30 June 2012

Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Oslo













Click here for a number of pictures from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Holmenkollen Sommerfestival in Oslo, Norway yesterday.

Noel Gallagher Leaves Rihanna A Message In Oslo













Below is a note Noel Gallagher left for Rihanna yesterday after he played at the Holmenkollen Sommerfestival in Oslo yesterday.

Noel Gallagher On Mario Balotelli, Norway And More













How´s Norway Treating You so far?

- Well, it¨s raining on me, so it´s making it very difficult to see anything at the moment, but apart from the weather, it´s nice in Norway. Norwegian people are nice. It´s very clean here! London is dirty! London is a dirty place! I mean, I love England, but it could do with a wash... Norway seems to be very CLEAN!

So, what can the fans expect from your show tonight?

- haha, they can expect NOT to see me! Because of the fog...

Haha, but what if the fog "magically" disappears?

- If the fog magically disappers, they can expect to find five cardboard cut-outs on stage, and a CD player!

Really?

- No, not really, hahah! I don´t know! Every concert that one does is different from the other, but I`m sure it will be great! And, I`m playing all my own songs. Songs that I wrote all by myself...Alone...In my bedroom, hehe

So, your fans know that you´re an EAGER football fan, and of course your heart is with Manchester City... One fan said that you got the chance to do an interview with Mario Balotelli once... She´s wondering how it was?

- It was great! It was a little bit challenging though. He doesn´t speak English very well, and I don´t spean any Italian, but he is F*cking GREAT! I F*cking LOVE him!...He plays "gangster football"!

Do you think he´ll stay in shape for Manchester City as well?

- Oh, Yeah! I hope....

Source: kollenfest.blogg.no

Noel Gallagher Says F*ck The Mayans













Below is an interview with Noel Gallagher ahead of his gig in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway for the Kollenfest 2012.

Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Oslo













Below is the setlist for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Holmenkollen Sommerfestival in Oslo, Norway that took yesterday.

(It’s Good) To Be Free
Mucky Fingers
Everybody's on the Run
Dream On
If I Had A Gun
The Death of You And Me
(I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine
AKA... What a Life!
Talk Tonight
AKA... Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Whatever
Little By Little
Don't Look Back In Anger

Setlist: Beady Eye In Manchester













Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at Heaton Park, Manchester who were supporting The Stone Roses earlier today.

Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
Bring The Light
World Not Set In Stone
Rock N Roll Star
The Roller
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Wigwam
Morning Glory
Sons Of The Stage

A number of pictures can be found on our Twitter page here.

Behind The Scenes Of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Video For 'Everybody's On The Run'













We talked to Noel Gallagher and Mischa Barton both about drugs, cars, police, why videos are boring, Oasis, why stylists are gay and what musical instrument Mischa Barton would be if she could transform herself into one.

Noel Gallagher On The Stone Roses













Favourite tune: The Fonz

"The Stone Roses? Well considering three quarters of them are United fans they're pretty f*ckin' good".

Taken from the official Stone Roses tour programme.

thanks to @tonywigan1872

Stage Times For The Stone Roses And Support At Heaton Park Today













Below are the stage times for The Stone Roses and support at Heaton Park later today.

Hollie Cook 4.45pm to 5.10pm

Professor Green 5.30pm to 6.05pm

The Wailers 6.35pm to 7.20pm

Beady Eye 7.50pm to 8.40pm

The Stone Roses 9.10pm to 10.55pm

Beady Eye Roll Into Manchester













Beady Eye will support the Stone Roses at the Heaton Park in Manchester UK 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.

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29 June 2012

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













From Noel Gallagher's 'Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere' tour diary.

So . . . now then . . . yes comrades!!

I've been having so much fun that I've forgotten to send one of these things for ages. Sorry 'bout that but you know how it is (or maybe you don't?)!

Anyway let's see what I can remember eh? So, if my memory serves me correct I was in Stuttgart, in Germany, with a dirty little cold worrying over whether to pull the following night’s gig or not? Is that right? You tell me? I think so. Got dosed up on hot whiskey and Lemsip (the blackcurrant ones!) and sleeping tablets (to be taken responsibly young 'uns . . . just saying). Woke up the next afternoon in a very damp bed, freezing cold. It did the trick though. Felt well enough to get up and get down (so to speak!) and lo and behold the gig was fucking mega! The wiggers had done the trick!! Onwards to Hamburg feeling much better. Another day on the hot wiggers and Lemsip and ANOTHER top show! Who'd’ve thought? Not me that's for sure.

