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LONDON - Today and tomorrow Beady Eye (and AC Milan) live in London.
Photos: before a gig. By the way: I've seen there's a sort of competition to attend Milan gig's soundcheck.
Here's a "mix" of 3 interviews, I erased all the things already been told too many times.

How motivated were you during the making of "Different Gear, Still Speeding" to make a record that would top whatever Noel ends up doing?
Liam: Not in our mind. We don’t care what anyone else does. We just do what we do, man. We give it our all, our best shot, you know what I mean? Then we’ll be happy. We’re not in competition at all.

Has Noel heard the Beady Eye cd?
L: I’m not sure, but we’re all on the same management, and we’ve all got the same people working for us. Maybe he’s sort of just washed his hands with the whole thing and doesn’t care. But, if he’s a music lover, then I think [he'll] want to know what we’re doing. We don’t really care whether he’s heard it or not. Not interested.

Would you ever go solo?
L: No, Never. Only when I go to the toilet!

Is it exciting to start something new?
L: But of course, man. That’s what we gotta do, you know what I mean? It was forced upon us. You don’t just stop making music because Noel Gallagher leaves the band, you know what I mean? If people think it was all about Noel, they’re very wrong. We’re all music lovers, we’re all into it. Maybe it’s good that people have low expectations of us.

It sounds like Beady Eye might have enough material to do what Oasis did early on with its singles, where you had two or three B-sides for each release.
L: Yeah, we’d like to do a lot more. But I think them days are gone of releasing like, three B-sides on every track. But we’ll have new B-sides on every track, no doubt.
Gem: We had to put our foot down, keeping the album at 13 songs, because some people wanted it to be 10. We were just like, these 13 have got to be together.

Did you have a lot of songs left over from the Oasis years that you were able to use for Beady Eye?
L: None of these songs are rejects, you know what I mean?

How would you describe the overall album sound?
L: I think it's pretty colourful man, the album as a whole it's colourful, it's not black or white record, it's not dull and it's very melodic as well.

There's an f-word discreetly dropped in Bring the Light - do you ever worry about that restricting air play?
L: I don't think about it, swearing is one of my great pass times.
While you're at it, what's your favourite curse word?
L: Are you ready for this? [Big pause for effect.] Feck!
[All the lads have a good laugh at this revelation.]

The first track on your debut album 'Four Letter Word' is very cinematic.
Andy: It didn't strike us at the time but I definitely know what you mean and other people, like mates of mine have said the same thing (me too! :) - Marco), they think the album sounds like a film soundtrack.

What’s touring like for you these days? Is it less crazy than it used to be?
L: We’d like to think it won’t be as mad, and doing massive, massive tours. We just booked the year ahead and it’s shaping up pretty well. But we don’t want to run it into the ground. We want to keep it special, you know what I mean?

You had a reputation for living the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle in Oasis. Has that leveled off as you’ve gotten older? Are you still 'mad for it' and will you still be looking for crazy riders on this tour or are you more green tea and 'Coronation Street' these days?
L: I've always been that man. We've calmed down a little bit but not too much, we just pick and choose when to have a good time, know what I mean? But we're not in a nursing home!
We can go when we go. But we’re old and have kids. You don’t want to be up until 4 and then it’s 8 o’clock and your kids are going to school. But if anyone wants to fucking challenge me to drinking, we can go.
G: We can go for days, but it’s not the point anymore.

Do you ever look back on the ’90s and wish you hadn’t drank so much?
L: I look back and wish I drank more.
What about at the massive Knebworth shows in ’96, when Oasis played for 250,000 people over two days? You’ve said you don’t remember those gigs.
L: No, I don’t. But I was obviously there.

You’re now an elder statesman of British rock. How do you feel about your legacy?
L: I’m very comfortable with it, man. There’s a lot more to come. You haven’t seen fuck-all.

Chris, you used to be the drummer for Robbie Williams and does Liam still hold that against you?
C: No, not at all, I don't think I'd be here if he did. That was just a gig that was just a job in a band, this is something else.
I think Andy being on the guitar is a major difference from Oasis, sound wise.

Let’s say Noel Gallagher rang up tomorrow and said he wanted to get Oasis back together. What would you say?
L: I’d say, “Behave.”

Will you be watching the royal wedding?
L: I think we’ll be on tour, mate.
A: I think we’re going to be away, yeah.
L: We’ll put it on the news I suppose. See what happens. Why not, man? Two people in love, can’t be a bad think, can it?

Any thoughts on (Italian origins :) Lady Gaga?
L: Yeah. She’s great. Seriously, man, we like her. She’s the only one out there who’s got balls. I like her. She can play instruments. She can sing. She can dance. She’s weird. She’s shocking people. I like her. I like the Gaga, man.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

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

summer tour without Noel

2003

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

2011


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.

2012

new tour

2013

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



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

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.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


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

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

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

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

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

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