green Desert Boots have arrived and are shipping immediately.

Liam worked closely with the Clarks Originals design team in Somerset to develop a Pretty Green version of the classic Desert Boot. He had a clear vision of what he wanted; though still carrying the signature Originals design, the boot has a wider and more rounded toe and lower heel, creating a slimmer profile than the original.

Clarks Originals have looked to long standing family tanners, the Steads Tannery of Leeds and sourced the premium Janus Butt suede. This stands out for its quality, butter soft tactility and a beautifully textured finish.

Available in Green, Black, Brown and Champagne.

Click to view the Desert Boots

Bonehead In The Studio With Vinny Peculiar

Bonehead playing guitar on the new Vinny Peculiar album, recorded at Analogue Cat, Mossley UK on 17.8.10 featured tracks are 'Art Thief' and ;Something and Nothing'.

For more details click here.

On This Day In Oasis History...

Be Here Now is the third studio album by the English rock band Oasis. Released on August 21 1997, the album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with their 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, and its 1995 follow up (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The album's pre-release build up led to considerable hype within both the music and mainstream press. At that point, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and Be Here Now became the UK's fastest selling album to date, selling over 420,000 units on the first day of release alone, and over one million within two weeks. As of 2007, the album has sold eight million copies worldwide.
Oasis' management company Ignition were aware of the danger of overexposure, and before its release they sought to control the media's access to the album. Ignition's campaign included limiting pre-release radio airplay, and requesting that journalists sign gag agreements. These tactics resulted in the alienation of members of both the music and mainstream media, as well as many industry members connected with the band. Ignition's attempts to limit pre-release access to the album only served to fuel large scale speculation and publicity within the British music scene.

Artistically Be Here Now failed to live up to the expectations that preceded its release. Although initial reviews were positive, retrospectively the album is viewed by much of the music press and by most members of the band as over-indulgent and bloated. In 2007, Q magazine described Be Here Now as "a disastrous, overblown folly—the moment when Oasis, their judgement clouded by drugs and blanket adulation, ran aground on their own sky-high self-belief." The album's producer Owen Morris said of the recording sessions: "The only reason anyone was there was the money. Noel had decided Liam was a shit singer. Liam had decided he hated Noel's songs [...] Massive amounts of drugs. Big fights. Bad vibes. Shit recordings." None of its songs were included on the band's 2006 "best of" compilation album Stop the Clocks.

Album cover

The cover image to Be Here Now was shot at the Stock Hotel in Hertfordshire in April 1997. It features the band standing outside the hotel surrounded by assorted props. At the centre of the image is a Rolls Royce floating in a swimming pool. The photographer Michael Spencer Johns said the original concept involved shooting each band member in various locations around the world, but when the cost proved prohibitive, the shoot was relocated to the Stock Hotel. Spencer remarked that the shoot "degenerated into chaos", adding that "by 8pm, everyone was in the bar, there were schoolkids all over the set, and the lighting crew couldn't start the generator.

It was Alice in Wonderland meets Apocalypse Now." Despite various meanings people have tried to read into the selection of the cover props, Johns said Gallagher simply selected items from the BBC props store he thought would look good in the picture. Two of the props that had considered thought in their inclusion were the inflatable globe (intended as a homage to the sleeve of Definitely Maybe) and the Rolls Royce, which was suggested by Arthurs. The release date in each region was commemorated on the calendar pictured on the sleeve; Harris said the dating "[encouraged] fans to believe that to buy a copy on the day it appeared was to participate in some kind of historical event."


D'You Know What I Mean? – 7:42
My Big Mouth – 5:02
Magic Pie – 7:19
Stand by Me – 5:56
I Hope, I Think, I Know – 4:22
The Girl in the Dirty Shirt – 5:49
Fade In-Out – 6:52
Don't Go Away – 4:48
Be Here Now – 5:13
All Around the World – 9:20
It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) – 7:00
All Around the World (Reprise) – 2:08


D'You Know What I Mean?"
Released: 7 July 1997
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #1 (FIN), #1 (IRE), #3 (CAN), #4 (US)

Stand By Me
Released: 22 September 1997
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #2 (UK), #5 (US), #2 (IRE)

All Around The World
Released: 12 January 1998
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #1 (IRE)

Don't Go Away" (Japan Only)
Released: 13 May 1998
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher

20 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

On 20th August 2005, Oasis played at the V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Above are a few videos from the show.

