30 November 2011

Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Amsterdam













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland earlier today.

(It’s Good) To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody’s on the Run
Dream On
If I Had a Gun…
The Good Rebel
The Death of You and Me
Freaky Teeth
Wonderwall
Supersonic
(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
AKA… What a Life!
Talk Tonight
Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks
AKA… Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Little By Little
The Importance of Being Idle
Don’t Look Back In Anger

Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Amserdam












Click here for a number of pictures from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig in Amsterdam earlier today.

Gallery: Beady Eye In Vancouver













Click here and here for a number of pictures from beady Eye's gig Commore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada.

Thanks to AG

Video: Manchester City's Joe Hart Sings Oasis' Wonderwall At Manchester City's Training Ground













Manchester City's Joe Hart has been filmed belting out Oasis' Wonderwall during a City training session, and complemented (or attempted to mask!) his off-key tones by mimicking Liam Gallagher’s famous swagger.

A generous City TV cameraman encouraged the chipper 24-year-old with calls of: ‘It’s good, it’s good!’
‘You should be on X-Factor.’

Beady Eye In Vancouver Short Review And Setlist













Short review from site visitor Ryan, who emailed in this report from Beady Eye's gig at the Commore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada yesterday..

The band sounded great last night Liam's voice sounded rested and he was really interacting with the crowd.

When the band first arrived on stage he saw somebody in the front row with a Manchester City scarf and took it from and stood at the front of the stage with it stretched out.

He shouted something like "fu**ing none of that Manchester United shit in my house".

The band itself seemed into it, more so than when I saw them as Oasis. The band sounded tight. I think that was not surprising but surprising. They sound like the CD but rawer and I hope they can capture that on the next album. Early on in the gig there were a few problems with a few people throwing things on stage and I thought Liam at one point was going to jump into the crowd to get him.

Liam was verbally threatening him though, he was right at the front of the stage leaning way out and pointing. Then went to the mic and told him he was soft and that he never forgets. But it did seem to simmer down after two songs. I don't know why in Vancouver we like throwing things at Liam. Back in 96 shoes and coins were thrown at Oasis and they walked out of the gig 5 songs in. Just pisses off the true fans.

Second song in he made fun of a guys girlfriend who had headphones on. He told him to sort her out and he was soft with his rolled up sleeves. It was pretty funny.

So there is a bit of news from the gig. Sorry for the ramble as I am doing this on a phone.

Setlist

Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
Millionaire
Two Of A Kind
For Anyone
Three Ring Circus
The Roller
In The Bubble With A Bullet
Bring The Light
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Kill For A Dream
The Beat Goes On
Man Of Misery
The Morning Son
Wigwam
World Outside My Room
Sons Of The Stage

A number of pictures from the gig are on my Twitter page here.

Gallery: Beady Eye Arriving For Sound Check In Vancouver













Click here for a number of pictures of Beady Eye arriving at the sound check for the bands gig in Vancouver yesterday.

A number of pictures from the gig can be found on our Twitter page.

Beady Eye Roll Into Seattle...












Beady Eye will play at the Showbox Market in Seattle, USA today (November 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.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

Watch A Live Video Feed Of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Amsterdam Tonight













To celebrate Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' first tour of Europe Noel's label Sour Mash Records have arranged for a video feed of the band's gig at Amsterdam's Melkweg later today to be streamed online live from the venue.

The gig is set to begin streaming from 20:30hrs (CET) through www.eurovisionculture.tv

Fans who are unable to watch the stream can listen to the gig through the following radio stations also from 20:30hrs (CET):

Belgium - VRT Studio Brussel
Bulgaria - BNR, BNR 2 Horizont
Iceland - RUV, Ras 2
Ireland - RTE, 2FM
The Netherlands - NPO, 3FM
Portugal - RDP, Antena 3
Slovenia - RTVS Val 202
Turkey - TRT Radyo 3

The gig will also broadcast on the following radio stations from 21:00hrs (CET):

Germany - NDR, SWRB, BR, DKU and HR
Hungary - MR
Italy - RAI
Poland - PR 4
Sweden - SR

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In Amsterdam














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland later today (November 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.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

29 November 2011

Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Milan













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the Alcatraz in Milan, Italy Yesterday.

