31 March 2013

Idris Elba Details Run-In With Liam Gallagher At Nme Awards















Actor Idris Elba has admitted that his confrontation with Liam Gallagher at last month's NME Awards was caused by a row over a hat.

The pair made headlines after they reportedly clashed at an after party at The Ivy in London in February (February 27), with eye-witnesses claiming that they had squabbled because Gallagher made fun of Elba's bobble hat.

Now, in an interview with the Guardian, Elba - star of TV shows such as The Wire and Luther - has confirmed that his choice of headgear was the reason for the incident. Asked if they'd had a fight, he said: "Not really. We just had a little exchange of words."

Then, when asked if his bobble hat had been at the centre of the row, he replied: MY hat, not a bobble hat. It got blown out of proportion, but we kept our hats on, so to speak. It was a good hat, man. I guess he just took against it. He must have thought it looked silly, because he tried to grab it.

Gallagher's band Beady Eye are set to release their second album this year, and the frontman has told NME to expect the record Oasis should have made after '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'.

He said: "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 fucking record: we've booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world."

Source: www.nme.com

29 March 2013

Noel Gallagher's On The Radio This Sunday













Sunday: 16:30 (UK Time) on BBC Radio 4.

 Poet and DJ Mr Gee talks to songwriters about poetry and how it influences their work.

The performance poet, DJ and broadcaster, Mr Gee - familiar from his work on Saturday Live and Russell Brand's Radio 2 show - is fascinated by poetry and songwriting, the similarities and the differences between these crafts. He seeks out songwriters who love poetry and hears from them about the importance of poetry in their lives and the way it influences their songwriting.

Noel Gallagher recalls going to see poets such as John Cooper Clarke and Lemn Sissay perform, and explains how his songs are metaphorical and imagistic, using the techniques of poetry.

Cerys Matthews, who came to fame two decades ago as the singer in Catatonia, is a Welsh speaker, in which language poetry is written in strict, elaborate forms. The poets she cites as influential include Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, whose work, formally, ranges as wide as the plains of America, with enormously long lines and patterns like mountain ranges. These poets inspire her directly, she tells Mr Gee, then she picks up her guitar and sings.

For Richard Thompson the influence of the poets he loves - Eliot, Yeats and John Clare - is more tangential. It colours the mood and tone of his great songs of modern England. Sometimes the rhythms of poems find their way into his songs. He is struck by the power of traditional songs, how they evoke characters, and unfold stories in images.

Akala plays a game, firing quotes from Shakespeare and rap songs and challenging Mr Gee to identify which is which. This leads to serious discussion about the common ground between Shakespeare and Hip-hop, and the poetic richness of contemporary popular culture.

And Rapper Jordan Stephens, from Rizzle Kicks, reveals how poetry was at the centre of his upbringing and how one poem is so important to him that he's had it tattooed on his forearm.

Mr Gee hears, too, from someone working the other way around. Ian McMillan, enthusiast of what his wife calls 'squeaky gate music' by, for instance, Captain Beefheart, reveals how songs have influenced the poetry he writes, some of which is then set to music.

More information can be found here.

28 March 2013

Noel Gallagher Admits He Wants To Be Involved With Teenage Cancer Trust 2014















Noel Gallagher has told Xfm plans are already afoot for next year's series of charity shows - and he wants to be involved again...

Noel Gallagher's told Xfm - after curating the 2013 series of Teenage Cancer Trust Shows at the Royal Albert Hall in place of Sir Roger Daltrey - he definitely wants to be involved again.

"Oh yeah of course, plans are already started for next year," he admitted to Xfm's Jon Holmes.

"First and foremost it is Roger's thing. If in any way I can help - whether it be playing, phoning people up, signing autographs, doing whatever and if I'm around I'm always here to help.

"I love and I'll take away some great memories from this week that'll last me a lifetime."

Noel Gallagher took on putting on this year's shows after being asked by The Who frontman - who had touring commitments in the US.

Ryan Adams, Russell Brand, Primal Scream, Kasabian, Noel himself and Paul Weller all performed at the annual series, which came to a close at the start of this week.

