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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

Manchester City-Inter Milan 3-0, Balotelli's revenge

DUBLIN - First match for Mario against his ex hated team. This image could be from Manchester derby, as Sneijder could join United soon.
It could even be at least 5-0, as the referee didn't concede 2 other goals, one was clearly regular. But it ended as the last Milan derby eh eh.
City’s preparations for the new season continued in fine style when they beat Inter Milan in Dublin.
Goal just either side of half time from Balotelli and Dzeko put City ahead, and Adam Johnson added a third at the death, but David Silva pulled the strings with a superb display. The win also gave City the Dublin Super Cup.
Roberto Mancini’s team selection indicated a serious approach to the game, with more than one eye on being in the right place for next week’s Community Shield derby at Wembley. Not surprisingly it was a completely different starting eleven to the one that had walked out to face the Airtricity Irish XI just over 24 hours earlier.
There was a welcome return for Yaya Toure after the worrying ankle injury that had blighted his North American tour, but Gael Clichy missed out because of the after-effects of the blow to the head he took in LA and there was to be no role for Sergio Aguero.
In sharp contrast to Saturday’s lethargic fare, there was a lively start to proceedings when City had the ball in the net within seconds of the start. Silva rolled it past Soares but the lurking presence of Mario Balotelli ruled the ‘goal’ offside.
The enigmatic Italian continued to be in the thick of it in the early stages, going over with a flying header shortly after the offside decision, and then drawing a fine save out of Soares from point-blank range. Between these chances David Silva showed off his wonderful talent with a run in from the right that briefly threatened to match his superb goal at Bloomfield Road last autumn.
18 minutes in and it was Edin Dzeko’s turn to see a goal chalked off, harshly judged offside when Aleks Kolarov was crossing from the left. The Bosnian striker stung Soares’ palms on the half hour, the chance coming from yet more fine work from Silva.
Inter’s keeper was in action again just before the break, tipping a Balotelli effort over the bar, and getting a playful boot to the backside from his former team mate for his pains.
But it was Mario who had the last laugh seconds later when he put City into a deserved lead, nodding home the corner that Soares had conceded.
City extended their lead just after the resumption, Edin Dzeko latching onto a sublime pass from Silva and then clinically despatching the ball past the Inter keeper. After a quiet time of it his previous pre-season outings, it was a timely boost for the striker’s confidence.
Joe Hart had a quiet afternoon but was alert enough to pull off a brilliant reaction save when the ball deflected off Chivu at a free kick. He was clawing the air seconds later when Stankovic went just wide with a volley from long range.
There were few alarms at either end after that, with Adam Johnson tapping in a simple third in injury time after fine work from Shaun Wright-Phillips. David Silva was deservedly named man of the match.
Performances in pre-season games can occasionally look disjointed as teams get back to full match fitness and look to sterner tests ahead, but it was not the case at the Aviva Stadium for City. The Blues were confident and comfortable, and they look in great shape ahead of the challenge of United next Sunday.
Inter will play the derby the day before for the Italian SuperCup vs AC Milan.


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Button still speeding, Vettel overrated

BUDAPEST - At his 200th Grand Prix, Jenson Button won the Hugarian race, a bit wet as his first win in Formula 1, Hungary 2006.
I had told you: sack Lewis Hamilton. The only great driver is Button, all the others were driving more on the grass as lawnmowers... You can see the great driver when the conditions are difficult (not a case that Senna was great under the rain), and this season Button also won an impossible Canada GP. Today's mixed conditions are even worse. And his strategies are always different and perfect.
As I said time ago, Vettel is so overrated... now you can see he was always winning thanks to the car.
I was happy that Lewis won last week in Germany, but as usual he has no fair play and got a "drivethrough" penalty when he could win and it would have been a double for McLaren.
Now one month of holidays for the drivers, as Beady Eye :).
- 40 days to Monza, can't wait.
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Quadrophenia 3rd video


BRIGHTON - One for a Sunday breakfast ;), video+slideshow dedicated to Noel Gallagher blaming Pretty Green. My bed in the country house at the end, rooarrrrr lol. Strange that Liam hasn't launched anything in his leopard skin yet... maybe he wants to be the only one prettygreener with those shoes. He's the leader, the Ace Face. Stay tuned... ;)
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Noel Gallagher loves the books about the Nazi period

Let's go on with the "top 5", now books. I knew, as Manchester City fans have a Nazi as idol (the German goalkeeper Trautmann), the Gallaghers are two Nazis, lol joking. Also because it seems (but just seems) they hate everyone. Liam with his military clothes, tattoo and Elvis philosophy accused of nazism, Noel with all his opinions about politics against communists, environmentalists, pacifists. The last main Oasis video, "The shock of the lightining" had German iron crosses, that are used in videos and videogames to mean a swastika.

"Elvis and the Memphis mafia" - Allana Nash, Billy Smith, Marty Laker and Lamar Fike

"This is a product of Elvis's childhood friends sitting around and reminiscing on everything from high school in Memphis to Elvis traveling around the fairgrounds and doing the hayrides, through to Vegas and up to his death. He had a pet chimp. They trained it to look up girl' skirts. Then Elvis got bored of the chimp and they put him outside in a cage. The chimp froze to death".

"Agent Zigzag" - Ben Macintyre

"Eddie Chapman is a low-level crook in 30s London he goes to Jersey to rob a hotel, is caught, and gets put in nick just as the Nazis invade. The Nazis discover this guy is an explosives expert, so they train him up and out on a mission to blow up a factory in England. In the end he becomes a double agent and goes back to Germany, dining at the top table with the Nazis, and this is just a shitkicker from South London. I love books about that period. It was only 50, 60 years ago that there was a proper war on".
[Noel, it wasn't 50 years ago, but at least almost 70]. Nazi period even in Noel's favourite films.

"Life" - Keith Richards

"I never bought into the myth of Keith Richards. All right, he's done a bit of gear and written a few tunes. That's what we do, we're fucking rock stars. But I've got to say, after reading this, what an absolute dude. His take on music is incredible. How he's got all his faculties together to remember half the shit is beyond me but he went right up in my estimations. I don't like the way he's always having a go at Mick Jagger though. People do have a pop at Jagger and I don't know why, because he's great. Look at the words to 'Sympathy For The Devil'. That is heavy shit".

"One minute to midnight" - Michael Dobbs

"This is an hour-by-hour account of the 48 hours leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it's staggering. At midnight, nuclear war was going to start. Kennedy woke up the next morning and realised that there were good people on the Russian side as well. The army were pushing Kennedy towards war, and likewise with Khrushchev, and it very nearly happened".

"Shakey" - Jimmy McDonough

"There's a quote in it that changed my life, he's asked why he's been in Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and all these other bands and he replies, "No one band is big enough to hold what I've got." At the time of reading it, I felt like that. In the last few years of Oasis I was only writing half the album, so I put out 15 songs in 10 years. I must have written 60 a year. I kept going back to that quote. Here's this guy that does whatever he wants. No one will ever be like Neil Young.


My top 5 books, briefly:

"Look back in anger" - John Osborne
One from theatre. I wrote a post about this. Full of unforgettable quotes, also about myself :)

"The picture of Dorian Gray" - Oscar Wilde
This one too, full of unforgettable quotes. Also, reminds me of myself "staying young" :).
I like the classics, I would have hundreds to add, also from the theatre of Shakespeare, or "The betrothed" (I promessi sposi), the main Italian love story from Milan and the North of Italy, a story that is in our culture. Very complicated and long book.
I had read them mainly because of school, so when you must read a book, usually you don't like it. It's not as when you read for pleasure.

"The Da Vinci Code" - Dan Brown
Ok many people don't like it, they can say what they want but I really appreciated it. Even if they say there are some wrong, invented things, it's interesting and involving. The evening I finished to read this book, the Pope died.
There are many sarcastic quotes against the french :).
Even Noel read it, a few years ago said he read only 2 "normal" books in his life, by Dan Brown, and the rest about music.

"Nelson, the man who defeated Napoleon" - Terry Coleman
One about my favourite character in history, the English hero. Although suffering from seasickness, he defeated my least favourite character in history, the french thief and criminal. Who also stole so much art especially in the North of Italy.
I chose history, but I'd like to add something from philosophy, by Schopenhauer.