Oasis 'Wonderwall' Fan-Zine Issue #35 Now Available

Italian fan site Wonderwall.it has published Issue 35 of the only worldwide printed fanzine devoted to Oasis and Gallagher brothers.

Wonderwall issue 35 includes an exclusive interview with Paul Gallagher. This Italian language magazine is a collector item available worldwide at wonderwall.it

Here's an online preview, for purchase visit wonderwall.it

18 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

On August 18th 1994, Liam & Noel Gallagher and Bonehead appeared on 'MTV Most Wanted' in Camden, London.

Also on August 18th 1991, Oasis played there first ever gig at the Broadwalk in Manchester supporting Sweet Jesus.

17 August 2010

Noel Gallagher Denies Being Russell Brand's Best Man

Noel Gallagher is set to head into the studio "this week" (beginning August 16) to record drums for another unnamed musician, he has confirmed.

The former Oasis guitarist revealed his plans in an interview with Talksport.

Gallagher wouldn't say who the mystery musician he is teaming up with is, though he did admit that it's someone he has "thrown up" with in the past.

Elsewhere in the interview, Gallagher denied he is to be Russell Brand's best man, though he did say he's going on the comedian's stag do ahead of his wedding to singer Katy Perry this winter.

Source: www.nme.com

For those of you that can't listen to the interview on the TalkSport website, click here to listen to the interview via frjdoasis2 YouTube channel.

Noel Gallagher And Paul Weller Catch Up At Starbucks

Starbucks may be the most ubiquitous coffee chain on the high street.

But for these two icons of popular music, a greasy spoon is more than adequate for catching up on each others news.

Oasis star Noel Gallagher, 43, enjoyed a brew with Paul Weller aka The Modfather, 52, at a cafe in West London.

Chilling: Two of the music world's most famous artists, enjoyed a quiet cuppa at a greasy spoon in West London today

Looking like an ordinary pair of middle-aged men, albeit with a penchant for youthful clothes, the pair were seen deep in conversation outside the neighbourhood cafe.

No fancy lattes or double macchiatos for these two, just a couple of cuppas, as they enjoyed a friendly chat.

The millionaire musicians sat outside at the pavement side tables in front of the cafe's windows which were plastered with signs advertising the cafe staple 'All Day Breakfast' at the bargain price of just £4.95.

Weller, amazingly, has managed to stay friends with both Gallagher brothers, despite Noel and Liam's well-publicised fall-out last year which resulted in him leaving the band.
Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller enjoy a cuppa at a cafe in west London

Music icons: Noel and Weller have known each other for 12 years... and the Modfather is also friendly with Noel's estranged brother Liam

Weller has enjoyed a 12-year friendship with the father of two. He is also expecting a third child, his second with wife Sara McDonald.

And he has recently signed on to design clothing for Liam's fashion label Pretty Green.

Noel has said of the former Jam frontman: 'I guess Weller’s my oldest friend... I’ve known him for about 12 years”, said the guitarist.

'There’s an unwritten law that I never go out with Paul Weller, he’s a nightmare.

'He’s hardcore – if you go out with him, if you come home at all, there’s bumps and bruises. There’s been scuffles in the street and you’ve probably fallen out with him.'

Last year Noel quit Oasis after a fight with his brother and lead vocalist of Oasis, Liam Gallagher.

He posted a statement on the band's website that read: 'It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight.

'People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.'

The remaining members of Oasis have formed a band together called Beady Eye.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk PHOTO CREDIT: Gotcha Images

Listen Again To Noel Gallagher On The Sports Bar

Noel talks about football, what he's been doing the last few weeks, answers listeners questions in a new Ask Noel feature and confirmed that he is going back into the studio this week...

"I'm playing drums this week, on a session for someone else."

Hopefully this will encourage him to return to the studio to start on his solo album!

To submit a question for Noel, send it via:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AndyGoldstein5
email: www.talksport.co.uk/radio/andy-goldstein's-sports-bar/email
SMS: 81089

Listen again by clicking here.

