30 April 2013

The Stone Roses Refuse To Comment On Spat Between Band And Liam Gallagher














Plus former Oasis guitarist Bonehead says he 'doesn't believe a word' of tabloid reports.

The Stone Roses have reportedly fallen out with Liam Gallagher following a spate of recent incidents on their world tour.

The Beady Eye man has made no secret of his love for the Manchester band and even supported them with his band when they played their mammoth Heaton Park shows last summer. But Gallagher apparently overstepped the mark during a recent incident in Dubai. A source told The Sun: "It's all gone a bit sour recently with Liam and The Roses. There was an ugly incident in Dubai when Liam said a few things that were totally out of order. It didn't go down well at all. Ian, John and Reni are all low-profile lads and don't subscribe to aggro of any sort."

The source added: "They were also getting a little bit pissed off with him ballooning on the side of the stage every time they played a gig. He had to be escorted off at one show and put behind the mixing desk because he was making such a scene. He was then slung out of there for spilling beer on the desk. He was generally being a bit of a knob - and The Roses can't be arsed with the pantomime."

A spokesperson for The Stone Roses refused to comment on the matter but Liam's former Oasis bandmate Bonehead was sceptical of the reports. In an email to NME he wrote: "I wasn't in Dubai with Liam, I was in Barcelona with him for the first gig at the Razzmatazz, [he was] totally well behaved and a good night was had by all." He added: "First I've heard he was kicked out in Dubai, I'm sure I'd know if he was though. I don't believe a word of it, he was out with his wife and kid."

Meanwhile, Gallagher has vowed to never play Glastonbury again. The Beady Eye frontman played at Worthy Farm with Oasis three times – headlining in both 1995 and 2004. But he has said that he would never play there again, adding: ''Never, ever doing that thing ever again because it's a nightmare."

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher Gives His Thoughts On When His Next Album Is Being Released














Noel Gallagher has been asked by Q magazine when he is planning his next album.

The musician said "I’ve still got all those songs I did with Amorphous Androgynous but the moment has gone now with that. Because it was written and recorded in the studio in a rather psychedelic manner I’m currently in the process of trying to work out how to play the fucking things on the guitar. But I’m not doing anything with any great enthusiasm at the minute. I know I’ll probably do it with Dave Sardy, I’ll probably do some of it in America. Other than that I’ve not really thought about it. I only got off tour in November".

The new edition of Q is on sale now, visit www.qthemusic.com for more details.

Beady Eye And Noel Gallagher Feature In The New Edition Of Q














The new edition of Q is on sale today and fearues an interview with Beady Eye, click here or here for details.

Ground control to Liam Gallagher. In his mission to be The Man the Beady Eye commander has pushed his band to the furthest frontier with their “cosmic” new album, BE. Explaining all to Q, he also opens up on his relationship with Noel and why his kids think he's an embarrassment. Speaking of Noel, he's inside the issue too – discussing his peace pact with Damon Albarn and why he’s trying to avoid calling Louis Walsh something unspeakable on prime-time TV.

Noel Gallagher Watches Temples In London















Noel Gallagher attended Temples' gig at London venue The Lexington last night (April 29), where he told NME that he'd been looking forward to seeing the trippy-sounding Kettering band for some time, but wishes it had been in a different venue than the small, cramped upstairs room of a pub.

"It's not really music that should be played in a pub," said Gallagher, who attended the show with Beady Eye member Gem Archer and former Oasis tour DJ Phil Smith. "It's cosmic space music – it should be played in an empty Death Star. Even an empty arena during soundcheck would be better. Imagine what they'd sound like with all the echo."

Gallagher was, however, gushing with praise for the young band, and spoke to them after the show. "I thought it was fucking great and I love them," he told NME. "When I was listening to it I was thinking about what the record's going to be, and the future of the galaxy depends on that record and the Jagwar Ma record. If those two records are right, then the imperial – what are they called, the imperial forces… those c*nts – will be defeated."

Asked if Temples and Jagwar Ma represent a newly psychedelic bent on his listening habits, Gallagher said: "I'm always listening to psychedelic music anyway, but it's a broad thing, it can go from Jimi Hendrix to The Bee Gees. It's not like reggae, do you know what I mean?"

Asked what he's currently working on, Gallagher, who is between tours and album projects, said: "I'm working on a building of love. I'm going to build it for everyone." Asked to elaborate on exactly what that meant, he said: "Don't be an idiot – just leave it like that."

Temples played:

'The Golden Throne'
'Colours To Life'
'Prisms'
'Sand Dance'
'Keep In The Dark'
'The Guesser'
'Shelter Song'
'Sun Structures'

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher Lays X Factor Rumours To Rest














Simon Cowell seems pretty desperate to get Noel Gallagher on the judging panel for The X Factor.

