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Liam's set at Chicago's Lollapalooza was in its fourth song when the singer walked off stage without explanation.
Liam Gallagher has apologised to angry fans after he walked off stage at the Lollapalooza Festival less than 20 minutes into his set, blaming the incident on “vocal issues”.
The former Oasis frontman was performing on Thursday (August 3rd) at the annual music fest in Chicago’s Grant Park when, just 19 minutes and three-and-a-bit songs into his set, he simply stopped singing and walked off the stage, according to news site Globo.
His bemused backing band finished the song they were playing, a new solo track called ‘Greedy Soul’, and followed him off. The crowd started jeering when, a few minutes after that, the band’s roadies started packing up their kit with no explanation as to what had happened.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Storms Off Stage Just 20 Minutes Into Lollapalooza Set
It's less than 2 months until his 45th birthday but apparently he looks younger.
Liam Gallagher has been forced to walk out of a US store cigarette-free over the weekend because he couldn't provide proof of age for the inquiring cashier. Needless to say, it put him a very bad mood - but fans are responding with hilarious Oasis puns.
Liam Gallagher snapped outside his hotel
He might be 44-years-old, but apparently 16 years of a rock 'n' roll lifestyle hasn't taken much of a toll on Liam Gallagher's youthful looks. In fact, he was asked to provide ID when he tried to buy cigarettes in a shop recently, because the cashier didn't believe he was over 21.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Refused Cigarettes In New York After Being Asked For ID
This is the second single from his debut solo album 'As You Were'.
With his solo career finally beginning, Liam Gallagher launches a new single entitled 'Chinatown'. It's the second track to be released from his forthcoming debut album 'As You Were' - details of which have now been unveiled ahead of its release later this year.
Liam Gallagher performing in Glasgow
The release follows the album's lead single 'Wall Of Glass', which was co-written and co-produced by Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin and released on June 1st 2017. Liam also released a kaleidoscopic video for that rocking single, directed by Francois Rousselet, which sees Liam's mirrored reflection singing to him in a mysterious building.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Goes To 'Chinatown' For His Latest Musical Release
Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival until he took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend with the Foo Fighters.
Dave Grohl never ''realised the immensity'' of headlining Glastonbury Festival.
The Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of their headline slot a couple of years ago after Dave broke his leg and the musician has now admitted he didn't realise just how big the festival was until they took to the Pyramid Stage last weekend.
He said: ''I didn't realise the immensity of headlining this festival ... but [not it feels] like I'm at my mother's Christmas party back in Virginia.''
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Realised The Immensity Of Headlining Glastonbury Festival
Serge Pizzorno says Liam Gallagher ''saved'' his life as he wouldn't be a musician if it wasn't for the former Oasis frontman.
The Kasabian guitarist has admitted he wouldn't be a musician if it wasn't for the former Oasis frontman, as he says he is ''fascinated'' by the 'Live Forever' hitmaker.
He said: ''[Liam] saved my life. This path that I've walked - if I'd not have seen him get up on stage and do his thing, I wouldn't have walked it. I'm always going to be fascinated by what he does because he has a place in my heart.
Continue reading: Serge Pizzorno: Liam Gallagher Saved My Life
The One Love Manchester benefit concert was full of surprises.
It was an emotional night at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert over the weekend. Major artists joined together to show their support for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing and their friends and families, and the singer herself had several surprises in store.
Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester
The concert took place at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground last night (June 4th 2017) just hours after another attack in London that has also been touted as an act of terror. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams and many others joined Ariana Grande for some heartfelt performances, but it was probably Ariana's rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' that really affected the audience.
The singer will be paying tribute to his fellow Northerners next week.
Liam Gallagher is set to make his solo live debut in Manchester next week as part of a charity gig to raise money for the families of the victims of the recent terror attack. The former Oasis frontman expressed his sadness over the horror which took place in the city he grew up in.
Liam Gallagher on the red carpet at the 'Oasis: Supersonic' premiere
He's never before performed without the backing of Oasis or Beady Eye, but he'll be flying solo for the benefit of his Mancunian kin at the O2 Ritz on Tuesday (May 30th 2017), will all profits going to the M.E.N fundraising appeal which was set up with British Red Cross.
Noel hasn't invited any of the rest of his family to his 50th birthday party later this month, according to Liam.
Liam Gallagher has claimed that his older brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel has not invited him or any of his family, “not even his own mother”, to his upcoming 50th birthday party.
