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

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

Oasis gigography

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

without Noel:

1991


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

1992

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

1993

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

1994

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

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

1995

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

1996

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

1997

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

1998

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

1999

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

2000

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

Noel leaves the band for the 2nd time.

without Noel:

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

2001

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

2002

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

2003

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

2004

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

2005

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

2006

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

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

2007

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

2008

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

2009

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

The end of Oasis

Beady Eye in Milan acoustic live -part 3


MILAN - good even if not perfect voice, because back from a party ;). Anyway rock'n'roll is not about being perfect... sure it's not about falsetto voices as someone else's...


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Beady Eye @ Glastonbury




GLASTONBURY - More videos and photos of revellers to add soon (the gig got 4 stars out of 5). Now all the websites are writing about the "u-turn" by Liam about playing @ Glastonbury festival, and of course they never published anything about a thousand u-turns (read: lies) by the media darling Noel, you can see some down on the right column here.
Beady Eye both live (Liam's voice now got better) and on the album are better than Oasis in those final years, when they weren't good at Glastonbury too (2004). I admit it: both for Liam's voice (I always say when there's something wrong about him - but it's rare :) -  Noel's fans never admit anything just like Noel, they're not credible) and Oasis weren't so good as they used to be also because of many songs by Noel. I also didn't agree with Liam when he talked about Beady Eye first album (it was better than he said), or about sacking Mancini (it was right to sack him).
Beady Eye still get the interest even from people hating them... Since they're free from the media darling Noel, they also get all kinds of insults.
Haters are now even moaning because Liam was wearing sunglasses ahaha for your info: you wear them to be cool (something they can't understand) and because of the light, not only the sun. He's wearing them @ night gigs too. Beady Eye were great so haters don't know what other bullshit to say (as always).
"I didn't think Liam would be up this early in the morning. I bet he's not even been to bed yet." ahaha for your info, he's got a family with sons and gets up at 5 for jogging in the park and then takes the kids to school.
Now it's even becoming Liam's fault it wasn't a "secret gig"... who said it was secret? themselves, the media, the fucking journalists
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British fashion sense

LONDON - Looks more like a tramp. Same old jeans from the 2001 sessions just like his songs. Not to mention the shoes. Not the first post about the lack of their fashion sense, and everybody knows. Now they're making a joke of themselves.
This is hilarious. The media darling Noel Gallagher (uncle Scrooge McDuck) beats Liam for the style too ahahahahaha
I remember Noel moaning (how rare eh!) about the fashion sense of British people... this prize says a lot.
Everybody knows Noel looks like an old man, also for his style too, or wears incredibly UNcool clothes, even old and ruined (and he's a multi-multi-millionaire), and Liam is so cool that all the haters attack him for his style too, and his fashion brand Pretty Green won the Drapers award as best fashion brand after one year only.
I have a good opinion about British fashion, there are some historic masterpieces, classics, that also Pretty Green brings on. But this "election" makes me doubt...
Noel is the ‘most stylish, best dressed rock star in the world’ according to designers menswear store stuartslondon.com by Ravi Grewal ...Noel is not even a rock star anymore, as even he himself admitted he's not making rock anymore.
It's unbelievable how the media make a person someone he is not.
Noel also beats Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno, Miles Kane, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, The Killers' Brandon Flowers, Faris Badwan, the Modfather Paul Weller even 10th.
Maybe the point was : who's got more blinded fans?
Usually Noel was always winning the prizes where the people could NOT vote ("godlike genius award" too), as he's a media darling, but this about fashion is crazy. Are they drunk?
Seriously, it seems like they're mocking him, but they aren't. He's one of the worst dressed and maybe the worst one.

said from an Italian born and always lived for some decades in the centre of the fashion capital in the world.
If you want to know how you should NOT look, visit that website.

Someone said: and (their) fashion sense is second rate like their perfume...

"Noel's got an old man vibe going on, our kid. Big woolly jumpers and cardigans... Terry Wogan, Val Doonican shit."
(Liam)
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R.I.P. Stefano Borgonovo


GIUSSANO - Spain vs Italy tonight will wear black armbands.
Message from Oasis' friend Beckham: "Sad to hear about the passing away of former AC Milan striker, Stefano Borgonovo. I was fortunate enough to meet him, an incredible person. My thoughts are with his family at this time."
Mario Balotelli: "Ciao la tua forza è un insegnamento di vita per tutti. Sarai sempre con me. Con noi! Addio."
[= bye, your strength is a teaching of life for everybody. You'll always be with me. With us! farewell]
ex AC Milan player, I remember him well in the 80s-90s, died for the "footballers disease" (and not only), the ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aged 49 :( (he was already a grandfather)
He leaves wife and 4 children

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Beady Eye documentary


Noisey film
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BE 13th&14th positive reviews

WELLINGTON - Other positive reviews:

After the ill-conceived Different Gear Still Speeding that was Beady Eye's debut, Liam Gallagher has finally found his wings post Oasis.
And boy does he soar on an album that's as sonically adventurous as it is full of sneering, snappy and sharp Brit rockers such as Flick Of The Finger, Second Bite of The Apple and Soon Come Tomorrow.
The swaggering and rather clever Don't Brother Me suggests lyrically it's a direct response to estranged brother Noel's The Death of You & Me - "Don't brother me when you're done/I'm sick of all your lying/scheming and crying" - but it does offer a Lennon-ish olive branch - "Come on now give peace a chance/take my hand be a man".
I'm Just Saying roars with confidence as if Gallagher knows his time is still now.

rating: 5 stars / 5

Andrà a finire che ci dovremo ricredere. Pensavamo che Liam Gallagher fosse l'impresentabile, quello che voleva diventare grande senza essere grande. Invece Dave Sitek, mente formidabile dei Tv On The Radio e produttore di questo disco dei Beady Eye, ora se ne vien fuori dicendo che Liam ha delle capacità vocali incredibili e che con lui basta accendere il microfono e tutto va alla grande. Aggiungiamo che lo stesso Liam ha rivelato che, a differenza degli anni '90, ora si immerge nel lavoro con lucidità, e forse è questa la ragione della sorprendente evoluzione della band: l'incontro con Sitek ha liberato le doti nascoste di Liam. Di più, ha dato a Gem Archer, Andy Bell e Chris Sharrock una base solida su cui far crescere il suono della band. Negli Oasis, quando Noel azzeccava la melodia [o quando la copiava] le canzoni diventavano indimenticabili, tutte le altre erano riempitivi. In BE, Liam non ne sbaglia una, che sia quella di Face The Crowd in cui torna a essere l'aspirante cantante di una cover band dei Beatles, a quella del primo singolo Second Bite of the Apple, o i tre pezzi in sequenza di puro britpop Iz Rite, I'm Just Saying e Don't Brother Me. Non è poco. Le imperfezioni da teppista ci sono ancora: vocali aperte e trascinate al limite, intonazione fissa sul modello John Lennon-Johnny Rotten (John Lydon), ma si sente che c'è qualcosa dietro. Un'intenzione adulta, contemporanea, matura: tutte parole finora sconosciute per Liam. Sitek lo prende in ostaggio con l'intenzione forse di rispondere all'eterna domanda: "Cosa avrebbero fatto i Beatles con un computer e Pro Tools?" Ecco il punto, il mondo elettrico di Sitek è sperimentale e sorprendente e si fonde alla grande con l'approccio viscerale di Liam. Non è mai troppo tardi per diventare grandi.