The music maestro, 53, has asked the rocker again, for what seems like the 20th time, to appear on the talent show alongside Sharon Osbourne, 60.

However, the High Flying Birds frontman, 45, is concerned he’ll lash out and upset long-standing judge and Simon’s best pal, Louis Walsh.

Noel admitted: “Yes I was asked to do it again.

“I think they think that because my tour’s fi nished I’m going to be bored, but I’m never going to be that bored. Sharon Osbourne gets £1.5million for it, I’ve heard. If she’s worth one and a half, what am I worth? Three? Three and three quarters?

“I’ve not got anything against the show, I just don’t want to be on the telly every Saturday night, f*ck that.

“You may be aware, I’ve got a slight case of Tourette’s syndrome and I would just end up saying to Louis Walsh: ‘Will you shut up, you c*nt!’”

Like most fans of the show, we’d love to see the Manc rock ‘n roller on the panel.

Even just for his comedy insults aimed at poor little Louis, 60.

This isn’t the first time gobby Gallagher has lashed out at the aging Irish music manager.

Noel previously told the world he thinks Louis is “mad as a box of frogs’’. He even went as far as saying sometimes, while watching the show, he has a sudden urge to strangle him.

He bizarrely mused: “That’s why they should bring it out in 3D, so you could literally lean into the television and just press on his throat a little bit.”

Noel admits he’s been approached numerous times by Cowell as “they need an Alpha Male” on board.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Beady Eye's New Single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' Is Available To Buy Now!














Beady Eye's new single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' is available to buy now on iTunes, Amazon and the official site.

The single comes with with a new track called 'Dreaming Of Some Space'.


29 April 2013

Beady Eye Talk New Album, Glastonbury And More














Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has told Xfm fans can rule out a surprise appearance from the band at this year's Glastonbury - or any other for that matter.

"Never, ever doing that thing ever again," Liam proclaimed to Xfm's Danielle Perry, adding, "because it's a nightmare."

The frontman failed to ellaborate on why but did say he has got one festival in his sights.

"I want to go to India. I know someone who puts a festival on there who says its alright," he admitted. "Just want to go there anyway. Not to do a gig. Just to have a nosey."

"We've told the agent, that's his job. If he can do that he's in," bandmate Andy Bell added.

Beady Eye are preparing to release new album BE on June 10.


Source: www.xfm.co.uk

Song By Song Review Of Beady Eye's Album BE














Taken from the current issue of Q that features an interview with the band.

1. Flick of the Finger

A dramatically altered Beady: urgent Velvet Underground beat, blaring trumpets, fuzzy guitars and Liam proclaiming, "the future gets written today". The central riff's from a 2004 Liam/Gem demo called Velvet Building, because "it sounded like the Velvets, and it kept building."

2. Soul Love

The anti-Wonderwall, as Liam's loved-up strum is subjected to terrifying electronics from producer Dave Sitek.

Liam: The whole song fits with the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the baby going to the moon. We might have to just whack it on the internet - I'm up for getting arrested, or sued.

Soul Love was remodelled beneath a giant screen showing 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sitek says he didn't want to change its acoustic flavour

Sitek: But I thought, What if the guitar belonged to an astronaut who's never coming back? He's on the spaceship strumming, as his home planet get's smaller through the window. So he underlaid it with gently ominous atmospherics.

Sitek: I was certain the band would say, Cut this shit out, but Liam listens to it at full volume and says, Whoever tries to cut out that ending is a fucking copper.

3. Face the Crowd

A terrific, gamboling riff in an odd time signature.

Liam: Andy always comes up with the fucking bangers, which is weird.

Andy: It's about the bravado of being in a band. I'm pretty reserved, but when you're on stage you've got to own it.

4. Second Bite of the Apple

A bassline like Joe Jackson's It's Different For Girls amid more fab brass and un-Oasis guitar effects. "The word is up, if you're tough enough," yowls Liam, Scott Walker's The Old Man's Back Again (from Scott 4) was an in-studio inspiration.

5. Soon Come Tomorrow

"What kind of love burns holes in your heart?", wonders Liam, among worried acoustics, bewildering synths and a contrastingly hot way-wah guitar solo.

Andy: It's pretty personal, about something that happened to me and Shiarra.

6. Iz Rite

Liam: It's like The Beatles on ecstasy, like a George Harrison-y Hare Krishna thing. Gem wrote it - I'm not saying it's fucking girly or anything, but he's definitely in touch with his feminine side at the moment.

7. I'm Just Saying

Andy: My gift to the Morning Glory fans - us doing what we do very well.
Super catchy and, yes, Oasis-y, but with that value-added, future-now Sitek zing.

8. Don't Brother Me

Liam: It's about a brother, but I do have two - and they're both fucking idiots.

Step forward eldest brother Paul Gallagher. Another Liam acoustic strum, wich launches off into the deepest, darkest Sitekville on hypnotic synths and a sitar-y clang.

