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

video for Second bite of the apple +reviews



LONDON - If you listen with earphones, it's amazing. I love the crescendo of the sound. Liam Gallagher "shits all over every other vocalist in rock". Noel is simply not able to write these cool and happy songs.

from a fan: 
"I love this song, first listen gave me goosebumps, 1000th listen my body trembles! Cant wait for the album! I'm right behind you, but let the haters hate, people like me and you got a mega album to look forward to, hopefully the haters will be cleaning all the brown off them after crawling out of granpa Noel's anus and will leave us to compare favourite songs etc! Still using the High flying smurfs album to send me to sleep on a night, still working a treat!! Roll on June 20 when I see king Liam in London!!"

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Beady Eye album from 2069

LONDON - Some parts from Q Magazine (June edition) published tomorrow.

Dave Sitek, a sun-dodging LA studio nutjob, informed them, "you're stuck in 1969, I'm from 3069 - let's meet in 2069".

One of Liam's songs, Soul Love, was remodelled beaneath a giant screen showing "2001: A Space Odyssey". Sitek says he didn't want to change its acoustic flavour, "But I thought, what if the guitar belonged to an astronaut who's never coming back? He's on the spaceship strumming, as his home planet gets smaller through the window".

Although their debut album felt like the freshest Oasis album in years, "People didn't like the first one" [I don't agree with Liam about this... the fans and even the critics liked it. It's just that he wanted it to sell more] "so we couldn't do that again" [this is ok :].
"Noel's sold over a million, ours sold over 700,000. That'll do, but it didn't sell 20 million, know what I mean?"

Noel's songs are "missing some balls". "He goes, if I gave our kid a tune with a horn section on it, he'd freak out, man. Like, you're just a lying little bastard." There is splendid brass on two tracks from BE.

A song by Liam is both provocative and conciliatory, Don't Brother Me. "It means, don't come knocking on my door when everybody's fucking found you out" - suggesting the shine may come off Noel as a frontman (in fact, he's not able to be a frontman and many of his fans already got bored, also leaving his gigs and asking for Liam, and realising about Noel telling lies).

"Noel wanted out, man, don't be fucking kidded", Liam seethes. "He always wanted to be a frontman. He loves being in the fucking spotlight, being in charge. All that crap about [simpering voice] This has been thrust upon me, let's deal with it together. Fuck off, you've been planning it for years, you cunt".

The other 3 members of Oasis stuck with you. "The proof is in the pudding, mate. I'm not a cunt, I'm a good fucking guy. I've never sacked anyone in my entire life. Noel has, on the other hand".

This no-nonsense band is properly bonded, Beady Eye are extraordinarily tightly knit. Almost exceptionally among bands - who tend to hate each other and scatter as soon as they go offstage - this lot go on holiday together (always to Como lake near Milan too). There's no longer any sense of captain and crew, "we're all in charge", says Liam. Andy and Gem talk of Liam's singing as if they're curators of some precious national treasure.

Tabloid bullshit: Liam has been ejected twice from a London pub - denied by the people working there.

Beady Eye hired Quest management's Scott Rodger (among his charges: Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire), then spent much of 2012 writing and demoing, breaking off only to play some gigs with re-formed Stone Roses, and to perform Wonderwall at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. Noel had passed on the offer (because they were not paying him, not because he was asked to mime, as he said - they knew he's not a singer). Liam, witheringly: "that tune needed to be heard, at that event, from this voice".

"The album's gonna come out, hopefully people'll like it. If not, we tour it, and try and catpure them that way. If that doesn't work, we'll go [mimes phone call] - Noel?" - Liam laughs, which says: I'll never, ever be that desperate.

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(for the songs details, see previous post)



"Glastobury is a fucking nightmare". Liam said two years ago: ''The sound is shit and really quiet. And now it's like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it.''
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Beady Eye BE, more details

MOON - I don't agree with Liam about that... the fans and even the critics liked the first album. It's just that he wanted it to sell more.

2nd review, song by song.

1. Flick of the Finger.
A dramatically urgent Beady Velvet Underground beat, blaring trumpets, fuzzy guitars and Liam proclaiming "the future gets written today". The central riff's from a 2004 Liam/Gem demo called Velvet Building because "it sounded like the Velvets and it kept building".

2. Soul Love
The anti-Wonderwall, as Liam's loved-up strum is subjected to terrifying electronics from producer Dave Sitek. Liam: "the whole song fits with the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the baby going to the moon. We might have to just whack it on the internet - I'm up for getting arrested, or sued".

3. Face the crowd
A terrific, gambolling riff in an odd time signature. Liam: "Andy always comes up with the fucking bangers, which is weird". Andy: "It's about the bravado of being in a band. I'm pretty reserved, but when you're onstage, you've got to own it".

4. Second bite of the apple
A bassline like Joe Jackson's "It's different for girls" amid more fab brass and un-Oasis guitar effects. "The word is up, if you're tough enough", yowls Liam. Scott Walker's "The old man's back again" (from Scott 4) was an in-studio inspiration.

5. Soon come tomorrow
"What kind of love burns holes in your heart?", wonders Liam, among worried acoustics, bewildering synths and a contrastingly hot wah-wah guitar solo. Andy: "It's pretty personal, about something that happened between me and [his wife] Shiarra".

6. Iz rite
Liam: "It's like the Beatles on ecstasy, like a George Harrison-y Hare Krishna thing. Gem wrote it - I'm not saying it's fucking girly or anything, but he's definitely in touch with his feminine side at the moment".

7. I'm just saying
Andy: "my gist to the Morning Glor fans - us doing what we do very well". Super catchy and, yes, Oasis-y, but with that value added, future-now Sitek zing.

8. Don't brother me
Liam: "It is about a brother, but I do have two - and they're both fucking idiots". Step forward eldest brother Paul Gallagher. Another Liam acoustic strum, which launches off into deepest, darkest Sitekville on hypnotic synths and a sitar-y clang.

9. Shine a light
Tremendous opening riff in the style of The Stooges circa 1969 propels this way-out-there rocker with added backwards guitar. The rhythm came from a jam over Captain Beefheart's Mirror Man. Not even remotely Dadrock.

10. Ballroom figured
First recorded with full band, but when it came to Liam to overdub his voice, producer Sitek stripped it back to just acoustic guitar. Gem: "It sounded amazing, so we kept it like that. That's production, too - taking everything off".

11. Start anew
Another acoustic track with Liam's sweetest vocal ever. Andy: "Dave coaxed this Neil Young solo out of me, and it spins into an ending that doesn't quite resolve. We never push the epic button too hard".

+ bonus tracks, deluxe edition:
12. Dreaming of Some Space
13. The World’s Not Set in Stone YEEEAAHHH
14. Back After The Break
15. Off at The Next Exit
+ Japanese edition:
16. Girls in Uniform
17. Evil Eye
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Beady Eye new song Second Bite of the Apple (complete) +reviews



LONDON - It will sound great @ concerts with all the people singing. Love Beady Eye's happy tunes. Now complete, with lyrics. If you listen with earphones, it's amazing. I love the crescendo in the sound.. and Liam "shits all over every other vocalist in rock". 
Little reviews from music experts on magazines: 
"That bare-boned, back-to-basics approach is definitely present in the druggy comeback song Flick Of The Finger, and it’s just as tangible in the follow-up single, Second Bite of the Apple. Here, Gallagher and company let their T Rex flag fly high, crafting a big drunken sing-along powered by scant guitars and concussive horns, mixing equal parts of Britpop wit and abandon and some glam-rock undertones. It’s the perfect song to mumble when you’re stumbling home with your best mate."

"A couple weeks ago I wrote complimentary things about Flick Of The Finger, the first track to be released from BE, the second album from Beady Eye (aka Oasis sans Noel Gallagher). Now we’ve got another new one, and man, I like this even more than the first. Dave Sitek produced BE, and there are definitely textural and instrumental similarities to TV On The Radio here (especially in the incredible horns that propel the track). It’s retro as hell, yeah, but Sitek treats that (essential) aspect of the band’s identity with a wink, and in doing so, makes it feel oddly contemporary. It sounds fantastic. Listen."