The highlight had to be Noel Gallagher putting one of Britpop's biggest fued officially to bed - by performing with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon from Blur on Saturday night.

They joined together for a special rendition of the classic Blur song Tender.

Accompanying them on drums was The Modfather himself, Paul Weller.

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

27 March 2013

Paul McCartney Claims Oasis' Comparisons With The Beatles Was 'Kiss Of Death'















Paul McCartney has spoken out about Oasis comparing themselves to The Beatles, saying that he does not think any band can live up to the comparison.

Speaking about his influence on the Britpop era of music in the mid-1990s, McCartney told Q that he was happy to be referenced by a new generation of bands but he felt they were raising expectations to a point that could not be matched when comparing themselves to The Beatles. "I'm actually kind of honoured," he said. "They could be copying anyone – even when things happen like Oasis saying, 'We are then next Beatles'. But I also think, Listen lads you can't say that. And don't say that, because it's probably the kiss of death!"

Going on to cover the Gallagher's legendary bravado, McCartney added: "In Oasis' cases, I think it was coming from them. In others it's the record label or management and that's never a good idea: The poor band! Now go and do better than The Beatles did. Not an easy task."

It was revealed earlier this week that Paul McCartney has admitted Yoko Ono's presence in the studio during The Beatles' recording sessions infuriated the Fab Four.

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher Says It Would Be Cruel If He Did Not Get A Knighthood Or A MBE














Noel Gallagher was asked by the NME asked with all the charity work he's doing is he hoping for a knighthood.

He said "Or maybe a MBE? It'd be cruel if I didn't get one really. Do you think the Queen reads the NME? I think she reads it online. Would I take it? I don't know. I won't get offered it. I can's see many ex-glue sniffers among the medals can you".

Beady Eye To Premiere New Single Next Month















Beady Eye will play the first song from their forthcoming second album on April 15, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for Liam Gallagher's band tells NME that the song will be played on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show on the Monday night after fans began speculating that the song would receive its premiere as soon as next week.

Beady Eye have recorded their new album with producer and TV On The Radio member Dave Sitek. Discussing the band's new album earlier this year Gallagher said: "I hate the word 'experimenting', but we are definitely experimenting. In five words, it's 'majestic', 'imperial', 'out there' and, er, what was the other one? Oh yeah, 'heavy'." A new track was played at London club night This Feeling earlier this month when Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell was DJing.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Beady Eye will perform at this year's Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka. The festival is headlined by Muse and Metallica and takes place between August 10-11. Linkin Park, MIA, The Smashing Pumkins, Fall Out Boy, Two Door Cinema Club and The Weeknd will also perform across the two day event.

Beady Eye released their debut LP, 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', in February 2011. The album peaked at Number Three on the UK albums chart and spawned the Top 40 hit 'The Roller'.

Source: www.nme.com

Beady Eye's New Single To Be Played Next Week By Zane Lowe?














It's been reported that Zane Lowe will be playing the new Beady Eye single on his BBC Radio 1 show next week.

More details to follow.

Beady Eye Set For The Summer Sonic Festival














Beady Eye are playing at the Summer Sonic Festival, they will be performing on August 10th in Tokyo, Japan.










Thanks to Mari

26 March 2013

Paul Weller On Joining Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn And Graham Coxon On Stage














Paul Weller spoke to the NME about joining Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn And Graham Coxon at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall last week.

Weller said how special he finds the Albert Hall, revelling in the space and grandeur of the building. "It's a very special vibe, even though the acoustics aren't great for electronic music," he said, adding how much he'd enjoyed seeing this year's organiser Noel Gallagher join Saturday's headliners Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on stage for 'Tender'.

"That was me playing drums on stage for the first time," he said. "Well, I say playing drums. I can't really, but I got away with it. It's a different perspective sitting at the back of the stage – too much perspective – but I could see the whole venue when Noel walked out to play with them. It was blown out of proportion, all that, but they've all grown up, that's how it goes, and it was a symbolic moment. Seeing all the faces in the crowd, it was very touching."

