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  • bands: Oasis, Beady Eye, Led Zeppelin
  • musicians: Jimmy Page, Ennio Morricone
  • singers: Liam Gallagher, Luciano Pavarotti
  • albums: Houses of the Holy, What's the Story Morning Glory, BE
  • 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
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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: taking holidays at lake Como is beautiful, the food's the bollocks

NEW YORK CITY - Photo at the Black Cat restaurant in Cernobbio, Como lake near Milan.
Again, as if he was reading what I was writing the other day, 'cause he knows oasisblues.
A black cat in Italy doesn't bring luck, it's the contrary. But if there are English people, it does :).
It comes as no surprise that the notoriously cantankerous former Oasis frontman has opinions. Here are some of his favorite—and least favorite—things in life.
You've heard a lot from Liam Gallagher over the past couple decades. He has a thing for words. Choice ones. Specifically about things he doesn't care for. So, since he has more going on now than since the days of Wonderwall (his new Noel-less band Beady Eye; a new single and video, "Roller"; and his own clothing line, Pretty Green, which is now available in the U.S.) we were curious what he actually likes. We asked him and got 10 things. Plus, three things he loathes. And, for good measure, 14 instances of the word "fuck." So proceed with caution, ye of Puritan minds.

1. My Favorite TV Shows

"I love 'Judge Judy.' And, fucking, who's the black guy with the bald head? Montel. My wife and I love that shit. Also, I like that 'Celebrity Rehab' you have in America, too. I was watching it on TV and then I went out the night after to this Marilyn Manson gig, and that guy from Grease with the walking stick—what's his fucking name? He died a couple weeks ago? [Jeff Conaway.] He was there and asked me if I wanted a line. I'm like 'What the fuck? You're meant to be in fucking rehab.'"

2. Central Park

"New York is my favorite city in the world. I don't make it downtown much but I love Central Park. I've got to be by trees, otherwise I get claustrophobic. The people there—they don't take no crap either. Reminds myself a bit of me, so I like it."

3. Ginger Ale

"These days, I'm sticking to ginger ale. I'm having a bit of a time off from drinking. I haven't had anything since New Year's Eve. I'm just having a breather. I've been drinking for 25 years, man. When I do go out though, I drink absolutely fucking everything."

4. Quadrophenia

"I'm fucking obsessed with Quadrophenia. It gets me right off. I love that ballroom scene where he jumps off the balcony."

5. Levi's 504s

"I don't like jeans with holes in 'em. I like 'em faded. Levi's 504s never let me down. I like that they're a little tight in the butt, too."

6. The Beatles

"My favorite album would have to be something from The Beatles. Fucking Abbey Road? A Hard Day's Night! John Lennon's Imagine. I like everything they've done."

7. The Black Cat at Lake Como near Milano

"I take holiday at Lake Como a lot. Pretty expensive, but beautiful. If you go up there in the mountains there's a restaurant called The Black Cat (Gatto Nero). It's outside, on a cliff, and you look over the fucking lake. The food's the bollocks. It's amazing." [he's mad for Gorgonzola cheese, it stinks but very good]

8. Garrett Leight sunglasses

"I like Lennon-style sunglasses. I got these in Barneys the other day. I need some proper lenses in these motherfuckers though. I've lived without them for so long though, so, actually, fuck it."

9. Style Hero: Paul Weller

"There's no one I want to be, but Paul Weller of The Jam has always looked so cool. My label, Pretty Green, is a reference to one of his songs. He did a Paul Weller for Pretty Green collection for Summer 2011, too."

10. Gibson Guitars

I don't like posh guitars. I don't like them Martins even. They're a bit too smooth and polite for me. I like guitars that are fucking loud. I've got a Gibson 1962 Hummingbird, which is a bit beat up. It's probably my favorite.

And now we bring you three entirely unessential things...

1. Muse

"Muse fucking scares me. They're like fucking creepy shit. But people like 'em. They at least play guitars, but when I hear his voice I'm like, 'Ah, fuck him.'"

2. Technology

"I don't use gadgets. Like, people do all this shit on their phones. I just use it to ring my Mrs. and mates. Never sent an e-mail in me life. I've got no apps. I don't even know how to download music."

3. Umbrellas

[After being asked by a doorman if he would like an umbrella in the rain during the interview:] "An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people's asses."
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Andy Bell & Liam Gallagher deejays



MILAN - From Liam:
George Harrison, Isn’t it a pity
Simon & Garfunkel, Scarborough fair (Paul Simon in Milan on 17/7)
Paul Weller, All I wanna do (is be with you) ...love this one (and some from that double cd), I would have picked it too... many bittersweet memories, more bitter :(
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Little wing
Bee Gees, Every Christian lion-hearted man will show you 
The Stone Roses, Sally Cinnamon 
The La's, Looking glass 
The Jam, Pretty Green 
The Kinks, The Village Green Preservation Society
The Left Banke, Pretty ballerina
Love, The red telephone
Primal Scream, Loaded
Sex Pistols, God save the Queen

Difficult to say if I prefer Noel's (12 songs) or Liam's+Andy's (13) compilation... I would make a mix, but of course I have my own. Soon, Marco Gallaga Bell Wella Zanella compilation :)
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Liam the Legend: fuck Muse, they play fucking creepy shit

NEW YORK CITY - As if he was reading what I was saying about Muse the other day... ('cause he knows oasisblues). He uses a computer, e.g. for the Pretty Green messages and as when he wanted to erase Noel's message onsite, lol.
Liam the Legend! Finally someone saying it out loud. So far, 900 likes of this on the NME site (now more than 1000) say enough about the shit Muse are. Only a few children crying as in the '90s they had their nappies changed. The shit of the new generation.

It's good news for denim giant Levi's, the Fab Four and the owners of the Black Cat restaurant (Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, it's where he celebrated his birthday - Marco) near Lake Como, not far from Milan, Italy.
Muse and manufacturers of umbrellas, however, will have less to cheer about.
In an interview with the US edition of men's style mag GQ, Liam Gallagher listed his 10 essentials, including props for New York's Central Park and ginger ale.

Beady Eye's frontman Liam has claimed he's frightened of Muse, declaring their music to be "fucking creepy shit".
He said that although he respects the Devon band's guitar-based approach, singer Matt Bellamy's voice isn't to his liking.
"Muse fucking scares me," the former Oasis frontman declared. "People like 'em. They at least play guitars, but when I hear his voice I'm like, 'Ah, fuck him'."
He also claimed that late actor Jeff Conaway offered him "a line" during one of his trips to the US.
"I went out … to this Marilyn Manson gig, and that guy from Grease with the walking stick—what's his fucking name? He died a couple weeks ago. He was there and asked me if I wanted a line. I'm like 'What the fuck? You're meant to be in fucking rehab'."
The troubled Grease star passed away earlier this year after battling drug and alcohol addiction. Liam didn't specify when the incident occurred, but mentioned it happened the night after he watched US TV show Celebrity Rehab, which has been broadcast since 2008.