Noel Gallagher turns 50 year old on May 29th, and is believed to be throwing a ‘cocaine-themed’ party based around the hit Netflix series ‘Narcos’, of which the guitarist and former drug addict is reportedly a huge fan, according to The Sun.
Invites seen via his wife Sara McDonald’s Snapchat are mocked up in the style of the promotional posters for ‘Narcos’ and show Gallagher in the pose of drug baron Pablo Escobar, complete with the series’ strapline “There’s no business like blow business.”
Over 90 names including Liam Gallagher and PVRIS have been announced for Reading and Leeds this week.
More than 90 names have been added to the already stellar line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017, with Britpop legend Liam Gallagher heading up the new arrivals in a UK Festival Exclusive. He'll be joining the already announced headliners Kasabian, Eminem and Muse on the main stage.
Liam Gallagher joins the line-up for Reading & Leeds Festival 2017
Also added on the main stage line-up are Massachusetts rockers PVRIS who are on their way with their second record, Def Jam talent Vince Staples, drum and bass legend Goldie, garage band VANT, Scottish duo Honeyblood and 'Lies' hitmakers Deap Vally.
Lorde, Eminem and four other major artists who ought to be releasing new music in 2017.
Every new year brings speculation as to which musical legends might be returning, and which pop heavyweights are due to release a new record. Here are six significant artists who are definitely, or widely expected to be, releasing new music in 2017.
Lorde's new album will surely arrive in 2017
It feels like forever since Lorde broke through into the mainstream at the precociously young age of 16. Indeed, the release of her signature song ‘Royals’ is approaching its fourth anniversary. In the meantime, she's provided the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and performed a David Bowie tribute at the Brit Awards.
Continue reading: New Albums To Look Forward To In 2017
Director Mat Whitecross claims that the recently released documentary movie 'Supersonic' has made things worse between Noel and Liam.
Despite the resounding critical and commercial success, the recently released Oasis documentary movie Supersonic has actually made the rivalry between the Gallagher brothers worse, according to its director.
Mat Whitecross, who helmed the project, revealed that when he gave a preview screening to former frontman Liam Gallagher, he threw popcorn at the screen every time his brother Noel appeared.
Continue reading: Oasis 'Supersonic' Movie Made Gallaghers' Rivalry Worse, Says Director
Liam Gallagher believes his stubborn brother Noel has stopped an Oasis reunion because he'd rather be a solo artist.
The 44-year-old singer and his older sibling have been at loggerheads since they fell out in 2009 when he quit the group but, although he's not overly interested in making up with the 49-year-old rocker, he believes Noel's determination to be a solo artist is shattering the chances.
Taking part in a Q&A with Johnny Vaughan at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium for Radio X, the 'Songbird' songwriter was asked to get Oasis back together.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Blames Brother Noel For Lack Of Oasis Reunion
There were a number of defining bands of the 90's but Oasis were indisputably one of the biggest. Having formed in 1991, brothers Liam and Noel both had a great desire to be in the biggest band in the world, but the thought behind that was perhaps a little more basic; they wanted to make music. Though Noel was a relatively late member of Oasis, after he joined he became the main songwriter and the band focussed on recording the songs he'd previously written.
Touring the county with little money, the boys were offered a gig in Glasgow at King Tut's Wah Wah and made the journey from Manchester up to the Scottish town. Upon arrival, it was touch and go as to if the Mancunian's would even get to play but eventually they managed to get an opening slot for the night's proceedings and they immediately caught the attention of Alan Mcgee who asked them to sign to his label there and then. McGee's deal with the band would come to fruition some months later when he secured the UK rights to releasing the group's music.
By 1994 Oasis would have recorded a number of demos and they were finally ready to release their official debut single 'Supersonic' which would reach the dizzying heights of number 31 in the UK Singles Chart - which for a group yet to make names for themselves was actually pretty good!
Continue: Supersonic - Trailer and Clips
Liam Gallagher has threatened he might ''f*** off forever'' if his solo album is unsuccessful.
Liam Gallagher has threatened he might ''f*** off forever'' if his solo album is unsuccessful.
The 43-year-old singer songwriter - who embarked on his solo career after he split from the band Oasis because of a feud with his brother Noel - has admitted he will disappear off of the music radar if his upcoming LP isn't a hit.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, he said: ''I've done the Beady Eye thing and that didn't come off and I thought maybe I'll just have a break, but I wrote these songs, and I thought, what else can I do? This album if it does well we crack on and do another one.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Will 'f*** Off Forever' If His Solo Album Is Unsuccessful
Liam Gallagher's solo album is ''sounding promising'' and the vocals on the LP are ''delicious''.
