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BAHAMAS :) - Breaking news. Half week, the album Different Gear Still Speeding is 1st in the international chart, 3rd in UK, 5th in Japan, but we have to wait and see. More details soon.

Another recent article. By the tone in his voice, Liam Gallagher makes it seem that having a much-publicized new album, competing with the legacy of his old band Oasis, is the most natural thing on earth.
Voted the best rock and roll front man of all time by readers of Britain’s Q magazine, ridiculed by others for a few loutish public episodes and applauded by yet others for his modish Pretty Green clothing line, Gallagher is sitting by a speaker phone, in the Bahamas, he says.
His new band Beady Eye, a.k.a. the remnants of Britpop standard bearers Oasis, is semi-rehearsing, semi-vacationing prior to the release of the group’s debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding.
How Gallagher got to this point is already chapter and verse to fans. Oasis had existed under the thumb of Liam’s brother and the band’s main songwriter Noel. One fraternal backstage fight too many, this time over who ate the last M&M (Noel did, according to Liam), led Noel to finally quit after 18 years. The rest of the band quickly decided to carry on, in much the same classic Brit rock vein. Liam and Noel haven’t spoken since.
So, what was recording the new album like without Noel leading the show? “We felt a lot more at ease. We went in, threw in a lot of ideas. We never felt like we couldn’t say anything. We just tried everything, and if it stuck, it was great,” Gallagher says, pronouncing “great” with a Northern English, Beatle-esque trill.
“It was just a nice time. We recorded it in England obviously, in London, around the corner from the house. Walked to work, walked home. It was just a nice time. We had a good spirit in the studio, man.”
“We were all massive Oasis fans, as much as we were in the band,” interjects Andy Bell, the Oasis bassist turned Beady Eye guitarist and Gallagher’s regular doppelganger in interviews. “We would be in Oasis now, if Noel was still interested in there being an Oasis. But this new situation has given us a bit more freedom because he used to run the direction of the band … It’s definitely freeing. It feels good.”
As Gallagher adds, “There was a lot of encouragement to sing earlier on in the songs.”
’R Kid, Mancunian slang for a pal or younger brother and Liam’s designation in Oasis, typically found himself recording his vocal tracks after much of the work had already been done on Noel’s songs. This time around, Liam was more integral to the whole process.
The ideas and demos came from all corners. “We all started taking turns,” Bell says. “Liam brought in [the tune] Beatles & Stones, that was the first one we worked on I think. And then I brought in Millionaire, and we worked on that. And then Gem brought in The Roller. We took turns going round and round.”
Beatles & Stones could include “& The Who” in the title, given the song’s My Generation imitation riff, while the single The Roller opens with a swing basically identical to John Lennon’s Instant Karma.
Gallagher has, throughout the years, always said he isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel. Oasis and now Beady Eye are codifying and updating a classic British rock sound, just as Gallagher’s Pretty Green collection does with classic mod style. Still, did the Beady Eye guys look at each other in the studio and realize they would need to change a chord or a chorus here or there to prevent homage from slipping into outright copying?
Bell laughs at the question. “No, not really. There’s a lot more going on than the Beatles if you get under the surface.”
Adds Gallagher: “I’m from Manchester, which is a little bit down from where the lads were from in Liverpool. So, it would be different if it was from Peru. Then you’d have a case, you know wha’ I mean?
“But I’m from where they’re from kind of, and drink the same tea and all that nonsense. I just think we sound like a great English band…”
“…The Beatles,” Bell finishes off with a laugh.
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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)



fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8

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