31 May 2011

Noel Gallagher: Manchester United's Champions League Loss Makes Season Perfect For City Fans

Noel Gallagher joins Andy and Bobby on talkSPORT for a Sunday sermon.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Liam Gallagher's Thoughts On Death

Liam Gallagher has been talking to Q Mag about his thoughts on death, the Beady Eye front man said: “I don’t think about death. Nah, man. I mean, it’s gonna happen, innit? But, y’know – think about it then. Just before it happens.”

Liam Gallagher Is The Face Of The Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker

Liam Gallagher is the face of the Philips Fidelio docking speaker. Click here for more news on Liam, his sound obsession and Philips Fidelio.

Video: Beady Eye In Hamburg

Below are a few videos from yesterday's Beady Eye gig at the Große Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany.

30 May 2011

The Last Thing Liam Gallagher Stole Was A Mountain Bike

The singer made his name in rock band Oasis alongside his brother Noel Gallagher, and is now promoting his new group Beady Eye. He has revealed a naughty moment from his past, when he decided to help himself to someone else’s property.

"Last time I stole was when I was a kid, man," Liam told Q Magazine. "A mountain bike. I was walking home and I thought, ‘F**k this, I’m knackered, there’s a bike there.’ It wasn’t locked up. It was outside some f**king shop. I thought, ‘I’ll have a go of that.’ Took it home and sold it, 50 quid."

Now a father himself, Liam would never condone such behaviour. He has one child with wife Nicole Appleton and two kids from other relationships and says being a dad has changed him. When he was a young man his only thought was for himself, but now his loved ones and foremost in his mind at all times.

"I’d go and get f**king trolleyed," he revealed, when asked what he’d do if the world was ending. "But you don't want to be doing that when you’ve got kids, do you? You’d have to just go and grab your kids and you missus and have a f**king super-cuddle."

Source: www.musicrooms.net

Beady Eye At The 'Wind Music Awards' Italy

Click here for a number of pictures of Beady Eye at the Wind Music Awards in Italy on Friday (27th May), the band played 'Millionaire' and 'The Roller'.

The performance will be broadcast in Italy, on the 7th, 14th and 21st of June.

Beady Eye Roll Into Hamburg

Beady Eye will play at Große Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, today (May 30th).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will do my best to get them on the site.

Visit my newly launched Beady Eye fan site www.standingontheedgeofthenoise.com by clicking here.

On This Day In Oasis History...

Don't Believe The Truth is the sixth studio album by Oasis, released on May 30, 2005. It reached #1 in the UK Albums Chart with first week sales of just under 238,000. The album entered the U.S. charts at #12, the highest any Oasis album has reached there since 1997 with Be Here Now, although its chart stay was brief. The album went triple platinum in the UK in the first week of 2006, and is the ninth fastest selling album there. As of August 2006, Don't Believe the Truth has sold approximately 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Every member of the band contributed to the writing of tracks for the album, and the album is the first where all duties were divided between the bandmembers. On some of the tracks regular bass player Andy Bell handled guitar, while Gem and Noel contributed bass to other songs. Don't Believe the Truth is the first Oasis record to feature the drumming of Zak Starkey, who replaced Oasis' longtime member Alan White.

Liam also had a larger impact on the album by his developing songwriting. Noel has said that this album is his favourite of Oasis' last four, because all members have contributed to it. This, he claims, has given it a different feel to a typically Noel-written Oasis album.

The band embarked on a massive world-wide tour and started off at the London Astoria for their Don't Believe the Truth Tour.


The recording process for Don't Believe the Truth was prolonged. The album was originally supposed to be released around summer/autumn 2004, with an initial 3-4 week session produced by Death in Vegas. The recording finally began after Alan White's departure in January 2004 at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, the same place where Oasis had recorded their debut album Definitely Maybe. These sessions were completed but the band weren't happy with the results.

Noel has commented since on numerous occasions that there was no problem with the work done by Death In Vegas, but he felt the songs they were working on were simply not good enough to form a record, and felt a break was needed in which new material would have to be written. In Noel's words: "we were trying to polish a turd". Around 10 tracks were worked on with Death In Vegas of which, according to Noel, 6 were "not even good enough to make the b-sides". Four of the tracks which eventually appeared on the album were worked on with Death In Vegas, those songs being: "Turn Up The Sun", "Mucky Fingers", "A Bell Will Ring" and "The Meaning of Soul", although all of these had extra work done to them or were re-recorded before being released.

After a short break in which many new songs, including "Let There Be Love", "Lyla" and "Part Of The Queue" were written, the band reconvened at their Wheeler End Studios with Noel as producer. The band were joined on these sessions by The Who's drummer Zak Starkey. In June 2004, Oasis debuted two new songs from these sessions, the Liam-written "The Meaning of Soul" and the Gem-written "A Bell Will Ring" at two live shows in Poole and at the Glastonbury Festival.