"Getting high: the adventures of Oasis" - Paolo Hewitt
I wrote a post about this. One about music, and it must be this funny one by Paolo of Italian origins.
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Face Off: Noel vs Liam, 20-34

MILAN - As Liam said we should do, I see many people are comparing and taking sides in the Liam vs Noel Gallagher war, it's gonna get worse in the next months... "your eyes are telling lies (dear Noel), so much storm is on the way, but it's so nice" (guess which Oasis song is :) ...it's not by Noel...
All the people close to the situation (including their brother Paul, who was there, I even include myself, 'cause I live for Oasis :) are calling bullshit on Noel's sordid tales. He's a liar. 

Votes from 0 to 10, where 5 is "not enough".

MUSIC 

Liam
The songs he wrote for Oasis are underrated, I love them (I'm outta time, Boy with the blues, Pass me down the wine, etc.)
He was the first one to venture out, creating the new band Beady Eye. The album was well received by critics, and even the worst review said they have something new.
Liam said that a second album will be released in 2012. Meanwhile the band published really good b-sides & covers. They’re “democratic”, every member writes something, and their songs rock. They're doing it.

Vote: 8

Noel
Conversely, Noel typically has been largely inactive (but now he’s speaking too much and saying bullshit) and has only just released a song. But the music is from his own The importance of being idle (that was not really “pure” itself), easy lyrics, also from the Lovin’ Spoonful, name of the band and album from Jefferson Airplane. His “theres-only-God-Jesus-Genius-Noel” fans are impressed, but then you find out they’re 20 years old or even less, so during the 2004 era song where Noel took the single from, they were 13 and probably not listening. Not really impressive for a fan since 1994.
He said he’s releasing another album in 2012 as Liam, but said that both of his albums are not rock music.
More than “democratic”, he’s egocentric. And he didn’t realise it’s years that some of his new songs are on the internet.
Overrated, disappointing.

Vote: (so far) 4


STYLE

Liam
He admitted to have no fashion knowledges but his fashion brand, beginning March 2009 in Milan and officially on my birthday :), won the Menswear of the Year Award after just one year, in 2010. The clothes he wears are always the top. Since the beginning of Oasis, the people imitate his style and hairdos.
Noel: "The thing about Liam and his hairdos is when he gets a new one you think 'That looks absolutely rubbish' then six weeks later everyone on Oxford Street has got one."

Vote: 9

Noel
If Liam has no fashion knowledges, Noel has no fashion sense at all, sometimes he comes out with terrible jackets or shoes and he even said something like "fashion is for gays" (!)
Liam on Noel's sense of style: "Noel's got an old man vibe going on, our kid. Big woolly jumpers and cardigans... Terry Wogan, Val Doonican shit."

Vote: 3


FOOTBALL 

Liam
He surprisingly knows much about football. He likes Balotelli a lot, attended the semi-final won vs Manchester United and the FA Cup final won. There are photos of him with the Cup in a Pretty Green shop. With Beady Eye he recently published Manchester City anthem Blue Moon, and then wearing the new shirt.

Vote: 9

Noel
He often spoke about football on TalkSport radio, and it seems he knows more than Liam, but maybe just because he speaks more, and sometimes says some bullshit. He attended the semi-final vs Man Utd as Liam, but not the final. Big mistake.
He supported the “Back the bid, England 2018” but England lost. Unlucky bugger.
He had to write a song for the World Cup and one for Man City, and to be at City celebrations. Nothing.
Liam about him: he's a poor City fan.

Vote: 5


QUOTES

These brothers are no shrinking violets and have been known to have an opinion or two eh. There are whole books just on the controversial things they have said about everything, They’re often very funny, we've decided to choose only some for each brother in history.
Tabloids and everybody say it’s Liam the Bad but the one often exaggerating is Noel, as when he wished Blur to die from Aids or that Oasis were bigger than Jesus (and Liam always said about things as these: it's Noel saying this shit... 'cause people always accused Liam of saying those).

Liam
about Coldplay and Radiohead: “I don't hate them, I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don't look like they're having a good time.”
"Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher. What's all that with writing messages about Free Trade? If he wants to write things down I'll give him a pen and a pad of paper. Bunch of students."

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

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

On being a sex symbol: “I'm into the girls fancying me, mad for it. Get a bit worried if boys started fancying me. I've got nothing against gays - as long as they don't pinch me on the bum or whatever."

"Birds are all right. They're all pink on the inside. Any bird who's fit is all right, unless she's nicked or ugly and she speaks back to you. If she thinks I'm boss, then thumbs up. Chicks in Japan don't even ask your name, just 'Can I sleep with you tonight?' 'Certainly, my dear'. I like American birds till they open their mouths. Then they annoy me, but if they're fit, they're fit."

"Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."

On going out to gigs: “Fuck that. What’s the point? The bands are all shit, aren’t they? Go out to socialise and have some student stand on your fucking shoes?”
"I live for now, not for what happens after I die. If I die and there's something afterwards, I'm going to hell, not heaven. I mean, the devil's got all the good gear. What's God got?"

“always wear 3 condoms: 2 for your cock, 1 for your head”.

"I don't see how the tabloids could get any worse for me unless they claimed I'd had anal sex with an alien. 'Liam Gallagher was caught last night bending an alien across a pool table and poking his bottom.' What more can they say about me?"

"John Lennon would probably hate us, then again who gives a fuck? He's a Scouser."

"I really despise this new fucking disease of indie fucking shit, fucking student music, the likes of Bloc Party and all that fucking nonsense. They don't keep me awake at night, but it's just shite, and they can fucking have it mate.
The thing is, man, you can make your clothes look like they've been worn in and look as if they've had a bit of character, but underneath you've got to have a fucking wash. Those fuckers wear the clothes all the fucking time and they don't wash, so it's like, 'Where's the fucking bench?'
I've heard plenty of bands that can write a decent enough tune then you see them and I go, 'Thank fuck - they look like shit.' If you look good and you've got the tunes, you're away man."

The “fucking women” (as he calls them :). “We said it from Day One, we were the ones who were real, man. We’re just honest, man, and we’re not a bunch of women.”

"Nice jacket" (embracing me :) and the quotes praising the Milan crowd "the best one".

Vote: 8

Noel
He ignited a feud between Oasis and Blur when he told The Observer that he wanted Blur members Damon Albarn and Alex James to ‘catch AIDS and die’.

He famously nicknamed Robbie Williams the “fat dancer” of Take That.

Among his best quotes, those praising Milan (time ago...) and the Italians, plus about politics: against the environmentalist Greens "fucking hippies" and kidding them, the "fuck me them communists", "fuck Wenger and his socialist football", "a good politician is a rich one", "more police on the streets", etc.

"I could put my professional hat on and I could say that it's really important to come and play for these people for the social aspect of Rock in Rio. Or I could be honest and say it's really fucking cold in England and it's really warm here."

"I'm not sure about this Live8 thing. Correct me if I am wrong, but are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15-minute break at Gleneagles and sees Annie Lennox singing 'Sweet Dreams' and thinks, 'Fuck me, she might have a point there, you know.' It's not going to fucking happen, is it?"

"Liam, of course, who is like a woman who's on a fucking permanent menstrual cycle all the time about everything, he's either way up in the clouds or way down in the gutter."

To U2: "sing One, shut the fuck up about Africa." 

To Liam: "If you're proud of getting thrown off ferries why don't you go and support West Ham and the fuck out of my band and go and be a football hooligan. We're musicians, right."

On Oasis live: “This is rock 'n' roll, not a charity handout. I don’t care who you are, why you’re here, what you expect. If you buy the ticket then you’re going to get the show we put on. And if you don’t like it, you know what you can do.”
And now that you’re not rock’n’roll anymore?

On Kaiser Chiefs 'being wankers': “Well, they are, though. The worst thing about them is that they’re not very good. They play dress-up and sit on top of an apex of meaninglessness. They don’t mean anything to anybody apart from their fucking ugly girlfriends.”

“I still tell people that the Be Here Now album is the best advertisement against taking cocaine. It goes on too long, it's smothered by its self of self-importance - the same as coke users are.”

Reacting to the news that Jay-Z was going to headline Glastonbury 2008, he said: 'I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong.'

“I wouldn’t go out and buy a Bloc Party record ’cos I know it would be shit.”

Vote: 8


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Beady Eye have the balls, Noel falsetto. Win Liam shirt. Fabregas @ AC Milan

MILAN - AC Milan secretly reached an agreement for Cesc Fabregas, official in a few days. Kakà a week later. Balotelli maybe. Man City: Aguero official, Nasri in a few days. Cesc we can. 
Noel Gallagher sings in falsetto... a word recalling the lies he tells. Falsetto is a bit gay, isn't it, lol. Beady Eye have the balls: win a Manchester City shirt by Umbro signed by Liam: click here and spot the ball. 