4 stars / 5
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Beady Eye in Milan -part 2



MILAN - Other videos, 3rd interview. Part 3 will be the acoustic live in Milan, on Sunday. They also said they'll probably come back to Italy for other gigs in autumn/winter.



la traduttrice non ha capito una mazza, Gem ha fatto la battuta del bassista, macchè base
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Noel Gallagher's idol, the betrayer

MILAN - Carlos Tevez joined Juventus from Manchester City, despite he gave his "word of honor" he would have joined AC Milan...
Instead of the club that most won in football history (AC Milan, 18 international trophies), he chose the club that most cheated in football history... Juventus (they play with 12 players, referee included). These are facts.
He could only be Noel Gallagher's idol (media darling Noel, telling a thousand lies, plays with the help of the media).
Now everybody's laughing because AC chief Galliani wanted to buy him (but recently he didn't say he was going to buy him... we first have to sell Robinho and Boateng). A few months ago Berlusconi said he doesn't like him (and he's rarely wrong about football... decisions that often seemed wrong, later turned out to be right, and even the same AC fans protesting had to change their mind about those decisions).
Sure he's a good player but... are we sure we lost someone important?
he scored only 15 goals in 2 years... he didn't play a lot the other year, but seems like his career is getting worse... in fact, he's almost 30 years old next season. In recent times, Juventus is usually buying all the strikers who score a few goals. Sure he's not enough to win the Champions League, that is their target. And Tevez never helped City so much to do well in Europe.
Besides, he never played in the Italian Serie A league, that is quite different from the Premier League. Nowadays, English football is more charming, but defenses are weak compared to the Italian ones, where you can see less goals, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a worse football but more tactical (even Messi would probably score the half he scores in Spain). Historically, many players coming from UK to Italy, they don't do a lot.
Besides, it's quite meaningful that almost nobody tried to sign him up, and City didn't do anything to keep him, despite he's an idol for the their fans. Sounds like a discard... in Italian "scarto", Scartos Tevez.
And not to mention his high wages... they're the highest in the current Juventus club. Also, his contract was about to expire in 6 months... so Juve is paying 12 millions+wages for a few months.
In times like these, it's better to spend money for someone who's really worth.
There's even more: his behaviour. Arguing with managers, refusing to play, etc. Last year he escaped to Argentina and Brazil, stayed for months and didn't want to come back. Also saying that soon he would've joined his favourite club again, Boca Juniors. Recently, he even had to do community works in England, as punishment for the driving license issue (also, Noel Gallagher driving in his videos without a driving license).
Tevez probably doesn't know Turin is a city boring as fuck (well maybe not less than Manchester), oh just like Noel's songs... Tevez surely would've had much more fun in Milan...that is typical of South-American players.
He often had problems with weight... like Maradona. We have to see if he's got some motivation, too.
Also, it's clear Tevez is at least the THIRD choice for Juventus, as they wanted Higuain and Suarez.
In a way, we can also be happy, as all this will force Milan to buy a REALLY good player.


La Juve compra Tevez e arriva a Malpensa... si vede che a Torino non hanno ancora l'aeroporto, Fassino deve ancora costruirlo.
Partendo aveva 29 anni, arrivato ne ha 31... Gli hanno dato addirittura la maglia numero 10 di Del Piero per la prima volta.
L'imbecille Chirico che non capisce una mazza di calcio, fa le buffonate come quando ballava per Felipe Melo...
Questa cosa di già tutto fatto con Tevez... è abbastanza irregolare, visto che il mercato inizia il 1° luglio. Vabbè che la Juve & i regolamenti sono come i gusti sessuali di Rocco Siffredi & quelli di Alfonso Signorini...
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Beady Eye in Milan -part 1


MILAN - After UK, of course they came here. Beady Eye arrived in Milano yesterday and they had a couple of interviews today @ Virgin Radio and Tropical Pizza (Radio Deejay). They also recorded an acoustic live @ radio Rai 2, to be broadcast on Sunday.
more to add soon
The album BE entered @ number 11 of the Italian chart, that is the best position in Europe away from the British zone (4th in Ireland, 1st in Scotland) ...worst one: 101st in france, we already knew you french suck



also playing Second Bite of the Apple


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Sharrock interview: BE are never off

WINDSOR (Australia) - An interview with the drummer... was it possible with Noel Hitler Gallagher? not really.
this is the live setlist I would do for the gigs, a few changes:
Flick of the finger, Two of a kind, Evil eye, Four letter word, Soul love, Second bite of the apple, Iz rite, Off at the next exit, Rock'n'roll star, World's not set in stone, I'm just saying, Morning glory, Soon come tomorrow, The roller (or The beat goes on / Morning son), Start anew,
+encore: Bring the light, In the bubble with a bullet
(+one of 24 Oasis songs not by Noel=not by the Griffiths)

According to drummer Chris Sharrock, it was time for a change. Enter TV On The Radio guitarist and trailblazing indie producer, Dave Sitek.
“We didn’t really know much about him,” Sharrock says. “His name was put to us, as in, you know, this guy could be interested.”
Sitek is best known for his production work with hip New Yorkers Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He’s also worked with Foals, Liars and Santigold, and so it would be fair to say, at least on paper, Dave Sitek and Beady Eye have little in common.
“We thought we’d meet him and check him out,” Sharrock continues. “Well, actually we kind of met him 20 minutes before we started recording. And we didn’t really listen to anything he’d done before because we didn’t wanna go in with any … if he’d done something that we didn’t like, you know, it would have been all over.”
Unsurprisingly, working with the experimentally-minded Sitek was vastly different to making their debut.
“He challenged us more,” Sharrock explains. “He said, ‘here you are guys, what about this?’ and ‘why don’t you try that?’”
According to Sharrock, Different Gear Still Speeding producer Steve Lillywhite “didn’t stick it out to the end anyway”, and left the band “running around like headless chickens”. On the other hand, Sitek became like Beady Eye’s “fifth member”.
“He had his little corner of the studio going on and we had our corner. We’d meet in the middle over the coffee machine.”
In the lead-up to the release of this album, Liam Gallagher was typically bold. BE, he said, was the album Oasis should have made after their mega-selling magnum opus, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
In production terms, at least, he’s right. BE is the sound a band freed from the shackles of commercial expectations – out of their comfort zone, but loving it.
Take the futuristic album opener, Flick Of The Finger, with its aggressive horns, thumping Velvet Underground-like drums, and seize-the-moment lyricism. The same goes for the modern-sounding Soul Love, a dark, brooding song Oasis would never have recorded in their pomp. That sense of musical adventure is further explored on spacey tracks like Don’t Brother Me and the closing ballad, Start Anew.
Essentially, BE showcases a band hungry to carve out their own creative path, an opportunity afforded to them by the departure of Noel.
“Everyone has to step up and bring more songs in as opposed to just learning them,” Sharrock says. “There’s a lot of creativity going on, we’re always jamming. We’ve got three or four new tunes already – they’re very rough sort of jams but there’s something there. There’s three writers in the band so there’s never a shortage of songs.”
Sharrock continues: “After the last gig on the last tour we said, ‘right we’re gonna have three months off’. After about a week and a half everyone was like, ‘should we do something, should we get together?’ We can never leave it alone for too long, this is just what we do.”
Their unshakable enthusiasm is impressive given that, for part of 2011, the band was like a “rudderless ship”.

“The last management [NOEL's same management] bailed in the middle of that tour,” Sharrock explains. “We went a couple of weeks without management. It was a shit thing to do but I didn’t really look at them as management anyway. They were just people who booked my cab and train. There was no love lost for me.”

Either way, things are well truly back on track now. The band is getting set to hit the road for a string of UK shows and festivals. Having missed Australia on their previous world tour (and on the last Oasis tour - wondering why, eh NOEL? - after all his insults to the Australians), Sharrock confirms that the band is “definitely” coming here this time around.

Not only that, they’ll coming with a couple of Oasis songs up their sleeves – they’ve been rehearsing Morning Glory and Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – and with new touring bassist and former Kasabian member Jay Mehler.
“He’s a great guy,” Sharrock says. “We were sorry to lose Jeff [Wootton] because he was kind of there from the start, but Jay’s doing a great job. We know him anyway, we’ve known him a few years through Kasabian and it’s great having him around.”
Meanwhile, with the album and tour cycle in full swing, Liam has been whipping up a storm in the British tabloids. Notable stories include his claim he could’ve written Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” in an hour, and reports he tried to ride a dog during a particularly boozy night at the pub (another fake story, many photos but no photo with a dog).
“I wasn’t with him that night but I heard him talking about it,” Sharrock says, already laughing. “He was like, ‘fuckin’ hell this is a load of bollocks. It wasn’t a dog, it was a pig’. You never know with him. You never stop laughing, laughing or crying.”
And as for the constant ‘will they, won’t they?’ Oasis reformation rumours, Sharrock says he’s not the man with the answer.
“I’m kind of last on the list,” he laughs. “I’ll go with the flow. We never speak about it and we never think about it amongst ourselves. Especially me, it’s got nothing really to do with me.” But if they’re getting back together, I’m available.”
Beady Eye might always be known as Oasis minus Noel Gallagher, but as they’re now proving, that needn’t be a disadvantage. Instead, it can be an exciting point of difference.
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referee admits 1 mistake. They're 4

SALVADOR DE BAHIA - Brazil is ready for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
Neymar already tested a sport : diving.

1) The referee Ravshan Irmatov (from Uzbekistan... do they know what is football?) admitted only one of at least 4 mistakes, pay attention which one: the second goal by Italy, he whistled for a penalty but conceded the goal...
whistling, it would have been a red card for the Brazilian player but the referee "saved" him

2) still during the game Brazil-Italy (playing without Pirlo and De Rossi), another penalty for Italy on Balotelli not given... (when we deserved a 3-3).
And now it's 4 penalties not conceded (2 vs Mexico, 1 vs Japan). Time to stop, referees. At least in time for the World Cup next year...

