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  • bands: Oasis, Beady Eye, Led Zeppelin
  • musicians: Jimmy Page, Ennio Morricone
  • singers: Liam Gallagher, Luciano Pavarotti, Nic Cester
  • albums: Houses of the Holy, What's the Story Morning Glory, BE, Sugar Rush
  • songs: Rain song, Rockin' chair (by the Griffiths), Stay young (dickhead Noel hates it), In the bubble with a bullet
  • clubs: AC Milan, Italy, England
  • players: Paolo Maldini, Mario Balotelli, Pippo Inzaghi, Marco Van Basten, Mark Lenders
  • F1 car: McLaren
  • drivers: Jenson Button, A. Senna
  • clothes: Italian fashion, Pretty Green
  • poet: William Shakespeare
  • books: Look back in anger (theatre), Oasis: the truth
  • historical character: Horatio Nelson
  • films: Quadrophenia, Zabriskie Point, Blow-up
  • director: A. Hitchcock
  • artists: S. Dali, Leonardo Da Vinci, L.S. Lowry, Milan Futurism artists
  • philosopher: A. Schopenhauer
  • place: Minorca island
  • food: Italian
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England flag = Milan flag, English lion = Venice Saint Marco lion

in history, City 2nd shirt so similar to Milan one :)

Oasis gigography

Oasis founder Liam gives the name Oasis (having seen a poster of the Inspiral Carpets in Liam's bedroom)

without Noel:

1991


Boardwalk - Manchester (England, Great Britain, UK) - 18th August - supporting Sweet Jesus

1992

Polytechnic - Dartford - 19th April
Hippodrome - Oldham - 20th April - supporting Revenge
Club 57 - Oldham - 5th May - supporting The Ya Ya's
Boardwalk - Manchester - 14th July (bootleg)
Boardwalk - Manchester - 19th August
The Venue - Manchester - 13th September
Boardwalk - Manchester - 22nd November - supporting The Cherries

1993

Boardwalk - Manchester - 5th January - supporting The Essence
La Bateu - Liverpool - 1st March
Krazy House - Liverpool - 1st April
Boardwalk - Manchester - 1st May
King Tut's - Glasgow - 31st May - supporting 18 Wheeler (when Alan McGee discovered them, many posts, also here)
Manchester University - Manchester - 1st June
La Bateu - Liverpool - 1st July
Boardwalk - Manchester - 3rd July
Duchess - Leeds - 11th September
Canal Bar - Manchester - 14th September
(Hit the North - Radio 5 -15th September bootleg)
Manchester University - Manchester - 7th October - supporting Liz Phair
Manchester University - Manchester - 14th October - supporting Milltown Brothers
Keele University - Keele - 27th October - supporting BMX Bandits
Sheffield University - Sheffield - 28th October - supporting BMX Bandits
Wherehouse - Derby - 1st November - supporting BMX Bandits
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 3rd November - supporting BMX Bandits
Powerhaus - London - 4th November
Sheffield University - Sheffield - 28th November - supporting CNN
Institute - Birminham - 1st December - supporting St. Ettienne
Plaza - Glasgow - 2nd December - supporting St. Ettienne
Warwick University - Warwick - 4th December
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 8th December - supporting The Verve
Manchester University - Manchester - 9th December - supporting The Verve
Cathouse - Glasgow - 10th December - supporting The Verve
The Mill - Preston - 11th December - supporting The Verve
Riverside - Newcastle - 13th December - supporting The Verve
Kings Hall - Bradford - 14th December - supporting The Verve
Krazy House - Liverpool - 16th December - supporting Real People

1994

Water Rats - London - 27th January
Gleneagles - Scotland - 6th February
Angel - Bedford - 23rd March
100 Club - London - 24th March
Forum - Tunbridge Wells - 26th March
Polytechnic - Oxford - 27th March
Jug Of Ale - Birminham - 28th March
Joiners - Southhampton - 29th March
Fleece & Firkin - Bristol - 30th March
Moles - Bath - 31st March
Lucifers Mill - Dundee - 5th April
La Belle Angel - Edinburgh - 6th April
Tramway -Glasgow - 7th April
Arena - Middlesborough - 8th April
Wheatsheaf - Stoke - 11th April
Duchess - Leeds - 12th April
Lomax - Liverpool - 13th April
Adelphi - Hull - 29th April
University - Coventry - 30th April
Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth - 2nd May
Tj's - Newport - 3rd May
Wherehouse - Derby - 4th May
Charlotte - Leicester - 6th May
Old Trout - Windsor - 7th May
Roadmenders - Northhampton - 8th May
Army And Navy - Chelmsford - 10th May
Boat Race - Cambridge - 11th May
New Cross - London - 13th May
Leadmill - Sheffield - 14th May
Edwards 8 - Birminham - 1st June
University - Cardiff - 2nd June
Island - Ilford - 3rd June
Albert Hall - London - 4th June
Arts Centre - Norwich - 6th June
Marquee - Manchester - 8th June
University - Manchester - 9th June
Avenham Park Festival - Preston - 11th June
Cathouse - Glasgow - 12th June
Cathouse - Glasgow - 13th June
Erotika - Paris (france) - 16th June
(East Wing) Centre - Brighton - 18th June (interview)
Glastonbury Festival - Somerset - 26th June
Wetlands - New York - 21st July
T In The Park Festival - Hamilton - 31st July
Riverside - Newcastle - 9th August
Irish Centre - Leeds - 10th August
Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - 11th August
Hultsfreds Festival - Hultsfred (Sweden) - 13th August (bootleg+interview)
Rock City - Nottingham - 15th August
Forum - London - 16th August
Astoria - London - 18th August
(Borderline - London - 21th August - secret gig)
Lowlands Festival - Netherlands - 28th August
Tivoli - Buckley - 31st August
Gino - Stockholm (Sweden) - 2nd September
Limelight - Belfast - 4th September
Hacienda - Manchester - 5th September
Logo - Hamburg (Germany) - 8th September
Arena - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 9th September
Quattro - Tokyo (Japan) - 13th September
Quattro - Tokyo (Japan) - 14th September
Quattro - Toyko (Japan) - 15th September
Quattro - Toyko (Japan) - 16th September
Quattro - Osaka (Japan) - 18th September
Quattro - Nagoya (Japan) - 19th September
Moe's - Seattle WA (USA) - 23rd September
Satyricon - Portland OR (USA) - 24th September
Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco CA (USA) - 26th September
Melarky's - Sacramento CA (USA) - 27th September
Noel leaves the band for the first time

Uptown Bar - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 14th October
Metro - Chicago IL (USA) - 15th October
St Andrews Hall - Detroit MI (USA) 16th October
Grog Shop - Cleveland OH (USA) - 18th October
Lee's Place - Toronto (Canada) - 19th October
Local 186 - Allston MA (USA) - 21st October
Met Cafe - Providence RI (USA) - 22nd October
JC Dobbs - Philadelphia (USA) - 23rd October
9:30 Club - Washington DC (USA) - 26th October
Maxwell's - Hoboken NJ (USA) - 28th October
Wetlands - New York (USA) - 29th October
La Cigale - Paris (france) - 4th November
Transbordeur - Lyon (france) - 5th November
Theatre Du Moulin - Marseille (france) - 6th November
Palladium - Stockholm (Sweden) - 16th November
Cue Club - Gothenburg (Sweden) - 17th November
Dairy - Lund (Sweden) - 18th November
Loft - Berlin (Germany) - 20th November
Markthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 21st November
Batchkapp - Frankfurt (Germany) - 23rd November
Luxor - Cologne (Germany) - 24th November
Paradiso - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 25th November
Zeche Carl - Essen (Germany) - 27th November
Botanieve - Brussels (Belgium) - 28th November
Guildhall - Southampton - 30th November
Octagon - Sheffield - 1st December
Corn Exchange - Cambridge 4th December
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 7th December
Civic Hall - Wolverhampton - 11th December
Astoria - Cardiff - 12th December
Hammersmith Palais - London - 13th December
Royal Court - Liverpool - 17th December
Academy - Manchester - 18th December
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 27th December
(East Wing) Centre - Brighton - 29th December
Town Hall - Middlesbrough - 30th December

1995

DV8 - Seattle WA (USA) - 28th January
Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver (Canada) - 29th January
Roseland Theatre - Portland OR (USA) - 30th Janurary
Fillmore - San Francisco (USA) - 1st February
The Palace - Hollywood CA (USA) - 3rd February
SOMA Live - San Diego CA (USA) - 4th February
Nile Theatre - Mesa AZ - 5th February
Bar & Grill - Salt Lake City UT (USA) - 7th February
Bluebeard Theatre - Denver CP (USA) - 9th February
Deep Ellum Live - Dallas TX (USA) - 11th February
Liberty Lunch - Austin TX (USA) - 12th February
Urban Art Bar - Houston TX (USA) - 13th February
New Daisy Theatre - Memphis TN (USA) - 15th February
Cat's Cradle - Carrboro NC (USA) - 17th February
Masquerade - Atlanta GA (USA) - 18th February
Stone Pony - Ashbury Park NJ (USA) - 3rd March
Wust Music Hall - Washington DC (USA) - 4th March
The Abyss - Virginia Beach VA (USA) - 5th March
Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 7th March
The Academy - New York NY (USA) - 8th March
Lopo's - Providence RI (USA) - 10th March
Avalon - Boston MA (USA) - 11th March
Club Soda - Montreal (Canada) - 12th March
Phoenix Theatre - Toronto (Canada) - 14th March
The Odeon - Cleveland OH (USA) - 15th March
St Andrews - Detroit MI (USA) - 16th March
Tyndale Armory - Indianapolis (USA) - 18th March
Vic Theatre - Chicago IL (USA) - 19th March
Orbit Room - Grand Rapids MI (USA) - 20th March
First Ave - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 24th March
Rave At Eagles Milwaukee WI (USA) - 25th March
Cliffs Pavillion - Southend - 17th April
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 20th April
Arena - Sheffield - 22nd April
Pavillion - Bath - 22nd June
Glastonbury Festival - Somerset - 23rd June
Roskilde Festival - Denmark - 30th June
Rolling Stone - Milan (Italy) 3rd July
Fauvier festival - Lyon (france) - 5th July
Out In The Green Festival - Frauenfeld (Switzerland) - 7th July
Eurokeenes Festival - Belfort (france) - 8th July
Badesee - Duren (Germany) - 9th July
Beach Park - Irvine Beach - 14th July
Beach Park - Irvine Beach - 15th July
Plaza De Toros De Las Ventus - Madrid (Spain) - 18th July
Zeebruggers Beach Festival - Belgium - 21st July
Slane Castle - Dublin (Ireland) - 22nd July
Kawasaki Club - Citta (Japan) - 21st August
Kawasaki Club - Citta (Japan) - 22nd August
Liquid Room - Toyko (Japan) - 23rd August
Garden Hall - Toyko (Japan) - 25th August
Garden Hall - Toyko (Japan) - 26th August
Imperial Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 28th August
Imperial Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 29th August
Empress Ballroom - Blackpool - 2nd October
Trentham Gardens - Stoke - 3rd October
International Centre - Bournemouth - 5th October
Leisure Centre - Gloucester - 6th October
Hammerjack's - Baltimore MD (USA) - 10th October
Roseland Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 11th October
Tuxedo Junctions - Danbury CT (USA) - 13th October
The Orpheum - Boston MA (USA) - 14th October
Metropol - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 16th October
La Luna - Brussels (Belgium) - 31st October
Earls Court - London - 4th November
Earls Court - London - 5th November
Zenith - Paris (france) - 7th November
Grosse Freiheit - Mamburg (Germany) - 10th November
Live Music Hall - Koln (Germany) - 12th November
Trocardiere - Nantes (france) - 14th November
Aeronef - Lille (france) - 15th November
Granby Hall - Leicester - 17th November
Annexet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 20th November
KB Hallen - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 24th November
NYMEX Arena - Manchester - 26th November
KNDD Holiday Festival - Seattle WA (USA) - 2nd December
WHFS Holiday Festival - Washington DC (USA) - 7th December
Q101 Holiday Festival - Chicago IL (USA) - 8th December
KEGE Holiday Festival - Minneapolis (USA) - 9th December
Liberty Warehouse - Toronto (Canada) - 13th December
Live 105 Holiday Festival - San Francisco CA (USA) - 15th December
KOME Holiday Festival - San Jose CA (USA) - 16th December
KROQ Holiday Festival - Los Angeles CA - 18th December
Viper Room - Hollywood CA (USA) - 19th December