Not only has Noel Jesus Gallagher the "Godlike fucking genius" copied the name of his band & album "High Flying Birds" from a Jefferson Airplane song. Not only the music of his "new" single is almost a cover of The importance of being idle. The lyrics of The Death of You and Me are a bit similar to Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonful. Usual little bitch.

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21 August: Beady Eye special edition


PARIS - Some days ago you have read my post about the "curse of 21 August" (same 1997 Be Here Now day). On 21 August I'm not buying Noel's boring single but Beady Eye Special Edition: album+dvd with the live from Paris and official videos of the singles
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Record Store Day live and City blues

Former AC Milan Beckham was probably telling him to join Mario's favourite AC Milan. 
Maybe he's a disaster on purpose 'cause he wants to leave? 
3 songs, two from Beady Eye's Record Store Day live. Nutella, Mario Balotelli, Saint Mark church (the first name of Manchester City), Pretty Green and much more. Maybe it's the end of Mario @ City, England would miss him
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egocentric Noel discovers internet and even copied the band's name. Liam: he's a little bitch

LONDON - It's your new album. Noel Gallagher has vowed to join the digital age and learn about modern technology after discovering fans were finishing his half-written songs and posting them online.
The ex Oasis star likes to work on ideas for new tracks during concert soundchecks, and he had no idea onlookers were secretly recording him.
He later found out the bootleg tapes of his embryonic songs had been posted on YouTube - and was stunned to see fans had been completing the tracks for him.
Gallagher tells Mojo magazine, "Some were written on the last (Oasis) tour, when I used to feel them out by getting my acoustic guitar and strumming them after soundcheck, because you sound like Jesus in a big arena [why not God eh?]. A year later someone comes up to me and says: 'Have you got a song called If I Had A Gun?'. (I said) 'Yes... why?' There wasn't even a demo of this.
"Turns out some kids have been taping the soundchecks on mobile phones and posting them up on the internet. I haven't got a computer and I'm completely oblivious to it all, so I check it out and there are kids on YouTube finishing them off! I'm thinking, 'They're covering my songs before I've written them?' I need to keep an eye on this shit."
Talking about embracing t'internet, he said of his new iPad: "I'm now forced to use words and terms I never even knew existed like 'pop up server' and 'RAM' and fucking 'user' this and 'password' that. I've never had to come up with AND REMEMBER so many passwords!
"It's like some super spy shit in WW2, and who decided where to put all the bastard letters on the keypad? Nonsense."

What an idiot. More bullshit from Noel the liar: he said Liam left creepy messages on Sara's and his phone hahaha wish it was true, that's what he deserved. As when "Liam stole things at home"...please.
It must have been some of his fans idolising him till death (of you and me), "Godlike Genius Jesus Noel" and such rubbish.
He added that the best song on the album is The Death Of You And Me... it's gonna be a shite album. I hate that man.
Oh and he said that he took the name of the new band "High Flying Birds" from a Jefferson Airplane song... oh this is new, Noel Gallagher copying something, what a godlike genius.


so true
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Liam is the Good, Noel the Bad

GORGONZOLA - ...and here is a better version of my previous video, with the original instrumental and cowboy Liam. As in the film, when the music is over...fire!
Noel said Liam is as bad as anyone else in the world. Tabloids and everybody think the Bad is Liam and the Good is Noel. Not really... Liam acts as the bad one to "protect" himself, you know what I mean, 'cause he's the good one... Noel is deeply bad. 

If you met Noel, you probably noticed that he's not kind with fans, while Liam is so nice and accepts everything. Next mission in August: giving him his favourite "Zola" Gorgonzola cheese from Milan as gift. As it stinks, we'll probably have some cats following us ^_^
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Noel picks his favourite 5 films

HOLLYWOOD MILANO :) - Do you remember the 1995 (Oasis top era) book (then film) by Nick Hornby, "High fidelity", with the characters always picking their "5 favourites".
Noel picked the 5 cinematic experiences that blew his mind, and then books and music that define the man (I will post more about a series of top 5).
Books?! wasn't he proud to be "ignorant" and to have read only 2 books (by Dan Brown) in his life? (plus many music books).
Noel "God" Gallagher said once again that he "HONESTLY hasn't heard Beady Eye"... so don't speak about the songs please but look at your "new" single from the 2004 era. Yeah that song, so boring just after 1 day.
These are the films, and the reason Noel picked them.

"The good the bad and the ugly" (1966, the film that Oasis were watching on the first album Definitely Maybe, spaghetti western by Sergio Leone, music by Ennio Morricone, inspiring melodies to Noel, especially in the "2004 era"... and today)

"There's a great scene when Clint Eastwood's character leaves Tuco (Eli Wallach), the little guy to die in the desert. Tuco gets a gun and follows him through the desert, picking up his cigar stubs to keep track. It's epic, brilliantly written, the story is great, and they all end up in a graveyard in a three-way shoot off. It looks good as well, Clint Eastwood wears three outfits in the entire film and I'd were them all. I'd save the poncho for Glastonbury".



video I made with an orchestra playing Masterplan and images from the film.
"All we know is that we don't know how its gonna be" :)
The 2nd part of the central part is too joyful. The tension, the rest is ok. I'll try again :), using the original instrumental

Pulp fiction (1994)

"There are so many great moments of great dialogue in that film. The sign of great art is what happens afterwards, and this film changed everything. Even the black suit and the black tie look came back in, and before that only waiters wore it. The beginning is the end, but you don't realise at first".

Star wars (1977)

"Not the silly edition with the fucking dinosaurs in it, the original. I was ten when this came out, and I still believe that galaxy is going on somewhere, a long, long time ago and far, far away. And even now it looks state of the art. You know it's a big guy from Cornwall in a furry gorilla suit, but it doesn't really matter. It deals with the most basic premise of good vs evil and someone got to rescue the girl, but you've got to admire someone with the vision to invent an entire language. It blew my mind, and I can't wait for it to blow my son's mind. Then I'll be able to say to him "wait until you find out who his Luke Skywalker's Dad is". That will bend his head. Fuck Blade Runner. Blade Runner is Radiohead. Star Wars is Oasis."

The Rutles: all you need is cash (1978)

You can't go on tour without The Rutles. The Beatles story is fantastic because Neil Innes took the piss out of it. It's the British Spinal Tap, and the songs Ouch! I Must Be In Love, Cheese And Onions - are all fucking great".

Downfall (2004)

"This is the story of the last days of Hilter, and I love the black nihilism of it all. They're all staying to the bitter end, and it is the end of their world. We've been in the end of relationships, the end of tours, and the end of bands. But they know this is the end of their entire way of life and they're all going to die. They are dead. Best of all is the YouTube parody in which Hitler's going mad because Oasis have split up and he had tickets to the concert."

I'm not a huge fan of cinema, but here are my top 5 films (I've already wrote some posts about almost all of them)

1) I'd pick everything by Hitchcock. So many, but if I have to choose one, let's say Rear window

2) Quadrophenia

3) Blow up (by Michelangelo Antonioni)

4) Zabriskie Point (by Antonioni)

5) As fifth... difficult, so I choose 5 other films :). I'd pick Pulp Fiction as Noel, but he chose that, so I don't :).
Cast away, La dolce vita (by Federico Fellini), Fight Club, Almost famous... or maybe some spaghetti western. I also like very much Contact and that funny Coming to America.
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Beckham defends Balotelli: he thought it was offside

LOS ANGELES - Back from the USA, some City players are against Mario and so Mancini gave him his car (with driver, Mancini wouldn't let him drive :) to separate Mario from the team on the bus. The transfer to AC Milan is closer.