Think we had three gigs in a row which is unusual (for me anyway) and the next one was a big one . . . that Isle of Wight Festival. Reports on the news made it sound like some kind of recreation of a 1st World War battlefield. Now, I've never been to the Isle of Wight, so I was looking forward to it very much. Woke up in the New Forest and yes!!! The sun was out! It was actually sunny!! So much so that me and Nancy went for a lovely little middle-class walk amongst the flowers and the bushes and the trees and the horses . . . actually that might have been the day after . . . not sure, but I do remember walking amongst the flowers and the bushes and the trees and the horses.

You have to get a ferry to the Isle of Wight and I'll tell you something comrades, it was most pleasant. We even went up on deck and took photos . . . of what I'm not quite sure but photos were taken all the same. We had ANOTHER great show . . . the third great show in a row, which is unusual (for me anyway). This drinking whiskey malarkey is fucking MEGA!! Great crowd although some young 'uns did get a bit excited and lighted up a few flares and one did get lobbed on stage but no damage done and it added a bit of chaos to the proceedings which is no bad thing. That fella "the Boss" approved 'cause he was watching from the side of the stage and was laughing his little head off!!

So then we had a day off in the New Forest. The hangover wasn't too bad. More than manageable. Flew into the great city of Dublin that night for a gig the next day with them Red Hot Chilli Peppers and guess what? ANOTHER GREAT SHOW!!! That must be some kind of record? It must be. I can't ever remember doing 4 GREAT gigs in a row? Considering 5 days prior to that I was gonna call the doctor out for I sick-note, I'm pretty fucking impressed!!!

The singer from that band U2 came to see us with that fella Danger Mouse. It was great to see 'em. We had to leg it early though, back to London for an all too brief visit to see Bunny Dread and the Mighty I . . . that was yesterday . . . and today I'm in the very wet city of Oslo in Norway.

And that comrades . . . is that! You can consider yourself up to speed.

No doubt tonight's gig will be shite.

I will let you know.

ONWARDS.

GD.

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

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Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet













I just wanna wish the fab 4 good luck for tonight at Heaton Park...LG

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Two Unreleased Noel Gallagher Tracks Surface Online














Demos of 'God Help Us All' and 'It Makes Me Wanna Cry' have appeared online

Two previously unreleased Noel Gallagher tracks have appeared online.

The songs, which are titled 'God Help Us All' and 'It Makes Me Wanna Cry', were recorded during a soundcheck from one of Gallagher's recent shows.

'God Help Us All', though unreleased, has existed for some time, with Gallagher previously telling NME that he planned to release that and another track titled 'Revolution Song' later this year.

He said of 'God Help Us All': "I'm going to finish that one as well. I have got little bits of songs knocking around that I have managed to finish off as I'm not in the band anymore. All in good time".

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds embark on a UK tour in September. And will also play the iTunes Festival on September 12 at London's Roundhouse.



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Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher Enjoys An Anniversary Meal With His Wife Sara













Noel Gallagher put on a storming show at the Isle of Wight festival on Sunday and he found time to celebrate his first wedding anniversary too.

The rocker, 45, and Sara MacDonald, his partner of 12 years, married at the Lime Wood Hotel in the New Forest, a short hop from the Isle of Wight, on June 18 last year.

And we hear that the couple, pictured above, who have two children, Donovan, four, and Sonny, 21 months, were spotted celebrating their anniversary at the Lime Wood on Monday.

“They were having lunch in the hotel’s Scullery Restaurant before taking a turn around the grounds and looking very loved up,” says our spy in the fluffy robe.

Source: www.express.co.uk

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














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the Holmenkollen Sommerfestival in Oslo, Norway later today (June 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.

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Beady Eye Dip Into The Oasis Back Catalogue For The First Time













Liam Gallagher and band perform a 12-song set at intimate Warrington Parr Hall last night.

Beady Eye treated the approx 1000 fans to a few surprises as a new Liam-penned song called 'World Not Set In Stone" was premiered.

Liam also dipped into the Oasis catalogue for the very first time since the band broke up in 2009. The band whipped the crowd into a frenzy with powerful renditions of 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Morning Glory' .