(It’s Good) To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody’s on the Run
Dream On
If I Had a Gun…
The Good Rebel
The Death of You and Me
Freaky Teeth
Wonderwall
Supersonic
(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
AKA… What a Life!
Talk Tonight
Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks
AKA… Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Little By Little
The Importance of Being Idle
Don’t Look Back In Anger

Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Milan












Click here for a number of pictures from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig in Milan Italy, yesterday.

Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Milan













Below is a video from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig in Milan Italy, yesterday.

For more videos click here.



Thanks to frjdoasisfan

Noel Gallagher Caption Competition











Noel recently returned from touring North America with his band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Whilst out there he was interviewed by Blink 182's frontman Mark Hoppus for Fuse TV.

Sour Mash Records were sent a couple of photos from the interview and thought one of them was amusing enough to turn into a caption competition here www.NoelGallagher.com.

To enter head on over to the website's competition page HERE!, have a look at the photo and enter your caption.

The most original entry will win a signed photo from Noel plus a bunch of exclusive Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds goodies!

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

Noel Gallagher's Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere (Vol.2) Part Fifteen













'I'm like a small boy when shit like that happens.'

Yes comrades… where were we?

The match? Well, it ended in a draw. A fair result in the end. We should have won it, but on the other hand we could have lost it.

The Scousers on the firm were getting a bit too vocal about it for my liking, then again there was a coffee AND a biscuit riding on it so I understand their anxiety!!

Mario had a mad 20 minutes. He came, he saw, he ran around a bit, he got sent off!!! Par for the course with that lad. We still love him though. Well done to the boys for seeing it through.

From there we went straight to some arena or other to see Paul McCartney. Somewhat predictably he was mega… as always. He's got ALL the tunes, innit!!! Actually managed to get to say hello to him before the show!! What a treat. I'm like a small boy when shit like that happens. And he's a true gentleman. The fuckin' daddy!

And to the gig… my gig. Just got back from it actually. A special night. These Italian kids really do know how to get the hairs on your neck to stand up. And they ARE just kids, most of 'em. I don't mind telling you it got a bit emotional in places. Birds crying, and that!! Didn't make for the best singing I've ever done but… y'know, I apologise for that. Just my blimmin' luck it was going out LIVE on TV… Bugger… Oh well… It was a great night, all the same.

Off to Amsterdam tomorrow. A day off. Now there was a time when that was a recipe for Armageddon. Gladly those days are well behind us (I say "us", what I mean is "me").

Them Dutch are a bit more reserved. Or are they just shit-faced on some psychedelic greenery, or other? A bit of both, I expect.

Anyway, gotta go… Arrivederci, as the natives say.

In a bit.

GD.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

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Beady Eye Roll Into Vancouver...













Beady Eye will play at the Commore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada today (November 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.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

Beady Eye Kick Of Their North American Tour Later Today













After a break after the band's UK tour Beady Eye are heading out on the again to play across North America.

The band will play the following venues

29th November - VANCOUVER, Commore Ballroom
30th November - SEATTLE, Showbox Market
02nd December - SAN FRANCISCO, The Warfield
03rd December - LOS ANGELES, Wiltern Theatre
05th December - MINNEAPOLIS, First Avenue
06th December - MILWAUKEE, The Rave Ballroom
08th December - WASHINGTON, 9:30 Club
09th December - NEW YORK, Terminal 5
10th December - BOSTON, House Of Blues

Tickets are still avilable for a number of venues, visit www.beadyeyemusic.com for more details.

28 November 2011

Liam Gallagher On Beady Eye “With The Second Album You’ll See Growth”













Liam Gallagher seems reluctant to do it, so the door is open for plenty of speculation.

Liam Gallagher was one of two focal points in Oasis, the other being Noel Gallagher. Noel, more or less, dominated Oasis with the short-fused Liam put in Noel’s shadow. Noel wrote most of the songs, talked a bigger talk than Oasis could walk and thus became the band’s voice.