"An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people's asses." (ahahaha)

On the Beatles, Liam said: "My favorite album would have to be something from the Beatles. Fucking 'Abbey Road?' 'A Hard Day's Night!' John Lennon's 'Imagine.' I like everything they've done."
With the former hell-raiser off the sauce since the beginning of the year, the merits of ginger ale were highlighted, as well as former Jam lynchpin and Britpop '"Modfather" Paul Weller. "There's no one I want to be, but Paul Weller of the Jam has always looked so cool. My label, Pretty Green, is a reference to one of his songs. He did a Paul Weller for Pretty Green collection for Summer 2011, too."
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Noel Gallagher deejay

MILAN - Some months ago the Oasis fansites posted a compilation by Noel, but it wasn't new, it was from years ago. Besides, there were spelling mistakes, and mistakening the bands names with the songs titles, the people couldn't even understand which songs he picked.
But here's the Guido :) the music guide


Aphrodite's child (from Greece) - The four horsemen (see if you can guess which Ashcroft song is similar to this... the "666" is for those interested in Noel's involvment in the Illuminati ^_^, you remember that post)
Pink Floyd - One of these days (reminding football to the Italians :) ...nice image eh? I know some girls who are "walls" and some who should have the cow printed, lol!
The Pretty Things - Baron Saturday
The Rolling Stones - We love you (Silvia in the photo) this one has backing vocals by Lennon & McCartney
The Who - Armenia City in the sky
The Velvet Underground - Run run run
Neil Young - My my, hey hey (out of the blue) (Noel picked Hey hey, my my into the black, but this is oasisblues :), it's just the acoustic version and Noel covered the electric version live, also on Familiar to millions)
Marmalade - I see the rain
The Kinks - Shangri-La (names the "rockin' chair". I would have picked this song too, I know a place called Shangri-La in my "Brit" island Minorca in the photo, ass included lol, 'cause nudism is allowed on the island, you know those were/are the islands of the "fucking hippies" :)... Noel names Shangri-La in the song Idler's dream, the only Oasis song with piano only. He met Sara @ Balearic islands in that period when he was writing the song. One time I was cycling as Liam :) and happened to be on a hidden beach, it was very "fucking in the bushes" :) and suddenly there were nude girls playing with mud ^_^ ...I wasn't naked because I've seen there were children around, otherwise they would have asked, mamma what's that huge thing there?! ahahaha)
The Doors - Back door man
Bob Dylan (this is the cover by The Hollies) - Mighty Quinn (I didn't put the Dylan version, 'cause it's difficult to find and because Liam recently said he's a cunt, lol)
Elvis Presley - Blue Moon (he surely picked it because of Manchester City)

Here again, choosing something from the Beatles was probably too obvious (his favourite song in history is Ticket to ride).
Some time ago I made a 2 hours rock'n'roll deejay set, but I'll pick 12 songs as Noel soon, 12 as the apostles :) (of course he wants to be in the middle, Jesus :)
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Beady Eye in New York City

NEW YORK CITY - Photo: this was after the gig, for Andy's deejay night @ Norwood, here with his new wife. Liam is the bald one behind, lol.

Still, no matter what Beady Eye does it’s going to be difficult to avoid comparisons with Oasis. That’s something they’re going to have to live with. Take last Thursday’s (06.23) gig at Webster Hall in New York, for instance. The last time Oasis played New York City, they headlined Madison Square Garden. You know, the place that calls itself, justifiably, the world’s most famous arena. It’s a huge indoor venue. Every big name in music has played the Garden (sorry Boston, there’s only one Garden and it ain’t in Beantown). It holds over 20,000 people for a concert. Webster Hall holds a tenth of that. The different venues are reflective of the respective status of the two bands: Oasis was a superstar caliber band; Beady Eye is still largely an unknown quantity. On the other hand, for fans of Liam, this is the most intimate venue they’ve probably gotten a chance to see him in in over a decade and a half. Sure enough the place was sold out. Before the show, I was wondering what the crowd would be like and what Liam’s demeanor on stage would be like. Would the crowd be a typical New York too cool for school crowd? Would that make Liam extra surly? But my fears were unfounded as it was most certainly a partisan crowd assembled to cheer on its hero. The crowd trended older, a lot of grey heads dotted the audience (note to self: start asking about Just For Men hair coloring. Or maybe Grecian 5.), and though there were Oasis shirts in abundance, it wasn’t like anyone was shouting out “play ‘Wonderwall’” or “We want Noel”. On the contrary Webster Hall frequently resounded with chants of “Liam!” before during and after the set.
The band hit the stage promptly at 9 pm and opened up with a blinding lightshow as they stormed through the album opener “Four Letter Word”. To put is simply, they rocked. There was Liam in fine form, his voice sounding strong, crouching down with his arms behind him, his head cocked back and singing up into the microphone. Like I said above, it’s a classic rock n roll image. He seemed happy to be there and though he didn’t say much to the crowd, it seemed like he talked more than at a typical Oasis gig. To his left was Gem Archer, banging away on guitar trading lead and rhythm with Andy Bell, who has switched over from playing bass in Oasis to guitar in Beady Eye. Behind them on the drums was Chris Sharrock playing in his usual maniacal style. This guy is a hell of a lot of fun to watch and definitely filled the void left by Zack Starkey’s departure from Oasis. A couple of somewhat unfamiliar faces joined the four main members of Beady Eye. On keys was Matt Jones and on bass was Jeff Wootton. As soon as I got my bearings after the band started playing I texted a friend who was at the show “Where’d they find the Bill Wyman circa 1971 lookalike to play bass?” I mean, the guy’s a dead ringer and a far, far braver man than I to sport that hairstyle. He’s also one hell of a musician. He’s played guitar in the Gorillaz, and I really recommend heading over to his myspace page (people still use myspace? Who knew?) and checking out some of his psychedelic material with him on guitar. It’s just great. It reminds me a lot of post-Syd Barrett, pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd. Some of the material sounds like the jam in “Echoes”, which is fucking epic. I’ll repeat, he’s a hell of a guitar player, and it was a stellar move to on the part of Beady Eye to tap him for the bass gig on the tour. I think it’d be great for the band if he stuck around and contributed to the band’s sound in a more prominent way. And that seems like something that is possible in Beady Eye as opposed to Oasis. I really got the sense that this was a proper band. Not that there was anything that Oasis’s live set left to be desired, I just felt that Archer and Bell owned this material just a little bit more, and considering the nature of the two bands, that’s not surprising.
The band played through the entirety of Different Gear Still Speeding and filled out the set with some covers and b-sides. The acoustics were pretty good for the nature of the venue and the band was loud. The kick drum was a bit boomy, but that’s what live sound engineers seem to like these days, and in any case there are worse things in life than to be pummeled by Sharrock’s kick drum playing. The interplay between Archer and Bell on guitar brought to mind everything that Keith Richards says about “the ancient art of weaving”, and the two seemed to have a little more room to stretch out than in Oasis. The stage setup was rather spartan, but the back wall served as a display screen for various images that corresponded to the song being played. Many of them were in the same style as the liner notes from the album. The gear the band was using deserves some mention. Aside from some of the keyboards was anyone onstage not using some ridiculously classic and sexy vintage instrument made before 1972? Motherfuckers.
The audience ate everything up, and it looked like the guys on stage were having a good time playing these songs. I wish the set could have been longer as it went by so quickly, which is understandable since they only have one album’s worth of material from which to draw their setlist, and it’s understood that no Oasis songs would be played. Is it a shame that we didn’t get to hear Liam sing “Wonderwall” or any number of classic Oasis songs? Sure. But Beady Eye is what it is. And what it is is a rocking band with some good, catchy songs. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future. I also look forward to hearing Noel’s solo album. Do I secretly hope that Oasis gets back together, records a new album and tours. Of course. Hell, I’m still hoping Led Zeppelin gets back together and tours, just as I’d been hoping Soundgarden would get back together and tour. You never know what may happen. The only thing I’m sure of is that whatever does happen it’s definitely gonna be worth listening to.
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English girls in Italy: romantic fucking in the bushes, lol

VENICE - Summertime little trips, just some pics around, as I was posting about Noel Gallagher's "honeymoon in romantic Italy". But we don't get marry lol, we just wanna have fun.
Do you remember the English girls at the Football English pub last year, here they are.
As for that Oasis concert in Tuscany with two English girls, here two again... I have threesomes only, lol.
Next little trip (very little 'cause it's very close), I wanna go to take some photos @ Como lake again, where Liam and Beady Eye always go, soon again. But these girls are back in England now. So the "kids are running around naked, fucking in bushes" will be with someone else, lol.
There are enough bushes & nature around Como :)), in Venice there aren't.
Time ago I used to travel a lot, without knowing anyone in the places where I was going, never happened anything really bad but now I'd want to have at least a contact with someone who's already there, to go to a new place, 'cause I'd need help or to know where to go, etc., I don't believe much in travel guide books, I believe more in myself Guido :).  As for Venice, I repeat again: be careful when you go there, especially if you're Japanese, 'cause they always try to make you pay more everywhere, even the boats (the only transport there, no cars around).
yes I'm trying to tempt you :)
ain't it so similar to 
Quadrophenia alley?
that one of the sex scene, 
which Liam reprised 
in the Pretty Green 
video in Brighton
Saint Marco

drinking Tavernello pocket wine ^_^ terrible... an attempt to make it look trendy ahaha
Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare in Verona
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OasisBeady demos