1996

Music Centre - Utrecht - 10th January
Munich (Germany) - 12th January
Huxley's - Berlin (Germany) - 14th January
Bielefeld (Germany) - 15th January
Whitely Bay Ice Rink - Tyne & Wear - 19th January
Ingleston Exhibition Centre - Edinburgh - 21st January
Ingleston Exhibition Centre - Edinburgh - 22nd January
Memorial Hall - Kansas City MO (USA) - 23rd February
American Theater - St Louis (MO) - 24th February
Orpheum Theater - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 26th February
Aragon Ballroom - Chicago IL (USA) - 27th February
Eagle's Auditorium - Milwaukee WI (USA) - 1st March
Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 3rd March
Egyptian Room - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 5th March
GMU Patriot Center - Fairfax VA (USA) - 7th March
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 9th March
Strand Theater - Providence RI (USA) - 10th March
Paramount Theater - New York NY (USA) - 13th March
International Arena - Cardiff - 18th March
International Arena - Cardiff - 19th March
The Point Depot - Dublin - 22nd March
The Point Depot - Dublin - 23rd March
Stradhalle - Offenbach (Germany) - 26th March
Terminal 1 - Offenbach (Germany) - 27th March
Palalido - Milan (Italy) - 29th March
Summum - Grenoble (france) - 31st March
Zeleste - Barcelona (Spain) - 2nd April
Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver BC (USA) - 10th April
Mercer Arena - Seattle WA (USA) - 11th April
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco CA - 13th April
Mammoth - Denver CO (USA) - 18th April
Bronco Bowl Auditorium - Dallas TX (USA) -20th April
Austin Music Hall - Austin TX (USA) - 21st April
Maine Road - Manchester - 27th April
Maine Road - Manchester - 28th April
Balloch Castle Country Park - Loch Lomond (Scotland) - 3rd August
Balloch Castle Country Park - Loch Lomond - 4th August
Sjohistoriska Museet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 7th August
Knebworth Park - Stevenage - 10th August (with bootleg)
Knebworth Park - Stevenage - 11th August
Paric Ui Chaoimh - Cork - 14th August
Paric Ui Chaoimh - Cork - 15th August
Royal Festival Hall - Noel unplugged - London - 23rd August (bootleg)
Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont IL - 27th August
Palace - Auburn Hills MI (USA) - 30th August
Molson Park - Toronto (Canada) - 31st August
Corestates Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 2nd September
The Centrum - Worcester MA (USA) - 6th September
Jones Beach Theatre - Long Island NY (USA) - 7th September
Jones Beach Theatre - Long Island NY (USA) - 8th September
Nissan Pavilion - Bristow VA (USA) - 10th September

1997

Tibetan Freedom Concert - New York City - 7th June (Noel)
Weenie Roast - Irvine CA (USA) - 14th June
Coliseum - Oakland CA (USA) - 18th June - Supporting U2
Coliseum - Oakland CA (USA) - 19th June - Supporting U2
Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 8th September
Globe - Stockholm (Sweden) - 9th September
Forum - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 10th September
Westpoint Arena - Exeter - 13th Septemeber
Westpoint Arena - Exeter - 14th September
Arena - Newcastle - 16th September
Arena - Newcastle - 17th September
Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 19th September
Exhibition & Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 20th September
Arena - Sheffield - 22nd September
Arena - Sheffield - 23rd September
Earls Court - London - 25th September
Earls Court - London - 26th September
Earls Court - London - 27th September
National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - 29th September
National Indoor Arena - Birmingham - 30th September
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 7th October
Hammerstein Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 8th October
Zenith - Lille (France) - 3rd November
Pabellon Principe Felipe - Zaragoza (Spain) - 8th Novemeber
Palacio De La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 10th November
Palau Dels Esports - Barcelona (Spain) - 11th November
Arena - Geneva (Switzerland) - 13th November
Palasport - Bologna (Italy) - 15th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 16th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 17th November
Olympichalle - Munich (Germany) - 19th November
Sportovni Hala - Prague (Czech Republic) - 21st November
Festhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 22nd November
Messehalle - Hannover (Germany) - 24th November
Festhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 25th November
Earls Court - London - 26th November
Brabanthallen - Den Bosch (Netherlands) - 27th November
Arena - Oberhausen (Germany) - 28th November
The Point - Dublin - 3rd December
The Point - Dublin - 4th December
The Point - Dublin - 5th December
SE & CC - Glasgow - 7th December
SE & CC - Glasgow - 8th December
Indoor Arena - Cardiff - 10th December
Indoor Arena - Cardiff - 11th December
GMEX - Manchester - 13th December
GMEX - Manchester - 14th December
Water Rats - London - 16th December
Wembley Arena - London - 17th December
Wembley Arena - London - 18th December

1998

Sony E Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 8th January
Patriot Center - Washington DC (USA) - 9th January
Palumbo Center - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 10th January
Continental Airlines Arena - Rutherford NJ (USA) - 12th January
Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto (Canada) - 15th January
Rosemont Horizon - Rosemont IL (USA) - 17th January
Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis (USA) - 18th January
GM Place - Vancouver (USA) - 23rd January
Seattle Center Arena - Seattle WA (USA) - 24th January
Bill Graham Civic - San Francisco CA (USA) - 26th January
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 27th January
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 28th January
Bronco Bowl Auditorium - Dallas TX (USA) - 31st January
Theatre At Bayou Place - Houston TX (USA) - 1st February
WPB Auditorium - Palm Beach FL (USA) - 5th February
UCF Arena - Orlando FL (USA) - 6th February
Fox Theatre - Atlanta GA (USA) 8th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 18th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 19th February
Budokan - Nippon (Japan) - 20th February
HKCEC Hall 3 - Hong Kong (China) - 22nd February
Entertainment Center - Perth (Australia) - 26th Feburary
Entertainment Center - Adelaide (Australia) - 28th Feburary
Entertainment Center - Melbourne (Australia) - 1st March
Entertainment Center - Sydney (Australia) - 3rd March
Entertainment Center - Brisbane (Australia) - 6th March
Carter Holt Pavilion - Auckland (New Zealand) - 9th March
Queens Warf Event Center - Wellington (New Zealand) - 10th March
San Carlos Apoquindo Stadium - Santiago (Chile) - 14th March
Luna Park - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 17th March
Luna Park - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 18th March
Meropolitan - Rio De Janiero (Brazil) - 20th March
Polo De Arte E Cultura De Anhembi - Sao Paulo (Brazil) 21st March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 24th March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 25th March

1999

First Union Centre - Philadelphia (USA) - 3rd December
Allstate Arena - Rosemont IL (USA) 4th December
Cobo Arena Detroit MI - (USA) - 5th December
The Pond - Anaheim CA (USA) 11th December

2000

Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 29th February
Rainbow Hall - Nagoya (Japan) - 1st March
Marine Mese - Fukuoka (Japan) - 3rd March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 5th March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) - 6th March
Yokohama Arena - Toyko (Japan) -7th March
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 9th March
World Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 11th March
World Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 12th March
Green Hall - Hiroshima (Japan) - 14th March
Army Hall - Sendai (Japan) - 16th March
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 21st March
Ancienne Belgique - Brussels (Belgium) - 23rd March
E-Werk - Koln (Germany) - 25th March
Paramount Theater - Seattle (USA) - 5th April
Schnitzer Auditorium - Portland OR (USA) - 6th April
Berkeley Community Theater - San Francisco CA (USA) - 8th April
Universal Amphitheater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 9th April
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas NV (USA) - 11th April
Auditorium Theater - Denver CO (USA) - 13th April
State Theater - Minneapolis MN (USA) - 15th April
Riverside Theater - Milwaukee WI (USA) - 16th April
Chicago Theater - Chicago IL (USA) -18th April
State Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 19th April
EJ Thomas Hall - Akron OH (USA) - 21st April
Murat Center - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 22nd April
Palace Theater - Columbus OH (USA) - 24th April
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 26th April
Orpheum Theatre - MA (USA) - 27th April
Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto (Canada) - 29th April
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 1st May
Patriot Centre - VA (USA) - 3rd May
Music Midtown - Atlanta GA (USA) - 5th May
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 8th May
Praca Sony - Lisbon (Portugal) - 17th May
Plasa De Toros La Cubierta De Leganes - Leganes (Spain) 19th May

Noel leaves the band for the 2nd time.

without Noel:

Filaforum - Milan (Italy) - 30th May +here
Zurcher Saalsporthalle - Zurich (Switzerland) - 31st May
Wiener Stadthalle - Vienna (Austria) - 2nd June
Haus Auensee - Leipzig (Germany) - 3rd June
C.O.S "Torwar" - Warsaw (poland) - 5th June
Arena - Berlin (Germany) - 7th June
Rock Am Ring - Nuremburg (Germany) - 9th June
Pinkpop Festival - Landgraaf (Netherlands) - 10th June
Rock Im Park - Nurnburg (Germany) - 11th June
Hultsfred 2000 - Hultsfred (Sweden) - 15th June
Heineken Jammin Festival - Imola (Italy) - 18th June
Le Dome - Marseilles (france) - 19th June
Fete De La Musique - Paris (france) - 21st June
Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) 22nd June
Werchter Festival - Werchter (Belgium) - 30th June
Roskilde Festival - (Denmark) - 1st July
Ruisrock - Turku (Finland) - 2nd July
Palacio De La Comunidad - Barcelona (Spain) - 4th July
Quart 2000 Kristiansand (Norway) - 6th July
Lansdowne Road - Dublin - 8th July
Eurokeenes Festival - Belfort (France) - 9th July
Rockwave Festival - Athens (Greece) - 12th July
Reebok Stadium - Bolton - 15th July
Reebok Stadium - Bolton - 16th July
Wembley Stadium - London - 21st July
Wembley Stadium - London - 22nd July
Paleo Festival - Nyon (Switzerland) - 26th July
Murrayfield Stadium - Edinburgh - 29th July
Benicassim Festival - Benicassim (Spain) - 4th August
Sudoeste Festival - Odemira (Portugal) - 6th August
Sziget Festival - Budapest (Hungary) - 8th August
Skanderborg - Skanerborg (Denmark) - 12th August
Gijon Festival - Gijon (Spain) - 23rd August
Reading Festival - Reading - 25th August
Glasgow Green Festival - Glasgow - 26th August
Leeds Festival - Leeds - 28th August

2001

Rock In Rio - Rio (Brazil) - 14th January
Hot Festival - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 18th January
Caracas Pop Festival - Caracas (Venezuela) - 21st January
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vagas NV (USA) - 11th May
Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara CA (USA) - 12th May
The Greek Theater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 14th May
The Greek Theater - Los Angeles CA (USA) - 15th May
Fiddler's Green - Denver CO (USA) - 17th May
Xcal Energy Center -St Paul MN (USA) - 19th May
New World Music Theater - Chicago IL (USA) - 20th May
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto (Canada) - 22nd May
Riverbend Music Theater - Cincinnati OH (USA) - 24th May
Blossom Music Center - Cleveland OH (USA) - 25th May
SNET Oakdale Theater - Wallingford CT (USA) - 27th May
A.J. Palumbo Center - Pittsburgh PA (USA) - 29th May
Tweeter Center - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 30th May
Verizon Wireless Music - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 1st June
Pine Knob Music Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 2nd June
Darien Center P.A.C. - Darien Center NY (USA) - 3rd June
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Baltimore MD (USA) - 5th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) -7th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 8th June
Radio City Music Hall - New York NY (USA) - 9th June
Tweeter Center - Boston MA (USA) - 11th June
Bercy - Paris (france) - 24th June
Rock Festival - Fuji (Japan) - 27th July
Bangkok - Bangkok (Thailand) - 31st July
Shepard's Bush Empire - London - 7th October
Shepard's Bush Empire - London - 8th October
Apollo Theatre - Manchester - 10th October
Apollo Theatre - Manchester - 11th October
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 13th October
Barrowlands - Glasgow - 14th October

2002

Watford Coliseum - Watford - 5th February
Royal Albert Hall - London - 6th February
Watford Coliseum - Watford - 8th February
Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas NV (USA) - 26th April
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio CA (USA) - 28th April (bootleg)
Piazza San Giovanni - Rome (Italy) - 1st May
Transbordeur - Lyon (france) - 17th June
Razzmatazz - Barcelona (Spain) - 19th June
Vox Club - Modena (Italy) - 21st June
Columbiahalle - Berlin (Germany) - 24th June (bootleg)
Circus - Stockholm (Sweden) - 26th June
Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 29th June
Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 30th June
Arena - Hull - 2nd July
Arena - Hull - 3rd July
Finsbury Park - London - 5th July
Finsbury Park - London - 6th July
Finsbury Park - London - 7th July
Telewest Arena - Newcastle - 10th July
Telewest Arena - Newcastle - 11th July
T In The Park Festival - Kincross - 13th July
Witnness Festival - Ireland - 14th July
Stadio Comunale - Vicenza (Italy) - 16th July (with bootleg)
Piazza Napoleone - Lucca (Italy) - 17th July (with bootleg)
Gurten Festival - Bern (Switzerland) - 19th July
Calvia Festival Isladencanta - Mallorca (Spain) - 21st July
Plaza De Toros La Glorieta - Salamanca (Spain) - 23rd July
Parque De Castrelos - Vigo (Spain) - 24th July
Foro Italico Centrale Del Tennis Stadium - Rome (Italy) - 26th July
Foro Italico Centrale Del Tennis Stadium - Rome (Italy) - 27th July
Pompano Beach Amphiteater - Ft. Lauderdale (USA) - 2nd August
Hard Rock Live - Orlando FL (USA) - 4th August
Tabernacle - Atlanta GA (USA) - 5th August
Murat Center - Indianapolis IN (USA) - 7th August
Tower Theater - Philadelphia PA (USA) - 9th August
Fleet Pavillion - Boston (USA) - 10th August
Roseland Ballroom - New York NY (USA) - 11th August
Beacon Theater - New York NY (USA) - 13th August
Beacon Theater - New York NY (USA) - 14th August
Molson Center - Montreal (Canada) - 16th August
Molson Amphitheater - Toronto (Canada) - 17th August
Chicago Theater - Chicago IL (USA) - 20th August
Fox Theater - Detroit MI (USA) - 21st August
Prehen Playing Fields - Derry - 7th September
Exhibition And Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 9th September
Exhibition And Conference Centre - Aberdeen - 10th September
Corn Exchange - Edinburgh - 12th September
Lancashire County Cricket Club - Manchester - 14th September
Lancashire County Cricket Club - Manchester - 15th September
Zenith - Paris (France) - 17th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 25th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 26th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 28th September
Yoyogi Taiikukan - Toyko (Japan) - 29th September
Kokusai Center - Fukuoka (Japan) - 1st October (bootleg)
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 2nd October
Castle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 3rd October
Miyagi-Ken Taiikukan - Sendai (Japan) - 5th October
Sun Plaza - Hiroshima (Japan) - 7th October
Rainbow Hall - Nagoya (Japan) - 8th October
Enmore Theatre - Sydney (Australia) - 11th October
RNA Showgrounds - Brisbane (Australia) - 12th October
Royal Theatre - Canberra (Australia) - 14th October
Civic Theatre - Newcastle (Australia) - 15th October
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 17th October
Melbourne Park - Melbourne (Australia) - 19th October
Moore Park - Sydney (Australia) - 20th October
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 23rd October
Araneta Coliseum - Manila (Philippines) - 24th October
Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Singapore) - 26th October
Arena - Nottingham - 10th November
Arena - Nottingham - 11th November
Braehead Arena - Glasgow - 13th November
Braehead Arena - Glasgow - 14th November
Zenith - Lille (france) - 16th November
Le Liberte - Rennes (france) -17th November
Pabellon Wutzburg - Salamanca (Spain) - 19th November
Pabellon De La Casilla - Bilboa (Spain) - 20th November
Forum - Milan (Italy) - 22nd November
PBA Palas - Pesaro (Italy) - 23rd November
Hallenstadion Arena - Zurich (Switzerland) - 25th November
Messe B - Stuttgart (Germany) - 28th November
Jurhunderthalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 29th November
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 1st December
Color-Line Arena - 2nd December
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 4th December
Pier 2 - Breman (Germany) - 5th December
CIA - Cardiff - 8th December
CIA - Cardiff - 9th December
Centre -Brighton - 11th December
Pavilions - Plymouth - 12th December
Arena - Sheffield - 14th December
Royal Court - Liverpool - 16th December
NIA - Birmingham - 18th December
NIA - Birmingham - 19th December