David Beckham has told Manchester City bad boy Mario Balotelli: Just stick the ball in the net from now on.
Balotelli, 20, was hauled off by boss Roberto Mancini after stunning his team-mates with his showboating antics during a pre-season friendly against LA Galaxy.
The controversial Italian was off target with an outrageous back-heel after racing clean through on goal.
His elaborate strike enraged Mancini and Balotelli's claim that he believed he was offside fell on deaf ears with his manager.
Beckham has sympathy for the young stiker but insists he would be wise to tuck the ball away no matter what in the future.
Galaxy midfielder Becks said: "I've watched it back and, from his mannerisms, I believe he thought he was offside.
"In defence of Mario, I genuinely believe he thought it was offside. But it doesn't matter whether you think it was offside or not.
"There are a lot of young kids watching these teams and great players who come out here.
"You have to be professional and score the goal, regardless of whether or not it counts.
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the last of a dying breed


SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO - The dawn this morning at 6:10am. Enough of people blind-idolising Noel around. In an old room we found some radios of my gradma from the '50s. Appropriate for Beady Eye's Bring the light '50s piano sound
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the USA defend Balotelli: he makes football fun

LOS ANGELES - It's never boring with them: I totally love characters as Liam Gallagher and Mario Balotelli, they're quite similar (they don't give a shit, lol) and all the people are SO JEALOUS about them. It's their victory. Just read the comments around the websites, full of insults. And it's always said they still have to grow up (stay young and invincible!!), but I think it's someone else who needs to grow up, tabloids telling lies and people insulting. They're biased so whatever Mario does, it's wrong.
I noticed the American press defended Mario, good. He clearly thought to be in offside and his gesture clearly wasn't to kid the people. Besides, it was just a friendly match. But for the tabloids it's so much better to build a scandal. If it was that idiot called Cristiano Ronaldo doing that, everybody would have gone: oh he tried a magic trick!
But, the argument Mario had with Mancini, makes him closer to a transfer to his favourite team AC Milan.

It took just a few seconds for Mario Balotelli's latest bizarre act to go viral. He swiftly trended on Twitter as links to the now-famous video clip peppered timelines across the globe. I duly clicked, watched, chortled. Then Tweeted on it myself. But when the dust had settled, though, there appeared to be quite the animosity towards the Manchester City striker for his actions. Why?
In a friendly match against LA Galaxy on Sunday, Balotelli, signed from Inter Milan for £24 million last summer, found himself clean through on goal, his side leading 1-0 after he had scored from the penalty spot. But, instead of putting his laces through the chance, he opted for an audacious pirouette, before backheeling the ball a few yards wide of the target. His team-mate, Edin Dzeko, who lurked just to his right, threw his arms up in disgust; City boss Roberto Mancini, meanwhile, got angry.
A bronzed Mancini pointed immediately in Balotelli's direction before waving a left hand at substitute James Milner. Minutes later, Balotelli trudged off, Milner replacing him. A verbal exchange then took place between Mancini and his Italian compatriot, with the latter seemingly indicating that he thought he was offside, hence the languid skill. Then, petulantly, he turned his back on his coach, strutting towards the bench whilst uttering under his breath. Mancini half-heartedly stalked him. A textbook throwing of a bottle then followed by Balotelli.
I am not defending 20-year-old Balotelli's reaction, he behaved like a brat and such a strop sends a poor message to the children watching. But doesn't Mancini, who worked with the attacker at Inter, know Balotelli well enough to anticipate he would have responded in such a way to being hooked? It may have got Mancini's goat, but why not wait until the interval to replace him, therefore quelling the media furore that would inevitably follow? Instead of talking about Uruguay's Copa America final win - a record-breaking 15th South American title - the footballing masses were chatting all things 'Super Mario' on Sunday evening. Then, of course, Mancini's press conference was dominated by it.
Speaking after the game, which City eventually won 7-6 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time, Mancini said: "I hope this is a lesson for him. In football you always need to be professional, always serious and in this moment he wasn't professional. If you are serious, you can play 90 minutes. If not, you can come and sit by me on the bench. Mario is young, I want to help him and that is the end of it. To take him off after 30 minutes is enough punishment. It won't have been easy for him but it has to be a lesson."
But serious is dull. Let us remember that City were criticised last season for at times being uninspiring. Ironing out this type of expression is not beneficial to the game, nor the supporter. Football needs its characters, and Balotelli is a mighty one. Petulance should be rid from football, but the dare to be daring must stay. The innovators, the characters, the expressive - they make football what it is: fun.
Imagine if the effort had gone in, then Mancini would have been in quite the pickle. One chap Tweeted: "It is certainly an insult that he tried it. Very disgraceful and distasteful. Good for Mancini taking him out." This I can't comprehend, yet it seems the majority view.
During a period when the lead story is usually some quotes from a player's agent telling us all the top clubs in the world want him, Balotelli's act was a comforting reminder of the sport's ability to entertain.
But the lasting concern from the incident is the message that hauling off of a player who attempted something different sends to youngsters. Punishment for experimentation produces a fear of failure. This has been England's problem for goodness knows how many years. If this was globally engrained we wouldn't have the Blanco 'bunny hop', Johan Cruyff's copyrighted turn or that daft seal dribble Kerlon does.
Ultimately, we should make consider whether his spin really was "disgraceful" or "insulting". He didn't flick a V-sign at the crowd, or spit in an opponent's face. He just did something a little bit different. And that is what Mario Balotelli is all about.
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Noel copying himself after copying everybody

mwahahahaha what the fuck is this?!?! ahahaha the album! ah! please! rubbish-colour. Horrible.
Noel Gallagher covering Oasis. I've just heard his new song (or if I was Noel the liar I would say: I didn't hear...and then I'd speak about it), people saying "better than the entire Beady Eye album"... this would be the WORST song on Beady Eye album. Noel Gallagher now copying himself, after having copied everybody. Too similar to "The importance of being idle". It's normal from one so full of himself. People-apostles of Jesus God Noel, always blinded, now maybe blinded by the girls on the video? Wankers.
They're forcing themelves to like it... Wow this is massive, huge, mega, class, been waiting years for it, gonna change the history of music... LOL JOKING. And, the cover image, the "artwork" (could it be called art?) is the ugliest I've ever seen in the history of music.
It's such a pity 'cause he was touching something we always liked: the legendary West, spaghetti western films by Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone music, it was all on Oasis first album artwork as well, and inspiring him songs in 2004.
Not soaking but sucking. I'm not going to spend 1 quid for it. Oh and the egocentric "I'm watching my TV, or is it watching me?" weren't words but lyrics from the song... getting deep eh? Liam was the one unable to write songs eh... on the contrary this one looks like a childish text, easy rhymes. And the matter gets gloomy, I knew it.
I don't care if Liam will like it or not, I don't idolise as those fans do, I just dislike it.
Now do me a favour: listen to the song 1,000 times asNoel's fans are doing, so you'll get sick of it.
It won't be difficult, as the song is already boring as fuck.
More about it soon.
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LA Galaxy-Manchester City, Balotelli show

LOS ANGELES - He's always the protagonist. Scored the goal and then had to go out.
Furious Roberto Mancini hauled off Mario Balotelli for an outrageous bit of showboating.
The Italian bad boy had already put City ahead with a cheekily taken penalty.
But he then wasted an easy chance to double the visitors' lead, as he was sent clean through by David Silva on the half-hour.
Instead of applying a simple finish, he tried an extravagant pirouette and backheel and saw his weak effort dribble wide of a post.
It drew loud boos from the home crowd and clearly annoyed Mancini, who immediately told sub James Milner to take over.
The pair exchanged angry words when Balotelli made his way off, with the 20-year-old apparently claiming he thought he was offside.
Mancini said: "I hope this is a lesson for him
In football you always need to be professional, always serious, and he wasn't.
"He needs to understand his behaviour has to be good in every game, not just in a semi-final or final."
Overall, it suggests this could be another eventful season for the former Inter Milan star, who joined City for £23million last summer and regularly found himself in bother.
Yet early in the game he had looked in the mood to make some headlines of the right kind as City got off to a bright start.
Micah Richards was felled by Bryan Jordan in the box and Balotelli sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Then he let himself down again, with local commentators suggesting he had lacked respect for Galaxy and the event.
David Beckham had been subbed by the time Galaxy levelled with a dipping volley from sub Mike Magee early in the second half.
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart saved two spot-kicks in the shoot-out to decide the match before blasting in the winner himself as City edged it 7-6.

