31 May 2015

Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Milwaukee














Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
Whatever
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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Liam Gallagher Will Be A Guest On TFI Friday With Blur, Roger Daltrey, Mani And More















15 years after Chris Evans' anarchic chat show TFI Friday ended, it's back for one night only on June 12th. Yesterday Evans revealed the line-up and it includes Brit-poppers for all those viewers nostalgic for the series' late 90s heyday: old rivals Blur and Liam Gallagher.

Roger Daltrey, Stone Roses and Primal Scream bassist Mani and The Lightening Seeds' Ian Broudie will also be making an appearance, Evans confirmed on Twitter.

Yesterday he answered the questions of tweeters eager to know whether pub trickster 'Will' (YES), original writer Danny Baker (YES) and the Freak or Unique segment would also be making a comeback (YES YES YES!), and if Samuel L Jackson was cast in Star Wars because of his appearance on TFI Friday (correct, replied Evans).

The Ocean Colour Scene theme tune will also be heard, and the set crammed with a heckling audience will be "same but different," said Evans. "Bit of an issue. They knocked our old studio down two months ago. D'oh!"

When TFI Friday launched in 1996, it was broadcast live but that changed when Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder swore repeatedly on air (he's been barred from Channel 4 ever since). The time round it will presumably be pre-recorded before its 9pm broadcast.

Evans has been posting countdown videos on YouTube and in the latest Dolly Parton, David Bowie and Hugh Grant are wildly applauded when they braved the enormously popular, defiantly unpredictable show.



Source: www.radiotimes.com

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30 May 2015

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Noel Gallagher On Meeting Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong













Noel Gallagher has revealed that he met Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong at a U2 concert recently.

The former Oasis musician attended the Irish band's gig in San Diego earlier this month (May 19), describing the show at the time as a "psychedelic experience". Now, Gallagher has spoken to the You Made It Weird podcast about meeting Armstrong at the show.

"I met Billie Joe the other night," Gallagher said. "I was sitting beside him at a U2 concert in San Diego. He was a very, very nice guy, I've got to say." Gallagher also discussed meeting US talk show host Jimmy Fallon, saying that he seemed "actually interested in music".

Listen to the hour-long podcast in full here.

Noel's brother and former bandmate Liam Gallagher previously said of Billie Joe Armstrong: "Fuck right off. I'm not having him. I just don't like his head."

Meanwhile, Oasis' former manager Alan McGee has stated that he can't imagine a reunion of the Britpop band happening "any time soon".

The group originally split in 2009 with Noel Gallagher citing at the time an inability to work with his brother Liam as the key reason. However, recent tabloid reports first claimed that the brothers had come to "a gentlemen's agreement" to reunite and then suggested that the band would reform without Noel.

Addressing the rumours in a new interview, McGee said: "Liam and Noel are the happiest I've seen them in years, so for that reason I can't see a reunion happening." Despite this, McGee stated that he wouldn't be surprised if Oasis reunited "at some point in the next 20 years". He added: "Who knows what goes on in the heads of the Gallaghers?"

Source: www.nme.com

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Noel Gallagher On His Album, Oasis, Zayn Malik, Music, Drugs And More














Click here to listen or download a podcast with an interview with Noel Gallagher who talks about his current album, Oasis, Zayn Malik, music, drugs and more.

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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Chicago














Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at The Joint at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
Whatever
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Concert Live In Cleveland














On June 2 at 5:10 p.m. PT/8:10 p.m. ET, Yahoo Live will live stream Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert from the House of Blues in Cleveland.

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Noel Gallagher: 'If Paul McCartney Writes Oasis's Comeback Single, It's On'














Noel Gallagher has made some of the best music of his career (with his new collective, High Flying Birds) since his acrimonious split with brother/Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher in 2009. And despite the title of his latest album, Chasing Yesterday, he's looking straight ahead, with seemingly little desire to revisit his Britpop past. He's not looking back, in anger or otherwise. But that doesn't stop Oasis fans, even famous ones like Sir Paul McCartney, from speculating and hoping that one day, an Oasis reunion will finally happen.

Yahoo Music recently caught up with Noel during some reflective downtime in his dressing room before his sold-out show at Los Angeles's Orpheum Theatre, during which he chatted about band reunions, his past vs. present, and if McCartney's comment swayed him at all.

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On This Day In Oasis History...