2003

The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 5th March
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 6th March
Colorline Arena - Hamburg (Germany) - 8th March
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 9th March
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 11th March
Arena - Berlin (Germany) 12th March

2004

Poole Lighthouse - Dorset - 23rd June
Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury - 25th June

2005

Astoria - London - 10th May
Alcatraz - Milan (Italy) - 12th May
Usher Hall - Edinburgh - 15th May
Clapham Grand - London - 22nd May
Olympia - Paris (france) - 23rd May
Coronet - London - 25th May
Carling Appolo Hammersmith - London - 26th May
Aqualung - Madrid (Spain) - 1st June
Ancienne Belgique - Brussels (Belgium) -4th June
Columbiahalle - Berlin (Germany) 6th June
Hurricane Festival (Germany) 10th June
Southside Festival (Germany) 11th June
Heineken Jammin Festival - Imola (Italy) - 12th June
The Molson Amphitheatre (Canada) 17th June
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre Detroit (USA) 18th June
UIC Pavilion Chicago (USA) 20th June
Madison Square Gardens NY (USA) 22nd June
Tweeter Center Boston (USA) 24th June
Festival Pier Penns Landing Philadelphia (USA) 25th June
Hampden Park - Glasgow - 29th June
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 30th June
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 2nd July
City Of Manchester Stadium - Manchester - 3rd July
Rose Bowl Stadium - Southampton - 6th July
National Bowl - Milton Keynes - 9th July
National Bowl - Milton Keynes - 10th July
Newcastle Metro Arena - Newcastle - 12th July
Newcastle Metro Arena - Newcastle 13th July
Marlay Park - Dublin (Ireland) - 16th July
Sudoete Festival - Odemira (Portugal) - 5th August
FIB Heineken Festival - Benicassim (Spain) - 7th August
Summer Sonic Eve Show - Nagoya (Japan) - 11th August
Summer Sonic Festival - Osaka (Japan) - 13th August
Summer Sonic Festival - Toyko (Japan) - 14th August
Frequency Festival - Saltzburg (Austria) - 18th August
Hylands Park - V Festival - 20th August
Weston Park - V Festival - 21st August
General Motors Place - Vancouver (Canada) -8th September
Everett Event Center - Seattle (USA) - 9th September
Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco (USA) - 11th September
Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles (USA) - 12th September
Coors Amphitheatre - San Diego (USA) - 14th September
House Of Blues - Las Vegas (USA) - 15th September
Glen Helen Pavilion - Los Angeles (USA) 17th September
Dodge Theater - Phoenix (USA) - 18th September
Red Rock Park Amphitheatre - Denver (USA) - 20th September
Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas (USA) - 22nd September
Austin City Limits - Texas - (USA) - 24th September
HIFI Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta (USA) - 27th September
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Baltimore (USA) - 29th September
Blossom Music Center - Cleveland (USA) - 30th September
Staten Island - New York (USA) - 2nd October
House Of Blues Club - Atlantic City (USA) - 3rd October
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 20th October
Valbyhallen - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 21st October
Rouen Zenith - Rouen (france) - 23rd October
Forest National - Brussels (Belgium) - 24th October
The Zenith - Paris (france) - 26th October
Jahrhunderhalle - Frankfurt (Germany) - 27th October
Tresivo Palaverde - Treviso (Italy) - 29th October
Milano Forum - Milan (Italy) - 30th October
Phillipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 1st November
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 2nd November
Pavello De La Vall D'Hebron - Barcelona (Spain) - 4th November
Palacio De Deportes De La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 5th November
Osaka Catle Hall - Osaka (Japan) - 17th November
Yogogi Tallkukan - Toyko (Japan) - 18th November
Yoyogi Tallkukan -Tokyo (Japan) - 20th November
Yoyogi Tallkukan - Tokyo (Japan) - 21st November
Entertainment Centre - Brisbane (Australia) - 26th November
Hordern Pavilion - Sydney (Australia) - 28th November
Hordern Pavilion - Sydney (Australia) - 29th November
Festival Hall - Melbourne (Australia) - 1st December
Festival Hall - Melbourne (Australia) - 2nd December
Rock It Festival - Perth (Australia) - 4th December
Millenium Stadium - Cardiff - 10th December
AECC - Aberdeen - 12th December
SECC - Glasgow - 14th December
SECC - Glasgow - 15th December
Odyssey Arena - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 18th December
Odyssey Arena - Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 19th December
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 21st December
The Point - Dublin (Ireland) - 22nd December

2006

Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 25th January
Hovet - Stockholm (Sweden) - 26th January
Zenith - Lille (france) - 29th January
Summum - Grenoble (france) 30th January
Gasometer - Vienna (Austria) - 1st February
Eulachhallen AG Winterthur - Winterhur (Switzerland) - 2nd February
Zenith - Toulouse (france) - 4th February
Mandela Forum - Florence (Italy) - 6th February +a slideshow here
Palalottomatica - Rome (Italy) - 7th February
Sheffield Hallam FM Arena - Sheffield - 9th February
Sheffield Hallam FM Arena - Sheffield - 10th February
Nottingham Arena - Nottingham - 13th February
Nottingham Arena - Nottingham - 14th February
100 Rock Festival - Bangkok (Thailand) - 18th February
Lakeside - Bangkok (Thailand) - 19th February
Olympic Hall - Seoul (South Korea) - 21st February
Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Singapore) - 23rd February
Asiaworld Arena - Hong Kong (China) - 25th February
Hot Festival - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 10th March
Velodrome - Santiago (Chile) - 12th March
Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo (Brazil) - 15th March
Air Canada Centre - Toronto (Cananda) - 20th March
Riverside Theatre - Milwaukee (USA) - 22nd March
Murat Theater - Indianapolis (USA) - 23rd March
Taft Theatre - Cincinnati (USA) - 25th March
Ryman Auditorium - Nashville (USA) - 26th March
Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston (USA) - 28th March
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 31st March
KOKO - London (UK) - 2nd November
Danforth Music Hall - Toronto (Canada) - 7th November
Wadsworth Theater - Los Angeles (USA) - 9th November
Union Chapel - Islington - 26th November
Le Cabaret Sauvage - Paris (france) - 28th November
Blue Note - Milan (Italy) - 29th November
The Forum - Melbourne (Australia) - 10th December
The Chapel - Melbourne (Australia) - 11th December
Tivoli - Brisbane (Australia) - 12th December
Enmore Theatre - Newton (Australia) - 14th November
Perth Concert Hall - Perth (Australia) - 16th November

(around this period: they are Noel+Gem acoustic gigs)

2007

BRITS - London - 14th February
Club B1 - Moscow (Russia) - 23rd March
Royal Albert Hall - London - 26th March
Royal Albert Hall - London - 27th March
M.E.N Arena - Manchester - 30th March

2008

WaMu Theater - Seattle (USA) - 26th August
GM Place - Vancouver (Canada) - 27th August
Rexall Palace - Edmunton (Canada) - 29th August
Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary (Canada) - 30th August
MTS Centre - Winnipeg (Canada) - 1st September
Scotiabank Place - Ottawa (Canada) - 4th September
Bell Center - Quebec (Canada) - 5th Septmber
Toronto Island Park - Toronto (Canada) - 7th September
Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool - 7th October
Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool - 8th October
Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - 10th October
Sheffield Arena - Sheffield - 11th October
Birmingham NIA - Birmingham - 13th October
Birmingham NIA - Birmingham - 14th October
Wembley Arena - London - 16th October
Wembley Arena - London - 17th October
Bournemouth BIC - Bournemouth - 20th October
Bournemouth BIC - Bournemouth - 21st October
Cardiff International Arena - Cardiff - 23rd October
Cardiff International Arena - Cardiff - 24th October
The Roundhouse - London - 26th October
Belfast Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 29th October
Belfast Odyssey Arena - Belfast - 30th October
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - Aberdeen - 1st November
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - Aberdeen - 2nd November
Glasgow SECC - Glasgow - 4th November
Glasgow SECC - Glasgow - 5th November
Gloria Theatre - Cologne (Germany) - 7th November
Falkoner Teatret - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 8th November (bootleg)
Bataclan - Paris (france) - 10th November
Sports Palace - Mexico City (Mexico) - 26th November
VFG Arena - Guadalajara (Mexico) - 28th November
Arena - Monterrey (Mexico) - 29th November
Oracle Arena - Oakland (USA) - 3rd December
Staples Center - Los Angeles (USA) - 4th December
The Pearl - Las Vegas (USA) - 6th December
Broomfield Events Center - Denver (USA) - 8th December
Target Center - Minneapolis (USA) - 10th December
Allstate Arena - Chicago - 12th December
Palace Of Auburn Hills - Detroit (USA) 13th December
The John Labatt Centre - London (Canada) - 15th December
Madison Square Gardens - New York (USA) - 17th December
Susquehanna Center - Camden (USA) - 19th December
GMU Patriot Center - Washington (USA) - 20th December

2009

Zenith - Nantes (france) - 12th January
Forest National - Brussels (Belgium) - 13th January
Messehalle - Dresden (Germany) - 15th January
Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 16th January
Arena - Berlin (Germany) - 18th January
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 21st January
Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 22nd January
Forum - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 24th January
Scandinavium - Gothenburg (Sweden) - 25th January
Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 27th January
Globe - Stockholm (Sweden) - 28th January
Zenith - Lille (france) - 30th January
Medoquine - Bordeaux (france) - 31st January
Mediolanumforum (Datchforum) - Milan (Italy) - 2nd February
Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 4th February
Palacio de Deportes de La Comunidad - Madrid (Spain) - 12th February
Pavello Olimpic de Badalona - Barcelona (Spain) - 13th February
Atlantico Pavillion - Lisbon (Portugal) - 15th February
Zenith - Toulouse (france) - 17th February
Le Dome - Marseille (france) - 18th February
Palalottomatica - Rome (Italy) - 20th February
Palaverde - Treviso (Italy) - 21st February
Palaonda - Bolzano (Italy) - 23rd February
Mandela Forum - Florence (Italy) - 24th February
Stadthalle - Vienna (Austria) - 26th February
Zenith - Munich (Germany) - 27th February
Hallenstadion Arena - Zurich (Switzerland) - 1st March
Bercy - Paris (france) - 3rd March
Makuhari Messe - Tokyo (Japan) - 20th March
Makomanai Ice Arena - Sapporo (Japan) - 22nd March
Intex - Osaka (Japan) - 24th March
Intex - Osaka (Japan) - 25th March
Makuhari Messe - Toyko (Japan) - 28th March (Noel's diary)
Makuhari Messe - Toyko (Japan) - 29th March (with bootleg)
Olympic Gym # 1 - Seoul (South Korea) - 1st April
Exhibition Hall 4F, Taiwan World Trade Centre Nangang - Taipei City (Taiwan) - 3rd April
Singapore Indoor Stadium - Singapore - 5th April
AsiaWorld Arena - Hong Kong (China) - 7th April
Newmarket Racecourse - Johannesburg (South Africa) - 10th April
Cape Town Ostrich Farm - Cape Town (South Africa) - 13th April
USB Campo de Futbol - Caracas (Venezuela) - 28th April
Estadio Nacional - Lima (Peru) - 30th April
River Plate Stadium - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 3rd May
Movistar Arena - Santiago (Chile) - 5th May
Citibank Hall - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - 7th May (Brazilian tour)
São Paulo Arena Anhembi - São Paulo (Brazil) - 9th May
Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski - Curitiba (Brazil) - 10th May
Porto Alegre Gigantinho - Porto Alegre (Brazil) - 12th May
Heaton Park - Manchester - 6th June
Heaton Park - Manchester - 7th June
Stadium Of Light - Sunderland - 10th June
Millennium Stadium - Cardiff - 12th June
Théâtre Antique de Vienne - Vienne (france) - 14th June
Murrayfield - Edinburgh - 17th June
Slane Castle - County Meath (Ireland) - 20th June
Rock Werchter - (Belgium) - 2nd July
Ricoh Arena - Coventry - 7th July
Eden Project - Bodelva- 14th July
Melt Festival - Gräfenhainichen (near Dessau) (Germany) - 19th July
Fuji Rock Festival Naeba Ski Resort - Naeba (Japan) - 24th July
Bridlington Spa - 20th August
V Festival - Chelmsford - 23rd August - ERASED
Rock en Seine - Paris (france) - 28th August ERASED - Oasis split (Noel leaves the band for the 3rd time)

The end of Oasis

Liam: bands who don't want success are like dicks who wear sun cream on holiday

LONDON - Liam Gallagher says bands who don't want hit records are like "dicks" who wear sun cream on holiday.
The former Oasis star wants his new band Beady Eye to be massive all over the world and he thinks musicians who don't want success are as gutless as safety-first holidaymakers.
He angrily said: "It's like people who go on holiday, putting sun cream on. Do you want a tan or what, you dick? You go on a top holiday somewhere hot and you come back whiter than white. We're made to sound arrogant because of time wasters like that."
Liam's ambition for Beady Eye is for them to be as big as The Beatles, and even more popular than his first band Oasis. 
Liam's bandmate Andy Bell shares his lofty ambition and thinks all bands want to match the Fab Four's incredible accomplishments.
The guitarist said: "All bands deep down want to do that. The Strokes, Elbow all of them. If you sat any band in a room and said, 'Do you want to be as big as The Beatles?' they'd all say yes."

