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Alan McGee Wants Liam Gallagher To Record With Neil Young


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Oasis creator Alan Mcgee thinks Liam Gallagher should record a song with Neil Young.

Alan, 54, believes the rocker is in need of a one-off collaboration to revive his career and thinks it would be ''amazing'' for him to work with the 69-year-old singer/songwriter.

He said: ''Liam can look after himself now. But a collaboration with Neil Young would be amazing. He's a brilliant songwriter, that could help Liam a lot.''

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Former Oasis Manager Dismisses Noel-less Reunion


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The Wonderwall hitmakers split in 2009 but earlier this month (May15) reports suggested MCGee, who discovered the group, was planning to overcome Gallagher's reluctance to reunite by simply arranging for his brother Liam to team up with the other original members, Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' MCGuigan, and Tony MCCarroll.

MCGee remained tight-lipped over the story and declined to comment, but he has now spoken out to reveal he has "never even discussed" an Oasis comeback with the rock siblings.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Liam and Noel are the happiest I've seen them in years, so for that reason I can't see a reunion happening... (but) who knows what goes on in the heads of the Gallaghers?...

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Alan McGee: Liam And Noel Are Too Happy To Reform Oasis


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Noel and Liam Gallagher won't reform Oasis because they're both too happy, the band's former record label boss Alan Mcgee has claimed.

Rumours have been swirling round for weeks the two brothers could reunite the super-group next year and at one point were said to have reached a ''gentleman's agreement'' to do so.

However, McGee - who discovered the band at a gig at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland, in May 1993 and signed them to Creation Records - doesn't see them getting back together any time soon because they're both enjoying life apart too much.

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Black Grape Reform For Charity Gig

Shaun Ryder and Alan Mcgee - Black Grape get back together for a charity gig at Old Granada Studio's Tour 11th April 2015 in to raise money and awareness through the Reality Party for coffee for Craig - supporting homeless people and families living on the streets - Manchester, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Oasis To Reform In 2016?


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Former Oasis manager Alan Mcgee believes the band will reunite in 2016.

The record label owner is confident the 'Wonderwall' hitmakers will reform for their 25th anniversary, in two years time, after their split in August 2009 when Noel Gallagher quit the band following a backstage bust-up with his brother Liam in Paris, France.

Alan said: ''Liam and Noel have got to do it. I think we'll have to wait for the 25th anniversary in a couple of years. They're brothers. You can never predict how things work out.''

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Alan Mcgee Planning Creation Rebirth


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Music mogul Alan Mcgee is in talks to recreate the record label that produced Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine.

The talent spotter-turned-executive shut down Creation Records after 16 years in 1999 and formed new label Poptones, which he wrapped up in 2007, citing financial issues.

But now MCGee says he is "seriously considering" reviving Creation Records.

He says, "Since spending the summer helping curate Tokyo Rocks (festival) for next year it's made me realise I do still love it! It was when I was flying back from Japan with the Primals that started me loving it again.

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Alan Mcgee: 'Britpop Is Back Because Modern Music Is Boring'


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Former music mogul Alan Mcgee is adamant the only reason a resurgence of Britpop bands is proving popular is because "modern music is rubbish".

At Tuesday's (21Feb12) Brit Awards, 1990s icons Blur and Noel Gallagher took to the stage to perform, while the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, also hugely popular in the late 1980s and 1990s, have announced comeback tours for later this year (12).

MCGee, who discovered Oasis and ran Creation Records, is convinced music fans are turning back to bands from the Britpop era because new music in the U.K. is so boring.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "The Brit Awards used to be edgy and fun during their heyday. Then they'd bring out some old dude at the end like Phil Collins to bore the pants off you and collect a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Alan Mcgee Working On Britpop Musical With Welsh


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Former music mogul Alan Mcgee is hoping to stage a new West End theatre production telling the story of Britpop alongside Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.

The ex-record label boss, who discovered Oasis, has already started working on a script for the show, which will follow the history of MCGee's label Creation Records.

The production will also detail the rivalry between Britpop pioneers Oasis and Blur.

MCGee and Welsh had been working together on a TV drama about his iconic British record label when they were approached about writing a musical.

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Alan Mcgee Hacked By Tabloid Investigator


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Former music mogul Alan Mcgee has been caught up in the British phone hacking scandal after it emerged he was targeted by a tabloid newspaper.

MCGee, who discovered Oasis and signed them to his Creation Records label in the early-1990s, has been contacted by cops informing him that his contact details have been discovered among paperwork seized from a private investigator working for the now-defunct News of the World.

The retired businessman plans to sue the newspaper's owners but admits any voicemails accessed on behalf of the tabloid would most likely only have contained "rambles" from Courtney Love.

In a blog for the Huffington Post, he writes, "I recently returned to Wales after a trip to London and as I stepped foot through the door, I was greeted with a letter from the Metropolitan Police in London. It turns out that my name has popped up in the News of the World phone hacking case and they are investigating as I type... If the police confirm that I have indeed been hacked, and even though this will have been years ago, I will still sue. I couldn't abide Notw, so I won't be losing sleep in suing them.

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Mcgee Denies Oasis Meeting Was Set Up


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Former music mogul Alan Mcgee has denied his legendary chance discovery of British band Oasis was set up by record industry bosses, insisting the rumour is "rubbish".

MCGee was head of independent label Creation Records in 1993 when he watched a short gig by the Wonderwall hitmakers after arriving early for another band's concert in his native Scotland.

Legend has it MCGee was so impressed he immediately told Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher he wanted to sign them on the spot - and they went on to become the biggest British group of the last 20 years, selling 50 million albums worldwide.

Recent rumours have suggested the "chance" meeting was actually set up in advance by bosses at the Sony record label - but MCGee is adamant the random encounter with the unsigned band is true.

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Mcgee: 'Gallagher's New Material Is Amazing'


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Oasis' one-time mentor Alan Mcgee has given Noel Gallagher's new music a big thumbs up, insisting the singer/songwriter has created some of his best material since quitting the band.

The former Creation Records boss, who signed Oasis in the early 1990s, has heard Gallagher's new solo material and he reveals it's full of hits that conjure up memories of Oasis at their best.

MCGee says, "It's amazing... It's stripped down. (There) are three massive tunes like (hits) Don't Look Back in Anger, Live Forever... I would say it's probably his best record since (album) Morning Glory."

And the retired music mogul admits he misses the Oasis leader: "Noel is one of the good guys... He's a f**king gent."

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