3) first goal, by Dante, in offside... as the fourth goal by Fred too, offside for a few centimetres

4) the goal from a free kick by Neymar is from a non-existent foul

...well done referees. Maybe he was afraid of the situation out of the stadium...
The teams were both qualified already, but now we have to play vs Spain, when we could have more chances to play the final, if it was Uruguay in the semifinal. Playing at home, Brazil could have won vs Spain.
Great Mario, super assist and a mega shot. The Confederations Cup is over for Montolivo, Abate (bad foul by Neymar and yellow card), Pirlo and Balotelli.

After this game, Brazil played vs Uruguay and Neymar ridiculed himself diving in a comic scene.
He's officially a diver.



oh diving...
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Beady Eye @ O2 ABC


GLASGOW - more to add soon.









Shine a light + Rock'n'roll star











entrance song
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ignorant Fat Dancer replies

LONDON - The fat dancer answered back...
"I’ve heard Second Bite Of The Apple, I don’t know why nobody said anything. When you listen you think, ‘Please put a chorus in — it will be brilliant.’ They are not going to have a character brave enough to tell Liam that.”
... the song is not by Liam but Gem... Robbie at least inform yourself before.
He sounds like a fan of Noel, of the series "Liam copied the Roller!!!!!!!!!!!!" ...it's by Gem... asshole.
In fact, just before this: "Robbie’s full of praise for Noel these days — he thinks Beady Eye would succeed if he was on board. He added: “They are missing The General."
It seems like he doesn't know what to say. And, I think there is a chorus in Second Bite Of The Apple... And if there wasn't... who cares? it would make the song even more special, different.
"The Take That star has retaliated by saying he wished Beady Eye’s music was as good as Liam’s chat. Robbie Williams said: “The interviews are better than the records at the minute."
...he clearly didn't listen to the album, that even haters liked.

Robbie's opinions really suck, now it's clear it's NOEL who needs a band like Beady Eye, and not the other way round.

Meanwhile, Noel is supporting Lisa's charity, seems like he's doing it because she hates Liam...
pathetic.
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BeadyEye @Camden Centre, who needs Noel?



LONDON - "Beady Eye are rock'n'roll stars - Liam is rocking his Pretty Green clobber and somehow keeps his parka jacket zipped up right to the top. So cool he defies heat. Who needs Noel when Beady Eye's gigs are this good?" (MTV, rating 5/5 stars). These songs sound just like Oasis, Noel could only add the backing vocals...
No Bonehead this time as @ gig in Manchester, but Holly Willoughby and Kate Thornton.



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Beady Eye @ Ritz iz rite



MANCHESTER - Not really like Noel's sad covers... THIS is Oasis. Noel's butthurt fans are clicking on dislike ahahaha. Gem said: “I’m sure a lot of fans would want to hear them. Hung In A Bad Place would be a good one live, as would The Meaning Of Soul. There’s even stuff like Liam’s Boy With The Blues that Oasis never played live which I think would work.” (yeah top tune!)
First official gig of the new tour, more to add soon.
setlist: Flick of the finger, Face the crowd, Millionaire, Four letter word, Soul love, Second bite of the apple, Iz rite, Shine a light, Rock'n'roll star, Don't brother me, I'm just saying, Morning glory (Liam dedicated the Oasis songs to Bonehead, he was there), Soon come tomorrow, The roller, Start anew, +encore: Bring the light, Wigwam







football song :). Meanwhile @ Confederations Cup, Japan-Italy 3-4: absurd penalty given against Italy, as the 2 penalties not given vs Mexico. Classic anti-Italian referees. Another goal by Balotelli and after Hernandez another Manchester United player, Kagawa (in Italian it means "he shitted" ahaha)








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Beady Eye authors

LONDON - Liam has become a good songwriter too... (he's a singer, Noel isn't... and a frontman, Noel isn't).

album BE:
Flick of the Finger (written by Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell)
Soul Love (Gallagher)
Face the Crowd (Bell)
Second Bite of the Apple (Archer)
Soon Come Tomorrow (Bell)
Iz Rite (Archer)
I'm Just Saying (Bell)
Don't Brother Me (Gallagher)
Shine a Light (Gallagher)
Ballroom Figured (Archer)
Start Anew (Gallagher)

Dreaming of Some Space (Bell, but it's Start Anew reversed, Gallagher)
The World's Not Set in Stone (Gallagher)
Back After the Break (Archer)
Off at the Next Exit (Archer)
Girls in Uniform (Bell)
Evil Eye (Gallagher)


Different gear still speeding:

Four Letter Word (Bell)
Millionaire (Bell)
The Roller (Archer)
Beatles and Stones (Gallagher)
Wind Up Dream (Archer)
Bring the Light (Gallagher)
For Anyone (Gallagher)
Kill for a Dream (Bell)
Standing on the Edge of the Noise (Archer)
Wigwam (Gallagher)
Three Ring Circus (Archer)
The Beat Goes On (Bell)
The Morning Son (Gallagher)

Man of Misery (Gallagher)
World Outside My Room (Bell)

+ the great In the Bubble with a Bullet 
and Two of a Kind (Archer)

a classic from Noel's fans / haters: "Liam copied the Roller from Istant Karma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're not John Lennon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

...stay calm, it's by Gem. And it's written "Instant". And your Noel said it's a "fucking number 1"... he loves copied songs...
His fans are really butthurt but I understand them, if I was a Noely fan I would die of jealousy looking at Beady Eye, a proper band.
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Beady Eye number 1

LONDON - (n.1 album also in Scotland). BE, the new album from Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis outfit Beady Eye, has gone straight in at Number One on the Official Record Store Chart, click here.
BE was the most purchased album in the UK’s independent record stores last week.
Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada are new in at Number 2 with their fourth album, Tomorrow's Harvest, while heavy metal legends Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne) enter at Number 3 with their 19th studio album, 13.
Last week’s chart toppers, Queens Of The Stone Age, fall three places to Number 4 with Like Clockwork, while Daft Punk complete this week’s Top 5 with Random Access Memories (Number 5).
In the Top 40: 11th Miles Kane, 15th Rod Stewart, David Bowie now 20th, Primal Scream 30th, Mumford & Sons 32nd, Stereophonics now 38th.
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Beady Eye supercompilation

superalbum  
1. Off At The Next Exit 2. Evil Eye 3. Start Anew 4. Iz Rite 5. Soon Come Tomorrow 6. I’m Just Saying 7. Flick Of The Finger 8. In The Bubble With A Bullet 9. Morning Son 10. The Roller 11. The Beat Goes On 12. Kill For A Dream 13. Two Of A Kind 14. Four Letter Word 15. Bring The Light 16. The World’s Not Set In Stone (live)
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Mariocanà, Mexico-Italy 1-2

RIO DE JANEIRO - Goal by Mario Balotelli, always him, despite he was injured the days before the match vs the Olympic winners, nice game to watch.
Plus a great free kick by Pirlo, the Brazilian fans were supporting Italy and shouting his name just before he scored, in his 100th game for the national team.
Standing ovation for Mario @ legendary Maracana stadium.
Mexican goal on penalty by Chicharito Hernandez from Manchester United (there were also 2 clear penalties for Italy, not given).
Next one for the Confederations Cup: Italy vs Japan who lost 3-0 vs Brazil yesterday.
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Liam's class @ The Voice



great Liam's performance with Beady Eye @ The Voice. This is a breakthru for the band. Also, cool as fuck and a stage presence Noel will never have. The acoustics @ Jools Holland were not good, too low microphone (all the haters are referring to that show) so he had to shout like @ Noel's times, when the bastard was always keeping a too low volume compared to the instruments.
Still non-fans disliked their decision to perform there, when even Oasis were @ Top of the Pops, etc.  it was about playing to millions of people
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Noel would never do it


LONDON - ahaha not only the video by Noel talking about the "5 year break" after the final Oasis gig in Milan, months before the split. Clicking here is one of proofs Noel Gallagher was planning the Oasis split.
“By the time we make another record we’ll be five years older.”

day: 21 APRIL 2009... 4 MONTHS BEFORE THE SPLIT

And Liam, click here, didn't want that. The new Noel fankids don't know these things.
You know well how it ended, Noel running away 2 days before that last gig (@ Milano Expo 2015 place), then blaming everyone (else), not himself of course, Pretty Green and all the people working behind Oasis, telling a thousand lies, etc. And now, "no Oasis reunion not even for starving children" and similar bullshit, when Oasis fans want the reunion.

