30 June 2011

10 Essentials: Liam Gallagher

It comes as no surprise that the notoriously cantankerous former Oasis frontman has opinions. Here are some of his favorite—and least favorite—things in life

You've heard a lot from Liam Gallagher over the past couple decades. He has a thing for words. Choice ones. Specifically about things he doesn't care for. So, since he has more going on now than since the days of "Wonderwall" (his new Noel-less band Beady Eye; a new single and video, "Roller"; and his own clothing line, Pretty Green, which is now available in the U.S.) we were curious what he actually likes. We asked him and got 10 things. Plus, three things he loathes. And, for good measure, 14 instances of the word "fuck." So proceed with caution, ye of Puritan minds.

1. My Favorite TV Shows

"I love 'Judge Judy.' And, fucking, who's the black guy with the bald head? Montel. My wife and I love that shit. Also, I like that 'Celebrity Rehab' you have in America, too. I was watching it on TV and then I went out the night after to this Marilyn Manson gig, and that guy from Grease with the walking stick—what's his fucking name? He died a couple weeks ago? [Jeff Conaway.] He was there and asked me if I wanted a line. I'm like 'What the fuck? You're meant to be in fucking rehab.'"

2. Central Park

"New York is my favorite city in the world. I don't make it downtown much but I love Central Park. I've got to be by trees, otherwise I get claustrophobic. The people there—they don't take no crap either. Reminds myself a bit of me, so I like it."

3. Ginger Ale

"These days, I'm sticking to ginger ale. I'm having a bit of a time off from drinking. I haven't had anything since New Year's Eve. I'm just having a breather. I've been drinking for 25 years, man. When I do go out though, I drink absolutely fucking everything."

4. Quadrophenia

"I'm fucking obsessed with Quadrophenia. It gets me right off. I love that ballroom scene where he jumps off the balcony."

5. Levi's 504s

"I don't like jeans with holes in 'em. I like 'em faded. Levi's 504s never let me down. I like that they're a little tight in the butt, too."

6. The Beatles

"My favorite album would have to be something from The Beatles. Fucking Abbey Road? A Hard Day's Night! John Lennon's Imagine. I like everything they've done."

7. The Black Cat at Lake Como

"I take holiday at Lake Como a lot. Pretty expensive, but beautiful. If you go up there in the mountains there's a restaurant called The Black Cat. It's outside, on a cliff, and you look over the fucking lake. The food's the bollocks. It's amazing."

8. Garrett Leight sunglasses

"I like Lennon-style sunglasses. I got these in Barneys the other day. I need some proper lenses in these motherfuckers though. I've lived without them for so long though, so, actually, fuck it."

9. Style Hero: Paul Weller

"There's no one I want to be, but Paul Weller of The Jam has always looked so cool. My label, Pretty Green, is a reference to one of his songs. He did a Paul Weller for Pretty Green collection for Summer 2011, too."

10. Gibson Guitars

I don't like posh guitars. I don't like them Martins even. They're a bit too smooth and polite for me. I like guitars that are fucking loud. I've got a Gibson 1962 Hummingbird, which is a bit beat up. It's probably my favorite.

And now we bring you three entirely unessential things...

1. Muse

"Muse fucking scares me. They're like fucking creepy shit. But people like 'em. They at least play guitars, but when I hear his voice I'm like, 'Ah, fuck him.'"

2. Technology

"I don't use gadgets. Like, people do all this shit on their phones. I just use it to ring my Mrs. and mates. Never sent an e-mail in me life. I've got no apps. I don't even know how to download music."

3. Umbrellas

[After being asked by a doorman if he would like an umbrella in the rain during the interview:] "An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people's asses."

Source: www.gq.com

Watch Beady Eye At Rock Werchter Tonight

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Watch Extra Tracks From Beady Eye's Abbey Road Session Now!

Below are three videos of 'Beatles And Stones', 'Three Ring Circus' and 'The Morning Son' from an exclusive session for Channel 4's 'Live From Abbey Road' back in February.

Liam Gallagher Slams Muse And, Surprisingly, Umbrellas

It's good news for denim giant Levi's, the Fab Four and the owners of the Black Cat restaurant near Lake Como, Italy. Muse and manufacturers of umbrellas, however, will have less to cheer about.