Thanks to Dougie

16 August 2010

The Vortex Tour Dates

Visit Bonehead's band 'The Vortex' MySpace page (here) for a number of newly announced tour dates.


13 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

Below are a few videos from August 13th 2005, when Oasis played at the Summersonic Festival in Osaka, Japan.

Liam Gallagher Meets The Princess Of Denmark (VIDEO)

Liam Gallagher meets the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.

12 August 2010

Princess Mary Of Denmark Has Her Beady Eye On Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green

Class and elegance are not two words we would usually associate with Liam Gallagher, but earlier today the former Oasis frontman had to muster up as much of those two traits as possible (if indeed that even is possible) when he met Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair where he was promoting his clothing label Pretty Green.

Considering Liam tends to swear pretty much every other word, we’re almost certain he must’ve said something vile/crude/offensive/derogatory to Crown Princess Mary at least once during the course of their conversation.

But if he did, Mary certainly didn’t let the surprise show in her face – cos she’s a true pro and that’s what royals do - or so we hear.

P.s. Why are our royals so fug in comparison to the Danes’? Watch the video here

Source & PHOTO CREDIT www.mrpaparazzi.com

Noel Gallagher Features In New Manchester City Magazine

As predicted last month here on How-Do, Manchester City FC has binned its former supporters' magazine - named City Mag - and emerged with a new, bigger, bolder and more expensive title for the new season. The name, as previously intimated, has been changed to ManC.

Issue one of the new look title is out now. With 100 pages it easily outweighs City Mag’s pagination of 68, but also costs an extra pound (on sale for £3.50).

However, this, as the club stresses on its site, “is purely for production costs.”

Explaining more, David Clayton, the magazine’s editor, writes: “Virtually every feature is new and the interviews are longer and more substantial.

“This is a club magazine like no other - City fans have always loved their fashion, music and Mancunian culture and ManC captures the spirit of both the City and Manchester.”

In a nod to this objective, the first issue features not just interviews and features with players, but also pieces with Noel Gallagher, a Stone Roses feature and a chance to win Muse tickets.

The title is available to subscribers and is on sale now around the City of Manchester stadium and at open training sessions.

City has said that demand is “already high” for issue one.

Source: www.mcfc.co.uk

11 August 2010

Liam Gallagher's Premier League Predictions

Superstar Liam Gallagher has been joined by a host of bands in giving skysports.com some Premier League predictions for the new season.

The former Oasis frontman, who is now working with new group, Beady Eye, leads the likes of No.1 rapper Example and Mercury music prize winners Klaxons in offering an opinion on the 2010/11 campaign.

Liam is in characteristically confident form regarding the prospects of his beloved Manchester City, while he also has room to take a swipe at older brother and former band-mate Noel.

Check out our star-studded list of names from the music world and see who your favourite acts are tipping to be stars and who they think will be flops.

Liam Gallagher

Act: Beady Eye

Club support: Man City

Premier League winners: Man City

Relegation: Man Utd

Best buy: Joe Cole

Transfer flop: Noel Gallagher

Star of the season: Liam Gallagher

Surprise package: Adam Johnson

Top scorer: Carlos Tevez

Rooney or Drogba: Neither

Next big band: Beady Eye

Must-have album: Beady Eye

For the full article click here.

Source: www.skysports.com

Noel Gallagher TCT Petition

One of our sites visitors has started a petition to get Noel Gallagher's TCT performance tapes officially released. Have a look at his website and the statement below to see how you can help out !

This year Noel Gallagher played 2 nights for the Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall. Proceeds from ticket sales went to the charity, originally founded by Sir Roger Daltry of The Who fame. A full soundboard recording of both audio and video was made on one, if not both of these nights and a few tracks have been made available online, on TV and on athe Radio. What the fans really want is a CD of the complete gig Pro recorded as well as a DVD of the Pro recorded video. So instead of letting these recordings remain unused, why not release them and use the money made by the sales to assist the charity further. Its all for a good cause and will be a great bit of memorabilia for any Noel Gallagher/Oasis fan.