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus (who the fuck is she? They say Hannah Montana?) is using Oasis as the inspiration for her world tour (another Taylor Momsen?)
The singer/actress is currently on the South American leg of her Gypsy Heart World Tour but is taking a little piece of Oasis with her.
“I saw Oasis live a while back and I really loved how they kept asking for requests to keep the audience involved,” explains Miley.
“If you want to see someone just dance around you can watch it on DVD but I want this to be about everyone including the audience so I am trying to do something very similar because I know that’s what I would want to see.”
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Liam: my voice sounded shit because of Noel's guitar. I'm insulted people think Noel carried Oasis

LONDON - Liam Gallagher has conceded his singing during Oasis' doomed final tour was dreadful, and he blames his poor performances on the earphones he wore to drown out brother Noel's loud guitar.
 The Beady Eye frontman attracted swathes of criticism for his half-hearted vocals towards the end of his former band's career as he often shouted his lines or cut them short.
 Gallagher has now admitted his singing in recent years has been "shit" but he's adamant Noel is responsible because he turned his guitar up too loud, forcing the frontman to use noise-reducing earphones onstage.
 Gallagher tells Nme, "I've been getting a right kicking! I didn't know I sounded that shit, but I'm gonna explain this now, right? I was using them in-ear monitors, and that isolated me from the band. I had to, cos our kid (Noel) was, like, up to 900 (on the guitar amps), so fucking loud."

Liam Gallagher is insulted people think his brother Noel Gallagher was "carrying" Oasis.
The singer formed Beady Eye with the remaining members and admits he was surprised so many people wrote off his chances of musical success without his older sibling.
He said: "I'm insulted that people think Noel Gallagher has been fucking carrying this band for the last 18 years.
"People were saying [about Beady Eye], 'Oh it's going to be fucking shit.' It's like, are you tripping or what?"
The singer is upset some critics and music fans have seemingly chosen sides since the brothers combusted, and he thinks people should give them both a chance on their own.
He added: "The Noel versus Liam thing, I'm a bit saddened by it, that some people feel like they need to pick sides. Like, I wouldn't go and see The Stone Roses and be like, 'I hate John Squire but I'm into Ian Brown,' or whatever."
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Noel Gallagher: The Roller is a fucking number 1 +"Yellow tail" video

LONDON - Beady Eye are again on the cover of NME, with photos from Milan.
We're on the road with Beady Eye from Glasgow to Milan as they complete their first ever tour. Expect a new crop of classic Liam-isms. Here's part of one now: "D'you want a tan or what, you dick?"
Beady Eye have spoken to NME about the secrets behind the tracks on their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'.
Gallagher, Andy Bell and Gem Archer revealed the history behind their debut single 'The Roller', which was written in 2001 and hailed by the singer's then-Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher as "a fucking Number One single".
The band also reveal that the intro music to their recent gigs is an instrumental song named 'Yellow Tail'. It was written by Archer and completed while rehearsing for the tour.
"Me and Andy, at the last rehearsal in Brixton, the day before [their first gig in] Glasgow, were still finishing it," he explained.
Meanwhile Gallagher also gave his verdict on Beady Eye's tour so far as NME follows the band throughout Europe. He also gave his thoughts on other bands including The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Elbow.

The singer once claimed he wanted to be more famous than Oasis but now he's told NME that he's setting his sights higher.
'I want to be as a big as The Beatles. Fuck being as big as Oasis, man, you know what I mean?'
But the star wasn't getting too cocky - he admitted that it probably wouldn't happen.
'I want to be bigger than The Beatles. That's what we're dealing with and whether we do or not - and we probably won't - but who cares?
'It's just the fcking name of the game. Yes, we want to sell a shitload of records, play stadiums and inspire shitloads of kids over the fucking universe. Deep down that's what I wanna do...but not just yet.'
Gallagher also used the interview to mouth off against The Strokes and Elbow.
Liam rubbished The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas for acting like it was a 'chore' for him to be in the band.
He also attacked Elbow saying they had a 'shit name for a band'.
'That's like calling yourself The Chins or The Knees or something!'


(this live was in Brussels)
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England national team's problem is the pressure. Just SUPPORT

LONDON - I bought other England stuff, also a sleeveless shirt as I like, Liam used that kind of shirt in the past.
I think the same as Beckham: that's the real problem, too much talking about the national team. Take these days: tonight there's a friendly match, England-Ghana, at Wembley as all England games.
And rivers of ink about it, controversies, arguing, all about a useless friendly.
Seen from the outside, it's even ridiculous.
Noel Gallagher: I don't even watch friendlies, it's useless.
Tonight Capello with England 1-1 and Prandelli with Italy winning 2-0 in Ukraine, they both used reserve players. Ukraine is hosting Euro 2012, with Poland (still maybe) because the poor Polish thieves (history repeating) have enough money just to corrupt Fifa staff and steal the Euro from Italy. Difficult to say who's more a thief in history between the french and the Poles... that's probably why they get on so well.
In London, 90,000 people at the full stadium to see a friendly, that's VERY nice. It would be great if it was the same in Italy for the national team, but it's all the contrary: they put their games in smaller stadiums because not many people go to see them, I've never even been to see an Italy game in my life, me that I'm a big football fan, imagine who is not.
But in England: again, tabloids talking shit, disturbing the team, writing too much about it.
I think Capello is doing great with England: superb qualifiers for the World Cup, that it was unlucky and we were out for a ghost goal, and now still first for the Euro qualifying.
Of course in some periods certain behaviours as players drinking, being crazy and not really athletes, it didn't help (in fact this doesn't happen in Italy). But it's not really about the players and the manager, they're good as it was in the past. It's not changing a manager or the players that things change so much. So many managers failed and England almost never won something important (only in 1966 and they say thanks to a ghost goal). So there must be something else behind. How come Italy won much more and it's even the 1st European team, 4 times world champion? It can't be only because the players were better, there must be something about the mentality, something repeating for decades.
Tabloids and all talking shit about our England: shut the fuck up and SUPPORT the team, even when things go bad, ESPECIALLY when thing go bad.
Come on England, Italy loves you.
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Liam: Coldplay have no sound

MILAN - Beady Eye will be on a Milan's radio where I worked, Radio 105 on 31 March.
Here's an interview on Berlusconi's brother newspaper from Milan, Il Giornale (conservative), photo in a club the other night (almost bunga bunga, lol).
Beady Eye in Milan confirmed they will play at the Heineken festival, with Coldplay (of course not at the same time onstage as Noel Gallagher did).
Liam said that Coldplay don't even have a "sound" (but talked well about the Vaccines). Beady Eye next album will be less "polluted" of Oasis, and he will never perform a show with Noel anymore. But he said that "unfortunately" someday the brothers will speak together (a few words). He denied he's drinking eh eh (3 months without drinking). Some compare Gallagher's behaviours to Balotelli's, in fact Liam likes him very much. Mario's crazy attitude is due to his difficult childhood (he was adopted and was racistly abused for a long time), as also Liam had a similar one.

Non c’è che dire: Liam Gallagher è un tipo rock. Ma rock sul serio. Tanti lo hanno adorato quando i suoi Oasis sono esplosi lanciando il britpop (ma che pop scusate??). Adesso però lo snobbano solo perché è ricco e famoso, si gode la vita e forse dice ancor più scemenze di quante ne dicesse agli esordi. Però è rock. Ieri l’ho incontrato negli uffici della Live Nation ed è stato molto più convincente di qualsiasi Pete Doherty, totalmente professionale, decisamente all’altezza. Qui di seguito pubblico il pezzo che ho scritto per il Giornale. Ma prima voglio dire che Different gear still speeding, il disco dei Beady Eye il nuovo gruppo di Liam Gallagher, è un bel disco. Non innovativo. Non travolgente. Ma bello. E suonato con le palle.

Ma certo, in fondo se il mensile fighetto lo ha incoronato «miglior frontman di tutti i tempi» mica dipende solo dal cappellino da nostromo, così bello tutto blu con le striscette rosse, che Liam Gallagher indossa stamattina sopra una frangia di capelli stile saracinesca. E neppure dalla voce: secca e liscia, appena rauca. Dipende dall’attitudine: che è rock, ma proprio rock e basta, anche se «migliore», cari signori, è un po’ esagerato. Ha fondato gli Oasis e, tanto che vendevano settanta milioni di dischi a bordo del britpop, ha sfondato suo fratello Noel dopo aver litigato per quindici anni di seguito insultandosi a vicenda la mamma. Fine della band. Poi, per vendicarsi, gli ha fregato pure quasi tutti i musicisti e ora, grazie a un disco di rock grezzo come lui, porterà i suoi Beady Eye il 9 giugno all’Heineken Jammin Festival di Mestre, tutto bello, tutto perfetto non fosse che canterà appena prima dei Coldplay, non proprio i suoi pupilli: «Infatti non ho neanche ascoltato il loro nuovo album».

E dire, caro Liam, che hanno anche un suono diverso dal solito.
«Perché, hanno un suono?».

Capito. Il vostro invece com’è?
«Quello che si ascolta nel nostro primo album, Different gear still speeding. Ruvido. Nel prossimo saremo più omogenei e meno inquinati dagli Oasis».

Vuol dire che lei e Noel non tornerete più a suonare insieme?
«Ma siamo matti?».

Due fratelli.
«Dal banalissimo litigio che ha sfasciato la band, nel 2009, non ci siamo più parlati. Ma, a dire il vero, ci parlavamo pochissimo anche prima, giusto il minimo indispensabile. Comunque il silenzio tra noi non sarà eterno, prima o poi torneremo a scambiarci due parole. Purtroppo».

L’alcol complicava le cose, vero?
«Un po’».

L’altra sera ha festeggiato allo Shed di Busto Arsizio.
«Ma non bevo da tre mesi. Niente».

Niente?
«Non ho tempo. Poi però, appena avrò meno lavoro…».

Occhio. Lei è di Manchester, tifoso storico del Manchester City e molti accostano le sue intemperanze a quelle di Mario Balotelli.
«Infatti mi piace molto».

E ti pareva.
«Le sue pazzie sono colpa dell’educazione e della sua famiglia. Se si calma, diventerà uno dei più grandi calciatori in circolazione. Vediamo».

Liam, il suo disco inizia con un brano che si intitola Four letter word. Si riferisce a Noel? O sottintende «Fuck»?
«Mah, il significato è diverso, in qualsiasi parte del mondo vada, ciascuno gli dà la propria traduzione».

Invece sul brano Beatles and Stones non ci dovrebbero essere dubbi sul significato. Sembra quasi un gioco, un piccolo omaggio alle due band.
«Io non gioco quando scrivo musica».

Vabbé, si fa per dire. Però il giro di chitarra ricorda molto gli Who.
«Allora diciamo che è un omaggio agli Who».

Beady Eye però sembra un nome preso da un fumetto.
«Ma no, stavamo cercando un nome che risaltasse bene sui giornali e questo era maledettamente perfetto. In poche parole, vuol dire “stai in campana”, “stai in guardia”. Più o meno quello che dobbiamo fare noi che siamo all’inizio di una nuova avventura».

Va bene tutto. Ma tanto il pubblico continuerà a chiederle i classici degli Oasis.
«Invece no. Finora abbiamo suonato tredici concerti e la gente era troppo curiosa di ascoltare i nuovi brani per richiedere quelli vecchi».

Però ha pubblicato solo un disco e le canzoni sono troppo poche per riempire un intero concerto.
«Faremo anche una cover, Sons of the stage, di una grande band di Manchester, i World of twist».

A proposito di band: gli Strokes?
«Orribile la copertina del nuovo cd».

I Vaccines?
«Molto meglio. Belle melodie e grande emozione».

Alla fine, caro Liam, l’hanno paragonata a John Lennon, lei si veste spesso come fosse ad Abbey Road e tanti la accusano di copiare i Beatles senza pudore. Ma sono davvero i suoi preferiti?
«Beh certo. Però i Kinks, scusi, dove li mette?».
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the mystery of Heineken festival. Great success for the Beady Eye tour & album

MILAN - Gem today in Milan wearing RayBan sunglasses from Milan.
As anticipated time ago more than one time, Beady Eye now announced they will play at the Heineken festival in Venezia, Saint Marco lion city :), Venice, on 9 June my birthday and Pretty Green birthday :). Through their website another news "leaked": at the festival there will be (Coldplay) but also Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse. But the organizers of the festival said there are no Beady Eye and denied all.
Beady Eye @ Heineken first came out on Twitter on Cesare Cremonini account.

