30 April 2010

Alan White Is The Running Man




















Congratlations to Alan White for finishing the London Marathon in 04:07:05.

He has so far raised £2,741.50 for the Alzheimer's Society, you can still donate on Alan's fundraising page here.

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Rare Oasis Recording Up For Sale








This June, Christie’s will present an exciting and eclectic selection of unique, important and unusual pieces in the Popular Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale, to be held on 24 June 2010, at 12 noon. The sale is bursting with objects to cater for collectors of all ages, representing icons of music from 1950s to the 1990s, with a selection of items also from the present day. Highlights range from: the largest single-owner collection of The Who memorabilia to ever come on the market; an acoustic Yamaha FG-340 guitar once owned and played by George Harrison of The Beatles; and a Gibson Les Paul guitar with sunburst finish owned and played by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols circa 1975/76; to the hand-painted banner used by U2 on the ‘BOY’ tour in 1980-81; original painting by Ian Dury, titled Honk Honk Its The Bonk, produced whilst at the Royal College of Art, under the tutelage of Sir Peter Blake (estimate: £1,500-2,000); the first known recording of Oasis in concert, 1992; original paintings of Fatboy Slim; a Dolce and Gabban necklace worn by Kylie Minogue; and a collection of original stationery from the wedding of Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese.

Fresh to the market and included in the sale from the early nineties is the earliest known recording of Oasis in concert (estimate: £4,000-6,000). The unreleased and largely undocumented recording was taken directly from the mixing desk at a gig at The Boardwalk, Manchester, in early 1992. The vendor is Dean Hanley, a figure from the Manchester music scene. He was personally given the tape by Noel Gallagher, with a request to help promote the band. Dean created demos from the cassette tape, and sent them out to record labels hoping to get Oasis their first record contract. The tape insert card is inscribed by Noel Gallagher with the title Oasis 14 Jan 1992, and the seven song titles: A Bit of Columbia, Take Me, Must Be The Music, Accoustic, Arkayla, Better Let You Know and Take Me (Demo Autumn ‘91).

For more details click here, or the Christie’s website here.

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Oasis, Green Day, Metallica - Vote For The Greatest Band Logo Ever













Voting has opened on Gigwise to find the Greatest Band Logo Ever.You can vote on iconic images associated with a host of acts, including Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Beatles, Muse and Nirvana.Other logos in our Rate or Slate feature include those for Green Day, Slipknot, Daft Punk and Aerosmith.

All you have to do cast your vote is click here and help us find the Greatest Band Logo Ever.

You can vote for Oasis direct by clicking here.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Ex Oasis Man To Tell All In New Book




















Ex Oasis man Tony McCarroll is to release a book later this year called 'Oasis: The Truth, the Noel Truth, is Nothing Like the Truth'.

The book is to be released by Blake Publishing on 04/10/2010 more details here.

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Older Oasis Fans Wanted For Documentary











I'm from Pulse Films working on the Oasis Documentary. We've had loads of great stories through and we're still going through them. but we would really like to get more stories from an older generation of fan. We're looking for families and couples who share a love for Oasis and have an interesting or out of the ordinary story to tell. Do you know of anyone who might be suitable and would like to contribute? Could you send me their details? rachel.williams@pulsefilms.co.uk

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Xfm's Best British Songs Of All Time



This Bank Holiday Monday, Xfm is once more saluting the greatest music to hail from these isles...

On the May Day Bank Holiday (May 3), Xfm will be counting down the top 100 Best British Songs Of All Time. Last year, Oasis claimed the top three spots with 'Live Forever' at No 1, but a lot can change in twelve months. Who will make the final cut? The Beatles? The Who? Muse? Arctic Monkeys?

From 10am, Dan O'Connell will handle the first 50, while Marsha Shandur will take up the reins at 2pm for the final sprint towards the finish line. And, as we go along, we'll be revealing the Top 100 on a very special Xfm minisite - see www.xfm.co.uk for more details on Monday.

You can list to the Top 100 countdown from 10am on Monday May 3 on Xfm via 104.9 in London, 97.7 in Manchester, Digital Radio and online right here.

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

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29 April 2010

Pretty Non Millionaires
















Did anyone catch Gabby Logan and Katherine Jenkins on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire last night? (27th April) They were asked the question:

Who launched the Pretty Green clothing label in 2009?

Neil Tennant, Liam Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker and Chris Martin.

Not exactly a tough question, yet these two lovely ladies couldn't make their mind up and chose to take the money!

Source: www.prettygreen.com

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Liam Fray Not Too Distraught At Oasis Demise



Taken from a inteview with Liam fray from The Courteeners, read the full interview here.

With his long sideburns and Noel Gallagher-type haircut, Liam may look like he’s modelled himself on Oasis, but he admits he’s not too distraught at their demise.

“They were a massive massive thing, it was a full movement, you only have to look at Italy and Japan and people are dressed in their parkas and whatever.

“But I think it’s good that they’ve finished, not good that they’ve split up, but they probably have a lot of different things they both want to do and get out of their system. They were a massive export.”

Source: www.islingtontribune.com

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May Day Deal From Pretty Green











To celebrate May Day and the beginning of what we hope will be a great British Summer, we would like to offer all of our members this special deal: Buy any two new pique polos for only £90. To activate the offer, please enter the correct promotional code at the checkout.

UNITED KINGDOM: MAYDAYUK
EUROPE: MAYDAYEU
JAPAN: MAYDAYJP
USA: MAYDAYUSA

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Halifax An Oasis For Liam Gallagher











Twitter was a-buzzin on Tuesday with news that Liam Gallagher, lead singer of one of Britpop’s most successful act Oasis, was spotted around Halifax shopping with his kids and wife Nicole Appleton.

The controversial rocker was enjoying a day around town during a stopover by a luxury Silversea Cruises ocean liner, popping into downtown stores like Argyle Street’s Biscuit.

Gallagher reportedly began recording his first post-Oasis material with former bandmates over the past winter and expects to release a new single in October with an album to follow in 2011.

Source: thechronicleherald.ca

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Oasis Fans Do You Have A Story About 'Let There Be Love'?



Pulse Films are looking for Oasis Fans who have a special place in their heart for Let There Be Love to take part in a documentary film about the fans for the fans.