9. Shine A Light

Tremendous opening riff in the style of The Stooges circa 1969 propels this way-out-there rocker with added backwards guitar. The rhythm came from a jam over Captain Beefheart's Mirror Man. Not even remotely Dadrock.

10. Ballroom Figured

First recorded with full band, but when it came to Liam to overdub his voice, producer Sitek stripped it back to just acoustic guitar.

Gem: It sounded amazing, so we kept it like that. That's production too- taking everything off.

11. Start Anew

Another acoustic track with Liam's sweetest vocal ever.

Andy: Dave coaxed the Neil Young solo out of me, and it spins into an ending that doesn't quite resolve. We never push the epic button too hard.

Thanks to Mr. Sifter

Paolo Di Canio Learned English From Oasis















Paolo Di Canio has a karaoke machine and Liam Gallagher to thank for his English skills.

The Italian’s former team-mate Alan Stubbs has revealed how the Sunderland boss struggled with the language when he signed for Celtic in 1996.

But, within a year, he had mastered the lingo — after buying a karaoke machine and singing along to songs by Gallagher’s band Oasis among others.

Stubbs explained: “Paolo’s spoken English wasn’t great when he arrived at Celtic from AC Milan. It was broken and stilted and it used to frustrate him.

“Then he came in one day and said he had solved the problem — he’d bought a karaoke machine.

“He decided if he couldn’t speak English, he’d learn to sing it.
It must have helped because, by the time he left Celtic a year later, his English was excellent.

“Paolo loved his music, in particular Oasis and the Manic Street Preachers.

“He’d learn a song at home, then belt it out in the dressing room the next day — at the top of his voice. It was brilliant entertainment, especially when he’d forget the words.”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Liam Gallagher And The Stone Roses Fall Out




Liam Gallagher has fallen out with his idols The Stone Roses after an “ugly incident” between the two camps.

The Beady Eye singer has been the Manchester heroes’ No1 fan since Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni got back together last year.

But things took a turn for the worse after the former Oasis frontman overstayed his welcome during their tour then overstepped the mark by shooting his mouth off in their company.

A source close to both camps said: “It’s all gone a bit sour recently with Liam and The Roses. There was an ugly incident in Dubai when Liam said a few things that were totally out of order. It didn’t go down well at all.

“Ian, John and Reni are all low-profile lads and don’t subscribe to aggro of any sort.

“They were also getting a little bit p***ed off with him ballooning on the side of the stage every time they played a gig. He had to be escorted off at one show and put behind the mixing desk because he was making such a scene.

“He was then slung out of there for spilling beer on the desk.

“He was generally being a bit of a nob — and The Roses can’t be ar*ed with the panto-mime.”

Liam was ever-present during The Roses’ amazing shows last year.

He went to their first gig in 16 years when they played Parr Hall in Warrington. Beady Eye, who have a new album out soon, also supported Liam’s idols at Heaton Park in front of a huge home crowd last summer.

But, as is so often the case, it has all gone pear-shaped with a bit too much of the Liam cliché.

He has a cameo in The Roses’ documentary Shane Meadows is releasing this summer — which the band might have regrets about now. Or is it all just part of a timely masterplan to promote new Beady Eye single Flick Of The Finger?

Source: thesun.co.uk

Listen To Beady Eye's New Single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' Now














Listen to Beady Eye's new single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' below.

Listen To Beady Eye's New Single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' Tonight















Listen to Beady Eye's new single 'Second Bite Of The Apple' on the Zane Lowe show on Radio 1.

It's the 'Hottest Record In The World' listen in from from 7pm tonight (UK Time) listen to the show here.


Listen To Beady Eye on Xfm Later today














Danielle Perry has Beady Eye on her Xfm Evening Show this evening, listen to the show online here from 7pm (UK Time).

27 April 2013

Noel Gallagher: 'I Can See Luis Suarez At Manchester City'














Andy and Jason were joined by rock 'n' roll legend and ardent Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher on Thursday night's show to discuss all the latest footballing news.

Gallagher said the ten-game suspension given to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic was 'harsh' and claimed the Anfield club are likely to sell the Uruguayan if they receive a bid big in the summer.

And Gallagher reckons Man City could make a move for Suarez, saying: "I think if you put £40m down, Liverpool would have to sell him. I could see him at Chelsea and I could see him at Man City."

Click here to listen to the interview.

Source: www.talksport.co.uk

Jagwar Ma Say Noel Gallagher Was Their Hero Growing Up














Aussie duo Jagwar Ma have responded to Noel Gallagher's claim that he's too busy talking about them and London psych rockers Temples to reform Oasis.

