31 January 2013

Ticket Details: Noel Gallagher At Wembley Arena With Kasabian, Jake Bugg, Russell Brand And More













Tickets go on General Sale at 7:30 (UK Time) tomorrow (1 Feb) here and here.

Russell Brand has announced details of "Give It Up for Comic Relief", to raise money for, and create awareness of, people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

"Give It Up for Comic Relief" is produced by Live Nation and will be held at Wembley Arena on 6th March, featuring top music acts including: Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sandé and Nicole Scherzinger. The night will also include comedy acts Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle, Russell Brand, Doc Brown, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, Jason Manford, with other acts due to be announced in the lead up to the concert.

Kevin Cahill, CEO at Comic Relief says: "Comic Relief has funded work tackling substance abuse for many years. We were thrilled when Russell Brand offered to highlight the issue and raise funds to help tackle the problem. It's a perfect use of his celebrity profile to front the Give It Up for Comic Relief gig and work behind the scenes to put it all together. He has played a blinder."

Money raised from ticket sales as part of "Give It Up for Comic Relief" will go to help support people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
















As soon as I find Official ticket details I will post them.

Source: www.stereoboard.com

30 January 2013

Noel Gallagher To Play Wembley Arena With Kasabian, Jake Bugg, Frankie Boyle, Russell Brand And More













Russell Brand has announced details of "Give It Up for Comic Relief", to raise money for, and create awareness of, people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

"Give It Up for Comic Relief" is produced by Live Nation and will be held at Wembley Arena on 6th March, featuring top music acts including: Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sandé and Nicole Scherzinger. The night will also include comedy acts Simon Amstell, Frankie Boyle, Russell Brand, Doc Brown, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, Jason Manford, with other acts due to be announced in the lead up to the concert.

Kevin Cahill, CEO at Comic Relief says: "Comic Relief has funded work tackling substance abuse for many years. We were thrilled when Russell Brand offered to highlight the issue and raise funds to help tackle the problem. It's a perfect use of his celebrity profile to front the Give It Up for Comic Relief gig and work behind the scenes to put it all together. He has played a blinder."

Money raised from ticket sales as part of "Give It Up for Comic Relief" will go to help support people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
















As soon as I find Official ticket details I will post them.

Source: www.stereoboard.com

Oasis Feature In Q's Ten Greatest Gigs Of All Time













What are The Ten Greatest Gigs Of All Time? Oasis, The Smiths, White Stripes, Madonna, Nirvana or U2…

Find out which iconic shows have made the cut – complete with exclusive archive pictures in the current issue of Q Magazine.

Noel Gallagher Believes In Better













Anyone in the UK spotted Noel Gallagher on the back of a number of Sky vans advertising Sky Arts.

On the other sides of the van (not pictured) is Andre Rieu and Cirque Du Soleil.















Thanks to Michael

On This Day In Oasis History...













On January 30th 1998, Oasis appeared on the Keenan Ivory Wayans show in Los Angeles USA.

Click here to watch the video.

Noel Gallagher Reveals His Tinnitus Agony













Noel Gallagher is a huge fan of The Smiths – but his love of Morrissey doesn’t extend as far as wearing a hearing aid in his honour.

The former Ooasis star has been for a brain scan as doctors try to get to the bottom of the constant ringing in his ears.

Funnily enough, they told him it could be down to playing a guitar at ear-shatteringly loud volume for the best part of 20 years.

So well done, Harley Street doctors — give yourselves a pat on the back for that diagnosis.

In all seriousness, though — it can be a nasty one.

The Who’s Pete Townshend suffers from tinnitus, as does Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Speaking on the one and only Andy Goldstien'ss TalkSport show, he explained: “I went for a brain scan. They did find it!

“I’ve got bizarre ringing in my ears. I think it’s just through playing guitar for the last 20 years so I had to sit in a tube in the hospital.

“It’s an accumulation of many things but I’ve had a bloody great time doing it all and if I do eventually die of brain disease it will have been worth it.

“The funny thing is they give you these headphones and I chose classical music.
“It came on and it was the exact music I play to my little kid when he goes to bed. I was in there for 25 minutes.

“It was horrible. I know what the results will be — ‘There is nothing wrong with you’. It’s another way of fleecing money out of you.”

Noel had the hump on Goldstein’s show the other week about the cost of dental hygienists. It sounds more like Saga Radio.

Good old Goldstein, a friend of the column, chipped in with his own story about his bad back.