"New track Flick Of The Finger seemed to demonstrate a visceral new energy, backed by a euphoric, grandiose horn arrangement. The band delivered another surprise, making an appearance on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show. Second Bite Of The Apple opens with rolling drums, a curiously playful stop-start rhythm. Building and building, it's catchy, singalong nature is matched to an arrangement which is as powerful as it is sparse."

Song broadcast 5 times per day on Virgin Radio, best song of the week, also for Gigwise.

Beady Eye are primal. Beady Eye are packed with bravado. Beady Eye don't have a reverse gear.
Beady Eye are... playful?
Not a word often flung in Liam Gallagher's direction, but the group's new single has a seductive, coy edge.
Perhaps its that opening drum beat, cribbed from Ringo Starr's off-beat less-is-more dictum. Perhaps its those horns, leading the track to new level after new level.
Or maybe it's Liam himself, with the singer's finest vocal performance in some time intoning lyrics of young love, empowerment and progress.

Rising from the demise of Oasis, Beady Eye have taken the industry by storm with their sensational debut album Different Gear Still Speeding, but the quintet look set to offer something different in their forthcoming instalment BE and this is just the appetiser.
Gallagher and co streamed album opener Flick Of The Finger, but never opted to take the single to the charts despite the huge support by the likes of Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and XFM.
This is a picturesque return, as their elegant tones, Madchester influences and Gallagher’s charismatic charm warps itself into the very foundations of the track that looks. In accordance to Gallagher, this is single that producer Dave Sitek (Foals, Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) experimented with the most and genuinely illustrates the magic that is set in store for BE.

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First single (also on the radio with deejay Zane). Liam is currently on the promo trail with Beady Eye for new album BE. 

Shake my tree where's the apple for me 
Tickle my feet with the enemy (NME) 
No point laughing if you don't know why 
I phone my love just to hear her smile

The word is up if you're tough enough x2

Girl in the queue, got an eye on you
Think you're in and she's looking for sin?
Yes you're not wrong
She wants to know what's in your pocket
Singing that song, dig it all night long

The word is up if you're tough enough x3
The word is if you're tough enough

Come on! Show what you love now x4

Shake my tree where's the apple for me
Tickle my feet with the NME (enemy)
No point laughing if you don't know why
I phone my love just to hear her smile

The word is up if you're tough enough x3
The word is if you're tough enough

The word is up if you're tough enough x3
The word is if you're tough enough

Come on! Show what you love now x4
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Di Canio learned from Oasis

SUNDERLAND - No he didn't learn to be a Nazi dictator from Noel Gallagher. Paolo Di Canio has a karaoke machine and Liam Gallagher to thank for his English skills. Also, he's sporting Liam's sideburns.
The Italian’s former team-mate Alan Stubbs has revealed how the Sunderland boss struggled with the language when he signed for Celtic in 1996.
But, within a year, he had mastered the lingo — after buying a karaoke machine and singing along to songs by Gallagher’s band Oasis among others.
Stubbs explained: “Paolo’s spoken English wasn’t great when he arrived at Celtic from AC Milan. It was broken and stilted and it used to frustrate him.
“Then he came in one day and said he had solved the problem — he’d bought a karaoke machine.
“He decided if he couldn’t speak English, he’d learn to sing it.
It must have helped because, by the time he left Celtic a year later, his English was excellent.
“Paolo loved his music, in particular Oasis and the Manic Street Preachers.
“He’d learn a song at home, then belt it out in the dressing room the next day — at the top of his voice. It was brilliant entertainment, especially when he’d forget the words.”
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Beady Eye new tracks&gigs


MOON - bonus tracks BE album Japanese edition only:
16. Girls in Uniform 
17. Evil Eye

Other tour dates added, also in Germany: 2.7 Berlin, C-Club, 3.7 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich, 5.7 München, Backstage Werk, 22.8 Köln, Gloria. 
Benicassim Festival (Spain, headlining 19 July, with Primal Scream, Johnny Marr, etc. and the other days: Arctic Monkeys, Killers, Miles Kane, Kaiser Chiefs, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.), Lokerse Feesten (Lokeren, Belgium, 5 August)

Here we are again with the media darling: all the thing of asking Liam if he would reunite Oasis (in a moment when there's no point, with the new album), was built to have Noel's answer (no, of course, the big man who doesn't need anyone) and you can imagine on which website first: the Noel Musical Express... 
I wonder how can there still be fans not realising about all of this, but I see there are always more fans abandoning Noel.
That old scheme is also a bit stupid because Oasis fans of course love Oasis (and supporting Noel, they'll never have them back), and they should notice everytime Noel says no the the reunion ("not even for starving children", etc.). Some are so blinded by Noel they even say "Noel never said no"................
The real Oasis fans remained, are very few and are the "hardcore" ones, realising about Noel...
I even heard Noel saying he's TOO BUSY TALKING WITH HIS EX OASIS BANDMATES !!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure, in his fantasy (that he should use for writing his own songs, not copied, not taken from old session, not written with other Oasis members). Someone please help him.



Smashing Pumpkins, By starlight
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Beady Eye new song Start anew



LONDON - Start anew. Andy: "my favourite vocal on the album. It's an epic: starts off as an acoustic tune then ends up as like Neil Young in Boca Juniors' stadium in 35°C heat, with fireworks going off."



Spiritualized, Richard Ashcroft's wife Kate Radley's ex band
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Beady Eye new video



MOON - Astronauts... I clearly influenced them once again, now with my visits to the museums (piece of Moon in Milan @ Leonardo Da Vinci museum). They set it private, but I downloaded it ;) (it's the backstage of the cover shoot). 
Liam Gallagher has ditched his parka jacket on the cover of the new issue of Q out on Tuesday next week, as a sign that the band have changed their sound for the new album. 
He told the mag: “We couldn’t do that first album again. Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Lennon gear — that’s my thing. I could do that all day long but people don’t want that, so we had to do summat.”
That “summat” included drafting in producer Dave Sitek, who had the band watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" in the studio. Liam says he’s put in serious effort on the new record, admitting he cares so much about music that it could one day kill him.
He said: “I won’t die of a drug overdose or a fucking drinking habit.
“I’ll die of living and breathing and being in a band. It won’t be over snorting a line off someone’s head or drinking a daft drink. It’ll be because I’m into it too much. I’ll die of caring too much.”
Sitek also had the band burning sage leaves before recording to “ward off evil spirits”.

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Led Zeppelin, No quarter (Latter days), "...they choose the path where no-one goes..."



David Bowie, Space oddity
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free Kasabian gig in Milan


MILAN - free concert @ piazza Duomo cathedral square! (gratis 30 maggio, anniversary of the first "Beady Eye" gig, 30 May 2000 in Milano, without Noel Gallagher the scaredy cat, leaving the band the second of 3 times, the would-have-been last Oasis gig in history included, Milan 30 August 2009, Kasabian played). Kasabian the band Noel's wife loves much more than his husband's depressing music that she hates. 

"free Milan gig! The boys will be playing a free gig in Milan's Piazza Duomo for Casa Bacardi Live on 30th May. The open air concert right in the heart of the Italian city will be completely free to fans and marks their only date in Italy this year". 

"It’s the whole culture, I feel like I slot right in because it’s just very relaxed. The food is incredible, but it is the people who make it. It’s obviously aesthetically beautiful, you’ve got ancient monuments and you can walk round them and they’re beautiful, but for me, it’s the actual people who live here. There seems to be a really good family spirit. There is still a beautiful family vibe."
(Britalian Sergio Pizzorno)

r.i.p. Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (Bayern 4-0)
proof they're a temporary phenomenon.
AC Milan still the best club in history
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Liam rides crocodiles

LONDON - Saint George's day, apparently Liam got drunk (which is very rare in Britain...) and tried to ride a dog ahahaha and of course it's a negative one so it's a big news for the British tabloids for desperate housewives preparing shite food and staying at home 'cause it's raining outside.
It seems he forgot to pay a pub, but then he paid.
Of course the manager "asked not to be named"... this is proof it's another fake story, like that one of Liam drunk at the pub, denied by the people working there.
Of course the tabloids refuse comments telling the truth... says a lot about them.
Of course haters as always find the way to fill their empty day, moralizing and attacking Liam without even knowing him, but always finding the time and never missing an article.
Of course the tabloids "forgot" to report all the good things Liam has done for the dogs.
Of course they even forgot their media darling Noel Gallagher, the scaredy cat, teaching his kids to throw stuff at harmless cows (why not alligators? no balls to do it?), of course that's NOT a bad example for the kids.
Of course they even forgot to report (yes, but to the police) about the looter Noel (speding £7,000 for a night in a bar and "waking up every morning with hangovers because I'm Irish") being the only one not paying... the train ticket to Manchester some weeks ago. He must be too busy still paying royalties for copying music.
But hey, according to Noel, "looters are fucking idiots"...
They must be proud at The Sun, in the Beady Eye new album Liam named them with Noel... about lying.

