28 February 2014

Would Oasis Make It Today?














Would Oasis make it today, when pop music has been colonised by the posh and the pathetic?

Man, I miss Oasis. On Wednesday the Mancunian rockers, formerly both the kings and the scourge of the 1990s Britpop scene, got the media's pulse racing by posting a cryptic hint on their Facebook page about a possible reunion. But it turns out they won't be reuniting, probably because there isn't a patch of land on Earth big enough for the Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, to bury their legion hatchets. Instead, the big announcement from the Oasis camp was that a remastered version of their first album, the goosebump-coaxing Definitely Maybe, will be released on 19 May, to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. That was nice enough news for old fans like me, for whom the sounds of that album are a glorious reminder of being 19 years old and off one's nut.

Listening to Definitely Maybe now – as I did last night, following the media frenzy about Oasis's announcement – it is striking how foreign it feels, how different it is from what passes for pop or rock or indie music in the 21st century. The album is gloriously unironic and free of twee. It's totally blokey, which is of course anathema in 2014, when Facebook offers no fewer than 58 gender options (none of which is lad) and every man is supposed to be in touch with his inner feminine spirit. The lyrics – most of which are rubbish – speak to aspiration, including of the materialistic variety, which is also a big no-no today, when academics warn us of the dangers of "affluenza" and it's the in thing to be a recessionista: someone's who eco-thrifty and resistant to the charms of bling. On Rock'n'Roll Star, Liam bellows: "I live my life for the stars that shine / People say it's a waste of time / When they said I should feed my head / That to me was just a day in bed." Rough translation: these guys want glory, not education; they want material wealth, not mental stimulation.

There's another reason Oasis now look and sound like creatures not just from another millennium but from another planet: their rise to stardom was really the last time a working-class band made it big, storming to the top of the pops through swagger and self-belief rather than with the aid of high-up connections and nepotistic favours. These days, as Michael Gove pointed out a couple of years ago, the sharp-elbowed sons and daughters of Britain's public schools have thoroughly colonised every corner of public and cultural life, including popular music. "2010's Mercury Music Prize was a battle between privately educated Laura Marling and privately educated Marcus Mumford", said Gove. "And from Chris Martin of Coldplay to Tom Chaplin of Keane, popular music is populated by public school boys." (Noel Gallagher, you won't be surprised to hear, has been far more stinging about Keane: "I feel sorry for them. No matter how hard they try, they'll always be squares. Even if one of them started injecting heroin into his own c–––, people would go: 'Yeah, but your dad was a vicar, good night.'") Oasis are a reminder of what now seems, quite sadly, to be a very bygone era, a time when a combination of confidence within working-class communities and the existence of a public space for the rise of working-class entertainment and art meant that rough men with guitars could take on the world.

This means that, 20 years on, Definitely Maybe strikes an unwittingly melancholic note. It feels like a relic, a blistering cry from a time when politics had not yet been totally taken over by foppish men from Bullingdon or the sons of academics from Hampstead and pop music wasn’t yet the preserve of the skinny, oh-so-knowing offspring of professors and millionaires who wear Bruce Springsteen T-shirts for a JOKE. Would a Definitely Maybe be possible today? I’m not sure. Who today would venture into inner-city Manchester and offer a record deal to two foul-mouthed sons of Irish immigrants who wanted to sing songs about cigarettes and alcohol and living forever? Not many, I would wager. Modern record producers would likely be bamboozled by the earnestness of these young northern men – “I need to be myself / I can’t be no one else”, Liam sings on Supersonic – and would ask where the lolz were. The twentieth anniversary of Definitely Maybe is an occasion not only for tapping one’s toes once again to those gorgeous songs, but also wracking one’s brains as to what happened to the phenomenon of the working-class band and creative inner-city attitude.

Oasis were the last great rebels of rock. They are, as you would expect any decent rock rebel to be, agitated by the mainstream morals and pieties of our time. So Noel lambasts environmentalists as “hippies with no place in the world”, asking, quite sensibly, “How do you suggest we get millions of Chinese not to have a fridge?” He rails against worthy, charity, green-minded, ishoo-led pop. Of the Live 8 concert that accompanied the G8 meeting in Gleneagles in 2005 he said: “Are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15-minute break at Gleneagles and sees Annie Lennox singing ‘Sweet Dreams’ and thinks, ‘F––– me, she might have a point’?” He laments the disappearance of a “work ethic” among Britain’s youth, who now, he says, prefer to tweet than make art. All of this has made Oasis somewhat unpopular in the music press and among young bands, which is further proof of the extent to which those worlds have been conquered by middle-class mores, so that even an undisputed rock god like Noel Gallagher can now appear to them as little more than a terribly rough and ill-spoken man with outrageously outré views.