Noel Gallagher On Performing With Damon Albarn Graham Coxon And Paul Weller














Ex-Oasis man also confirms that he won't be curating Teenage Cancer Trust concerts in 2014.

Noel Gallagher has described his performance with Damon Albarn as like "John Lennon playing with Eric Clapton".

The pair performed 'Tender' together at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig run over the weekend at London's Royal Albert Hall with Graham Coxon and Paul Weller. You can watch the performance below. Speaking about the collaboration in this week's issue of NME, Gallagher said: "I think it's great for music fans. It's like when you hear about John Lennon playing with Eric Clapton or...well I don't know what the equivalent is. It won't change anybody's life but people could say they were there."

Before the performance, the ex-Oasis man had joked that he wanted to play 'Tender' with Albarn because it was "easy" to play on guitar. He added: "I suggested that we do 'Tender' for various reasons. It's a fucking great song. It's a piece of piss to play on guitar. It's got four chords in it. And more importantly the crowd loves it."

Gallagher, who curated the week long shows in Roger Daltrey's absence, also confirmed that The Who frontman will back to pick up the baton next year.

Source: www.nme.com

25 March 2013

Male Models Wanted For Newly Formed Clothing Company Hunter & Nelson















Newly formed clothing company Hunter & Nelson are looking for males between the age of 18 and 25 to come on location with them and famous photographer and record sleeve designer - Brian Cannon (Oasis / Verve and more) and take part in a day long shoot for our website, advertising and press releases ready for launch in April.

Applicants must live in the UK and be able to travel to Wigan for the shoot.

All you have to do is email your age, some pictures of themselves, and your location to: info@hunterandnelson.com.

Hunter & Nelson is a new clothing label made up of two people that design, hand screenprint and sell t-shirts, sweats and hoodies (all limited to 100 of each design in each color). The brand also sells embroidered fitted polo shirts and other products that are made in the UK.

Hunter & Nelson t-shirts have a traditional British heritage look and feel due to the images that appear on them and the way in which they fit, with a nod toward British youth culture and unity.

All garments come inside a hand screened tote bag with a pin badge and are sent out in pizza boxes (also produced in the UK).

Other products coming online later in the year will include mens Harrington jackets, iPhone cases, branded silver Shotgun Cartridge pentants and chains, branded leather loop key chains that attach to belts, and other goods.




Liam Gallagher Mocks Noel For Blur Collaboration















Liam Gallagher has taken to Twitter to cast aspersions over brother Noel Gallagher appearing on stage with Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon at the weekend. The one-off performance took place on Saturday (March 23) at London's Royal Albert Hall, where the Noel Gallagher-curated Teenage Cancer Trust gigs have been taking place since last Tuesday.

In his tweet, posted today (March 25), Liam Gallagher says: "Don’t know what’s worse RKID sipping champagne with a war criminal or them backing vocals you’ve just done for BLUE!"

It is unclear quite what Gallagher means by "sipping champagne with a war criminal," but he could be referring to the long-standing animosity between Blur and Oasis dating back to the mid-'90s, or possibly, he could be playing on the fact that Gallagher and Albarn attended The Brits last month as guests of War Child.

Liam Gallagher is, at best, a sporadic Twitter user, recently posting about Justin Bieber ("Wow Yeah Justin Bieber Rules ! LG x") but mostly passing comment on his favourite topic: brother Noel and his "high flying smurfs".

Beady Eye are set to release their second album this year, and Liam Gallagher has told NME to expect the record Oasis should have made after '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?'.

He said: "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 fucking record: we've booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world."

Source: www.nme.com

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...















Don’t know what’s worse RKID sipping champagne with a war criminal or them backing vocals you’ve just done for BLUE ! LG x

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Ed Sheeran Explains Noel Gallagher Charity Gig Snub















Ed Sheeran has defended himself after Noel Gallagher revealed he has pulled out of a verbally-agreed charity performance.