Source: live4ever.us

Beady Eye Perform Oasis Songs For The First Time













Beady Eye last night (June 28) played a triumphant warm-up gig for their Saturday (June 30) show at Heaton Park, where they will be supporting The Stone Roses alongside The Wailers, Professor Green and Hollie Cook.

Playing a 12-song set at Warrington's Parr Hall, Beady Eye did not air their last two singles 'Millionaire' and 'The Beat Goes On', but as well as a new Liam-penned song called 'World Not Set In Stone', the band also delved into the Oasis catalogue for the first time in their history as a band, playing the Noel-written 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Morning Glory'.

Beady Eye played:

'Four Letter Word'
'Beatles and Stones'
'Bring the Light'
'World Not Set In Stone'
'Rock 'n' Roll Star'
'The Roller'
'Standing on the Edge of the Noise'
'Wigwam'
'Morning Glory'
'Sons of the Stage'
'Three Ring Circus'
'The Morning Son'

Source: www.nme.com

28 June 2012

Setlist: Beady Eye In Warrington













Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at Warrington’s Parr Hall in Warrington earlier today.

Four Letter Word
Beatles And Stones
Bring The Light
World Not Set In Stone (New Song)
Rock N Roll Star
The Roller
Standing On The Edge Of The Noise
Wigwam
Morning Glory
Sons Of The Stage
Three Ring Circus
Morning Son

Live Updates From Beady Eye At Warrington Parr Hall













Beady Eye will play at the Warrington’s Parr Hall in Warrington later today.

GIG IS SCHEDULED TO START AT 9PM (UK TIME)

Oasis songs Rock N Roll Star & Morning Glory were played, the band also played a new song 'World Not Set In Stone'









A number of pictures are on our Twitter page @here...

You can also keep up to date or tweet us pictures and updates @scyhodotcom


This will be the bands only UK headline show this year, tickets for the show were only made available via a lottery on the bands website.

Noel Gallagher, David Beckham And More Pay Tribute To Stone Roses Ahead Of Heaton Park Gigs











Noel Gallagher, David Beckham,and Damien Hirst are just some of the stars who have paid their own tributes to The Stone Roses as the reunited band prepare for the first of their massive homecoming Heaton Park concerts which will take place tomorrow (June 29th).

The Sun newspaper has apparently obtained a copy of the official programme which will be on sale to the thousands of fans preparing to descend on the Manchester venue during the weekend, and quotes David Beckham as writing: “The Stone Roses was part of my upbringing in Manchester. And being an East End boy, that’s saying something.”

“Their music has inspired so many people but for me it brings back memories of the most happiest time in my football career, when I started my career at Manchester United. The fact that they are back is incredible to see.”

Noel Gallagher, who has constantly cited the Roses as one of this chief inspirations, and Beckham’s former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs are also said to have left their own tributes, while the artist Damien Hirst has allegedly described them as ‘more important than Picasso’.

Source: www.live4ever.uk.com

Noel Gallagher On Paying Taxes, Westlife Euro 2012 And More













Noel Gallagher has been one of the most outspoken voices in British music for the best part of two decades. Never one to hold his tongue or any range of subjects, Noel was in town this week to play support to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in a bumper show at Croke Park. While there, Noel called a press conference to announce details of an upcoming double-headliner gig with Kasabian in Marlay Park on August 23rd next but seemed more intent on discussing other matters, like playing a GAA game in Croke Park as a child, the possibilities of an Oasis reunion and Ireland's performance in Euro 2012.

Have a peep at the highlights below.

On playing in Croke Park in 1983
Someone's just given me a photograph of it actually. I remember I scored, I scored a point. We got hammered, but I scored. I can't remember at which end.

On what happened to his GAA career
I'd gone as far as I could take that team. It was decided that I'd be better off in the music business. I'm not an athlete, too much hard graft goes into that. [My brothers] all played too. I enjoyed it at the time; I've got to say, until smoking, drinking, birds and drugs take over. Football goes out the window then, doesn't it? Just watching football is hard enough.

How did Noel end up playing at Croke Park?
The Irish community in Manchester has lots of Gaelic football teams and we played for one. We were the champions of Lancashire for years, from U-14s right through to U-18s and we came over here to play an Irish team and we got leathered.

We stayed with the other team's families. It's funny actually, I was in Australia in January doing The Big Day Out and I bumped into an Irish guy and he was about my age. "Were you in Dublin..." and he gave the dates of the GAA game...and he said his mam and dad had a picture of me. I must have stayed at their house. They often wondered if it was the same guy! I said, yeah that was me. Apparently I used to eat a lot of Weetabix, hence the fairly successful career since.