Speaking to NME previously after his Teenage Cancer Trust show last month, in which he united with Damon Albarn for a duet of Blur's 'Tender', Gallagher said whenever he meets his former Oasis bandmates, a reformation is never mentioned because "we're too busy talking about fucking Temples and Jagwar Ma".

Responding to Gallagher's big-up in this week's NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, Jagwar Ma's Gabriel Winterfield said: "That's ridiculous. Noel was my hero growing up.

"I'm starting to get a little bit freaked out by people knowing who I am."

Yesterday, Jagwar Ma announced details of their debut album, 'Howlin''. The duo – made up of Winterfield and Jono Ma– will release the LP on June 10, following their appearance at next month's The Great Escape festival in Brighton. Scroll down to listen to their new single 'Man I Need'.

Source: www.nme.com

26 April 2013

Another Behind The Scenes Video Of Beady Eye's Q Cover














It's one for step for... see who is over the moon to be on the cover of the new issue of Q - Q323 in shops and on iPad from Tuesday, 30 April. See www.qthemusic.com for full details. Video by Steve Neaves.

 

Listen To A Short Sample Of Beady Eye's 'Dreaming Of Some Space'














Click here to listen to a sample of Beady Eye's 'Dreaming Of Some Space', it is being released on April 29th.

Thanks to AG

Beady Eye On Xfm This Monday














Danielle Perry has Beady Eye on her Xfm Evening Show this Monday, listen to the show online here from 7pm (UK Time).

Beady Eye Announce Four More Live Shows














Beady Eye have scheduled four shows in Germany in July and August.

02.07.2013 - Berlin, C-Club
03.07.2013 - Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
05.07.2013 - München, Backstage Werk
22.08.2013 - Köln, Gloria


Tickets for the gigs in July go on sale today, more details can be found here.

25 April 2013

Beady Eye To Play Lokerse Feesten













Beady Eye are confirmed to play Lokerse Feesten on August 5th, tickets more information can be found here.

Noel Gallagher On David Beckham Playing For England Again















David Beckham won’t be blagging Noel Gallagher some free England tickets any time soon.
Noel reckons Becks is over the hill – at least in terms of international football.

He said: “Even if we don’t get to the World Cup – it’s still best to get some young lads in now.

“You might as well go and ask Alan Shearer to play – you’ve got to move forward at some point.

“He’s not been picked for England because for the last few years he’s been on the wane.”

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

Liam Gallagher Wants £30million For An Oasis Reunion














Liam Gallagher is open to an Oasis reunion.

But it would take a Manchester City-size transfer fee to secure the deal.

The singer is currently on the promo trail with Beady Eye for new album BE.

Asked about making up with and performing alongside brother Noel, he said: “Listen, it’ll happen when it happens, but it ain’t a f***ing game — it’s the real deal.

“I read a lot of people going, ‘Oh, it’s just a blag, innit? So they can get some more noughts on their big f***ing comeback.’

“But I’m still me and he’s gonna be him.

“I ain’t changing for a million f***ing pounds... I might do it for £30million.”

Liam’s clearly exaggerating the final fee but the band would definitely make some serious cash if they returned to the stage.

It’s unlikely any reunion will happen for a few years given the success of Noel’s solo career and Liam having a new Beady Eye album to promote.

He’s ditched his parka jacket on the cover of the new issue of Q out on Tuesday next week, as a sign that the band have changed their sound for the second album.

He told the mag: “People didn’t like the first one. So we couldn’t do that again.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Lennon gear — that’s my thing. I could do that all day long but people don’t want that, so we had to do summat.”

That “summat” included drafting in producer Dave Sitek, who had the band watching 2001: A Space Odyssey in the studio. Liam says he’s put in serious effort on the new record, admitting he cares so much about music that it could one day kill him.

He said: “I won’t die of a drug overdose or a f***ing drinking habit.

“I’ll die of living and breathing and being in a band.

“It won’t be over snorting a line off someone’s head or drinking a daft drink. It’ll be because I’m into it too much. I’ll die of caring too much.”

According to Q, Sitek also had the band burning sage leaves before recording to “ward off evil spirits”.

Liam’s facial expression would have been a sight when that came up.
Like the face made when catching a whiff of what a bear might leave in the woods.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

24 April 2013

On This Day In Oasis History...















"Some Might Say" is a song by British rock band Oasis and was released on the 24th April 1995.

The song was written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the first single to be released from their definitive second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? in 1995, and provided the band with their first #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

















The track was apparently inspired by the Small Faces and/or T-Rex. It was the last Oasis track to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll, who was asked to leave the band before the main recording sessions for (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? when tensions arose between McCarroll and the Gallagher brothers. The rest of the tracks on the album feature Alan White on drums.

The sleeve artwork, shot at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire, England, features art director Brian Cannon's father with wheelbarrow and his mother with mop. Also pictured are Matthew Sankey, Cannon's aide and Carla Knox, barmaid of his local pub. Liam Gallagher can be seen on the bridge whilst Noel can be viewed with a watering can. Cannon himself rates this piece amongst his greatest works.