The 'Lego House' performer agreed to play a headline set at this year's series of Teenage Cancer Trust shows, before realising that it fell on the same week as his sold-out tour in Australia.

"I actually told him I would do the gig whenever he wanted, but the week they were planned I was in Australia with gigs already booked and sold out," Sheeran tweeted.

"Had it been any other time I would have made it happen but I found this out after I'd said yes.

"I think it would be worse saying no instantly without knowing, to be honest, and I said any other time he wants to do a show and I'm not on tour, I will 100 per cent do it."

Gallagher - who curated this year's charity shows at the Royal Albert Hall - previously outed acts who had pulled out at the last minute.

"I'd talk to Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons... and I got let down a lot," he said. "Everybody says yes to your face.

"And then the agent will call and say, 'Ah, they're going to be in Australia at the time'. Really? Well, they never said that to me."

He added: "But if the people that blew me off but said they'll do it next year actually do, it might be the greatest event since Woodstock."

Gallagher performed with Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon for this year's events, which also saw performances from Kasabian, Labrinth and Rizzle Kicks.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

24 March 2013

Video Report: Noel Gallagher Performs With Members Of Blur For The Teenage Cancer Trust













Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher have put two decades of bitter Britpop rivalry behind them by performing together for the first time.

The Oasis and Blur frontmen appeared on stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They were joined by Paul Weller and Graham Coxon for a rendition of the Blur track Tender.

Tim Muffett and Naga Munchetty report.

Click here to watch the video.

Noel Gallagher And Friends At The Albert Hall















The cessation of hostilities, when it came, was almost poignant – well, for those who remembered the mid-90s feud between Blur and Oasis, which gave the era's two biggest British bands license to insult each other every week in the press. On Saturday, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher buried the hatchet in the name of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, whose annual week of concerts Gallagher is curating.

They appeared together, along with the Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and Paul Weller (on drums, improbably), on Blur's Tender, separated only by a couple of microphone stands. If that didn't definitively prove hell had frozen over, a hearty backslap at the end did.

Even if their Britpop rivalry was always a joke to all except Liam Gallagher, who believed it was real, there was a genuine "ahhh" factor to this pop rapprochement. Middle-aged now – it was Albarn's 45th birthday – and with Britpop a sepia memory, it was clear the two men had more common ground than differences. "Noel? Noel?" Albarn beckoned. Gallagher duly appeared from the wings and they set about Blur's most pensive song, two veterans strumming and harmonising as cameraphones flashed.

In a musical sense, the shared moment was the only meeting point of a night that showed what different paths the pair have followed. As the night's main support act (the chore of opening was handed to the Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, who sang frazzle-brained folk songs as the audience chattered) Albarn and Coxon played just three other songs, each of which reminded us that while some people still bang guitars, they have long since moved on. Their set was introduced by Gallagher, who said cryptically: "Sit down, open your mind". One wondered what he made of what followed.

After an ambling cover of Kevin Ayers' May I, Albarn and Coxon were joined by Gallagher's old mate Weller, who was ecstatically screamed at, and the beat poet Michael Horovitz. The 77-year-old recited his Ballade of the Nocturnal Commune poem as Coxon honked a saxophone and the others played keyboards. Then there was a freeform composition written specially for tonight. Horovitz baaed like a sheep and spat words, only some of them decipherable: "War machine and bombs, teenage trust, old age trust, fruit juice!"

Gallagher has always professed to despise this kind of art-freakery, and it would have been wonderful to see his face while it was going on. It took about 10 minutes for his band, Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds, to expunge the memory of Horovitz's mischief.

Gallagher authored some stirring anthems in the early years, when he was driven by the compulsion to hear his music sung back at him by 50,000 people at a time, but now he merely pootles. The nine songs played from the High-Flying Birds' self-titled album were of a piece: Tesco-rock with the odd splash of psychedelic and blues window-dressing. Supersonic and Don't Look Back in Anger, nearly 20 years old, are magnificent anyway, but sounded particularly so in the company of Record Machine and If I Had a Gun, which use the four-square rock blueprint of the old songs but omit the crucial swagger.