"Funny" to see how the articles about Oasis (media darling Noel included) on tabloids didn't have so many insults from haters underneath them, or even no comments at all, and since they split, there's no article without loads of insults for Liam. He talked about it the other day, too much hate. Would love to see all those people insulting him, Beady Eye and the fans (even in an album ridiculous review), say the same things in front of us, not hidden behind a computer of their daily wank.
To the email readers: we have to do justice with this situation, not acceptable anymore.


Noisey Film
ahaha nice video...free gigs and (hours of) autographs, Noel would never do that...
Also, insulting his own fans because they want an autograph or they're fat, moaning about everything.

comments: 
"Not a fan of Beady Eye at all but looking forward to this. I always find that a look into a bands world can change your view on them. One love"

"I´m up for this! so finally some idiots could realise how liam gallagher really is. He is the person that -against absolutely any opinion- is building a carreer by himself, preserves rock´s genre and the ONLY one who cares about his fans."

"Liam is a ledge. Noel is a lazy tight wad who just writes "Dad Rock" music that just makes me yawn. lol."

football news: after Mario Balotelli, another Noel's idol, Tevez, is finally joining AC Milan from Manchester City
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Beady Eye @ HMV Glasgow



GLASGOW - acoustic live. “The funniest thing was this bloke who asked me what aftershave I was wearing. He said, ‘I’m not a queer or anything, but let me tell you this. You smell delightful. You smell fucking delicious’. It freaked me out, man. I thought, ‘Has the world gone mad? There’s a Glaswegian bloke who looks hard as nails asking me what aftershave I’m wearing’.”






Beatles cover


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another interview with Andy

SYDNEY - As anticipated. Beady Eye have returned with their new album, BE. The record sees Liam Gallagher and his ex-Oasis cohorts Gem Archer, Chris Sharrock and Andy Bell pursuing different sonic terrain to the swaggering rockers of their first outing. With the aid of TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek on production duties, their second outing is a spacier, more adventurous affair.
When I reach guitarist Andy Bell he is a laid back mood and in his softly-spoken Oxford accent talks passionately about how Dave Sitek helped Beady Eye find their new sound, learning the sitar and those ever-present Oasis reunion rumours.

On a scale of one to 10, how surreal was it to play the Olympic closing ceremony last year?

Oh, it was brilliant. It was a 10, without a doubt. It’s just something that, when you get the chance to do it, you’d be insane to turn it down. The experience of it was brilliant and it was a really, really funny day out as well. There was one bit where we were walking from our dressing room to the stage and the acts and crowds of extras that we were passing as we were going by was just like being inside some, I don’t know, Liberace’s acid trip or something. There were troops of Indian Maharajas riding elephants, then you’d have break-dancers and the Spice Girls would be passing. Basically all the bits and pieces from all the other acts were all milling around through these backstage areas as we walked through. It was a really insane but very enjoyable moment; even more so because I was miming so I didn’t have to do anything really. I just stood there and pretend to play guitar. Liam had to sing live though.

What was the recording process like for BE; how long did you spend in the studio?

We only had five weeks booked with Dave Sitek but we worked fast and we finished 18 songs. We did that in four weeks. In the last week we basically left Dave and his assistant to get on with what they were doing and we kind of chilled.
We recorded it in a studio in Richmond, about an hour from London, which is called State Of The Ark. It’s a private studio owned by a successful songwriter who wrote a lot of hits for Tina Turner and Cliff Richard. His name’s Terry Britten. [Ed: Britton was a member of Australian band The Twilights with Glenn Shorrock in the 1960s].He’s an interesting guy. Obviously he doesn’t have to work anymore, he’s got this studio and he just kind of potters around. He used to always bring in weird pedals for me to try out. Little prototypes of things. He’s working on a really cool idea for a stereo guitar where half the strings go through to half the amplifier and half go through to the other side. I’ve ordered one.

That must have appealed to the shoegazer in you?

Totally man. Anything that makes guitars sound weirder.

How does Beady Eye work in terms of song writing? So you, Gem and Liam work on the songs then bring them to one another or is it more collaborative?
It’s slowly changing but basically we bring them in. I’ll explain how it works and this has been the same for both albums. After the Oasis break-up, we were back in a room working on new music weeks after we’d split because that’s all we really knew how to do. We went straight into demoing mode because I think we were a bit unsure how to deal with it all. We hit on this formula where Liam would bring a song and we’d work on that for a week or so; this was in Gem’s home studio. We’d work on Liam’s song, finish everything that needs finishing with it, record a demo and then the next week we’d move on to mine or Gem’s and we’d go round in that same order. So you’re more or less bringing something in to polish up, that you’re ready to work on with the band.
That’s the formula we used on both albums but then we kind of changed it with this new one, slightly towards the end. We were just finishing up and we knew we had a set number of days with Dave left and Liam had a great burst of inspiration where he came out with three songs at once, which were Soul Love, Evil Eye and one more. We also hadn’t finished Flick Of The Finger, which was an instrumental demo that we had knocking about years before called Velvet Building, which had no words, no actual song or anything. It was just the riff with Liam singing over it. We really liked it and Liam suggested that me and Gem finish it off for him. So working on Flick Of The Finger was the first time that we’ve taken a song from that little start until completion. It was a true collaboration between the three of us.

The tracks on BE tend to have a bit more space to them as opposed to the full-on rock ‘n’ roll of the first album. Was it a case of using the studio more or messing with arrangements?

I’d credit that as probably the biggest contribution Dave Sitek [brought] to what we do. I think in the past, we’ve kind of seen records as places to just fill every corner with dense sound and it’s taken Dave to make us question that by saying , “How about having a section where almost nothing happens, almost nothing changes and you just have some time to think or just enjoy the moment?” When you take that thought and run with it then you get some of the moments on this album, which are really the best bits. The end of Don’t Brother Me, the end of Soul Love, some of the middle sections of songs kind of seem to open out. It’s quite freeing to realise you can do that. It was really good and I credit Dave for that, without a doubt. He brought that in.

Would you it be fair to say that, musically and lyrically, BE is a far more introverted record than Different Gear Still Speeding?

Yeah, definitely. Again, the production brings that out because it does feature the voice front and centre and some of those tunes that have the more introspective subject matter are now sonically way more interesting than they could have been. They’re the ones you’re drawn to. Like Don’t Brother Me, which was an acoustic tune originally and that became this cosmic epic. Conversely, as song like Ballroom Figured we had a band arrangement for that and it was brought down to guitar and voice which gave it that intimacy.

Is that you playing sitar at the end of Don’t Brother Me?

Yeah, it is. I bought one for the first album because we used it on Millionaire. In true Brian Jones fashion, I bought the thing in the morning and put the overdub on it about an hour later. I tuned it all to the right notes and then put it away for the next two years and then brought it out for this outro. One day I want to do the whole George Harrison thing and go to India and learn how to play it properly. It’s fairly hard with the sitar to tune it to the song you’re doing and pick out some notes that sound good but I’d like to be decent at it someday.

It seems like something people dedicate their lives to learning.

It’s amazing. I’ve seen films of Ravi [Shankar] teaching George to play it. I think the timing’s really important in Indian music. It’s always really odd counts per bar. There’s a formula that they have to learn so it’s kind of like remember a bank statement or something. It’s counting to five, then it’s counting to three, then it’s counting to seven. You’re basically playing music to a formula, a very complicated formula. When you do it right, it sounds great. If everyone’s doing the same thing; when you have a tabla layer playing at the same time, it’s really good.



Given that it’s only been four years since Oasis split, do you find the continuing press about a possible reunion detracts and distracts from what you’re doing now?

It doesn’t really bother me. All it really says to me is that people still care about Oasis in the same way that I do occasionally get asked about Ride as well; about whether we’ll reunite. To me, I kind of put it in the same category as things I would like to happen. I’ve got no problem doing it at all. If the Oasis thing came up, I’d be there like a shot but it’s something that relies on Noel and Liam. I don’t know if it’s likely to happen in this millennium really.

What about Ride then?

Similar deal really. Ride is more like something that’s on the backburner where all of us have said “Yeah, that’d be really nice to do one day”, but we’re all really busy. We’ve all got lots of things going on – music and other things. It’s something that I don’t wanna leave forever. I think right now I’ve got unfinished business to work out with Beady Eye and we have to get to a certain point before I’d consider taking a bit of time off from it. I just think it’s not that time right now. We’ve got a lot going on and we’re fully committed to it.