The planned promo video for the song was canceled due to Liam not turning up for the shoot. Instead, a makeshift video was created using footage from the "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and US "Supersonic" videos.

Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.



Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.

In the UK

CD CRESCD 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:38

7" CRE 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

12" CRE 204T
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24

Cassette CRECS 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

In Japan
CD ESCA-6251
"Some Might Say" - 5:27
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:39
"Some Might Say" (Demo) - 6:47
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:16

In Australia
CD HES 664059-2

B-sides
Aside from the title song, the single boasts some of Oasis' finest B-sides, all of which were deemed worthy to grace the critically acclaimed Masterplan album. "Talk Tonight", is one of many acoustic B-side tracks sung by Noel, and was, at the time, the most vulnerable song he had attempted. It was inspired by the near-breakup of the band in Los Angeles in autumn 1994, when Noel walked out without telling anyone and headed for San Francisco.

The B-side "Acquiesce" was released as part of the Stop the Clocks EP in promotion their compilation album, Stop the Clocks.

In an interview promoting the compilation album, Stop the Clocks, Noel stated that "Some Might Say" is the "archetypical Oasis song' and 'defines what Oasis is". Noel added later in the interview that along with "Some Might Say", its b-side, "Acquiesce", was also the song that defined Oasis.

The song also appears on Stop the Clocks, as do two of the b-sides. Suprisingly, this means that the "Some Might Say" single contains the fourth largest number of tracks to appear on Stop the Clocks of any Oasis release (after Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory and The Masterplan). Therefore, more songs from this single ended up on Stop the Clocks than Don't Believe the Truth (2 songs), Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry (1 song each) and Be Here Now (no songs from this album appear on Stop the Clocks).

"Some Might Say" is a playable track in both Guitar Hero World Tour and The European version of Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.

Listen To A Short Sample Of Beady Eye's 'Second Bite Of The Apple'














Click here to listen to a sample of Beady Eye's 'Second Bite Of The Apple', it is being released on April 29th.

Thanks to Dan

Behind The Scenes Of Beady Eye's Q Magazine Shoot















A video from behind the scenes of Beady Eye's Q Magazine Shoot.

  Thanks to mancunianoasis

Liam Gallagher: I’m sick of f***ing idiots saying I can’t sing














Liam Gallagher admits part of the reason Beady Eye have gone in a new direction is so he can showcase his voice without effects.

The former Oasis frontman’s vocals are usually covered in reverb, but for his band’s latest album, Be, it’s all changed.

He said: “I’m sick of f***ing idiots saying I can’t sing, you know what I mean?

“So I thought f*** this, no effects, none of that double tracking as much.

“Let’s get in there bare, this is how I sound, man. This is how my voice sounds so hopefully people will like it and get off my f***ing back.

“It’s how I sound round the f***ing house or on the back of a camel or whatever.”

Or on the back of a dog.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

23 April 2013

Tickets For Three Beady Eye Concerts Go On Sale Today















To celebrate the launch of their brand new album, Beady Eye will be playing three very special intimate shows at the following venues!

19th June 2013 - Manchester Ritz
20th June 2013 - Camden Centre, London
22nd June 2013 - Glasgow ABC

Fans who pre-ordered the album from the band’s official music store can use a unique Ticketmaster link and pin code that will give them the chance to buy tickets to these limited shows, once they go on sale at 9am.

22 April 2013

Beady Eye To Headline Benicàssim















Beady Eye have been confirmed to headline Beady Eye of Benicàssim FIB 2013.

More details can be found at www.fiberfib.com.

21 April 2013

'David Bowie Has Another Album In The Pipeline,' says Noel Gallagher














David Bowie has "another album in the pipeline", according to Noel Gallagher.

The former Oasis man hinted that the legendary singer has enough leftover material from his new album 'The Next Day' for another record. He made the revelation during an interview with Absolute Radio for 'Bowie Part 3 – Let’s Dance To The Next Day (1980-2013)', which is to be broadcast tonight (April 21) at 7pm.

He said: "According to people I've spoken to, there’s another album in the pipeline. There was, like, 29 songs or something".

However, Gallagher could not say when the new album would be released and admitted that it could be another 10 years before the record sees the light of day. "I don't know what’s next for Bowie. He could disappear for another ten years or there could be another album," he said. "He might do the greatest tour of all time or he might never gig again. Who knows?"

Praising the singer, he added: "I've got to say I was properly staggered about how good (the album) actually was. I don't believe for a second that he’s thrown those songs together in two years. It sounds like a record that has been in the making for ten years. And if it is, I admire him even more. I genuinely put Bowie up there with some of the greatest there has ever been, with Elvis, John Lennon…he's in that league."