After hearing of the band's production problems from Oasis manager Marcus Russell, American producer Dave Sardy expressed interest in taking over production duties. Sardy was given tapes of existing recording sessions to mix, and after his work was praised by the band, he arrived in the UK to oversee new recording sessions at Olympic Studios in London. These sessions didn't last long before he asked the band to travel to Los Angeles and re-record most of the album there, as he felt more comfortable working in a studio closer to home. With the band eventually agreeing to this, recording sessions began at Capitol Studios in October 2004 with the band spending around 9 weeks there.


The decision to have the leadoff single, "Lyla", on the album was a controversial one, prompted by the label's feeling that there wasn't a suitable lead single among the tracks originally presented. As a result, the decision was taken to record "Lyla", a song which Noel had written and demoed a year previously, but which wasn't recorded by the band during the previous recording sessions. It was decided that Dave Sardy would remix Noel's original demo with Liam recording a set of lead vocals and Zak adding a fresh drum track. "Lyla" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number nineteen on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. After having initial reservations about the choice of the first single being taken out of the hands of the band, Noel, who initially wanted "Mucky Fingers" to be the first single, has now reluctantly conceded that the song has indeed "done the business".

In April 2005, four tracks from a promo disc leaked: "The Meaning of Soul", "Mucky Fingers", "Keep the Dream Alive", and "Let There Be Love". The full album found its way onto the Internet on May 3, 2005, when Apple Inc. accidentally put the album up early for sale on their iTunes Music Store service in Germany. While there was no official comment by Apple or by Oasis management, it was speculated that Apple simply got "May 30" confused with "May 03" or "May 3".

Watch the promo video for Lyla HERE
Watch the promo video for The Importance Of Being Idle HERE
Watch the promo video for Let There Be Love HERE

Gallery: Beady Eye In Denmark

Click here for a few pictures of Beady Eye who played at the Jelling music festival in Denmark, yesterday (May 29th).

29 May 2011

Beady Eye Roll Into Denmark

Beady Eye will play at the Jelling music festival in Denmark, today (May 29th).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com and I will do my best to get them on the site.

Visit my newly launched Beady Eye fan site www.standingontheedgeofthenoise.com by clicking here.

Happy Birthday Noel Gallagher

Happy Birthday to Noel Gallagher who is 44 today.

28 May 2011

‘Upside Down’ And Special Guests At The 100 Club

‘Upside Down’ presents a special one-off event in London’s legendary 100 Club on Wednesday June 8th. After screening the film, we’ll be joined for a live set by ‘The Loft’. Mark Gardener will close the evening on the decks. A night not to be missed, in an iconic venue. Tickets are on sale here. now.

Meanwhile a couple of days later, on Friday June 10th, there’s a screening in Oxford, home of Ride and Swervedriver. Messrs. O’Connor and Gardener will attend what will be our most intimate screening to date. A very limited amount of tickets are still available here.

Oasis Feature In New Compilation Album

The Anthems series has easily established itself as the market leader of genre based compilations. Electronic 80’s was the first to veer away from the usual dance model and since then Ministry of Sound have continued to push the boundaries and release the very best music from genres including Disco, R&B & Hip Hop.

Over two million sales later and with the festival season upon us, guitar music is preparing to rise once again. In perfect timing for the father’s day gifting market what better time to celebrate the best of the bands and their greatest songs so far?

Kicking off with The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’ the chronological look through the years travels from Punk (Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop) to Brit Pop (Oasis, Blur, Suede) right through to the trend setting newcomers from recent years (Franz Ferdinand, Kooks, Libertines). 3CD’s of classic song writing that will be celebrated for generations to come.

Click here for the full track listing.

27 May 2011

Liam Gallagher Talks Pretty Green, Noel And More

The man with the fringe talks to Hannah Nathanson about competing with his brother and having his first drink in five months

How did you celebrate Man City winning the FA Cup?

Oh, man, that was good. I hadn't had a drink for five months and I had a little drink that day and then went back to celebrate at my house. We didn't go mad or anything but I'm still buzzing. It was a long time coming.

Has Noel listened to your new band?

I'm sure he's had a listen. I don't think he's got Beady Eye on his iPod and he probably doesn't listen to it daily, but he's a music lover and Different Gear, Still Speeding is a top-notch album.

Will you listen to his new solo album?

Definitely. I want to see if it's as good as the ones I sang on.

Do you feel pressure to escape the Oasis legacy?

No, I'll always be Oasis, it's in my veins. I'm never going to get away from it and I don't want to get away but I'm not doing it any more. You'd go mad if you had to explain yourself every time someone said, 'Are you from Oasis?' It's easier just to say, 'Yeah, that's me.' I like the same music now that I liked then. I've no reason to escape from it because I'm very proud of it.