By Brendan O'Neill Arts and entertainment / telegraph.co.uk

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Beady Eye Have Reportedly Split With Manager Scott Rodger














Beady Eye have reportedly parted company manager Scott Rodger.

Gallagher initially drafted in Rodger - who also manages Sir Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire - to boost their profile following lukewarm reviews of their first album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding', but it appears the pair have now parted ways.

A source told The Sun: "It's a shock that Liam has left Scott. He has a lot of influence. Beady Eye hired him to rejuvenate their career after their first album didn't do as well as hoped.

"Scott put in a lot of hard work on the second album and persuaded Liam to play Oasis songs live again."

Source: www.standard.co.uk

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Beady Eye Pull Out Of Coachella Festival












The following was posted on the Official Beady Eye facebook page earlier today.

For reasons beyond our control, Beady Eye are no longer playing Coachella. I wanna apologise to people who bought tickets on the back of us being announced. LG x

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New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Spring Collection














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Damon Albarn - 'I'd Love To Collaborate With Noel Gallagher'














Former Britpop rivals won Music Moment Of The Year for Teenage Cancer Trust duet at NME Awards 2014 (February 26)

Damon Albarn, who collected the Award For Innovation at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas last night (February 26), has said that he would "love" to collaborate with Noel Gallagher in the future.

Albarn and Gallagher were given the Music Moment Of The Year prize for performing together at a Teenage Cancer Trust show in May of last year. The Blur singer also later admitted that the band had written 15 new songs for a new album, but said they won't see the light of day for years.

Albarn also was on hand at last night's ceremony to present Beatles legend Paul McCartney with the Songwriter's Songwriter Award, while other big winners included Blondie, who were the recipients of this year's Godlike Genius title, and Arctic Monkeys, who took home five gongs.

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Source: www.nme.com

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27 February 2014

Bonehead Interview In This Month's Mojo Magazine














Looking back with Bonehead on the hangovers and punk attitude that shaped 1994’s Definitely Maybe.
On sale now!!!



















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Setlist: Beady Eye In Amsterdam












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Tuesday.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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Beady Eye Roll Into Paris...















Beady Eye will play at the Le Bataclan in Paris, France later today (February 27th).

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26 February 2014

Noel Gallagher's New Album Has The Spirit Of Oasis' Definitely Maybe













Noel Gallagher is recording a new album which has the spirit of Oasis' debut album, according to Gallagher's long-term associate Mark Coyle.

Coyle, who co-produced Oasis' debut album 'Definitely Maybe', told NME he heard demos for Gallagher's new album earlier this month (February) following recording sessions Gallagher made in New York.

"Noel's new album is fucking great," said Coyle."It reminds me in some respects of the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe', because it’s so obviously exciting. That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won't believe how utterly amazing it is."

Coyle, a friend of Gallagher’s since they were both in Inspiral Carpets' road crew in the early '90s, said Gallagher had written between 50 to 60 songs for the new album. "He’s not exactly struggling for an 11th song to complete the album," said Coyle. "It's pouring out of him and he’s currently whittling it all down into an album. The new record will be seismic. It's so explosive that, on the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos."

Coyle talks about the 20th anniversary edition of 'Definitely Maybe' in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today (February 26) and available digitally. He spent six months going through demos and live recordings for the extra tracks on the anniversary release's Special Edition.

Coyle is currently overseeing an expanded version of former Shack singer Michael Head’s 1997 album 'The Magical World Of The Strands', the sole album by Michael Head And The Strands, which Coyle produced. He is also planning more shows with his band Tailgunner, who released a self-titled album featuring Gallagher on drums in 2000. "I’ve sacked Noel as our drummer," said Coyle. "OK, so really he’s too busy."

Earlier today it was announced that Oasis's classic 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe' will be reissued to mark its 20th anniversary this May.