Don't Believe The Truth is the sixth studio album by Oasis, released on May 30, 2005. It reached #1 in the UK Albums Chart with first week sales of just under 238,000. The album entered the U.S. charts at #12, the highest any Oasis album has reached there since 1997 with Be Here Now, although its chart stay was brief. The album went triple platinum in the UK in the first week of 2006, and is the ninth fastest selling album there. As of August 2006, Don't Believe the Truth has sold approximately 2.5 million copies worldwide.




















Every member of the band contributed to the writing of tracks for the album, and the album is the first where all duties were divided between the bandmembers. On some of the tracks regular bass player Andy Bell handled guitar, while Gem and Noel contributed bass to other songs. Don't Believe the Truth is the first Oasis record to feature the drumming of Zak Starkey, who replaced Oasis' longtime member Alan White.

Liam also had a larger impact on the album by his developing songwriting. Noel has said that this album is his favourite of Oasis' last four, because all members have contributed to it. This, he claims, has given it a different feel to a typically Noel-written Oasis album.

The band embarked on a massive world-wide tour and started off at the London Astoria for their Don't Believe the Truth Tour.

Recording

The recording process for Don't Believe the Truth was prolonged. The album was originally supposed to be released around summer/autumn 2004, with an initial 3-4 week session produced by Death in Vegas. The recording finally began after Alan White's departure in January 2004 at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, the same place where Oasis had recorded their debut album Definitely Maybe. These sessions were completed but the band weren't happy with the results.

Noel has commented since on numerous occasions that there was no problem with the work done by Death In Vegas, but he felt the songs they were working on were simply not good enough to form a record, and felt a break was needed in which new material would have to be written. In Noel's words: "we were trying to polish a turd". Around 10 tracks were worked on with Death In Vegas of which, according to Noel, 6 were "not even good enough to make the b-sides". Four of the tracks which eventually appeared on the album were worked on with Death In Vegas, those songs being: "Turn Up The Sun", "Mucky Fingers", "A Bell Will Ring" and "The Meaning of Soul", although all of these had extra work done to them or were re-recorded before being released.

After a short break in which many new songs, including "Let There Be Love", "Lyla" and "Part Of The Queue" were written, the band reconvened at their Wheeler End Studios with Noel as producer. The band were joined on these sessions by The Who's drummer Zak Starkey. In June 2004, Oasis debuted two new songs from these sessions, the Liam-written "The Meaning of Soul" and the Gem-written "A Bell Will Ring" at two live shows in Poole and at the Glastonbury Festival.

After hearing of the band's production problems from Oasis manager Marcus Russell, American producer Dave Sardy expressed interest in taking over production duties. Sardy was given tapes of existing recording sessions to mix, and after his work was praised by the band, he arrived in the UK to oversee new recording sessions at Olympic Studios in London. These sessions didn't last long before he asked the band to travel to Los Angeles and re-record most of the album there, as he felt more comfortable working in a studio closer to home. With the band eventually agreeing to this, recording sessions began at Capitol Studios in October 2004 with the band spending around 9 weeks there.

Release

The decision to have the leadoff single, "Lyla", on the album was a controversial one, prompted by the label's feeling that there wasn't a suitable lead single among the tracks originally presented. As a result, the decision was taken to record "Lyla", a song which Noel had written and demoed a year previously, but which wasn't recorded by the band during the previous recording sessions. It was decided that Dave Sardy would remix Noel's original demo with Liam recording a set of lead vocals and Zak adding a fresh drum track. "Lyla" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number nineteen on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. After having initial reservations about the choice of the first single being taken out of the hands of the band, Noel, who initially wanted "Mucky Fingers" to be the first single, has now reluctantly conceded that the song has indeed "done the business".

In April 2005, four tracks from a promo disc leaked: "The Meaning of Soul", "Mucky Fingers", "Keep the Dream Alive", and "Let There Be Love". The full album found its way onto the Internet on May 3, 2005, when Apple Inc. accidentally put the album up early for sale on their iTunes Music Store service in Germany. While there was no official comment by Apple or by Oasis management, it was speculated that Apple simply got "May 30" confused with "May 03" or "May 3".

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Milwaukee















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Joint at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, USA later today (May 30th).

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29 May 2015

Happy Birthday Noel Gallagher














Happy Birthday to Noel Gallagher who is 48 today.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Chicago















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Joint at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, USA later today (May 30th).