On what position he played
Oh I've no idea. I can't even remember what the positions are. I would have been some goal-hanging twat I would have thought.

On following Gaelic Games
My older brother Paul follows Mayo. If I knew [the All Ireland Final] was on I'd probably watch it but nobody would tell. I've seen a few down the years, it's quite exciting. I'm not too into hurling. Fuck that, it's like gang warfare innit?

On if his kids want to be rock stars
Who doesn't want to be a rock star? If that's what they want to do, but I've assured them that they're not going to be as good as me.

On what he's like around the house
I think I'm brilliant; my wife thinks I'm useless. I'm sure it's like any other relationship that anyone else has with their wife. I don't do a great deal. I don't have a shed, I don't do any whittling. Do I do the ironing? Good lord, no. I've got staff for that. Although I shouldn't refer to the wife as 'staff'.

On artist tax exemptions in Ireland
I'm a bit uncomfortable with that. There's only so much money you can earn. Nobody likes paying 50% tax but if that's the way it is, it's the way it is. I wouldn't ever go and see my accountant and try to squirrel away a few bob here and there. For what?

On how much tax he pays
Me? Well I sorted that out with Tony Blair in the 90's, I don't have to pay anything (laughs).

On Liam Gallagher and the possibility of an Oasis reunion
I texted him at Christmas, after the City match. I don't think [a reunion] is going to happen. It would be great for everybody else except me. I would be great for millions and millions but I wouldn't be very happy about it. I was in Oasis for nearly 20 years. I've been doing this, what I'm doing now, for one year. I'd like to see what it's like to do it for a lot longer.

I spoke to Gem (Archer, formerly of Oasis now of Beady Eye) recently, not about that, but nobody ever brings it up with any seriousness. Liam does publicly, but he says a lot of things publicly. I wouldn't take anything he says seriously.

On Ireland at Euro 2012
Why is everyone being so hard on the team. They played Spain and Italy, two of the semi-finalists - one of them is going to win it. You're lucky to get a kick off Spain, let alone a goal. If you look at it in the cold light of day neither England nor Ireland have good enough players to win tournaments like this.

On whether or not he was sad to see the end of Westlife
Why, what's happened? They've not been killed, have they?

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play a double-headliner with Kasabian at Marlay Park on August 23rd. Tickets on sale from Friday, priced at €49.50. Support is from The Cribs.

Source: entertainment.ie

Happy Birthday Tony McCarroll















Happy birthday to Tony McCarroll who is 41 today.

Beady Eye At Warrington Parr Hall













Last night Beady Eye played their only UK headline show of the year at Warrington’s Parr Hall.

Tickets to the exclusive gig were made available via a lottery on the bands official website.

The 1000 fans packed into the venue were treated to a new song written by Liam Gallagher 'World Not Set In Stone' and they also dipped into the Oasis back catalogue for the first time playing 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Morning Glory'.

They also played a number of tracks from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding, strangely missing from the setlist were the last two Beady Eye singles 'Millionaire' and 'The Beat Goes On'.

The band will support the Stone Roses on Saturday before they travel to Japan and Korea next month for two festival shows.

'Beatles and Stones'
'Bring The Light'
'World Not Set In Stone'
'Rock 'n' Roll Star'
'The Roller'
'Standing On The Edge of the Noise'
'Wigwam'
'Morning Glory'
'Sons of the Stage'
'Three Ring Circus'
'The Morning Son'

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

NME Readers Decide What Oasis Songs They Would Like Beady Eye To Play This Summer













The NME have conducted a poll to find out what Oasis songs fans would like Beady Eye to play live.

The results are below...

Rock 'n' Roll Star 17.8%
Live Forever 16.9%
Supersonic 12.5%
Champagne Supernova 7.7%
Morning Glory 5.3%
Wonderwall 4.5%
Songbird 3.7%
Don't Look Back In Anger 2.9%
I'm Outta Time 2.6%

Liam Gallagher said earlier this year that Beady Eye will include Oasis songs in their set at Japan's Fuji Festival in July.

He told XFM: "We're doing Fuji Festival in Japan, which is in July. And we will be dropping Oasis songs for anyone who's bothered".