OasisBeady DEMOS
(some Oasis songs not by Noel)

1. Little James (Liam), 2. Songbird (Liam), 3. Better man x2 (Liam, you will notice, from minute 10:05, that it's an early version, even better than the album version), 4. Turn up the sun x2 (Andy), 5. Love like a bomb (Liam+Gem), 6. The meaning of soul (Liam), 7. A bell will ring (Gem), 8. Eyeball tickler (Gem), 9. I'm outta time (Liam), 10. Ain't got nothin' (Liam)

The 3 Beady Eye men wrote many more, and very good ones during Oasis' time: Thank you for the good times (A), Boy with the blues (L), Born on a different cloud (L), To be where there's life (G), Soldier on (L), Pass me down the wine (L), Keep the dream alive (A), Guess God thinks I'm Abel (L), Hung in a bad place (G), Won't let you down (L), The quiet ones (G), etc.
I wanted to make a compilation with all their songs, but then I thought that Noel was obviously playing guitar on all of them, and he probably gave his opinion and changed some things, so he wasn't absent. I used some demos only, as to imagine a worse quality if there wasn't Noel (but he was playing on these demos too). Anyway, when you listen to the Beady Eye album, you don't notice, in the sound quality, the absence of Noel... Andy and Gem are two great guitarists.
So in that period (2000-2009), since Liam wrote the (fooled around) Little James and Oasis made their first appearance without Noel (Milan, 30 May 2000), Oasis started to be a different band (in 2000 in the Go Let It Out video Noel was even playing bass only), something intermediate between Oasis and Beady Eye.
It seems that in 1994 the successful Columbia from Definitely Maybe was first written by Liam, then Noel changed it. Later, Liam wrote a song, Love me and leave me, for the band Seahorses by John Squire (Stone Roses), they were @ Milan gig in 1997.

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win a drive by Martin Brundle and top tickets to the British race

SILVERSTONE - Next race: Great Britain, here's another competition about it. We have teamed up with Santander to give one lucky reader the chance to win a truly exhilarating and unique prize to celebrate the 2011 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone from 08 - 10 July.
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Noel's honeymoon in Italy + Q Magazine 25the anniversary competition

RAVELLO - Noel Gallagher & Sara Gallagher :) in these days, spotted on their honeymoon in romantic Italy :), this is the sweetest pic: "there's four and twenty million doors, on life's endless corridor" :), photos taken by the girl Margherita (Daisy, same name of the basic pizza, lol).
For the 25th anniversary of Q Magazine, click here and go down on "who's the greatest", click on "create your 25". Put them in order (with Oasis 1st, of course :), Q Magazine is the one who loves them most.
Unfortunately you can add only 3 others (there would be: Beady Eye, Verve, Ashcroft, Queen, Stereophonics, Suede, Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, etc. anyone vote for them please, and why not, still Led Zeppelin, for their reunions in the last 25 years). You can win a BlackBerry every week.
I put: Oasis, The Queen, The Verve, Paul Weller, Beady Eye, Prodigy, etc. (ok Stone Roses, but I don't like them)
This is also "who you hate most", lol. If you add 3, then 3 will go out, and to me it's (I fucking hate them, really can't stand them) Coldplay, Green Day, Muse -> they didn't influence, they were influenced... One can say also Oasis were very influenced, but Oasis also influenced other people... Coldplay may have influenced other bands, but in a negative way, bringing depression. Please spread the word to Oasis fans and don't make Muse win, I know their community on internet is big, full of kids who had their nappies changed in the '90s.
Also, I don't like anymore Radiohead, Madonna, U2, R.E.M. etc.
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L'Angelo Misterioso: for you blue, Formula 1 fan

LIVERPOOL - Yesterday Ringo Starr, today something about George Harrison.
Everybody knows John Lennon is Liam Gallagher's idol, some even say he thinks to be him, but it's not true. When asked about his favourite song, album, etc., it's always something by George Harrison (or maybe naming one by the Beatles was just too obvious), Liam even said he's inspired by his style (for Pretty Green clothes too). As album, the triple All things must pass (nothing ever lasts forever lol), and as song Something (Beatles times), the biggest love song ever, also according to the Italian origins legend Frank Sinatra.
Liam on All things must pass: "That’s the best post-Beatles album. We all like it and that, but that was the best sounding fucking one. It’s got tunes that make me cry."
And sometimes he also says, e.g. at the end of a Twitter twit: "Beware of darkness", as the song by George.
Noel Gallagher probably took the word Wonderwall from the psychedelic "Wonderwall music" soundtrack by George: he was also a film producer, as Liam will be soon, about the Beatles. It would be great to make a psychedelic film, I have some ideas thanks to Beady Eye's psychedelic Wigwam too.
Harrison was the most psychedelic, India-influenced and mysterious Beatle, in a way (because introvert), and introduced the Indian sitar instrument in the Beatles music, also played by Oasis in songs as To be where there's life. Oasis also covered a Beatles song by George, Within you without you.
A curiosity: the song "Badge", co-written with Eric Clapton (they formed a close friendship in the late 1960s), was released on Cream's Goodbye album in 1969: George also played rhythm guitar on the song, and for contractual reasons, he was required to use the pseudonym "L'Angelo Misterioso" in Italian.
Pattie Boyd was wife of both George and Eric. She has claimed that she was the inspiration for love songs written by both musicians (but they didn't always agree): Harrison's "Something", "For You Blue", etc., and Clapton's "Layla", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Bell Bottom Blues".
Harrison had an interest in sports cars and motor racing. He was one of the 100 people who purchased the McLaren F1 road car, and would often attend Formula One races. He had collected photos of racing drivers and their cars since he was young: when he was 12 he attended his first race, the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, in which Stirling Moss won his first Grand Prix. He wrote "Faster" as a tribute to the Formula One racing drivers Jackie Stewart and Ronnie Peterson. Proceeds from its release went to the Gunnar Nilsson cancer charity, set up following the Swedish driver's death from the disease in 1978. Harrison's first "important" car was recently sold at auction in Battersea Park, London. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was bought new and delivered to Harrison personally in 1965 at his Kinfauns estate in Esher, Surrey, England.
When I was a kid my favourite Beatle was Paul McCartney, 'cause he was the first one I've seen (and also met when we organized Literature Prizes, he also wrote poems), from Michael Jackson's duets in the '80s. And Paul had a pretty funny face, the girls liked him, so it was easy for a kid to take him as favourite one.
From George in those years I remember "I got my mind set on you", funny video for a kid.
But since I started to have a deep knowledge of the Beatles, I can say George is my favourite: the vast majority of their songs were "Lennon/McCartney", but his (22 in total) songs with them (also, Here comes the sun, While my guitar gently weeps, etc., and as solo artist My sweet lord, Wah wah - in a Pretty Green video on the column - , etc.), are precious stones in music history.








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from Zani archives: interview to Noel

BRIGHTON - It's been told many times by Alan (the one reflected in the photo :), here's the first meeting with Oasis told by Noel many years ago (18 June 1994, it was just 1 year later), so he could remember it very well. From my archives I'll be posting more stuff like this.
Oasis were on the brink of massive success and this interview was prior to the release of Shakermaker.
Peom thought that it might be a good idea to interview them after I had seen them at the Old Trout in Windsor. I was over powered by their music and they dressed in a 90's mod style. That's a winner with me! Noel's self-belief and assertiveness for Oasis is so paramount in this interview and I was enthralled by this. It makes intriguing reading, a young man waiting for the big time to happen and fully aware of the antics of the music press. Noel had his head screwed on, he knew what he wanted and how to get it!
My only negative criticism is that he had a habit of slipping into a very negative outlook, which is very tiresome. I still rate Oasis as a band and only the Gallaghers are (were) left from the original line up, even the last album. They made the charts exciting in the 90's and Top of the Pops performances were colourful. That was the last time from a commercial perspective the top 50 sounded fresh.