NME's special collectors' magazine on David Bowie is out now and includes the complete Bowie story, iconic and rare photographs, every era and character analysed plus classic NME interviews with Bowie himself.

Source: www.nme.com

19 April 2013

NME's Review Of Beady Eye's 'Flick Of The Finger'














Beady Eye - 'Flick Of The Finger'

A call to arms that confirms Liam was born to lead

Let's get something straight: there's not a single human being this side of the Statue of Liberty who isn't interested in what Liam Gallagher's doing. Whether he's running around Hampstead Heath (every morning at 6am), christening his cat ("Lazy Our Kid") or standing outside a Soho pub holding three bottles of Champagne (as seen in a recent tabloid story), you will look. Don't deny it. You'll definitely listen to at least 30 seconds of 'Flick Of The Finger', the trippy first taster from Beady Eye's forthcoming album, 'BE' – so named because it's the acronym of Beady Eye, but presumably also because it's the verb for human existence. Mega. Being curious about Liam is just a fact of life. He's described 'BE' as "fucking lairy cosmic". Well, if he'd scored Star Wars, 'Flick Of The Finger' would be his 'Imperial Death March'. A brass band takes us on a journey through Liam's mind as he first wakes up "with the moon and the room on the wrong side", then swaggers off towards the future. If you were going to follow any man into the unknown it'd be him. His call-to-arms here ("It's ahhhhhnnnn") confirms that he was born to lead. Let's not be daft and credit producer Dave Sitek for this. You can't hear Sitek. You wouldn't hear Krakatoa erupt over the sound of Liam's bravado. Anyway, is 'Flick Of The Finger' any good? Yeah. So, up yours.

Eve Barlow, Deputy Editor

Source: www.nme.com

Parlour Flames On Playing A Free Gig This Weekend















Music fans can hear a sneak preview of a new album featuring the Hale-based ex-Oasis guitarist, Bonehead.

The 47-year-old - real name Paul Arthurs - will perform songs from Parlour Flames at a free gig in Manchester on April 20, (Saturday).

Bonehead will be joined by songwriting partner Vinny Peculiar for a gig in Pretty Green, the King Street clothes shop owned by his former band mate Liam Gallagher.

The CD is Bonehead’s first album release since leaving Oasis in 1999 and the musician said he’s looking forward to the performance.

He said: “I'm excited about playing the album in the venue as it's not a regular gig venue, and obviously it's owned by Liam who is a good friend of mine. Also we wanted to do something different to celebrate the release of the record for Record Store day.”

Bonehead said both he and Vinny are happy with the album and added that the idea was first broached several years ago.

He said: “As the recording progressed, we both felt that we had produced something we were both happy to put out. I don't think it was a case of waiting so long to release something, more a case of "this feels right" and I'm happy to put my name behind it.”

Liam and Noel Gallagher have a colourful reputation and Bonehead said working with them in Oasis was a “massive” part of his life.

He said: “We went on to achieve everything, and more, that we set out to do. It's certainly a period of my life that I'm immensely proud to have been a part of, and yes I've got plenty of anecdotes I could share with you, but you probably wouldn't put to print.”

* The gig starts at 1pm and admission is on a first come first served basis. Pretty Green can accommodate up to 120 people.

Source: messengernewspapers.co.uk

18 April 2013

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.

Japan: Beady Eye Album Details













Click here for details for the Japanese release of Beady Eye's album 'BE' that is released on June 5th in Japan.

Please note details are in Japanese.

Noel Gallagher Backs Motherwell College's Music Students















Rock legend Noel Gallagher backed a charity gig by Motherwell College students after inviting them to meet him in London.

The young musicians were performing in Edinburgh’s Princes Mall last week for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

And, ahead of the show, the former Oasis man invited some of them to London’s Royal Albert Hall where he was taking to the stage in another fundraiser for the charity.

Student Ron North, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, said: “To get to meet one of my heroes, Noel Gallagher, was unbelievable. I told him about the album we have put together and everything we were doing at the college and he was very supportive.”

Diagnosed with rare cancer ocular melanoma in June 2009, Ron underwent a series of treatments before he eventually had surgery to remove his right eye in September 2011.
He said: “Coming to terms with losing an eye and having a prosthetic one fitted was a challenge. But, thanks to the support from my lecturers, who helped me adjust, I’m now using my experience and my passion for music to do something for the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Ron travelled south with fellow student Matthew McConnell, before heading back to join up in Edinburgh with the rest of the college performing arts department.

Following their return from London, they joined fellow music students for rehearsals, before entertaining the thousands of tourists who flock each day to the Scottish capital.

Rock and pop student Gerald Thomson said: “This is one in a series of brilliant events we have been fortunate enough to perform in, whilst studying at Motherwell College.
“From recording an album to performing at local venues, in and around Motherwell and Glasgow, and now getting the opportunity to perform at an open-air event, it is simply a dream come true.”