Happy Birthday Andy Bell

Happy Birthday to Andy Bell who was born on August 11th 1970 and is 40 today.

On This Day In Oasis History...

On August 11th 1996, Oasis played the second of two nights at Knebworth. Support for the two days included The Prodigy, Ocean Colour Scene, Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Kula Shaker and Dreadzone.

10 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

On August 10th 1996, Oasis played the first of two nights at Knebworth. Support for the two days included TheProdigy, Ocean Colour Scene, Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Kula Shaker and Dreadzone.

Below is a review from THE TIMES of the show.

Review: Oasis at Knebworth, 1996

One in 20 Britons applied for tickets to see Oasis in concert at Knebworth. Our critic joined the crowd on Saturday.

Three million people, 5 per cent of the population, applied for tickets and those lucky enough to get them were treated to two new songs, My Big Mouth and It's Getting Better Man , along with tried and tested hits. With a guest list of 7,000 there were plenty of opportunities for star-spotting: Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, Jarvis Cocker and Kate Moss made their way to the celebrity enclosure to compare bodyguards with Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit, and all looked disingenuously surprised when mobbed by amateur paparazzi.

For those not chosen as Kate Moss's plus one, there were tickets still available at a price. Cro-Magnon touts were willing to get you into "The Gig of the Decade" for £300, a sizeable mark-up from £22.50. Once inside, many would have gladly paid £300 to avoid queues. There were 400-yard tailbacks for each bar and toilet. But with the temperature into the 70s and a PA so powerful everyone was guaranteed to leave touched by tinnitus, such matters were of little importance. Oasis took to the stage at 9pm, greeted by a roar so huge that flocks of birds took to the sky from Knebworth's old oaks.

"Hello, hello, hello," Liam said, making a fairly good job of John Lennon's famous "retard" impression. "Let's go." And off they went, kicking out the music that has made the Top 40 truly exciting for the first time in ten years and working hard for the estimated £5.6 million the weekend accrued.

Joined for the inevitable encore of Champagne Supernova by The Stone Roses's ex-guitar player John Squire, Oasis bowed out in a blaze of guitar solos and a firework display. As many tired and emotional punters fell over backwards, disorientated from staring at the sky so long, Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys said: "Everyone in Britain - except Damon from Blur - loves Oasis. They can do no wrong." He would appear to be right.

9 August 2010

More Pictures From Pretty Green's Carnaby Street Launch Party

Click here for more photo's from the launch party of the Carnaby Street store in London.

The winner of Pretty Green's Find a Face competition has been named, the winner is Ed Smith from Newcastle.

Liam Gallagher’s Mutt Fer It

Fifteen years ago boozers were havens for drinking, flirting and fighting for Liam Gallagher.

How times have changed for the former Oasis frontman.

He spent Saturday at his local in Hampstead, north London, sitting on the Pup Idol panel - having been roped in to judge the dog show by his missus Nicole Appleton.

And Liam lapped up the action, planting kisses on the furry mutts, laughing at the cute doggies while mulling over the pros and cons of the canine contestants.

He's barking mad.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

8 August 2010

On This Day In Oasis History...

"Live Forever" is a song by British rock group Oasis. Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, the song was released as the third single from their debut album Definitely Maybe on 8 August 1994, just prior to that album's release.

Gallagher wrote the song in 1991, before he joined Oasis. Inspired by The Rolling Stones' "Shine a Light," "Live Forever" features a basic song structure and lyrics with an optimistic outlook that contrasted with the attitude of the grunge bands popular at the time. The song was the first Oasis single to enter the top ten in the United Kingdom, and garnered critical acclaim.

Background and recording

Noel Gallagher wrote "Live Forever" in 1991, while working for a building company in his hometown of Manchester. After his foot was crushed by a pipe in an accident, he was given a less-strenuous job working in the storeroom, allowing him more time to write songs. One night he was listening to The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. While playing one of his own chord progressions, Gallagher noted that it sounded good against one of the vocal melodies from the album: "It was the bit from 'Shine a Light' that goes [sings], 'May the good lord shine a light on you,'" Gallagher recalled. Gallagher incorporated the melody, changing the line to "Maybe I don’t really want to know". For a period afterwards, that was the only part of the song Gallagher had completed.