A remastered version of the Manchester band's LP will be released on May 19 and will include rare and unreleased recordings. The reissue is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis' follow-up albums 'What's The Story (Morning Glory)?' and 'Be Here Now' to also be reissued later this year.

Source: www.nme.com

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Pre-Order Oasis Remastered 'Definitely Maybe' Album














Head on over to the Official Oasis store here, to check out the different versions of the remastered 'Definitely Maybe' Album.

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Replica Of Oasis' Demo Tape On Sale From Official Store Now!














Definitely Maybe was originally released in August 1994 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. The fastest selling debut album ever (at the time), it went seven-times platinum in the UK (over 2 million copies), and sold 5 million worldwide. Containing the classic debut single Supersonic, released April 1994, and subsequent singles Shakermaker, Live Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol. The album was remastered in 2014 by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Mastering, London.

Your chance to own a replica of the original cassette distributed by the band before they were signed. This cassette is being manufactured to order and is a strictly limited edition. The cassette features remastered versions of the original recordings and includes exclusive sleeve notes written by Definitely Maybe’s producer Mark Coyle.

This cassette is available for a limited period only.

Tracklisting:

Side One 

1. Cloudburst (Demo)
2. Columbia (Demo)
3. D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman? (Demo)
4. Strange Thing (Demo)

Side Two

1. Bring It On Down (Demo)
2. Married With Children (Demo)
3. Fade Away (Demo)
4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Demo)

The cassette is a pre-order that will ship from the 7th April 2014. Due to the exclusive nature of this cassette, customers will be limited to a maximum of 2 copies each.

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The Oasis Official Website Has Been Updated














The Oasis official website has been updated, head on over to www.oasisinet.com it check out.

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New Stock Added To The Official Oasis Store














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Details Of Oasis Remastered 'Definitely Maybe' Album Announced














Oasis's classic 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe' will be reissued to mark its 20th anniversary this May.

A remastered version of the Manchester band's LP will be released on May 19 and will include rare and unreleased recordings. The reissue is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis's follow-up albums 'What's The Story (Morning Glory)?' and 'Be Here Now' to also be re-issued later this year.

The 20th anniversary edition of 'Definitely Maybe' will be available as a standard CD and digital download of the original album, a three-disc Special Edition version including the rare recordings and demos, a 12" vinyl LP featuring all the bonus CD content as a free download, and a Deluxe Box Set which features the LP and the CDs. It has also been revealed that the band will re-issue their single 'Supersonic' as a 12" vinyl to coincide with this year's Record Store Day on April 19.

Among the bonus content included in the reissue is a disc featuring the band's stand-alone single 'Whatever', unheard acoustic versions of the tracks 'Live Forever' and 'Shakermaker' recorded in Paris, an early demo of 'Half The World Away' recorded in Noel Gallagher's Tokyo hotel room, a demo of the extremely rare song 'Strange Thing' and a live recording of 'Sad Song' show at Manchester Academy.

Limited edition cassette replicas of the band's rare 'Original 1993 Demos', meanwhile, are now available from www.oasisnet.com, including new sleeve notes from 'Definitely Maybe' producer Mark Coyle. Only eight copies of the original demo tapes were made.

For a special report on the 'Definitely Maybe' re-issue and a behind-the-scenes account of the making of the album, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands from today (February 26) and available digitally

The tracklisting for the three-disc Special Edition re-issue of 'Definitely Maybe' is as follows:

Disc 1

1. 'Rock'n'Roll Star'
2. 'Shakermaker'
3. 'Live Forever'
4. 'Up In The Sky'
5. 'Columbia'
6. 'Supersonic'
7. 'Bring It On Down'
8. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol'
9. 'Digsy's Dinner'
10. 'Slide Away'
11. 'Married With Children'

Disc 2

1. 'Columbia' (White Label Demo)
2. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' (Demo)
3. 'Sad Song'
4. 'I Will Believe' (Live)
5. 'Take Me Away'
6. 'Alive' (Demo)
7. 'D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?'
8. 'Supersonic' (Live)
9. 'Up In The Sky' (Acoustic)
10. 'Cloudburst'
11. 'Fade Away'
12. 'Listen Up'
13. 'I Am The Walrus' (Live Glasgow Cathouse June 1994)
14. 'Whatever'
15. '(It's Good) To Be Free'
16. 'Half The World Away'

