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Alan: dating a model, I found Oasis

LONDON - An old story I already told time ago. 
Well, Liam IS a model :)
Music legend Alan McGee has sourced plenty of great bands during his years in the business including The Libertines and Primal Scream – but his greatest discovery owes itself to a certain female figure.
The Glasgow mogul – who founded the legendary Creation Records – was just a love-struck young man when he entered King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on the city's St Vincent Street in May 1993.
Waiting to be set up with a model friend of his sisters, McGee took little note of the floppy haired Mancunian brothers raggedly setting up their instruments on the nearby stage.
However, a cruel twist of fate would result in McGee finding one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands in British music history.
Speaking to The Hour, McGee told the real story behind his discovery of Oasis and how he plans to cope with retirement from the industry he loves.
“I didn’t go looking for Oasis,” explained McGee. “I was actually chasing a model at the time but I can’t say who because she was my sister’s friend.
“The girl didn’t show up in the end but me and my sister stayed to watch this band, who turned out to be Oasis. So that’s actually why I was there.
“Most of my best signings have been to do with chasing women. It helps because girls usually know what’s good in music.” (I'm not so sure about this.......... in fact that girl wasn't there - Marco)
Now retired from the cut-throat music industry, the man who discovered some of Britain’s biggest bands is now working behind a film documenting his days with Creation Records.
Aptly titled Upside Down, the movie tells the story behind one of music’s biggest and most chaotic movements and how Britpop would change the nation’s musical tastes for years to come.
Although McGee admits that the days of The Beatles and Oasis are long gone he still has high hopes that his home city can produce some more music greats – even without his legendary eye for talent.
“I like some Scottish new bands. I like Glasvegas obviously and I like Pete Macloud.
“There are three cities that are really important in UK for music. Probably the most important city is Manchester, but Liverpool and Glasgow are also important.
“I think it’s the fact that these cities are all cultural centres for Irish people and that celtic-ness, it just kinda works."
Upside Down is currently showing at the SXSW film festival in Texas and is set for DVD release in the UK on May 9.
interview video here
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates


30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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