As you may or may not already know we have been looking for fans across the world to tell their stories and have had a great many responses, however we would very much like to get a story about how Let There Be Love has affected you and your life.

We are particularly looking for female contributors and couples to take part. Maybe the song got you through a particularly trying time in your life; maybe you have a love story with a bit of a twist.

If you have an interesting, unusual, strange or out of the ordinary story that relates to Let There Be Love, please get in touch at oasis@pulsefilms.co.uk

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On This Day In Oasis History...











On April 29th 2000, Oasis played at the 'Maple Leaf Gardens' in Toronto, Canada.

Above are a few videos from the gig.

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Figures Reveal Oasis Made 13m In 2008




















New official figures show Oasis had a very lucrative final album with Dig Out Your Soul in 2008.

Recently filed accounts for Big Brother Records reveal Liam and Noel Gallagher earned £13million from record sales that year.

The two brothers were paid a salary of £144,000 and split a dividend of £3million between them.

It doesn't reveal their full earnings for the year because they also own Noise And Confusion Touring and Oasis Merchandising.

Noel is a regular Bizarre reader and pointed out that he hasn't spoken to Amorphous Androgynous since September last year and has not been demoing with Andy Bell and Gem Archer, like I told you earlier this week.

He has mainly been eating crisps, being a family man, watching Sky Sports News and following Manchester City.

Apologies, chief.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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28 April 2010

Best Official Oasis DVD











This month the poll in the right side menu is for the best Official DVD that Oasis have released to date.

The choices are

Live By The Sea
There And Then
Familiar To Millions
Definitely Maybe
Lord Don't Slow Me Down

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On This Day In Oasis History...







On April 28th 1996, Oasis played the second of two legendary sold-out concerts at Manchester's 'Maine Road' Stadium.

Above are a few videos from the gig. Footage from the two shows are available on the Official Oasis Video/DVD release 'There And Then'.

On April 28th 2000, Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer stopped by 'MuchMusic' studios in Canada to promote Oasis' fourth studio album 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants' and play a few songs.

Watch Part One of the interview and performance here, and here for part two.

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27 April 2010

Oasis Albums Featured In Top 125 Albums Of The Last 25 Years








SPIN Magazine has put two Oasis albums in the top 125 Albums of the last 25 years.

#71: Definitely Maybe

"For Oasis," SPIN wrote in 1996, "rock is a sport." And the game got started with Definitely Maybe, an assuming debut that "came on loud and brash...with songs about what life might be like as rock'n'roll stars." Soon after their first record, Oasis became rock'n'roll stars, of course -- thanks to a little-more-than-slightly absurd Britpop rivalry with Blur, as well as a notorious tendency to go big. As the magazine put it by the time Oasis made the cover, in 1997: "Amid this rather prudent, health-conscious decade of non-ostentation, Oasis have revived the grand rock tradition of hedonism and bad behavior."
http://www.spin.com/spin25/125-best-albums-past-25-years#page=6

#21 : (What's the Story) Morning Glory?

If Oasis wanted to claim they were bigger than the Beatles, then this was what stomped all over the "White Album". In 2003 SPIN pegged the record as essential britpop, singling out the track "Morning Glory" and its "sneering delirium worthy of Johnny Rotten, borne aloft on a towering inferno of guitar." The wild success of the album would later have Noel Gallagher wishing they'd taken some R&R before recording again. "We were fueled by youth and cocaine," he told the magazine in 2008. "We were surrounded by people telling us it was the greatest thing they'd ever heard."
http://www.spin.com/spin25/125-best-albums-past-25-years#page=11

Check out the full list here.

Source: www.spin.com

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Adam Ant Would Like To Fight With Liam Gallagher



Taken from a inteview with Adam Ant, read the full interview here.

I'm a punk rocker, I'm a pirate metal rocker now because these guys, metal, they look great, they're sexy, they play hardcore and they don't give a monkeys. And they look like Hayley. And you. So why not, fuck them. No really, I'd love to go on there. I'd love Paul Morley, Liam Gallagher talking about style. Oasis have been ruling the roost, remaking Beatles records and trying to convince people it's not. They've got one fucking song, 'Wonderwall'. What else you got? I mean, Noel's OK but hey, you ain't fucking Miles Davies, you certainly ain't fucking Bryan Ferry and you aint Adam Ant, Charlie."

He's won some kind of poll in Q magazine for the best front man ever

AA: "Well in my view he's the best backman. I mean, I've got a Q Award, I don't give a fuck. I gave it to me mum. Q, I mean fucking hell it must have cost them all of 30 pence, they can stick it up their ass. Those ones up there, the Ivor Novello awards, they're the only ones I've got in my flat because they are for songwriting, they're Oscars. I've not met the man, I mean he's probably a very nice chap…"

No he's not, I've met him

AA: "Marc Bolan was lovely. Bryan Ferry was lovely. Michael Jackson was lovely. Liza Minelli was lovely. I'm dropping these names because I fucking met these people and they taught me something: Be nice. People that are really brilliant are really nice, people that ain't got a lot of mouth. So here you go Liam, you cunt. I'd like to have a fight with him whichever way he wants: physically, mentally I'd beat him in anyway shape or form, I know that."

Well, if anyone ever needed a slap…

AA: "Yeah but he's probably got a very big bodyguard, but that's alright because I've got Hayley. I mean even the Spice Girls offered him out and he wouldn't take it."

Source: thequietus.com

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Listen To Noel Gallagher On TalkSport





Thanks to frjdoasis2

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Noel Gallagher Is On The Cover Of Next Months Q Magazine











Great review of the Royal Albert Hall show with some brilliant photos. Excellent coverage of Noels concerts. Includes a few brief interviews with fans.

Also in this months issue

Paul Weller interview
Paul McCartney interview
U2 dvd & new album review
Courteeners interview
Richard Ashcroft interview
Malcolm McLaren life story

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Ex Oasis Lads On A Double













Oasis stars Andy Bell and Gem Archer must have sore backsides from sitting on the fence.

Neither bass player Andy nor guitarist Gem have taken sides with either Liam or Noel Gallagher since the Oasis split last summer.

But Liam is about to get them into rehearsal for live dates later this year and Noel has also needed the lads for demo sessions.

So it's all pointing towards some difficult times when the inevitable clash of commitments happens.

A source said: "It's a tricky situation for Gem and Andy.