Is part of that unfinished business coming to Australia this time after not touring here on the first Beady Eye album?

We’re definitely going to Australia this time. I keep hearing conversations about it. We wanted to last time as well but we didn’t. This time we definitely are.


POST SCRIPTUM to the email readers:
no Tropical Pizza in Milan, postponed. I knew they were busy in Glasgow.
Videos of Beady Eye @ Pretty Green added.
Also, photos for previous posts
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Beady Eye @ HMV & Pretty Green +videoS added

MANCHESTER - HMV, where we bought the first Oasis cds in 1994 :)

High-fiving under-tens, posing for selfies with fans and giggling with bandmates... Sounds like a day in the life of The Wanted but nope, we're talking Liam Gallagher here, who showed his softer side at a meet and greet event at Manchester's HMV. The British rock icon is on a promotional tour for new album BE, which kicked off earlier this week with an intimate performance at London's Rough Trade East. Back on home soil last night, Gallagher seemed delighted as he met fans and appeared to be having more fun than he has in years, as he is seen laughing and joking with bandmates during the fan event.

Homecoming rock star Liam Gallagher hailed Manchester as the 'centre of the universe' as he and band Beady Eye launched their new album BE in the city.
The group headed to Manchester for a packed album signing event at HMV on Market Street to huge cheers from the crowd.

And the band’s biggest fans were rewarded for their loyalty – after queuing to meet their idols, a select group of 100 were then invited to party into the night with Liam and the band.
Liam threw open the doors of his designer clothes store Pretty Green on King Street for the exclusive bash and The Diary was there too.
As he headed to the gig he posted on his twitter: “On my way to Manchester centre of the universe.”
And as he entered Pretty Green there were chants of ‘Liam, Liam’ from the adoring masses.
He and band mates then delighted fans with an acoustic gig of tracks off the new album, which has been gaining rave reviews in the music world.
Rumours have been mounting that the band may comeback though, reuniting the warring Burnage brothers.
Needless to say Liam’s new track, Don’t Brother Me, said to be about Noel, was one of the more emotional of the exclusive gig.
There was also a cover of Beatles track Cry Baby Cry, while new track I’m Just Saying, was dedicated to Manc music icon Clint Boon who DJed at the album launch bash.
Liam finished the gig with a heartfelt thanks to the fans, saying: “Thank you for coming, if you bought the album thanks a lot, man, we really appreciate it.”
Fans won’t have to wait too long for Beady Eye’s return – they play an eagerly-anticipated gig at the Ritz.





ahaha nice video. Free gigs and (hours of) autographs, Noel Gallagher would never do that

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Beady Eye funny interview

LONDON - It would be exhausting to be the combative caricature that is "Liam Gallagher" 24 hours a day, so thankfully the frontman of Beady Eye doesn't even try. The more mellow figure GQ meets with his bandmates in John Henry studios in North London is in a cheery mood, whether discussing Shane Meadows' Made In Stone documentary ("It looks absolutely fucking biblical - especially my bit") or debating the merits of the new Daft Punk album (drummer Chris Sharrock says it sounds like "Steely Dan with the Smash potato men singing over the top of it"). Gallagher is particularly keen to share his admiration for Miles Kane, not only musically but also for choosing to make his own decisions on how much leopard skin is too much. "You can't be having stylists mate," says Gallagher with feeling "You can't look good all the time but when you do you want to take all the credit, not some knobhead called Giles." Inevitably, Gallagher's own sunglasses remain on throughout.

We are here to discuss BE, Beady Eye's new record that marks a quantum leap forward from the meat-and-potatoes rock of their 2011 debut Different Gear Still Speeding. Some credit will certainly go to Dave Sitek, the cosmic producer behind TV On The Radio, but some must also go to a band finally deciding to step out of the enormous shadow of Oasis. To mark the release this month, GQ sat down with the band - Gallagher and Sharrock joined by guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell - to discuss tour bus survival tactics, drinking with Jimmy Carr and why Gallagher doesn't believe in Yeezus.

What lyric are you most proud of writing on the new album?
Liam: "Ten years later /We'll still remember / Throwaway songs we learn today." We like all the lyrics, all the songs, man. If you'd pulled out one, you'd be a cunt.

Working titles for the album included Lay Off My Avocado Baby and Universal Gleam. Any others?
Gem: Flick Of the Finger was called Velvet Building for ages because Liam wanted the drumbeat to be like the Velvet Underground. I went "How?" He said "just building [up]... for four minutes." Now in our heads we think of it as this great big purple townhouse.

What did you argue with Be producer Dave Sitek about?
LG: We only had five weeks so I guess he wanted to make a list of songs and get out of there. But we were adamant that we wanted to record every demo that we had. You don't know until you've tried: a song could take a fucking mad turn. That was pretty much it - other than stop burning sage because we can't see anything!
G: Apparently there is a certain type of burnable sage but Andy reckons [Sitek] was basically burning condiments...

What's your karaoke song?
L: I've never done it man. If I did and I did it with the missus and it would be that tune, that Dolly Parton one with Kenny Rogers. Islands In the Stream? That's a fucking tune. I'd do that honest to God.
Andy: I'd do something like My Way. That would suit me. I'm thinking dignified, that's where I'm going with it. I'm not doing Agadoo.

What have you bought on tour you've regretted?
L: Cockin' hell. Drugs? I find it's more what you bring on tour that you regret. When you think, What have I brought that fucking stupid jacket for? You got to carry it about all year.
Chris: I bought a bit of the Berlin wall that was in a minibar for about £8.
G: You buy stuff, you put it in the cases and then about four months after the tour has finished, they give you some voodoo stick you've bought in Mexico.

What do you read in every interview that annoys you?
L: I guess it's the Oasis thing really - but you've got to answer it, haven't you, or else people think you're up your own arse? They keep asking about Oasis when we're trying to talk about this. But the minute you go, "We're not talking about Oasis", people just go "you knob."
G: I pointed it out gently on the phone to a guy recently. "You know that's five questions in a row about Oasis?" There was a real big long pause, he came up with something else and then he had his last question, "OK what would you say is the main difference between Liam and Noel?"

What's a Beady Eye Groupie like?
L: Hairy.
A: Lairy.
C: Scary.
G: And they make you wary.

What's your tour bus survival tip?
L: Keep an eye on the driver and talking to him as much as you can. Keep nudging 'em. We've had a couple of alcoholics and the odd crackhead. Some of the drivers go: "Hey, you guys are so nice man. You guys are always talking to me." Listen mate, I think you're a dick- I'm only talking to you to keep you awake.
G: We've ended up on the hard shoulder a few times haven't we? There are certain times when you're in Germany where you just hear "brrrRRRRRRRRRRrrr." You don't get back to sleep after that. And in America, they're allowed to drive for 20 hours. They have a cup they piss in.
A: So never accept a cup of coffee off the driver either…

What's been your worst experience at a festival?
A: Mine is Sweden. I took my daughter who is 14 to a gig as she lives there. She came on the tour bus to a really nice festival to see loads of really big bands like Primal Scream, Suede and the Prodigy. It was pouring with rain and there's basically no one there. There were only 30 people with umbrellas watching us. Wasn't impressive at all.
L: Next time she'll say "I'm alright Dad - I'm doing my homework."

Which band would you like to see reform?
A: The Kinks, as they were one of the few that haven't.
L: I'd like to see The Smiths. I never seen 'em - I weren't a big fan - but I know all the fucking songs because my brother was into them. I remember when they split up, man. People were proper running around like headless chickens in Manchester. They got a lot of tunes, man.

At GQ Men Of The Year, Jimmy Carr described Liam as "if John Lennon had been reincarnated with Tourettes". Liam then said something to him on stage that ruffled him. What was it?
L: Some kind of cryptic shit, I can't tell you mate. I like Jimmy Carr - I'm in touch with him actually. He's a dude. We were in this mad hotel in New York, The Bowery. It was 3am in the morning and he walks in with his suitcase. He was going to bed but we got him on the piss. We were well gone and then this mad blondie girl from New York has spotted us and walks in. She turns around and says to Jimmy, "What's with the Eighties flick man?" And he turns round to her and says, "What's with the fat arse?" [laughs]

Have you ever had sex to one of your own records?
L: Fuck that! Especially if I'm singing! Or our kid!
G: One has come on in the middle of an ipod and it's not a good feeling. You think, "Do I mention this or do I try and stop it?" Keeping going is not the right answer….
L: "One second… can you turn it up a bit? Can you rewind that?"