Noel poked fun at him and sidekick Jason Cundy, calling them the Frank Lampard and Stevie Gerrard of broadcasting.

Andy asked who the singer would rather be and Noel said: “Lampard or Gerrard? Lampard’s got the better bird.”

Christine Bleakley's got her own money as well — which would appeal to Mr Gallagher and his purse strings...

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Noel Gallagher Proposed To Sinead O'Connor In Amsterdam













Sinead O'Connor has revealed that she once received a marriage proposal from Noel Gallagher.

The singer's memory was jogged by an interview question from Gallagher's brother Liam, who asked her in this month's issue of Uncut magazine: "You've always been effortlessly cool. How do you manage that?"

O'Connor responded: "Oh, that's sweet. I've never seen myself as cool, but I'm flattered. Actually, Liam's brother Noel once asked me to marry him, just before he married Meg Mathews. He won't remember, as he was off his face at a festival in Amsterdam."

Continuing, O'Connor urged the Gallagher brothers to settle their differences for the sake of their mother Peggy. She said: "I am so glad to hear from Liam because I, as a mammy, am not happy that him and his brother aren't getting along well, and their poor mammy must be very upset. Tell Liam I love him and his brother and I'd like them to get on with each other. Do it for mammy's sake, yer feckers!"

Noel Gallagher wed Meg Mathews in Las Vegas in June 1997, but the pair divorced in January 2001. He subsequently married his longtime partner Sara McDonald in a private ceremony at a New Forest hotel in June 2011. Sinead O'Connor's fourth marriage, to therapist Barry Herridge, came to an end after just 17 days in January 2012.

To read the full interview with Sinead O'Connor, pick up a copy of this month's Uncut magazine, which is available on newsstands now.

Source: www.nme.com

29 January 2013

Noel Gallagher Invites Paul Weller To Perform At The Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts














Noel Gallagher has invited tPaul Weller to join the bill at Royal Albert Hall.

Paul Weller has joined the line-up of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs curated by Noel Gallagher and due to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Weller will headline the London venue on March 25 with support on the night coming from Palma Violets.

The gig will be the final show in a run of seven nights of comedy and music put together by the former Oasis guitarist which will see performances from Ryan Adams, Kasabian, Primal Scream, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Russell Brand and Noel Fielding as well as Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn performing together as they support Noel Gallagher.

Speaking about taking part in the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, Weller says: "I’m looking forward to getting on stage for the final night of Teenage Cancer Trust at Royal Albert Hall. I’ve always supported the charity and have seen first-hand how hard they work and what a huge difference it makes to the kids. When Noel asked me to headline I didn't hesitate."

Tickets for Paul Weller go onsale Friday, February 1 at 9am and are priced from £35.

Source: www.nme.com

28 January 2013

Uncle Liam Gallagher Celebrates Nieces 13th Birthday In Style














He famously has a very tumultuous relationship with his brother and Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher.

But it seems Liam Gallagher is happy to put any animosity between the pair behind him for the sake of Noel’s daughter Anais.

The famous musician was spotted taking his niece and her mother Meg Mathews for lunch on Sunday to help her celebrate her 13th birthday.

The unlikely dinner companions were joined by Liam’s wife Nicole Appleton, their son Gene and Liam’s eldest son Lennon Francis from his first marriage with Patsy Kensit.

Noel Gallagher didn't appear to be have joined them for the family occasion.

The group, which also seemed to include two of the birthday girl’s friends, happily posed for pictures outside Lemonia, a family-run Greek restaurant in Primrose Hill.

Liam’s two sons both opted for bright coloured trousers to help their cousin see in her birthday, while the rest of the family opted for rock ‘n’ roll inspired outfits.

Meg, who split from Noel over a decade ago, was the only member of the group who wore light colours wearing an interesting striped shirt and trousers combo which looked like they had been inspired by pyjamas.

In 2000 Noel and Liam famously fell out after Liam made a derogatory remark about Noel’s then wife Meg, reportedly questioning whether Anais was his legitimate daughter.

The row was just the first of many for the brothers and in 2005 Noel said: ‘He’s my brother but he’s at arm’s length until he apologises for what he’s done.’

In 2009 Noel alleged that Liam came after him with a guitar ‘like an axe’ while the band were in Paris, resulting in Oasis splitting up.

That same year, Liam said:  ‘It takes more than blood to be my brother. He doesn’t like me and I don’t like him.’