"They are working with both Liam and Noel. Liam's begun rehearsing tracks for his new project, while Noel has been doing demos of songs as well.

"It's great for Gem and Andy, though. They get paid twice, but it's bound to lead to trouble in the future."

I hear Noel has more than enough material for a solo album.

He's had house moving and family duties to take care of but once that has settled I'm sure he'll be back to work.

Especially after another taste of the action on stage with Paul Weller last week.

He has also been recording with dance producers Amorphous Androgynous.

Duo Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans are responsible for one of the best rave tracks of all time - 1991's Papua New Guinea, recorded under the name Future Sound Of London.

Last year the duo re-tooled Oasis single Falling Down to spectacular psychedelic effect.

A lot of people are excited to hear what tunes will emerge, me included.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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On This Day In Oasis History...












On April 27th 1996, Oasis played the first of two legendary sold-out concerts at Manchester's 'Maine Road' Stadium.

Above are a few videos from the gig. Footage from the two shows are available on the Official Oasis Video/DVD release 'There And Then'.

26 April 2010

Noel Gallagher Set For Big Screen In A 'Manchester City' Movie



















Manchester City FC and production company Endemol Sport have confirmed that they have teamed up to create what they are calling 'a landmark feature film' about the Premiership club.

Titled Blue Moon Rising, the film is set for release in cinemas in the Summer, with Endemol Worldwide Distribution handling TV and DVD distribution following its run-out on the silver screen.

The news follows on the back of rumours earlier in the year, suggesting that Endemol (which has a deal in place to help City build its brand globally) was set to make a TV documentary. At the time there was no indication that the production would secure a cinema release.

Blue Moon Rising focuses on a group of City fans through the 09/10 season, capturing their emotions in victory and defeat, while also taking the viewer (who we presume is also a fan) into the boardroom with exclusive footage and access to the club's new owners.

An interview with Noel Gallagher is also featured.

Manchester City's brand and marketing officer David Pullan said of the project: "Blue Moon Rising reinforces Manchester City's standing as the most fascinating story in the world of football.

"We wanted to give football fans around the world a unique insight into the club and its future by getting them close to the action in this unique year.

"It will be a lasting testimony to one of the most exciting years in Manchester City's history."

The film is directed by Stewart Sugg and produced by Nick London.

Endemol Sport MD Gregg Oldfield added: "This promises to be an entertaining, intimate, and funny film that reveals a passion for football rarely seen before on the silver screen."

Source: www.how-do.co.uk

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Noel Gallagher Talks To Talk Sport











Noel Gallagher made his weekly appearance on Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar last night (25 April) and spoke about the following:

Andy Goldstein: On last week’s show I said, ‘What have you got that’s exciting?’, and you said, ‘Something, but I can’t remember’...

Noel: “Yeah, I went to go and buy a suit. I didn’t get one cos I went... you.. obviously no one else knows this, but you said, ‘Oh Id go and see a guy’ blah blah, which is not really the best recommendation I’ve ever had in my life is the fashion which is Andy Goldstein, ‘Go and see my guy’- whatever, and he said to me, ‘It’s a guy called Terence Trout’, right, now that’s not a real name, I said to him, I’m not having that, there’s nobody born with a name Terence Trout, anyway, I went to Trouty’s gaff, right, and unfortunately the minute I walked in I got a phone call, me alarm was going off on me handset and I had to leg it, so I’ve not been back, so I didn’t get the suit.”

“Dr Octogon” theme tune:

Andy Goldstein: I got a letter which says,’Hi Andy and Jason, and greetings, Dr Octogon, shame the Dr Octogon jingle was deemed below par, so I’ve composed one myself.’ I’ve not heard this....
Noel: “Is this from Our Kid? It’s not from our Liam?”

(Play new Dr Octogon jingle)

Noel: “This guy obviously doesn’t understand the fundamental laws of jingles – they’re supposed to be short and sweet. That sounded like the drums of Burundi.... That’s rubbish.”

Andy Goldstein: He’s sent in a CD cover with your face on the front as Dr Octogon (link here: http://twitpic.com/1igyfd) I’ll send it to you, I’ll keep it... it’s unbelievable!

Noel: “Do me a favour – do not put it on your website!”

Andy Goldstein: Too late, it’s on Twitter already! The picture’s like you have just been told what’s on the TV.

Noel: “I tell you what – every time I’m stopped in the street by people, you know like autograph hunters that carry pictures?, every single picture that I sign of myself I look absolutely miserable.” “I can’t stand having me picture taken, it really, really nauses me up, I hate it.”

Man City

Noel: “I thought it all kinda went to plan yesterday, I thought Tottenham would get beat and I hoped we’d get a draw, but em, it’s all, if we win the next three games, it’s ours, but the big game is the Tottenham game, innit?, you know, but saying that, you’ve got to get past Villa, they’re still in it.” “I think next weekend decides everything – the Championship and 4th place, I think if we beat Tottenham we’ll do it because West Ham now haven’t got anything to play for, they’ll just be up for a kick about with Tevez.” “We don’t play Spurs til the Wednesday, we’ve got three games in that week, we play Villa Saturday, then Spurs on the Wednesday and then West Ham on the Sunday, it’s tough, plus we’ve got the Faroe Islands reserve goalkeeper!” “To be honest, the only positive I can take out of it is that he was a Mark Hughes signing, and Mark Hughes has signed some pretty good players for us. I thought he was just some... well, I don’t know where I thought they got him from, but apparently Mark Hughes kinda spotted him.” (Were you surprised, with all the money they have that goalkeeper wasn’t one of the areas they covered?) “Well, the lad Taylor we got from Villa has had his cartilage taken out, so it’s all been about the last couple of weeks, hasn’t it? But, you know, to be honest if I was City I’d be on the phone to Birmingham and saying, ‘Look, if he doesn’t come back in the next 48 hours, you’re not getting him next season.’” (I don’t think you can do that.) “We can do anything!! We’re owned by the Sheikh!! He owns the world, right, so we can do anything!”