Noel Gallagher said the Nazi "David Bowie could release another album" because he's got a lot of songs, and this BIG NEWS from the media darling of my ass (Bowie doesn't give a fuck about Noel), is on ALL the websites, even THE SUN (!) of course, the NME Noel Musical Express (giving him the Godlike Genius award WITHOUT people voting), etc.
Sure Noel has no albums to release, 'cause he's the laziest fuck ever seen.
The 2012 album he had announced, of course was not released.
You can see why he's still paying the most money for copying songs. Even his "solo" album was made of Oasis songs from old sessions (2001 and 2004), written with other Oasis members, as Gem said.

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interview with Harri Peccinotti

LONDON - The legendary photographer of Beady Eye's new album. Harri Peccinotti from the old-school Italian: groundbreaking graphic designer, musician, purveyor of the flesh, outlaw photographer, erotic connoisseur, rule-breaker extraordinaire. Every photographer who’s made a career out of taking sensual and erotic photographs of beautiful women owes a big debt to Harri Peccinotti. He was the first person to consistently capture the sexuality of everyday activities on camera: subversively pleasing sights like girls carefully sucking on Popsicles, close-ups of butts on bike seats, and California beach bunnies unknowingly shot with long lenses. The master lensman who, in 1968, after completing an assignment in Vietnam, photographed the now legendary Milano Pirelli pinup calendar, that paired love poems with photographic interpretations of the verses. He was, of course, invited back. This time Harri proceeded to up the erotic factor by featuring the aforementioned California girls in various states of undress—all girls he met while cruising the beaches.

Do you remember the first photo you took just for fun?

I took a lot of pictures in Holland because I was interested in the painter Mondrian. I used to go to Vlissingen when I was about 18 and go to where the trees that Mondrian used to [paint]. There’s the first tree he did. So I used to take photographs around Vlissingen, just people on the street and everything.

While you trained in graphics, you also played in a brass band in London. 

I used to play trombone and tuba and string bass. After two or three years in learning graphics, I changed and spent about two or three years professionally playing music. Then I was disillusioned with it all and I didn’t ever go back. Unfortunately, I haven’t practiced much since which is really stupid. Now I regret it, of course. But there are lots of little things I regret. I wish I had gotten into movies, I wish I had bought a house. I have a lot of what-ifs, but anyway, here I am.

You designed album covers for jazz artists on Esquire Records. Who were some of the biggies?

Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and the Modern Jazz Quartet. They were all graphic things. They were not photographs at all. I got paid five pounds and you had to do all the overlays. I couldn’t go to America and photograph Miles Davis. And also, record covers at that time were drawings and things. They were not like they are now.

It must have been exciting to work in the 60s as the Sexual Revolution took flight. 

I suppose it was exciting, but maybe it’s an exciting time now. You don’t know until later, really. Even in the 60s you didn’t understand it was as exciting as it looks now. I think I [shot] the first nipple [to appear] in a calendar in 1968. That was the beginning of a sort of freedom, the idea that you didn’t have to get married, you could live with somebody. It was a real break from the 50s in England.

The “nip slip” to which you refer happened on your first Pirelli calendar shoot in Tunisia, right?

Yes, but it came naturally. I mean she didn’t have any clothes on. It’s just that I cropped somewhere where her nipple showed, that’s all. There’s a girl in a white t-shirt [in another photo], who was a friend, and through the t-shirt you see a black triangle, and they retouched it out. So it wasn’t that free even then, not for Pirelli anyway. Then, of course, a little bit later you could do complete nudes. Then it was, ‘If it hasn’t got nipples and crotches, then it’s not worth doing!’ There was no money when I did our Pirelli calendar. We didn’t have a hairdresser or a makeup artist, nothing. In America I didn’t even have models! I just used girls on the beach.

Why did you choose California as the location for the 1969 edition of the calendar?

I had been there two years before working on a film called Chappaqua and there were beautiful girls everywhere. I couldn’t believe it. When we finished the one in Tunisia I said, Oh, why don’t we go to California and just do it on the beach? So I talked them into it. Everything you ever read says the calendar was shot in Big Sur but it wasn’t. I did go to Big Sur to see William Burroughs before the shoot and I think that’s where the rumor got started. Anyway, it was shot around Los Angeles, Venice Beach mainly.

How did you find the girls?

When I was working on Chappaqua there were thousands of girls, but when we went there for the calendar there were none around because it was the school holidays. There were enough girls but quite difficult. And if you look, they’re the same ones. It’s just a little group we got to know. I bet a lot of them don’t even know they’re in the Pirelli calendar. I mean where would they ever see one? They’re just girls on the beach in ’68. You take their pictures and then you go away and they don’t even know if you were genuine or not.

Chappaqua featured a lot of members of the Beat Generation, like William Burroughs, whom you met during production. Were you part of the Beats?

Everyone was in it—Allen Ginsberg and Burroughs, Ravi Shankar, Grateful Dead. I spent six months in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hills Hotel and had nothing to do because the film came from Paris and was stopped at customs in America. It took weeks and weeks before they freed it. I used to go out with everyone and every Thursday I used to have a party in my room because I had expenses to get rid of. I was friends with people from Buddha Records so they would come and then maybe just the girl from the reception. Sometimes there were musicians.

Did you jam with anybody famous?

I played with the Mamas and the Papas. There were lots of groups all just wandering around stoned saying, ‘You’re free. Come play.’ I did recordings with the Lovin’ Spoonful, too.
(band from where the lazy fuck Noel Gallagher copied the lyrics for The Death of You and Me - and music copied from Pino Daniele - heard him in his travels to South Italy)

You even bought photos of a woman giving birth.

They didn’t want to do it. I bought the pictures without authority and you couldn’t buy a copy. It sold out within 10 minutes! In those days it was really quite a shock to see something like that.

You were among the first to use black models in fashion photography. Why was it important to you to help break through that barrier?

If a girl is beautiful, whether she’s black or white or whatever color she may be, I don’t see any difference at all. I was completely anti racial nonsense. Several times I asked to use some model who I liked a lot, who was black, and they’d give me really bad reasons like ‘Advertisers wouldn’t advertise,’ so at Nova I used to overdo it and I got into trouble a bit. They would say, ‘Don’t you ever use white models? What are you
trying to do?’

A lot of the models were your friends, right?

Yeah, I always used friends. At that time, editorially, I would never use a male model just because I don’t like male models. I like female models.


How would you describe your style?

I don’t know that I have a style. I’m probably a bit more closeup, or I used to be. I was always thinking graphically, to fill the screen. I didn’t like loose space hovering around the edge at that time, and then I was called “Mr. Close-up.”

You encouraged women to let their hair grow in one of your photo spreads for Nova.

I took a photograph of a crotch and it’s a double -page spread. I told the editor it was an underarm, and it says ‘Keep your hair on,’ or something like that. I always said I like girls with hair under their arms. I’m from the old-school Italian.

And judging by the length of your beard, the same rules apply for men.

I just grow a beard because I don’t want to shave!

How do you make women feel so comfortable enough to pose nude?

Maybe I’m no threat. Who knows? Now I’m like their grandfather, whereas then there was some rapport between us. I don’t even realize I look 90 years old but obviously to them I could imagine I’m a sort of ogre taking their picture. A lot of the people I’ve taken pictures of I know very well. Now I don’t have a friend who’s a model. Or they’re just too old to take their clothes off!

Some years ago, you released a book, H.P., which offers a look at your work over the last several decades. What are some of your favorite images from your career?

I have a favorite fashion picture, which is not actually a fashion picture: a girl in Africa wandering along who was so elegant and beautiful. I remember taking [photographs of] birds flying. Things like that stick in my mind. I still like the pictures. They’re not great or anything but it’s something that gave me incredible pleasure at the time.