LA Galaxy-Manchester City 6-7 (1-1, goals: Balotelli, Magee)
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Beady Eye in Firenze bootleg +Noel's fans blinded by what they idolise


FLORENCE - Audio not dvd, download: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 (email me for the password). 
Oh and about the "Noel doesn't even know that Beady Eye singles are vinyls..." etc., I was ironic, he surely knows everything. He's just a smart liar, says he does't listen then he suddenly knows everything, etc. He feigned to be shocked and sorry about Beady Eye's "failure" (he's just happy) 'cause he wants to appear as a hero. And he blamed Liam, Andy, Pretty Green, everyone, even my cat. While on the contrary Liam took his part of blame. Not to say that I'm a liar 'cause I'm Gemini (and Liam is a terrible Virgo, could be much worse), but Noel is Gemini too and he's got a sort of double personality...
I'm shocked when I read around the typical Noel's fans (who don't seem to know much about him, they're just "blinded by what the idolise"...) writing nonsense as: "beady eye ROCKING?????? for god sake.... liam is a brainless monkey. like you. The guy its almost 40 !!!!!!!!! need to grown up NOW.. OASIS IS DEAD monkey boy"... even in anonymous comments when they don't know anything of the other people speaking, so the "like you", "monkey boy", etc. make even less sense.
You're clearly 100% jealous. Noel said he's not doing rock. Just accept it. Hard to accept it for people thinking he's God, the voice, the brains, the everything.
The guy "its" 44 !!!!!!!!! HE's the one who needs to grow up NOW, 'cause lies are told by children.
Oasis are Beady Eye, brainless monkey.


Beatles or Stones? for the gloomy music there's Noel eh eh

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Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), Oasis cover video

LONDON - Fred Perry fashion range launch, secret gig 10/2010, Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger cover. 
with Paul Weller, respect for a great voice
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Beady Eye World Cafe session + Andy's 2 deejay sets

LONDON - At Buddha studios, download it here (4 songs+interview). And here are 2 other deejay sets: 


"I'm coming up!"
The collection of tunes is designed to be played loud before a night out 

The Pretty Things 'All Light Up'
Bo Diddley 'Elephant Man'
The Velvet Underground 'I'm Beginning To See The Light'
The Beatles 'The Word'
Maps 'You Don't Know Her Name'
Broadcast 'Pendulum'
Sarah Webster Fabio 'Work It Out'
J Dilla 'Light My Fire'
Steely Dan 'Do It Again'
Yamasuki 'Yama Yama'
The Five Gentlemen 'Dis-Nous Dylan'
Fat Mattress 'How Can I Live?'
Beastie Boys 'Non Stop Disco Powerpack'
Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'
Rolling Stones 'Sympathy For the Devil'
Sebastien Tellier 'La Ritournelle'

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"Drifting"
Andy has told us he's particularly pleased with this mix and describes it as 'Morning-after music'.

Simon and Garfunkel 'Scarborough Fair'
Dion 'Purple Haze'
Nick Drake 'At The Chime Of A City Clock'
Tim Hardin 'Misty Roses'
Tommy Graham 'Sahajiya'
David Crosby 'Laughing'
Richie Havens 'Follow'
Scott Walker 'Duchess'
Karen Dalton 'How Did The Feeling Feel To You?'
Judee Sill 'Crayon Angels'
Vashti Bunyan 'Winter Is Blue'
The Rolling Stones 'Play With Fire'
The Chocolate Watchband 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue'
Tim Buckley 'Buzzin Fly'
Patti Smith 'Hey Joe (Intro)'
Ryan Adams 'Amy'
Love 'The Red Telephone'
Jimi Hendrix 'Drifting'
Fleetwood Mac 'Albatross'

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Liam about City

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magic spells standing the test of time


GRAZZANO VISCONTI - A medieval town "standing the test of time" :). Another "40 minute ride, you drive it and I spend it looking out my window", "standing at the deep blue sky, and you say the driver, just drive" :). At 0:55 the same pattern & colours of "Three ring circus" :), "incantesimi" means "magic spells" and the Italian flag worn by Liam @ Milan gig, "like an Italian lover", lol. The village is called Grazzano Visconti (with a castle), the "food's the bollocks" :). The river is Po, the longest in Italy.
The photo with UK-Sweden-Belgium-Italy flags is outside a new swimming pool here (they're thermal baths, a spa). Stop @ Great Britain :). On the other side there are Germany-france lol-Spain-Holland flags
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egocentric priest Noel playing in a church



LONDON - Photo: flashing tits, lol. Song: welcome depression. Noel Gallagher: ‎'...I'm watching my TV (or is it watching me???)...'
Stop being egocentric, you're not God. Websites supporting him are even saying "he's still friends with Beady Eye"... with HALF Beady Eye, Liam is quite important eh, and Andy can't stand Noel.
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Noel the liar blasts Andy over Oasis bust-up

LONDON - Photo: Andy Bell (Noel would say: Fucking Bell, lol) with his new partner. Looks like lake Como eh? :)
Here's more bullshit from the liar, accusing everyone and everything, Pretty Green, Liam, Andy, not himself, of course. Honest people sometimes blame themselves even when they're not guilty... Liam took his part of blame.
I bet that if Andy said something and put himself among the brothers, he would have been told to mind his own business, so he's always wrong, according to Noel.
Noel Gallagher has taken aim at his former Oasis bandmate Andy Bell, accusing him of failing to intervene in the backstage bust-up that ended the group.
The Wonderwall hitmakers split in 2009 after Gallagher and his singer brother Liam had a furious argument minutes before taking the stage at a gig in Paris, france.
Earlier this month, guitarist Noel spoke out to blame Liam for the feud, insisting he sparked the bust-up by asking to advertise his fashion line Pretty Green in Oasis tour programmes.
Noel has now rounded on bassist Bell and accused him of sitting silently as the argument with his brother spiralled out of control.
He tells Nme magazine, "Well, he sat in the fucking room in Paris that night, didn't say a fucking word. I was like, 'You know what? I haven't got time for people like that.' I've got nothing against him, he's a fucking lovely guy, and great to be in a band with, but really, when it came down to it, he didn't chirp up.
"I'm like, 'Fucking hell, you sit there saying nothing while the band implodes around you.' But good luck to 'em all, you know? Seriously. Good luck to 'em."
We "don't believe the truth" anymore.

Noel Gallagher is not unfamiliar with The Royle Family - his classic track Half The World Away was the soundtrack to the hit show.
But the ex-Oasis star has been brushing shoulders with genuine blue blood - the king of Tonga.
Noel was staying in the plush W Hotel in Los Angeles while working on his debut solo album, High Flying Birds, with producer Dave Sardy.
Only two people were staying on his floor in the five-star gaff - him and King George Tupou V.
A source said: "Noel was baffled by men in suits with ear pieces keeping an eye on things along his corridor.
"It was only later in the trip that he realised what was going on when room service was taking so long to arrive.
"It turned out it was being checked out before arriving at his door. He was laughing with the lads in the studio about it being like a scene from Coming To America in the room next door."
It's just as well Noel was out there working. You wouldn't want to accidentally stumble into the wrong door and have a Tongan heavy jump on you after a night on the ale.
And Big George isn't to be messed with - he's a bright man with military training.
The king studied at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He also had a spell at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surrey.
Tonga is made up of 176 islands in the South Pacific. The king should have offered Noel a week's holiday on one for an early listen to the new album.
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5 summer songs 2011



MOON - Miles Kane feat. Noel Gallagher "My fantasy" (I know Miles not with Agyness anymore...she would say "yea" :), Beady Eye "In the bubble with a bullet", Glasvegas "The world is yours", The Relays "Under different stars", Beady Eye "Blue Moon" (complete, fading)
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Beady Eye @ Melt festival bootleg and jealous fans

GRÄFENHAINICHEN - Liam singing good. Listen to Sons of the Stage, great ending. Download part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 . Usual rules: selling is forbidden. 



I've heard Noel's fans saying that Beady Eye are shite and they "don't rock"... ah! jealous as fuck. It's because Noel said he's not doing rock in the new albums, so they're having inferiority complexes. 
And if you look around internet, all the websites, also non-Oasis, support Noel in a ridiculous way, as if (only) what he says is Gospel. It's clear that people who only see "God Noel" and attack Liam, they're jealous and stuck in an old idea where Noel does everything, which is unreal.
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Noel Gallagher the liar doesn't even know that Beady Eye singles don't exist, they're vinyls. The curse of 21 August

LONDON - Does Noel Gallagher know something called "vinyl"? He doesn't even know that Beady Eye singles don't exist, they are vinyl discs (if you find a Beady Eye single on cd, you could be quite rich... 'cause there isn't). The first ones were even "limited edition" vinyls. And I noticed almost nobody has an LP player (I have). Only collectors buy them. So of course they reach chart positions as the 30th for The Roller. A mistake made by many websites talking shit about Beady Eye. The people listen to Beady Eye through internet (Noel doesn't want), and bought enough albums: 3rd in UK (Adele was quite impossible to beat, for a new band as Liam's), 1st in Japan, and for a short period they had their album 1st in the world chart ('cause in countries as in South America they're very popular).
"I thought it would do what Oasis singles do." ...Oasis singles were on cd, you fucking ignorant (he's proud to be ignorant, so it's not an offence). I hate him now, he must have a great album or I'll hate him even more.
Then, who says that if a song is at the top of the charts, it's great music? I know a lot of rubbish that was 1st.
I think as Liam: Noel does everything on purpose, he says he's sorry (of course he's not) about Beady Eye "failure", and so it will be difficult for him (of course it won't be). If you don't want to call him "liar", "smart as a fox" could be appropriate. But we're not stupid...