As most people who followed Oasis know, Liam and Noel fought constantly, leading Noel to leave the band and Liam to carry on as best he could. An underdog.

Which is why Beady Eye is such a revelation, even if Liam is matter-of-fact about the band and its album, Different Gear, Still Speeding.

While Noel was pontificating, Liam was settling down and improving as a songwriter. He also could rely on the other guys in Oasis, which he’d inherited. They — Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Chris Sharrock — had songs and ideas of their own.

“We wanted to show that we knew what we were doing,” notes Gallagher.

Although he is miles away, talking on the telephone, it’s possible to imagine him saying this with a shrug. Oasis had been together 15 years. The transition to Beady Eye was, from that perspective, natural.

“Some of the songs were there before,” he adds. “About 50 per cent would have been on the next Oasis album.”

However, this wasn’t Oasis, the point being made by taking a new name. Beady Eye signified a fresh start.

“We just wanted to get into the studio,” Liam explains. “It’s a lot different from having Noel there. We just wanted great guitar music with lots of melody.”

Which is probably why Different Gear, Still Speeding sounds like a veteran band with the leash off. Without Noel calling the shots and being the dictator, the members of Beady Eye seem freed to try out a range of ideas. The resulting album has a freshness with colour and variety that the last few Oasis albums didn’t deliver.

Still acting as a guideline, though, was Liam’s devotion to British invasion rock, especially to The Beatles. Beady Eye has elements of The Kinks and Small Faces in songs such as “Millionaire,” “Standing on the Edge of the Noise” or, tellingly, “Beatles and Stones” and “Wigwam” could be the band’s “It’s All Too Much,” Beatle George Harrison’s psychedelic opus.

Gallagher figures the next Beady Eye album even has more of the Harrison flavour — of his All Things Must Pass album.

But that second album is nowhere near completion. For now, the band is performing songs from the first album and developing.

“I think with the first album we just wanted to record the songs,” Liam says, “With the second album you’ll see growth.”

Source: www.theprovince.com

Beady Eye Head To North America













Beady Eye are set to finish off 2011 with a nine date tour of North America. The US shows round up nine months of solid touring, playing over 90 gigs across four different continents, for their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' which has been certified Gold. Following Christmas the band will begin work on their second album.

The North American tour includes the following dates:

29th November - VANCOUVER, Commore Ballroom
30th November - SEATTLE, Showbox Market
02nd December - SAN FRANCISCO, The Warfield
03rd December - LOS ANGELES, Wiltern Theatre
05th December - MINNEAPOLIS, First Avenue
06th December - MILWAUKEE, The Rave Ballroom
08th December - WASHINGTON, 9:30 Club
09th December - NEW YORK, Terminal 5
10th December - BOSTON, House Of Blues

Click here for ticket details.

Source: www.beadyeyemusic.com

Listen Again To Beady Eye's Interview From Kerrang Radio













Click here to listen to an interview with Beady Eye from Kerrang Radio, that was recorded when the band played in Birmingham.

Watch Noel Gallagher's Interview From Radio Deejay













Click here to watch an interview with Noel Gallagher from Italian radio station Radio Deejay, that was broadcast earlier today.

Gallery: Noel Gallagher At Radio Deejay In Italy













Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher who was a guest on Radio DeeJay earlier today in Milan, Italy

Thanks to AG

Noel Gallagher's Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere (Vol.2) Part Fourteen













So… the gig in Madrid?

Bar some fuckin' annoying technical difficulties it was great. Really great. Couldn't have been anyone in the crowd over 25!! Sang their blimmin' hearts out, they did.

So we're on the way to Milan today. Got a mega day off lined up. Man City play Liverpool this evening. My people in Milan have sorted out somewhere to watch it live. Should be a laugh. Got a few Liverpool supporters on the firm so it's given it a bit more spice than usual. Been a bit of bravado from the Scousers. So much so that my bass player (a Scouser) has bet my security guard (a righteous super blue) that Liverpool win. And the bet? A coffee and a biscuit!!!!! Coffee and a biscuit??? Fuck me…

Now, the gig then? Well as luck would have it none other than Paul McCartney is playing in Milan tonight!! What a result.