Title Race

Noel: “Well, Liverpool have got the big game on Thursday, haven’t they?, so hopefully that’ll go to extra time and they’ll all be resting players, I can’t see Chelsea... if Chelsea would have just scraped it today, maybe the confidence would have been gone, but I think... what was it?,5-0?, I switched it off after 3-0.... What? 7-0? Well, it’s in the bag, really, innit?” (I don’t think Liverpool will want to win the game) “Regardless of that, Liverpool are not good enough to beat Chelsea... Liverpool are not good enough to draw against Chelsea, not when they are going for the double, I just don’t see it happening. I had a mate of mine, right, he’s a Liverpool fan and he’s texting me like, today, that they beat Burnley, and he’s like, ‘We’re still in it!”, and it’s like, look, even if City slip up, you’ve still got to beat Tottenham, right, you’ve still got to get more points than Tottenham, City and Tottenham aren’t going to slip up, and then you’ve still got to pass Villa – it’s not gonna happen! It’s not gonna happen, I mean the best they can hope for is winning the Uefa Cup, innit? I’d say if they won the Uefa Cup, that would be a great season for them, considering what’s happened.”

His trip to the Emirates on Saturday:

Noel: “I went to the Emirates on Saturday, and I ended up getting tickets for the directors box, I tell you, just let me list the people who were sat on my row... Fabio Capello, I didn’t speak to him, he looks a bit moody, do you know what I mean?, there was him, Stuart Pearce, Sven and his new bird – she’s not as nice as Nancy, but who is?, she’s alright, though, Terry Neill, Liam Brady, obviously all our Chief Executives and all that mob, and, this is the curve ball – Floella Benjamin! She’s Sven’s new bird! I was like, hang on a minute, England manager, Stuart Pearce – legend, yeah, all that, then, oh!, hello...” (Was she laughing by any chance?) “No, she was asleep like the rest of us. It was terrible, terrible, the best part of the game was when Adebayor came on, at least everyone livened up.”

Andy Goldstein: Are you going out to South Africa for the World Cup?

Noel: “I’m going.... well, I’ll tell you a story, I was gonna go but my missus is pregnant, right?, which is a bit of a bungle, really, cos we should’ve waited until after the World Cup, you know what I mean?, so I was planning on going, not for the month but anyway, I said, ‘Look, if they get to the semis... you know, I’m gonna go.’, and she started laughing, she’s like, ‘Semi finals? haha Yeah, whatever! Yeah, you can go!” So if they get there I’m gonna go for the last kinda few days, but I’m not really planning on it, to be honest. To be quite honest, getting around that country’s going to be really, really difficult, I don’t think they’ve got the infrastructure to deal with it.”

Plans for this week:

Noel: “I’ve got a wedding on Saturday, I’m going to be going, minus new suit. Then I’m getting my haircut, hopefully tomorrow.... eh, and then.... eh, I think that’s about, yeah, that’s it. You know what, last Sunday when I put the phone down and I thought, ‘Right, I’m gonna keep a diary of what I’ve done this week.’, and I kinda, I feel like I’m letting people down, I think like I should be telling people I walk around in a cape and a top hat, you know, but I kinda... I don’t do a great deal, I feel like I let people down when I’m in the queue at Waitrose, you know, buying stir-frys and stuff, you know what I mean?” (It’s not very rock n roll!) “No, it’s wok n roll!”

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Gem Archer Wearing Pretty Green
















Gem recently joined Paul Weller on stage for the launch of his new album 'Wake Up The Nation' with a storming set at the Relentless Garage in London.

Playing to a packed venue, Weller's set mixed new material with old classics as well as some of The Jam's back catalogue

Gem took to the guitar during a rousing rendition of The Jam's anthem 'Start!', while the night was closed with an encore of 'Come On Let's Go' and 'Pieces Of A Dream'.

Source: www.prettygreen.com

Photo credit: Tom Oldham at tomoldham.com

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24 April 2010

Noel Gallagher: I Was Italy's Lucky Mascot At World Cup 2006











Former Oasis man also reveals 'secret' about New Order's 'World In Motion'

Noel Gallagher has claimed he was a lucky mascot for Italy during their successful FIFA World Cup campaign in 2006.

Discussing his memories of the tournament on BBC's Football Focus programme, the former Oasis man revealed Azzurri player Alessandro Del Piero - a friend of Gallagher - believed he was a lucky charm for the side at the tournament.

The superstition started when Del Piero scored the winner for Italy in the semi-final of the tournament against Germany and ran towards Gallagher to celebrate.

"I was sat beside his wife. His wife reckons he was coming over to blow kisses at her, but what's actually happened is he's seen me and his wife happened to be there," Gallagher joked.

"He then gets it in his head that I'm his lucky mascot, so he said: 'You'll have to come to the final'. He made me wear the same clothes," he added.

Gallagher also claimed that New Order's 'World In Motion' - released to coincide with the 1990 World Cup - wasn't originally supposed to be a football song.

"They didn't write it specifically for that, I know for a fact it was just a song they had lying round and added a few words to," he said.

"I don't care what anybody says, the New Order song isn't really a World Cup song."

The full interview with Gallagher can be viewed on the BBC Sport website.

Source: www.nme.com

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Paul Weller On The Oasis Split

















Paul Weller once again discussed the Oasis split during a interview with The Independent, claiming Noel and Liam Gallagher were "going through the motions" before the band ended last year.

"I don't want to talk out of turn because I love Noel and Liam," he said. "You can see when someone's not happy. But I guess when you get to that sort of level and there's big business involved, it's harder to stop. I think ultimately it'll be better for music and for their own creativity."

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My World Cup - Noel Gallagher



Noel Gallagher looks back on his most memorable World Cup moments, including Italia '90, the Brazil kit, and why he was Italy's lucky charm at the 2006 finals.

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Noel Gallagher Is On Football Focus Later Today











Just to let you know that Noel Gallagher is on Football Focus later today.

BBC1 12:15pm-1:00pm (45 minutes) Sat 24 Apr (UK Only)

A short preview clip can be found here.

Thanks to Dougie

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Liam Gallagher Japanese Interview











As part of the Pretty Green Yen currency launch, Liam visited Japan last month to meet with stockists, press and enjoy the city of Tokyo.

The purpose of the trip was to promote the new S/S 10 collection and the ability to buy locally on line in yen. Liam also spent time in the city talking to stockists and press including Sense, Asahi, Fudge, Cut, Rockin On & Brutus.

Read the interviews here. (THE INTERVIEW IS IN JAPANESE) If anyone could do a translation it would be gratefully appreciated.

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On This Day In Oasis History...