I was ironic, he surely knows everything. He's just a liar, says he does't listen then he suddenly knows everything.
More bullshit from Noel: his "a born liar" even appears on the official site! what a style. Oh but Noel is the kind one eh, not arrogant at all, according to his there-is-only-God-Noel fans. He accused Liam of filling Beady Eye's album with leftover Oasis songs. Right, on the contrary Noel uses discarded Oasis songs of 10 years ago.

A few days ago Noel said that he didn't listen to Beady Eye, now he suddenly knows everything about every song... who's the liar?

Now Noel "goes cinematic"...perfect, I hate cinema, lol. He confirmed the release of the single on August 21st... I even hate that day, lol, because it reminds me of 21 August 1997, when the controversial Be Here Now came out - there was a big sign "21 August" and the single Stand By Me was going to be published with Going Nowhere (on a train) as one of the b-sides, naming Jaguar car - and 21 August 1997 was the last day I saw, taking a train, my first girlfriend, that blonde one with an English Jaguar, going: "when a new band comes out, you'll forget Oasis"...sure (all coincidences of life :). Now release of High Flying Birds first ever single - The Death Of You And Me ... sorry but we already have more than one "song of the summer", by Beady Eye.
1997 was the summer of Stay Young, now there's another happy tune, Bubblez :).
You know about the curses of Oasis albums images and how they ended, maybe this 21 August is the end of this curse?

trailer, spaghetti western
Noel: "the saying is that if you don't leave a place it will be the death of you. The song is about people escaping the surroundings they are in, it's not about me and Liam."
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Beady Eye stadium and videogame


MANCHESTER - With the song by Beady Eye and Liam Gallagher @ City stadium. It's starting to feel like Blue Moon on here, but here's another story about Manchester City.
The club has teamed up with the sports video game company, Electronic Arts Inc., as its new partner.
The deal was announced at EA’s campus in British Columbia as part of City’s summer tour activity in Canada and is unprecedented in both its scale and scope within the computer game industry.
As part of the agreement, dedicated MCFC virtual content will be distributed through the club and EA SPORTS’ digital channels, including MCFC match simulations prior to the fixtures and unique visuals of the City stars in action.
For the first time in the studio's history, it has created a virtual kit launch which means supporters can now watch the team play in the new home kit and score a goal for the very first time this season.
The video, which is currently one of the first FIFA 12 gameplay edits available, was designed especially for City , showcasing the club’s stars and plugging the UK release of FIFA12, which happens on the 30th September 2011.
EA SPORTS will also be investing in dedicated experiential gaming areas, in around the Etihad Stadium, City Square and the family zone within the concourse.
Nick Harford, football business lead at EA SPORTS, said: “We are delighted to be entering into a dynamic new partnership with Manchester City. Through this agreement, EA SPORTS will invest in the creation of bespoke content and experiences that bring Manchester City fans across the globe closer to the team they love.”
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boycott Noel Gallagher

LONDON - Also the single's cover image leaked (can you see the Hollywood stars?).
More about the bullshit said by the "overrated shitbag making music for retired people sleeping with their ex wives". I didn't even want to post anything about him. New NME, Noel: "Liam is a born liar, whatever he says is bullshit...". "Noel Gallagher expresses his surprise at Beady Eye’s lack of genuine success"... ah! said by one who's got HALF of the fans! Beady Eye: 152,000 Facebook fans in a few months. Noel: 87,000 in years. Says a lot. "I won't give free music, and that's an end of it". Yes, welcome to internet: it will leak in a few weeks and that's an end of it. When his sad non-rock albums will leak, I post them everywhere. Now 4 "new" songs out of 10.. I'll post them regularly around, so by October the people will get sick of them :). Boycott Noel Gallaga, Liam the only legend.

Fansites have been posting artwork for the track, which will apparently feature 'The Good Rebel' as its b-side.
"People kept coming to the gigs, but stopped listening [to Oasis... why.. are they listening to Beady Eye now?]. It's like if I was sat here today, doing a press conference for a new Oasis album... well I wouldn't be doing a press conference, would I. It'd be like, 'Oh Oasis have a new album out, so what,' That's just the way it is when you go on for so long. Does anyone care for a new Rolling Stones album? They go and see 'em, don't they."

Did anyone stop listening to Oasis? Nobody. I do always listen to Oasis. And, Beady Eye are Oasis.

Noel Gallagher doesn't think he will play at the same size venues as a solo artist, as he did with Oasis. Of course, you've got half the fans of Beady Eye and would you play stadiums?
"I don't see me ever being able to stand on stage in a stadium, like a jobbing fucking minstrel with an acoustic guitar, and pull it off in a hour and a half. I just don't I've got that in me. Band's have got more power than fucking jobbing songwriters. Who was the last solo artist to play Wembley Stadium? George Michael.
I don't ever see me playing stadiums. I don't think the demand will be there. I could probably do an arena in Manchester. Probably. But I don't know. I'm just going to see how it goes. it's a nice position to be in, and I've not been in this position since Definitely Maybe, where it's just like, 'Well put this album out, don't know what's going to happen.' Whereas in Oasis, you know what's going to happen. And that's great, but anything is possible and I'm not setting any limits on it. But I can safely say. it won't be anyway approaching being as big as Oasis were. Never".

brand new song, lol joking it's from 2001, always discarded, published October 2011, wow
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Kate Holmes: I can't compete with Pretty Green but I want to create some kinky fashions