In an interview with the US edition of men's style mag GQ, Liam Gallagher -- ex of Oasis, currently of Beady Eye -- listed his 10 essentials, including props for New York's Central Park and ginger ale.

But he was less welcoming of technological gadgets in general, and the histrionic vocals of operatic rockers Muse's singer Matt Bellamy, in particular.

On the Beatles, Gallagher said, "My favorite album would have to be something from the Beatles. F---ing 'Abbey Road?' 'A Hard Day's Night!' John Lennon's 'Imagine.' I like everything they've done."

With the former hell-raiser off the sauce since the beginning of the year, the merits of ginger ale were highlighted, as well as former Jam lynchpin and Britpop '"Modfather" Paul Weller. "There's no one I want to be, but Paul Weller of the Jam has always looked so cool. My label, Pretty Green, is a reference to one of his songs. He did a Paul Weller for Pretty Green collection for Summer 2011, too."

But as for Muse? "Muse f---ing scares me. They're like f---ing creepy shit. But people like 'em. They at least play guitars, but when I hear his voice I'm like, 'Ah, f--- him.'"

At least Muse don't suffer alone; Gallagher had this to say about umbrellas. "An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people's asses." Charmer.

Source: www.spinnermusic.co.uk

Beady Eye Roll Into Werchter

Beady Eye will play at Rock Werchter in Werchter, Belgium today (June 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.

29 June 2011

Gem Archer Thinks Noel Gallagher Will Knock Out A Mega Album

Is it different when it's your song versus someone else's, because you can picture your own song in your head?

Yeah, it is different. But this is why I love being in a band, and I love bouncing off people. No one knows everything. It's just great. Andy will come up with something I would never think of. And the other thing, once you've written a song, when Liam sings it, it just becomes something else.

How do you know when something — a song, an album — is done?

You never know. But you can't beat yourself up. Get over yourself. Don't be too precious. Once it's out, it's out. It's about communicating, isn't it? That's what it is. Nothing's perfect. You can't make a statement and stand back. How do you know when something's done? That's the thing John Lennon said: He would've really done them all again and freaked George Martin right out. My favorite record is "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, but I never tried to learn any of it because I don't want to spoil it. I don't want to be "in" there.

It's funny that you mentioned John Lennon, because "The Roller" reminds me of his music.

Yeah, of course. Because ever since I've been 8 years old or whatever, it's just in us. It's in us all. We're really not the kind of band that would ever cover our tracks, hide our influences. You're not fooling anybody, man. We're massive Beatle heads. So, that's in there, even though — I think it was Chris who went, "You know, this sounds like 'Instant Karma.' He says, "I never thought of that for a minute when were doing it." So, there you go. And he's a Scouse, so he should know.

But that John Lennon stuff is really raw, and I wonder if we would have heard something similar to a solo Lennon song coming from Oasis, because of its rawness.

Yeah, I don't know. It's kind of a descending chord, so you can fill it. I suppose the melody is like "Three Blind Mice." It's all in us, that's what I'm saying. And that's how we communicate with each other. We had a version of "Bring the Light" that I thought sounded like early Roxy Music, and Liam said, "Look, I think we just go fucking Jerry Lee Lewis, man." We were just having fun, and that's when he came up with the idea. I got a text from him: "I want to stick some Tina Turner kind of backing vocals on it." I was just like, fucking mega, man, let's do it.

Has your setup — amps and pedals — changed over the years? Do you stick with what's worked in the past?

It does evolve, but I'm not really a gear head. I don't think any of us are. I know a lot of people are always getting the newest pedal or whatever, but I have guitars I've had for years. And I've got a few favorite things. I've got a Fender Deluxe amp, and it's just the bullocks, man.

What do you take on the road?

Basically I play through the Fender Deluxe and a VOX AC-30. One's for the top end of the sound and the other is for the body, and that's about it. I think the AC-30 is rented.

What do you write with when you're on the road?