Why did you start a fashion label?

I just like clothes, I always have. I wouldn't call myself a fashion designer, though. When I first saw our shop in Carnaby Street I thought, 'This is f***ing cool, this will do.' There's a lot of history there, it's where The Stones and The Who bought their clothes.

OK, but how much do you actually do?

I have my little take on it every now and again but there's a big team around me. I put my ideas across and then they're... expanded.

Who has the final say on an item of clothing?

I try it on and if it makes me feel good and gives me a kick then it goes in and if it doesn't, it goes in the bin. I go through everything with a fine-tooth comb.

Who would you choose as a brand ambassador?

There's no one better than me. I wouldn't mind getting a bit of Pretty Green on the Queen, though. She's still got a spring in her step.

Why the name Pretty Green?

It's an old Jam song. I wouldn't have called it Liam Gallagher. We tried that in the 1990s with a shoe collection but it's just f***ing stupid.

Do the other members of Beady Eye wear it?

There's no gun to their head forcing them to, but they seem to like it, which is good.

Source: thisislondon.co.uk

Follow Alan McGee On Twitter

You can now follow Alan Mcgee on Twitter by clicking here.

Beady Eye's Support In Toronto

Beady Eye's support for the gig in Toronto on June 20th, will be from 'The Hippy Mafia'.

For more details click here.

The Beatles V Oasis Mashup

Click here to listen to a mashup of Oasis' 'Wonderwall' and The Beatles 'A Day In The Life' by Daft Beatles.

26 May 2011

The Dig To Support Beady Eye On US Tour

The Dig will be supporting Beady Eye on it's debut US Tour.

For more information visit The Dig's MySpace page here.

Happy Birthday Alan White

Happy Birthday to former Oasis drummer Alan White who is 39 today.

Blast From The Past...

'Echoes Round The Sun' was the result of a boozy recording session between Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer and Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock.

It was released as a double A-side with 'Have You Made Up Your Mind' on May 26 2008. It was the first single be the first released from Paul’s double album '22 Dreams'.

24 May 2011

Liam Gallagher Thinks Manchester United Will Get Leathered By Barcelona

In the videos below Liam Gallagher gives his views on the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona, and his favourite Wembley moments.

Justin Young Claims His Album Is Better Then Beady Eye's

The Vaccines singer Justin Young has told the Rolling Stone that they have made a better album than Beady Eye.

This is after a recent war of the words between Liam Gallagher and the band.

Young said: "Well, that's what he trades off, isn't it? Words are his weapon, not mine. I think I've made a better record than he has."

Liam Gallagher Interview In This Month's Q Magazine

Q magazine is celebrating its 300th issue with a big Adele interview and photos of the songstress taken by that Rankin bloke, a celebration of the photography that has appeared in the music monthly over the years, and a foreword from the mag’s first ever cover star Paul McCartney. Keith Richards, Liam Gallagher, John Lydon and Dolly Parton also appear within the anniversary issue’s pages.

23 May 2011

Liam Gallagher Wants Johnny Depp For Beatles Movie

Liam Gallagher is hoping to cast Johnny Depp in the Beatles movie he is making.

The former Oasis star is producing a film about the Fab Four’s company Apple Corps, based on Richard DiLello’s book The Longest Cocktail Party.

In an interview with Q magazine he said he would like Pirates Of The Caribbean star Depp to take a leading role.

Gallagher, who fronts new band Beady Eye, wants the US actor to play Derek Taylor, the Beatles’ long-time publicist.

Depp became friendly with the Gallaghers during the late 1990s, when he was dating model Kate Moss. He contributed to Oasis recording sessions, playing a slide guitar solo on the track Fade In-Out.

Gallagher, 38, told the July edition of Q, out on Wednesday: “Derek Taylor was a dude. He’s up there with Lennon.

“The film script is done. It’s gonna blow people’s minds, man. I’m just waiting to find out when we choose the actors.

“I want Johnny Depp to play Derek Taylor. It’s got Johnny Depp written all over it, man.”

DiLello’s book is an insider’s guide to Apple, examining the company and the band’s demise.

Source: www.breakingnews.ie

Pretty Green To Open Stores In Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham And Birmingham?

Nothing has been officially confirmed yet but it looks like Liam Gallagher is expanding the number of Pretty Green UK stores.

The company are advertising for retail positions in Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham And Birmingham.

No official word yet on opening dates etc, but I will keep you informed.

On This Day In Oasis History...

The videos below are from the 23rd of May 2002, when Oasis played at MTV Superdry in Tokyo, Japan.

Andy Bell Interview

Part two of an interview with Andy Bell from Gibson.