It’s 7.15pm, and we’re late. We’d arranged to interview Noel Gallagher of Oasis in Brighton and we had this crazy mod romantic idea of hiring scooters for the trip. It was Mad Dog’s idea. A great idea in itself: except that Snotty Dog, and third member of the Peom entourage.
 So we tear through swing-doors of the Dudley Hotel in Brighton in our crash helmets. (“Remember the doors of the gaff we smashed?” – the Quadrophenia reference in this piece and not the last.)
The guests and hotel staff in reception stare at us perplexed, among them is Noel. I walk up to him.

“Sorry we’re late, Noel, but Snotty Dog kept falling off his scooter”.
Noel is unconcerned.“It’s alright mate, we’ve only just come back from the sound check”.
“So where do you want to do it?” I asked.
“Do what?”
“The interview”.
“I think me room will be best , don’t you?”
“Yeah, of course”.

My 1st question was about the history of Oasis.

Noel – Oasis started when our kid and the other three decided they were going to form a band. I was away in Europe or somewhere and I came back and me mam said “Oh Liam’s just formed a band” I said “ Do what”, “Singing”. So I went down to the gig that night at The Boardwalk and they were called OASIS and they had four songs. They were pretty awful and afterwards they said to me “Do you want to be our manager?” I said, “Fuck that, I am joining the fucking band. Take those trainers off and get a new bass in. We’re off to the top!” I liked barged me way in and started writing the songs and never looked back since.
We used to practice religiously three times a week, just writing songs. It was weird because once we got a record deal nothing changed; we were acting the same way as we were before. We always thought we were the greatest fucking band in England. We used to rehearse Saturday nights when everyone would go out. We’d be down the rehearsal room like all hours of the night and morning and our mates would be going. “What are doing? It’s Saturday night, everyone’s going out”. But it paid off in the end. Oasis make it look all very simple, but they’ve worked extremely hard. (Young bands start taking notes, they may come in useful)

So where exactly in Manchester do you come from?

Right on the South Burnage, it’s the last part of Manchester before you get to Greater Manchester it’s just like a little shitty suburb where fuck all happens it’s one pub and a chippie and a bookie and that’s it.

Oasis are in the position now that every young band wants to be in. Since October 1993, it’s been all go for Oasis; sell out shows, front covers of nearly all the music magazines and the ultimate teenage dream – Top of the Pops. Of course they couldn’t have got there without that all – important record contract. Bands can spend so much time trying to convince record companies of their potential. So, I asked how did you get yours.

Well it’s quite legendary story this now, but it was at this gig at King Tut’s in Glasgow. We hired a van, at the time we were on the dole and we didn’t have any money, we charged our mates fifteen quid each and there were about 20 of us. When we got to the gig, the promoter said
“Who are you?”
“We’re Oasis”
“You’re not playing here tonight”
“Yes we are, we’re playing with Boyfriend.”
“No, you’re not, you’re not down here.”
“Oh it’s alright coz they’ve asked us to play!”
“I’ve only got a licence for 2 bands. I can’t put 3 bands on so you’re not playing”.
So after six hours of arguing and shouting and threatening he let us play for twenty minutes just when the doors were opening. So we went on, there was like nobody in the club. 15 of our mates and that were it. But as luck would have it, Alan McGee of Creation Records had just missed his train from Glasgow back to London, he realised that Boyfriend were playing round the corner and he had an hour to kill.
So he was just going to come in and have a word with that lot and then get off, and as he walked in we had just walked on-stage so he was walking past the stage, this is what he said anyway, he took one look at us and thought THEY LOOK A BIT FUN.
One of the guys from Boyfriend came round to him and said “Ah these guys are from Manchester they kicked us out of our dressing room and drank all our cider and threatened to smash the club “up” and all it did was get Alan more interested in us.
We just did four songs and after we came off stage he came straight up to us and said “Have you got a record deal?”
“No”
“Do you want one?”
“Who with?”
“Creation” and he offered us a six-album deal and about a week later he phoned us and said, “What was your band called again?”
We were freaked out by it all.
All them years in the practice room, we always knew that we were really good. Even though we didn’t know about approaching record companies. I could never see myself walking into the offices of a record company going “This is my demo tape.”

But Noel hated the role he had taken on as player-manager, it got in the way of the creative process, and whilst out of all the members of Oasis he was willing to take the role as “the responsible one” someone was needed to deal with the business side of things fulltime, especially now they’d been offered a record deal.
So how did you begin your relationship with Marcus Russell, your manager?

That in itself is another interesting story. About 3 years previous I used to go to the Hacienda on a Saturday night and always used to bump into this little guy with a skinhead and chat to him as you do when you’re E ‘ed . I told him I was in a band and he said “Give us a tape, I’ll give it to our kid.” And every time I saw him, he’d say “Give us a tape for our kid.” And then I saw him just after we had the offer from Creation. I was just walking through town. And he says, “How’s the band going?” “Oh we’ve just been offered a record deal from Creation.” And I had this HMV bag with The The’s new album in it and when he saw it he goes “Fuckin hell, you’ll definitely have to get a tape to our kid.” I said “Well, hang on a minute, I don’t mean to be rude or nothing, but who the fuck is your kid” “Well it’s our Johnny innit?” and then it clicked Johnny Marr.
So I gets a him a tape, two hours later I had Johnny Marr on the phone. I fuckin freaked out. He said, “I’ve just heard your tape and think it’s amazing,” So we went out for a drink that night and he came along and brought his manager with him, Marcus Russell.

Were you a fan of The Smiths?

Definitely! Johnny Marr was the man who taught me to play guitar.

What bands made you want to be in a band?

The Jam, Stone Roses, The Smiths and The Beatles. I always used to bash about on this guitar, playing stuff like Hey Jude. Then in 1983 I saw The Smiths and I said, “That’s it! That’s the way I want to play guitar.” Then after that I saw John Squire from The Stone Roses cross them two with Paul Weller and John Lennon and that’s how I wanted to sound.

Did you ever get into dance music?

Up until about ’91 I was blown away by it. ’88 and ’89 were fuckin’ unbelievable years. I gave up playing the guitar and starting messing about with a keyboard and a drum machine because I was so into it. Now it’s gone full circle, there’s no more mew sounds any more. All the chord progressions have been used, all the samples have been used. It’s as boring as fuck now.

Oasis have grown in a very short space of time. From playing The Old Trout in Windsor in May 94 to headlining The Forum four months later. Is it all happening fast enough for you?

I don’t want get too big. I’d love to do Wembley Stadium but where do you go after that? I didn’t think we’d get to this stage here for another two years and in a way it’s fuckin pissed me off. We had all these ideas we were going to be this maverick outcast band from Manchester, being from Manchester everyone fucking hates you anyway. We were going to shove it up them for two years and then we’d spilt up.
Like we know Shakermaker is going to go Top 20 and it’s shit knowing that before it comes out. I’m not going to get excited by that now. It’s sad in a way, once all I wanted was a piece of plastic with some of my songs on it and my name on it. I got that and I thought I don’t feel that special. And I thought I want to get into the charts – and then I got into the charts without really trying and then I thought right Tops of The Pops. It’s really sad , we’ve only had a few records out and I’m bored shitless.

Are you happy with the image of Oasis and the way the press have portrayed you?