But now it looks like Liam is extending an olive branch to his brother by taking Anais out for her birthday and it’s clear Meg has no hard feelings towards the rocker.

Anais is signed to leading model agency Select and last year her mother Meg shared a snap of her taken by famous photographer Mario Testino.

Since splitting with his brother and the rest of Oasis, Liam appears to have mellowed somewhat and has been spending his time on his clothing range Pretty Green.

Click here to see a number of pictures.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

26 January 2013

Noel Gallagher Checks Out The Strypes In London













Former Oasis man was among the heaving crowd crammed into the Old Blue Last.

Noel Gallagher was among the crowd that crammed into London's Old Blue Last on Thursday (January 23) to watch The Strypes – you can watch fan shot footage of the gig below.

The gig by the Mercury-signed band, who come from Cavan in Ireland, saw such lengthy queues that the band swiftly added an additional set to avoid disappointing the legions of fans and industry that had thronged to see them.


The band, clad in smart mod suits and with singer Ross Farrelly sporting shades throughout, played energised takes on classic rock and R&B covers including Bo Diddley's 'You Can’t Judge A Book By It's Cover', T-Bone Walker's 'Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)' and Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy'.

Gallagher is the latest in a string of celebrities to watch the hype-heavy band - once described as "One Direction in mod suits" on account of having only written two original songs - after Elton John caught them live in Brighton and Miles Kane attended another show.

All four members of The Strypes are aged between just 14 and 16 and they have appeared on Ireland's Late Late Show several times in the past year.

Source: www.nme.com

25 January 2013

Gallery: Noel Gallagher In London












Click here to see a few pictures of Noel Gallagher in London yesterday.

24 January 2013

Oasis Fans Needed For A New Book To Be Released Later This Year














The writers of the acclaimed book Thick As Thieves – Personal Situations With The Jam are looking for contributors for their next book -  Supersonic – Personal Situations With Oasis 1992 – 96

What they are after is personal accounts of gigs, songs, meetings, what the band mean to you and if they’ve inspired you in any way, changed your life, etc.

They would like you to pick one or two particular memories and if anyone was at Knebworth or Loch Lomond in 96 would like to hear about their personal experience of those monumental gigs.

To get an idea of what we’re compiling is to have a look through Thick As Thieves to show you what we’re looking for.

Also they would like personal photos of rare memorabilia, photos with the band and at gigs with your mates, etc. These photos must be of a hi res quality and 300 DPI or higher.

This invitation is open to people across the globe and not just UK based. Be part of history and this is a book by the fans for the fans.

Supersonic will be released in the Autumn of 2013 on Marshall Cavendish.

Send an email to info@streetsweran.com by February 10th for possible inclusion in the book.

23 January 2013

Tickets Still Available For The 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts













A limited number of tickets are still available for the 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, which will take place from 19 to 25 March 2013.

Featuring
RYAN ADAMS
KASABIAN
PRIMAL SCREAM
NOEL GALLAGHER
RIZZLE KICKS
DAMON ALBARN & GRAHAM COXON
LABRINTH
BETH ORTON

Plus an evening of comedy with

RUSSELL BRAND
NOEL FIELDING

Tickets for a number of shows are still available from the following sites:

www.gigsandtours.com
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
www.royalalberthall.com
www.teenagecancertrust.org

Full list of Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts as follows:

March 2013
Tuesday 19 - Ryan Adams with special guest Beth Orton
Wednesday 20 - An evening of comedy with Russell Brand and Noel Fielding and very special guests
Thursday 21 - Primal Scream
Friday 22 - Kasabian
Saturday 23 - Noel Gallagher, and Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon
Sunday 24 - Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth

Noel Gallagher is a longstanding supporter of the charity, and was asked to get involved in curating the shows by Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE.

Roger, currently on tour with The Who in America has been the driving force behind the concerts which have raised over £15million for Teenage Cancer Trust since they began in 2000.

This is the first time Roger Daltry has handed over the role of curating the series of concerts.

More info about the charity's work can be found at www.teenagecancertrust.org

22 January 2013

Gallery: Liam Gallagher Through The Years













From sibling rivalry in Britpop's biggest band to taking on the world with Beady Eye, we chart Liam Gallagher's journey through the years.

Click here to watch the video.

Vote For Noel Gallagher At The NME Awards 2013













Noel Gallagher has been nominated for the Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards 2013 they take place on February 27th in its new home at London's Troxy.