What always shines through in your photos is that you love women.

I don’t necessarily make them look beautiful, which is something else. I’m not very good at that. I can make them look as they are. I don’t have a skill for making them look really beautiful.

Is there anybody you want to shoot that you haven’t?

I think Kate Moss is great but I’ve never taken her picture. There’s something about her that looks natural all the time, which I quite like. I like models that don’t look too much like models. She does, but she doesn’t. And I’m sure it doesn’t matter how you take her picture, she’s going to look great. You don’t need to be a wizard.

What’s next for you?

I think it’s just going to roll on. I have thousands of transparencies I haven’t sorted through that I’ll try to.

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Di Canio instantly a legend


SUNDERLAND - There are cool cats and the failed jinx Noel Gallagher the scaredy cat, City fake fan (days ago he wondered how Di Canio could be a difference... as always, Noel doesn't know anything about football). Sunderland-Everton, Di Canio won again (feat. Oasis sideburns :). He's instantly become a legend... see from 1:30 ...amazing, inspiring... shivers.
Meanwhile, this same day in Italy... politicians re-elected the same old president Napolitano once again. Just like communism: progress... at the end he will be 95 YEARS OLD...
Noel Gallagher: "them fucking communists".

Noel Gallagher said the Nazi "David Bowie could release another album" because he's got a lot of songs, and this BIG NEWS from the media darling of my ass (Bowie doesn't give a fuck about Noel), is on all the websites, even THE SUN (!) of course, the Noel Musical Express (giving him the Godlike Genius award WITHOUT people voting), etc.
Sure Noel has no albums to release, 'cause he's the laziest fuck ever seen.
The 2012 album he had announced, of course was not released.
You can see why he's still paying the most money for copying songs. Even his "solo" album was made of Oasis songs from old sessions (2001 and 2004), written with other Oasis members, as Gem said.




Di Canio song 
Paolo Di Canio, you are the love of my life 
Paolo Di Canio, I'll let you shag my wife 
Paolo Di Canio, I want dirty knees too 
ahahahaha
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naked covers history

LONDON - Today's the world's Record Store Day.
Beady Eye in the new album even put a pussy, lol. The bush, you know, in the 60s and 70s girls didn't use to shave ^_^ The "fucking hippies".
Sexy artworks: choosing a nude girl doesn't mean selling more albums, because of censure, and if you hear what many girls say: I'm not going to buy this porn... They pretend to be shocked, when everybody knows all the girls secretly (or not secretly) like the girls too ;)
Or they use it as an excuse to attack Liam Gallagher.
Here are some of the most famous or best sexy sleeves:

Fausto Papetti, many sexy artworks since 1961 (Italian, saxophone)
Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Electric Ladyland - 1968
Blind Faith (Eric Clapton) - 1969
The Lovin' Spoonful - Revelation: Revolution '69 - 1969 (band from where the lazy dick Noel Gallagher copied the lyrics for The Death of You and Me - and music copied from Pino Daniele - heard him in his travels to South Italy)
Roxy Music (Bryan Ferry), Country Life - 1974
Eric Clapton, E.C. Was Here - 1975
The Slits, Cut - 1979
Roger Waters, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking - 1984
Unclesam, Heaven or Hollywood - 1988
Ween, Chocolate and Cheese - 1994
Sugar Ray, Lemonade And Brownies - 1995
Molotov, Donde Jugaran Las Ninas - 1997
Pulp, This is Hardcore - 1998
Dwarves, Come Clean - 2000
The Strokes, Is This It - 2001 (my ex-best friend was friends with his father... you know who... and the son was moaning in his songs, as if he was an unlucky guy...)
Rollins Band, Nice - 2001
Placebo, Sleeping With Ghost - 2003
Casanova, All Beauty Must Die - 2004
Gods of the Radio, Narrowcasting - 2005
Katy Perry, Teenage Dream - 2010
Maroon 5, Hands All Over - 2010
Steel Panther, Balls Out - 2011
Beady Eye, BE - 2013

(and many more, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Rammstein, Madonna, Black Crowes - this summer with Beady Eye in Italy, etc.)



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Balotelli in the world's 100 most influential people

NEW YORK - Mario conquers the world. Balotelli is in the category "icons", like the icon of Oasis is Liam Gallagher, big fan of Mario. Now confirmed the rumours (haters-rosiconi said it was a "bufala", fake news), ex Manchester City now AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is one of the world's 100 most influential people, in the list of Time magazine.
His goals and t-shirt "why always me" in the historic 1-6 victory in  the derby vs Manchester United and goals with Italy vs Germany at Euro 2012, are unforgettable.
He joins the likes of Pope Francis, Barack Obama and Michelle, film director Steven Spielberg, Kate Middleton, another Italian Mario Draghi, etc.
Also, Balotelli was wearing the Italian flag like Liam in Milan ("I like that Balotelli geezer, that Mario dude. He's top, he's smart. The crackers is cool. He has attitude. Right now footballers are just a bit too professional. You need exciting players, the ones who are a bit bonkers. Balotelli is crazy, but he is young. He will be a mega-player").

I gotta show you, man,
The meaning of soul
I'm taking on love tonight
Get outta my way, yeah man,
I dig what you say
But that ain't enough, alright
I'm a different breed
I'm outta your league
I'm 10 out of 10 all night
Get outta my way
I dig what you say
And that ain't enough alright
All rise
I see the love in your eyes
If it's alright
Then I'll be your light

(Liam Gallagher, The meaning of soul)

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Pretty Green in Reading

READING - An alternative to the current ‘college boy’ look and a bit of attitude is coming to The Oracle this weekend. 
That is the promise from Pretty Green’s brand director Nigel Grant, who says the store is aiming to offer something a bit more edgy in men’s fashion.
The East Reading-born boss says he is genuinely thrilled to be opening a store in his home town where the company, founded by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, first set up its headquarters and still has its distribution centre.
He said: “It feels good to be in Reading. There was always going to be two phases to our UK store roll-out and Reading was always going to be part of the second phase. I’ve grown up with The Oracle and it’s a great location.”
This will be the 13th Pretty Green UK store and three more are due to open in the next three months, in contrast to other retailers who are closing branches.
Mr Grant said: “I believe there’s two things important to me as brand director.
“Firstly, the high street is still the best place to show the customer what your brand is all about.
“You can get a feel and a vibe, it’s not just about the brand and clothing but what the attitude is about.
“Secondly, I think people want to touch and feel clothing. The high street is having a tough time and it may be in the next five or 10 years there is radical change to the way people actually interact with the brand on the high street and buy online but one thing is for sure, people will always want to feel the garment and try it before they actually buy it.”
The new store is almost opposite the hugely popular Hollister but Mr Grant says Pretty Green will offer something quite different.
The 47-year-old said: “We just try and create a cool vibe and a little bit of attitude and a lot of rock and roll.
“With dark wood panelling and a leopard print wall, it’s the kind of thing you see in a rock star’s house.”
Mr Grant continued: “There’s a lot of brands where I can’t tell them apart, they’ve morphed into one. It’s that college kid look.
“We are one of the few brands that caters for a wide age demographic. If you’ve got attitude and want to look cool and not like everyone else in the street we’re a good option.
“People over 40 or over 50 come in and carry it off. There’s something in our store which will resonate with everyone who has lived through the 90s but we do have an awful lot of teenagers now as well. That’s one thing that has excited us.”
Mr Grant says Liam, who has a home in Henley, prefers to keep a low profile at store openings but is likely to check out the Reading branch soon. He said: “He is very hands on. He has sign-off on pretty much everything we do. He is going to the Manchester City-Reading game so he might shimmy past.”
Mr Grant has been director of Pretty Green since it was formed in 2009 and has seen the business grow to 250 employees in the UK with 50 of them working in the warehouse in East Reading.
He said: “I’m proud to say we are a big employer in the local area and long may it continue.”
Pretty Green is set to open in The Oracle on Saturday with live performances from bands including Chinawhite from Warrington.
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Stone Roses film feat. Liam & Pretty Green