This has the makings of a great, great day. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow...

In a bit.

GD.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

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Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Ride The Tiger' Video Trilogy













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds reveal the third of a series of videos to the upcoming single, 'If I Had A Gun...'. This video forms part of the trilogy entitled 'Ride The Tiger', which also includes the videos for 'The Death Of You And Me' and 'AKA...What A Life!'. All three videos, directed by Mike Bruce, have been cut together to make one incredible trilogy including some previously unreleased new footage.

'Considering all three videos in the trilogy were pretty awesome, that makes Gallagher's project the most successful vidoe trilogy of all time, easily besting Axl Rose's "Don't Cry" / "November Rain" / "Estranged" triple shot' Entertainment Weekly.

The video trilogy is available to view below! The new single will be released on 26th December and available on 7", CD and download, all these including the brand new b-side 'I'd Pick You Every Time'.



Source: www.noelgallagher.com

New Single From Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Stores December 26th













It's been reported by several radio stations that the next single to be released in the UK by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be 'If I Had A Gun' on Boxing Day (Dec 26th).

No official word yet but I will keep you updated.

On This Day In Oasis History...













Let There Be Love" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth. Written by Noel Gallagher, it is the second Oasis song to feature Liam and Noel on lead vocals, the first being the B-Side "Acquiesce". It was released on November 28, 2005 as the third single from the album in the UK, and the second single in the US. It reached number two in the UK charts, capping a very successful year for the band. Many critics cited this song as proof that Oasis had returned to form we had seen in the mid-90's.

A demo for the track was recorded during demo sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. A bootleg of these demo sessions was leaked onto the Internet in early 2000. This track was given the unofficial title "It's A Crime" on many bootlegs as the track was unknown and unreferenced anywhere before then. The album version of the song is structurally almost exactly as the same as the demo with a slight change in melody in the part that Noel sings. The lyrics to the chorus remains intact, but the verses and bridge have totally rewritten lyrics.



















The single version of the song omits the second verse and chorus.



A second, Noel-sung demo was released on the "Let There Be Love" DVD single. It has the same lyrics as the album version, and in fact the album version takes some elements from the demo such as the piano. It was probably recorded sometime in 2003 or 2004, prior to the main Don't Believe the Truth recording sessions.

The video is a montage of some of Oasis' live shows during the summer of 2005 including clips of the gigs at Hampden Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. The clips don't actually show the band playing 'Let There Be Love'.

The song has only been played live once, on an Italian radio show in late 2005.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Gig In Milan To Be Broadcast Live Tonight













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play a sold out gig at the Alcatraz in Milan, Italy later today.

You can listen to the gig on RTL 102.5 from 21:00 (local time) and fans in Italy will also be able to watch it live on RADIOVISION on chanel 36 on terrestrial and 750 on Sky.

Click on the button on the right saying "guarda la radiovisione"

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In Milan














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy later today (November 28th).

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.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

27 November 2011

Liam Gallagher On Beady Eye, Oasis And Brother Noel













Liam Gallagher didn't waste any time starting a new band when Oasis called it quits after one last brawl with his brother Noel backstage in Paris in 2009. "It took about four beers," he says, confidence unscathed. Beady Eye (which also includes Oasis guitarists Andy Bell and Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock) released its first album, "Different Gear, Still Speeding," earlier this year. The group plays Friday at the Regency Ballroom.

Q: You're playing clubs again. Is it hard going back after you performed in every major arena in the world with Oasis?

A: Not at all. I would much rather be in Oasis, but that wasn't to be. I'm not going to stop making music just because Noel isn't going to be in a band with me. I've already been in one of the biggest bands in the world. Some of the times are good and some are s-. It's all about being happy, and I'm having a good time right now being in Beady Eye.

Q: How is the new stuff going over live? "Bring the Light" must sound like the apocalypse.

A: It's like the Pistols with a piano.

Q: You're not playing any Oasis songs. Isn't it a bit like Paul McCartney going out and just playing "Pipes of Peace"?