Best Solo Artist

Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Grimes
Paul Weller

Click here to vote.

21 January 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from January 21st 1998, when Oasis appeared on 'The Jay Leno Show', and performed 'Don't Go Way' from 'Be Here Now'.


20 January 2013

Liam Gallagher's Mad Fur It













It's hard to feel threatened by a bloke asking for a scrap in one of John Motson’s cast-off furry coats.

Liam Gallagher had a go at it after a heavy session in London’s Groucho Club – snarling that he wanted a fight with a snapper who caught him stumbling home.

His Beady Eye bandmate Gem Archer kept him out of trouble by hailing a cab – while Liam sunk to his knees for a breather.

Liam’s had some rowdy times at the Groucho, including a night where he blasted Paul Gascoigne with a fire extinguisher.

He had a heavy one even though he’s knocked drink on the head and reckons he’s more spiritual.

Hope he’s praying for forgiveness for that Sixties sheepskin.

You’d think he’d have learnt from the reception he got for the one he wore to the 1996 Brits.

Click here to see the pictures.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

19 January 2013

Cherry Red To Release Debut Record By Parlour Flames















Cherry Red Records is delighted to announce VOLUME#ONE the debut record by Parlour Flames is due for release Spring 2013! Parlour Flames is a musical collaboration between former Oasis rhythm guitarist Bonehead (aka Paul Arthurs) and the Manchester based singer songwriter & poet Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes).

Vinny and Bonehead have co-written & produced all the songs on VOLUME#ONE, playing the guitars, basses, pianos and keyboards. The vocals and lyrics were all sang/written by Vinny.

The record features Che Beresford (Badly Drawn Boy) on drums and percussion, Semay Woo on cellos, Anna Zweck (Samson & Delilah) on flute and backing vocals, Bob Marsh (Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot) on trumpets & fugal horn. Ollie Collins alos plays bass on a couple of tracks.

The record was engineered by Dave Fyfe, and produced by Parlour Flames in Boneheads home studio. Parlour Flames were so named by Vinny after watching a TV program on Victorian lifestyles, early performance spaces and the flames of faith and endurance.

The band will play a number of UK gigs in February. Check the dates here.

To find out more about Parlour Flames & to hear some samples check out their official website & Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @ParlourFlames.

Source: www.cherryred.co.uk

18 January 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














Below is a video from January 18th 2001, when Oasis played at the Hot Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


17 January 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














On the 17th January 2005, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer performed an acoustic version of Wonderwall for UK Radio Aid to benefit victims of the Asian Tsunami.





16 January 2013

Definitely Baby













A scan of an Oasis fan’s unborn child bears an uncanny likeness to the band’s singer Liam Gallagher.

Musician Alan Turner, 31, was stunned by the resemblance to the Definitely Maybe star.
He said: “I was like, ‘Wow, check the hairdo!’ It looks identical to Liam’s. I’m a huge Oasis fan. We’ve always said if we have a boy we’ll call him Liam.”

Alan and wife Claire, 29, of Dundee, went for a scan at 12 weeks and six days on Monday.

Alan added: “We’re pretty sure it is a boy after seeing the picture.”

Click here to check out the picture of the scan.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

15 January 2013

Win An Exclusive Press Pack From Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green













The success of London Collections: Men this month was another milestone for UK menswear and Pretty Green are very proud to have been a part of it.

Click here to be in with a chance of winning an exclusive press pack from the LC: M Autumn Winter '13 show.

On This Day In Oasis History...














Below is a video from January 15th 1998, when Noel Gallagher appeared on Much Music in Toronto, Canada.



Noel Gallagher To Play At This Year's Glastonbury Festival?













Noel Gallagher is being tipped to play this year’s Glastonbury festival, according to website efestivals.co.uk.

Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac have already been linked to this year’s music bash.

No official word yet, but I will keep you updated.

14 January 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














Below is a video from January 14th 2001, when Oasis played at the Rock In Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


13 January 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from January 13th 2009, when Liam Gallagher was interviewed back stage at the Forest National in Brussels, Belgium.


12 January 2013

Listen To Andy Bell's Mix For Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green After Party













To celebrate Pretty Green's debut at the London Collections: Men line-up for Autumn Winter 2013, Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell put together a special setlist which he mixed at the after party into the night.

Noel Gallagher's Fantasy Manager













Noel Gallagher tells the Fantasy Football Club who his fantasy manager would have been if he was a professional footballer.