"Some Might Say" is a song by British rock band Oasis and was released on the 24th April 1995.

The song was written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the first single to be released from their definitive second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? in 1995, and provided the band with their first #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

The track was apparently inspired by the Small Faces and/or T-Rex. It was the last Oasis track to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll, who was asked to leave the band before the main recording sessions for (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? when tensions arose between McCarroll and the Gallagher brothers. The rest of the tracks on the album feature Alan White on drums.

The sleeve artwork, shot at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire, England, features art director Brian Cannon's father with wheelbarrow and his mother with mop. Also pictured are Matthew Sankey, Cannon's aide and Carla Knox, barmaid of his local pub. Liam Gallagher can be seen on the bridge whilst Noel can be viewed with a watering can. Cannon himself rates this piece amongst his greatest works.

The planned promo video for the song was canceled due to Liam not turning up for the shoot. Instead, a makeshift video was created using footage from the "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and US "Supersonic" videos.

Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.



Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.

In the UK

CD CRESCD 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:38

7" CRE 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

12" CRE 204T
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24

Cassette CRECS 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

In Japan
CD ESCA-6251
"Some Might Say" - 5:27
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:39
"Some Might Say" (Demo) - 6:47
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:16

In Australia
CD HES 664059-2

B-sides
Aside from the title song, the single boasts some of Oasis' finest B-sides, all of which were deemed worthy to grace the critically acclaimed Masterplan album. "Talk Tonight", is one of many acoustic B-side tracks sung by Noel, and was, at the time, the most vulnerable song he had attempted. It was inspired by the near-breakup of the band in Los Angeles in autumn 1994, when Noel walked out without telling anyone and headed for San Francisco.

The B-side "Acquiesce" was released as part of the Stop the Clocks EP in promotion their compilation album, Stop the Clocks.

In an interview promoting the compilation album, Stop the Clocks, Noel stated that "Some Might Say" is the "archetypical Oasis song' and 'defines what Oasis is". Noel added later in the interview that along with "Some Might Say", its b-side, "Acquiesce", was also the song that defined Oasis.

The song also appears on Stop the Clocks, as do two of the b-sides. Suprisingly, this means that the "Some Might Say" single contains the fourth largest number of tracks to appear on Stop the Clocks of any Oasis release (after Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory and The Masterplan). Therefore, more songs from this single ended up on Stop the Clocks than Don't Believe the Truth (2 songs), Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry (1 song each) and Be Here Now (no songs from this album appear on Stop the Clocks).

"Some Might Say" is a playable track in both Guitar Hero World Tour and The European version of Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.

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May Day Deal From Pretty Green











To celebrate May Day and the beginning of what we hope will be a great British Summer, we would like to offer all of our members this special deal: Buy any two new pique polos for only £90. To activate the offer, please enter the correct promotional code at the checkout.

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23 April 2010

18 Years Of Oasis Documentary Needs Your Stories








For an up and coming documentary celebrating 18 years of Oasis, we want to hear your stories of the moments that defined your experience as a fan…

Whether it was that faithful night at Knebworth where you met your wife to the sound of Definitely Maybe, or how you were one of the first to see the potential behind the phenomenon after listening to Supersonic at an early gig that changed your life. We want to know how the key moments in your life were played out to a soundtrack of Oasis songs that have resonated in your head ever since…

We’re hoping to tell the 18 years story of Oasis from the fans perspective, so we’d like to hear your stories from any point in Oasis’ career so far upto and including the present day. Each story will ideally relate to your experience of a certain song and how it came to mean something significant for your own very personal reason. Stories can be big and small, happy or sad, emotional, inspiring, incredible or hilarious… but above all personal and referring to an experience that’s unique to you. Ideally we’re looking for stories we can get our teeth into: locations we can revisit; the story of an obsession that has persisted to this day; of how your family has come to be defined by Oasis… Stories we can explore in more than simply one line of dialogue…

A number of successful stories will be invited to take part in the film, which might for example involve revisiting Knebworth, or traveling back to relive the holiday of a lifetime that you’ll forever associate with Champagne Supernova…

Anyone interested should contact Pulse Films – sending through contact details and a summary of your story to oasis@pulsefilms.co.uk

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Xfm Goes Britpop












This weekend on air, we’ll be harking back to the mid 90s glory days.

All weekend, we’ll be taking a wide legged swagger down memory lane and dedicating our schedule to Britpop. We’ll be racking up the classics – Oasis, Blur, Supergrass – and spinning the belters you haven’t heard for ages. Yes, that is likely to include bangers by Elastica, Kula Shaker, Bluetones and, yes, Menswear.

The Live Hour at 9pm on Sunday will also be devoted to our beloved mid-90s indie heroes. Hear songs from the legendary Oasis performance at Knebworth in 1996, Blur’s reunion shows in Hyde Park last year and Supergrass from Oxford’s Zodiac in 2002.

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

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Vote For The Best English Band Ever









Voting has opened on Gigwise to find your favourite English band for St George’s Day.

You can vote on a host of acts, including The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Beatles.

Other acts in our Rate or Slate feature include Morrissey, Primal Scream, Oasis, Joy Division and Blur.

All you have to do cast your vote is click here and help us find The Best English Band Of All Time.

Forget the general election and celebrate St George's Day instead.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Russell Brand: 'I Didn't Cause Oasis Split'
















He rubbishes Liam Gallagher's claim...

Russell Brand has denied he was responsible for the break-up of Oasis.

Earlier this month, singer Liam Gallagher appeared to suggest his brother Noel’s friendship with Brand was behind the split last year.

He also compared Noel and the comedian to Neil and Christine Hamilton.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Brand said he had spoken to Noel about Liam’s comments, and that the only people to blame for the band’s break-up were the band themselves.

“Yeah, that was a bit odd,” Brand said. “I spoke to Noel about that.

“Look it's not like you're in a band for years and then you start hanging out with Russell Brand and it's over – as if the two things are mutually exclusive.

“The only people responsible for the breakup of Oasis are in Oasis.”

Brand added: “I don't want to be the Oasis Yoko Ono without even getting to have sex with John Lennon!”

The comedian’s comments came in the same interview in which he claimed that exposing young musicians to hard drugs would help strengthen the music industry.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Didn't Paul And Noel Do Weller







Rock's bigwigs joined forces for the smallest gig either of them have played in years.

Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher tore up this tiny London club - with a capacity of just 600 - to launch the latest offering from the Modfather.

Weller debuted a string of thumping new tracks from his Wake Up The Nation - on course for No1 on Sunday - on Wednesday night.

Then Oasis axe man Noel pitched up and the pair performed the Gallagher-penned Mucky Fingers as well as Weller's own Echoes Round The Sun.

Gripping renditions of classics including Wild Wood and a final triumphant airing of vintage JAM hit Start concluded a special night.

And I wasn't the only one who enjoyed listening to the rock Lords.

Comic Alan Davies even queued up at the North London venue's stage door to get the great Weller's signature after the show.

If you want to experience a man on top of his game look out for Virgin Media's Music On Demand service in June, when the gig will be broadcast

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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Best Official Oasis DVD











This month the poll in the right side menu is for the best Official DVD that Oasis have released to date.

The choices are

Live By The Sea
There And Then
Familiar To Millions
Definitely Maybe
Lord Don't Slow Me Down

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22 April 2010

Pretty Green UK Shipping Costs Reduced


















Pretty Green has just changed it's UK shipping rates from £6.00 to £3.50.

Source: www.prettygreen.com

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Rihanna Covers Oasis' Wonderwall



Rihanna performed in Zurich Monday night for her Last Girl On Earth tour, and much is being made of the fact that she was rushed to the hospital directly after due to a minor rib injury (she’s okay, and has since been carrying on with her tour).

One thing that has been overlooked is that earlier in the night recently dethroned chart queen RiRi decided to channel the Gallagher brothers by covering Oasis’ “Wonderwall” during her Swiss set. Catch Rihanna leading the audience in a sing-along to the classic tune after the jump.

Source: idolator.com

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Is This Really Liam Gallagher’s New Band?




















Oasis fans have been waiting patiently for news of the Gallagher brothers’ future plans. But it looks like there’ll be a few fights before their respective solo careers get off the ground.

Sky Songs has heard that Liam Gallagher’s new, as yet unnamed, band will feature his old Oasis mates Gem Archer and Andy Bell.

Noel Gallagher is also said to be putting a new band together, featuring… er, Gem Archer and Andy Bell. Oh dear.

In addition, Liam’s band will include former Robbie Williams drummer Chris Sharrock, while Noel is said to have recruited Jay Darlington, former keyboard player with Kula Shaker.

Andy Bell’s going to be a busy lad since he’s also been recording demos for a new album by none other than Adam Ant. You heard it here first.

Source: www.songs.sky.com

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Noel Gallagher Joins Paul Weller At London Gig











Noel Gallagher was the surprise special guest at Paul Weller's show at the London Relentless Garage on Wednesday, April 21.

NME.com reports that Gallagher joined the ex-Jam mainman for a version of Oasis' album track, 'Mucky Fingers,' from 2005's 'Don't Believe the Truth,' and Weller's 2008 single, 'Echoes Round the Sun'.

The gig was to mark the April 19 release of Weller's new album, 'Wake Up the Nation.' Meanwhile, Gallagher has been talking about the rough and tumble nature of his long-standing relationship with "The Modfather" -- saying he's a "nightmare" to go out on the town with.

In an interview with radio station Talk Sport, the former Oasis mainman said, "I guess Weller's my oldest friend, I suppose, and I don't mean the fact that he's, like, 50. There's an unwritten law that I never go out with him, 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."

As Spinner reported on April 21, the man who attacked the Gallagher rocker at the Virgin Festival in Toronto in 2008, leaving him with three broken ribs, has avoided jail.

Danny Sullivan, 48, was sentenced to 12 months of house arrest after he pleaded guilty to assault, causing bodily harm.

Source: www.spinnermusic.co.uk

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Gallagher Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest!



An intoxicated renovator who attacked Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on a Toronto concert stage was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months house arrest.

Daniel Sullivan of Pickering eluded security, ran on stage and pushed Gallagher from behind during the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008.

Gallagher broke three ribs when he fell against a speaker and Oasis was forced to cancel concerts in Paris and New York.

“Severe intoxication is the only plausible explanation for behaviour that makes no other sense,” Justice Richard Schneider said.

“It is clear we will have no conclusive answer as to what precipitated this event.”

Schneider also ordered Sullivan to abstain from alcohol for 12 months.

In November, Sullivan, 48, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

Sullivan’s lawyer, John Collins, characterized his client as “the quintessential first offender,” a man of otherwise good character, who has accepted full responsibility for his actions, is ashamed of what he has done, and is profoundly sorry for his actions.”

A pre-sentence report depicted Sullivan’s background as “unremarkable.” It said he “doesn’t have a history of difficulties with alcohol, drugs, violence or any mental health issues.”

Sullivan, who has been married for 20 years and has three young children, always has been gainfully employed and participates in a small theatre group and with his son’s soccer team, court heard.

Sullivan apologized Wednesday to Gallagher and the court. He declined to comment afterward, saying he is being sued, along with the concert promoters and a private security company, for $2.1 million by Gallagher. A claim has been issued in Ontario.

The judge permitted Sullivan to go to work, attend medical appointments and shop once a week. But the judge rejected Sullivan’s request to attend his theatre group and his son’s soccer games.

Gallagher said in a victim impact statement that it felt like he’d been “hit by a bus,” needed months of rehabilitation and is still in pain.

Crown attorney Ruth Kleinhenz sought up to nine months in jail, saying Sullivan’s crime is “too serious for a conditional sentence to be considered.”

“Mere intoxication cannot explain the event and that perhaps it was driven by a need for ‘15 minutes of fame.’ This deliberate act should be seen as more serious than one derived from mere drunkenness,” said Schneider in summing up the Crown’s view.

Source: www.torontosun.com

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Ex Oasis Man To Run The London Marathon This Weekend




















Ex Oasis drummer Alan White will be running the London Marathon on April 25th for the Alzheimer's Society, you can sponsor him by clicking here.

Keep up to date with what Alan's up to on his myspace page www.myspace.com/whiteyalan

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21 April 2010

No Jail For Noel Gallagher's Attacker











The man who attacked Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher as he performed on a Toronto stage received a conditional sentence of 12 months Wednesday, meaning no jail time.

He’ll serve his sentence in the community under house arrest.