The song was later instrumental in helping the band secure their record deal with Creation Records. Reflecting on when he first heard the song, Creation boss Alan McGee recalled "It was probably the single greatest moment I've ever experienced with them."

The demo version of "Live Forever" begins with an acoustic guitar intro. While recording the album version, the record's producer Owen Morris cut out this intro and replaced it with a drumbeat played by Tony McCarroll. Morris further cut a second section in Noel's guitar solo. Although Gallagher was upset, Morris felt the part had sounded "a bit like fucking Slash from Guns N' Roses".


"Live Forever" was released on 8 August 1994 as the band's third single, a month before the release of their debut album Definitely Maybe. The song had been part of the band's set for longer than a year at that point, and had amassed so many mentions in reviews of the group that "its release [as a single] had long seemed inevitable." In its review of the single, NME found "Live Forever" to be an improvement over Oasis' previous singles, concluding, "Basically, what thus far looked like obnoxious Manc arrogance suddenly looks like sheer effortlessness. A terrific record."

While Oasis' first two singles, "Supersonic" and "Shakermaker", were modestly received, it was "Live Forever" that "got the world's attention." "Live Forever" became Oasis' first top ten hit, reaching number ten on the British singles charts in 1994. In 1995, the song became the band's first chart success in the United States, reaching number two and ten on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, respectively.[8] Noel Gallagher commented on the praise given to the song: "People said to me after 'Live Forever', 'Where are you gonna go after that?' And I was like, I don't think it's that good. I think it's a fucking good song, but I think I can do better."

"Live Forever" has garnered additional acclaim years after its release. In 2006, "Live Forever" was named the greatest song of all time in a poll released by Q; the song had ranked ninth in a similar Q poll three years before.[9] In 2007, "Live Forever" placed number one in the NME and XFM poll of the 50 "Greatest Indie Anthems Ever".[10] The song was selected by Noel Gallagher for inclusion on Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks in 2006.

Music videos

Two music videos were made for "Live Forever" for British and American airplay. The original video, directed by Carlos Grasso, features unusual imagery such as Liam Gallagher sitting on a chair affixed to a wall, and a number of scenes are devoted to the band burying drummer Tony McCarroll alive. Some of the UK version of the promotional video was filmed at the Strawberry Fields memorial, the area of New York City's Central Park dedicated to John Lennon—the single cover features 251 Menlove Avenue, the childhood home of Lennon. The American video, directed by Nick Egan, features the band playing in an office with pictures of Sid Vicious, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, and Bobby Moore on the wall. Both videos are included on the 2004 Definitely Maybe DVD.

Track listings

UK tracklisting

"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21
"Supersonic" (Live) – 5:12

7" CRE 185
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32

12" CRE 185T
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21

Cassette CRECS 185
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32

European tracklisting

CD HES 660689 2
"Live Forever" (Radio Edit) – 3:43
"Live Forever" – 4:37
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21
"Supersonic" (Live) – 5:10

6 August 2010

Rupert Grint Talks Oasis

In the latest issue of Q Magazine, Rupert Grint gives his opinion on several songs by one of his favorite bands, Oasis.

In the feature, "The Ultimate Playlist: 1001 Songs to Download Now," Rupert has chosen songs 811 - 820 from Oasis' catalog, including: Cast No Shadow, The Masterplan, Live Forever, Champagne Supernova, She's Electric, The Importance Of Being Idle, Roll With It, The Swamp Song, Headshrinker and Hey Now.

To read Rupert's thoughts on each track, including favorites and a mention of the Blur/Oasis rivalry that sometimes spilled over into the makeup room when he and Dan Radcliffe were on the set click here to view the scans.

Source: rupertgrint.net

The Vortex Announce New Tour Dates

Visit Bonehead's band 'The Vortex' MySpace page (here) for a number of newly announced tour dates.


PHOTO CREDIT: Shirlaine Forrest @ www.shirlainephotos.co.uk

5 August 2010

An Oasis Of Fashion

Liam Gallagher's clothing range, Pretty Green, harks back to the supercool 1960s with parkas, polos and all-round polish.