Click here to watch the video.

Parlour Flames To Sign Start UK Tour Next Month













Former Oasis founding member Bonehead, will be touring with his new band Parlour Flames in Febuary.

Click here for ticket details, it's been reported that the band will sign a record deal with Cherry Red Records next week.

On This Day In Oasis History...














"All Around The World" is a song by British rock band Oasis. Released on the 12th of January 1998, the track peaked at Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart; it is the longest single ever to do so. It went Silver in the UK.




















"All Around the World", nearly ten minutes long, is embellished with string and horn pieces, and is followed by a two-minute-long instrumental, "All Around the World (Reprise)". Upon its release the reviews were generally positive. It is in keeping with many Oasis songs, such as "Whatever", "Acquiesce", "Live Forever" in that it preaches the belief that "it's gonna be okay". It also features a backing vocal in the coda remarkably similar to the corresponding section in The Beatles' song "Hey Jude".

History

The song was one of the first to be written by Noel, and there are recorded sessions of the band rehearsing it at the Boardwalk club as early as 1992. However, despite Noel's fondness for the song, it did not appear on their first two albums, Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, as he wanted to wait until the band could afford to produce the song in the extravagant manner in which it was to eventually appear. From time to time, Gallagher has claimed that this is one of the best songs he has ever written.

As early as Spring 1994, the final production sound for this song was envisaged. On the interview Wibbling Rivalry, Noel Gallagher said of the song, "With Supersonic, I worried I was never going to write another song after that 'cos I thought, 'It sounds that good'... Two days later I superseded it by about 50 fuckin' times. The reason we haven't recorded that song is because there isn't enough money in Creation Records' bank balance to pay for the production of that record. When we do that record..." Noel also added when asked if there would be an orchestra on it, "Orchestras, man? It's not got to be one, it's got to be two".

Video



Keeping with the feel of the song, the video was also a lavish affair. Featuring the band in a yellow spaceship, the animated piece saw them travel through a world akin to The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film. The video was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and apparently took 24 computer animators 6 months to make. The video itself is not as long as the song, lasting just over seven minutes. The part of the song that was cut out is mostly towards the end.

Description

Noel described the song shortly before the release of the album- "I wrote this one ages ago, before Whatever. It was twelve minutes long then. It was a matter of being able to afford to record it. But now we can get away with the 36-piece orchestra. And the longer the better as far as I'm concerned. If it's good. I can see what people are going to say, but fuck 'em, basically."

"The lyrics are teeny-poppy. But there are three key changes towards the end. Imagine how much better Hey Jude would have been with three key changes towards the end. I like the ambition of it, all that time ago. What was all that about when we didn't even have our first single out? Gin and tonics, eh?"

B-Sides

The B-Sides of "All Around the World" were two Noel sung songs, The Fame and Flashbax. Oasis also recorded a cover version of a Rolling Stones song, "Street Fighting Man".

Trivia

When it was suggested that Oasis take legal action against pop band Hear'Say for their first single's ("Pure and Simple") uncanny similarity to "All Around the World", Noel simply laughed at the hypocrisy of such an act from a man who was famous for "borrowing" from other artists.

The harmonica pieces on the track were performed by Mark Feltham. Noel and Liam's then wives, Meg Mathews and Patsy Kensit and The Verve's front man Richard Ashcroft sang backing vocals.

Portions of the song's chorus were used as background music for AT&T's advertising campaign for "The New" AT&T.

The photograph on the front of the single was taken on Bournemouth beach in Dorset, England.

Track listing

CD CRESCD 282
"All Around the World" - 9:38
"The Fame" - 4:35
"Flashbax" - 5:07
"Street Fighting Man" - 3:54

7" CRE 282
"All Around the World (Edit)"
"The Fame" - 4:35

12" CRE 282T
"All Around the World" - 9:38
"The Fame" - 4:35
"Flashbax" - 5:07

Cassette CRECS 282
"All Around the World (Edit)"
"The Fame" - 4:35

This was the last Oasis single to be released on the Creation Records label, and also the last Oasis single to include 3 b-sides on the CD version.

11 January 2013

Noel Gallagher On Manchester City's Trip To Arsenal And Lionel Messi's Fashion Sense













Rock 'n' roll legend Noel Gallagher joined Andy Goldstein and Michael Gray to talk hangovers, Lionel Messi's fashion sense and his beloved Manchester City.