Have you ever cheated death?
A: I had a pretty severe allergic reaction on a jet plane. It was pretty heavy. That flight was very eventful: I got on the flight to Miami with the guys as we were off to South America on tour. The first little bite of my food something felt weird. I started swelling up, feeling very itchy, very weird, overheating, finding it hard to breathe. As it was getting to the stage where I thought I won't be able to breathe, I walked up to the toilets and started throwing up really heavily. Managed to get one of our security guys, Steve, to get my adrenalin out and stick it in my leg. Then I had the best three days of my life! The adrenalin is great, if you ever have to use it. It's good - it lasts for ages and when it wears off you think, "Oh, it's just the Epipen. I thought I'd reached a new level in fitness and health and life."

Describe your worst haircut.
L: Mine's probably the Jesus centre parting thing I had a few years ago. I look at it now and just think: "You dick." Felt good at the time though.
A: I had a quiff when I was about 16. I went for the Morrissey - that's bad news that. I always wanted really long hair - the full Neil From The Young Ones. And a beard. But I'm cursed with hair that only ever gets medium.
G: I went for the full Taxi Driver once: the full Travis Bickle. My mam made me eat upstairs until it grew back. Seriously, she thought I was a right troublemaker.
L: "Are you talking to me, Mam?"

Liam, is your jacket Pretty Green?
L: I'm not telling you who it is - I'm not giving them any fucking publicity!
G: I'm not telling you who this jacket is from as I bloody had to pay for it.
A: It's written on the buttons…
G: Anyway, it all works out man because some of my favourite sunglasses cost £7.
C: You know that ZZ Top record "Cheap Sunglasses" - it's about a hangover so bad you've got to go and get some.
G: I was speaking to someone the other day - the geezer who he works with wears £900 jeans. That's wrong isn't it? Jeans should be £60, maximum.
L: That is wrong. Levi's all the way man.

What do you make of Kanye West calling his album Yeezus?
L: I couldn't give a fuck what that fuckin clown gets up to. Have you seen when he bumped his head? He's coming out of the gym with that bird and there are geezers taking pictures. You have to put your head up and carry on walking. He's gone [mimes putting his head down] and walked straight into a fucking pole. You hear it go "dink" and him tell people to stop taking pictures. Put your head up so you know what you're doing! Smashed his head up: he's a fucking idiot. You'll never see Jesus banging his head.

Have you ever stolen anything?
G: Who hasn't? You know my picture of John Lennon that's by my piano in the basement…
L: Are you sure you want to say this? "Gem Archer: tea leaf." Could ruin your whole career…
G: I was in my old band and they were showing the Stones' rock and roll movie at the Astoria on the same night they were launching something to do with the Beatles on Savile row. That was the night I got up on the roof. We were in John Lennon's office in Apple. There were all these photos around. I knew the [PR] girl as she did something with the Boo Radleys, I pointed to one and said "That's great can I buy that? and said "Gem, just take it - no one will notice." I felt like one of the Rutles walking out. My Eric Idle moment!

What should no man have in his wardrobe?
L: Another naked man.
A: Clothing wise, definitely no silk socks, dungarees and waistcoats - I'm not a big fan of waistcoats.
G: Fuck I was going to bust one out! I heard a story that the Who's John Entwistle used to keep a proper skeleton in every wardrobe in his house.

What's the strangest place you've heard Beady Eye?
A: Hollyoaks. I'm a fan of Hollyoaks - normally just by day as the night one is a bit hardcore isn't it? Brings me out in a hot flush.

What's the strangest gift you've ever got from a fan?
G: I got a wreath once. It was in Spain. That was really dark.
L: The usual: crabs. [laughs] You know that's got to have been said a million times. Like Lemmy: get in there! I met him once on a plane. I thought, "I'm not going to drink on this flight, I'm going to wind my neck in. Can I get a water please?" Next minute a pair of cowboy boots get put down beside me. He looked at me and said "What the fuck are you doing drinking water?"
G:I was on that flight. All Lemmy got off the plane with was duty free and his cowboy boots.

Who do you see as your competition?
L: No-one. Us. Ourselves. We're not part of a scene. We're just doing our own thing. We want to be left alone so we can get on with it. It's not Noel, it's not Kasabian, it's no-one really.
A: Noel's carrying on the Oasis brand himself and hopefully we're ploughing our own path a bit more.
G: Me and Chris were saying we think we've earned our place over here to be left alone to do our thing.
A: But still come and see us and buy the record.

When were you last starstruck?
L: When I went in the toilet a minute ago and looked in the mirror.
A: I met Debbie Harry, that was pretty amazing. Had a photo with her.I got a peck on the cheek.

Can you recommend a good book?
G: Wonderland Avenue. I read it years ago. It's about LA when it was all kicking off with The Stooges and Jim Morrison. It's this young kid Danny Sugerman and he's seen as a good eye and a good ear. There are some funny bits in it man: Jim Morrison's dad chasing him around the pool trying to give him a crew cut.
A: If you like conspiracy theories Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch is a top book.
C: The Arthur Lowe biography: A Life That Led To Mainwaring.

What's the best thing you can cook?
L: I really can't cook man.
G: I'm getting into it. Apparently all the teenagers that my kids drag in reckon that my mash is the bollocks. The key is that you can't rush the mash. I shouldn't be giving you all my secrets but it depends on the potatoes: if you put cold milk in it makes it lumpy. Cut the potatoes small enough but not so small that they get watery when they're done.

What's the best advice you've ever received?
A: He didn't give it to me personally but Phil Spector's motto was, "Be good to rock'n'roll and rock'n'roll will be good to you."
L: I've got one like that. John Lennon: "Everything will be OK in the end. And if it ain't ok, then it ain't the end."

What do you fear you'll be remembered for?
L: Not cooking. Any regrets? Not really no. It was all meant to be no matter what you do.
A: Nothing. I don't think made much of an impression on the world yet. Not that I really wanted to be remembered anyway but in the end…
G and C: [croons] I did it MMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYY WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY




another recent Q & A
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Beady Eye 3rd album

LONDON - In an interview with Faster Louder, former Oasis bassist Andy Bell revealed that Australian dates are on the cards after skipping us on their 2011 tour. "We’re definitely going to Australia this time, I keep hearing conversations about it," he said "We wanted to last time as well but we didn’t. This time we definitely are.”
Noel would say: "Australians only hope is cricket. Fuck off, cricket players!"

There will be a Beady Eye 3rd album, all the haters (some Noel's fans too) just accept it and fuck off, assholes.
In our rap era, rock'n'roll is fresh air.

from Clash:
will the bands next album be even bigger, better and stranger then the current one?

Liam: Yeah, I guess so. Who fuckin' knows, man? The door is definitely open. With this album we've definitely gone to a new dimension - whether it's the right one, time will tell and that, but I like it. The gloves are off now - we can definitely do some weird shit, man.

what about the initial ideas for BE?

We demoed all the songs that are on this album, and they were good; we could have gone in and made it like that and it would have been stuck in that '60s kinda rut - but I like that kind of thing. So it would have still been good, but I guess it would have been Different Gear Still Speeding Part Two, you know what I mean? We're always up for a bit of change - we're always up for doing something different - but until it's in front of your face and your ears, it's hard to tell what you want to do. So with [previous producer] Dave Sardy, Scott, our new manager, he said, Look, you don't want to go in with the normal producer, you've got to go with someone who's a little bit out of your comfort zone. I went, Cool. Let's fuckin' check it out.
The first day I met Dave Sitek was in the studio. I liked abit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs - I've never really heard much about his band [Tv on the Radio] - and then he just started fuckin' playing us what he'd done to [the demo of] 'lick Of The Finger. I thought, Fuckin' yes - it had a dark and menacing edge to it that we didn't have. And then when he got Soul Love out, he'd started putting all these atmospherics on it and cosmic fuckin' shit - ambient stuff that we wouldn't normally do. So that's when we thought, Yeah, this is it, man.

How do you think your own song writing has progressed since your initial forays with Oasis?

Yeah, it's getting better, man. I mean, it's like anything: if you keep practicing... You'll never master the art of song writing, and I don't want to. I'd say I'm a part-time songwriter -I can sing anyone's songs, you know what I mean? But yeah, I'm obviously getting a little bit better. I'm not much of a wordsmith. I tend to go with the first thing that comes down; I just write it and hopefully it has a bit of a root to it. Sometimes it means absolute jack shit and then you listen back to it... Like with Don't Brother Me; you go, Oh, right - I didn't intentionally go out and write a song about our kid, you know what I mean? It just happened.

It's a cleverly passive/ aggressive song.