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28 May 2015

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Paul Weller On Breaking Noel Gallagher's Legs If He Reforms Oasis














Paul Weller has revealed he told his friend Noel Gallagher he will ''break his legs'' if he reforms Oasis with his brother Liam Gallagher.

Noel previously revealed his close pal told him their friendship would be over and he'd probably ''put his windows through'' if he reunites the super-group with his brother Liam Gallagher following their split in August 2009.

Weller, 57, has now admitted he told Noel in no uncertain terms what he thought about the rumoured plans and what he'd do to him if it went ahead.

He told The Daily Beast: ''I know it went around that I said I'd break Noel Gallagher's legs or whatever if he even considered reforming Oasis, but it's true. It's unseemly. I have no interest in it and I honestly have no idea why anyone would. For me it's always about moving forward.''

The musician is also adamant his revered former group The Jam will never get back together.

When quizzed whether he'd ever perform with his ex-bandmates Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton again, Weller replied: ''Not a chance, mate.''

Weller also discussed his musical future following the recent release of his 12th solo LP, the critically acclaimed 'Saturns Pattern', and insists he wants to keep experimenting and changing his sound.

He said: ''I don't know where I'm going to go. I never really know where I'm going to go or where my music will take me, really. But I'm always trying to find different ways of doing things, just to keep it interesting. I think the really important thing is just to keep an open mind about all of it. There isn't any set way to making music or writing. It's just whatever's in the air at the time.

He added: ''The older you get, the more important it is to stay open-minded, I think, and not look at it as a fixed way of doing things. It's whatever works, man. But I love doing it.''

Source: www.tourdates.co.uk

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Alan McGee Insists He Won't Be Getting Involved With An Oasis Reunion














No one knows the inner workings of Liam and Noel Gallagher better than the Scot who discovered them.

Alan McGee, 54, unearthed Oasis at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, signed them to Creation Records and in 1994 the band launched the album that defined an era.

Definitely Maybe gave us tracks like Supersonic and Live Forever and the following year the band reached a pinnacle with What's the Story Morning Glory.

Now 20 years since the launch of the 22 million-selling album McGee is a still a mover and a shakermaker in the music business and has unsurprisingly been rumoured to be involved with an Oasis reunion.

This month The Sun newspaper claimed that "Alan McGee, met Paul "Bigun" Ashbee — who was Liam’s boss when he worked as a car valet and knew members of the band in the early days — in London’s Soho on Monday night to discuss reforming the Britpop icons."

They didn't.

Alan our sister newspaper, the Daily Mirror: "Liam and Noel are the happiest I've seen them in years so for that reason I can't see a reunion happening.

"I've met Noel on numerous occasions recently and bumped into Liam a few times and we've had lengthy conversations and a reunion has never been discussed."

Despite "bumping into" the Gallaghers this has mostly been when DJing and not because he is courting the band.

McGee says he doesn't move in the same circles as Liam and Noel anymore and wouldn't want anything to do with a reunion.

He said: "I haven't even got Liam's mobile phone number anymore - I have Noel's - but not Liam's. That's not because I don't like him, because I do. It's just because I don't have anything in common with him anymore.

McGee has DJed for Liam including in Japan but says because he doesn't drink - and has avoided drugs for more than 20 years - he and Liam have very separate lives.

He added: "Liam is lovely. He's actually a real gentleman. But we have separate lives.

"I live in a small town in Wales where nobody gives a f*** who you are. If I wanted to be involved in the showbiz world I'd be in London."

Could it be that the whole Liam-Noel fallout was stage managed and planned exactly so they could have a dream reunion, taking fans along for the ride?

"No. It's as real as it gets. They are not showbizzy people like that. When they say something, they mean it. When Liam's calling Noel 'Katie Hopkins' he really means it."

Alan admits that while he can't see an Oasis reunion happening "any time soon" it wouldn't shock him to see one "at some point in the next 20 years."

Isn't that pushing it a bit. Will people still want to see Liam snarl when we're all flying round on hoverboards in 2035?

"I saw The Who a few years ago at the Royal Albert Hall and they were every bit as good as when I saw them in 1972. That taught me something about comebacks.

"And who knows what goes on in the heads of the Gallaghers?"

But if that reunion does happen he insists he won't be involved.

"They've already got a manager and I like things the way they are. I certainly wouldn't have any interest in reforming the band.

"I wouldn't even go to see them. I suppose if they toured and somebody told me their gigs were incredible I might go but only if I knew it was going to be great."