Because we’re not part of any scene, the press have to got to offset you against something, that’s the way British journalism works. That can’t just say this is Oasis, take it or leave it. It’s got to be they’re like a cross between the Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses.
When we started the NME hated us, so the MM decided that they were going to love us, so when the NME started loving us, the MM said “Oh, we hate this shit.”
A guy from the NME was with us for three days, I’m not slagging him off, he was dead cool, he got into it and all that but in this interview, he’s got this quote from me saying “Glastonbury’s the only place where you can paint your face like a panda and get away with it because if you did it in a pub round our way someone’d stab you in the throat. He said that to me. I just sat there and said I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. When I saw it in print two weeks later and I was supposed to have said it I thought “Why don’t you just interview yourself.” But it’s the game, there’s nothing you can do about it.
At the moment the NME in particular are looking for something that isn’t there. It’s like gossip columns. I was supposed to have beaten up twelve crusties single- handedly in the Camden Underworld one night. But I’m sorry but I wasn’t there. I was in Ireland. But our kid just plays up to it all the time.

What about the image Liam has in the press?

Liam is all mouth and no trousers. He gets all upset about what the press say but I say to him “Look, you’re the one who says you’re going to bottle some journalists, you’re the one who says you like fighting.”
I couldn’t give a flying fuck mate. I don’t care if people throw a bottle at him, as long as it hits him and not me. I’m only interested in music. I’ve got the band to worry about. I do all the meetings and all the interviews. I write all the songs and all the lyrics and when they do a sound check, they just sit there and they’re like four guys from Manchester. What are they going to do themselves? Except get pissed and get into trouble.

Do you feel responsible for them?

I feel responsible for them, but anything else it’s just their tough shit. What I worry about at the moment is that it’s over riding the music, but you’ve got to wait for the press to get bored with it and go a bit deeper.

We decided to close the interview as time was pressing. We left Noel in his hotel room to do another interview, this time with Spiral, a Spanish music magazine.
Brighton’s a great city with a number of cool venues to see a band in – The Zap, The Pavilion. But the venue Oasis were playing tonight was definitely not one of them. Just a square concrete room with a stage at one side of the room and a bar at the other – WHICH SHUT AT 11.
Oasis came onstage at 11. This is why we were here, this why we wanted to do a piece on Oasis. Because put simply they are a Fucking great band. Even with the poor quality PA they sounded good. Oasis are not the most original band around at the moment. But who cares? It’s entertainment that matters.
The crowd was healthily young – obviously too young to be part of the experience of the bands that influence the sound of Oasis. But this is the best sort of crowd – energetic and enthusiastic because they are going out and getting into music for the 1st time.
Oasis end their set with a heavy version of I AM THE WALRUS (John would be proud) and Liam is belting out the GOOO GOOOO G’JOOOObs. Liam for the record is wearing dark glasses and a rather far-out colourful cagool. Noel walks off before the song ends.

Why do you walk off first when you do your last song, I am the walrus?

It’s just that the first couple of times we done it we couldn’t work out an ending, So I’d stand there nodding at them to end it and they’d be looking all dazed, so I just put down me guitar and said see you later Bye. Let them sort out an ending themselves. When we first started doing that song at the end when we’d do small gigs with no dressing room.
I’d put my guitar down and walk off and go to the bar and then it was like “HEY THIS GUY’S REALLY COOL MAN. HE PUTS HIS GUITAR DOWN AND GOES TO THE BAR AND WATCHES THE BAND FROM THE FRONT. IT’S LIKE SAYING WATCHING IS ACTUALLY BETTER THAN BEING IN THE BAND!” Nah, not at all, there’s no dressing room mate.
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Hamilton not able to overtake, never able to make a good start


VALENCIA - (Photo: Button in London at the McLaren showroom launch). Al contrario dell'ultima gara, sul circuito canadese Gilles Villeneuve, dove Button ha fatto una gara che neanche Villeneuve (ma i tifosi italiani McLaren di cui parlavo, hanno preferito difendere le buffonate di Hamilton), oggi a Valencia invece è stata noiosissima. Hamilton, oltre che incapace di sorpassare come ampiamente dimostrato, non azzecca mai una partenza, e si è fatto passare dalle due Ferrari, persino da Massa! Oltretutto ha consumato inutilmente le gomme in una parte della gara dove non avrebbe dovuto. Ovviamente una buona partenza dipende anche dalla macchina, ma è proprio la partenza dove un pilota può sopperire all'inferiorità della macchina, e quando uno come lui la sbaglia spesso, c'è qualcosa che non va nel pilota.
No comment sulle solite uscite del telecronista ferrarista interista Mazzoni, del tipo "Valencia ha bellissime spiagge, ricordiamo che Valencia è stata fondata dai romani" (che c'entra!)
Dai ferraristi ne ho sentita un'altra: siccome la Federazione sta cercando di penalizzare la Red Bull con regole per metterli in difficoltà (ma hanno vinto comunque, nonostante fosse l'ultimo circuito favorevole alle caratteristiche Ferrari) e lo fa chiaramente per avvantaggiare la Ferrari, i ferraglisti dicono che lo fa "perchè la Red Bull non è inglese"... ah! come se le macchine inglesi fossero aiutate! Il presidente della FIA, tanto per ricordarlo, è l'ex ferrarista francese Jean Todt, e le McLaren sono spesso e volentieri penalizzate. Tra l'altro, la Red Bull non è inglese eh, è MOLTO inglese: la sede è a Milton Keynes in Inghilterra, e colui che ha progettato questa semi-imbattibile macchina è un certo Adrian Newey, inglese, ex McLaren, praticamente l'unica persona che ha reso la lattina così forte, non mi vengano a dire che Vettel e Webber sono fenomeni. Fanno più o meno gli stessi tempi (grazie alla macchina, è così evidente), Webber è un vecchio pilota che stava per ritirarsi e fino a pochi anni fa guidava macchine da ultime file.
Tra l'altro, cambiare le regole "in corso" durante un campionato, è qualcosa di assurdo, addirittura regole tecniche, per le quali bisognerebbe riprogettare elementi tecnici.
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Ringo Starr European tour & Ringo-Liam condition

Noel is in Italy in these days (little honeymoon :), at the seaside too (Liam would say: for retired people, lol), as Ringo Starr when he wrote Octopus's garden.
Ringo is touring with his All Starr Band around Europe, he was in Moskva and Sankt Peterburg more or less in the same days when Beady Eye were there, but he was also also in Kiev, Göteborg, Oslo, Randers (Denmark), Riga, Warszawa and then in the UK. He's going back to East Europe (Budapest and Praha), before coming to Italy, in Milan this Sunday, 3 July.
His nickname Ringo comes from the many rings he used to wear, just like the Gallaghers :).
Ringo co-wrote some songs with the Fab Four but only 2 Beatles songs were "by Ringo Starr" only: Don't pass me by (1968, White Album), which took a lot of time to be finished (as Liam said about his I'm outta time, lol) since 1963 (Liam even more for that one, "9 fucking years", lol), and Octopus's garden (1969, Abbey Road), written in Italy at the seaside when he momentarily left the nervous Beatles at that time. A fisherman told him about how the octopus (as the famous Paul, Italian-born, English resident lol, at the World Cup last year) it goes down the sea looking for sparkling stones and items, to build a "garden".
Oasis used to perform a bit of it live at the end of Whatever, similar chords (video below, you can download Oasis @ Knebworth here), and also All the young dudes - All the young blues carry the news.
The lyrics recall Yellow submarine, written by Lennon/McCartney but sung by Ringo (he also sings With a little help from my friends, among others). Noel Gallagher clearly took the sentence "I'd like to be under the sea" for his b-side Take me away, on the first Oasis single Supersonic.
The meaning of the song for Ringo could be similar to Liam's condition in Oasis (or at least Liam recently described a similar situation), being in a band with someone writing and doing everything, so Ringo-Liam's talents didn't have much space (though Liam had more than Ringo during the first bands periods, Liam was singer and wrote more songs than him). But of course the two personalities are very different.
Also "Don't pass me by" (featuring a bluegrass violin added, sounding as random street music, that he didn't appreciate) has a meaningful title, he wanted to participate more (the first title was "Ringo's tune", then "This is some friendly"). In fact, he then published many albums.
Ringo tunes were quite simple songs, typical for his playful character, and sound as country songs, spaghetti western. So, as I said about Idha Ovelius country music, according to the music research, the conservatives appreciate him, lol.
He was a bit clumsy but funny and a good person, helpful for the nervous situations inside the band.
Liam is also funny and a good person (sometimes clumsy :), don't listen to haters, but he wasn't helpful for the nervous situations inside the band, lol!
They say a man looks clumsy when his value is bigger than the one he shows...
Ringo performed the famous concerts with the Beatles in Italy in 1965, but of course he was in Italy other times, as in 1992 at the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia (not far from Milan) that is the main Italian Beatles-city, they have a big fan club, organize events and all. That was the tour for the Time Takes Time album, he was also in Marina di Pietrasanta at the seaside but cancelled the show in Roma. He was at the Palazzo del Cinema in Venezia in 2005. It's 30 years he's married to the (well, used-to-be beautiful) Barbara Bach.
On 7 July Ringo will celebrate his 71th birthday, it doesn't happen and won't happen so often to see a concert of a legendary Beatle.