Gallagher continued: "The time is right now, without a doubt. We were always going to do it, but we thought the [Beady Eye] album needed to stand on its own. We've done some good gigs, we've done some shit gigs. And it's time to drop them in now. Everyone else is. I feel they're just as much my songs as they are Noel's. And if people don't like it, go to the bar or fuck off. If they do like it, jump up and down, let's have a good time."

Win Tickets To See The Stone Roses At Heaton Park With Beady Eye


















Ahead of Manchester legends The Stone Roses return at Heaton Park this weekend, MM are delighted to give away a pair of free tickets to one lucky winner!

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What's Noel Gallagher Like Around The House?











Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds played Croker last night supporting Red Hot Chilli Peppers and just before his soundcheck he invited us down to the venue to announce ANOTHER gig. They’ll play Marlay Park with Kasabian on the 23rd of August. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Noel told us earlier on how he once played a GAA match at Croke Park in 1983 – he was on a Manchester GAA team called Oisin’s who were competing against an Irish team and he remembers scoring a point but they were beaten by the end.

So where did Noel stay all those years ago? Was it a fancy hotel? Apparently they were put up by the team they were playing against! Noel said: “We stayed with the other team’s families. I was in Australia in January this year and I met this Irish guy on the street in Melbourne. He asked me was I in Dublin on a certain date (the time of the match) and I said yeah. He said his mam and dad had a photo of this kid and always wondered if it was me and it was. Apparently I used to eat a lot of Weetabix, hence the successful career since”.

He’s so famous across the globe but do his kids know what their dad do and would Noel let his daughter go into the music business? Noel told 98FM “My 12 year old daughter knows what I do, my 4 year old has just sussed it out but my 1 year old…well that’s just chaos. If the lads wanted to pursue a career in music, that’s great. It’s a bit tricky with girls though in the music business. They tend to get exploited more. If two lads wanted to join a band, you wouldn’t worry but with a girl, you’d always be thinking of Amy Winehouse. Girls tends to be solo artists and not very happy in my experience but I dunno, if that’s what they wanna do. I have assured them though that they’ll never be as good as me”, he joked.

Speaking of homelife, we had to ask what he’s like around the house. Noel said: “I think I’m brilliant but my wife thinks I’m useless which I guess is just the same as any other relationship that anyone else has with their wife. I don’t do a great deal. I don’t have a shed or anything like that….I don’t do any whittling, I don’t collect anything. When I finish touring, it depends what the day is like. If it’s raining, I’ll sit in and catch up on any telly that I’ve missed but I don’t really make any plans”.

So does a rock star like Noel Gallagher ever do the ironing??? Noel told 98FM :”Good lord no, I’ve got staff for that”. He joked I shouldn’t refer to my wife as staff, she’ll f*****g kill me……I iron yeah. I’ve been known to iron my own shirts from time to time”!!! Who would’ve thought it eh!

He did tell us that he has no real interest in an Oasis reunion saying it would be great for everyone else except him. He also said not to pay any attention to Liam Gallagher when he publicly talks about a reunion!

To listen to the interview click here.

Source: www.98fm.com

Beady Eye Roll Into Warrington...













Beady Eye will play at the Warrington’s Parr Hall in Warrington UK today (June 28th).

This will be their only UK headline show this year, tickets for the show were only made available via a lottery on the bands website

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 or via our Facebook page here.

27 June 2012

Still Time To Vote For Liam Gallagher As NME's Ultimate NME Icon













Still time to vote, or vote again if you have already....

You've been voting in your thousands but now the search for the ultimate NME icon really hots up.

Liam Gallagher is in the final shortlist with Alex Turner, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and Morrissey.

Have your say by voting for ONE of the shortlisted artists here.

Win Tickets, Flights And Accommodation To See Beady Eye And The Stone Roses At The Fuji Rocks Festival













Click here for details on how to win a trip to see Beady Eye and The Stone Roses at the Fuji Rocks Festival in Japan.

Noel Gallagher On Oasis Reunion And More













Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds played Croke Park last night, supporting the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and just before his soundcheck, he invited us down to Croker for an announcement. He’ll be back in Dublin playing with Kasabian on Thursday August 23rd with tickets going on sale this Friday at 9am.