MANCHESTER - Shane Meadows' highly anticipated documentary "The Stone Roses: Made of Stone", about the legendary Manchester band, will open on 5 June across the UK through Picturehouse Entertainment. 
The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.
With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.
Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.
Incorporating never-before-seen material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.
Also featuring Liam Gallagher and Mani wearing Pretty Green's Lord Paisley shirt.



trailer
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sexy Beady Eye video

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porn music: Beady Eye artwork & new tracklist


LONDON - Not only Milan Futurism for Beady Eye. The NSFW cover was shot by Harry Peccinotti, a photographer best known for his erotic work and for shooting the famous Milano Pirelli calendars in 1968 and 1969. His Beady Eye sleeve features a semi-naked woman – the photographer's wife – lying on her back (there's also an photo of her... pussy :). Boobs are now allowed on YouTube.
Love the cover of the new album! ahahaha (it's possible to pre-order, not the nude girl). It was one of my "anticipatiiiions", I was right posting Cara Delevingne naked: flick of the fingering :) 
new tracklist: 
1. Flick of The Finger 
2. Soul Love 
3. Face The Crowd 
4. Second Bite of The Apple 
5. Soon Come Tomorrow 
6. Iz Rite 
7. I'm Just Saying 
8. Don't Brother Me 
9. Shine A Light 
10. Ballroom Figured 
11. Start Anew 
12. Dreaming of Some Space 
13. The World’s Not Set in Stone YEEEAAHHH 
14. Back After The Break 
15. Off at The Next Exit


added for the Japanese edition only:
16. Girls in Uniform 
17. Evil Eye

other live gigs added: 
19 June - Manchester Ritz 
20 June - Camden Centre, London
22 June - Glasgow ABC

rumours about the new video Second Bite of the Apple: Northern Soul music, new song on 29 April @ deeejay Zane. 

another review of the song:

Let's get something straight: there's not a single human being this side of the Statue of Liberty who isn't interested in what Liam Gallagher's doing. Whether he's running around Hampstead Heath (every morning at 6am), christening his cat ("Lazy Our Kid") or standing outside a Soho pub holding three bottles of Champagne (as seen in a recent tabloid story), you will look. Don't deny it. You'll definitely listen to at least 30 seconds of 'Flick Of The Finger', the trippy first taster from Beady Eye's forthcoming album, 'BE' – so named because it's the acronym of Beady Eye, but presumably also because it's the verb for human existence. Mega. Being curious about Liam is just a fact of life. He's described 'BE' as "fucking lairy cosmic". Well, if he'd scored Star Wars, 'Flick Of The Finger' would be his 'Imperial Death March'. A brass band takes us on a journey through Liam's mind as he first wakes up "with the moon and the room on the wrong side", then swaggers off towards the future. If you were going to follow any man into the unknown it'd be him. His call-to-arms here ("It's ahhhhhnnnn") confirms that he was born to lead. Let's not be daft and credit producer Dave Sitek for this. You can't hear Sitek. You wouldn't hear Krakatoa erupt over the sound of Liam's bravado. Anyway, is 'Flick Of The Finger' any good? Yeah. So, up yours.

Eve Barlow

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FA Cup final +Di Canio celebration +song


NEWCASTLE - Italians rule. Sunderland manager Di Canio celebration for the derby win 0-3 in Newcastle (always said Adam Johnson is great, big mistake by City - and Hodgson).
11 May 2013 @ Wembley, derby Manchester City vs Wigan, for the most important cup in Britain (having won vs Chelsea 1-2, the first London club winning the Champions League, last year with Di Matteo).
City won a cup for the first time in 35 years (FA Cup in 42 years) in 2011 with Mancini, and Mario Balotelli man of the match (Liam Gallagher @ stadium, and the jinx - scaredy cat Noel Gallagher away, fake City poor fan).
First league in 44 years in 2012, with final assist by Mario (plus the historic 1-6 vs Manchester United), wearing the jersey Liam had presented with Beady Eye's Blue Moon.





and after Mario Balotelli, another Italian idol, here's Di Canio song, lyrics:
Paolo Di Canio, you are the love of my life
Paolo Di Canio, I'll let you shag my wife
Paolo Di Canio, I want dirty knees too
ahahahaha
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more fans abandon Noel

LONDON - Even more fans are realising about Noel Gallagher... "I had told you"...
"Beady Eye should put 10 Oasis songs on their next tour set list; they've earned it--just pay Noel his damned royalties (all he cares about) and play the songs. Maybe close with a cover of "Mean Mr. Mustard" and dedicate it to Noel."
"lazy bastard"
"please just go back to smooching Noel's lazy ass"
ahahahaha
"HFB = High Funeral Bills"
"Most hardcore Oasis fans have abandoned him and ridicule him anyway"
"I love Noel like my own son, but I mourn for what he was versus what he's become. Sorrow."
"Ahhhhhh Noel what a joke you have become!! If you would have explained to Noel 20 years ago the man he is today, he would say 'what a cunt he is' "
"The fans did not abandon Noel..Noel abandoned his Fans when he lied and said that he would never quit Oasis..Watch him on Youtube saying this..Noel said he would always be Rock &Roll, He is now New Country Music, Noel said he would always be a working class kind of guy..Yeah, right, Money has changed him..He lost the Eye of the Tiger, lies about everything and does not care about his Fans that made him famous in the first place..He's just a rich upper class snob now..Its to bad cause i thought Noel was awesome before, his actions show us the truth...Go ahead Noel, wreck your reputation even more"
"Noel has already disgraced himself by playing kissy-face with Damon Albarn. Why NOT do X-Factor US instead of UK? He's already gone Hollywood; he's not a Manc or a rocker any more. It's time he had his handprints outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he can buy a mansion in Beverly Hills and Sara can go shopping on Rodeo Drive. Ta ta, dahlings!"
"Just do it Noel, quit with that passive boring shit you call music and get carried to fame and fortune with something you don't need to put much effort into since you do want to take it easier nowadays."

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Liam tired of Noel lying

LONDON - Just after Liam talked about his song about Noel, The Sun published: scaredy cats! meet 18 wide-eyed TITies... including Noel Gallagher the Scaredy Cat ahahaha (also leaving Oasis 3 times). They could add a photo of him. Maybe the one driving, even in his videos, without a driving licence (sounds like when Noel travelled by train without paying the ticket).

Liam: “And there’s ‘You’re always in the sun/with your Number One.’ The Sun newspaper… There’s loads of little things going down in there!” One verse goes: “I’m sick of all your lying/scheming and your crying.”

Noel the poor victim...
Scheming is a clear reference to the Noel's illuminati...

Liam Gallagher has admitted that a new Beady Eye song is about Noel Gallagher and that it features a couple of digs.
The song, titled 'Don't Brother Me', will feature on the new album 'BE'. Liam admitted that it is about Noel and that he does not care that it draws attention back to their relationship. Discussing the track title, he says: "Well it just sounds shit, 'Don't Sister Me', doesn't it? Especially when I haven't got a sister. People will pick up on it, but I'm ready to go there. So yeah, it's about our kid."
"The tune is the tune, I love the tune more than having to go and speak about it. I could've tried to call it something else but that's what it is. It's a lovely fucking song. I love the song. I'm not gonna change the title to make my life easier." Going on to discuss the lyrics: "It's a bit contradictory. There's a load of love in there and a load of fucking... There's a lot of love in there but there's also a couple of – humorous, I think – digs. There's nothing malicious in there, 'cos it's not in my nature. I wish I could write a malicious one – you'd fucking know about it if I could – but I couldn't."