More pressingly, Gallagher-as-frontman is a work in progress, and tonight Liam was never missed more. Maybe it comes of being the sensible brother, but Noel is a man who gets his head down and gets on with it, intent on giving fans their £75 worth. It got the job done here, spurring the fans into making every song a terrace chant, but it made you wish he would reunite with his estranged sibling. But can hell freeze over a second time?

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gallery: Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller At The Teenage Cancer Trust













Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller playing Blur's 'Tender' at yesterdays Teenage Cancer Trust concert in London.

Limited Edition Pete McKee Gig Poster Signed By Noel Gallagher Available Today














Artist Pete McKee is once again working in association with Noel Gallagher to create a special, limited-edition poster to celebrate his gig for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Noel will headline a very special show on Saturday March 23 featuring performances from special guests including Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.

The prints are limited to just 50 copies and are signed and numbered by both Noel and Pete. The prints will be available to buy exclusively from petemckee.com at 12pm on Sunday 24 March and limited to one per person.

Pete McKee says ‘It's always an honour to be asked by Noel to produce artwork for his shows and help raise much needed money and awareness for a fantastic charity. The Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at The Royal Albert Hall are now part of rock history and are always special events, so to be a part of that in some small way is a privilege.’

The prints are £120 each and limited to one per customer. All proceeds from the sales will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.


Video: Noel Gallagher At The Royal Albert Hall




Below are a number of videos from yesterdays Noel Gallagher's concert at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer trust.



Video: Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller Play 'Tender'













The video below is of Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller playing Blur's 'Tender' at yesterdays Teenage Cancer Trust concert in London.

 

Setlist: Noel Gallagher At The Teenage Cancer Trust Concert














Below is the setlist for Noel Gallagher at the Albert Hall yesterday.




















Thanks to Sandra

23 March 2013

Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon And Paul Weller Play Blur's Tender Live















Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn put two decades of Britpop animosity behind them tonight (March 23), when they performed together at London's Royal Albert Hall for a Teenage Cancer Trust gig.

Former Oasis man Gallagher once famously claimed that he wished Blur's Albarn would "get AIDS and die", while Albarn had retorted: "I can't make up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up!" But the pair have been meeting up over the past few years, and were happy to pose together at the Brit Awards last month.

And tonight the thawing of their relationship was complete, as Gallagher joined Albarn on stage for a performance of Blur's 'Tender' at around 8:30pm (GMT).

Gallagher has curated this week's series of shows at the grand London venue, and it had long been rumoured that he was set to collaborate with his former rock rival. But tonight's joint performance still drew surprise from the audience at the sold-out show, as Albarn started saying "Noel? Noel?" during his scheduled performance with Blur bandmate Graham Coxon, Paul Weller and American author Michael Horowitz.

Gallagher then emerged to cheers as he played guitar for a performance of Blur's 'Tender' with Albarn on guitar and vocals, Coxon on guitar and vocals and Weller on drums. The ex-Oasis man had joked to NME the night before that he wanted to play 'Tender' with Albarn because it was "easy" to play on guitar.

The night is set to continue with a full set from Gallagher.

Check the next issue of NME, out March 27 for an exclusive interview with Gallagher about the collaboration and pictures from the performance.

Source: www.nme.com

Beady Eye's Andy Bell To DJ In Manchester Later Today














Beady Eye's Andy Bell will be playing a DJ set in London this weekend and Manchester on the 23rd, visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for more details.



 

Video: Parlour Flames On Soccer AM














Parlour Flames duo Vinny Peculiar and Bonehead joined Max and Helen on the Soccer AM sofa.

Click here to watch the video.

Noel Gallagher To Play At The 'Teenage Cancer Trust' Concerts Later Today















Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon are set to perform at the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall later today.

Check back later today for all the details.

Parlour Flames Are On Soccer A.M This Morning















Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden are joined by Bonehead and Vinny Peculiar from Parlour Flames for the nations favourite Saturday morning football show, with regular features and all the latest from the worlds of soccer and showbiz.