But while he may not have any interest in sharing a Brat Awards stage with the Gallaghers any more, he hasn't lost his touch for discovering working class heroes.

His new protégés Alias Kid have already drawn comparisons with the band from Burnage.

Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets said they "have the potential to be one of the great Manchester bands."

The indy group may be influenced by Oasis, the Stone Roses, Kasabian and McGee's other discovery Primal Scream, but he says it is their work ethic that sets them apart from today's manufactured acts.
McGee said: "If someone wins The Voice the first thing I think is 'poor f***er' because that's the last we'll hear of them."

The Manchester fourpiece are, he says a real working class band.

McGee said: "They are supporting Shaun Ryder and Black Grape at the moment and if they're told they have to climb in the van with him and go to a gig for a hundred quid they'll do it. They are up for any task.

"They don't give a f***."

Now who does that remind you of?

Source: www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk

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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?















A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.





















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27 May 2015

Noel Gallagher On His Fondness For America, The Irish And Their Ability To Drink And More














Noel Gallagher was in San Fransisco recently to play the Warfield and stopped by KFOG to talk about New Orleans, his fondness for America, the Irish and their ability to drink and why U2 should do the #BoobProject.



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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Mexico City














Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at The Joint at Teatro Metropólitan in Mexico City, Mexico.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
Whatever
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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Video: Liam Payne Sings Oasis’ “Wonderwall”














Liam Payne performed Oasis’ hit song “Wonderwall” over the weekend while out in Monaco, just a few weeks after Noel Gallagher dissed One Direction. Watch a clip of the performance below!

Payne serenaded fans with his karaoke version of the rock song as bystanders recorded the impromptu performance on their camera phones. “I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now,” the singer crooned. He invited fans to sing along as the crowd cheered him on.

Over the past week, Payne has been enjoying himself while vacationing with his girlfriend Sophia Smith, as One Direction fans continue to eagerly await the group’s next album. As Gossip Cop reported, the British star recently described their upcoming songs as being “a bit Oasis-y, almost, which is ace. Love that.”

Payne’s tribute to Oasis is sure to delight Gallagher, who as Gossip Cop previously reported, said last month that Zayn Malik was a “f*cking idiot” for leaving the group. That comment came less than two years after Gallagher slammed the band for putting out “banal pop music.” “F*cking idiots,” he told Gossip Cop reported he told British GQ. “Bless ’em. Bless ’em, but f*ck ’em at the same time.”


Source: www.gossipcop.com

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26 May 2015

Noel Gallagher Had To Cancel Yesterday's Show In Mexico City Due To Illness














Noel Gallagher had to pull out of yesterdays concert in Mexico City due to illness, an anouncment is reported to be made later today if todays show is still going ahead.

A report can be found here.

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Noel Gallagher's Sick Of Being Mistaken For Brother Liam














When you've had very public spats with a sibling, being mistaken for them won't go down well.

And that's Liam Gallagher's beef. No, sorry, we meant Noel. Definitely Noel.

The High Flying Birds front man says he's "sick" of people on public transport mistaking him for Liam.

While currently touring in the States, according to Bang Showbiz, during an interview with reporters he revealed his annoyance at being mistaken for his brother.

"Particularly on the tube. I get the guy down the end of the carriage who is looking above the throng of people and you're like, 'Ohh no, he's going to do it'.

"And he'll just go 'LIAM! Yes man! Liam!' And it's just like, hell."

The pair were part of the Britpop band Oasis (in case you didn't know). The band split back in 2009 and since then, Noel has declared that he "could never forgive" Liam for walking out while the band were touring.

"Up until 2009 there would be countless gigs where, three songs in, he would just pop his headphones on and get off.

"You would be doing a guitar solo and you would get to the end of the song, and he has obviously gone back to fix his sunglasses."

The 47-year-old added, "It would be like, 'Where has Liam gone?' And it would be, 'He has gone off, he has got a sore throat'.

"You would have to go out and say in English to a load of perplexed Japanese people, 'I know you don't understand what I am saying, but the singer has gone off, so I am going to sing the rest of the songs'. I could never forgive him for that, ever."

Speculation about an Oasis reunion was rife after Liam tweeted a load of cryptic messages last year, but Noel has ruled out any chance of that ever happening.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Mexico City















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Joint at the Metropolitan Theatre in Mexico City, Mexico later today (May 26th).