Yeah. It's not that malicious, you know what I mean? There are a couple of little [digs] in there. Like, he's going on about if he had a gun and all this shit, and it's like, Did you shoot your gun? But there's nothing! malicious, man. It could be a lot worse.

But you've got to be prepared for people asking you about it?

Yeah man, without a doubt. I wouldn't have put it out unless... If| people ask me a question, they're always gonna get a fuckin' honest answer. But I don't care anyway; he's been writing songs about me all his fuckin' life.

Do you prefer to air your feelings in your music rather than keep them private?

Yeah, but he knows my feelings. Everyone knows my feelings, I'm not shy with that. I love our kid - as in the Noel that's not in a band and not in the music business and not all that bullshit that people see he is. But the band Noel? The fuckin' geezer that's in the band? I fuckin' absolutely fuckin' despise [him]. And I guess he feels the same way. But if you speak to him, he'll probably go: Yeah, I know; I hate both the cunts. 
But yeah, I love our kid when he's not surrounded by the bullshit.

How do you define what a Beady Eye song is?

A Beady Eye song has got to have attitude, it's got to have a great melody, great chords - you've got to be able to play it on acoustic, you know what I mean? That's how I measure a good song: if vou can fuckin' sit there and strum it on the acoustic guitar in your house to your dogs and it still sounds good, then that's the sound of a good song. Then once you put all the other shit on it, then obviously it gets better, I guess.

Andy: At the beginning of the demo session we were like, Let's direct ourselves at a cross between [George Harrison's] Wonderwall Music soundtrack and All Things Must Pass. We had a sort of orchestral Simon And Garfunkel epicness.

Gem: Yeah, Liam was banging on about Simon and Garfunkel a lot, but what we actually wanted from the lyrics and the melodies was just real strong songs, man. Emotion, directness, vulnerability, hope, broken hearts, paranoia; the usual kind of adult emotions that you pick up.

A: With the first album we would have been saying, Right, we need rock 'n' roll. It needs to be lairy, lean and mean. We don't want to have any indulgent bits on it - not too many guitar solos - we just want it to be arranged to play the fuck out of live. So that was the message there. The message now was more like a bit of headspace. Dave saw that in the tunes and he brought a whole lot of ambience to it as well that we wouldn't have got near without him. Dave added the ambience, the chaos, the invention, the questioning - we questioned every tune on the day. We came out with an amazing record that at times is space rock, other times is ambient, at times it is like Hawkwind, and at other times it's like Oasis or Beady Eye's first album; it kind of runs through the whole spectrum.

About the mindset between going into the new album from their debut:
G: With [the debut] we wanted to play some rock 'n' roll and it was just about getting moving after the band had split - if we'd have left it too long we would have probably got the fear. Now this one sounds like our considered opinion.

A: We were just frantic coming out of Oasis and we just wanted to get moving, and we had a bunch of tunes that we were already ready to do and wanted to build a live set, because we didn't want to do Oasis tunes straight away - we wanted to be Beady Eye and start off and make that an entity of its own. So making the album, you hear it: you can feel that franticness in it, you can feel the fact we are almost reeling a little bit. But these are not necessarily bad things, you know?

were you restricted with what you could do musically in Oasis? since you've been Beady Eye, is there more room to experiment?

A: Yeah. I guess it's all in our hands; it's a smaller concern and it's not so important what we do in the big picture of life and the universe, so we're allowed to just do what we want and are just getting on with having fun with it in our little corner of the world. It doesn't really feel like the world of music is waiting to hear it so we're just kind of getting on with it, and then maybe it will catch fire".

There were a lot of songs demoed. How many did you originally have, and what happened to them all?

A: Well, at the end of our demos we had twenty-one things but they weren't all songs. One of them was just sort of noises...

G: That was the thing that kind of hooked [Dave]. We sent him five songs and he went, 'These are really strong, have you got any more?' So we thought we should send him the lot, because you should be open. And in amongst that there was a thereemin solo and he went, 'Right, you guys' songs are really strong - do you want to go there?' We went, 'Absolutely', and he went, 'Perfect!' Because he didn't know if we were going to be precious and uptight or 'this is how it is', you know? That was it. And then we attempted to record them all in five weeks.

A: That was the only battle, really, being up against it with the time in the studio. Dave was trying to get the number of songs down to cut his workload down but we just wouldn't let him do it. Towards the end of every week he just kind of said, 'You know guys, over the weekend can you have a little think about the priorities?' And we would be like, 'Yup'.

G: Until the fourth week in and he was like, 'Can you guys make a fucking list?!' And we thought, We've only got one more weekend to put him off and we will have done the lot!'

A: We came out with eighteen.

G: Second Bite Of The Apple was the last song to be recorded. Initially it was Liam going, 'Fuck it, we're doing the lot, man, because you never know.' And that's the point of working with a producer: the possibilities are there, everything is up for grabs, and you just don't know until you get your hands dirty.

L: It was a good song, but if we hadn't have kept at doing it, it wouldn't have turned out like that. You've got to give every song a chance, because shit can happen. You can bring it in dressed like summat, and it can come out dressed like summat else.

So it surprises you as much as it does anyone else?

L: Yeah. The first idea might not be the best idea - it might be your third or your fourth. And we're up for that, man, we've always been up for that. In Oasis it wasn't so much - it was pretty much: 'This is if, boom, 'That's it', and that's what we do. But with Beady Eye, the world is our oyster, man. We can do what the fuck we want, because we're all for going with the flow, you know what I mean?


(Clash Magazine, their review rating for the album: 8/10)
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jobs: exorcist needed

MANCHESTER - Yesterday in Manchester, "top nipple" ahaha

Will you Noel blinded fans finally come out of his old ass or should we call an exorcist?!?!?! (needed for all the haters too)
Label: jobs ahaha "esci da questo culo...!" ahahaha
"Noel Gallagher is a genious" (be precise: godlike genius award WITHOUT people voting). I can't understand that word 'cause I'm a foreign person so I looked for it on the dictionary:
"It is often the case that idiots describe someone as 'genious' but are ironically ignorant to the fact that the word is spelt 'genius' - much to the amusement of us intelligent people."
"Like, woah, yeah man, he's like, such a genious, dude!"
"Well, he's retarded..."

Here's one of my anticipatiiiions: Beady Eye will tour, and that's normal, then Noel will not publish a new album, and that's nothing new (nothing new even if he's publishing an album... he just has to find some other old stuff from old sessions), then in 2015 BE will not publish another album, as they never really had a break since 2009, between tours and studio (and there is still the Longest Cocktail Party film thing to do, with Pretty Green clothes and maybe Beady Eye music), so there could be that famous Oasis reunion for some shows, as Noel planned it in a video some months before the split (the fans memory sucks), the "5 year break after the Milan gig"... you cheeky bastard.

3 other (very) positive reviews, and they're 12 now (at least those we've found)

recensioni

Niente nudo, siamo inglesi. La copertina di Be, il nuovo album dei Beady Eye, il gruppo dell'ex voce degli Oasis, Liam Gallagher, uscito ieri in tutto il mondo e arriva nei negozi britannici in versione censurata. La donna seminuda in copertina, una foto davvero casta, scattata dal famoso fotografo Harry Peccinotti, famoso per i suoi calendari Pirelli degli anni Sessanta, è stata ritenuta troppo scandalosa ed è stata coperta con un adesivo. «Ma non è una cosa porno», si è difeso Liam, e ha ragione. Di fronte a questo disco dei Beady Eye non si scandalizzeranno nemmeno i fan degli Oasis, quelli che boicottano il gruppo di Liam nella speranza che torni insieme al fratello maggiore Noel e riformi la band di Don't look back in anger. Difficile una reunion dei due fratelli-coltelli di fronte a un disco così bello, addirittura migliore delle ultime prove degli Oasis. Il piccolo Gallagher, infatti, insieme a Gem Archer, Andy Bell e Chris Sharrock nel corso degli ultimi due anni hanno lavorato a questo robusto album rock, dopo l'uscita del loro esordio nel 2011 e lo scioglimento degli Oasis nel 2009. Quest'anno, a completare i Beady Eye, si è aggiunto Jay Mehler, ex membro dei Kasabian, come bassista. Ma il vero asso nella manica è il produttore Dave Sitek, già negli strepitosi TV On The Radio e responsabile del suono indie-rock-blues degli Yeah Yeah Yeahs. «Lavorare con Sitek ha mosso qualcosa in noi», ha detto Liam, mai così a fuoco, come cantante. «È senza dubbio il miglior produttore con cui abbia mai lavorato. Abbiamo trovato nuova concentrazione, mentre scrivevamo l'album. Ci siamo immersi nel lavoro con lucidità, a differenza degli anni '90 (una frecciata agli Oasis, ndr)». Gli fa eco Sitek: «Questo è un disco davvero cool. La forza dei pezzi è così potente che abbiamo davvero potuto sperimentare a 360°. Le capacità vocali di Liam sono incredibili: tutto quello che devi fare è accendere il microfono e suona già come sul disco; non c'è bisogno di nient'altro». Per una volta le dichiarazioni entusiaste dei musicisti coinvolti sono sincere: BE è una vera bomba, con l'iniziale Flick of the finger, pesante come un brano dei Velvet Underground arrangiato con i fiati della Stax; seguito da una canzone insinuante come Soul love, tra i Beatles di Sgt. Pepper e un gruppo indie-rock, con suoni ammalianti e un groove eccellente. Con Face the crowd si torna ai Faces e agli Who, ma è con Second bite of the apple (scelto come primo singolo) che si torna all'avanguardia pop-rock con un brano che davvero mostra l'evoluzione della band di Liam. E sono così tante le canzoni riuscite di Be che bisognerebbe citare l'intera scaletta.