Disc 3

1. 'Supersonic' (Live At Glasgow Tramshed)
2. 'Rock'N'Roll Star' (Demo)
3. 'Shakermaker' (Live Paris in-store)
4. 'Columbia' (Eden Studios Mix)
5. 'Cloudburst' (Demo)
6. 'Strange Thing' (Demo)
7. 'Live Forever' (Live Paris in-store)
8. 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' (Live At Manchester Academy)
9. 'D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?' (Live At Manchester Academy)
10.'Fade Away' (Demo)
11. 'Take Me Away' (Live At Manchester Academy)
12. 'Sad Song' (Live At Manchester Academy)
13. 'Half The World Away' (Live, Tokyo hotel room)
14. 'Digsy's Dinner' (Live, Paris in-store)
15. 'Married With Children' (Demo)
16. 'Up In The Sky' (Live Paris in-store)
17. 'Whatever' (Strings)

The tracklisting for the 'Original 1993 Demos', meanwhile, is as follows:

Side One

'Cloudburst'
'Columbia'
'D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?'
'Strange Thing'

Side Two

'Bring It On Down'
'Married With Children'
'Fade Away'
'Rock'N'Roll Star'

Source: www.nme.com

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25 February 2014

Beady Eye Roll Into Amsterdam...















Beady Eye will play at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands later today (February 25th).

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New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Spring Collection














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24 February 2014

Remastered Version Of Oasis' Debut Album 'Definitely Maybe' To Be Released In May














Oasis debut album 'Definitely Maybe' will be re-issued by Big Brother Recordings on May 19th 2014 on remastered CD, Special edition 3CD, Vinyl and deluxe box set.

Source: Mojo

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Beady Eye Roll Into Brussels...















Beady Eye will play at the Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium later today (February 24th).

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23 February 2014

Noel Gallagher Is Remastering Oasis' Back Catalogue For Release Later This Year














A whopping £3 million each can’t persuade the warring Gallagher brothers to reform Oasis for a series of gigs this summer, I can reveal.

Instead, fans of the rockers will have to make do with Noel Gallagher remastering the band’s back catalogue.

‘Noel has been planning to do this for a while and he thought it would  be perfect to release it this year, as it’s the 20th anniversary of the band’s first single,’ says a friend of the singer-songwriter.

When I caught up with Noel, 46, at a Warner Music party after the Brits, the star admitted: ‘I still love my Oasis music and I still play it.’

However, sources say that Noel has snubbed a huge deal to play three gigs alongside his brother Liam in Finsbury Park, North London, this summer that would have netted them around £3 million each.

The pair reportedly turned down £20 million to do a world tour last year that would have included a return to Knebworth for a repeat of their legendary 1996 shows.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Setlist: Beady Eye In Cologne












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany yesterday.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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Setlist: Beady Eye In Lausanne












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on February 21st.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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22 February 2014

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...















I need to be myself I can't be no one else ROCK n ROLL RIP LG x

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Beady Eye Roll Into Cologne...















Beady Eye will play at the Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany later today (February 21st).

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21 February 2014

New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Spring Collection














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On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from February 21st 2003, when Oasis appeared on the 'Late, Late Show' in Ireland.



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Beady Eye Roll Into Esch Alzette















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Setlist: Beady Eye In Lausanne












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland on February 19th.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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20 February 2014

Video: Noel Gallagher At The Brits














Below is a video of Noel Gallagher at the Brit Awards yesterday.


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Gallery: Noel Gallagher At The Brit Awards













David Bowie has won the Best British Male prize at this year's Brit Awards - but he was way to cool to turn up, sending Kate Moss in his place.

As his "representative on earth" Kate walked to the stage looking cooler than cool wearing original Bowie's original Ziggy Stardust costume - first worn by the icon at his 1972 Rainbow Concert.

Presenting the award, Noel Gallagher, looking particularly glam in his jeans and trademark jacket, told the audience: "You didn't think he would actually be here? He is too cool for this s**t".

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Source: www.mirrror.co.uk

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Noel Gallagher Gets Hero's Reception After Blues Defeat To Barcelona














His beloved Manchester City may have lost, but Noel Gallagher at least got a hero's reception after he left the Etihad Stadium last night.