Daniel Sullivan, 48, of Pickering, Ont. had pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

The father of three said he was so drunk he couldn’t remember how he got backstage at the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008 and pushed Gallagher from behind.

Sullivan was then tackled by security guards as he approached Gallagher’s younger brother, singer Liam.

Gallagher suffered three broken ribs and the band was forced to cancel several concerts.

“I just want to express my sincere apology to the victim,” Sullivan told the court.

The Crown was seeking a sentence of six to eight months in jail. Defence had asked for the conditional sentence.

Source: www.thestar.com

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Man Who Shoved Oasis' Gallagher To Be Sentenced In Toronto Courtroom Today












The man who shoved Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher so hard that the rocker said he felt like he "had been hit by a bus" is to be sentenced Wednesday in a Toronto court.

Daniel Sullivan ran on stage and pushed Gallagher from behind into his speakers during a music festival in September 2008. Gallagher said in a victim impact statement that he has undergone months of rehabilitation and doses of pain killers, but still suffers from pain.

Gallagher suffered three broken ribs and the band was forced to cancel concerts in Paris and New York.

Sullivan, a 48-year-old Pickering, Ont., contractor, pleaded guilty to causing bodily harm.

He admitted he was drunk and couldn't remember how he got backstage at the Virgin Music Festival.

His lawyer said the combination of daily stress, alcohol and keeping a business afloat during a recession led to the attack.

In videos taken by fans that went viral on YouTube, Sullivan is seen storming the stage and pushing Gallagher into his floor monitors while the band performed their 1995 hit (What's the Story) Morning Glory."

A flailing Sullivan is then tackled by security guards as he approaches Gallagher's younger brother, singer Liam.

The Crown is seeking a sentence of six to eight months in jail - suggesting that Sullivan, an amateur actor, had perhaps been seeking his 15 minutes of fame.

Gallagher has also launched a $2-million civil lawsuit against Sullivan.

In addition to a string of hits in the '90s the band is also known for the bickering between the Gallagher brothers. The remaining members disbanded earlier this year after Noel left the band last August after an altercation with Liam.

Source: www.winnipegfreepress.com

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Adidas Originals 'Making The Commercial' With Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, David Beckham And More





Check out this behind the scenes footage from the set of the shoot for Adidas latest commercial, The Street Where Originality Lives. The clip features interviews with some of the spectacular dancers and models who were a part of the experience.

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20 April 2010

Adam Ant Collaborating With 'Member Of Oasis' On New Album?



Plus Ant tells NME.COM he wants to release a Malcolm McLaren tribute single.

Adam Ant has confirmed to NME.COM that he is working on his first album in 15 years, and that an ex-Oasis member reportedly plays on it.

The album, which will be named 'Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner's Daughter', also features collaborations with former 3 Colours Red guitarist Chris McCormack and Ant's long-time songwriting partner Marco Pirroni.

He said that "one of the songs features a member of Oasis". Morrissey's writing partner Boz Boorer is also understood to have contributed to the album.

According to Ant, the album is a "live record that lends itself to performance" and will feature a "kind of concept. It's a very old fashioned, old school, step-by-step album".

In addition, Ant has recorded a song in tribute to the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who died earlier this month, and who also once managed Adam & The Ants.

Named 'Who's A Goofy Bunny Then?', the track was only previously available as a demo recorded in the early '80s, but Ant says he wants to release a new version in tribute to the late punk manager.

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Source: www.nme.com

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On This Day In Oasis History...



Liam Gallagher made a brief appearance on 'Hells Kitchen' on April 20th 2005.

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19 April 2010

Oasis One Of The Most Played Artists On LAST.FM




















Chart hit Mr Brightside by US band The Killers has been named the most played song since the launch of online service last.fm.

And the chart - compiled to mark 40 billion plays on the streaming service - makes good reading for British bands who make up six of the top ten.

It launched in 2003.

Muse was the top UK act at number two, with Oasis, Coldplay and Radiohead also in the upper reaches of the list.

Last.fm recommends similar music choices to users each time they "scrobble" or play a song.

Users scrobble up to 800 songs per second when use of the service is at its peak.

Lady GaGa is the only woman to feature in the top 20 with Poker Face at number six with just over 6 million plays. It is also the most recent song, released only last year.

Mr Brightside was played 7.66 million times.

Source: The Press Association

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Noel Gallagher Talks To TalkSport




















Noel was on Andy Goldstein’s Sport Bar on Talk Sport last night (Sunday 18 April) and spoke about the following:

His circle of friends: “I actually bumped into Mike Pickering today in the park (Regents Park), I socialise with him and some other people from bands when they’re in town, but not really... Weller, maybe... but I’ve not got a massive circle of, I like to keep myself to myself.” “I’ve got lots of mates but they’re kinda in bands so they’re never really in the same place at the same time, if I’m not on tour, my mates in Kasabian will be off on tour, or Weller will be doing summat so it’s very rare we’re all together at the same time.” “My best mate is, he’s not famous, he’s just kinda, he’s just my mate, his name’s Strageboy. He used to play keyboards in Oasis in ’97 and he was just like a mate of a mate but he came on tour with us to play keyboards and we were at an airport lounge one afternoon and I was just looking at him, going, ‘he’s just really weird’, you know, and the name Strangeboy stuck and I guess he’s my best mate, but I’ve got another best mate who lives up in Manchester, but I guess my best mate in London would be... I guess Weller’s my oldest friend, I suppose, and I don’t mean the fact that he’s like 50, I mean the fact that I’ve known him for a long time, I’ve known him for about 12 years.” “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.”

Man City’s loss to Man U: “I haven’t got any complaints, United wanted it more, I just thought City were really flat and very Italian. I thought we got what we deserved, which was nothing, it seemed like Mancini had settled for a draw on the hour, you know what I mean, and United kept coming, coming and coming and to be quite honest, although I did swear at the television and nearly threw it out the window when he scored, you could kinda see it coming, you know what I mean?, they wanted it more. I felt pretty let down by the end of it, but no complaints on the score.” “We got away with it in the first half, but the way Mancini played it in the previous two derbies, he never went for it in the first half, anyway, but I cannot believe that he never got his head around putting somebody on Scholes in the second half and I had a real problem with him taking, not so much taking off Johnson, but if he had taken off Johnson and put on Wright-Phillips, when Wright-Phillips came on he had Evra booked within five minutes, so it would have put him under pressure, but he puts on Viera, it’s like, you know, come on, I mean we’re supposed to be going for the Champions League here, it’s like we’re not gonna get it by drawing games, you know.” “When Tevez was going on about the players being tired in the week I was thinking, ‘Oh come on! You’re only kicking a football around twice a day’, but they did, de Jong and Barry have started virtually every single game for the last six months, and Tevez has played for Man United, obviously he’s a professional, he knows what he’s on about and he’s been there in the Champions League and he’s won the Premiership so he knows what it takes, I thought they looked a bit tired, I thought there was no zip to the game, I thought there was no, I thought there was no drive going forward, but you don’t know whether they’re told that by the manager, to keep their energy and stuff, but they did look tired, I’ve got to say.”