Liam changed opinion a bit about Twitter: he has branded it "rubbish".
The Beady Eye frontman claims that he's not a big fan of the micro-blogging site despite the fact his own Twitter page, with over 200,000 followers.
"I only tweet when someone's got it majorly wrong, you know what I mean? That's the way I use it," he told Absolute Radio.
He added: "If someone's barking up the wrong tree I sort of point them in the right direction, but other than that I'm not into tweeting - it's rubbish."
Gallagher's Twitter page was regularly used to promote his Pretty Green clothes label (no dear Nme, Pretty Green has another profile), although he last used it to spread some Christmas cheer in December (to Noel :).
You can listen to the full interview here
some interesting parts:

Now some people wanted this project to kind of maybe fail, and the success of the tour and the success of the album have, yet again, proved these people wrong. Thats a nice position to be in, a comfortable position to be in, that you proved the critics wrong maybe?

Gem: Oh they of little faith. It’s not their job to have belief is it.

You had the belief, you knew it was going to be alright, yeah?

G: Yeah, born with the belief.

Liam, tell us a little bit about that first show as Beady Eye, when you stepped out onto stage, what do you remember?

It was great, man, but we’d been rehearsing for a couple of months before that so we knew what was going down, all we had to do, we’d done some great gigs in front of no one, you know what I mean, so we just had to put the kids in there. A bit of nerves and that, but a bit of relief that people seemed to take to us, you know what I mean, and it’s only going to get better. There’s no one screaming for Noel or Oasis or obscure songs, so that was nice.

Tell us a little bit about the clothing company. Where do these ideas come from, do you actually design all the clothes yourself? Talk it through.

Yeah, well its inspired by the 60s and that I suppose, that’s about it, bands and stuff. I’m not reinventing the wheel, I like that kind of style, you know what I mean, so that’s what we do. Me and Nicole, there’s a guy who does it with us, he just comes round and goes through our wardrobes, and anything that looks rubbish or a bit tired we sort of just breathe a bit of life into it.
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Beady Eye @ Top of the Pops

MILAN - Beady Eye today in Milan again. Last night Liam & Gem were drunk ^_^
At a certain point Liam made the gesture of "come on the stage" to the people, and so they went around him, but then the people working for that television were angry with them. Then we were all laughing, Beady Eye too. The crowd was also singing "Who the fuck are Man Utd" :) and a chant for Mario Balotelli, Liam appreciated. The girl presenting the show was a quite hot babe, and Jeff was looking at her very much :), appreciating.

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Beady Eye live in Milan dvd

MILAN - Better than a bootleg, here are 4 files to download about the day 16 March, with: meeting Liam again, the concert (about one hour), Beady Eye @ Radio Deejay (about 30 minutes) and @ Rtl (about 20 minutes). A nice memory to keep.
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Beady Eye new fans +Andy's favourites

MILAN - Tonight Beady Eye are eating in a restaurant (of a disco) in Busto Arsizio, lol (town near Milan).
Tomorrow they are in Milan again.
Liam Gallagher is playing festivals this summer to attract a legion of new fans to Beady Eye.
The band are playing several festival dates - including slots at Reading and Leeds and the Isle of Wight Festival - and the singer is keen to showcase his new music to people who might not necessarily be interested.
He said: "This is the name of the game, to fucking get new fans. I mean, obviously all the Oasis fans jumped on board and got involved and all that and liked it. But the music is there for anyone. Beady Eye is for anyone."
Liam - who formed his new group with the remaining members of Oasis - insists he is hungry to prove himself again to wide range of music fans.
He added to NME magazine: "Hopefully, there's going to be people out there that are getting a little bit more from Beady Eye than what they did from Oasis. There's not a day that goes by when you don't want to get up and fucking mean something to people."

Q&A to Andy Bell:

What was the first single/album you bought?
Blondie - Parallel Lines, 1980, bought on holiday in Exeter, Devon

Who was the first band you saw live?
Siouxsie and the Banshees, Oxford Apollo, 1984

What music/musician had the biggest influence on you as a teenager?
John Lennon, and the Beatles generally.

In a film about your life – what would be your theme tune?
Midnight Cowboy Theme (John Barry) [his Oasis' Turn up the Sun was inspired by that - Marco]

What music do you find inspiring?
The Who - Anyway anyhow anywhere

Is there any song or piece of music that gives you comfort?
Townes Van Zandt - if I needed you

What song never fails to cheer you up?
Dusty Springfield - Just a little lovin'

When you were a teenager, what band did you want to be in and why?
The Smiths and then The Stone Roses. I was learning to play the guitar so I looked up to Johnny Marr and later John Squire as I thought they looked and played cool.

Do you have a favourite album cover/artwork?
Primal Scream – Screamadelica

Is there a song or album that for you, represents ‘teenage angst’?
The Smiths - How soon is now?



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Liam's big 5 City moments


MANCHESTER - From City official site
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happy Beady Eye, people dancing, Liam's voice the most powerful instrument



LONDON - Behind the scenes.
Meanwhile, the "derby" Wales-England 0-2, well done guys&Capello.
It’s exactly a year since Noel Gallagher graced the stage at the Royal Albert Hall to play for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and tonight he was in danger of upstaging his younger brother’s new band without even showing up. This was thanks to a video montage that highlighted some of the previous artists that had performed at the event, prompting huge cheers every time Noel appeared on the screen. Liam was quick to put everyone straight as soon as he arrived on stage after being introduced by Who legend Rodger Daltry. “This aint no fookin’ Noel Gallagher gig” he sniped. Looking every inch the rock star, Liam swaggered towards his microphone, draped in a sharp navy suede jacket, sporting that trademark shaggy barnet that he made the must-have hairstyle of the 90’s for his legion of devotees. Launching straight into Four Letter Word, it’s clear that this song was born to open gigs. Loud, confident, menacing and sounding even better than it does on the record, the roof of the Royal Albert Hall is prematurely torn off.
Beatles and Stones finds Liam in an almost uncontrollably excitable mood. “I just wanna rock n’roll” he screams. It’s a simple message but very much to the point, and the crowd seem to echo his sentiments. There was the much expected army of Liam lookalikes in tonight, yet far less of that loutish behaviour that dogged down Oasis gigs. With that said, there is always going to be one isn’t there? Liam was the target of limes and Andy was hit with a pint – “cheers mate” was his sarcastic response. Liam was a little more vocal, goading this member of the audience to try and get one in his mouth as he veered toward the edge of the stage. “Who brings a lime to a fookin’ rock n’ roll gig? Fookin’ woman. It’s a first, I’ll give you that mate”. Despite this it is still a much more reserved affair than what the band would be used to under Oasis. Beady Eye are mature enough not to let it spoil a good night and like professionals they crack on. Two Of A Kind, a recent addition to their set list, is delivered with venom and gets people dancing to its irresistibly catchy thumping beat. The fact that this is a b-side is a testament to the strength and wealth of material the band had to choose from to put together their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, which on the whole is a solid record that has been received fairly well.
From the moment Liam delivered the first line of Four Letter Word , there is a startling revelation – he has found his voice again. We already know he sounds fantastic on the record, but it is his live performances he must be judged on. He’s attacking the microphone with a new-found confidence, holding notes and actually ‘singing’ as opposed to shouting. It is quite simply the best he has sounded since the late 90’s. Millionaire was a fine example of this new approach to his singing technique as he proved his voice to be the most powerful instrument on the stage. Perhaps he will stand the test of time like the Beatles and Stones after all.
The relationship between the crowd and the band was what made tonight special and the atmosphere ecstatic. On two occasions Liam left the stage to interact with the audience and shake the hands of his adoring fans. The crowd gave back the love by getting involved, digging the tunes and on occasions singing along, even if one of those occasions was an impromptu sing-along of the La’s There She Goes after the band performed For Anyone. Cheeky but amusing.
The Roller, their first official single, is showing signs of becoming a live favourite in the Beady Eye set list. It teeters on anthem status and tonight sparked a sing-along that would make Gem Archer’s mother very proud. Yet it was Bring The Light provoked which provoked the biggest reaction of the evening, bringing the Royal Albert Hall to its feet. Like many of the other tracks on the album, it sounds better in a live setting and encompasses the upbeat spirit that drives the sound of Beady Eye’s music. Liam used it as an opportunity to have a dig at his older brother, saying they were going to sit down on stools to sing it but someone had already taken them all, a jibe undoubtedly aimed at Noel who played here last year sat down on a stool for a semi acoustic performance (when Noel mocked Liam for Pretty Green - Marco).
The encore blessed us with a surprise that made this evening even more special. It was only a matter of time before they pulled this little beauty out of the bag and let it take on a new lease of life. Wigwam was performed live for the first time and the band were now reaching the peak of their powers. Liam nailed every single one of the ridiculously high notes and the song sounds even bigger than it does on the record. The second half the track proved to be a rousing climax and a memorable moment of the evening. The absence of backing singers to emulate exactly how it sounds on the record and belt out the “coming up” refrain was a slight disappointment, but they certainly compensate that with the music.
The band were in a jubilant mood and Liam was the happiest I’ve seen him on a stage in ages, even cracking a few smiles; a stark contrast to his subdued and frustrated appearances at Oasis gigs in their latter days. Tonight he grafted his balls off, putting 200% into every song. Gem looked like a teenager in his bedroom playing air guitar to his favourite band, oozing enthusiasm and pointing at Liam with a look that can only be interpreted as “fucking get on this”. Chris Sharrock continued to impress with his one man show at the back, throwing his sticks in the air, yet comically not always catching them again. Jeff Wootton on the bass fitted like a glove and Andy on guitar was just flawless. They threw themselves into this gig and demonstrated the sort of elation you would expect from a band of youngsters going out on the road for the first time. Despite Liam’s captivating stage presence, this is very much a team performance and the chemistry between them makes for tight musicianship and a glorious display of rock n’roll.
This is a band renenergised, hungry, excited, and above all, having a bloody good time. If not yet acknowledged for having the best tunes in the world, Beady Eye are definitely set to become known worldwide for their prowess as a brilliant live act. Sons Of The Stage they truly are.
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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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Liam mocking Noel

LONDON - Liam Gallagher took a dig at his brother Noel during Beady Eye's Teenage Cancer Trust show last night.
The former Oasis frontman made a number of remarks about his former bandmate as he performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
"This is Beady Eye," he announced as he swaggered onstage. "This is not a Noel Gallagher concert."
Throughout the show Liam continued to take pot shots at his brother.
"We were going to sit down to sing the next song," he told the crowd before launching into 'Bring The Light'. "But apparently someone who played here last year stole all the stools (ahahahaha - Marco). Apparently he's got a nice little collection going on and all." (lmao - Marco).
Later he quipped: "Where's Noel when you need him, eh?"
Noel played two shows for the charity at the same venue last year. During one of those shows he took a pop at Liam over his Pretty Green clothing range.
Beady Eye played a similar set to that featured on their recent UK tour, showcasing their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'. They played 'Two Of A Kind' for the first time live.
Liam's name was often chanted by the crowd, but the singer wasn't happy with all the attention he received. He had an angry exchange with one fan after the crowd member seemingly threw something towards the stage.
"If you're going to throw something at me throw something hard," the singer sneered. "Who the fuck comes to a rock n' roll gig with a bit of lime, soft lad?"
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Beady Eye performing Wigwam @ TCT (better video added)

LONDON - Playing the psychedelic Wigwam for the first time live, at the Teenage Cancer Trust 
at the Royal Albert Hall. Exactly 1 year ago, 25 March 2010, Noel Gallagher was playing here

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Liam: Beady Eye aren't fucking scared of The Strokes

LONDON - Liam Gallagher has declared that he and his Beady Eye bandmates aren't scared of the competition at this summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals.
Beady Eye are set to headline the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the August events. The Strokes, Muse, My Chemical Romance and Pulp will all play Main Stage headline slots.
When asked about The Strokes Gallagher told NME: "We weren't fucking scared of them the first time we heard them. We're not fucking scared of them now!"
Speaking about how he thought he'd adapt to playing one of Beady Eye's first festival shows, he added: "I'll comfortably fucking fit back into that dress."

Liam's rider requests have changed over the years.
It used to be Red Stripe and decent crisps. On the current Beady Eye tour frontman Liam is firmly on the wagon - so it's honey, a few lemons and some fine china all the way.
He takes his teacup to the Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. But he said: "At the moment we're all bang into the little gigs."
Of the bigger shows, he added: "When the time comes, I'll fit back into that dress."

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was devastated when he found out the schedule for the Reading and Leeds festival - because his band's headline slot means he will miss out on watching Beady Eye's highly-anticipated performance.
The Welcome to the Black Parade hitmakers are one of the bands topping the bill at the double-venue event this summer (Aug11), and they will play in the main arena while Liam's new band will perform at the same time on a separate stage.
Way admits he's overjoyed to be headlining the festival, but regrets he won't be able to see the former Oasis rocker play.
He tells NME magazine, "I really wanna see (Beady Eye play). That's quite a bummer. But that happens a lot... I would definitely love to have gotten to see Beady Eye... I'm a huge fan of (Liam), a fan of his brother and of Oasis, so I think it'll be fine. I think it'll be good."
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free practice results: McLaren lead +2010 video

MELBOURNE - Happy new English year, 25 March 1751. Come on McLaren.
Probably useless, but a good start.