Liam Gallagher's solo album is ''sounding promising''.
The 44-year-old musician has admitted his debut solo LP, which is set to be unveiled in 2017, has revealed although there is ''disbelief'' surrounding his forthcoming music compilation because he has released music without his brother Noel, the tracks are ''delicious''.
Speaking to The Sunday Times newspaper about his forthcoming music, the dark-haired rocker said: ''I can only say it's sounding promising. There's disbelief, without a doubt. That spurs me on. It's like when people body-shame someone, and two minutes later they've got a six-pack.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher's Solo Album Is 'sounding Promising'
Speaking at the premiere of the Oasis documentary movie 'Supersonic', Liam claimed he'd be up for a reunion - but won't apologise to Noel to make it happen.
The 44 year old singer and former frontman of Oasis has said that the band should never have split up back in 2009, and said that his “bags are packed” in the event that he gets an offer to reunite with them.
He told Sky News at the launch of the new Oasis documentary movie Supersonic, directed by Mat Whitecross and released on Sunday (October 2nd): “If it happens tomorrow, I'm ready, my bags are packed. If it happens in a year, I'm still ready, if it happens in 10 years, I'm still ready.”
The brothers have been feuding for years and are unlikely to reunite anytime soon.
Liam Gallagher thinks his brother Noel is a “potato”, who takes his style from Gary Barlow
Noel got the chance to dine with one of his heroes in the South of France last month, but the recognition wasn't mutual.
Noel Gallagher has admitted that Hollywood legend Robert De Niro didn’t have a clue who he was when the pair ended up having lunch together in the South of France. Gallagher set next to the Taxi Driver star during what became a marathon eight-hour lunch session last month, but afterwards Gallagher said De Niro was still none the wiser about Oasis.
The former Oasis singer announced he'll be releasing a new album in 2017, his first new music since Beady Eye split three years ago.
In news that may placate those who are frustrated about the lack of an Oasis reunion, Liam Gallagher has announced that he’s signed a brand new record deal and will be releasing a new album in 2017 – describing the new material, in his inimitable style, as “chin-out music”.
The tambourine-shaking frontman, 43, announced that he has penned a deal with Warner Bros., and that his first official solo record will be out next year. It will be the first record he has released since 2013, when Beady Eye’s second album BE came out shortly before they split up.
Liam Gallagher in London, 2015
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Announces New Record Deal And Solo Album For 2017
No Oasis documentary movie could be complete without the following.
Any Oasis fans who happened to see the powerful documentary film Amy earlier this year will have been delighted by the news that the team behind it is to make a piece about the Mancunian Britpop legends.
Asif Kapadia, who directed the Winehouse doc, is taking a production role on the as-yet-untitled project, with the rest of his team assisted director Mat Whitecross, himself having made the fictional Stone Roses-centred movie Spike Island and the Ian Dury biopic Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.
With “unprecedented access” granted to the Oasis archives, we can hope for a ton of unreleased footage and music as the film-makers chart the entire history of the group. However, here are ten milestones in Oasis’ history that should definitely be included.
Continue reading: 10 Things The New Oasis Documentary Should Include
Their relationship has been non-existent since Oasis's 2009 split, but they'll be co-operating for the upcoming documentary about their ex-group directed by Mat Whitecross.
More details about the upcoming Oasis documentary film being produced by the makers of Amy, as both Noel and Liam Gallagher have offered their co-operation to the project and will both feature in the movie. It’s unlikely that they’ll appear together, but we can live in hope.
The two brothers were the sole constant members of the often turbulent Britpop giants, whose commercial fortunes peaked in the mid ‘90s but whose popularity endured until their eventual disintegration in Paris in August 2009. They have not worked together since and are believed not to have had any contact at all, though they have occasionally fired pot-shots at each other through the press.
Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2009
Continue reading: Noel And Liam Gallagher To Appear In Forthcoming Oasis Documentary Film
Asif Kapadia will direct a feature-length documentary on the band, charting their rise to fame.
Asif Kapadia, the director of award wining documentaries Senna and Amy has chosen Oasis as his next subject. Kapadia and James Gay-Rees will produce a feature-length documentary on the 90s Britpop band that will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”.
Oasis will be the subject of a new documentary by Asif Kapadia.
According to Screen Daily, “the filmmakers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”. The film will be directed by Mat Whitecross, who previously worked on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Spike Island.