This was one of a series of events Motherwell College is running to help fund the Teenage Cancer Trust, having raised over £11,000 for the charity last year.

This isn’t the first unusual location the students have performed at. Recently, they belted out their tunes from the Wallace Monument in Stirling.

Head of performing arts, David McShane, said: “To perform in front of audiences is crucial for our students.

“We strive to make the course interactive, giving students the practical experience which they require to take their careers in music on to the next level.

“From the National Wallace Monument in Stirling to the Capital’s Princes Mall, we are committed to promoting our students and their music and we know these experiences will give them confidence, essential to performance and their futures.

“Supporting the TCT is important to the college and our students, some of whom have relied upon the practical support and advice this service offers young people living with cancer.”

Taking a break from their studies over Easter, the students performed on top of Princes Mall ahead of releasing their debut album, The Showcase.
They will be performing in their end-of-year showcase at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow.

Source: wishawpress.co.uk

Liam Gallagher features in Shane Meadows' highly anticipated Stone Roses documentary














Shane Meadows' highly anticipated documentary THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE, about the legendary Manchester band, will open on 5 June across the UK and Ireland through Picturehouse Entertainment.

The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.

With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Incorporating never-before-seen material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.


More info here.

16 April 2013

Beady Eye: Album Artwork, Concert Ticket Details And More
















Only 1,500 Signed CD's available – Limited to 1 per customer.

To celebrate the launch of their brand new album, Beady Eye will be playing three very special intimate shows!

19th June 2013 - Manchester Ritz
20th June 2013 - Camden Centre, London
22nd June 2013 - Glasgow ABC

Fans pre-ordering the album here (the band’s official music store) before midday on Monday 22nd April 2013 will receive a unique Ticketmaster pin code that will give you the chance to buy tickets to these limited shows, once they go on sale Tuesday 23rd April 2013 @ 9am.

Tickets are subject to limited availability for each venue and to the terms and conditions of Ticketmaster and the venue. A code does not guarantee you any right to purchase a ticket or entry to the event. Strictly limited to two tickets only per transaction.  On a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will go on sale to code holders on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at 9am. You will receive an email with your unique code plus a Ticketmaster link to access prior to tickets going on-sale, please look out for this email and retain your Ticketmaster code and link.

Click here to have a look at the album artwork and pre order details.

For Terms and Conditions for this Sales Promotion - Click here.


Pre-Order - Ships on or before June 10, 2013
01.   Flick of The Finger
02.   Soul Love
03.   Face The Crowd
04.   Second Bite of The Apple
05.   Soon Come Tomorrow
06.   Iz Rite
07.   I'm Just Saying
08.   Don't Brother Me
09.   Shine A Light
10. Ballroom Figured
11. Start Anew
12. Dreaming of Some Space
13. The World’s Not Set in Stone
14. Back After The Break
15. Off at The Next Exit

15 April 2013

Beady Eye Announce Three Intimate Dates In June














Beady Eye will play three intimate dates in June, full details on how to get tickets to these shows will be revealed tomorrow.

On This Day In Oasis History...















'The Hindu Times' is a song by English rock group Oasis, and was the first single to be released from their fifth album Heathen Chemistry on 15 April 2002. It was written by Noel Gallagher. Noel got the name "The Hindu Times" from a t-shirt he saw in a charity shop. The song was the band's sixth UK #1 single, staying on top for one week before being dislodged by the Sugababes' "Freak Like Me".


















The title has little to do with the lyrics of the song, which are more in the vein of Definitely Maybe's "Rock 'n' Roll Star". It has been speculated that the title refers to the main riffs' similarity to Indian music in sound, sounding as if they were played on a sitar. Gallagher himself says that it is because he had already named the song before any lyrics were written for it.

The song, which combines the powerful fast rock of their earlier work with the psychedelic feel of their later work, was one of the first Oasis singles since (What's the Story) Morning Glory to receive almost unanimously positive reviews from the critics. However, some fans have criticised the song, stating that the main guitar riff was lifted from the Stereophonics song, "Same Size Feet", which was released in 1997 on their Word Gets Around album and uses the exact same, or at least very similar, guitar riff.

The song was unveiled during Oasis' Autumn 2001 Noise and Confusion Tour. The song was due to be released commercially at the same time but Noel decided the track needed more work done on it to be suitable for release.

The B-side, "Just Getting Older", was written at the time of the release of Standing on the Shoulder of Giants.