We always have acoustics, and you're always working. I'm hearing Liam's songs evolve, and Andy's too, but now because of laptops, you can have tons of stuff on them that you've got to work on. So you bring your lyric book, and I'm always conscious of not checking it in. It's always in my hand luggage. You just try to get on with it. But it is a different head space, on the road, writing. It's hard, man. Nobody wants to write a song about being on the road.

Is there any chance the Oasis situation is just a publicity stunt and you guys will be getting back together?

No, no, no. You know by now that there's nothing constructed or fake about Oasis, and that's that. But you know what? I think Liam and Noel have given enough — 18 years. And it's just the arc, the natural curve, isn't it? And music goes on. I think Noel will knock out a fucking mega album. I think our album is mega. And music wins.

Source: www.guitarworld.com

Liam Gallagher On Muse‘s Matthew Bellamy: ‘F-ck Him’

As he is obligated to do on a regular basis, both by his own personal wont and that of his latest promotional cycle, Liam Gallagher has loudly declared his disdain for yet another musical peer. Hooray! His thoughts on Kate Hudson's baby daddy's band, as articulated to GQ: "Muse fucking scares me. They're like fucking creepy shit. But people like 'em. They at least play guitars, but when I hear his voice I'm like, 'Ah, fuck him.'" And while we're at it: "I went out ... to this Marilyn Manson gig, and that guy from Grease with the walking stick — what's his fucking name? He died a couple weeks ago? [Jeff Conaway.] He was there and asked me if I wanted a line. I'm like 'What the fuck? You're meant to be in fucking rehab.'" And: "An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people's asses."

Source: nymag.com

Free iTunes Festival London App Featuring 62 Bands

Go here to download the iTunes festival app celebrating the London iTunes festival.

Here's the description:
31 nights. 62 artists. 1 venue.
Watch the shows free with the iTunes Festival App

This July, the iTunes Festival returns to London, England. Featuring 31 consecutive nights of incredible live music in one of the UK’s best venues, this is the hottest ticket in town. The lineup includes Beady Eye, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Adele, My Chemical Romance, Duran Duran, Lang Lang and Moby — to name just a few of the great shows you can watch live on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Download the official app now to explore the lineup in more detail and watch the shows LIVE or on demand for a limited period from wherever you are in the world. You can even invite your friends to watch on the big screen with AirPlay support for streaming the gigs to your Apple TV (compatible only with second-generation Apple TV; requires iOS 4.3 or later).

Source: blog.al.com

Watch Beady Eye 'Live From Abbey Road' Tonight

Fans of Beady Eye will remember the band appeared in an exclusive session for Channel 4's 'Live From Abbey Road' back in February.

During the session the band recorded an extra three songs for the programme which are set to broadcast tonight, Wednesday 29th June, at 23:50 in the UK.

The band will perform 'Beatles And Stones', 'Three Ring Circus', 'The Morning Son' plus 'Four Letter Word', which was previously shown back in February.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.com

Win Tickets To Beady Eye At The iTunes Festival

The iTunes Festival kicks off this week! Held at London's Roundhouse the festival features 62 artists across 31 nights in July - and every show is free!

Tuesday July 5th sees Beady Eye hit the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse.

XFM have TEN PAIRS of tickets to this show to give away. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a pair is to answer the easy question here.

Gallery: Beady Eye's North American Tour

Below is a selection of pictures from Beady Eye's North American tour, that have been sent in from site visitors.

Win Tickets To See Beady Eye At Somerset House

Beady Eye will play at Somerset House in London on the 12th of July.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, visit the American Express Facebook page here.

28 June 2011

Happy Birthday Tony McCarroll

Happy birthday to Tony McCarroll who is 40 today.

Gallery: Beady Eye In Philadelphia

Below are a number of pictures from Beady Eye's gig at the Theater Of Living Art, in Philadelphia on the 25th of June..