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25 May 2015

Noel Gallagher On His Album, David Bowie, Oasis And More













Oasis was one of the biggest rock bands to emerge from the U.K. in the early 1990s—possibly, the biggest. Known for its staggering volume, its lofty ambitions, and the infamously inimical brothers who formed its swaggering core, the band rode a wave of wild successes and excesses through the late 2000s. If you've ever warbled along to their 1995 mega-hit "Wonderwall," you're familiar with the songwriting strengths that buoyed the band throughout its duration.



Noel Gallagher would very much like to remind you that he is the singular ear behind the band's formidable catalog. "The reason why so many of my songs sound like Oasis is because I wrote all the songs for Oasis," he tells Soundcheck's John Schaefer. "That’s my style."

And the rowdily outspoken musician—now something of an elder statesman of British rock—shows no signs of slowing down. After Oasis split in 2009, he released his first solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, to widespread critical acclaim. This year, he followed it up with Chasing Yesterday, which continues to showcase his equal penchants for stadium-swelling melodies, timeless-sounding rock riffs, and Kinks-esque social commentary.

"I don’t particularly want to sound contemporary or that god-awful term that was invented, 'modern rock'," he says. "I don’t want to sound like that."

And this time around he got a little help from his friends to make those classic sounds: guitar hero Johnny Marr (The Smiths) played on the album's closing track, the groove-heavy "Ballad of the Mighty I."

"I called him...he said yeah. And I swear to God, I didn’t tell him what to play and he didn’t want to hear the track beforehand. When he walked in, I had an idea in my head what I wanted him to play, and I was kind of hoping he’d play it...and it was the first thing he played. He’s one of the greatest."

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Source: soundcheck.wnyc.org

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Noel Gallagher On His Album, Morrissey, Russell Brand And More













Below is an interview Noel Gallagher that was recorded earlier this month in New York he talks about his album, Morrissey, Russell Brand and more.



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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Mexico City















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Joint at the Metropolitan Theatre in Mexico City, Mexico later today (May 25th).

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Another Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Los Angeles














Click here for another review of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles

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23 May 2015

Pretty Green Add A Large Number Of New Arrivals To It's Current Collection















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On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from May 23rd 2002, when Oasis played at MTV Superdry in Tokyo, Japan.



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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Las Vegas














Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
The Ballad Of The Mighty I
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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22 May 2015

Review: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At The Orpheum Theatre














On Wednesday night, a guy in the Orpheum Theatre audience yelled out, “Where’s Liam?”

After the question was greeted with loud boos, Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis
guitarist/singer/songwriter playfully asked from the stage, “Who’s Ian?” and then said, “I’m not your brother” (referring to the band once led by his sibling Liam).

Before the haunting mid-tempo rocker “In the Heat of the Moment,” Gallagher turned sardonic: “The last time I was in this building was to see Marilyn Manson with my brother – quite an (expletive) evening, as you can imagine. This is my least favorite song off the new album.”

It may be his least favorite, but that doesn’t hold true for fans in his native England, where the song narrowly missed topping the indie singles chart.

“Heat of the Moment” is the second track on Gallagher’s second album, “Chasing Yesterday.”

Released earlier this year, the album debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. Sonically adventurous, the collection strikes a compelling balance between majestic rock and psychedelia, with more prodigious brass accents and guest guitar work by Johnny Marr.

Back in the mid-1990s, when Oasis had a prosperous run and battled Blur for the so-called Britpop crown, Noel Gallagher routinely made headlines abroad for his frequently provocative opinions. The same holds true decades later. Recent quotes about Ed Sheeran’s success, the shifting of One Direction and the possibility of an Oasis reunion have all made the music and tabloid press.
Performing a sold out show in Los Angeles with High Flying Birds, Gallagher delivered an invigorating 90-minute set that was split between tracks from his solo albums and a handful of Oasis cuts.

The Mancunian musician and his four-piece group (plus a three-man horn section) took the stage to a mellow remix of “If I Had a Gun.”

They launched the 20-song set in raucous fashion with “Do the Damage,” a sax-driven Stooges-meets-Sonics rave-up originally earmarked for “Chasing Yesterday.” The dramatic “Everybody’s on the Run,” containing a swelling keyboard crescendo by the Birds’ secret weapon, Mikey Rowe, was mesmerizing. He proved his mettle again on the rollicking “AKA … What a Life.”