Track listing

CD RKIDSCD 23
01: "The Hindu Times" - 3:53
02: "Just Getting Older" - 3:17
03: "Idler's Dream" - 2:57

7" RKID 23
01: "The Hindu Times" - 3:53
02: "Just Getting Older" - 3:17

12" RKID 23T
01: "The Hindu Times" - 3:53
02: "Just Getting Older" - 3:17
03:"Idler's Dream" - 2:57

DVD RKIDSDVD 23
"The Hindu Times" - 3:53
"The Hindu Times" (demo) - 4:32
10 Minutes Of Noise And Confusion - Pt One - 9:26

The demo version of The Hindu Times is radically different from the finished album version. Most of the lyrics (sung by Noel) are different, and the slower sound of the song is much more "grungy", with a heavy drum loop running throughout the song. It is also a semitone higher in the demo.

The "10 Minutes..." documentary is the first part of a unique feature covering 48 hours on the road with Oasis during the Tour of Brotherly Love which took place in the USA with the Black Crowes during May and June 2001.

14 April 2013

Noel Gallagher: Manchester City Have Won The Battle, But Lost The War















Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher looks back on the 2-1 victory for Roberto Mancini's side in the Manchester derby.

A stunning solo goal from second-half substitute Sergio Aguero clinched a dramatic win for Man City in a thrilling night at Old Trafford.

It was certainly an animated affair that thoroughly lived up to the pre-match hype, which was concluded by a sublime finish from City’s Argentine striker, which also ended Man United’s remarkable 18-game unbeaten league run and cut their lead at the top to 12 points.

To listen to the interview click here.

Listen To Noel Gallagher On Absolute Radio Later Today














Listen to Noel Gallagher talking about David Bowie on Absolute Radio later today and next Sunday between 7-8pm (UK Time).

To listen live visit www.absoluteradio.co.uk, more details on the show can be found here.

12 April 2013

Behind The Scenes Of Beady Eye's Shoot And Interview For ShortList














When you're doing a cover feature on Beady Eye you don't do it by halves.

As such, we asked world renowned photographer Rankin to do the shoot, and we sent our video crew down to film it all.

The result? Six minutes of incredibly cool footage in which Liam Gallagher announces to the world: "I am a Belieber" This is see it to Belieb it stuff. Stick it on 'full screen' and enjoy some vintage Liam.


Source: http://shortlist.com/

Listen To Noel Gallagher On Absolute Radio This Sunday













Listen to Noel Gallagher talking about David Bowie on Absolute Radio this Sunday and next Sunday between 7-8pm (UK Time).

To listen live visit www.absoluteradio.co.uk, more details on the show can be found here.

Noel Gallagher Turns Down The Chance To Record With Hurts And Miles Kane














Noel Gallagher has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to work with both Hurts and Miles Kane this year.

The singer-songwriter was approached by both acts to work on their albums but Gallagher says that he declined both opportunities as he doesn't want to be working all of the time. "I don't live my life by the credo of having to work all the time," he told NME. "I got asked to be on some pretty big records but nothing came of it. I was going to be on the Hurts album: they sent me some great fucking songs, but sometimes you've got to phone these people back and say, 'Nothing's fallen out of the sky here, man - it sounds great as it is'. If I can add something, then great, I'll do it but not for the sake of it."

Talking about the decision to say no to Miles Kane, Gallagher was typically honest, saying: "I couldn't be bothered in the end. I was in Singapore. He asked me to work on it and I was in the middle of a tour and couldn't make it work. I'll play with anyone, diary permitting. And when I say diary, I mean Man City football fixtures."

Hurts released their second album 'Exile' earlier this year while Miles Kane's album 'Don't Forget Who You Are' is set to be released in June. Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this week that Noel Gallagher has been offered £2m to become the next X Factor judge.

Source: www.nme.com

Simon Cowell Reveals Noel Gallagher Rejected Offers To Become X Factor Judge














Britain't Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has denied the claims that rocker Noel Gallagher could become a judge on the X Factor after revealing that the former Oasis star "wasn't interested" in the position.

Speaking to EntertainmentWise at the launch of Britain's Got Talent yesterday, the media mogul addressed the speculation that Noel had been approached to judge talent on the show when it returns later this year.

He said: "I don't think he'd want to do it."

Asked if he had spoken to Noel about the idea, Simon continued: "I spoke to him once but he wasn't interested. But I like Noel, he's a cool guy."

The media mogul also dismissed the claims that Noel has been offered money to appear on the show, commenting:

"No absolutely not. We literally had a conversation because I know him quite well but that was a couple of years ago."

Meanwhile, Simon also admitted at the press launch that he will axe the show when it gets "boring". He told us: "When we first made this show, if you'd told me we'd be sitting here on season seven, I would pinch myself to be honest with you. It's all credit to the guys who make the show. I think the show is as much about people as it is talent."

Believing that "everyone wants to be famous" these days, Simon continued:

"Let's be honest, we live in a world where everyone wants to be famous and I think that's fun and the day it starts to become boring, trust me we'll stop."

Click here to watch a video of Simon talking about Noel.

Source: www.entertainmentwise.com

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