Continue reading: Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia
Gallagher, whose marriage to Nicole Appleton collapsed in 2013, has hired the legal heavyweight to help him reach a beneficial financial settlement.
Ex-Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher arrived at a family court in London today with one of the country’s most renowned divorce lawyers, Fiona Shackleton, in tow, as he seeks a beneficial financial settlement with his ex-wife Nicole Appleton, whom he officially divorced in 2014.
42 year old Gallagher’s five-year marriage to the former All Saints star disintegrated in 2013, after it emerged that he was expecting a child with American journalist Liza Ghorbani, with whom he had had an affair. He and Appleton are now locked in a legal battle over money.
Liam Gallagher performing with Beady Eye in 2013
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Hires Fiona Shackleton For Divorce Settlement Proceedings
The ever-cheeky Blur bassist gave an interview to The Independent in which he spoke about Blur and Oasis' rivalry, the future of his group, and cheese (obviously).
Few Britpop figures were as memorable as Blur’s Alex James. With his trademark bass guitar pose of one foot on the front-of-stage speaker and cigarette nonchalantly dangling out of his mouth, he’s always admitted to loving every second of fame.
Now, in a new interview with The Independent, James has suggested that there could be room for both his reformed band and a reunited Oasis in today’s music scene, even going so far as to say that the two former rivals could play together in the future. But only if Oasis supported them!
Alex James gave an interview to The Independent
Continue reading: Blur's Alex James Hopes Oasis Get Back Together: "They Can Support Us"
Will Beady Eye make it to V Festival?
Beady Eye's set at this year's V-Festival is under threat after guitarist Gem Archer was hospitalized for "severe head trauma" after an accident last Thursday evening (August 1, 2013).
According to a statement posted on the band's website, Archer is currently under observation in a British hospital and the band have cancelled shows in Belgium and Japan set for later this week.
His family and friends "hope to see him back on his feet soon" and updates on Archers condition will be posted on the website once the band have them.
Continue reading: Beady Eye's V Festival Show Doubtful After Gem's Mystery Accident
Raoul Felder - The U.S. publication ran an article on 17 July (13) suggesting the former Oasis star is being sued in a Manhattan court for million by a then-unidentified woman who claimed he is the biological father of her daughter. - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 26th July 2013
This irony tastes like... a fry up.
So, let’s get this straight: the mother of Liam Gallagher’s latest baby is a celebrity journalist? Oh the irony. Following years of journalist bashing from the controversial ex-Oasis member, he allegedly got one pregnant then dumped her when she decided to sue him for child support, and now other entertainment journalists are writing about it. I think we have a clear winner here.
The pair met when Ghorbani wrote a piece about Liam in a New York tabloid three years ago; this allegdly led to an affair that broke down three months after the sprog was born. According to The New York Post’s ‘Page Six’, he’s been sued in a Manhattan Family Court for $3 million.
“Liam admitted the child is his in an e-mail, saying she is a beautiful child because she has ‘rock star genes’” a source explained.“Liza met Liam when she interviewed him for the Times and they began an affair. It continued until around three months after the birth of the child. He ended the relationship when she told him she was suing him for child support,” the source added.
Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye took to the stage at Glastonbury at 11am, though still drew a sizable crowd.
Liam Gallagher and his band Beady Eye played an unbilled set at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday morning (June 28, 2013), officially opening three days of music set to be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons. The show took place on The Other Stage at the rather early time of 11am, though thousands made the journey from their soaked tents to watch the former Oasis man.
Liam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At The Glastonbury Festival
Though Beady Eye's show did not feature in the programme, frotman Liam has dropped a major hint earlier in the week, tweeting, "11am Friday - BE there or BE square.LG," while photographs showed the band travelling to Glastonbury on the train. Gallagher had always vowed never to return to the Pilton site following his former band's headlining set in 2004, telling The Sun, "The sound is s*** and really quiet. You can hear the crowd talking while you're playing.It's like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it."
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Opens Glastonbury Festival With Oasis Songs [Pictures]
Liam Gallagher was rumoured to be playing Glastonbury, and duly opened the festival on Friday morning.
Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June 28, 2013). The singer, who aired his dismay for the festival following his former band Oasis' set in 2004, arrived on-stage and immediately launched into Flick of the Finger, a recent single for Beady Eye.