A: I could if I wanted to play it, but we started out this band saying we're not going to play those songs. We're going to stick with it. It's a lot more than can be said by Noel Gallagher. He'll never know if people are coming to hear him or Oasis. We're getting people who want to see Beady Eye. That, to me, is success.

Q: Do you regret that you and Noel can't work things out?

A: No, I don't want to work anything out. He took the ball and left. The reason we split up is I'm not on his payroll. He could sack everyone else in the band, but he couldn't do that with me. I told him how f- it was and the only way for him to go was leaving the band. So he left. I don't miss being in a band with Noel. I actually like who I am and what I stand for. He's a bit of a social chameleon. He wouldn't look out of place in Coldplay's band.

Q: What are your ambitions this time around? Do you want Beady Eye to play Knebworth in five years?

A: I want to make Beady Eye as big as possible. I want to turn on kids in Uruguay, L.A. and Manchester. I'm not taking my foot off the gas. {sbox}

Beady Eye: 9 p.m. Fri. $40-$50. The Regency Ballroom 1290 Sutter St., S.F. (415) 673-5716. www.theregencyballroom.com.

Source: www.sfgate.com

Noel Gallagher On Jose Mourinho And David Silva













Below is a short interview with Noel Gallagher, who talks about David Silva and Jose Mourinho.

Please note the interview is in Spanish.



Thanks to frjdoasisfan

On This Day In Oasis History...













The videos below are from November 27th, 2000, when Noel Gallagher joined 'The Who' on stage at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Kelly Jones, Eddie Vedder and Paul Weller also joined The Who on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the benefit of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

For more on the work by the Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.



Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Madrid











Below are a number of videos from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the La Riviera in Madrid, Spain.



















Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Madrid











Click here and here for a number of pictures from yesterdays Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig at the La Riviera in Madrid, Spain USA.

Thanks to AG

Noel Gallagher's Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere (Vol.2) Part Thirteen













Yes comrades…

So, where were we?

That last gig in San Francisco was mega. It might even have been the best one so far!! Almighty atmosphere. Thanks to everyone for coming out.

Been back in London the last few days. Great to see The Mighty I… Bunny Dread… Irie Nancy and that blimmin' cat.

Jet lag's a killer though. Was up at 4am every night since I got back. Been catching up on the football though so every cloud, eh?

Did that Jools Holland programme for the 1st time in 16 years last Tuesday… SIXTEEN YEARS!!!!! That's outrageous, I cannot believe it's been that long. We was on with them Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bjork and a load of other people I'd never heard of. It was good though. I enjoyed being back.

You find me in Madrid. Dunno what this hotel is called but it's very modern and very hi-tech. Had to get a guy to come up to my room last night to show me how to work the fuckin' remote control for the bastard telly!!! Don't laugh, you would've struggled with it too.

Some fans outside the hotel before were not much older than my 11 year old daughter!! Proper kids… A bit disconcerting to say the least.

In a bit.

GD.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

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26 November 2011

On This Day In Oasis History...













The video below is from a semi-acoustic performance by Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer as part of a special season of gigs from London's Union Chapel, recorded on November 26th 2006.

Video: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds On 'Later... With Jools Holland'













Below are a number of videos from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on 'Later... With Jools Holland.

Watch them perform 'AKA... What A Life!', 'If I Had A Gun...' and 'The Death Of You And Me' (with a 3-piece brass section).

Noel also joins Jools at the piano for an interview, fans in the UK can watch the full show on the BBC iPlayer.







Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In Madrid














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at Royce Hall in Madrid, Spain later today (November 26th).

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.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

25 November 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Start Their European Tour Tomorrow














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds begin their sold out European tour in the Spanish city of Madrid tomorrow.

The tour takes in cities across Europe including Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and France, including Noel's first performance at the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam.

Full details follow:

26.11.2011 MADRID - LA RIVIERA - SOLD OUT
28.11.2011 MILAN - ALCATRAZ - SOLD OUT
30.11.2011 AMSTERDAM - MELKWEG - SOLD OUT

01.12.2011 BRUSSELS - ANCIENNE BELGIQUE - SOLD OUT
03.12.2011 COPENHAGEN - DR KONCERTSALEN - SOLD OUT
04.12.2011 COLOGNE - PALLADIUM - SOLD OUT
06.12.2011 PARIS - CASINO DE PARIS - SOLD OUT

If you are going to any of the shows, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com.