City take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday and a defeat, coupled with a Manchester United win over Liverpool, would see Roberto Mancini's men fall ten points behind in the Premier League title race.

"It's pivotal weekend. If United win and we lose, it's pretty much done and dusted," said Gallagher.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Source: www.talksport.co.uk

Liam Gallagher's Style Icons













The Pretty Green frontman took a break from showing off the AW13 line at London Collections: Men to reveal his fashion inspirations.

KEITH RICHARDS

“He looked like he’d slept in his clothes and worn them for about a month. You can look too smart sometimes. I hate that. I like shoes you’ve had for ages that look battered. What’s the point of having a fucking jacket if you’re only going to wear it once? You should wear it a million times.”
 
PAUL WELLER

“Paul Weller in the Jam era. Bands now are told what to wear. There aren’t any bands today that look good. I really like The Pistols too, but they wore leather kecks and I’m not really into leather kecks. You’re probably never going to catch me in hot pants, but then you never know what’s around the corner.”
 
GEORGE HARRISON

“He was the coolest one. Anything he put on, he just made it look cool. And he knew how to wear a kaftan. He could wear one and look like he’d just got back from India, do you know what I mean? I don’t know what it is [about him]. I just know that every time I see a picture of him I think, ‘I’m having that.’”
 
LIAM GALLAGHER

“Me. Because I don’t give a fuck. I was born that way. That’s just the way it is. I’m cool, man. I don’t know what it is. That’s the thing with Pretty Green – it’s not there to be magnified. I’m sure Keith Richards wasn’t thinking about it that much either. He just whacked it on and he looked cool.”

Source: www.mrhyde.com

Noel Gallagher Fans Raise Charity Funds Through Bracelet Sales












Fans of Noel Gallagher have helped to boost a U.K. cancer charity's funds by $9,600 (£6,000) after snapping up quirky bracelets fashioned from the British rocker's guitar strings.

The former Oasis star agreed to donate a bunch of his old strings to Wear Your Music bosses, who turned them into unique bangle-style accessories, available for $150 (£93.75) each for a limited period.

Proceeds from the project have been donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Gallagher is delighted with the amount of money raised.

A post on his Twitter.com page reads: "You raised £6000 for @TeenageCancer via @WearYourMusic by buying braclets made from Noels guitar strings. Well done (sic)!"

Gallagher has been working closely with the charity of late after taking over from The Who legend Roger Daltrey to organise his annual seriesof benefit gigs for 2013.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

10 January 2013

Gem Archer On Working With Dave Sitek And More














Beady Eye's Gem Archer has been speaking about working with producer Dave Sitek on the bands new album.

He told the NME "I didn't know whether he was going to build it up bit by bit: bass drum, drum track, drum machine, whatever. But no: it's like we're getting live takes down, but then he'll say stuff: 'It needs to be more this, it needs to be more that'. You know really getting in there.And this coming from a guy who apparently hasn't miked up a guitar amp for 10 years!"

Beady Eye, are working with the TV On The Radio musician on a new album, and It's fascinating them as they are making it.

Gem explained: "It's fascinating us as were making it. There are sounds there that we would never come up with. And I'm sure there are sounds there that he's never had to manipulate before, that he's never had his hands on. There's a real tug daily, because both of us are pushing each other. Sometimes it'll just go out there."

9 January 2013

Liam Gallagher: Dave Sitek Is A Musical 'Outlaw'














Liam Gallagher thinks Dave Sitek is a musical ''outlaw''.

The singer's band, Beady Eye, are working with the TV On The Radio musician on a new album and Liam, 40, is impressed at how fearless the producer is.

Liam explained: ''I don't know f**k all about [Dave], I didn't want to know anything about him, I just wanted to know he was up for it. I'm not blowing smoke up his arse... He's the best producer I've ever worked with, ever.

''His eyes are wide open, he's got no fear. We feel like a f***ing new band. He's out there, man. To me, he's a f***ing outlaw. He's got no fear, man, and he's right up for ripping everything into pieces and experimenting.''

Beady Eye - which also includes Chris Sharrock, Gem Archer and Andy Bell - plan to take their music to a new level on their second album and while established fans may be surprised by the changes in sound, Liam's only aim is to make a ''great record''.

He added to NME magazine: ''Well, we haven't got many [fans] to lose anyway, so it doesn't matter! And that's not me dissing fans: I do what I want for everyone, not just them. If we pick 'em up, we pick 'em up. If we lose 'em, we lose 'em. That's not the point.