Pos  Driver         Team                   Time              Laps
 1.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m25.854s            32
 2.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes      1m25.986s  + 0.132   31
 3.  Alonso         Ferrari               1m26.001s  + 0.147   28
 4.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault      1m26.014s  + 0.160   35
 5.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault      1m26.283s  + 0.429   33
 6.  Schumacher     Mercedes              1m26.590s  + 0.736   31
 7.  Massa          Ferrari               1m26.789s  + 0.935   34
 8.  Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        1m27.101s  + 1.247   39
 9.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth     1m27.280s  + 1.426   34
10.  Rosberg        Mercedes              1m27.448s  + 1.594   23
11.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m27.525s  + 1.671   31
12.  Petrov         Renault               1m27.528s  + 1.674   29
13.  Heidfeld       Renault               1m27.536s  + 1.682   22
14.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m27.697s  + 1.843   30
15.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari        1m28.095s  + 2.241   35
16.  di Resta       Force India-Mercedes  1m28.376s  + 2.522   33
17.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes  1m28.583s  + 2.729   31
18.  Maldonado      Williams-Cosworth     1m29.386s  + 3.532   29
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Renault         1m30.829s  + 4.975   22
20.  Trulli         Lotus-Renault         1m30.912s  + 5.058   23
21.  D'Ambrosio     Virgin-Cosworth       1m32.106s  + 6.252   36
22.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth       1m32.135s  + 6.281   30
23.  Liuzzi         HRT-Cosworth          No time               1


the first 2010 race (McLaren winning) with Beady Eye music
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Belgian Beady Eye bootleg

BRUSSELS - Click here to download it (the first time with Two of a kind, and without For anyone, that sounded a bit strange in a live). My advice is to put an acoustic part during the gig, with World outside my room

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Beady Eye live in Milan 1 hour video



MILAN - (wait for the upload) soon an HQ video. Unfortunately Beatles&Stones is still missing,
so I put that slideshow of mine about the Beatles in Milan
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Noel Gallagher recording solo album

LOS ANGELES - Photo in Milan.
See, I knew: yesterday I wrote Noel must hurry up and here's a good news :)
Ex-Oasis leader Noel Gallagher is working on his debut solo album in Los Angeles, according to You Me At Six singer Josh Franceschi.
Franceschi took to Twitter last night to reveal his band are recording in the same studios as Noel, and could hear the work being done: “Can hear Noel from Oasis blasting his new tunes from the studio next door,” he wrote. “Absolutely mental.”
The Surrey quintet are currently recording their third album in the US city.
Last month Gallagher claimed that he hadn't started work on his solo album yet. His brother Liam, now fronting Beady Eye, said he reckoned that he had, though.
Also last November Miles Kane said he'd been working with Noel on his first post-Oasis solo album.
The news suggests Noel could be working once again with producer Dave Sardy, whom he and Oasis recorded their sixth studio album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth‘ with in Los Angeles in 2005, while Sardy also joined the group in Abbey Road Studios for sessions on their final album ‘Dig Out Your Soul‘.
While Noel’s ex-Oasis bandmates have wasted no time in launching their own new project Beady Eye, the songwriter has repeatedly played down an imminent solo album, though rumours of work with the likes of Miles Kane and Paul Weller has fuelled speculation that a record will arrive sooner rather than later.

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meeting Beady Eye in Milan again again again, underneath the sky again

MILAN - Meeting Beady Eye again in Milan, on 28 March for a tv programme, Top of the Pops. 
If you want to come, let me know (marco@oasisblues.com) 

@ cd:Uk (similar programme) - see the part around 0:54 :)

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other interviews

BRUXELLES - Click here to watch an interview with Gem and Andy on a Belgium site, 
presented by a quite attractive woman with "small tits" ^_^ yeah that's my fetish ahahaha 
It's from a Belgian tv show, De Rode Loper, with some footage of Beady Eye concert in Brussels. 

and here's another one, plus part 2 and part 3
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Noel Gallagher new album to download

MILAN - Of course I'm joking, here's the same old shit. Click here to download the 2009 soundchecks by Noel. Now he's busy with nappies. It's time to make your fans happy, innit? The other day in Milano Liam said Noel probably downloaded Beady Eye ahaha. So here's Noel to download ^_^
You know, there was the period when I was angry with Liam (but not really because of him, just because of people connected to him), so now I should do a little period angry with Noel, lol.
I do so, to make him publish his solo album sooner :)
Noel songs will be great, as Liam says (not really those new ones from soundcheks), but I don't know if I will like them very much, they could be depressing. It's good to keep shit expectations. What Alan McGee said about the new songs, think that it's all bullshit. Noel is happy, so he should write happy tunes. But as Liam says, the man is overrated, lol.
I find it stupid all the times I hear some girls who don't know almost anything about Oasis and they say they prefer Noel, 'cause he "sounds" wise and all. Liam is wise and they don't have to get offended by the truth he says, also Noel used to insult many people. Those girls are just jealous of Liam.
And listening to 1 hour of Beady Eye is surely funnier than 1 hour of Noel. And Liam is so good with fans, Noel not so much. And the cool one is Liam, not Noel. And Liam's even got his own clothes. Yeah I chose Liam. He saw a few of us sitting on the fence, and said we had to choose one. It was time to pick a side, I got off the fence.
Definitely maybe.
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stupid journalists: stop asking the same questions

NEW YORK CITY - A stupid interview from Mtv, always the same shit. Fortunately I never watch Mtv.
Photo: Andy with a journalist.

If you were alive during the late ’90s and anywhere near a radio, you’re probably familiar with Oasis. Songs like “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova” were part of the cultural soundtrack, and beaten into our collective memories like commercial jingles. But just as ubiquitous as the music were the bickering siblings who created it. Liam and Noel Gallagher – the singer and lead guitarist, respectively — attacked each other in a seemingly never-ending public feud. For almost a decade, they were the Lockhorns of Britpop. Sometimes it was just a war of words, and sometimes it escalated into actual violence involving cricket bats. It got especially ugly in August of 2009 when, prior to a performance at Paris’ Rock en Seine festival, the brothers got into a backstage brawl that purportedly involved punches and broken guitars. Not long after, Noel announced on the band’s website that he was quitting, claiming that “the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me … has become intolerable.” It seemed like the end, unless you knew anything at all about the history of Oasis, and then it just seemed like a temporary hiatus – a rock ‘n’ roll “time out,” if you will – until the brothers had a few pints and settled their differences long enough to make another album.
Shockingly, the truce never happened. Instead, Liam teamed up with his former Oasis mates – guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and touring drummer Chris Sharrock – and started a new group called Beady Eye. Their debut album, Different Gear Still Speeding may not be the next (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? But it certainly won’t have Oasis fans screaming, “What the hell is this shit?” The album more or less follows the creative aesthetic of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Time will tell if Beady Eye is the real deal or just a rebound band until Noel and Liam bury the hatchet. Personally, I wouldn’t complain if, at some point during the upcoming Beady Eye tour, Noel walked out on stage mid-set and joined the band for “Acquiesce”, the brothers harmonizing on “We need each other/We believe in one another” before collapsing into each other’s arms for some serious bro hugging. Not likely, sure. But stranger things have happened.
I spoke with Liam and Gem about the new band and old grudges. There’s a song on the album called “Four Letter Word,” in which Liam sings “I don’t know what it is I’m feeling/ A four letter word really gets my meaning.” That pretty much sums up how our conversation went.

What exactly does Beady Eye mean? (NEW QUESTION!! ahahaha) It doesn’t sound like the most flattering description. Is it like a lazy eye?

Liam: Dunno. It’s a phrase or something.

Gem: Yeah, it’s an English phrase. And it can be unflattering. It can be negative or positive. “I’ve got my beady eye on you!”

So it’s a threat?

G: It can be. It’s what a teacher might say to the funky kid at the back of the class. “I’ve got my beady eye on you!” Nobody’s getting the wool pulled over their eyes.

Why didn’t you guys just continue on as Oasis? You lost one member, but it’s still got a majority of the original band. Pink Floyd went on without Roger Waters. The Who were just Daltrey and Townshend for awhile. I don’t think Lynyrd Skynyrd has anybody from the original lineup anymore. Why can’t you do the same thing?

L: We could’ve if we wanted, but we’ve got a lot more fucking self-respect. It’s why we don’t fucking play somebody else’s fucking songs when we can make our own.

Will you be playing any Oasis songs on the Beady Eye tour?
(NEW QUESTION!! ahahaha Please dear fucking "journalists", put it in your minds: the truth is that Beady Eye just CAN'T play Oasis songs, they're copyrighted and they should give some money to Noel! -Marco)

L and G: [simultaneously] Nope.

You won’t even slip an old favorite into the setlist?

L: I think it’d be schizophrenic, man. You know what I mean? Jumping from one to the other is fucking weird. It’s just fucking mental. Get over it. Oasis is yesterday. It’s fucking done.

If Oasis was the Beatles, as it’s sometimes been claimed, then what does that make Beady Eye? Is it Wings or the Plastic Ono Band?

G: Well, that’s for people who compare Oasis with the Beatles to answer.

But Liam, didn’t you once say that Oasis would be as big as the Beatles, if not bigger?

L: Not me, mate. I think you’ll find it was the little fellow who said that. But I got blamed for it.

You’ve at least admitted a fondness for John Lennon. And there’s a song on the new album, “Roller”, that sounds vaguely like “Instant Karma.” (OH THIS IS NEW!! ahahaha It's a song by Gem, not by Liam)
Is that subconscious, or is it an intentional homage?

L: It’s not intentional at all. We leave that kind of shit up to Lenny Kravitz and people like that.
G: I get the comparison. It’s a descending line played on a piano with a double-track vocal. But those are just elements. The other element is, Lennon is as much a part of my DNA as I’m sure Guinness is.

Guinness as in the beer? (...was the journalist drunk or what?)

G: Yeah, mate. It’s all in there. All of our influences are in there. I’ve been into Lennon since I was 8 years old. So that’s just how it comes out. We don’t hide it. [laughs] Well, sometimes we do.

Liam, last summer you said that Beady Eye’s debut would be “the best record you’ll hear for the next 50 years.” Do you stand by that prediction?

L: Yep.

So you’re saying that every album made in the next 50 years, including any subsequent albums by you or Beady Eye, will be crap by comparison? (crap? the journalist was definitely drunk or an idiot) Are you preemptively announcing your retirement?

L: No, no, no. I probably just got excited about what we were doing. You know what I’m like. It’s just my way of saying, “It’s a great fucking album, and it’s got some amazing fucking songs.” I hope the next one we do is even better than this one. And I hope it inspires other people to make great records.

Do you want to go ahead and predict a few Grammy nominations for Different Gear, Still Speeding?

L: If it happens, it happens, but I’m not going to go begging for it. You know who wins fucking Grammys? Fucking U2 and Coldplay.

G: Awards never really cross our minds.

L: Clutter. You know what it is? It’s just clutter!

Is that why last year when you got a BRIT Award, you threw it into the crowd?

L: I didn’t throw it at anybody. I underarmed it and passed it to them. It’s more the fan’s award than mine anyway. If I fucking threw something at somebody, you’d fucking know about it. I gently threw it towards them and said, “You have it. It’s your fucking award.”

Liam, you’ve said in the past that you don’t know what your songs are about. Does that include Beady Eye songs?

L: It does. That’s entirely accurate. I don’t know what they’re about.

What about “Beatles and Stones”? “I’m gonna stand the test of time, like the Beatles and Stones.” That seems pretty self-explanatory.

L: That one, sure. But in general, I don’t want to know what they’re about. I’d rather other people tell me what they’re about.

How do you come up with lyrics? Is it free association? Do you just sing the first thing that pops into your head, or do you sit down with a pad of paper and think it through?

L: If I decided to sit down and write a song, I’d fucking still be there right now, working on the first line. I don’t do it that way.

Does the band write collectively, when you’re all in the same room?

G: We all write individually and bring in our ideas. In general, Liam will play us something on his laptop or whatever, and we’ll sit around with our guitars and decide how to dress it up. What kind of drumbeat will it be? Does it need a guitar solo? So yeah, it’s very collective.

A lot of the excitement and creative energy in Oasis was the tension between Liam and Noel. Where’s the tension in this band?

G: We don’t have any of that tension anymore. It’s useless. It’s just fucking rubbish.

L: I don’t think tension makes for great records. That’s a load of bollocks.

What about the Rolling Stones? Keith Richards and Mick Jagger weren’t exactly giving each other back rubs. Keith said some pretty nasty things about Mick in his memoir.

L: Yeah, and what have they fucking done for the last twenty-five fucking years?

G: I get the thing about creative tension. And I understand it. But I’ve worked with Jimmy Miller (who produced classic Stones albums like Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St.) and he says they were ready to clean up their act when they started working on those albums. They put the fucking petty shit aside and focused on the music. They didn’t bring it into the studio or on the stage.

How about other bands? Oasis had a long-standing rivalry with Blur. Do you have a musical arch-nemesis for 2011?

L: Naw, man. That shit is just a wind-up, isn’t it? Just to see what they’re fucking made of. And they were made of fuck all. [At this point, Liam launched into a tirade that was likely hilarious and poignant, but was spoken in a dialectic I can only describe as a “Manchester Grumble.” I listened to the tape repeatedly, using the most advanced technology, and I still have no clue what he was saying. The only words I was able to identify were variations on “fuck,” used in at least a dozen instances. And at one point, I’m almost positive he said, “It makes me want to fucking throw up!” But I can’t be sure. Journalistic integrity forbids me from making educated guesses. So use your imagination, and be sure to include plenty of expletives. - and what about journalistic idiocy?] You know what I mean?