You can also tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom

On This Day In Oasis History...













The videos below are from November 26th 2006, when Noel Gallagher was interviewed by legendary interviewer Michael Parkinson.

Also on November 26th 2000, Noel was interviewed by Ant & Dec for CDUK click here to watch the interview.



Watch Noel Gallagher's Interview From MTV













Click here, here, here, here, here and here to watch Noel Gallagher's interview with MTV that was posted the other day but could only be viewed by people from the US.

Thanks to mmario

Watch Noel Gallagher's Interview From MTV













Click here, here, here, here, here and here to watch Noel Gallagher's interview with MTV that was posted the other day but could only be viewed by people from the US.

Thanks to mmario

Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Perform Three Songs On 'Later... With Jools Holland'












Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds perform 'AKA... What A Life!', 'If I Had A Gun...' and 'The Death Of You And Me' (with a 3-piece brass section) tonight on UK's 'Later... With Jools Holland'. Noel also joins Jools at the piano for an interview.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bjork, Gillian Welch, Michael Kiwanuka and Spector also feature on the show.

Check it out from 23:50 on BBC2 (UK Only)

Noel Gallagher Is On His Own

















You once said the only reason you weren’t crazy was that “it’s only solo artists who go mad.” Two years ago you left Oasis and just recently released “High Flying Birds,” your solo debut. Have you turned into a narcissistic lunatic?

Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He’s mad as custard. But George Michael and Robbie Williams don’t have kids, so it is all about them. Last night I had to leave to go to play a show in London, and I’m covered in spit from a 1-year- old boy. I don’t feel like Jimmy Page at that point.

Compared with Liam, you were considered the reasonable, sane Gallagher brother. Why did both of the other former Oasis members join your brother’s band, Beady Eye?

I never said to them, ‘‘I’m leaving, and if you want to come with me, come.’’ Liam being Liam bullied them into starting a band that night. It’s like Lyndon Johnson being sworn in on the airplane on the way back from Dallas before the body is even cold.

You have always been proud of Oasis. How many bands in history were better?

Quite a few I’d say. We’re definitely in the Top 20, though.

You once put yourself in the Top 10, just ahead of the Smiths.

That list was compiled under the influence of alcohol, and we had probably just done a really good gig that night. I think we were at 7.

But sober, you fall out of the Top 10?

I’d probably stay with 7. It would go: the Beatles, the Sex Pistols, the Rolling Stones, the Who. I can never remember 5. Maybe the Kinks. I can’t remember 6, then Oasis.

You’re touring America on your own, which isn’t so different from Oasis’s 1996 tour, which your brother, the lead singer, skipped.

Liam had actually made it to the airport in England, and as I’m getting on the plane he’s getting off because his wife called, saying, ‘‘We need to buy a house.’’ Now, what they were doing for the previous three months is anybody’s guess. Probably picking gnats out of each other’s hair like monkeys. The first gig was a 16,000-seat arena, and the singer’s not turned up. That killed us stone dead in America. We never recovered.

Liam has a reputation for being unpredictable.

This is rock ’n’ roll. Would Johnny Rotten have gotten a house on the eve of an American tour? Keith Richards? John Lennon? You either want it or you don’t, and I wholeheartedly blame him for us never becoming as big in America as we were in England. Admittedly he did buy a nice house.

You’ve said that Oasis’ famously fraught third album, “Be Here Now,” suffered because of the amount of cocaine you guys were doing at the time.

I was so focused on the partying and drug-taking that it was just a case of listening to it and going, Screw it. I should have gone off and done some living with the royalties from ‘‘Morning Glory,’’ yet there we were back in the studio messing around with bass drums. It was just a case of listening to it and going, That will do. At that moment, I needed a drug habit,a chimp, a Rolls-Royce and a top hat and cane.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry once suggested that cocaine isn’t particularly expensive. What’s expensive are the decisions you make under its influence. Agree?