GLASGOW - The wife of legendary Scots music guru Alan McGee has swapped record labels for fashion labels by launching a clothing line with a kinky twist.
Former indie star Kate Holmes has created Client - named after her band of the same name - and runs the brand from the secluded mansion she shares with the former Creation records boss, in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.
The 40-year-old hopes women and men will get a kick out of the outfits - inspired by 1940s workwear - that have already won over the likes of underwear model Pixie Geldof and movie star Rhys Ifans.
It's clearly been a long-term passion - as some of the clothes look very similar to those she wore in Client during the 90s.
Describing the new line, she explained: "I am trying to bring workwear into playwear so that what you wear to work you can also wear out that evening. You can work in a bank and wear my Stalin Secretary office dress that is sexy despite looking quite straight.
"It has a little split in red and underneath you can wear your stockings and feel a little kinky at work. That is an area of clothing people have forgotten about. It is fetishistic in a normal way.
"I hope staff in banks wear my clothes, as well as people who work in galleries. It's not just aimed at trendies in London. Anybody can wear them up to size 16."
Kate and McGee fell in love in 1994, after he saw her band Frazier Chorus on TV and asked his label publicist to set up a blind date.
"When he came out of his rehab, he saw me on telly and asked if the press officer would sort out a blind date," Kate recalled."He took me to an art gallery, chatted about paintings and I thought, 'Oh my God. He's really interesting'. It was just after the first Oasis album, before they got big, and I thought Alan was really gentle and generous and fascinating."
The couple became inseparable and found themselves at the heart of a Britpop revolution deemed so influential that, in 1997, newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair invited Kate and Alan for cocktails at 10 Downing Street.
"We went to the cocktail party at No10. It was really funny. I got so drunk on champagne because I don't drink very much," Kate admitted.
"I was in a band called Sirens at the time and I had this Groove Rider remix. I was trying to talk to Tony Blair about drum and bass music. He looked at me and I stuffed the CD in his hand [this one seems me with Liam lol - Marco]. I think he thought I was bonkers but was too polite to say, 'Get that woman out of my face'.
"I was so drunk, I ended up going to dinner with Damien Hirst and Keith Allen. It was mad. But we were on the periphery because Alan had been in rehab and couldn't go back into that."
Aware that she is following in the footsteps of Liam Gallagher, who has established his Pretty Green line of fashion, Kate said: "I can't compete with Liam. I am just a baby compared to him because he has his shops and everything.
"It is interesting that so many rock people are getting into clothes. Liam has done really well.
"For Oasis fans who like that look, the clothes are well made and Pretty Green is well marketed. I say to him, congratulations. But I don't move in the same circles as the Gallaghers.
"Noel is still in touch with Alan. They text each other."
Kate, who was wedded to Alan in 1998, added: "My clothes are all a bit vintage. It is what you would wear if you were Kraftwerk, but you were a woman.
"You might wear a dress called Madam Mao that from the front looks like something Chairman Mao would wear, but at the back there is a zip that goes right over your bum that I'm sure your boss would love to rip the zip down and bend you over the photocopier.
"The clothes have an edge to them but they aren't showing off your breasts or your bum because it is what you don't see that makes it sexy. I have a Remade line as well, which is vintage and sustainable "My favourite era in the world is the forties. I loved the clothes and everything. I have vintage nurse outfits that are beautiful - You could wear them to work."
Kate is determined to make sure all her clothes are of the highest quality. She has refused to have the outfits made in Chinese or East European sweat shops, opting instead for British manufacturers.
"I am just now launching properly after working on the Client fashion line for three years," she explained.
"The production has been a nightmare and I want to keep everything in Britain from now on. I have seen the factories in Shanghai with my own eyes, but I think we should make the clothes here where factories are competing hard with these places where a dress costs £2 and people are not being paid a decent wage. At least in Britain, it is not being made in a sweat shop."
She added: "People look at me and say I am bonkers to think about starting this during a recession but Alan started Creation during a recession. Alan was king of Britpop.
"He is retired and does what he wants. I admire him for that. He has an amazing legacy. But I have something to prove for myself. If I could sell them online and break even I'd be really happy because money from the band Client has gone straight back into it.
"Pixie Geldof likes the jackets and has the T-shirts. Rhys Ifans wore my jacket in Hollywood every day. I ask friends to wear it but it's hard as people like Pixie get given Dolce & Gabbana every day.
"But Alan has one style. He loves his Paul Smith coats and hats he gets from Piccadilly and his Gucci shoes. He buys shoes every three years. He is frugal with his clothes. He buys good quality and it lasts for ages."
Check out the Client line at clientlondon.com

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today's activity: bubbles


SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO - Song of the Summer.
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song of the summer 2011

SAINT COLUMBAN-UPON-LAMBRO - Of course blue ice, and Pattie Boyd hat :). Proper country song for the countryside. Do you remember, the bubbles were in that video of mine inside the Football English pub when AC Milan was about to win the league. Gem: "The rolla is that friend who’s bulletproof and invincible, he can sort you out". 

lyrics: 
Waking up in dreamland, rolling out the bed 
cannot take anymore, if I had any left 
mindless conversation, there's nothing just quite like 
 first thing in the morning, 'bout what we did last night 
well we was looking for trouble, in our bubble, me and you! 
Burning up on re-entry, where you send me I'm bulletproof 
do what we wanna do!
You make a contribution, to where you're supposed to be 
if it's not you then it's not me... 
We do what we want! oh yeah
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AC Milan for Fabregas: “I love San Siro"

MILAN - “San Siro stadium is magic, I fell in love with it. It seduced me, it’s massive and extraordinary”. Words of love said by the Spanish midfielder some time ago about the “Scala football theatre”.
Barcelona just bought Sanchez from Italian Udinese, they don't have so much money to spend now for other big players. Arsenal’s ridiculous french manager Wenger (the other day he got angry with Mancini ‘cause Roberto spoke about Nasri, he even said it’s forbidden in football rules!) he can't stand Barcelona, he argued (oh this is new) with them some time ago, he won't give them Fabregas. The mistake made by Barcelona was not speaking directly to Arsenal, that's what Milan is doing... If he moves, it'll be AC Milan. It would be quite a miracle by Milan chief Galliani, not only for the huge price (Milan would also give them back the french Flamini, too aggressive player) but also because Fabregas would like to join his former team Barcelona where he grew as a player. Manchester City's also interested. Of course he wants to go away from a team as Arsenal never winning anything. AC Milan and Arsenal have the sponsor Fly Emirates in common and this would help the transfer.

“Fuck Wenger and his socialist football”. 
(Noel Gallagher)
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Beady Eye @ Hultsfred festival

HULTSFRED - In Sweden. Something new: rain :)
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rain to sunshine, Beady Eye rock

BERN — From Heidi: rain turned to sunshine on the last afternoon of the Gurten Festival Sunday, as Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye’s hard-rocking front man, charged through songs from their new album.
Former Oasis frontman Gallagher and his band took advantage of the timely change in weather, lifting the packed crowd with Four Letter Word, Beatles and Stones then rattled off Millionaire and The Roller — their updates on classic British rock.
The audience sang along, and band camarderie was strong — drummer Chris Sharrock threw a drumstick high in the air, and caught it without missing a beat on Three Ring Circus, and similar antics from guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell — all former Oasis members — helped lift the crowd.
The brothers’ well-known antics and rivalry finally broke up the band, but at one time Oasis considered itself — and perhaps was — the biggest in the world.
But no one yelled for an Oasis’ song Sunday, and there was a sense in the crowd that maybe they were seeing the beginnings of another great British band.
“You’re beautiful!” Gallagher told an enthusiastic sea of faces, just before their last song in their hourlong set.
The four-day Gurten Festival, atop the hilltop of the Gurten overlooking the Swiss capital and the Bernese Alps, began Thursday and ended Sunday. A small train takes festival-goers up and down the hill, and attracts thousands of music lovers each year.
This year’s festival also featured the Arctic Monkeys, who played later Sunday, Jamiroquai, Kasabian and dozens of other popular bands. More about it soon. Beady Eye are now "on holidays" for 1 month, ready to come to Italy.


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Brian: Coldplay are shite, fuck off :)

CARDIFF - So he thinks the same as me, Alan McGee and Liam Gallagher :). Not Noel, eh eh. Some of the things in this interview here were already said, but it's always nice to read them.
With Brian I used to speak in Spanish language :), he was learning quite well. 

With a back catalogue that stands up to anyone’s in the history of cover art and a roll call of bands including Oasis, the Super Furry Animals, The Verve, Suede and the Ruthless Rap Assassins, Brian Cannon the founder of legendary design label, Microdot Creative, is one of the finest creative minds of the past 20 years. He’s also a fucking riot.
Interviews can be a pain in the arse, but when I got the choice to either go to Noel Gallagher’s press conference last Wednesday and listen to entertainment journalists and tabloid hacks ask the same old questions, or interview Brian on the blower from Wigan, there was only one choice.
As a 16-year old kid in a shitty Shropshire town, Definitely Maybe kicked the stuffing out of me musically, it ended the dirge of grunge, sent lads everywhere to hairdressers and sports shops and spawned a thousand piss-poor bands under the Britpop moniker, so the chance to interview the bloke who conceptualised the iconic cover was not one to be missed.
Microdot, named after the lighter-flint looking version of LSD that some idiots used to put under their eyelids, is 21 this year and I talked to Brian fresh off a trip to Cardiff to work with various members of the Super Furry Animals who are doing solo projects. We spoke about his new career as a university lecturer, how he’d love to work with the Arctic Monkeys, how any kid with a Mac can now knock out a logo for £75 and why Beyonce was fucking amazing at Glastonbury. That, of course, and the Oasis juggernaut, Coldplay being shite, Noel’s solo projects and how he’s moving with the times…

Meeting Noel Gallagher…

It’s true, I met him because of a pair of trainers. When I graduated in 1988 I moved to London immediately, then I got into house music and was travelling back every Friday afternoon to Manchester to go to the Hacienda. So I thought ‘fuck it,’ if I was there all the time I may as well move there, so I moved back. The scene was just remarkable. So I got an office in an old cotton mill that had been broken up into little business units. Mine was £20 a week and had no windows in it, which is a bit of a drawback if you’re doing visual stuff, but it was cheap as chips. I didn’t have a computer, I had a photocopier and a drawing board and that was it. And I was doing the early Verve stuff, I’d seen this guy knocking around. You take it for granted now that everyone wears adidas and what have you but back then it was a rarity and mainly ex-football hooligans, or current football hooligans for that matter, I’d been into the football for a while and it was exclusive for that group of people.
I was in Rome on holiday with me Mum in 1991 or 92 and I bought these Adidas indoor supers. I’d seen this bloke knocking around the building, but you’d walk around and I’d clock him and he’d clock me, both too cool for school to say hello. Anyway one day I was in the lift and he gets in and I had the trainers on, which you couldn’t get in England. First thing he said to me was ‘where the fuck did you get those trainers from?’ And that’s how we got chatting. He asked me what I did, I told him, he said ‘who’ve you done?’ so I told him I’d done a couple of Verve singles by that point and he said ‘no way, I think they’re really good.’ Then as he got out of the lift he says ‘I’m in a band and when, not if, when we get signed I want you to do the artwork,’ and that were it and he was good to his word.