In the first album, the dig was "you're blinded by what you idolise" (the Morning son)

"Liam is a rank amateur at scheming and lying compared to Noel. After Noel suddenly entered the menopause"
ahahaha could say the same about Noel's fans...
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fan performs with Liam

ACCRINGTON - A teenage musician became a ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’ after he performed an impromptu gig with his idol - Liam Gallagher.
The former Oasis frontman has spent time in the Accrington area this week, shooting a video with his band Beady Eye.
Keen guitarist and singer Reece Bibby, 14, heard that one of the locations used by the band was the Canine Club on Abbey Street.
He was in such a hurry to meet the star that he grabbed his guitar, but not his coat, when he left his home on Marlborough Road.
He said: “I love Oasis and Beady Eye so had been waiting for a couple of hours outside the club. I only had a t-shirt on and had started shivering.
“A woman who was with her daughter wrapped me in a pink blanket from her car and took a picture which the band must have seen, because a couple of minutes later someone came out and said Liam wanted to see me.
“I was shown inside and taken upstairs to the group’s dressing room.
“Liam hugged me and asked me why I wasn’t wearing a coat. He then saw my guitar and said ‘do you know any Oasis songs?’.”
It was then that Reece became the envy of thousands of musicians worldwide, performing perhaps Liam’s best-known song with the man himself.
“I started strumming the opening chords of Wonderwall,” he said. “My hands were freezing and shaking but I know the chords well. I couldn’t believe it when he started singing the opening line. I got goosebumps.
“He sang the verses and I joined in the choruses. It was amazing.”
Liam then signed Reece’s acoustic guitar and handed him his pair of Mosley Tribe designer sunglasses.
Reece said: “He told me to believe in myself and that as a musician I should listen to the sounds all around me. It was just surreal.”
With that, Reece, a Hollins Technology College pupil returned home to dad Jamie, 35, mum Lyndsey, 32 and 13-year-old sister Lexie.
Reece performs a mixture of his own songs and cover versions and will be playing at the Victoria pub, Accrington on May 4.

other Beady Eye live gigs announced on 15 April (Manchester, London, Glasgow)
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Beady Eye new video shoot

ACCRINGTON - He's just announced his band Beady Eye will be taking an “experimental” new direction for their second album, but Liam Gallagher returned to very traditional roots to shoot his new video.
For Liam chose old-fashioned boozer the Dog and Partridge in Accrington (Haslingden, Lancashire) to film the video with his bandmates – to the surprise of residents there. The band chose it for its traditional looks, both outside and in.
Burnage boy Liam announced yesterday that Beady Eye’s new album will be called BE, and will see the rockers experiment with cassette tapes, iPhone apps and samplers for a fresh new sound.
And they certainly wasted no time in heading up here to film a video for what is likely to be the first new song off the album, Flick of the Finger [it's the second single Second bite of the apple].
Needless to say, the presence of the famous rocker caused something of a stir in the village of Baxenden when they set up filming at the pub. Schoolgirls Amy and Molly Brennan and friend Holly Kenyon spotted the film crew outside the pub and with dad Ian they decided to investigate.
Ian said: “I asked them what it was all about and they didn’t want to say anything at first but then they told us it was Liam Gallagher.
“As we walked back up the road he came out, it was quite surreal seeing him at our local boozer. The girls were quite scared when I went to talk to him but he was nice as pie.
“I asked him for photos with the girls and he was chatting to them telling them his mum was a dinner lady and asking if they were off school.
“People always say he’s mad but he was really sound.”
Ian added the girls – Amy, 14, Holly, 13 and Molly, 10, had heard of the former Oasis legend but admitted they were more One Direction fans.
He said: “As soon as they got home they were watching Liam and the band online, it was exciting for them, I think they’re fans now.”
After word got out of Gallagher’s appearance people flocked to the pub to catch a glimpse of the rocker.
Earlier in the day our beady eyed moles spotted Liam at Piccadilly train station where he arrived with bandmates for the long day of filming ahead.
Can’t wait to see the results!

Liam said: “It’s great be up here, it’s a beautiful little place. The weather’s been good too. We’ve all had a top time, you can’t beat a traditional little boozer.”
Licensee Fiona Heap said: “A location scout came in last Friday and asked us if it would be ok for them to film for a few hours.
“I think they were after the looks of a traditional local and they were particularly taken with the pool room.
We were only too glad to help.
“Liam was very friendly and was fantastic with the fans outside. All the band seemed to be having a good time.”
Delighted fans said that Beady Eye’s visit had been memorable.
Darcey Powell said: “I got a picture with Liam and he was really nice. “I had a dentist’s appointment but I sacked it off to meet Liam. There wasn’t really an option.”
Amelia Cardwell said: “I heard on Facebook that the band were here and came down with my mum.
“I can’t believe he’s shooting a video right on my doorstep. It’s really exciting.”

more from British haters (they're always commenting on articles about Liam, they're still very interested)

"And this is why your band will never be succesful Liam. If you have no respect for your fans, they won't be there very long. Keep it up though. I can't wait to see the dis-interest from people when your album is released."
(ramshackle)

(confusing him with Noel insulting his own fans because they want an autograph or they're fat)

"Robbie Williams is just that little fat dancer from Take That" was said by NOEL...

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Beady Eye songs details

LONDON - Photoshoot in London. Yesterday they were in Lancashire (Baxenden, Accrington, @ the Dog and Partridge, see next article), to shoot the videoclip for the (second) single "Second Bite Of The Apple".
Not only all the details on the previous article, here is more about the new tracks:

1. Flick of the Finger
Liam: "we had to go first with it. I get a bit of an 'I wanna be adored' vibe"
Andy: "to me, it's a Gimme Shelter moment".
Liam: “It’s stomping, in-yer-face. It’s just mental. To me, it’s like a tsunami just waiting to fucking come at you, and then it gets you.”
Gem: “It’s like Bruce Lee, on a surfboard, in a tsunami…”

2. Soul Love
Liam: "This started as a songbird-y thing, but I changed it the night before we recorded it"

3. Face The Crowd
Liam: "face the crowd is fucking....."
Gem: "a banger"

4. A Second Bite of the Apple
Liam: "this is the one Sitek changed the most .... There's a lot more magic on this album"

5. Soon Come Tomorrow
Andy: "one of my tunes, a bit of a quieter, slower thing"
Liam: "great tune Hendrix-y"

6. Iz Rite
Liam: "The Beatles on E"

7. I'm Just Saying
Andy: "anyone longing for a bit of Morning Glory-era Oasis, this is for them"

8. Don't Brother Me
Liam: "it's a beautiful fucking song and I like the title. I didn't want to change it"

9. Shine a Light
Andy: "the intro to this we called 'the scarface bit": like an old black and white movie. Very dramatic"

10. Ballroom Figured
Liam: "it's a bit Bob Marley to me. Redemption song. Beautiful."

11. Start Anew
Andy: "my favourite vocal on the album. It's an epic: starts off as an acoustic tune then ends up as like Neil Young in Boca Juniors' stadium in 35C heat, with fireworks going off."



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Beady Eye psychedelic futurists

LONDON - ShortList’s Hamish MacBain discovers how “the maddest bastard in thick-rimmed glasses since my grandma” turned Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye from Sixties fetishists into psychedelic futurists (Futurism from Milan ;)

As ever, there are many things about which Liam Gallagher is currently “buzzing”. There’s his son Gene’s continued prowess on the drums (he’s now in a band), and the fact he was last month given a set of sticks by Reni from The Stone Roses. There’s today’s “mega” photoshoot. There’s Beady Eye’s new bassist Jay Mehler – formerly of Kasabian, absent with chicken pox – whose arrival he declares to be “like Van Persie going to United”.
There’s Suede’s latest single (“Fucking tune… I bumped into Brett at my kid’s school. I don’t mind him, he used to have a pop at me and I used to pop back but you get older: at least I’m not cuddling Damon Albarn and doing fucking gigs with him”) [I like Suede too - Noel of course hates them]. There’s – still, always – The Stone Roses, who he saw in Dubai a few weeks ago. And while he’s not buzzing about Palma Violets – “I saw a picture, the guy was wearing a weird shirt” – he is all over Justin Bieber.
“Anyone who goes on two hours late is fucking right in my book, man,” he raves, as the shoot is finishing up. “All these so-called rock bands that sit backstage going, ‘Hey, let’s wait 15 minutes.’ Fuck that, wait two hours and 15 minutes! He’s kicked the fucking arse out of it – no one will beat that, ever. So get off his fucking back, man: I am a Belieber!”
More so than any of these things, though, Liam and the rest of Beady Eye – equally enthused-by-life guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, quiet drummer Chris Sharrock – are today excited about their new tune Flick Of The Finger which, if the world hasn’t ended, will go live a few days after you read this. Deriving from an old Liam demo of a song called Velvet Building – “It was on cassette, that’s how long ago it was,” says Gem – it was briefly mooted for the aborted, Death In Vegas-produced Oasis album in 2004, but has now been completely reinvented and retitled, with new words by Andy and Gem, a bombastic brass section and… well, let’s hand over to its creators, shall we?