Beady Eye @ TLA - Images by Kyle Gustafson

For more pictures click here.

setlist from the gig

Four Letter Word
Beatles and Stones
Two of a Kind
For Anyone
The Roller
Wind Up Dream
Bring the Light
Standing on The Edge Of The Noise
Kill for a Dream
Three Ring Circus
The Beat Goes On
Man of Misery
Morning Son
Sons of the Stage

27 June 2011

Review And Pictures From Beady Eye In New York

Still, no matter what Beady Eye does it’s going to be difficult to avoid comparisons with Oasis. That’s something they’re going to have to live with. Take last Thursday’s (06.23) gig at Webster Hall in New York, for instance. The last time Oasis played New York City, they headlined Madison Square Garden. You know, the place that calls itself, justifiably, the world’s most famous arena. It’s a huge indoor venue. Every big name in music has played the Garden (sorry Boston, there’s only one Garden and it ain’t in Beantown). It holds over 20,000 people for a concert. Webster Hall holds a tenth of that (shit, wasn’t expecting there to be even more math in this article… my apologies). The different venues are reflective of the respective status of the two bands: Oasis was a superstar caliber band; Beady Eye is still largely an unknown quantity. On the other hand, for fans of Liam, this is the most intimate venue they’ve probably gotten a chance to see him in in over a decade and a half. Sure enough the place was sold out. Before the show, I was wondering what the crowd would be like and what Liam’s demeanor on stage would be like. Would the crowd be a typical New York too cool for school crowd? Would that make Liam extra surly? But my fears were unfounded as it was most certainly a partisan crowd assembled to cheer on its hero. The crowd trended older, a lot of grey heads dotted the audience (note to self: start asking about Just For Men hair coloring. Or maybe Grecian 5.), and though there were Oasis shirts in abundance, it wasn’t like anyone was shouting out “play ‘Wonderwall’” or “We want Noel”. On the contrary Webster Hall frequently resounded with chants of “Liam!” before during and after the set.

The band hit the stage promptly at 9 pm and opened up with a blinding lightshow as they stormed through the album opener “Four Letter Word”. To put is simply, they rocked. There was Liam in fine form, his voice sounding strong, crouching down with his arms behind him, his head cocked back and singing up into the microphone. Like I said above, it’s a classic rock n roll image. He seemed happy to be there and though he didn’t say much to the crowd, it seemed like he talked more than at a typical Oasis gig. To his left was Gem Archer, banging away on guitar trading lead and rhythm with Andy Bell, who has switched over from playing bass in Oasis to guitar in Beady Eye. Behind them on the drums was Chris Sharrock playing in his usual maniacal style. This guy is a hell of a lot of fun to watch and definitely filled the void left by Zack Starkey’s departure from Oasis. A couple of somewhat unfamiliar faces joined the four main members of Beady Eye. On keys was Matt Jones and on bass was Jeff Wootton. As soon as I got my bearings after the band started playing I texted a friend who was at the show “Where’d they find the Bill Wyman circa 1971 lookalike to play bass?” I mean, the guy’s a dead ringer and a far, far braver man than I to sport that hairstyle. He’s also one hell of a musician. He’s played guitar in the Gorillaz, and I really recommend heading over to his myspace page (people still use myspace? Who knew?) and checking out some of his psychedelic material with him on guitar. It’s just great. It reminds me a lot of post-Syd Barrett, pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd. Some of the material sounds like the jam in “Echoes”, which is fucking epic. I’ll repeat, he’s a hell of a guitar player, and it was a stellar move to on the part of Beady Eye to tap him for the bass gig on the tour. I think it’d be great for the band if he stuck around and contributed to the band’s sound in a more prominent way. And that seems like something that is possible in Beady Eye as opposed to Oasis. I really got the sense that this was a proper band. Not that there was anything that Oasis’s live set left to be desired, I just felt that Archer and Bell owned this material just a little bit more, and considering the nature of the two bands, that’s not surprising.

The band played through the entirety of Different Gear Still Speeding and filled out the set with some covers and b-sides. The acoustics were pretty good for the nature of the venue and the band was loud. The kick drum was a bit boomy, but that’s what live sound engineers seem to like these days, and in any case there are worse things in life than to be pummeled by Sharrock’s kick drum playing. The interplay between Archer and Bell on guitar brought to mind everything that Keith Richards says about “the ancient art of weaving”, and the two seemed to have a little more room to stretch out than in Oasis. The stage setup was rather spartan, but the back wall served as a display screen for various images that corresponded to the song being played. Many of them were in the same style as the liner notes from the album. The gear the band was using deserves some mention. Aside from some of the keyboards was anyone onstage not using some ridiculously classic and sexy vintage instrument made before 1972? Motherfuckers.