Man City’s chances of finishing 4th: “In a way, United winning has given them something to play for, if we had put United out of the title race yesterday they’d have had nothing to play for at Old Trafford, so hopefully they’ll do Tottenham. If we can get something, anything at the Emirates then it’ll stand us in good stead but I still think it’ll go down to the last game.”

His opinion on Mancini: “He’s not the guy who is gonna, em, as long as Hiddink and Mourinho are out there then they’re the two guys that everybody’s gonna be talking about. I’m afraid, you know, if you want a nil-nil draw away on the last day of the season, then he’s probably your man, but you’ve got to go out and win games in the Premier League, it’s as simple as that, you know, you’re not gonna get anything for nothing in our league, it’s not like Italy. I think he’s history at the end of the season, anyway, I think he’s gone at the end of the season, you don’t give someone a six month contract, do you, you know what I mean? If he’s your man, you give him a five year contract and that’s the end of it, you don’t give someone a six month contract and then a three year one on top of that, IF you get in the Champions League.” “I think for City to attract the top top players, like Kaka and all that, you know, they’ve got.. players wanna play for the big, glamorous managers, that’s my opinion, anyway, and I’m not sure whether, I’m not sure whether Mancini, well, tactically he doesn’t seem to have it for me, but I think until they get somebody like Mourinho or Hiddink, that can inspire the players then, you know, I think they’ll always be looking. But you wouldn’t hear any players coming out and criticising Mourinho’s methods, would you?, cos they’re in awe of him, right, for Tevez to come out and say that in the week leading up to the derby there’s got to be something going on, and there’s been rumours that Bellamy’s had a pop at him and all that kinda of thing, so, you know, there must be something not right. He seems like a nice enough guy and all that, and obviously he’s kinda done the business in Italy but this isn’t Italy, you know, there are no easy games in our league.”

His plans for the week: “I’m gonna get me hair cut this week and.. hang on a minute, I’ve got something to do this week... I’ve got something important to do this week.... dono... I can’t remember what I’m doing, I’m getting old, I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing...”

Thanks as always to Dougie

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Liam Gallagher Interview In This Month's 'GQ Style' Magazine
















Liam Gallagher is interviewed and photographed in the new issue of GQ Style.

Thanks to Mr Monobrow

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18 April 2010

Jay-Z Sings Oasis' Wonderwall At Coachella Festival



Jay reprised his cover of 'Wonderwall' at Coachella Festival on Friday night.

Much of the 90-minute set featured guitars with samples and backing tracks from The Doors, The Prodigy and even U2 being added in at various junctures.

In an echo of last year's Glastonbury performance, he also used a breakbeat-augmented snippet of Oasis' 'Wonderwall'.

Towards the end of the show, Jay-Z devoted a segment of the set to cover early parts of his career which culminated in a mass sing-a-long of 'Hard Knock Life'.

He then invited Beyonce on stage to duet with him on the finale of 'Young Forever' as fireworks lit up the desert sky behind them.

Source: www.nme.com

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Diana Vickers On Meeting Oasis



Taken from a short interview for The Metro.

Have you ever asked anyone for their autograph?

Noel and Liam Gallagher. I was 10 and saw them at an airport in Majorca. I was really into Oasis at the time. They had a photo taken with me and were really lovely.

Read the full interview by clicking here, and go to page 10.

Thanks to JD

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17 April 2010

Noel Gallagher To Use Choir On Solo Record




















Noel Gallagher wants to use a choir on his forthcoming solo LP. The former "Oasis" guitarist, who quit the band August 2009 following a series of explosive rows with his brother, frontman Liam Gallagher, wants the Crouch End Festival Chorus to appear on the record after performing with them at London's Royal Albert Hall last month.

"I was speaking to Noel's manager about this and I was saying to him," David Temple, the choir's conductor, said. "We'll get the very best out of the choir if we get any recording. It'd be in a studio, we'd love it."

While Noel has said little about his solo record, Liam has revealed his is working with his fellow former Oasis' band mates, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, but won't be reprising the name because he hates it. He said, "It's not Oasis. That was a s**t name anyway. I'm glad to see the back of it."

"There's one that we're digging at the moment, but we're going to get on with the music and see how it goes. If we haven't got a better one by then, we'll go with the one we're into."

"We'll be on stage this year, without a doubt. We're halfway through the record, the demos, that is. We're in the studio this April to see if this producer works out. If he does, we'll crack on with the album through June and July."

Source: www.celebrity-mania.com

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16 April 2010

Ex Oasis Man To Run The London Marathon




















Ex Oasis drummer Alan White will be running the London Marathon on April 25th for the Alzheimer's Society, you can sponsor him by clicking here.

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15 April 2010

Paul Weller: 'Oasis Split Was Best Outcome For Noel And Liam Gallagher'



Paul Weller says Oasis’ split last year was the best possible outcome for brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher.

The Manchester group disbanded after guitarist Noel said he could no longer work with his brother.

“I feel the weight's been lifted from both of their shoulders and creatively it's going to be better for everyone,” Weller told XFM.

Noel and Liam are currently working on solo albums, and Weller, who is friends with both, said he expected their new projects to be “really good”.

“Lovely boys. They're all good. They're all buzzing,” he added.

Weller is currently promoting his new album, ‘Wake Up The Nation’, which is released on Monday (April 19).

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Best Official Oasis DVD











This month the poll in the right side menu is for the best Official DVD that Oasis have released to date.

The choices are

Live By The Sea
There And Then
Familiar To Millions
Definitely Maybe
Lord Don't Slow Me Down

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