His beloved Manchester City may have lost to Barcelona, but at least rock ‘n’ roll star Noel Gallagher could bask in a hero’s reception at the Etihad Stadium.

For as former Oasis star Noel left the stadium after that disappointing 2-0 defeat to Barcelona, he was mobbed by a Wonderwall of fans.

Despite results not going the Blues way, Noel clearly didn’t look back in anger, and happily signed autographs for fans as he headed to his driver who whisked him away from Eastlands.

Burnage-born Noel headed back to home turf just a day after it was revealed he has been approached by filmmakers wanting to make a movie of the Oasis story.

It would certainly be filled with plenty of drama - telling the story of how Noel and brother Liam created one of the world’s biggest bands, only for their bitter brotherly wars to bring Oasis to an end in 2009.

Noel has said he would like Michael Fassbender to play him in the movie of his life, although no word as to which star might play Liam.

Speaking at the Baftas he said: ‘People have seriously approached me about that [film]. It’s something that’s very strange but very tempting.’

‘If it means I get to come here and watch Brad Pitt eat a bit of salmon then I’ll make a film a year if I can.’

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Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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Setlist: Beady Eye In Zurich












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Xtra Limmathaus in Zurich, Switzerland on February 19th.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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19 February 2014

I'll Take Oasis Fan Messi Out And Nobble Him! Says Noel Gallagher













It's the match that has got everyone in football talking - and Noel Gallagher is no different.

The former Oasis star and life-long Manchester City fan cannot wait for the Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium.

He joined the Sports Bar to look ahead to Tuesday night's clash and admits that, while he obviously wants City to win, he would be delighted with a 0-0 draw on home soil.

As he says, 'as long as the tie is still alive when I go to Barcelona in three weeks' time, I'll be happy'.

But he does have a secret weapon up his sleeve, admitting he might try to tempt Oasis fan Lionel Messi out after the game... so he can nobble him!

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Another On This Day In Oasis History...















"Don't Go Away" is a song by English rock band Oasis from their third album, Be Here Now (1997), written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. The song was released as a single only in Japan on February 19th 1998, peaking at number 48 on the Oricon chart. It was also a success in the United States, where it hit #5 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in late 1997.



History

In a 1997 interview promoting Be Here Now, Noel Gallagher had the following to say about the song: "It's a very sad song about not wanting to lose someone you're close to. The middle eight I made up on the spot -- I never had that lyric until the day we recorded it: 'Me and you, what's going on?/ All we seem to know is how to show/ The feelings that are wrong.' It's after a row. Quite bleak."

"We put Burt Bacharach horns on because he was the master of break-up songs. I did all the string arrangements. I tried to keep them as simple as possible. I like the way Marc Bolan used them on Children Of The Revolution. People do remember string parts as separate hooklines, you know. You just don't want to use them slushily."
























Artwork

The cover of the single features the old Liverpool Speke Airport building. The airport is famous as the scene at which thousands of hysterical fans greeted The Beatles on their return to Liverpool at the height of Beatlemania. Derelict at the time, it has now been turned into an exclusive hotel.

B-sides

The live version of "Cigarettes & Alcohol" was recorded 14 December 1997 at the G-MEX Exhibition Centre in Oasis' home town of Manchester.

"Sad Song" originally appeared as a bonus track on the vinyl release of the first Oasis album, Definitely Maybe. It also appeared on the Japanese CD edition of Definitely Maybe.

The 'Warchild' version of "Fade Away" is from the 'HELP' album recorded in September 1995. It features Noel on vocals, and guests Johnny Depp on guitar, Kate Moss on tambourine and Liam and Lisa Moorish on backing vocals.

All proceeds from that track went to Warchild Charities.

Track listing

CD: Epic/Sony Music / ESCA-6948 Japan
"Don't Go Away" - 4:43
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (Live from GMEX, Manchester, December 14, 1997) - 4:58
"Sad Song" - 4:16
"Fade Away" [Warchild version] - 4:08
(featuring Johnny Depp on guitar & Lisa Moorish on additional vocals)

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On This Day In Oasis History...















"Don't Look Back in Anger" is a song by the British rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist, Noel Gallagher. Released as the fourth single from their hit second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, on February 19th 1996.