The audience ate everything up, and it looked like the guys on stage were having a good time playing these songs. I wish the set could have been longer as it went by so quickly, which is understandable since they only have one album’s worth of material from which to draw their setlist, and it’s understood that no Oasis songs would be played. Is it a shame that we didn’t get to hear Liam sing “Wonderwall” or any number of classic Oasis songs? Sure. But Beady Eye is what it is. And what it is is a rocking band with some good, catchy songs. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future. I also look forward to hearing Noel’s solo album. Do I secretly hope that Oasis gets back together, records a new album and tours. Of course. Hell, I’m still hoping Led Zeppelin gets back together and tours, just as I’d been hoping Soundgarden would get back together and tour. You never know what may happen. The only thing I’m sure of is that whatever does happen it’s definitely gonna be worth listening to.

Check out pictures from the gig here

Source: www.live4ever.uk.com

On The Road With Beady Eye

Below Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer sit with Rock TV Italy and pick up their favourite music videos.

'On The Road With Beady Eye' was broadcast in June 2011, it was recorded in Milan in March 2011.

26 June 2011

Noel And Sarah Gallagher Spotted On Their Honeymoon

Below are two pictures of Noel and Sarah Gallagher on their honeymoon in Italy, who were spotted by a fan.

Thanks to Margherita

On This Day In Oasis History...

The videos below are from the 26th June 1994, when Oasis played at the Glastonbury Festival.

Video: Beady Eye In Philadelphia

Below are a few few videos from Beady Eye's gig in Philadelphia yesterday.

25 June 2011

On This Day In Oasis History...

The videos below are from the 25th June 2004, when Oasis played at the Glastonbury Festival.

Review: Beady Eye In New York

Just when you thought old-fashioned Brit pop was dead, along comes Beady Eye, the spinoff group from long parched Oasis.

At Webster Hall, making their New York debut Thursday, Beady Eye did look a lot like Oasis. Liam Gallagher was at the mike passionately bleating through Beatle-esque melodies. The old Oasis guitar team of Andy Bell and Gem Archer flank- ed the singer, but there was no sign of Oasis' chief songsmith, Noel Gallagher, who quit his brother and the band in 2009, saying, "I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

Despite the members and a sound that still recalls Lennon/McCartney references in the melodies, Beady Eye isn't Oasis. And that's both good and bad.

It's bad because they don't have a towering, unforgettable tune such as "Champagne Supernova" yet. Still, in the Noel-less formation the music has a vibrancy that was missing from Oasis in the later years, when the group seemed to grow complacent as the kings of Brit pop.

At Webster, Beady Eye seemed hungry, and songs such as the pumped-up rocker "Bringing the Light" -- dedicated to New York -- had aggressive three-chord punk power. Here the lushness of Oasis was replaced with edgy attitude. The cherry on top was the end-song thunder by band member Chris Sharrock, one of the best-known drummers out of the UK.

The same power was generated in the songs "Standing on the Edge of Noise" and "The Roller." On the latter, Gallagher's voice took on the tone and phrasing of "Instant Karma"-era Lennon.

The band's stylistic reach is wide. Besides the straight-up arena rock material that dominated the set, there were blues-based boogies and even a couple of songs with a paisley streak of psychedelics, best heard in "The Morning Son," the band's trippy tune before the encore that was punctuated with a stroboscopic light show.

Where Beady Eye were less successful was when they turned in the midtempo power-rock ballad "Kill for a Dream." It started with a load of promise on the wings of a Bowie-based melody, but as it trudged on, it sapped momentum out of what was otherwise a building rock show. Also, because it was slower, it accentuated Gallagher's tendency to slip out of key.

Gallagher remained a stoic figure, standing center stage, planted as if he's made of marble. He was chattier than in the past, but his English accent is thick. Still, from the words that didn't sound like Popeye's drunken mumblings, he seemed to say he was having fun with his new band.