[Long, awkward pause] I … think so.

L: I was just like, “Fuck off!” Makes me want to laugh.

Let’s talk about Noel (ALSO NOT! :) You know Liam doesn't like that). You’ve said repeatedly that Oasis is finished. But is there any chance for a reconciliation?

L: No. It’s done, mate. It’s over.

There’s no circumstance in which you’d reconsider?

L: I’m not money driven, and I wouldn’t cheat myself or anybody else out of being the real deal. We’re not going back, we’re going forward.

Well sure, but in the Beady Eye song “Kill For A Dream,” you say “Life’s too short not to forgive/You can carry regrets but they won’t let you live/I’m here if you wanna call.” (inform yourself, you ignorant. AGAIN: IT'S A SONG BY ANDY, AND IT WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE SPLIT!). Does that not apply to Noel?

L: I’m not getting Oasis back together! We did everything we were supposed to do. That’s the legacy, and we have the fucking balls enough to leave it alone.

Even if he calls and says, “I fucked up, Liam, I’m sorry?”

L: Even if he brought me fucking cheesecake.

As a fan, it’s hard not to be nostalgic for the old songs. You call yourselves Beady Eyes (eyes?), but you look almost exactly like Oasis. All we want is a little “Champagne Supernova.” You can’t help us out?

L: No.

Even a few chords, just for old time’s sake?

L: No.

Pretty please with sugar on top?

L: No! I wouldn’t insult the fans or ourselves by doing that. That shit is over. We moved on. You want to hear the old stuff, I’m sure our kid (Liam’s nickname for Noel) will be playing somewhere.

What about artists who cover Oasis songs? Do you care for any of it? What did you think about Ryan Adams’ version of “Wonderwall”?

L: It’s shit to me, man. I like Ryan Adams and I like some of his songs. But I hated what he did with “Wonderwall.” (I think the same, only Noel likes that depressing shit version - Marco)

G: He’s done a lot of really great tunes. He’s the real deal. But I agree with what Liam said, it didn’t ring true at all.

L: It’s not his fault. To be quite honest, I’ve never really cared for the original either.

[Liam and Gem burst into laughter.]

Most stupid interview I've ever heard.
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Formula 1 2011, different year still speeding. And you say to the driver: just drive

MILAN - On Friday 25 (that is also the real beginning of the year, you remember my old posts) the Formula One season starts: the first race (should have been the other week in Bahrain, cancelled due to the situation in the country) is on Sunday at dawn in Europe, 'cause it's in Australia, so we have to get up early (or better: stay up late), as my grandfather used to do with boxing (Noel Gallagher is a big fan too).
Something new is the tyres, the Italian Pirelli from Milan (Inter Milan historical sponsor... the second team of Milan already cheated thanks to sponsors...), same tyres for everybody (so they will probably help Ferrari somehow, they'll surely find a way), and no more the Japanese Bridgestone.
Beady Eye album is a lot about cars, even the title Different gear still speeding.
OasisBlues, as usual, will get angry against the stupid men commenting on tv and also against Ferrari (though they have Manchester City sponsor :) and we support the English McLaren from Woking (Paul Weller's city) and their English drivers (Oasis fans), one of them, Hamilton, has the number 3 (ring Formula 1 circus :).
It doesn't seem to be the fastest car this year, but some sources say they will surprise everybody, because they made different choices...
Can't wait for September, Monza Grand Prix near Milan, also to meet the drivers again, and the concert @ Formula 1 Rocks Milan (last year: the great Stereophonics).

car n.

1. Vettel (Red Bull)
2. Webber

3. Hamilton (McLaren)
4. Button

5. Alonso (Ferrari)
6. Massa

7. Schumacher (Mercedes)
8. Rosberg

9. Heidfeld (Lotus Renault) - the Polish Kubica had a very bad accident, best wishes
10. Petrov

11. Barrichello (Williams)
12.  Maldonado

14. Sutil (Force India)
15. Di Resta

16. Kobayashi (Bmw Sauber)
17. Perez

18. Buemi (Toro Rosso)
19. Alguersuari

20. Trulli (Lotus)
21. Kovalainen

22. Karthikeyan (Hrt)
23. Liuzzi

24. Glock (Virgin)
25. D'Ambrosio
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Beady Eye & friends to play for Japan on Mother's Day

LONDON - Other concerts have been added, you can check them down on the left column of the site.
A few years back Liam Gallagher felt more strongly about his sausage dog Ruby than he did about charity.
But in the last few months he has dramatically changed his tune.
The generous rocker has earned a small fortune for Teenage Cancer Trust by donating proceeds from a specially designed Pretty Green T-shirt.
And now he is putting on a charity gig to raise money for the victims of the disaster in Japan (Japan Disaster Benefit in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal).
Liam and his Beady Eye bandmates will headline a benefit gig at Brixton Academy on Mother's Day, Sunday April 3 (in Italy the Mother's Day is the first Sunday of May).
The singer has persuaded Modfather Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, Graham Coxon and The Coral to join the bill.
A source said: "Liam has been shocked by the footage of the devastation in Japan.
"Oasis were, and still are, hugely popular out there. The band have always been treated like kings so he wants to do his bit.
"Graham has mentioned the gig to Damon Albarn. It could be the end of one of the most famous British rock 'n' roll feuds ever if he shows up."
Details of how to buy tickets will go on the Beady Eye website tomorrow.
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Liam's fighting talk vs the Special Clown

MADRID - Liam Gallagher has been busy causing mischief on tour in Europe.
During the Beady Eye gig in Madrid at the weekend, the singer decided to egg on the crowd with a dig at Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.
He shouted: "There's only one boss in this town, and if Jose's here I'll have him."
The local fans refused to take the bait, greeting the band by chanting: "Ole, ole, ole, ole."

Beady Eye will release their second single ‘Millionaire’ on 2nd May 2011. The track is taken from their recently released debut album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’ which entered the UK charts at No. 3 and has subsequently gone gold. The album has charted around the world, including No.1 in Japan.
‘Millionaire’ will be available digitally and as a 7” single with ‘Man Of Misery’ (already a live favourite) as the b-side.
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Pretty Green Italy

MILAN - Beady Pretty Italy. Today it's spring. Remember the Pretty Green Italy blog (but of course it's not only about Italy), where are the main posts about it since the beginning of Pretty Green (11 March 2009 in Milan, the 2nd "birthday" was some days ago, though Pretty Green officially celebrates its birthdays on the official launch day, 9 June, that is also my birthday), so it's easier to read the articles about it, with less stuff around, bigger images, etc.  
soon I'm gonna remove the "blogspot" and add more old stuff and make some changes, as in a few time there's gonna be a shop in Milan too (let's say months...first New York and Japan, they're far away so they need a shop there). You know, posts, comments and all can be easily "transferred" from a web to another one. 
By the way, I was enthusiastic when we anticipated Beady Eye @ Venice Heineken festival on 9 June, and it seems they will be there but I'm thinking that if they play just a few songs and then it's all about fucking Coldplay and other stupid bands then I'm not going. Oasis used to play many songs also at festivals (also at the famous Heineken that time when Liam "lost the voice", but haters insulted him).
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Liam & Twitter

Some more Liam funny quotes & twitting.

Speaking about Coldplay and Radiohead: “I don't hate them, I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don't look like they're having a good time.”

Speaking at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 1996 (I hate MTV): "Alright, this party's shit and we're here to liven things up a bit. You know you're not havin' a good time but you're all too scared to say it, ya know mate."

Speaking about Pete Doherty and Keane's Tom Chaplin: “Posh boys can't take drugs, man, they're lightweights. They have one little line, and they're in rehab".

On Oasis' battle to break America: “Americans want grungy people stabbing themselves in the head onstage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don’t get it.”

On Oasis' comparisons to The Beatles: "The Beatles play guitars, we play guitars. The Beatles got hair, we've got hair. The Beatles got arms, we've got arms."

On Twitter after Peter Kay called him a knobhead at the 2010 Brit Awards: "Listen up fat fuck as a real northerner I was brought up 2 say shit 2 people's faces not behind their back. Live forever LG."

Via Twitter: ''Regarding shortarse's comments on my behaviour at the roundhouse-Pretend rage? It's called rock and roll darling, you wanna try it sometime!''

In an interview about Twitter: "I only use my Twitter as a weapon or to say thanks to people or if people are getting a bit fresh. Instead of waiting six months to do an interview, put them into place, do it on Twitter.''
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Liam again about Balotelli: the crackers is cool, I hope he stays at City


MILAN - Two other parts with chats not included the other day (also something about Noel)



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North Italy against the war: never agree with the french

MILAN - Photo: Oasis England flag @ legendary Knebworth 1996.
You probably know, sometimes I already wrote about the North Italy political party, called "Lega Nord" (Northern League). Its flag is a Christian Saint George flag as England's and Milan's, that is North Italy's capital city. They also use the Saint Marco lion flag. Their colour is green (but they're not the Greens hated by Noel Gallagher :). Their political program advocates the transformation of Italy into a federal state and regional autonomy, especially for the Northern regions, and at times it has advocated the secession of the North, which they call Padania (from the Northern green plain).
The party has been growing a lot, becoming very popular (somewhere even in the South), the 3rd party in Italy beside the two main ones (right and left wing), though this is also a right wing one (often the 1st or 2nd party in Northern regions). The main characteristic is supporting the local traditions, cultures, dialect languages, etc. They don't identify themselves in Italy as a nation, and even have a different anthem (the famous Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate - Go thought, on golden wings - by the legendary Verdi, you can listen on the right column, Milan 2015 Expo), and not the Italian anthem "Fratelli d'Italia" (brothers of Italy, that is an old one also saying that Italy is "slave of Rome" - this party hates Rome, calling it "Roma ladrona", big thief - referring to taxes by the government in Rome, etc., because Northern people usually work very much in comparison to Centre-South Italy). Sometimes I don't like Lega Nord, but there are people who hate them, saying they're racist (for some episode), but of course it's not true, and there are also many foreign, black, etc. people following their ideas, working for them, becoming mayors, etc.

Today their leader Umberto Bossi (he had some serious health problems years ago and now to his fans he looks like a hero) said it was better to be careful as Germany did, and that bombing Libya will give as result millions of poor immigrants going to live in other countries: pacifist communists (who already decided to be at war, for example in the Balkans) are probably happy with this war, as immigrants are now the only people who could still vote for them.
In the past he already said you shouldn't trust the French (sorry for the capital letter, too much importance). Today he was remembering the "democratic" dictator Napoleon, the criminal thief who killed and stole everything, works of art, etc. especially in the North of Italy. And Bossi said he would rather make agreements with the neutral Swiss, and not with Usa and France.

It's funny now to see France to be the first one bombing... they bomb only when the enemy is very weak... (Gaddafi has almost nothing and can't reach anything, and against all those countries he sounds as a ridiculous madman). Not a case that the French never won 1 war in their whole history. About Libya they're clearly thinking about their interests (oil). Rumours say that today in their first attack they even had a loss... (a fighter plane destroyed)


Umberto Bossi sempre più contro l'intervento in Libia. "Nei confronti della Libia era meglio essere più cauti così come deciso dalla Germania", ha dichiarato il leader della Lega ad Erba per festeggiare i 20 anni della sede locale del partito. Secondo il leader della Lega adesso il rischio è che «con i bombardamenti che stiamo facendo qui da noi verranno milioni di immigrati: scappano tutti e vengono qua». Bossi sostiene che in Consiglio dei ministri era stata concordata una linea più cauta e accusa "qualche ministro di parlare a vanvera". E ancora: "La sinistra sarà contenta di quel che succede in Nordafrica perchè per loro conta solo portar qui un sacco di immigrati e dargli il voto. È questo l’unico modo che hanno per vincere le elezioni». Commentando le dichiarazioni di Berlusconi sul fatto che fosse necessario intervenire in Libia, Bossi ha risposto: «So quello che dice Berlusconi, penso però che ci porteranno via il petrolio e il gas».

I Napoleoni democratici
«Il mondo è pieno di famosi democratici, che sono abilissimi a fare i loro interessi, mentre noi siamo abilissimi a prenderla in quel posto: il maggior coraggio a volte è la cautela». Bossi non ha mai nominato direttamente chi siano questi grandi ’democraticì e nemmeno il presidente francese Nicolas Sarkozy. Tuttavia si è lasciato sfuggire una battuta: «I famosi democratici, da Napoleone in poi li conosciamo bene...». Aggiungendo infine che «più che con la Francia e gli Stati Uniti se c’è da fare un accordo lo farei con un popolo amico, gli svizzeri», un paese da sempre neutrale.
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preparing Beady Eye live in Milan bootleg

MILAN - Under construction... the recording of "Beatles & Stones" is missing, 
then we'll have a proper home-made bootleg :)
There are also many videos, so we could also make a dvd. 

meanwhile, you can watch the very first part of Beady Eye @ Radio Deejay (backstage), 
the intro is in Italian but then they start to speak English
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Japan charity gig + Millionaire 2nd single

MILAN - Two news given in Milan from Beady Eye: a charity concert for Japan (photo: Oasis fans) and Millionaire 2nd single, as anticipated the other day.