The song became the band's second single to reach #1 in the United Kingdom charts, where it also went platinum. "Don't Look Back in Anger" was also the first Oasis single to feature Noel on lead vocals instead of his brother, Liam Gallagher. The title is perhaps a play on the song "Look Back in Anger", from David Bowie's Lodger album or on the play, Look Back in Anger by John Osborne, from which Bowie's song took inspiration.



Music video

The video for the song, directed by Nigel Dick, features Patrick Macnee, the actor who played John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers, apparently a favourite of the band. While filming the video, drummer Alan White met future wife Liz Atkins. They were married 13 August 1997 at Studley Priory Hotel, Oxfordshire but later divorced. Macnee has no recollection of the filming of the video.

History

Noel said of the song, "[It] reminds me of a cross between All the Young Dudes and summat the Beatles might've done." Of the character "Sally" referred to in the song he commented, "I don't actually know anybody called Sally. It's just a word that fitted, y'know, might as well throw a girl's name in there. It's gotta guarantee somebody a shag off a bird called Sally, hasn't it?". Noel claims that the character "Lyla", from Oasis' 2005 single is the sister of Sally. In the interview on the DVD released with the special edition of Stop the Clocks, Noel also revealed that a girl approached him and asked him if Sally was the same girl as in The Stone Roses' track "Sally Cinnamon". Noel replied that he'd never thought of that, but thought it was good anyway.





















Noel admits that certain lines from the song are lifted from John Lennon: "I got this tape in the United States that had apparently been burgled from the Dakota Hotel and someone had found these cassettes. Lennon was starting to record his memoirs on tape. He's going on about 'trying to start a revolution from me bed, because they said the brains I had went to my head.' I thought 'Thank you, I'll take that'!" "Revolution from me bed" most likely refers to Lennon's infamous bed-ins in 1969, both in the quote and in the song. The piano during the intro of the song highly resembles Lennon's "Imagine". Like many other popular songs,the chord progression for both the verse and the chorus are based on the classical piece Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. The songs only differ slightly at the end of each phrase. Gallagher also admits that he was under the influence of substances when he wrote the song, and to this day he claims he does not know what it means.

The song has become a favourite at Oasis' live performances. Noel encourages the crowd to sing along and often keeps quiet during the chorus, allowing the fans instead to sing along while he focuses on his guitar playing. The volume of crowd noise that usually descends on the chorus at concerts is easily audible on the rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger" on Familiar to Millions. During the Dig Out Your Soul Tour the song has been played acoustically at a slower rate by Noel. Which surprised some fans, but it is still sung by all the fans.

In a 2006 radio interview, Liam Gallagher said that it was he who came up with the line "so Sally can wait" as Noel was struggling with that particular line at the time. Noel confirms this on the bonus DVD, entitled Lock the Box, released with the Stop the Clocks retrospective album. In the interview with Colin Murray, Noel admits, "I was doing it in the sound check and the so Sally bit, I wasn't singing that...and he [Liam] says, 'Are you singing so Sally can wait?' and I said, 'No.' and he said, 'Well you should do.'"

Noel was so excited of the potential of the song when he first wrote it, he used an acoustic set to perform a work-in progress version, without the second verse and a few other slight lyrical differences to the finished version, at an Oasis concert at the Sheffield Arena on April 22, 1995, saying before playing that he'd only written it the previous Tuesday (April 18, 1995) and that he didn't even have a title for it.

Track listing
CD CRESCD 221 (re-issued as RKISCD 018)
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40
"Underneath the Sky" - 3:20
"Cum on Feel the Noize" - 5:09

7" CRE 221
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40

12" CRE 221T
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40
"Underneath the Sky" - 3:20

Cassette CRECS 221
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40

CD re-issue (US) 34K78356
"Don't Look Back in Anger" - 4:48
"Cum On Feel The Noize" - 5:09
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Beady Eye Roll Into Lausanne















Beady Eye will play at the Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland later today (February 19th).

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18 February 2014

Noel Gallagher's Has Been Approached To Make A Movie About Oasis













Noel Gallagher has been approached by a studio to make a film about Oasis.

The band's former guitarist - who has barely spoken to brother Liam since their group split in 2009 - has revealed that he is considering the offer.

Speaking at The Weinstein Company BAFTA after party on Sunday (16.02.14), he told The Sun newspaper: ''People have seriously approached me about that.