Source: www.nypost.com

Beady Eye Roll Into Philadelphia

Beady Eye will play at the Theater Of Living Art in Philadelphia , USA today (June 25th).

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.

24 June 2011

Miles Kane Compares Arctic Monkeys And Beady Eye Shows At Glastonbury

Miles Kane played his first Glastonbury show as a solo artist this afternoon (June 24), and took the time to chat about the differences between playing gigs with Arctic Monkeys and Beady Eye.

He packed out the John Peel Stage crowd in the early afternoon on Worthy Farm, just as the skies over the site turned grey. Kane played with his Last Shadow Puppets bandmate, Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, at Glastonbury 2008 along with Jack White.

Chatting about supporting Arctic Monkeys (pictured below) at Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl earlier this month he said: “The Don Valley shows were great. There was a lot of love there. The Monkeys crowd really welcomed us and got into it.”

Talking about the difference between supporting Alex Turner and co and supporting Beady Eye, which he also did recently, he added: “It was different. The Monkeys was a bit more like a festival vibe. It was brilliant of Liam [Gallagher] and that to take us out, but that was a bit more respectful.”

Returning his focus to Glastonbury, he recalled his earliest memory of the festival. “When I first came when I was 15 I ate nothing but brunch bars because I didn't wanna shit,” he declared.

Source: www.nme.com

On This Day In Oasis History...

On June 24th 2005 Oasis played at the Tweeter Center in Boston USA, below are a number of videos from the show.

Liam Gallagher Is Not Proud Oasis Ended With Stupid Behavior

Critics and fans alike scoffed after Noel Gallagher split from UK Britpop legends Oasis in the summer of 2009 as his kid brother, Liam, announced that the group would continue on anyway.

The dismissive derision slowly turned to begrudging praise when the first full-length by Beady Eye dropped earlier this year, featuring all the ex-Oasis crew - save for Noel, and makes its Philadelphia debut Saturday at the Theater of Living Arts as the final show in a brief, four date tour of the States.

“I’m surprised that people were surprised that we’d make good music without Noel Gallagher,” Liam told Rock Music Menu. “I’m surprised and a bit disappointed that people think Noel Gallagher is the brains behind everything. We know how to put on a gig and we know how to write a tune, so I was disappointed in people’s lack of support in it, but they’re coming around slowly but surely.”

It seemed to be a legit charge though, as principal songwriter and de facto head of Oasis, Noel steered the band to superstardom which peaked in the mid-90s, in America at least, but even as album sales dropped off, the act still had a massive following and routinely sold out concerts. It was prior to one of those shows in France when the perpetually fighting siblings got into it for a final time backstage that ended amidst a smashed guitar, harsh words and Noel walking out.

"We never really had an argument about music," Liam said. "It was always about personal things, and it’s a shame that in the end that broke the band up but at the end of the day, I think it’s better off for everyone. I’m definitely a lot happier I don’t have to look over my shoulder at Noel, I just mean that as a personal thing, and I think Noel can probably go on and with his life without me looking over his shoulder."

That's pretty calm words from someone known for expressing his sometimes, OK — almost always, controversial views on everyone from Coldplay to Mumford and Sons, the latter of which he recently said aren't rock and roll and, "look like [expletive] Amish people." But Liam being Liam, he doesn't disappoint, and without much prodding, takes some shots at his bro.

"You change as you grow up, and maybe Noel is a different person than what he was 10 years ago; I think I am," he said. "Maybe Noel isn’t as rock and roll as he once was, and maybe he’s scared of being in a rock and roll band and wants to take things a little bit easier and sit on his hill and be Bob Dylan."

"That’s fine mate, but you’re never gonna get me sitting on an (expletive) stool playing acoustic guitar; I need to explode when I’m on that stage."

And that's exactly what he's doing in Beady Eye, along with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock. The music on the band's debut, "Different Gear, Still Speeding," sounds a lot like Oasis - with all the familiar trademarks; soaring melodies, the swelling pop sheen and Liam's quintessential frontman inflections.

"These are just the songs we came up with," he said. "We didn’t sit and go, “Well, let’s make a rock and roll record or a psychedelic record." That’s what’s in us anyway; it was just the natural thing to do."