Liam Gallagher has revealed that Beady Eye are trying to arrange a charity gig to help those affected by the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami.
The band who were asked about the situation in Japan in a recent Italian interview said they were unsure whether their upcoming tour in the country would take place with Andy Bell revealing: “Yeah, what’s happened there is very, very sad, quite shocking and it keeps getting worse as well everyday so we don’t know what’s gonna happen. We’re supposed to be going out there in a few weeks and we hope to still do it but we’ll have to wait and see what they say.”
Gem Archer then went on to speak about his memories of the city that suffered the shocking natural disaster last week. “We actually played Sendai.. I’ve got memories of coming out the van there, it was snowing when we played. So its not like its just some situation that’s out of our own experience.”
The bands frontman Liam then announced plans to put together some sort of benefit gig to help raise cash for the country saying: “We’re tryna get a benefit gig for them at the moment so that’s going on as we speak. We’ve got lots of mates in bands, and maybe do a charity gig to help them out.”
Natasha Green

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war! Uk-Usa-Italy-Beady Liam vs Gaddafi

LONDON - So from today we are officialy at war. Not a pleasure, especially when it's so close, innit pacifist Obama? Rumours say france is helping, bringing white flags...quite useless.
Photo: some time ago in Japan.
Some days ago there was this news, but probably half invented by tabloids.

Colonel Gaddafi has a new enemy – Liam Gallagher! The ex-Oasis frontman sent good wishes and offered cash to Libyan rebels squatting in the home of the tyrant’s son Saif.
Protesters have taken over the £11million mansion in protest at the dictator’s hellish regime.
Liam, 38, who lives just three streets away from the Hampstead pad in north London, waded in with his own Masterplan.
An aide of the singer arrived at the house last week and told the squatters: “I’m here on behalf of a wealthy neighbour who would like to help your cause. If you need money, I’ll go and get it.”
One of the squatters said: “We asked him who this mystery man was but he wouldn’t say. Eventually he said he was from the music industry, one of the Oasis brothers.
“He then confirmed it was this man, Liam Gallagher.
“He said he wanted, ‘freedom, man, freedom’.
“We politely declined the offer but thanked him for his generosity.”
The squatters have vowed to stay holed-up in the eight-bed mansion until Gaddafi falls.


Oasis best song according to Alan McGee
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"great men" from tabloids insulting Balotelli again, they aren't able to put a condom on. Joe Jordanimal suspended

MANCHESTER - They should know if they insulted Mario in Italy they would get €5,000 to pay, as Inter had. Yes, England of "fair play", rules, etc. But as usual, they stay behind a computer, calling cowards other people. Balotelli was wrong in his gesture, it's a red card (or maybe just a yellow, seen what happens in England), but if you have eyes to see, he didn't even touch the Dynamo Kyiv player at first. And he immediately went to him to say sorry. There's no madness in all this, but tabloids wrote that he's mad, stupid, idiot, coward, etc. and that even the POLICE was necessary... hilarious.
Manchester City manager Mancini said it was stupid what Mario has done, and NOT that Mario is stupid, idiot, coward. Difference!
Probably Mario is doing that on purpose, 'cause as we anticipated, he already signed for AC Milan. Yes Mario, go away from England, they don't deserve to have you there.

Then they were very amused, 'cause there's a video with Mario not able to put a bib on, so they fooled him around. They're frustrated people with nothing to have fun with, and clearly jealous 'cause Mario is able to put a condom on, to fuck beautiful babes. I just found one of the same Mario age from Ireland insulting, he spends his time playing videogames. All of them, England, Ireland, Manchester City, Chelsea, etc. have an Italian coach, so when things go wrong it's easy for the tabloids to attack them. A foreign manager from the 4-times-world-champion country is ideal for their inferiority complexes, so they can vent their hatred.

The Scotsman Joe Jordan, insulting Gattuso in Milan-Tottenham, when tabloids called Milan people "mafiosi" and "Milanimals" ('cause they like to play with words as Shakespeare), got suspended for 1 match. A little justice was done.

Photo: you can find the original Balotelli hat from India (that one of the hand) here
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Beady Eye @ Radio Deejay

MILAN - You can watch 3 videos clicking here
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Liam: I am Superman... you're going to pull a really nice-looking girl wearing Pretty Green

MILAN - I'm adding more stuff, videos, photos to the Milan gig post.

In August it'll be 20 years since Gallagher and his brother Noel first took the stage as Oasis. It'll be almost two since they broke up backstage in Paris in a shower of guitar splinters. As in a proper divorce, Noel cited Liam's "verbal and violent intimidation." Meanwhile, Liam, 38, took custody of guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell (now on guitar), and drummer Chris Sharrock, renamed the group Beady Eye, and recorded Different Gear, Still Speeding. Fresh from rehearsals for their inaugural tour, he swaggers into the band's London management office wearing a green parka and a fedora from his Pretty Green clothing line. Today he had an epiphany: "Guess what, mate? I reckon I'm in the best fucking band in the world. Twice that's happened now. Mega, isn't it?"

Is Beady Eye really a new band? It's Oasis without the songwriter.
Course it's a new band. We're writing great songs. We're doing things how we want them done.

Are the songs new?
Sixty percent is new. Forty percent is stuff we had knocking about -- demos that maybe Chris had never drummed on or I had never sang on. Never have all four of us been on those songs before. "Wind Up Dream" and "The Morning Son" was knocking about…

When you say "knocking about," does that mean they are actually old Oasis songs?
No way. Me and Gem always used to go to Wheeler End [Oasis' studio in rural England] and do demos. We went through all the demos, and it was obvious which were ours and which ones were the little fella's. How? They were the good ones.

The little fella? How is life without him?
The little fella's gone. I watch enough Sky News to know that we shouldn't have leaders. This band is four geezers all on the same page, wanting to make this the greatest band in the world.

Another new song, "Beatles and Stones," pays tribute to your heroes. What did you do for John Lennon's 70th?
I had a little drink. I didn't make a big deal of it. I didn't lie in bed naked or go for a fucking Japanese, if that's what you're on about.

"The Morning Son," what's that about?
It's about Jesus. It's about resurrection: "The morning son has rose." But most songs are about me getting to the end of the song and thinking, "Thank fuck that's over." I find words really hard.

Do you feel you've got something to prove?
No, I'm in the top two human beings on the planet.

Who else is there?
I dunno. Could be Elvis. Could be Gandhi. Could be the street sweeper. Could be you. We all think we're Superman from time to time. I feel like I've contributed. I feel like I've got kids off their arses. I think there's a lot of kids out there who have got something from our music.

Let's go back to the breakup in Paris in 2009. Say you don't smash Noel's guitar. Say you sort it out. If you could go back, would you?
No. Let's nail this down: This ain't no stopgap or side project. We're not hanging around waiting for the little fella to come to his senses. By the time he does that, we'll be flying.

What's he doing?
Recording probably. I'll check it out when the time comes. We share the same management, so I'm sure he's had a little listen to ours. Whether he likes it or not, who cares?

What do you miss most about him?
I'm not pleased we're not talking, but I want to do things the right way -- my way, for once. Noel used to have the big vision. Sometimes he treated us like his fucking backing band. Some of the videos we did were fucking shocking. "Lyla," for example -- we look like fucking Culture Club on shit acid. This time 'round, we're in control of the details.

What don't you miss?
Oasis was done. Even a blind man could see it. It was: new record, do the videos, big tour, have a fight. I'm glad that routine has come to an end.

Noel had a baby in October. Didn't you send a card?
A lot of people have kids. He's not the first and he won't be the last. I wished him all the best through me mam.

Your clothing label, Pretty Green, has done well. What am I going to experience wearing your gear as opposed to, say, Jay-Z's Roca-wear?
You're going to be fucking arrested wearing his gear and you're going to pull a really nice-looking bird wearing mine.

So, we'll never hear Oasis live ever again?
No. Never. I'll miss them songs, but they are in me head. They are in my life deeply already. In my DNA. But Beady Eye can't start banging out fucking "Live Forever," can they? Never say never, but…no.


"It's not about getting beaten and 'See you later.' It's about getting beat, getting up, dusting yourself off, and smashing the fuck out of the next person you see in front of you."
Liam Gallagher is talking about the possible return to the ring of his good friend the boxer Ricky Hatton, but he might as well be referring to his own reaction to the spate of backhanded compliments for his first post-Oasis record. His new band, Beady Eye, whose line-up includes all remaining members of Oasis except for his brother Noel, were written off by many critics and fans long before a single note had been released.

"I'm surprised that people were surprised that we'd make good music without Noel Gallagher," he tells me, indignant, from a hotel room. "I'm surprised and a bit disappointed that people think Noel Gallagher is the brains behind everything."

Last month's release of the album (Beady Eye Records) marks a new era for Gallagher and former Oasis members. Some critics are backpedaling from their preliminary conclusions and conceding that the album is not half bad. Diehard Oasis fans compare it favorably to the band's work in the 2000s. "I've been doing this for 18 years; Gem's been doing it longer. They know how to write music - and I certainly know how to sing. We know how to put on a gig and we know how to write a tune."

Noel's bailing on Oasis just 18 months ago - on the heels of another legendary altercation between the siblings prior to a gig in France - has done nothing to stymie Liam's musical cocktail of Kinks, early Stones, and of course, Beatles influences. Beady Eye certainly keep alive the Oasis tradition of eschewing the reinvention of the wheel in favor of throwing new rims on a road-tested rig of melodies.

"Our musical journey doesn't stop because Noel Gallagher jumped ship," Liam says. "We've got to get back on track, and I was never nervous about it, really. I loved Oasis, but to split Oasis up was out of my hands. I'd have carried on doing Oasis, but you've got to do what you got to do."

Comparisons with the 'Sis are inevitable, though by now irrelevant. After 1995's masterful (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - the second half to one of the most successful one-two album punches in pop-music history - you had to dig to find any sonic gems in the sawdust of the five albums that followed. It's no secret that Noel ran the show as songwriter, but the album is perhaps more consistent than any recent Oasis release, in part because Liam was invested in it from the outset. "Normally, Noel would do all the guide vocals, so I'd be listening to his voice pretty much all the way through the bloody album, and then I'd sing at the end. I think the playing would sort of go around Noel's voice, and as much as he's great and all that, he's not rock and roll, is he?"

And there it is. As if on cue, and with no prodding: the first chip shot at big brother's expense. Almost two decades in and it's just as entertaining to watch this sibling rivalry still rage. "Me and Noel can't get on with each other. He thinks he's fucking God, I think I'm God — it doesn't work. We never really had an argument about music; it was always about personal things. It's a shame that in the end that broke the band up, but at the end of the day, I think it's better off for everyone. You change as you grow up, and maybe Noel isn't as rock and roll as he once was, and maybe he's scared of being in a rock-and-roll band and wants to take things a little bit easier and sit on his hill and be Bob Dylan. That's fine, mate, but you're never gonna get me sitting on a fucking stool playing acoustic guitar. I need to explode when I'm on that stage."

Behind the microphone stand is the spot where this Gallagher is at his best. Hands clasped behind his back, knees slightly bent, neck craned with a disaffected preen - it's a posture that's been both imitated and ridiculed. Liam flourished belting out the multitude of Oasis classics over the years, but those are songs he promises are forever in the rearview.

"I sang them to death," he says of "Wonderwall" and "Rock 'n' Roll Star." "If I didn't have a band, I'd be missing them, without a doubt. I gave Oasis everything and more, so I don't feel like I had anything more to give. I mean, I could have, but I have a new batch of songs now, and I'm quite happy singing them. And why the fuck should we sing his songs? We write our own."

Beady Eye tracks and the odd cover fill the live set, and reviews for an initial series of European dates have been mostly positive. To Gallagher, relying on the Oasis back catalogue is akin to "sleeping with your ex-missus." But he insists his brother will revisit the hits when Noel's pending solo career launches. "He'll take great pleasure in letting everyone know what songs he wrote and what songs he sang on, and he can top off his little set list with all his new songs. So that guy will be playing for three hours boring the fucking life out of people. We don't. We just hit people with an hour, and it's great."

So far, just three live dates in North America have been confirmed: New York, Chicago, and Toronto in early June. More are expected to be added, but if and when a Boston date is set, we might not find Gallagher out sauced on the streets. He's pulled back on the shenanigans that once cost him his front teeth in a German bar brawl, as well as getting him thrown off a ferry in Amsterdam, and leading to numerous entertaining, albeit dodgy, shows. "Yeah, without a doubt," he says when I suggest that he's dialed down the partying. But he adds a disclaimer: "Not to the point where it's all Chris Martin and you're in slippers or whatever and debating cheese and shit. We still have a party, but we only stay out three days now instead of four."

Told this piece will be hitting stands on St. Patrick's Day, the biggest day of the year in Boston to throw down a gaggle of pints, he reflects on his lineage as the youngest of three born in Manchester, England, to Irish emigrants. "They're just fucking amazing people, aren't they? They don't take themselves that serious, they just like to have a good time, and they're brutally honest, which is great. That to me makes a great person - what more do you fucking want?"

When asked whether maybe a decade down the line he'd be up for an Oasis reunion headlining, say, the Glastonbury Festival, Gallagher says that would be admitting Beady Eye had been a failure. "I don't want to get Oasis back together. We had a great run. We ended it with stupid behavior, and I'm not proud of that, but that's the way it was."

Besides, he adds, any Oasis reunion "certainly wouldn't be fucking Glastonbury, because it's a shithole. They ought to put all that fucking money they make and buy a decent fucking sound system. You can hear people speaking in the crowd when you're on stage - what's that about? Fucking rubbish."

Talk then inexplicably shifts to UK pop group S Club 7, a Gallagher obsession. "I'd be more excited about them getting together than Oasis," he gushes. "People would come around to it in the end. S Club 7 Juniors at Glastonbury, headlining - that's what I want."
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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
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