Andy: “We’re gonna have to start the gigs with it. Got to. It’s a calling card.”

Liam: “It’s stomping, in-yer-face. It’s just mental. To me, it’s like a tsunami just waiting to fucking come at you, and then it gets you.”

Gem: “It’s like Bruce Lee, on a surfboard, in a tsunami…”

Chris: “…with brass. Burning sage.”

And when you do hear it, and wonder who and what the ranted spoken word bit is all about, then here’s the sketch: it’s taken from Tariq Ali’s book Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography Of The Sixties, with the words – “whose weapons rapidly developed by servile scientists will become more deadly until they can, with a flick of the finger, tear a million of you to pieces” – originally those of 18th-century French political theorist and “friend of the people” Jean-Paul Marat.
Except that now they’re spoken by Fonejacker.

Gem: “We needed to re-record it anyway, and Kayvan [Novak, the show’s creator] came on board to do it. I just love that it’s this heavy, heavy piece of wordage, but delivered by Fonejacker.”

Liam: “So that’s the only guest appearance on the album – Fonejacker. And the first thing that people will hear of our new stuff is his voice: ‘Say what you believe.’ So he’s lucked out there, the little fucker!”

A TOUGH START

Gem: “Situation and circumstance, man. People were saying we’d never make the end of the tour. We were like, ‘We fucking will!’”

By December 2011, Beady Eye had made it to the end. But they knew it was time to regroup. They would not play live again until June 2012, and even then it was just a handful of support slots with The Stone Roses. Still, at these shows they appeared revitalised: partly due to the rest, partly due to new management, partly because they had relented slightly on their decision to not play Oasis songs, with the crowd at Heaton Park treated to Rock’N’Roll Star and Morning Glory: songs written by Noel Gallagher (not completely) but – as they say in showbiz – made famous by Liam Gallagher.

“The way I see it, it’s about giving people value for money,” he says. “It’s hard times out there, and if people want to hear a couple of fucking tunes, is it doing any cunt any harm? We’re not doing it to get into arenas and we’re not doing it to get out of shitholes. And, y’know: if people don’t want to hear them then… we’ll still do them!”

Andy: “We were definitely pretty up at that point. By then, we had about 12 new songs ready, too. We could have gone in the studio then, but we thought, ‘Let’s get a few more tunes written.’”

Liam: “We knew the next album had to be flipped on its head. We didn’t know how to do it, we didn’t know where to start by doing it, so at that point all we felt we had to do was write some good tunes. But we just needed a bit of fucking help. The last record, the producer weren’t right, he bailed, Gem ended up mixing it and it turned out great for what it was. But we needed a great producer.”

Enter a man described by Liam as “the maddest bastard in thick-rimmed glasses since my grandma”. As well as being the main architect behind the adventurous, some-might-say-wilfully-difficult sounds of his own band TV On The Radio, Dave Sitek is feted for his innovative, forward-thinking production on albums by Brooklyn, New York’s avant-garde elite (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars), and his free-jazz influenced remixes. He once made a space-rock album of Tom Waits covers with Scarlett Johansson. So perhaps not a producer you would expect to be working with a band whose last album contained a song called Beatles & Stones, that sounded quite like The Who and The Kinks.

Andy: “People will talk about him being from one world and us being from a different world, but actually we’re pretty similar. We agreed on a lot of stuff musically: the stuff we liked, stuff we were playing in the room, for fun.”

Gem: “Initially he was like, ‘Why do they want me?’ But we sent him some tunes and he went, ‘Oh, I get it: they want to go there.’ And he wanted to make some rock’n’roll, as he put it. So it was a leap of faith that worked.”

Liam: “I love him: he’s an outlaw. He definitely didn’t come over to London to see the Queen, know what I mean? He came to make a good record. When people mention ‘experimenting’, the thing about that word, it makes it sound like they’re really fucking trying hard. But we didn’t really try that hard, man. We just laid it on the line. He was like, ‘I’m not here to make demos sound better, I’m here to fucking toss it up in the air and see what happens.’ And he did, but that’s as far as experimenting went. We weren’t sitting there going ‘Right, we need to do more of this kind of thing’ or whatever, because I find all that shit fucking hard work.”

BE : HERE NOW

Whatever the process, the results, anyone would concede, are very different-sounding. The songs are still swaggering and direct, but now there are many layers of colour, with tunes taking unexpected twists at every other turn. And Liam’s voice is a revelation: mixed dry, with barely any effects on it, so you feel he’s right up against your forehead. “It’s how I sound round the house or on the back of a camel or whatever,” he says. “I’m sick of idiots saying I can’t sing. Hopefully now they’ll get off my back.”
With the first time Liam and Sitek laid eyes on each other being Day One at State Of The Ark Studios in Richmond, it is a marriage that was helped, too, by the fact both parties were barely aware of each other’s legacies. There was not the reverence a British producer might have for four-fifths of Oasis.

Liam: “It weren’t all fucking rosey, that’s for sure. We had a couple of ding dongs, definitely. Not fisticuffs, but there was a lot of…”

Andy: “…push and pull. We pushed him and he pushed us.”

So was there material you brought in and he went, ‘No thanks’?

Liam: “Yeah, without a doubt. And you know how that goes down. He’d be, ‘I’m not having that’, and I’d be going, [aggressively], ‘Well, I fucking am.’ So there’d be a bit of bullfighting going on. And then he’d go off and conduct ‘a musical experiment’ and you’d be like, ‘Hmm, that don’t sound too bad at all, actually. I can go with that.’ And there were others where we were like, ‘You’re losing your mind, we need to get back to Hare Krishna land.’”

Andy: “Sometimes we won, sometimes he won. But the best person won each time for the tune.”

Liam: [Adopts comedy posh voice] “Guys, the record won. Music won!”

The record, by the way, is called "Be". Liam wanted to call it Universal Gleam, but was vetoed by “certain people” (Chris). He concedes that you could have “gone into a right old coked-up bullshit waffle about that, but with this you can’t really speak much about it. It just is.”

He adds, “My theory is that it’s gonna have Be on the cover, and then on the back I-E-B-E-R. [Stands up, shouts football chant-style] Biiiiieee-ber! I’ve got his fucking back, man.”

Why are you going on about Justin Bieber so much today?

Liam: “I don’t fucking know, do I? It’s better than going on about The Strypes, or any of them other fuckers, innit?”

FAMILY TIES

At the right of this page, there will be more details about specific songs on Be, but one warrants a slightly lengthier discussion: a spaced-out, electric sitar-assisted Liam ballad you might first hear as Don’t Bother Me, but it’s actually entitled Don’t Brother Me.
So then, Liam: why would you go and call a song Don’t Brother Me?

Liam: “Well, it just sounds shit, Don’t Sister Me, doesn’t it? Especially when I haven’t got a sister.”

You must know that it makes it pretty clear who it’s about, and that people will pick up on it.

Liam: “Yeah, yeah, people will pick up on it, but I’m ready to go there. So yeah: it’s about Our Kid.“

You’re prepared for the fact you’re now going to continue to be asked about Noel for the next year and a bit of your life?

Liam: “But the tune is the tune, I love the tune more than I love having to go and speak about it. I could’ve tried to call it to something else, but that’s what it is. [Sings] ‘Don’t brooo-ther meeee.’ And that is it. It’s a lovely fucking song. I love the song. I’m not gonna change the title to make my life easier.”

Some of the lines in it – ‘Come on now, give peace a chance’; ‘In the morning, I’ll be calling, hoping that you’ll understand’ – suggest it might be an olive branch?

Liam: “Well, as Andy said to me, it’s a bit contradictory. There’s a load of love in there, and a load of fucking…”

One verse goes: “I’m sick of all your lying/Scheming and your crying.”

Liam: “Yeah, but the lying and the scheming and the crying might not be about him. It might be about someone around him. Or it might be about me. He might be sick of my scheming, lying and crying. But anyway, there’s a lot of love in there, but there’s also a couple of – humorous, I think – digs. There’s nothing malicious in there, ’cos it’s not in my nature. I wish I could write a malicious one – you’d fucking know about it if I could – but I couldn’t.”

What do you mean you couldn’t?

Liam: “Ahh, I’m joking, man. But I couldn’t. And You, You Cunt sounds shit, doesn’t it? Plus he’s heard that one before. Everyone’s heard that before.”