The links between music and fashion are tighter than a G-string but it can be hit and miss when musicians turn their hands to clothing. Some win real credibility – Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. label, for example – others not so much. Slip into biker jackets and snakeskin bodysuits of Richie Sambora’s White Trash Beautiful, launched in June, and basically you’re ready to sleep with the band.

So when news came out last year that ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was bringing out a fashion brand, it could have gone either way.

Happily, Pretty Green – named after a Jam song – is pretty good: well-made, clean-lined parkas, polo shirts, tailored trenches and blazers with design roots clearly in the 1960s.

Gallagher is mainly frontman again but all pieces are subject to his approval; he also appears in campaign shots.

And he wears the stuff well, his hirsute features and oddly girlish haircut setting off red velvet jackets inspired by Jimi Hendrix and an impressive camouflage parka – although various farmyard animals will fly before you catch him smiling in shot.

Autumn winter sees the first suit, a three-button single-breasted jacket with wide lapel – a popular feature of the late 1960s – and 8in vent at the back. Footwear is covered in Pretty Green’s collaboration with Clarks to produce a Gallagher-approved desert boot: a wider, squarer toe with a lower heel and slimmer profile.

Independent stockists snapped up the collection but last week the brand opened a space of its own, a pop-up on – appropriately, given its history – London’s Carnaby Street.

It sounds like a slice of Gallagher’s ideal world, with a panoramic image of Liam on Brighton beach and a Lambretta Li 150 series 3 replica scooter lounging around. Maybe that’ll make him crack a smile.

Source: www.metro.co.uk

Lionel Messi Is Not In Oasis Cover Band

What is this 'Wonder-wall' you speak of?"

For a couple months now, odd stories of Lionel Messi's newfound, yet obsessive love for Oasis have been coming from The Sun. From Messi's doomed vow to beat Germany for the English band to his invitation for Noel Gallagher to visit him in Barcelona, the delightful stories have spread, affirming's Messi's Oasis preoccuation for all to read. Even we were seduced by Messi's tale of first falling in love with the band introduced to him on the plane to South Africa by Manchester resident Carlos Tevez.

But as ridiculous as each installment has been, the latest was just a bit too ridiculous. Again, from The Sun:

SOCCER superstar LIONEL MESSI has formed an OASIS tribute band - and is taking them on a secret European tour.

The Argentinian World Player Of The Year has revealed he performs as guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER.

Hitman Messi, 23, has also recruited a Barcelona team-mate to play singer LIAM - but won't say who it is yet.

He said: "Our disguise is based on how Oasis looked in the mid-90s. We have our wigs, clothes and glasses sorted.

"I also spent a lot of time getting the mannerisms right."

Messi says his band will tour soon - and says he's invited Noel to see them play.

He said: "We'll visit the UK. If you're at a pub or club where we are performing and see past our disguises there'll be a decent prize in it for you."

Like the others, this story of the man who supposedly just discovered Oasis on the plane to South Africa somehow already having a cover band formed, disguises set, and mannerisms down pat is spreading. It's so fantastic and smothered in whimsy that we want it to be true, but it seems no part of the Messi hearts Oasis affair actually is.

On June 27, weeks after Messi was reported to have become a Gallagher lover, award-winning Argentine journalist Clemente Cancela tweeted:

End of a myth: Messi does not know Oasis. I repeat: does not know Oasis. He told me.

So it's the word of a man with legitimate access to Messi against the showbiz section of The Sun. Believe what you want.

Source: sports.yahoo.com

4 August 2010

Liam Gallagher Has Donated A Signed Guitar To Help Dogs

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has donated a signed guitar to raise money for dogs charities.

The former Oasis frontman has given a classic Epiphone Casino guitar adorned with his signature to launch PUP AID 2010 - the UK's first charity boutique music festival and celebrity-judged dog show.

Liam stopped off at the Gibson Guitar Showroom, in London, with wife Nicole Appleton and their Dachshund dog Ruby Tuesday to hand over the instrument to TV vet Marc Abraham.

Marc - who is the resident vet on UK television shows 'This Morning' and 'My Pet Shame' - said: "As a massive Oasis fan I'm honoured Liam and Nicole are involved and helping me to promote dog welfare as well as raising much-needed funds for both rescue and the research into the health and happiness of all dogs."