''That's not what I'm doing it for. I'm doing it do make a f**king great record, so that I can sleep at night. Maybe the average Joe might go, 'Ohhh, no'. People don't like f***ing change. I don't like f***ing change! But you gotta do it sometimes.''

Source: entertainment.stv.tv

Liam Gallagher: 'I Know F**K All About Fashion'














Liam Gallagher has admitted that he knows "f**k all" about fashion and only created his fashion line because he was given the chance to.

Speaking at the presentation of his Pretty Green fashion label’s 2013 autumn-winter collection, the singer spoke to The Evening Standard and responded to people who are sceptical about his career in fashion.

“I’m not doing it to prove anything. I’m doing it because I had an opportunity." “I spend a lot of my money on clothes so I feel like I’m within my rights to do whatever I want to do," the 40-year-old explained.

"I know f**k all about fashion. I just know what I like. We might get bored of it in three years time, go back to our day job. But at the moment, we’re having a good time. It gets us out the house. So why not?”

Gallagher also critiqued the way modern pop stars dress: “They’re a lot smarter these days. The clothes are a lot more fitted. I tried on some of the clothes I used to wear back in the day, and they were all a hundred sizes too big.”

His wife, former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, added: “Liam has always been into clothes. He is very particular about what he likes.”

Source: www.entertainmentwise.com

Liam Gallagher Says The New Beady Eye Album Is As Good As Oasis













Liam Gallagher has showered his upcoming second Beady Eye album with huge praise, claiming that the record is good enough to stand up to Oasis' best work.

Gallagher claims to have taken more risks on the band's second album, and also claims that the album should have been released by Oasis during their heyday - instead of their critically divisive release, Be Here Now.

"This is the record Oasis should have made after (What's The Story) Morning Glory?" Liam says in a new interview with NME, although unlike brother Noel, declines to criticise Be Here Now, saying that he is still proud of the record.

"I'm not saying it's better than Be Here Now or it's going to be this or that - I love Be Here Now, I won't have a bad word said about it but when you're selling 20 million records, you've got people there going, 'Oh let's just chuck out that formula again'.

"So I'm a bit disappointed we didn't ever do it. But this f**king record: we've booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world."

He also speaks of his disappointment at poor sales of Beady Eye's debut album, adding: "Maybe it was too quick after Oasis... But you can blame it on this, you can blame it on that... at the end of the day people just didn't f**king buy it, they didn't get it, it didn't connect, so back to the drawing board."

Source: www.gigwise.com

Liam Gallagher Maybe Beady Eye's Album Was To Quick After Oasis













Liam Gallagher has been speaking to the NME about the bands debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding.

The singer said "The first album? There were some good tunes on there, some good performances, but I don't think people was up for it, man. Maybe it was to quick after Oasis. But you can blame it on that... at the end of the day people just didn't f**king buy it, they didn't get it, it didn't connect, so back to the drawing board. You're not judged by one record, you go back and do another one. We knew we were gonna do another one, and so we are."

Gem Archer On Beady Eye's New Mood And Experimentation













Beady Eye's Gem Archer has been speaking about the bands new mood and experimentation.

He told the NME  "We've been through something, all of us, and now we've had seven months to... I would never say 'reinvent', I wouldn't want to be that crass, but just have a look around the room, you know? And then this stuff comes out. And once you start building on the stuff, it becomes its own thing, rather then 'Oh we've gotta go and play this live'. That is absolutely not the point any more."

Another Gallery: Beady Eye In The Studio













Below are a number of pictures of Beady Eye in the studio working on the follow up to Different Gear, Still Speeding.



















Liam Gallagher Talks Wiggins, Weller And More














We always knew that he wasn't just all mouth and no (paisley) trousers. From a handful of T-shirts in 2009 to a fully blown fashion label with stores in London, Glasgow and Tokyo, Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label has come a long way in three short years. To celebrate, he staged a star studded presentation at The Arts Club on London's Dover Street, including the new face of the label Jesse Wood. In between admiring the parka-heavy autumn/winter 2013 collection we asked the Beady Eye front man about dressing sports personalities, Sid James wardrobe and why his worst dressed man isn't Noel.

GQ: You presented to Bradley Wiggins at the GQ Awards. If he asked you for something from the Pretty Green collection, what would you dress him in?
Liam Gallagher: Some really f*****g extra, extra small stuff or something made out of lycra. He looks good in a suit so I'd give him a few of those, man. Whatever he wants he can have.