Whatever +Octopus's Garden @ Knebworth (250,000 people)
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McLaren shop to open in Milan

MILAN - The first McLaren shop in Italy (in Milan there was a retailer already) to open soon www.milan.mclaren.com (same street where we met Beady Eye and Ancelotti on Monday)
different gear, still speeding :)


the other day in London
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meeting King Carlo

MILAN - Not Prince Charles :) but King Charles Ancelotti says yes to Oasisblues. Would you like to meet Carlo Ancelotti? He's in Milan on Monday (as Capello some months ago). The ex Chelsea, Parma, Juventus, Roma, but especially AC Milan player & manager is staying in England this year, to update his managing knowledges, though he's great already, winning with AC Milan 2 (almost 3) Champions Leagues in 4 years only (and other 2 C.L. as AC player), and a Club World Cup (and other 2 as AC player) among other trophies, and won everything in England in his first season there. Rumours say he will be Manchester United manager in the near future, when Ferguson is retiring (probably next year). In comparison to Ferguson, having the Scotsman a much longer career (but won only 2 C.L.), for his number of years on the average Carlo won more trophies. Ancelotti was unlucky with Chelsea in Champions League, he can complain about several big referee mistakes, especially in 2010 vs Inter Milan, both in Milan and London. He recently refused to manage Inter Milan eh eh.. double, triple legend :). Let me know if you wanna come.

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Liam is rock'n'roll, Noel boring as sleeping with your ex-missus, LOL


PHILADELPHIA - An image-artwork for the Firenze dvd bootleg. Fiorentina fans will appreciate this, though their precise colour is a bit different, but that's their symbol, featuring in the Da Vinci Code as well.
Today no Phlorence :) but Philadelphia.
Critics and fans alike scoffed after Noel Gallagher split from UK Britpop legends Oasis in the summer of 2009 as his kid brother, Liam, announced that the group would continue on anyway.
The dismissive derision slowly turned to begrudging praise when the first full-length by Beady Eye dropped earlier this year, featuring all the ex-Oasis crew - save for Noel, and makes its Philadelphia debut tonight at the Theater of Living Arts as the final show in a brief, four date tour of the States.
“I’m surprised that people were surprised that we’d make good music without Noel Gallagher,” Liam told Rock Music Menu. “I’m surprised and a bit disappointed that people think Noel Gallagher is the brains behind everything. We know how to put on a gig and we know how to write a tune, so I was disappointed in people’s lack of support in it, but they’re coming around slowly but surely.”
It seemed to be a legit charge though, as principal songwriter and de facto head of Oasis, Noel steered the band to superstardom which peaked in the mid-90s, in America at least, but even as album sales dropped off, the act still had a massive following and routinely sold out concerts. It was prior to one of those shows in France when the perpetually fighting siblings got into it for a final time backstage that ended amidst a smashed guitar, harsh words and Noel walking out.
"We never really had an argument about music," Liam said. "It was always about personal things, and 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. I’m definitely a lot happier I don’t have to look over my shoulder at Noel, I just mean that as a personal thing, and I think Noel can probably go on and with his life without me looking over his shoulder."
That's pretty calm words from someone known for expressing his sometimes, OK — almost always, controversial views on everyone from Coldplay to Mumford and Sons, the latter of which he recently said aren't rock and roll and, "look like fucking Amish people." But Liam being Liam, he doesn't disappoint, and without much prodding, takes some shots at his bro.
"You change as you grow up, and maybe Noel is a different person than what he was 10 years ago; I think I am," he said. "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 an fucking stool playing acoustic guitar; I need to explode when I’m on that stage."
And that's exactly what he's doing in Beady Eye, along with guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock. The music on the band's debut, Different Gear, Still Speeding, sounds a lot like Oasis - with all the familiar trademarks; soaring melodies, the swelling pop sheen and Liam's quintessential frontman inflections.
"These are just the songs we came up with," he said. "We didn’t sit and go, “Well, let’s make a rock and roll record or a psychedelic record." That’s what’s in us anyway; it was just the natural thing to do."
Not surprisingly, there are the persistent "well, that sounds really familiar moments" peppered throughout the record. The third song released but first official single The Roller completely nicks John Lennon's Instant Karma in its overall feel, Bring the Light has a guitar break taken from The Beatles' Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, and the curiously titled Beatles and Stones lifts the main guitar line from My Generation by The Who.
Liam makes no bones about it either, saying that he stuck to the tried and true Oasis influences like Brian Jones and The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, "The usual," he said, "We haven’t started with Earth Wind and Fire or anything; we’re pretty much the same. Sex Pistols, obviously The Beatles and Lennon."
"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. It’s nice that people are taking us for what we are. We’re dealing with the cards we were dealt with. We think we can put on a good night for an hour and a half or whatever it is."
During the live show, there may be an odd cover thrown in here and there, but don't expect Beady Eye to lean on the past success of Oasis —at all.
"You can’t sing Noel’s songs if he’s not there, and why the fuck should we sing his songs?" Liam asked. "We write our own. 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 setlist 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."
"We’re Beady Eye now — that’s just the way it is. I think if you start playing with people, they’ll be coming out of gigs going, “Only if they played this one or that one,” and then you’ll go fucking mental. It’s like sleeping with your ex-missus; it’s not healthy."
And despite the ever-popular trend of old bands throwing it back together for one last tour or even another album, Liam doesn't see it in the future, going as far as saying that he hopes it never happens, because to him that would mean Beady Eye was a failure.
"We had a great run with Oasis," he said. "We thought we’d never get that far and we did. No one else broke up except for me and Noel. We ended it with stupid behavior and I’m not proud of that, but that’s the way it was. I don’t want to get Oasis back together. 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 can be great in our own bands."

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Manchester City store, part2


MANCHESTER - At the shop, featuring Summerbee naming AC Milan
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soldier on: Pretty Green as our soldiers in Afghanistan

LONDON - "Everytime you put one, you just feel like you fucking you're going to a war" (Liam :). 
As the festival season kicks into gear (still speeding :), Pretty green have launched a range of clothes designed to keep you dry and looking sharp even after three days of camping in an over-crowded field. The PG-72 series (name from Liam's year of birth) is a single camouflage pattern designed with the same Multicam fabric used to make protective clothes for our soldiers serving in Afghanistan (by the way: support the British Armed Forces on Facebook here, 2 million fans - tomorrow 25 June is the Armed Forces Day). It's rugged, hard-wearing and shower-proof, yet still retains a look that other labels can only aspire to. Click here

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Andy Bell deejay sets

NEW YORK CITY - Many fans will already know that Andy, as well as playing guitar for Beady Eye, also enjoys getting behind the decks and doing DJ sets. Recently he performed at Pretty Green's first club night and also created a mix especially for the release of Beady Eye's last single Millionaire.
Andy DJ'd at Pretty Green's party in New York last night (@ Norwood - Marco) and has very kindly let us have his set from the event. 'Eastbound And Down' is now up on the newly-created 'Mixes' page and features tunes from artists including Bob Dylan, Serge Gainsbourg and Elvis.
Also, to mark the release of Beady Eye's third single - The Beat Goes On - Andy has put together two more mixes exclusively for the band's website.
'I'm Coming Up!', the first of the two mixes, will be live on the Mixes page from 11th July, the week before the new single's release (postponed). The collection of tunes is designed to be played loud before a night out and features tracks by Bo Diddley, The Velvet Underground, Beastie Boys and The Rolling Stones.
The second mix, 'Drifting', is more of a chilled, morning after set and features Scott Walker, Ryan Adams, Jimi Hendrix and some classic Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac. This will be live on the Mixes page from 18th July. Andy has told us he's especially pleased with this mix.
More mixes will be added to the page by the band in the coming months. The sets Andy did for the first Pretty Green club night and Millionaire single (Radio Cadaques) are also included on the Mixes page.