Liam Gallagher torna in sella con i suoi Beady Eye, e stavolta la sensazione è quella dell’ultima chance. Dopo l’esordio positivo ma troppo monotono di Different Gear Still Speeding i nostri affidano tutte le loro speranze a questo secondo disco in uscita, prodotto da Dave Sitek, la mente dietro band contemporanee di successo come i TV on the Radio e Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Il produttore americano ha sposato la causa del gruppo del minore dei fratelli Gallagher con estrema serietà e ha plasmato la maggior parte dei pezzi, rendendoli più atmosferici (la band ama sottolineare il concetto di “spaziali”) e caldi, salvandoli da una produzione di nuovo povera di idee originali.
BE suona come un disco acustico passato attraverso una sonda N.A.S.A., con pezzi dalle melodie basilari e semplici ma condite di latenze spazio-temporali. Flick Of The Finger è un pugno in pieno stomaco, un pezzo degno di un action-movie targato Bruce Lee degli anni ’70, con fiati pomposi e gong a tutto spiano, mentre la voce di Liam sembra più decisa che mai (per tutto l’album si noterà la quasi totale assenza di riverberi e delays alla sua voce, quasi come prova di forza contro i suoi detrattori). Soul Love è un western acusticizzato, dove la batteria ipnotica e acustiche ridondanti la fanno da padrone, un pezzo melanconico con una scìa malinconica e…spaziale (è il caso di dirlo, ascoltare per credere).
Face The Crowd è un pezzo tirato che mischia Kinks e Doors del primo periodo, con piani elettrici e chitarre dai toni altissimi e aspri, un pezzo di respiro di “casa” per i nostri. Il primo singolo è Second Bite of the Apple, un brano modificato in modo massiccio da Sitek, con una intro a la Zombies (Time Of the Season), per poi aprirsi in distorsioni e fiati accompagnati da una chitarra Wah dal sapore Hendrixiano. Soon Come Tomorrow ripercorre le atmosfere di Soul Love, con echi pinkfloydiani e con chitarre riverberate che fanno da tappeto.
Iz Rite è il pezzo più “oasisiano” del disco, riporta alla mente All In The Mind, presente nel quinto album da studio degli Oasis, Heathen Chemistry.I’m Just Saying è un’altro pezzo movimentato (un po' pochini all’interno del disco), spensierato e chitarroso (i coretti “numerati” finali potevano essere risparmiati…) [ma che cazzo dici...]. Don’t Brother Me era il pezzo più atteso dai fan dei fratelli Gallagher, un testo chiaramente scritto per il fratello maggiore dei Gallagher, quel Noel che ha scalato la classifica con il suo esordio discografico da solista con gli High Flyin’ Birds appena un anno fa [ha scalato la classifica britannica, dove è un media darling... disco totalmente americano con chiaro obiettivo gli USA, che è arrivato 28°]. Frasi come “in the morning I’ll be calling/ come on now, give peace a chance/take my hand, be a man” lasciano intendere da parte Liam una voglia di riappacificarsi. Per il resto l’outro finale del brano è tutta da gustare, ovviamente super-spaziale (sic!).
Shine a Light è un esperimento poco riuscito di ritmica e non lascia il segno, così come Ballroom Figured, ennesimo pezzo acustico stile Travis, che questo lavoro lo sanno fare bene e meglio. Start Anew è una giusta chiusura del disco, una ballata beatlesiana di stampo lennoniano che non sfigurerebbe come prossimo singolone spacca-radio, c’è da scommetterci.
In definitiva il matrimonio Beady Eye-Sitek ha funzionato più che bene, un maggiore spazio al produttore avrebbe reso questo disco da buono a ottimo, ora non resta che aspettare il prossimo album di Noel [seeeeee campa cavallo... deve trovare qualche pezzo vecchio di 10 anni da altre sessioni, scritto con Gem...], in attesa della reunion Oasis prevista per il ventennale di (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, fra due anni.


SEGNI PARTICOLARI: secondo prova sulla lunga distanza per i 4/5 dei componenti degli Oasis che hanno scelto di vivere una carriera artistica propria, indipendentemente dagli umori di Noel Gallagher.
INGREDIENTI: il Sitek from Tv On The Radio, una presenza forse più spirituale che tangibile nei solchi del disco, non è un nome buttato a caso. I Beady Eye grazie ad alcuni, saggi, consigli del produttore fanno dei modesti ma precisi passi avanti verso un sound meno improvvisato e/o imperniato sulla reiterazione di accordi e ritornelli privi di soluzione di continuità tipici del precedente Different Gear Still Speeding. Il disco, per quanto non sconvolgente, alla fine è un semplice brit-rock come forse non se ne fa più (sarà questo un decisivo punto a favore?), spruzzato di qualche acidità atta a rendere accattivante il riascolto. La forma canzone è eterogenea, si spazia dalla cavalcata condita di ottoni, fino alle fulminanti scariche rock da arena, passando per il caro vecchio asso nella manica di casa Gallagher: l’acustico.
DENSITÀ DI QUALITÀ: fondamentalmente, la differenza con il primo disco dei Beady Eye e con quello di Noel G. è che questo ha un numero maggiori di buoni pezzi rapportati sul totale. E’ paradossale, ma verosimile, che facendo ascoltare questo disco ed il primo di Noel in versione strumentale ad ignari ascoltatori, almeno 3 su 5 direbbero che quello più accostabile alla produzione Oasis sia questo [sarà mica perchè i veri Oasis sono i Beady Eye eh... 4/5]. Forse non tanto psichedelico e a tratti rabbioso come Dig Out Your Soul (2008), ma senza dubbio in grado di giocarsela quanto meno ad armi pari con tutto ciò che gli Oasis hanno fatto dal 2000 in poi. Perché? Beh, perché liberi dal trauma della separazione e dall'urgenza di scrivere al più presto dei pezzi per un disco (il primo), il talento compositivo del trio Gallagher-Bell-Archer mostra buona parte di quello che è un potenziale senza dubbio destinato a crescere. Emblema di questo assunto è il pezzo di apertura e quello finale: Flick Of The Finger, scritto a tre mani, è forse il brano più avvincente e originale dell’intero repertorio e il semi-acustico Start Anew (che segue un altro acustico di categoria superiore, Ballroom Figured) riporta alla mente, grazie ad un lavoro insolitamente sobrio di Liam alla voce, le magie di piccole gemme quali Married With Children. Il pregio maggiore del disco è nella limpidezza delle idee (Iz Rite colpisce subito e Soul Love dona quella sensazione di sospensione agro-dolce che non tutti si sarebbero aspettati dalla penna di Liam) e nel non crollare quando arrivano gli inevitabili passaggi a vuoto: Don’t Brother Me non è male ma il canto è fuori luogo, Shine A Light ha un bell'incedere, quasi alla Primal Scream, ma un chorus che appesantisce troppo il risultato finale, I'm Just Saying ha dei backing vocals grossolani e un testo ancora peggio. Di certo non si può diventare John Lennon a 40 anni, ma è ovvio che l’applicazione, la passione e la voglia di non licenziare un disco solo come movente per un tour fanno la loro parte nella riuscita di un LP più che dignitoso. Un consiglio: recuperate i pezzi extra delle varie versioni del disco che girano.
VELOCITÀ: si vola e si plana.
IL TESTO: "Shovin' our lovin' away, Leaving our light on the side Never once looking to say,"We got the ride of our lives", da Ballroom Figured.
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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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