Seeing Oasis live for the first time…

The first time I saw Oasis, and I think I’ve seen them play something like 70 times, was at the Hop and Grape bar at Manchester Uni, probably holds about 300 people. Noel had been fucking mithering me to come and watch them but you know what it’s like, we’d become friends by this point and if a mate of yours plays in a band your like ‘they’re bound to be shit aren’t they?’ He was cool but I thought they’d be shit, all bands are shit except for a handful over the past 20 years or whatever, and I was worried about what I’d say if they were shit. But I went along and they were amazing. I was with Marcus Russell (manager) and Johnny Marr who Marcus had persuaded to come. It was super early on this and there was no looking back after that, I became the biggest walking advert for Oasis that you had ever seen, people thought I had gone mad. I was just ranting ‘this band are fucking brilliant they’ll be bigger than Led Zeppelin,’ and people were like ‘what the fuck are you going on about?’
The live show was like a fucking juggernaut coming into the room it were just ace. Before they showed their arses in public they were rehearsing 7 nights a week they really put a shift in. All of them are really nice blokes, Tony gets a hard time but I got on really well with him, all of the time we used to have a laugh, just constantly laughing. A lot of bands these days, and this really pisses me off, they’ve just been signed and they think the world owes them a living and they just turn into knobheads. You’ve got to remember that before Oasis Bonehead who was the eldest was a fucking plasterer. He knew how lucky he was, he woke up every morning and just went ‘Yesssss’ because he didn’t have to plaster walls anymore. They just knew it was a gifted situation they were in and they were gonna grab it with both hands. It was just an amazing phenomenon to be involved with.

Creating the Oasis logo…

The first meeting I ever had with them as a band took place backstage at a gig at Sheffield uni, I believe they were supporting the BMX Bandits! Fucking hell, the BMX Bandits supported by Oasis. Any road, like I said I never normally referred to other sleeves when I was doing a sleeve because you run the risk of becoming derivative or doing pastiches which I’m not about. But on this occasion, because it was the first time I’d met them and wasn’t sure what they were about, I took a load of books with me of classic album covers and classic rock photography and they liked a lot of the early Stones albums like Out of Our Heads. But more importantly they used to have the Decca logo on the front, and it hit me like a ton of bricks in the meeting that it would look ace with Oasis like that on it. Everyone knows it as the definitive Oasis logo and it started to go all downhill when they changed it.

The Definitely Maybe cover…

I don’t remember much about the conversation for Definitely Maybe, we decided it was going to be a band shot and did it at Bonehead’s house. I saw on some website recently that some idiot in some debate about Oasis’ artwork said ‘I hate that cover’ and my first thought was ‘nobhead’ because it’s ace, it’s like someone saying that they don’t like The Beatles, get a fucking grip mate. So I asked him why, and he said ‘it’s so aspirational.’ Which it isn’t, the inference was that these guys were shitkickers from Manchester and they all live in slums and they’ve had their picture taken in this posh flat. That was offensive in the extreme. The idea was that it wasn’t posed but it was, we spent weeks before the shoot with me sitting in every position and being photographed to build up a composition.

On getting The Verve to use Oasis as a support band in 1994…

It was my idea, you can fucking print this, it was all down to me, this is rock and roll history. You’ve heard of the famous Oasis swirl cassette, there’s only ten in existence, the last one went for £2500 on ebay. Noel gave me one but I can’t find the cassette, but I suppose the box would be worth a fair bit. On that Verve tour I drove round in a Renault 5 playing the cassette to David Haliwell the Verve’s manager. And he said this is amazing, and I told Richard that he needed to have them supporting and I introduced them. That tour was something else, no separate dressing rooms, we all just mucked in. They played one in Edinburgh and the power went and the crowd was getting restless and Bonehead went out and played the spoons singing she’ll be coming round the mountain.

The Rock And Roll Lifestyle…

Do you know what, I say this a lot. There’s some things I can’t reveal and wouldn’t. There’s a cracking story about Noel at a fancy dress party at Ronnie Wood’s house, I can’t tell you the rest, not that Noel would give a shit but… fucking hell. We were all so normal and down to earth and what we got up to was no different than what you and your mates got up to. There was a lot of boozing, a lot of cocaine knocking about and a lot of laughing. It was just a fucking piss up, just having a laugh, they were that open about it that there aren’t really any hidden stories, we took drugs, so fucking what. Noel said it all when he said it was as normal as having a cup of tea because it was. We got pissed, got hammered and had a laugh. Nobody was raping virgins or slaughtering animals, it was just so exciting knowing that you were part of something that would be remembered forever. It’s a good job I didn’t know then what I do now it would’ve driven me round the bend. We weren’t blasé about it though, we knew it was super super special and we were all very privileged to be there.

I preferred the intimacy of the small gigs but Maine Rd was ace, the second night in particular. I was e’d off my face in the top tier of The Kippax and nearly fell out. Knebworth was too big, and Loch Lomond. The Cork gig was good but that is because of the crowd. It all blurs into one, not cos I was off my head all the time but there was so many gigs. I loved the start, when it was all just kicking off, there was a real buzz and we were like a secret little gang.

Putting a Rolls Royce in a swimming pool…

The Be Here Now album, which incidentally a lot of people slag off including Noel, is a fucking great record. The original idea was to shoot the individual band members at any location in the world of their choice to make a composite image. Noel wanted to go to the mountain from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Guigs wanted to go to Jamaica but we changed our minds in the end, nothing to do with budget mind, we could’ve have done anything we wanted. Bonehead wanted to be shot next to a pool with a Rolls Royce in it to hark back to the Keith Moon story which never actually happened, so that was that and we set about finding a location that would let us put a car in their swimming pool. Despite what people think that wasn’t done digitally, that car is in that pool. It was scrapped with no engine and it cost us a grand. And all the props around the pool have no meaning whatsoever, I just took Liam and Noel down to a BBC props warehouse in White City and they picked loads of random stuff, it was total nonsense. It’s a sign of what was going on at the time, people say it was over-produced or whatever but it’s Be Here Now for fuck’s sake. It’s bollocks, it’s Oasis’ last great album…

On stopping working with Oasis…

There was no fall out, I worked again on the 10 year anniversary of Definitely Maybe DVD. It was a crazy time, half the band had left, Guigs had gone, everyone’s head was up their arse, Noel and Liam were falling out and Noel wanted to go in a new direction. I didn’t have a god given right to do it, Robert Freeman did four or five Beatles albums and didn’t do the rest, that’s the way it goes. As it happens it was probably best I didn’t do the others. Oasis was the best time of my life and I’ll always look back on it with incredible fondness and it certainly didn’t do my career any harm. No hard feelings, no animosity, no fallout.

On current bands…

I’d love to work with the Arctic Monkeys. They carry the torch, it goes all the way back to the Pistols, then The Smiths, then the Roses and Mondays, then Oasis and now it’s the Arctic Monkeys, I’d love to work with them, stick that in, they might get in touch. Apart from that, there’s a young band from Wigan called GlassHeads who I think are brilliant. Theres another band who I like called The Suzuki’s who are like a british Nirvana without being maudlin. And I thought Beyonce was ace at Glastonbury, what a fucking performance. But I can’t be arsed with Coldplay, middle-class kids who try so hard to be cool, defacing pianos and guitars. Just fuck off.

On Noel’s album

Noel’s a genius songwriter and you don’t lose a talent like that. I haven’t heard any of the stuff but I hope it’s really, really, really good because if it is it will be ace and loads of people will get onto it. He’s an amazing person, top bloke to work for, genius songwriter and I’m expecting great things. But when you’ve got Definitely Maybe as a yardstick it’s difficult isn’t it?
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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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