you can download it here

Henry Mancini - Moon River
Jay Z + Danger Mouse - Public Service Announcement
Oasis Vs The Beatles - A Day In The Wonderwall
The Beatles - Flying
The Rolling Stones - I'm Free
The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane (Full Length Version)
Kasha - Empire State Of Mind (London Remix)
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
Wanda Jackson - Honey Bop
Bedazzled - Bedazzled
The Rolling Stones - 2,000 Light Years From Home
Toots & The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy
The High Numbers - Zoot Suit
The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
Happy Mondays - W.F.L. (Vince Clarke Remix)
The Stones Roses - Standing Here
Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng
Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie And Clyde
King Biscuit Time - I Walk The Line
David Essex - Rock On
Lil Wyte - Acid'
Jay Z + Danger Mouse - Encore
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit)

download the previous deejay set (Radio Cadaques) here

Pink Floyd - One Of These Days (this used to be the song for a football programme on tv in Italy, so when we hear this we immediately associate it to football)
Pink Floyd - A Pillow Of Winds
Dungen - Satt Att Se
Boards Of Canada - Zoetrope“
Friends Of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman
Zero 7 - Futures
Pink Floyd - Fearless
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
The Doors - Light My Fire
Pink Floyd - San Tropez
The Doors - The Crystal Ship
Pink Floyd - Echoes
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Beady Eye @ Letterman bootleg

NEW YORK CITY - You can download the bootleg here
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competition: wear your blues shirt at Glasto


GLASTONBURY - Though the Gallaghers and I hate Glastonbury for several reasons explained in old posts (but we don't hate topless girls at the festival :), there might be some fans who go there (of course without Beady Eye). And here's a Manchester City competition to win the new away jersey in the photo (bringing the light :), that was available from today. For an AC Milan fan, it's such a pleasure to the (beady) eyes :). It looks like City wearing a redblack AC kit is now ready to face the Champions League.
And it's the proper shirt for Mario Balotelli & Edin Dzeko, City players but AC fans, maybe Mario's changing team this summer... definitely maybe.

wellies? check… tent? check… City shirt? check…
With almost 140,000 people descending on Worthy Farm in Somerset for the 2011 Glastonbury Festival over the next few days we are pretty sure that there is going to be one or two City supporters amongst the throngs of revellers and we want to see you wearing your colours.
Blues fans undoubtedly have the best taste in music in the league so we have a brand new City away shirt up for grabs for our favourite City at Glastonbury photograph entry.
You can either post your photo to Man City Facebook wall, add it to our Flickr group or email it in and we will announce the winner next week as well as a publishing a photo gallery of all the entries we receive.




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do not offend Be Here Now with Noel

LONDON - Photo: Liam with the Milano Lambretta (owned by Noel) for the cover image of Be Here Now.
Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has revealed that he has not spoken to Noel Gallagher since he criticised that Oasis' 1997 album.
Evans famously mocked the album on his former Channel 4 TV show TFI Friday shortly after its release by pretending to resuscitate it using a defibrillator.
He revealed Gallagher had not taken kindly to the joke as he appeared alongside friend Zoe Ball on Radio 2's 2DAY.
“When Be Here Now came out we were all so disappointed with the album we opened up a TFI Friday with a defibrillator trying to resuscitate it and give the album some life – he saw the joke and has never spoken to me since.”
Evans told Ball that Gallagher had since “admitted it was a terrible album”, but said he had given up hopes of being forgiven.
“No never gonna happen, doesn’t matter,” he said, before adding that he was now in the camp of Gallagher's former Oasis bandmate and brother, Liam.

Be Here Now was not an album without life... on the contrary, the cd had the opposite problem: too crazy, colourful, commercial, it was recorded when Oasis were under the effect of drugs and the songs might sound strange, distorted, etc. but they don't need life...


one of my favourite Oasis songs (also Stay Young, which had to be on the album,
of course Noel hated that one, Liam loved it)
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Italian musician saves people from Irish Ryanair plane

SEVILLA - Automatic translation: Two hours in the sun. At 50°Celsius degrees [in Sevilla it's really 50, and no seaside there], no water, with the air conditioning broken and bated breath, in search of oxygen. Claustrophobia, panic attacks, fainting. It may seem like a horror movie, but this time it's the reality as experienced by passengers on the Ryanair flight FR9342 Sevilla-Pisa, trapped at the Spanish airport inside an aircraft in distress.
On June 16, the departure is scheduled for 12.50, but the situation falls. They're in despair when, as in all the bad stories destined to end well, here's the hero, Marco Pezzola, a musician from Arezzo, who wanted to save his wife in the throes of an asthma attack.
He throws himself on the front door of the aircraft and forces it, activating the emergency chute. For the passengers it's freedom, all rush on the runway. But many are in poor condition. They must call the ambulance, and that part of the airport becomes a first-aid field. Among the unfortunate there is also a baby of 11 months, also in need of care.
An extreme situation that has attracted the attention of Facua, the largest association of Spanish consumers and the Aesa, the state agency for aviation security: they have launched an investigation, the airline is accused of having endangered the health of travelers.
Ryanair apologizes, but Pezzola refused and said to the National Newspaper: "I'm gonna report Ryanair to sue all the damages."

Some time ago there was Oasis' Bonehead (today his 46th birthday) saying: Lady Gaga?! please! lol
When I hear "Ryanair" I say: Ryanair?! please!
Don't let them fool you with those "Ryanair hostesses" calendars, they're just advertisements 'cause they're shite. Even saying "Ryanair the world's biggest international airline, and growing"... can you imagine the other ones and those not growing. So probably it's one of those "Irish prides" I was saying, when I always read Irish people talking shit of other countries (by the way, if they're so good, why do they have an Italian manager from Milan for their 'national pride' team?)
When I send airplane tickets to some girl, of course I always avoid Ryanair.
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Beady Eye @ Letterman show (video added)

NEW YORK CITY - If you missed the direct Live on Letterman Show @ Ed Sullivan Theatre, here is the first (good quality) video with the final part, then later there'll be some on YouTube.
I was writing about Creation (and Idha), here is a new page about her (and Sweden).





another drumless version (advance cd), 
this is Oasis' She's electric, sounds quite different
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Lewis Hamilton's into Pretty Green. Liam's Beatles film is gonna be mega. People live in the past...

LONDON - Formula 1 weekend. Here's the full interview anticipated yesterday. Image: number 3 (ring Formula 1 circus) Hamilton and Steve McQueen wearing the jacket where the Pretty Green GP jacket took inspiration from.
He may be a devoted dad, but Liam Gallagher is still berating everything in sight, including his “Louis Walsh”-esque brother.
With a frightening snarl on his lips and his hand an inch from our face, Liam Gallagher is looming aggressively over ShortList. Don’t worry: things haven’t taken a turn for the worse after we criticised Songbird or revealed a pair of novelty Manchester United socks. The former Oasis frontman is merely re-enacting what it’s like to be confronted by a pushy paparazzo.

Rude snappers aren’t the only ones to feel his expletive-laden ire during our frenzied 30-minute interview at a west London hotel. Unbowed by Beady Eye’s modest record sales and celebrity detractors, the younger Gallagher brother still has plenty to get off his parka-clad chest. And he’s doing it in his usual delicate manner…
It’s been a year since you formed Beady Eye. How do you think it’s gone?