Oh, yes, yes indeed. I got a £110,000 supercar that was built for myself, and I didn’t even have a driving license. They said it would take about a year and a half to build, and I was thinking, Great, I’ll have easily learned to drive in a year and a half. Like a small dog,I completely forgot about it and started partying with supermodels, and about a year and a half later somebody delivered it to my house, and I had no idea what they were talking about.

You grew up poor. Are you doing anything to prevent your kids from becoming the idle rich?

I don’t give a [expletive] if they don’t have to work. If you didn’t have to work, would you? I’m hoping they’ll be happy.

The most miserable people I know are those who don’t have to work.

My son ain’t going to be miserable because he’s going to be the child of a rock star, the end.

INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CONDENSED AND EDITED.

A version of this interview appeared in print on November 27, 2011, on page MM14 of the Sunday Magazine with the headline: NOEL GALLAGHER IS ON HIS OWN.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Kasabian Wouldn't Ask Noel Gallagher To Join Them













Kasabian wouldn't ask Noel Gallagher to join their band because he would "dictate everything".

Former Oasis guitarist Noel recently said he would have loved to join the 'Days are Forgotten' band if they had asked, but singer Tom Meighan isn't sure his personality would fir with the rest of the group.

He said: "Nah, he'd dictate everything too much. Seriously, he would have been f***ing brilliant, but he has his own thing going on now."

Noel is now frontman of solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and currently touring the US. He recently admitted he is particularly fussy to tour with, especially when it comes to keeping things clean, saying a stray banana skin "would not last 10 f***ing seconds on my tour bus."

Tom's bandmate, Serge Pizzorno, added while he may not be a good member of Kasabian, they're still good friends with Noel.

He said: "We're good mates, so we could wheel him out no problem."

However, Tom plays down any comparisons between them and Oasis, saying they have the "same spirit," but are very different as bands.

He added to Shortlist magazine: "They were one offs. A phenomenon."

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Beady Eye To Play Oasis Songs On Next Time They Tour?













Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye may play Oasis songs when they tour next year.

Beady Eye may play Oasis songs when they next tour.

The group - made up from the remaining members of the 'Don't Look Back in Anger' band after Noel Gallagher left - refused to play any of their former songs since forming and releasing debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', but singer Liam Gallagher is now reconsidering this position.

He told US radio station Live 105: "The mentality is, Oasis was no longer, we believed, and still believe, in our album, and we're not going to play any old songs and we're going to stick to it until the end of the year.

"And maybe next time we go out, next year, with the new album, we could get a few in there - who knows.

"But I think we've done alright without playing them. I've got no desire to play them at the moment to be quite honest, I've heard them enough. But, you know, maybe next year we might throw a few in there."

Noel - who hasn't spoken to his brother since he walked out of Oasis - has been playing tracks from the band's back catalogue on live dates promoting his new High Flying Birds project, but Liam thinks he has equal claim to perform the songs, even though his brother wrote most of them.

He added: "If I wanted to play them we'd play them, no one's stopping us from playing them, I feel they're my songs as much as Noel's , regardless of whether I wrote them."

Comparing himself to legendary vocalist Elvis Presley, he added: "It's like Elvis, you'd hate the guy who wrote Elvis's songs to be singing them wouldn't you? You wouldn't know what the f**k was going on. If I want to play them, I'll play them."

Source: www.tourdates.co.uk

Tickets Go On Sale Today For More Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds UK Dates











Earlier this month we announced that Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' 2012 tour of UK and Ireland had sold out and that due to very high demand for tickets the band were looking to add more dates.

www.NoelGallagher.com is pleased to announce that these extra shows have now been arranged. The band's confirmed UK tour dates, including the extra shows, now are:

13th Feb 12 - MANCHESTER, Manchester Evening News Arena - SOLD OUT
14th Feb 12 - ABERDEEN, P&J Arena **NEW DATE**
16th Feb 12 - BELFAST, Odyssey Arena - GET TICKETS: Artist Ticket Link // Ticketmaster
17th Feb 12 - DUBLIN, The O2 - SOLD OUT
19th Feb 12 - SHEFFIELD, Motorpoint Arena **NEW DATE**
23rd Feb 12 - NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena - SOLD OUT
24th Feb 12 - GLASGOW, SECC Hall 4 - SOLD OUT
26th Feb 12 - LONDON, The O2 - SOLD OUT
01st Mar 12 - BIRMINGHAM, NIA - SOLD OUT
17th July 12 - EDINBURGH, Edinburgh Castle **NEW DATE**
04th Sept 12 - BOURNEMOUTH, BIC **NEW DATE**
06th Sept 12 - LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena **NEW DATE**
09th Sept 12 - CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena **NEW DATE**
10th Sept 12 - NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena **NEW DATE**

Tickets for the gigs go on general sale at 9am on today through www.NoelGallagher.com



Source: www.noelgallagher.com

24 November 2011

Listen Again To Oasis' Definitely Maybe On Zane Lowe's Masterpieces













Oasis' classic debut album 'Definitely Maybe' was featured tonight on UK Radio 1 as part of Zane Lowe's 'Masterpieces' series. The programme featured interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher recorded especially for the show.

'Definitely Maybe' was released on 30th August 1994 on Creation Records and debuted at number 1 in the album charts. On release it became the UK's fastest-selling debut album and featured classics such as 'Rock 'n' Roll Star', 'Live Forever', 'Supersonic', 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' and 'Slide Away', all of which became live favourites throughout the band's career.

In 2004 Big Brother Recordings released a DVD documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the release.

To listen to the programme again click here.

On This Day In Oasis History...













The videos below are from November 24th 2006 when an interview with Noel Gallagher conducted by Zane Lowe was broadcast on MTV 2.

Noel also played a number of acoustic tracks on Radio Deejay in Italy on the same day. Check out videos for 'Wonderwall' and 'Don't Look Back In Anger' here and here.







The Top 20 Biggest Selling Debut Albums Of 2011













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's' has been named as the third biggest selling debut album of 2011, according to the Official Charts Company.

Beady Eye's 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' has been named as the sixth biggest selling debut album of 2011.

The Official Charts Company also revealed that eight of the Top 10 biggest selling debut albums of the year were made by British artists. The two exceptions were 'Killer Love', the first album from former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, and Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative LP 'Watch The Throne'.

The Top 20 biggest selling debut albums of 2011 are:

01 Jessie J – 'Who You Are'
02. Ed Sheeran – '+'
03. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds – 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'
04. The Vaccines – 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?'
05. Katy B – 'On A Mission'
06. Beady Eye – 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'
07. Nicole Scherzinger – 'Killer Love'
08. Hugh Laurie – 'Let Them Talk'
09. Matt Cardle – 'Letters'
10. Watch The Throne – 'Watch The Throne'
11. Bad Meets Evil – 'Hell: The Sequel'
12. Nero – 'Welcome Reality'
13. Christina Perri – 'Lovestrong'
14. Cher Lloyd – 'Sticks + Stones'
15. Wretch 32 – 'Black And White'
16. Miles Kane – 'Colour Of The Trap'
17. Foster The People – 'Torches'
18. Clare Maguire – 'Light After Dark'
19. Mary Byrne – 'Mine & Yours'
20. Alexis Jordan – 'Alexis Jordan'

Liam Gallagher Help Various Cancer Charities













Liam Gallagher has signed up to support a local musical which is raising money for cancer charities.

The Beady Eye frontman took time out before performing at Birmingham’s 02 Academy last week to sign a portrait by Tamworth artist Sue Verity which will be auctioned in December.

Proceeds will go towards boosting the £1,000 raised by the musical Survive! which was performed at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre this autumn.

Funds collected are being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, EVE Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Former Oasis singer Liam is the latest celebrity, after actors Johnny Depp and Roger Moore, to sign a portrait by Sue to be auctioned for the campaign.

Survive! co-producer Nigel Davey said: “Liam was lovely.”

For more see www.surviveshow.com or call 07713 341 349 to bid on the artwork.

Source: www.birminghammail.net

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