When Beady Eye formed in 2009, the press and fans alike wondered if the former Oasis band members could make a go of it without their leader, Noel Gallagher. But the foursome—composed of frontman Liam Gallagher, guitarists Andy Bell and Gem Archer, and drummer Chris Sharrock—quickly proved the naysayers wrong with a killer debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding. The group have spent the better part of 2011 touring the world and proving without a doubt that, even without Noel, they’re still rock ‘n’ roll stars.

For Andy Bell, the band has given him the opportunity to return to his original instrument of guitar after a decade playing bass with Oasis. Bell sat down at the Gibson NYC Showroom to talk about his years in Oasis, plans for Beady Eye’s next album and his mystical 13-year-old mentor.

Click here to watch the interview.

22 May 2011

Beady Eye Tour Pictures By Fans

The pictures below are from when Beady Eye played at the Newport Centre on April 23rd, the pictures are from site visitor Joanne Hayward.

For more pictures by fans visit the Official 'Beady Eye' Facebook page here, to view all of the pictures fans have taken from various gigs click here.

Signed Japanese Flag By Beady Eye, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones Sold For $7,258.26

The Auction for the flag ended earlier today, and sold for $7,258.26.

Beady Eye were among several acts to appear at a recent fundraiser for the Red Cross Japanese Disaster Benefit at Brixton Academy. The evening raised £163,262.97.

The winner of the auction will have their name written on the flag by the members of Beady Eye.

21 May 2011

Beady Eye To Play In Italy On Friday?

It's being reported by a number of Italian websites that Beady Eye will perform at the 'Wind Music Awards' in Verona, Italy and are held on May 27th and May 28th 2011.

The show will feature Beady Eye as International guests on May 27th and is due to be broadcast on June 7th and 14th on Italian RDS Radio and Italia1 (TV).

No official word yet, but i will keep you informed.

On This Day In Oasis History...

Below are two videos from May 21st 2001, when Noel Gallagher was interviewed in Toronto, Canada for 'Much Music'.

The band were in North America for 'The Tour of Brotherly Love' featuring Oasis, The Black Crowes, and Spacehog. The three rock bands featured pairs of brothers: Noel and Liam Gallagher, Chris and Rich Robinson, Royston and Antony Langdon. The tour's title is a nod to the fact that all three pairs of brothers have been known to fight, sometimes physically, sometimes even publicly.

Originally scheduled for 21 dates across the United States and Canada, the three bands performed to capacity crowds in medium-sized arenas and concert halls, including a three-night stand at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer of Oasis and the Langdon brothers of Spacehog joined The Black Crowes on stage at the end of most shows on the tour, performing covers of songs by Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. Oasis drummer Alan White missed the tour with a thumb injury and was replaced by older brother Steve White.

Also broadcast on this day was 'MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch', click here to watch the fight.

Miles Kane Talks Beady Eye And Oasis

Taken from an interview with Miles Kane from contactmusic.com, read the full article here.

So what do you think your album has brought to the UK chart which may have been lacking before?

I think my album is bringing the rock and roll thing back to UK music. Like Oasis - I mean, I'm not comparing myself to them - but I'm bringing that kind of music back into 2011. It's not an X-Factor type of thing; it's solo and quite ballsy. I suppose it's got swagger, but I don't mean that in an arrogant way. It's good to still be rewarded for making that kind of honest music.

You're a big Oasis fan and are friendly with Liam and Noel. What did it mean to you to support Beady Eye on tour?

It meant so much that they asked me. I love Liam, so to be at Beady Eye's first gigs was exciting and one of the best tours I've done. Sometimes on support you feel a bit like there's no point if people didn't come to see you specifically, but with the Beady Eye tour it was perfect. We gained a lot, and people were getting there early just to see us. Travelling with my band is great too as I've known them all for a long time.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Noel Gallagher Wishes He Was Still Signed To Creation Records

Noel Gallagher wishes he was still signed to Creation records.

The 43-year-old musician was signed to the iconic indie label with his band Oasis - who went on to become one of the UK's biggest bands - and is upset at the label's demise in 2000 because he thinks modern record companies offer a very different environment.

He said: "People now invest in the product and music isn't about that. I think if you asked any single band now, we'd all love to be back on Creation, not because we don't get artistic control, anywhere else, but it was a great atmosphere to make music and talk about what was possible."

He also lamented the fact most of the people who used to work at the label, founded by notorious industry figure Alan McGee, don't enjoy the jobs they have subsequently gone on to have.

Noel added: "I bump into some of the girls [who use to work there] now and again, they're all doing the same thing but for record labels they don't like for bands they don't believe in. They've all got jobs now."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Interview With Liam Gallagher From MTV

Below is an interview with Liam Gallagher for MTV News at the launch of his Pretty Green's second London store.

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