Would you believe Noel Gallagher one played a GAA match at Croker in 1983! Noel said “Yeah someone just showed me a photo of it. I can remember I scored a point. I mean we got hammered. Obviously the Irish community in Manchester has lots of Gaelic football teams. We played for one called Oisin’s. We were the champions of Lancashire – the champions for years from Under 14’s right through to Under 18’s and then we came over here to Ireland to play an Irish team and got leathered. My older brother Paul follows it – he follows Mayo. If I knew it was on, I’d probably watch it. It’s quite exciting and a great game. I’m not too hot on hurling – f*** that. It’s like gang warfare – any sport you have to wear a helmet is wrong. It was decided I was better off in the music business. Y’see at the time, I was still at school but quite quickly I went smoking and drinking and birds and drugs took over so football went out the window”.

So the burning question – has he been in touch with his brother Liam recently and will an Oasis reunion ever happen?

Noel said “No I haven’t been in touch. I last texted him at Christmas after the City match. I don’t think it’s gonna happen. It would be great for everyone else except me. It’d be mega for the millions and millions and everybody else it would be brilliant but I wouldn’t be very happy about it. I guess you don’t know what you’re gonna feel like in 20-odd years but right now, I mean I was in Oasis for nearly 20 years. I’ve been doing this what I’m doing now for one year and I’d like to see what it’s like to do it for longer. I don’t think anyone is pushing for a reunion either. Nobody ever brings it up in any seriousness – I mean Liam does publicly but he says a lot of things publicly. I wouldn’t take anything he says seriously”.

To listen to the interview click here.

Source: www.98fm.com

Noel Gallagher Is On Song As He Takes On Roy Keane, 'Crazy' Hurling... And Westlife











He described hurling as "gangwar with sticks" and dismissed Westlife calling it a day as "hardly The Beatles breaking up".

But, strangely, lifelong Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher was full of praise for former Manchester United legend Roy Keane yesterday, describing him as "one of the best five players the Premier League ever had".

The 45-year-old was speaking at Croke Park yesterday, ahead of his gig supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers last night, and revealed plans for a joint headliner with Kasabian in Marlay Park on August 23.

It's not often you hear disparaging comments about Gaelic sports at a press conference in GAA headquarters but there was no stopping former Gaelic schoolboy footballer Noel.

Revealing that his elder brother Paul still followed the Mayo team, Mr Gallagher said: "I've seen a few matches here over the years.

"It's a great game and quite exciting but hurling ? F*** that. That's like gang war with sticks. I'm not too sure about that. Any sport where you have to wear a helmet is wrong," he said.

The former Oasis guitarist was returning to Croke Park for the first time in nearly 30 years after scoring on the hallowed pitch in 1983 as part of a visiting Manchester side Oisin's.

"It's all done up now. I'm not sure there was even seats. I scored a point but I can't remember at which end," he said, recalling the match against local side, Kilmacud Crokes.

The future rock 'n' roll star had stayed with the family of one of the players from Kilmacud on that visit in April 1983 and was reminded of that weekend in the capital when he met an Irish fan while on tour in Australia in January this year.

"I was out shopping in Melbourne when I bumped into this Irish guy about the same age. He asked me had I been in Dublin on a particular date," he said.

"I said 'Yes I had. He told me his Mam and Dad in Dublin had a picture of me when I must have stayed in their house. They had often wondered over the years if it was me, the same Noel Gallagher . . . apparently I used to eat a lot of Weetabix," he said.

Describing how he hung up his GAA boots and started a rock band, he joked: "I had gone as far as I could. It was decided, that I would be better off in the music business. I enjoyed it at the time.

"I was still at school, then quickly after school, the smoking and drinking take over. Playing football goes out the window. Anyway I'm not an athlete, too much hard graft goes into that," he said.

Despite being a fanatical fan of Manchester City, he went on to reveal how he rates Keane of rivals Manchester United as one of his favourite all time players.

"He is easily one of the top five players that the Premier League has ever had. I thought he was a great player for United. If only England had Roy Keane now, they would win games. He was the one player who could take a game by the scruff of the neck and bully his teammates from three goals down to win. He was immense," said Gallagher.

Asked about the Corkman's comments on Irish fans singing as their side was losing, he added: " Roy is pure comedy. He should take over the Ireland job if he thinks he can do it better than anyone else.

"I've never met him but he probably hates me like everybody else," he said.

The star claimed to be unaware Westlife ended their 14-year career with farewell gigs in Croke Park last Saturday night.

"Westlife, have they been killed? What, they've split up ? Well, it's hardly The Beatles breaking up? They've split up, good, brilliant -- there'll be a party tonight so," he joked.