Soccer A.M is on this morning at 10am on Sky One (UK Only).

Pretty Green Presents: Parlour Flames














Parlour Flames will play at Pretty Green Manchester on Saturday 20th April at 1pm to celebrate the release of their debut single.

More details of the free event can be found here.

22 March 2013

Noel Gallagher And Russell Brand On Xfm - Download The Podcast















He's back! Yes, Russell Brand has ended his exile from radio with a very special show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Returning to his old stomping ground of Xfm, Russell is joined by his old team of Noel Gallagher, Matt Morgan, Trevor Lock and poet-in-residence Mr Gee for a special show to raise money for Xfm's fund for Teenage Cancer Trust.

In this very special podcast, you can listen again to the whole broadcast… They discussed many things: Shetland ponies being made to moonwalk, what sort of animal Russell would have sex with, and why Noel's kids battered an effigy of Russell's face.

Also, Noel Fielding dropped by to talk about being drunk at a gig to benefit alcoholics and David Icke confirmed that the Mighty Boosh man was NOT a lizard. Download the podcast right here.

100% minus VAT (83.33%) of the price of this download from www.audible.co.uk will go to Xfm's fund for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Xfm's Fund for Teenage Cancer Trust is an appeal operated by Global Charities, a registered charity in England and Wales (1091657) and Scotland (SC041475).

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

21 March 2013

Parlour Flames Are On Soccer A.M This Saturday















Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden are joined by Bonehead and Vinny Peculiar from Parlour Flames for the nations favourite Saturday morning football show, with regular features and all the latest from the worlds of soccer and showbiz.

Soccer A.M is on Saturday at 10am on Sky One (UK Only).

Russell Brand Takes Aim At Noel Gallagher















Noel Fielding and Russell Brand performed for the Teenage Cancer Trust at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (March 20) as part of a week of special shows organised by Noel Gallagher.

The chaotic show was introduced by the charity's founder Roger Daltrey, after which Fielding and Brand appeared as a double act called The Goth Detectives, inviting audience members to offer up mysteries for them to solve. The show culminated later in the evening with them giving a 'gothmakeover' to an audience member, cutting his hair and draping him in black.

During the show, Noel Gallagher made an appearance to talk about the charity's work. But he was also the brunt of many of Russell Brand's gags. Brand joked about how Gallagher took the mickey out of him "murdering" The Beatles during the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Brand then joked that at least he hadn't "dug up their corpses and made a career of it".

Brand also played a video recorded at Gallagher's house, which showed the singer's children punching a Brand face mask while shouting, "I hate Russell Brand!"

Brand also performed solo for a section of the show, as did Fielding, who performed as Roy Circles, the chocolate finger PE teacher character from his show Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy. Comedians Tony Law and Seann Walsh also played sets during the show.

The Teenage Cancer Trust shows continue tonight with Primal Scream. Kasabian play on Friday and Noel, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Gruff Rhys appear on Saturday.

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher Attends The Opening Of David Bowie's Exhibition In London














Noel Gallagher and Tilda Swinton were among the stars who turned out for the opening night of the David Bowie Is exhibition at London's Victoria And Albert Museum last night (March 20).

A host of stars from the worlds of fashion, TV, film and music turned out to see the exhibition. Tilda Swinton represented the absent David Bowie, having recently starred alongside him in the video for single 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'. Also in attendance at the V&A were Bill Nighy, Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, Tracey Emin, Pam Hogg, Rosario Dawson, Kaya Scodelario, Nick Grimshaw and Pixie Geldof.

Pre-sale tickets for the show – which opens on Saturday (March 23) – have sold faster than any other exhibit at the museum. A spokesperson for the V&A said that almost 50,000 tickets have already been sold. She said: "We have sold over 47,000 tickets for the exhibition. It is the most pre-sale tickets that we have ever recorded for an exhibition."