When you launched the store in Japan, was there anything the fans out there were particularly "mad for"?
Anything with a Union Jack on it. I'm not the sort of guy that goes round with a f*****g clipboard asking, "What the f**k did you buy?" It was purposefully designed for those guys, we changed all the fits and sizes for them to create a 46 piece capsule collection of things you can't buy over here.

Paul Weller has previously told us he never gave you any advice on clothes. Have you ever given him any advice on how to dress?
Nah, the man's a legend. He looks cool whether he's in something I'd wear or not. You can tell the guy spends a bit of time getting ready and that's got to be admired. Same with me, you know what I mean? It might come out a bit more dishevelled on me, but a lot of work goes into looking this dishevelled!

What item are you most excited about in the autumn/winter 13 collection?
Black Label's where I'm at. I don't wear much colour or many logos so black's the key for me. I especially like the leather bomber jacket for next season.

Any chance Pretty Green will do black tie anytime soon?
Why not, man? We're not a one trick pony. There's this dinner jacket Sid James wears in Carry On Camping:a leopard print blazer with satin lapels. I'd like something like that. It's not all about baggy jeans in my wardrobe.

Who would you say is your worst dressed man?
Nigel Grant [brand director at Pretty Green]. What basically happens is he'll put something on and we'll say "Never f*****g design anything like that".

Check out a number of pictures here.

Source: www.gq-magazine.co.uk

8 January 2013

Celebrities Flock To Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Autumn Winter 2013 Season Launch













Numerous rockstars flocked to launch of Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green London Collections: Men's Autumn/Winter 2013 on Monday night (January 7th 2013) at The Arts Club and he certainly seemed to be in celebratory mode. He was spotted in his usual indie get-up with a black jacket and jeans, decidedly avoiding the opportunity to don a smart suit on the red carpet. On the other hand, he wasn't the only one - his longtime bandmate Gem Archer, who joined him in his band Beady Eye after Oasis, wore an identical jacket and their friend Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan favoured very similar style shoes. Andy Bell, also from Beady Eye, attended though looked distinctly smarter.

Gallagher's wife Nicole Appleton from All Saints was also at the event showing her support for her fashion designer husband. Aside from the new collection, he has several ventures for Pretty Green he wants to concentrate on in 2013 including a range of eyewear and bags to add to the business in its fourth year of running. 'We're looking into accessories heavily, having dabbled in footwear', he said at the launch. 'The world's our oyster really, we'd like to think. There's the opportunity to grow into what we want.'

BBC Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton was another guest at the launch, heavily pregnant and supported by her boyfriend Jesse Wood, the son of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Despite being on maternity leave, she took a break from resting to attend the event and looked 'pretty green' in a patterned turquoise and black minidress teamed with leopard print ankle boots that cleverly took the attention away from her bump. Though, as a fashion designer herself, you can hardly blame her for knowing all the tricks of the trade.

Liam Howlett from The Prodigy paid tribute to the label with a thin green scarf while his wife Natalie Appleton (also from All Saints and sister of Nicole) turned heads in a net top and tight leather pants. It certainly wasn't a night for conventional red carpet glamour but was dazzling nonetheless. The range of different styles donned by the evening's celebs went some way to prove a point Gallagher made about his clothing not fitting into one category, as inspiration seems to be everywhere. 'People might say it is but we didn't set out to create a Mod label', he insisted. 'It's music, from the Sixties and Seventies.'

'The Inbetweeners' star James Buckley was also in attendance looking chipper as usual. He hung up his role as the egocentric though secretly insecure character of Jay from the British comedy series in 2011 following a three series run and a closing movie. In November last year (2012) he married his long-term girlfriend Clair Meek at Dundas Castle in Scotland and the pair have a 14 month old son together named Harrison. Whether he's named after Blake Harrison, the actor who played Jay's best friend in the series, is unknown  though we'd sort of like that to be the case.

Click here to check out a number of pictures.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Another Gallery: Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green At London Collections













Last night Pretty Green debuted it's Autumn Winter '13 collection at the 2nd British Fashion Council's London Collections: Men show and it went off with a bang.

Liam Gallagher celebrated with family and friends alongside Jesse Wood, the Pretty Green face of 2013.

Check out a number of photo's from the evening here and here.

Thanks to AG

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