The first six gigs [we did] were a bit nervous but the pressure’s off now. We’re shit-hot live and we’ve been working on some new stuff. The next album will have bigger and better songs on it. This album was definitely a debut because there are certain songs that are just up and at you. But the next one is going to be mega — we’re not here to mess about.

Have you had to eject people yelling for Oasis songs at gigs?

I haven’t heard them, but they can do what they want. It ain’t going to happen. And that’s not because we don’t love Oasis, but because it’s over and we’ve got to move on. I think that 90 per cent of people want to move on too. Oasis had its fucking time. People can go, “They were shut after the second album,” but I think we made some good [later] albums. We ended when we ended but up until that point we put out some good tunes, we were real and we didn’t take any shut. You need a band like that, so hopefully Beady Eye will carry that on.

Do you rate nu-folk bands such as Mumford & Sons?

I’m sure they’re all nice lads but that’s not for me, man. They look like fucking Amish people. You know them ones with the big sideys that don’t use electricity? Growing their own food and putting barns up. I need music to be a bit more sexy and played by people who look a bit fucking dangerous.

Brother are being compared to Oasis quite a bit...

I’ve heard a couple of tunes and it reminds me of Blur and Elastica. That to me is Britpop. Oasis weren’t that. Brother sound like they’re a bit more Camden than anything else. It’s not my cup of tea. I said, “I’m not having posh lads with tattoos,” but at least they’re playing guitar music. I was just seeing what they were made of, really.

So did they come back at you?

Yeah, they came back and said, “We don’t care what he says, we want to know what Noel says.” I wouldn’t give a fuck what he’s got to say. Our kid looks more like Louis Walsh these days.

You’ve also recently been critical of Glastonbury. Are you not interested in playing it again?

I’m not, mate. Listen, I don’t wake up in the morning and go, “Here you are, the world according to Liam Gallagher.” Someone asked me about Glastonbury so I told them that last time I played there it was shit. You can hear the crowd talking while you’re playing, they don’t put any money into the PA and it’s just full of fucking idiots. It’s like Bond Street with mud.

Were you disappointed with the low chart position of Beady Eye’s singles?

I’m not even worried. I’m certainly not arsed whether we go in at No1 or No71. I’ve been No1. If I was in a young band now then I’d be worried about it, but I’ve been there and had a look over the wall at what it is. It’s not guitar music’s time right now and that’s the way it is. You can’t force it to be in the charts and just because it is in the charts or at No1 doesn’t mean it’s any fucking good. The fucking Birdie Song nearly went to No1 and that wasn’t any good.

[note: Beady Eye singles are on vinyl only, and I've seen that not many people have the proper record player, many buy their singles just for a collection - Marco]

What do you think about people such as Lady Gaga?

I fucking like her. Some of it’s bordering on ridiculous, but she brings it back around again because she can sing, she can dance, she’s out there taking chances and she’s not like all the other girl acts. She seems like she’s a bit fucking mad and I like that. I like her, man.

After Oasis split, did you ever consider quitting music?

No. No way. Noel, for whatever reasons he’s fucking spinning this week, left the band. We didn’t split up. He decided he wanted to get off and show the world he could turn a light switch on and off and write a tune. Everyone knows he can write songs and he was the main man in Oasis, but obviously that wasn’t enough for him. But I never thought, “That’s me. I’ve had my 18 years or whatever in the sun.” Music has always been a very big part of me. I’m going to do it until the day I die, man. And, hopefully, do some clothes at the same time. And look cool as fuck until the day I die.

Since starting your clothing label Pretty Green, have the free clothes stretched your wardrobe to bursting point?

Yeah, man. Since I started Pretty Green my missus hasn’t been happy. I’ve always had more shoes than her [laughs]. I like my shoes. I just have to go through it every now and again and think, “D’you know what? I’ll give that to charity.” That makes me feel good. There’s loads of fucking cool-looking tramps round our way now, mate.
[lol]

How do you feel about celebrities wearing Pretty Green? [tramps...btw, celebrities, lol]

A few people like it. A lot of footballers, and Lewis Hamilton’s into it. There’s something in there for everyone. The prices could be a little bit expensive for people who haven’t got that much money, which is why we do the Green Label, but the Black Label looks fucking tasty.

Any people you wouldn’t want wearing it?

Well, I would say [Manchester] United players, but they seem to like it a lot so we’ll leave them. Just fucking axe murderers, paedophiles and people like that.

What about Jedward?

I don’t mind them little fuckers. They don’t take themselves too seriously, do they?

Who were your style heroes when you were younger, then?

For me growing up in Manchester it was The Stone Roses. They always looked cool.

Where do you stand on The Stone Roses reunion rumours?

I’d love the Roses to get back, play that album and make a shitload of money for themselves, because I’m sure they didn’t make that much [before]. Do some great fucking gigs, see what the reaction is and go make a new record. We come on to I Am The Resurrection at all of our gigs and the crowd go nuts. Apparently, Ian Brown’s worried about singing but he wouldn’t even have to — we’d sing it for him.

And what about an Oasis reunion?

What would be the point? We don’t get on with each other. Noel’s going down his path and I’m going down mine.

Do you miss singing those old songs?

No, because the songs we’re doing are equally good, I think. It’s early days. We only put the album out in February and some of those songs are going to grow into classics. I had a great time singing Oasis songs, without a doubt. But I think Oasis is beatable, man. There were certain things Oasis lacked.

Such as?

A bit more adventure. I’m not saying like Radiohead, where they go experimenting — a lot of that shit is barking up the wrong tree. With Oasis we did experiment but Noel was holding back the reins a bit. The thing for me is rock’n’roll isn’t about analysing it. It’s about if it makes you jump up and go, “Yeah! That’s a tune.” I could do you a well-crafted tune tomorrow, but if it just goes over your head, who cares? I don’t want to make lift music. Noel would write a song, it’d cover all the bases but it lacks that killer punch. And that’s what we’ve got with me. The people that go, “Oh, Beady Eye is not Oasis,” well, I’ll tell you what — you wait until you hear Noel’s music because that ain’t gonna be Oasis either. It might remind you of it but there’ll be something missing. And what’ll be missing is fucking me.

Do you think you’ve mellowed with age?

Yeah, without a doubt. People live in the past — I’m 20 years older than that person they talk about. I’ve still got bits of that guy, but I’ve grown up as well.

What else do you get up to away from music?

I’m into that Rastamouse, mate. But I don’t watch it too much because my kids are a bit too old for it now. The usual, man. I’ve been to watch the new Pirates Of The Caribbean. I’m into my little sausage dogs — I’ve got a new chocolate-dappled one called Brigitte Bardot. It’s mega.

Have you seen Peter Kay since his jibe at you at last year’s Brits?

I’ve not bumped into that cunt, but you’d know it if I did. How could you miss that idiot? The thing with him is he says it behind your back. I didn’t throw the award into the crowd to be a “knobhead” [like Kay said]. I threw it in to give it to the fans because Oasis was over and it was theirs now. It was like a José Mourinho thing. But obviously that fucking idiot took it the wrong way because he’s not worldly and he doesn’t come down to London. He just lives in ‘Boooorlton’.

How’s the Beatles film you’re working on coming along?

I’ve seen the first script and it’s fucking funny. It’s not Austin Powers-y but it’s got great humour in it. It’s going to be mega. We need an actor to play Derek Taylor [The Beatles’ press officer and lead role in the film] and I’m going for Johnny Depp. He’s a big star, he’s a great actor and he’s got that quirky shit we need. Derek Taylor’s a bit like he’s always tripping his head off.

Finally, was there any truth to the rumour that you burgled Richard and Judy when you were younger?

Saying that I robbed their house… Are you taking the piss? It’s a good job I fucking like them otherwise they’d have heard from our lawyers. I woke up that morning, saw it in the papers and went, “You fucking what?” Some other cunt could get uptight about that, I just laughed at it. I know who did rob their house, mind [laughs].

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

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

summer tour without Noel

2003

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

2011


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

2012

new tour

2013

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



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

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

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


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

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

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

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

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

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