Not surprisingly, there are the persistent "well, that sounds really familiar moments" peppered throughout the record. The third song released but first official single "The Roller" completely nicks John Lennon's "Instant Karma" in its overall feel, "Bring the Light" has a guitar break taken from The Beatles' "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey," and the curiously titled "Beatles and Stones" lifts the main guitar line from "My Generation" by The Who.

Liam makes no bones about it either, saying that he stuck to the tried and true Oasis influences like Brian Jones and The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, "The usual," he said, "We haven’t started with Earth Wind and Fire or anything; we’re pretty much the same. Sex Pistols, obviously The Beatles and Lennon."

"I’ve been doing this for 18 years, Gem’s been doing it longer, they know how to write music — and I certainly know how to sing. It’s nice that people are taking us for what we are. We’re dealing with the cards we were dealt with. We think we can put on a good night for an hour and a half or whatever it is."

During the live show, there may be an odd cover thrown in here and there, but don't expect Beady Eye to lean on the past success of Oasis —at all.

"You can’t sing Noel’s songs if he’s not there, and why the (expletive) should we sing his songs?" Liam asked. "We write our own. He’ll take great pleasure in letting everyone know what songs he wrote and what songs he sang on and he can top off his little setlist with all his new songs. So that guy will be playing for three hours boring the (expletive) life out of people. We don’t; we just hit people with an hour and it’s great."

"We’re Beady Eye now — that’s just the way it is. I think if you start playing with people, they’ll be coming out of gigs going, “Only if they played this one or that one,” and then you’ll go (expletive) mental. It’s like sleeping with your ex-missus; it’s not healthy."

And despite the ever-popular trend of old bands throwing it back together for one last tour or even another album, Liam doesn't see it in the future, going as far as saying that he hopes it never happens, because to him that would mean Beady Eye was a failure.

"We had a great run with Oasis," he said. "We thought we’d never get that far and we did. No one else broke up except for me and Noel. We ended it with stupid behavior and I’m not proud of that, but that’s the way it was. I don’t want to get Oasis back together. Me and Noel can’t get on with each other. He thinks he’s [expletive] God, I think I’m God — it doesn’t work. We can be great in our own bands."

Source: delcotimes.com

New Mix Page Added To Beady Eye's Website!

Many fans will already know that Andy, as well as playing guitar for Beady Eye, also enjoys getting behind the decks and doing DJ sets. Recently he performed at Pretty Green's first club night and also created a mix especially for the release of Beady Eye's last single 'Millionaire'.

Andy DJ'd at Pretty Green's party in New York last night and has very kindly let us have his set from the event. 'Eastbound And Down' is now up on the newly-created 'Mixes' page and features tunes from artists including Bob Dylan, Serge Gainsbourg and Elvis. Check it out HERE!

Also, to mark the release of Beady Eye's third single - 'The Beat Goes On' - Andy has put together two more mixes exclusively for the band's website.

'I'm Coming Up!', the first of the two mixes, will be live on the 'Mixes' page from Monday 11th July, the week before the new single's release. The collection of tunes is designed to be played loud before a night out and features tracks by Bo Diddley, The Velvet Underground, Beastie Boys and The Rolling Stones.

The second mix, 'Drifting', is more of a chilled, morning after set and features Scott Walker, Ryan Adams, Jimi Hendrix and some classic Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac. This will be live on the 'Mixes' page from Monday 18th July, the week of the single's release. Andy has told us he's especially pleased with this mix.

More mixes will be added to the page by the band in the coming months. The sets Andy did for the first Pretty Green club night and 'Millionaire' single are also included on the 'Mixes' page. You can check them all out HERE!

'The Beat Goes On' is released on the 18th July through the band's own Beady Eye Records and comes with brand new track 'In The Bubble With A Bullet' on the b-side. It will be available to buy from the band's store and iTunes.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.com

Beady Eye In New York City Videos and Setlist

Setlist from the Webster Hall in New York.

Four Letter Word
Beatles and Stones
Two Of A Kind
For Anyone
The Roller
Wind Up Dream
Bring The Light
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Kill For A Dream
Three Ring Circus
The Beat Goes On
Man Of Misery
The Morning Son
Sons Of The Stage

Liam Gallagher & Andy Bell Interview

Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell were interviewed on CBC Radio, click here to listen to the interview.