The exhibition features 300 Bowie related artefacts, including photographs, film, set designs, handwritten lyrics and 60 stage costumes. Original Ziggy Stardust bodysuits are on display, as are Kansai Yamamoto's Aladdin Sane tour outfits and a Union Jack coat co-designed by Alexander McQueen and Bowie for the cover of 1997's 'Earthling' album. The exhibition runs until August this year.

David Bowie recently went to the top of the UK album chart with his new LP, 'The Next Day'. On Sunday (March 17), the much-anticipated album became Bowie's first Number One in his native Britain since 1993's 'Black Tie White Noise'. It also became the fastest-selling album so far this year, shifting 94,000 copies. Biffy Clyro’s 'Opposites' previously had that title, having sold 71,600 copies during its opening week in January.

Source: www.nme.com

Beady Eye To Play Italian And French Festivals This Summer













Beady Eye will headline Pistoia Blues Festival in Italia on July 6th . Tickets on sale tomorrow via TicketOne.

Beady Eye's participation at Solidays festival was also confirmed on their official festival facebook page. The festival takes place in France from June 28th through June 30th.

20 March 2013

Gallery: Russell Brand And Noel Gallagher On Xfm















Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher hosted a special Xfm show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Click here to see the pictures.

19 March 2013

Limited Edition Pete McKee Gig Poster Signed Noel Gallagher














Artist Pete McKee is once again working in association with Noel Gallagher to create a special, limited-edition poster to celebrate his gig for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Noel will headline a very special show on Saturday March 23 featuring performances from special guests including Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.

The prints are limited to just 50 copies and are signed and numbered by both Noel and Pete. The prints will be available to buy exclusively from petemckee.com at 12pm on Sunday 24 March and limited to one per person.

Pete McKee says ‘It's always an honour to be asked by Noel to produce artwork for his shows and help raise much needed money and awareness for a fantastic charity. The Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at The Royal Albert Hall are now part of rock history and are always special events, so to be a part of that in some small way is a privilege.’

The prints are £120 each and limited to one per customer. All proceeds from the sales will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.




















Liam Gallagher And His Wife Nicole Enjoy A Day Out Together















He’s known for being a bit of a rock and roll legend who causes trouble wherever he goes.

So it’s no wonder Liam Gallagher didn’t look best pleased when he was spotted doing something rather mundane – shopping with his wife on Monday.

Despite pulling a miserable face, it seems Liam did in fact enjoy a successful spend up with Nicole Appleton as he carried just as many bags as she did.

His wife, former All Saints singer Nicole linked her arm through his, dampening his hard man image somewhat.

The pretty 38-year-old also wore a parka, although hers was fur trimmed and rather sensibly she wore a pair of wellington boots.

Embracing her laid back look she opted to go make-up free, showing off her natural beauty.

After a while of picking up designer goodies, Liam’s mood seemed to brighten and as he left a sunglasses shop, he even managed to crack a smile.

Click here to see a number of pictures of the pair, below is an article from the Daily Star.


Source www.dailymail.com





Noel Gallagher Had A Bet On For How Long Russell Brand's Marriage Would Last















His divorce from Katy Perry was a long drawn out affair, but it seems Russell Brand is now able to laugh at his short marriage.

The comic was happy to use the topic for entertainment purposes as he ended his exile from radio and returned with a special show on Monday night.

Amongst the many jokes, Russell, 37, discovered that his friends and co-hosts, Noel Gallagher, Matt Morgan and Trevor Lock had all had bets on how long his marriage would last.

Joking around on the XFM show, which was being broadcast in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, Russell listened as his friends mocked his time with Katy.

Trevor began the comical assault by giving a review of Russell's entrance to the wedding on the back of an elephant.

However, before he could begin he stated that he knew the marriage lasted exactly 14 months because some of the guys had a sweepstake going.

Then in his best funny voice Brand added: 'Marriage is a sacred bond that can last 14 months.'

Poking fun at his shambles of a marriage wasn't the only thing up for discussion as his grand entrance to the ceremony was ridiculed.

Trevor said: 'I was just going to quickly culturally review one part of your wedding. We talked about this, I can't do the whole wedding, well parts of it anyway, or the marriage.