Tickets for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Kasabian co-headliner in Marlay Park go on sale this Friday at 9am and are priced at €49.50.

Source: www.independent.ie

26 June 2012

Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At Croke Park













Below is the setlist for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland that took place earlier today.

(It’s Good) To Be Free
Everybody’s On The Run
Dream On
If I Had A Gun
The Death Of You And Me
(I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
AKA... What A Life!
Talk Tonight
AKA... Broken Arrow
Half The World Away
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
Little By Little
Don’t Look Back In Anger

Thanks to John B

Noel Gallagher On Playing At Croke Park In 1983 And More











Noel Gallagher will play in Croke Park tonight as support to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it will not be the first time he has played the venue.

Earlier today Gallagher recalled the time as a 16-year-old schoolboy he played a match in Croke Park in 1983 against Kilmacud Crokes.

The Gallagher boys were involved in the Oisín GAA club in Manchester as youngsters and took the field as under-age Lancashire champions.

Gallagher’s memories of the match are vague except that he scored a point and his team got “leathered”. It was his first visit to Dublin.

“I enjoyed it at the time I’ve got to say,” he said, “I was still at school then. Quite quickly after school I went smoking and drinking. Birds and drugs take over. Playing football goes out the window.”

“I got as far as I could take it,” he said of his short career in Gaelic football. “I’m not an athlete. Too much hard graft goes into that.”

While in Dublin, members of the Oisín club stayed in the homes of players from the club. By coincidence Gallagher met the person who put him up in Dublin while playing a concert in Melbourne last January.

“He was about my age and he said to me ‘were you in Dublin at a certain date and I said yes’. His mum and dad had a picture of me and often wondered was it the same guy. Apparently I used to eat a lot of Weetabix.”

He was back in Croke Park this afternoon to announce details of a joint-headlining show that he and his band The High Flying Birds will be playing with Kasabian in Marlay Park on August 23rd.

Kasabian lead guitarist Sergio Pizzorno said he and Gallagher have been friends for eight years. The band supported Oasis in Slane in 2009.

Kasabian, who have been one of the biggest acts to come of the UK in recent years, have credited Oasis with inspiring much of their success especially bringing guitar music back to the fore.

However, Pizzorno said comparisons between his band and Oasis as “laziness”.

“Oasis made you believe that you actually be in a band. It was very much a punk attitude. We play guitar too, but that’s where it ends,” he said.

“Writers they have got things to do. They might read something you said and then they say ‘I don’t really like these cats so I won’t give them a chance and I’ll say what everyone else says about them’.

“We’ve kind of used it in our favour. For a lot of people we have been underestimated. When they come and see us live and listen to the CDs, there’s so much different that you can’t put us in the same category as Oasis.”

Tickets priced at €49.50 go on sale on Friday.

Source: www.irishtimes.com

Gallery: Noel Gallagher Press Conference In Ireland











Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher at a press conference today in Croke Park after his sound check, where it was announced that he will be back to play in Ireland again this summer at Marlay Park on the 23rd August.

Thanks to Sandra

Beady Eye To Be Supported By The Moons At Warrington Parr Hall













The Moons are to support Beady Eye on thursday at Warrington Parr Hall.

This will be Beady Eye's only UK headline show this year, for more information on the The Moons click here.

Important Information For People Collecting Tickets To See Beady Eye On Thursday













Well done to all those people who managed to get tickets for Beady Eye this Thursday.

Here are a few things you need to know to make your night run smoothly...

Please make sure you bring a copy of your confirmation email and photo ID (Drivers Licence/Passport), you will not be admitted without this.

Doors will open at 7pm approx. Beady Eye take the stage at 9pm approx. (Timings subject to change)

When you arrive at the venue join the queue that matches the first letter of your surname, if in doubt ask a member of staff

Have your confirmation/ID ready when you reach Box Office

Upon collection you must enter the venue with all members of your party

Please be patient. The band have requested that this event be collection only to prevent touts and ensure the event is for real fans. Distributing over 1000 tickets will take some time, and we will be working as hard as we can to get you into the venue as quickly as possible.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, see you on Thursday for what promises to be another top top night in PH!

Source: www.pyramidparrhall.co.uk

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Announces Double Header With Kasabian













Noel Gallagher this afternoon announced details of an upcoming double-headliner gig with Kasabian at Marlay Park on Thursday 23rd August. The supporting bill includes Yorkshire 3-piece The Cribs. Gallagher and MCD made the announcement in a joint press conference in Croke Park ahead of Gallagher's support slot this evening with Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This will be Noel Gallagher's fourth Irish show in less than a year, after performances in The Olympia, The O2 and tonight's Croke Park gig.