Just click on the June 23 broadcast, and skip to around 27 minutes in.

Beady Eye 'The Roller' On The Late Show With David Letterman

Below is a video of Beady Eye playing 'The Roller' on the Late Show With David Letterman.

23 June 2011

On This Day In Oasis History...

The videos below are from the 23rd June 1995, when Oasis played at the Glastonbury Festival.

Beady Eye 'The Beat Goes On' Release Date Change

The release date for Beady Eye- The Beat Goes on has now moved a week to 18th July.

For those who have pre-ordered a 7" your vinyl will now dispatch to arrive with you for the new release date.

Thanks for your continued support. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Email from Beady Eye

Video: Beady Eye At The Wind Music Awards

Below is a video from the 27th of May, when Beady Eye made an appearance at the Wind Music Awards in Verona, Italy.

Liam Gallagher And Family Out And About In New York

When he appeared in 2006 flashing the finger at photographers, there was no doubt he was a chip off the old block.

But Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton's son Gene was certainly more well-behaved as he arrived with his famous parents for a taping of the Late Show With David Letterman.

Wearing a navy blue and yellow T-shirt, a serious-looking Gene clutched his mother's hand as they made their way into the television studio.

Former All Saints singer Nicole looked cute in a black playsuit teamed with a star-print blazer and sky-high wedges for the family day out.

Click here to see the pictures.

Alan McGee Talks Oasis & Beady Eye

Taken from an interview with Alan McGee, read the full article here.

How do you go about coming off drugs when you're hanging around with members of Oasis?

Oasis were cool about me getting clean. It was harder with me and The Primals, as I grew up with them. When I came back clean, it must have been strange for them. They are all sober now, so it's all good between us.

What was the most profound thing Liam Gallagher ever said to you?

He said once to me, 'We are Oasis and you are Creation, so it's all meant to be'. When I thought about it, I took it as being very wise. Everything is written.

Will you be stopping by to see Beady Eye at Summer Sonic?

Yeah! I love them. People are down on Liam and the band, but it's a really good album so I will go and see them.

Source: www.timeout.jp

Happy Birthday Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs

Happy Birthday to Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs who is 46 today.

Watch Beady Eye Live On Letterman Now!

Beady Eye's set list from Live On Letterman

Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
The Roller
Bring The Light
Kill For A Dream
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
The Beat Goes On
The Morning Son

For details on how to watch the gig click here.

Beady Eye Roll Into New York...

Beady Eye will play at the Webster Hall in New York, USA today (June 23rd).

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.

22 June 2011

Liam Gallagher & Gem Archer Interview

Below is an interview with Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer from Exploremusic.

Watch Beady Eye On Alan Carr Chatty Man Next Friday

Friday 1st of July Channel 4 at 10pm.

Alan is joined by Thandie Newton and Ben Miller, who talk about their new movie, Huge.

Supernanny Jo Frost discusses her new book and series, Jo Frost's Extreme Parental Guidance, while music and chat comes from Liam Gallagher, who will be performing The Beat Goes On with his band, Beady Eye.

Chris Evans Reveals Noel Gallagher Fall Out Over TFI Friday Oasis Diss

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has revealed that he has not spoken to Noel Gallagher since he criticised Oasis' 1997 album 'Be Here Now'.

Evans famously mocked the album on his former Channel 4 TV show TFI Friday shortly after its release by pretending to resuscitate it using a defibrillator.

He revealed Gallagher had not taken kindly to the joke as he appeared alongside friend Zoe Ball on Radio 2's 2DAY earlier today (June 22).

“When 'Be Here Now' came out we were all so disappointed with the album we opened up a TFI Friday with a defibrillator trying to resuscitate it and give the album some life – he saw the joke and has never spoken to me since.”

Evans told Ball that Gallagher had since “admitted it was a terrible album”, but said he had given up hopes of being forgiven.

“No never gonna happen, doesn’t matter,” he said, before adding that he was now in the camp of Gallagher's former Oasis bandmate and brother, Liam.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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