Images of old family photos flashed on the backdrop for Oasis B-side “Fade Away.” Gallagher, playing acoustic guitar, recast the 1994 original’s raucousness into slower folk/rock territory and it worked well.

Lead guitarist Tim Smith unleashed some feedback and then the band locked into a maelstrom of careening sounds during “Lock All the Doors” that packed quite a wallop. The same held true for the catchy stomper “You Know We Can’t Go Back.”

A more subdued, reworked version of Oasis hit “Champagne Supernova” prompted fans to clap along. Gallagher gently admonished them, “Don’t! My kids always do that.” It was still electrifying as people hoisted beers in the air, several males sang along loudly, arm in arm, like they were at a soccer match and others took the chorus to heart by lighting up.

Elsewhere, the ominous and danceable standout “Ballad of the Mighty I” saw Gallagher dominate with a rare guitar solo. Like other tracks that run past the five-minute mark on his albums, it never became tiresome live.

Sinewy ’70s-styled groove rocker “The Mexican” really gave the horns a chance to shine, as did a ruminative “The Masterplan.”

More excellent Oasis nuggets included the quick, blaring “Digsy’s Dinner” (Noel handled Liam’s sneering original vocal just fine) and soaring finale “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”
Source: www.ocregister.com

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Noel Gallagher Dedicates Song To Frances Bean Cobain At A Gig In Los Angeles













Noel Gallagher has dedicated a song to Frances Bean Cobain at a gig last night at the Orpheum Theater in LA.

The daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain posted a picture of herself with the Oasis star earlier today (see above) with the caption 'What did you do tonight? @NoelGallagher thank you so much for hanging out&the song dedication & being all around rad!'.

It's unclear which song she had dedicated to her at the time of press but Cobain has said in the past she wants Noel to sing at her future wedding. A source speaking to The Daily Star said: "Oasis are the band Frances listened to while growing up. Her wedding day wish would be to have Noel to play an intimate acoustic set."

Cobain recently suprisingly revealed she prefers Oasis to Nirvana in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Sorry, promotional people, Universal,” she told the magazine with a grin. “I'm more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre [laughs]. The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in.

"But ‘Territorial Pissings’ [on Nevermind] is a fucking great song. And ‘Dumb’ [on In Utero] – I cry every time I hear that song. It's a stripped-down version of Kurt's perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.”

Gallagher has a spectacular summer ahead of him including summer headline spots at Latitude Festival, Calling Festival and Summer In The City.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Noel Gallagher On Writing His Best Lyrics When He Was High, Oasis And More














Noel Gallagher flew into LA for a show Wednesday, when our photog/Oasis fanboy tried to get answers to every burning Oasis question -- and kinda succeeds.

It's all here in this clip ... "Wonderwall," being bigger than God and the Beatles ... and writing while he was getting high (intentional “Champagne Supernova” plug).

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Noel Gallagher On U2's Live Shows














Noel Gallagher might be busy touring with his High Flying Birds, but he had a chance to catch U2 live in San Jose on Wednesday night (May 20) … and he didn’t just attend the gig, but he loved it and compared it to “theater.”

“It starts off as a punk rock gig but then it gets intimate, there’s a lot of truth in it about where they come from and the people that they are,” he told U2.com, saying he was touched by the images of Bono‘s mom and kids.

Gallagher also went into detail about a screen that plays “inside of a video screen and it’s something else, it’s like watching a television but you kind of forget sometimes that they are actually there on stage and they are playing live. It’s a psychedelic experience.”

When he first heard about this screen, Gallagher admitted that he had no idea what the band was talking about. However, once he finally got to see it in person he felt like it was a “game changer, not only for them but for shows in general. It is something completely different.”

He also added, “You don’t expect to have that screen in that position and doing that thing … and the beauty of it all is that it still does not take away from what a great band they are.”

The Oasis member also admitted that he’s been a fan since 1983 when he heard “New Year’s Day” and has seen U2 numerous times. “With the greatest respect in the world when I saw the 360 [Degree] Tour I thought that was the end of something, and not in a bad way,” he said. “I thought, this is so staggering and huge and tall, so amazing, I thought this was the end of something and I wondered what the beginning of the next thing will be — and here it is.”

Noel also revealed he will be back to catch another U2 concert soon.

Source: diffuser.fm

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Las Vegas















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, USA later today (May 22nd).