Tickets will cost €49.50 and will be on sale from this Friday 29th June at 9am from Ticketmaster.

Source: entertainment.ie

Artwork For Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Everybody's On The Run' Single













Below is the artwork for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Everybody's On The Run' single.

The single is being released on July 30th. The B side will be The Amorphous Androgynous 15 minute remix of the previous hit “AKA… What A Life!”.



















More details can be found here.

Noel Gallagher To Make Major Announcement In Croke Park This Afternoon













Noel Gallagher is set to make a "major announcement" in Croke Park this afternoon around 3.30pm in which he will reveal details of a major upcoming double-headliner gig this Summer.

Source: entertainment.ie

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Everybody's On The Run' 12" & CD Single Pre-order!













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release a new single, "Everybody's On The Run" taken from the eponymous double platinum album, on July 30th. The B side will be The Amorphous Androgynous 15 minute remix of the previous hit "AKA... What A Life!".

Click here to order, and to check out the artwork.

On This Day In Oasis History...













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





Noel Gallagher Lines Out At Croker Again After Making His Point 30 Years Ago













There are a few more wrinkles these days, but the bushy eyebrows and rock star sneer have not changed.

Oasis legend Noel Gallagher returns to Croke Park tonight to support the Red Hot Chili Peppers, nearly 30 years after scoring at the GAA headquarters.

Back in April 1983, the then 16-year-old was more in danger of becoming a GAA All-Star than a rock 'n' roll star.

He visited Croker when his Manchester-based Oisin's GAA club played an exhibition match at the ground.

Mr Gallagher gets the chance to play the stadium again tonight as his post-Oasis band, the High Flying Birds, supports the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Padraig Johnson, chairman and then selector of the GAA club, said that back in 1983 Mr Gallagher would not have realised that he was playing on hallowed turf.

"To be honest with you, looking back, I'm not sure if Noel or any of his teammates knew the significance of playing in Croke Park."

The young Gallagher -- seen here pulling a face next to the goalie -- is remembered by Mr Johnson as "always up for mischief".

"But Noel wasn't a bad kid. He was just like a lot of young men you meet, a little bit wild. You'd coach him and he'd listen.

"All in all, he was a very promising young player, and might have gone further in the GAA if he hadn't taken up rock 'n' roll," added Mr Johnson, who himself progressed to be president of the GAA in Britain.

The game at Croke Park came completely by chance, when the Manchester side were invited over to Dublin for the weekend by local side Kilmacud Crokes. "A few strings were pulled and at 11.30 one Saturday morning, I saw my young lads from Manchester coming out under the Hogan Stand to the sound of 'Amhran na bhFiann'," he said.

Gallagher's debut on the hallowed field is remembered in Croke Park's museum, in a book on display commemorating Oisin's centenary in 2004.

And the experience clearly did stick in the memory as the star has previously spoken about the game himself.

"We came to Dublin to play exhibition games against some Dublin teams in Croke Park. We were hammered though. But I scored a point."

Both Noel and Liam Gallagher played for the Oisin side but Mr Johnson said he "has no idea" why brother Liam Gallagher was not part of the weekend trip.

The Gallagher brothers were born and brought up in Longsight, Manchester by parents Thomas Gallagher, originally from Duleek, Co Meath, and Peggy Sweeney, from Swinford, Co Mayo.

Source: www.independent.ie

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird's Land In Croke Park














Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will support the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland later today (June 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 or via our Facebook page here.

25 June 2012

Stage Times For The Red Hot Chili Peppers And Support Acts At Croke Park













Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will join the Red Hot Chili Peppers for what promises to be a mammoth gig at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland tomorrow.

The official stage times for the Red Hot Chili Peppers live at Croke Park in Dublin are as follows:

17:30 – Gates Open
18:00 – The Vaccines
19:00 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
20:30 – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Times are subject to change.

Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Southside Festival Now!













Below are a number of videos from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Southside Festival in Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany on Friday.



















Others to follow as and when I find them.

Thanks to Melwen2626

Another Gallery: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Isle Of Wight Festival













Click here for a number of pictures from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Isle Of Wight Festival that took place yesterday.

On This Day In Oasis History...













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













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