PUP AID 2010 takes place in Brighton, England, on September 19 and is aiming to raise awareness about the cruel industry of puppy farming.

The guitar will now be taken on a tour of music festivals to gain more signatures from mutt-loving rock stars before being auctioned off at the event.

All money raised from the sale will go to three dog charities - the Dogs Trust, Kennel Club Charitable Trust and the Oldies Club.

Source: www.list.co.uk

PHOTO CREDIT: Gareth Gatrell

Taxi For Liam Gallagher

Spotted in London earlier today.

3 August 2010

Russell Brand Reveals His Noel Gallagher Inspiration

Russell Brand tells Gemma Cairney from BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast how Oasis' Noel Gallagher inspired him for his role in Get Him To The Greek.

Gloucestershire Builder Helps Out Liam Gallagher With Mod Cons

A Builder from Gloucester with a penchant for the mod revival has been mixing with the stars as he helped to promote former Oasis man Liam Gallagher's clothing range.

Dave Wyburn, from Abbeydale, was partying with the likes of Kelly Jones from the Stereophonics and Nicole Appleton of All Saints fame in Carnaby Street on Friday at the opening of a new shop for clothing range Pretty Green's.

Dave first met Liam two years ago after forming a friendship based on their mutual love for the mod era and scooters.

Dave took one of his scooters to the shop launch on Friday by the request of Liam himself.

Dave said: "It was great. Liam's such a nice bloke, he really is. I think the media just paint him in a certain way.

"We both love scooters and I first worked with him a couple of years ago when he did a photo shoot with my scooters.

"I'm a huge Oasis fan too so it was great to meet him, and we just got on really well.

"When he asked if he could use one of my scooters as part of the shop launch, I jumped at it."

Dave's scooter took pride and place outside the new shop on Friday for the passing punters to marvel at.

This is not his first brush with fame though as he owns the original customised mirror-endowed Vespa scooter ridden by Ace Face, who was played by rock legend Sting in the classic 1979 film Quadrophenia.

"The bike is now in Littledean Jail so everyone can see it," said Dave, 42.

"I found it by accident in a shed in Staffordshire, but brought it back up to scratch.

"I just love the whole mod revival, that's why I got into Oasis in the first place. To now have the opportunity to meet Liam is amazing. I haven't met Noel yet and I don't think I will to be honest, they don't exactly get on at the moment!"

Source: www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

2 August 2010

OASISINET Summer Sale!

Summer is here (in the UK at least!) so to help you look your best while having fun outside we're having a Summer Sale at the Oasisinet store! (All you fans in the Southern Hemisphere are also invited to join; naturally we want you looking your best as well!)

There's a whole bunch of selected items with money off including t-shirts, polo shirts, posters and much more!

Not only that, but if you spend over £10 we'll throw in a free copy of the 2009 tour programme which normally retails for £5!

To check the sale out, click HERE!

Source: www.oasisinet.com

'Time Flies... 1994-2009' is out now for more details click here.

1 August 2010

Oasis Fan Katy Perry

Katy Perry has revealed that she is a fan of Oasis.

The 'California Gurls' singer - who got engaged to comedian Russell Brand in India on New Year's Eve (31.12.09) following a whirlwind romance - admits she loves the defunct rock bands work, even if she doesn't know all of their records yet.

Russell is a close friend of Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher, which Katy admits has influenced her taste in music.

She said: "I've met Noel Gallagher a few times but we haven't been in London a lot recently. I'm a big fan of Oasis, though I don't know the catalogue front to back."

The British funnyman has even been keeping his fiancee up-to-date on the controversial rockers' long running feud with rival band Blur so she didn't embarrass herself in front of either Noel or his estranged brother Liam Gallagher.

She explained to Q magazine: "Russell schooled me on that whole battle between Oasis and the Blur, so at least I wasn't going to make a faux pas there."

The American beauty also revealed she loves the different accents British rockers have- even when they are swearing.

She said: "They're like different dialects, but when you check it out, they're all just cursing a lot but basically saying the same thing."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

'Time Flies... 1994-2009' is out now for more details click here.

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