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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In Los Angeles














Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
The Ballad Of The Mighty I
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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21 May 2015

Enjoy 30% Off Selected Pretty Green Styles (Ends Midnight)














Enjoy 30% off selected Pretty Green styles, ends midnight also in-store from tomorrow (25th May)

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20 May 2015

Noel Gallagher On The Drinking Skills Of Bono, Morrissey And Bobby Gillespie














Noel Gallagher—who recently said he’s lost “a f–king shitload of money” since Oasis split and, in potentially related news, advised One Direction’s Zayn Malik to “f–kin’ get a good accountant because life is very f–kin’ long”—is back with more colorful insights about the rock world.

Rock critic and editor of The Quietus John Doran interviewed Gallagher for Noisey’s The British Masters series and asked him who could drink more: Morrissey, Bono, or Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. Gallagher responded with a predictably entertaining answer:

Bono, hands down. Bobby don’t drink. Morrissey is good crack. He can drink, and remains—doesn’t really get drunk though—he remains equally as vicious from the f—king minute you meet him until seven hours later. I lighten up once I’ve had a drink. Not Morrissey.

But Bono, he is really f—king brilliant company. I’ve been drinking with him, and I’ve been leaving a bar at 6 in the morning and he’s on the bar singing opera. And he’s got a f—king gig the following night with 70,000 people. And I’m being escorted out like James Brown—f—king pissed.

Source: www.ew.com

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Los Angeles















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, USA later today (May 20th).

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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?















A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.

Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

 
 



 
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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In San Francisco













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at The Warfield in San Francisco, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
The Ballad Of The Mighty I
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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18 May 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In San Francisco















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at The Warfield in San Francisco, USA later today (May 18th).

If you are going to the show, and you are able to scan your ticket or send in pictures email them to us @ scyhodotcom@gmail.com.

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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds In San Diego













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds concert at Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay in San Diego, USA.

Do The Damage
Stranded On The Wrong Beach
Everybody's On The Run
Fade Away
In The Heat Of The Moment
Lock All The Doors
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
The Ballad Of The Mighty I
Dream On
The Dying Of The Light
The Mexican
AKA... Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner
If I Had A Gun
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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Noel Gallagher On Jay Z's Streaming Service Tidal












Noel Gallagher has taken aim at Jay Z's streaming service Tidal. saying "I don't sell enough records for that shite."

 Asked by Noisey's John Doran about his throught on the lavish launch Gallagher seemed particularly unimpressed. He took particular exception to Alicia Keys introduction at the New York launch.
"Alicia Keys is up there giving a speech, like something out of the UN," said Gallagher. "I think 'This has got to be fucking bollocks. Nonsense!' I'm not surprised nobody's been bothered with it."

It echoes Gallagher's recent comments he made to Rolling Stone regarding his concerns for the service. "I think ultimately that the spiel they came out with, it was like, "Do these people think they're the fuckin' Avengers? They're going to save the fuckin' [world]." I was speaking to Chris [Martin] the day after, and I said, "Are you after a Nobel Peace Prize? Is that what you're after?" They were like, "We're going to fuckin' save the music business." And I'm just sitting there, thinking [imitates smoking weed] you might want to write a decent chorus for a fuckin' start. Never mind fuckin' royalties and the "power of music." Write a tune. Fuckin' start with that."

Gallagher's comments come in the wake of a number of artists casting doubt on the service. Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard recently said: “I think they totally blew it by bringing out a bunch of millionaires and billionaires and propping them up onstage and then having them all complain about not being paid.” Similarly Billy Corgan cast doubt about how Tidal was marketed as beneficial for all artists. "To try and sell it as an altruistic thing is disingenuous because it's not. He is taking his slice of the pie, which he has every right to do -- he is a powerful man and he works with powerful people....To sell it as altruistic - I don't buy it." My Morning Jacket's Jim James went one step further describing it as 'elitist and weird'.

Noel Gallagher will have a spectacular summer ahead of him including summer headline spots at Latitude Festival, Calling Festival and Summer In The City. He's also would rather that people would stop ask him about the Oasis reunion everyone is expecting.

Source: www.gigwise.com

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Noel Gallagher On Oasis, Liam, Morrissey, Bono, Bobby Gillespie And More














Esteemed rock critic John Doran meets Noel Gallagher in the second part of Noisey's The British Masters, a series where John interviews the most influential and colourful figures from British popular music history.

Spanning everything from how America to who can drink more out of Morrissey, Bono and Bobby Gillespie, it's a frank and direct chat with one of the UK's greatest.



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