''It's something that's very strange but very tempting.

''If it means I get to come here and watch Brad Pitt eat a bit of salmon then I'll make a film a year if I can.''

The 46-year-old musician, who attended the event at London's Rosewood Hotel with his wife Sara, wants actor Michael Fassbender to take the lead role in the new film but didn't specify whether he would want the star to play himself or brother Liam, 41.

The 'Wonderwall' hitmaker claims the working title for the film is '20 Years A Geezer'.

Although he complained about the music at the Weinstein party, calling it ''utter s***e'', Noel had fun rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars.

He was seen chatting to Bradley Cooper during dinner at The Grosvenor House Hotel before the awards and actress Emma Thompson gave him a huge hug.

Meanwhile, Liam is set to hold castings in Los Angeles for a new Beatles film and has convinced Michael Winterbottom to direct the movie about the band's company Apple Corps and the break-up of the group.

Source: www.contactmusic.com

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New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Spring Collection














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Beady Eye Roll Into Zurich















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Review: Beady Eye In Rome














Review: Beady Eye at Rome's Orion Club on 16 February

“Everyone’ll be calling their kids Beady Eye by the end of the year”, Liam Gallagher, 25 January 2011.

While I doubt (m)any children have been christened “Beady Eye" in the last few years, the now not-so-new project headed by rock's last true anti-hero Liam Gallagher has certainly become a recognisable name, and for good reason.

Straight off a massive Aussie summer festival tour and with another steady four or five months of touring ahead of them, the Beady Eye lads were in top form in Rome, both musically and behaviourally… which one is never sure of when attending a gig involving a Gallagher brother.

Emitting ageing mod cool in a perfectly pressed cream duffel coat and trademark sunglasses, Gallagher shared supportive nods with football scarf-wielding crowd members, signed autographs in vocal breaks, gracefully dodged a bottle of water and even reacted with calm and good humour to a blackout shortly into one of their big numbers, Shine a Light. As techies rushed to resolve the issue, the crowd let rip a couple of football chants, followed by another which seemed to be "Paga la Luce." When the band returned to the stage Gallagher seemed up-to-date on how things work here in Italy, quipping “I’ve got a feelin' it’s gonna be a long night, haven’t got anywhere else to go have ya?”

Opening with Four Letter Word, the second promotional single from their debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding, and ending with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter, Beady Eye performed a blistering hour-and-a-half set that included tracks from both album releases including Flick of the Finger, Start Anew, current single Soul Love, and also Wonderwall and Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis.

Love him or loathe him, don’t pretend you’re not at least mildly interested in what "Gallagherism" may fall out of the man's mouth next. Five years in and ever evolving, the day for comparisons should be over. No Beady Eye are not Oasis, but they’ve got chops.

Source: www.wantedinrome.com

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17 February 2014

Setlist: Beady Eye In Rome












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Orion in Rome, Italy yesterday.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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16 February 2014

Setlist: Beady Eye In Milan












Below is the setlist for Beady Eye at the Live Club in Milan, Italy yesterday.

Flick Of The Finger
Face The Crowd
Four Letter Word
Soul Love
Second Bite Of The Apple
Iz Rite
Shine A Light
Wonderwall
The World's Not Set In Stone
I'm Just Saying
Soon Come Tomorrow
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Roller
Start Anew
Bring The Light
Wigwam
Gimme Shelter

Source: setlist.fm

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On This Day In Oasis History...














On February 16th 2010, Oasis' album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' won the award for the best album of the past 30 years at the Brit Award ceremony at Earl's Court in London.

 

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Beady Eye Roll Into Rome...















Beady Eye will play at the Orion in Rome, Italy later today (February 16th).

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15 February 2014

New Items Added To Liam Gallagher's 'Pretty Green' Spring Collection














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Beady Eye Roll Into Milan...















Beady Eye will play at the Live Club in Milan, Italy later today (February 15th).

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14 February 2014

On This Day In Oasis History...















Below are a number of videos from February 14th 2007, when Oasis picked up the Outstanding Contribution award at the Brit Awards.


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Noel Gallagher On Manchester City's Title Race And More














Click here to listen to an interview with Noel Gallagher who was on the The Sports Bar earlier this week.

To listen to the interview go to 23.00 - 23.30 into the show.

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