'It was a lovely moment it was the bit in a wedding where man usually walks into a church.

'In Russell's world it was a sort of solemn dignified journey on an elephant it was about 20ft.

'You came in on an a elephant with a whole crowd of people watching, you didn't smile and wave at anyone, and you came in with a solemn studied look.'

The jesting continued as Trevor said: 'The thing is when you're on a elephant you have to get off a elephant to do the wedding.

'The whole platform tips really badly forward... and then you're helped off the elephant by a whole team.'

Brand added: 'That marriage was shaky from the get go.'

Click here to see a number of pictures from the show.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Russell Brand: Noel Gallagher's Kids Destroyed An Effigy Of Me















Russell Brand returned to radio last night (March 18) with a special show on Xfm that featured Noel Gallagher, Matt Morgan and the team for raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Just like in the old days, Russell and Noel immediately engaged in some typically barbed banter - with the comedian revealing how the former Oasis man's young sons attacked a mask of his face in a "pagan" style scenario.

Russell told how he arrived at Noel's house on Valentine's Day - with a bunch of flowers for the singer's wife, incidentally - to be confronted by a bizarre scene.

"It was lovely to visit you at your house and meet your two delightful sons," Brand said. "There was a moment where your lad Donovan savaged a mask of me.

"The kids were there playing with one of those masks available from a souvenir tourist boutique. It was a sort of mask of my face. Another one of the children, Sonny, he had a mask on of Noel's face. Noel had been out and purchased them. It seemed very ritualistic, pagan behaviour… very peculiar, very unsettling Wicker Man antics in the Gallagher household."

"We used your mask to potty train Donovan," explained Gallagher. "They laid into it, the mask. They were chanting: I hate Russell Brand, I hate Russell Brand - they'd rehearsed it all day. I can't tell you, the rush of pride I had."

Meanwhile, Russell retaliated with a dig about Noel's brother Liam when the singer accused him of not coming up with any new ideas.

"Some of us like to retread the early years of our career incessantly," said Brand, "knowing that we've not come up with anything decent pretty much since the good looking frontman cleared off!"

Source: www.xfm.co.uk

Listen Again To Noel Gallagher And Russell Brand On Xfm












It happened! Yes, Russell Brand has ended his exile from radio with a very special show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Returning to his old stomping ground of Xfm, Russell was joined by his old team of Noel Gallagher, Matt Morgan, Trevor Lock and poet-in-residence Mr Gee. You can listen again to this very special show here… and there'll even be a podcast for you to keep and cherish later this week.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust: Limited Damien Hirst Print And Signed Adidas Trainers














During his live radio show with Russell Brand on Xfm this evening Noel Gallagher announced two further donations to help the Teenage Cancer Trust as part of the week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall this week

Damien Hirst has donated a limited edition print (pictured), which is set to raise up to £30,000 at auction. The stunning artwork, called Mantra, is a diamond dusted silk screen print of butterfly wings, from an edition of 50 and signed by the artist. It will go under the hammer at Bonhams London on the 17th July to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Additionally, Noel will be donating the last remaining pairs of limited edition signature trainers he designed in association with Adidas. Each pair will be signed personally by Noel. Only 200 pairs of these shoes were ever produced and they sold out instantly when first released. The Teenage Cancer Trust will be selling the trainers along with other memoraibilia connected with the 2013 performances via an online auction shortly after the Royal Albert Hall shows are completed.

For more information on both events go to www.teenagecancertrust.org

Print photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates
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Source: www.noelgallagher.com

18 March 2013

Listen To Noel Gallagher And Russell Brand On XFM Later Today














Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, Matt Morgan and poet Mr Gee are back on the radio later today to celebrate the Teenage Cancer Trust dates...

Tune into XFM between 21:00 and 00:00 (UK Time) to listen to the show.

You can listen to the show live here.

Another On This Day In Oasis History...














Oasis made their first television appearance, on Channel 4's The Word on 18 March 1994.

Click here to read a interview with Terry Christian who recalls how Oasis made their TV debut on The Word.

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