Gem interjects: “Life isn’t black and white, is it? It’s many shades of grey.”

Liam: “The best line for me is ‘Did you shoot your gun?’”

Why?

“I just think it’s cool. He’s always on about shooting guns, isn’t he? If I Had A Gun... Well, did you fucking shoot it?”

Gem: “See, I never even got that. So that’s the point of it all, isn’t it?”

Liam: “And there’s ‘You’re always in the sun/With your Number One.’ The Sun newspaper… There’s loads of little things going down in there!”

You bumped into Noel after you played the Olympics, didn’t you?

Liam: “I did, yeah. Well, he bumped into me.”

How was it?

Liam: “It was all right. I wasn’t that pissed actually, I’d only had like… four bottles of champagne.”

Gem: “I knew that was coming.”

Liam: “I thought I was pretty pleasant, you know what I mean? I said, ‘What do you make of that then, you fucker?’ And he went, ‘Uh, yeah, it was all right.’ Then I said, ‘I seen your mates there, they said to say hello,’ and he went ‘Who?’ and I said, ‘Take That,’ and he went, ‘Urggh.’ That was it, and I turned me back and had a drink and then everyone was going, ‘Here y’are: speak to him,’ and I said, ‘Nope, I’m fucking having a drink,’ and that was it.”

But you’re saying it was relatively cool?

Liam: “Well, it wasn’t Jerry Springer or Jeremy Kyle. It was more Montell.”

You mean as in Montell is a bit less scratching-each-other’s-eyes-out…

Liam: “Montell is cool as fuck. At least he knows what he’s talking about. D’you know what I mean? You can’t have one chav telling another chav to wind his neck in, can you? Montell’s a fucking dude: he’s been there, seen it. And he wears fucking polo necks in front of a live studio audience.”

This seems as good point as any to leave “the Noel bit”, doesn’t it?

EYEING THE FUTURE

As we finish, Beady Eye collectively move straight into looking at video treatments, sat round a table, getting excited again. Gem shows me the artwork for the record on his phone – from a shoot for Seventies magazine Nova that he rightly says “won’t get into Tesco”.

Andy talks about how new bands such as The Strypes and Temples, ironically, will now sound retro next to his band’s new album, but even though Beady Eye’s second is an adventurous step into more leftfield territory, he’ll still “be gutted if it doesn’t go to No1”. Liam talks about “some interesting gigs” that they have coming up. There are ideas everywhere, and the definite sense of a band refreshed and reinvigorated, looking forward.

Beady Eye needed to roll the dice, and they have. It looks like it might just pay off.
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Juventus, 4 pere Bayern


TURIN - I follow you stronzo, lol. A couple of weeks ago an old mad woman fan of AC Milan, angry with a poor boy fan of Juventus on Tv, for talking shit (according to her), wished them to "get 4 pears" (Italian slang) from Bayern Munich, ending with "asshole!!!!!" ahahahaha 
And then it was 2-0 and 0-2... incredible. She must be a witch.
Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona had difficulties, seems like Bayern could finally win the Champions League.

"Lyrics": allora sentiamo un'altra telefonata da casa, pronto?! sì - buonasera... con chi parliamo? - io sono Sandra, chiamo da Quarto Oggiaro - ah sì Sandra, juventina? - NO NO milanista! - scusate se m'intrometto nella Juve - ecco, vorrei dirle due parole, siccome ho visto che ha, continua a parlare male del Milan, con una cattiveria INCREDIBILE - oooohhh addirittura - è vergognoso! è lì solo a parlar male del Milan, sai cosa ti auguro? di prendere quattro pere dal Bayern - va bene, grazie - stronzo!! - beh adesso non esageriamo eh per cortesia eh perchè adesso va bene tutto eh ...
scusami, volevo parlare col signor Caronni - è qua il signor Caronni! - quel signor Matteo lì - eh son qua
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Beady Eye new album: "BE" on 10 June +TRACKLIST


LONDON - It's called "BE" the new record released on June 10 (5 June in Japan, some shops might have it on 7, but you could find it on 11, of course a bit later for some countries). The new single "Kill Switch" on 15 April on the official website (while Flick of the Finger was the teaser).
You can unlock more pieces of artwork and stems on the official site.
Oasis fans want a proper band like this, with its own members (4/5 of Oasis+1 Kasabian), not whoever is in the room at the moment, as Noel Gallagher's Turds, "disbanded last November" (who the fuck were they?)

Liam Gallagher, once known for his frequent drug intake [yeah of course, known for the drugs only], has revealed his band's new album was written with a "clear head".
The singer, formerly frontman with Oasis, suggested he had moved on from his excesses and said his group Beady Eye had a "new-found focus".
He and the group have even used iPhone apps (he bought it a couple of years ago when I gave him my number ;) to work on some of the tracks for their second album BE.
Liam said: "We had a new-found focus when we were writing it - we really got our heads down and got our shit together - clear heads, none of that crap and nonsense from the 90s."
"It feels like a really special record for us," added the frontman, who has also taken up running in recent years.

1. Flick of the finger
2. Soul Love
3. Face the crowd
4. Second bite of the apple
5. Soon come tomorrow
6. Iz rite
7. I'm just saying
8. Don't brother me
9. Shine a light
10. Ballroom figured
11. Start anew
+ added:
12. Dreaming of Some Space
13. The World’s Not Set in Stone YEEEAAHHH
14. Back After The Break
15. Off at The Next Exit

added for the Japanese edition only:
16. Girls in Uniform 
17. Evil Eye

"It’s a trippy record!" Dave Sitek adds. "The strength of the tracks is so high that we got to really play around! It’s rock band instrumentation, but used in a different way. Liam’s vocals are incredible, all you have to do is turn on a microphone and you’re like, ‘That sounds like a record!’ You don’t have to do anything to them."

more about the reviews on the new song:

"The fast paced track blends Liam's vocals with an incredibly busy backing that doesn't allow time for pause. It cannot be denied that this track is an energetic new approach. We now await whether the rest of the album will follow this pacey, electro sound".

It's "funny" how some sites wrote "mixed response", "mixed reactions" as big title on their articles, and then they give a few random comments as proof, plus add bullshit about the media darling Noel, and also forgetting that the first Beady Eye album received good reviews. I've read about a 1000 comments around and a good 95% loved the new track (5% are jealous Noel's fans). They need to have at least a 50% to say "mixed feelings". Once again, proof that the media is not informing, trying to tear to pieces a really good song.

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Beady Eye odyssey video


LONDON - R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher. Idiotic politically (and not only) confused Noel Gallagher can now organize a party for the death og an old lady. He hates her 'cause he was a hooligan... a hooligan of my ass.... Ouso my ass... as Tony said: the first time he tried to be a hooligan, he ran away. Just like the scaredy cat he is.
More added to the previous post, about the new song Flick of the Finger, and a cover, showing even more how good is the song. Here's a video with Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey, the dawn of man (monkey man Liam :) 
The great majority found it a great song, some criticism from the people about the absence of a refrain (but it's a different structure, and a sort of introduction to the album... as Liam said: with Dave Sitek, no rules), "feels like waiting for something but at the end we don't have it" (yes, the album, in June), the real crescendo is the words from lyric (personal) become epic (for all the people), "nothing happens" is funny, 'cause it's all a happening, sounds like the man not realising he's making history and when he will look back, everything changed. 
The future gets written today.

"rock‘n’roll but it’s fired out into space"

"We were watching Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001 in the studio. Just to get that mood. We are definitely experimenting. In five words, it’s ‘majestic’, ‘imperial’, ‘out there’ and, er, what was the other one? Oh yeah, ‘heavy’. It’s different to the first. It’s been heads down, none of that nonsense from the Nineties. We’ve got our shit together. It feels like a really special album. You know when you normally go through a door and go, ‘Er, I’m not really sure about that’. Well, we’ve fucking booted the door off the hinges.”
(Liam)
more reviews:
"Liam’s vocals are back to their best and the track is blessed with production from Dave Sitek, well known for playing guitar with TV on the Radio. Add big horns and pounding drums to the mixture, and the result is a track likely to please Oasis fans too."


now a piano cover
it's the Flick of the Finger fever...
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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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