Liam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At Brixton Academy
The cloudy weather and early start did nothing to deter the famous Mancunian, who was on typically brash form. "It's never too early for a bit of Rock'n'Roll aggro, is it?" asked Gallagher as his new band launched into Morning Glory, an Oasis hit written by his brother Noel Gallagher.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set
Having dismissed the world-famous Glastonbury Festival as "bond street with mud," Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will be bringing his band to the Somerset site.
After Oasis headlined Glastonbury in 2004, lead singer Liam Gallagher vowed he'd never return to play there again, telling radio station XFM that "The sound is s**t and really quiet. You can hear the crowd talking while you're playing. They don't put any money into the PA and it's just full of f**king idiots." The volatile frontman added: "Now it's like Bond Street with mud, with loads of celebrities walking around in their boots and umbrellas. I'm not having it."
Will Beady Eye Play A Secret Glasto Set?
Well seems something changed in Mr. Gallagher's heart -now the band have their new album BE to promote and The Sun reports his post-Oasis band, Beady Eye, will perform a secret set somewhere onsite, someday this weekend at midday. Reports of a surprise gig are yet to be confirmed by the festival or the band, but Gallagher himself was apparently spotted getting off the train at Castle Cary - the closest train station to the festival. The star was allegedly seen wearing sunglasses and emerging from the first class carriage.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Eats His Words: Beady Eye To Play Glastonbury?
It's not over yet...
We’ve lost count of the public media battles between Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams; one of them from an honest rock band, the other an honest pop star. Musically, they were poles apart, but their personalities were similar.
Now, Liam has reignited the feud between the musical giants. Incensed that Williams is to play three nights at his beloved Etihad stadium – the home of Manchester City – Liam said: “The bulls**t is winning,” before telling BBC Radio 5 LivethatRobbie a “fat f***ing idiot.” He then went on to express his disdain that Williams has the stadium while he’s playing the tacky Ritzy for one night as Beady Eye. "I think it's a shame that he's doing three nights [at the Etihad] and a band like us are doing one night in the Ritz. Poor, mate,” he explained. "It's not about him, it's people in general. But it's about f**king him, just in case you think I'm scared or something." We get it Liam, you’re not scared of anyone.
When you're this cocky, you're bound to make enemies.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher V Robbie Williams Round... 975? Ding Ding!
Liam Gallagher and Robbie Williams were apparently reignite their feud at Pinewood Studios on Saturday. But they won't, really.
We bet while Liam Gallagher was travelling the world with Oasis in the heady 1990s, he didn't expect to appear on a dodgy singing contest with Jessie J, Tom Jones and that bloke from The Script. Ok, so he's not auditioning, but his band Beady Eye will take to the BBC stage on Saturday night (May 15, 2013) to sing live on 'The Voice.'
There is a problem.
Liam's sort-of arch-nemesis Robbie Williams - who isn't really his arch-nemesis - will also be on-set to record a pre-recorded performance with Dizzee Rascal. Heads will roll! Probably. Worried bosses are the BBC are apparently keen to keep both parties on separate sides of Pinewood Studios, despite the fact that Liam, nor Robbie are that bothered. A show source told The Sun: "Relations between Robbie and Liam do seem to have become less hostile but the bosses aren't taking any chances.They had hoped they wouldn't be in the studio at the same time but as Robbie's tour clashed with the final, his performance has to be pre-recorded. So we have given them separate Winnebagos on either side of the studio and called in extra security to be on hand in case the pair do kick off."
Continue reading: How Did It Come To This? Liam Gallagher And Robbie Set For 'The Voice'
Could Black Sabbath battle to the top of the charts?
Black Sabbath are back and it looks like they're back with a bang too, with the metal overlords looking set to score their first number one on the album chart in 43 years. 13 was released at the beginning of this week and it has been slowly creeping up the charts, and it could have a good chance of reaching the coveted spot by the end of the week.The album - the first to feature the (mostly) original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (drummer Burt Ward was forced to sit out the recording process because of health reasons) in 35-years - currently sits at the top of the mid-week charts, however it cannot officially claim to be an official number one until the end of the week. With no real threat in the charts to challenge it for the top spot - bar Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye perhaps - so it looks like the band may be on to recreate the feat their 1970 album Paranoid.
The album was produced by acclaimed Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilkes sitting in for Ward, and critics are hailing the album as a return to the doom-laded guitar riffs of the band's classic albums from the 70's. Frontman Osbourne declared his surprise at the album's success earlier today, saying “I can’t believe Black Sabbath may have its first number one album in 43 years.”
The band will continue their world tour in support of the album over the rest of the year, having already played in New Zealand, Australia and parts of Asia. The tour reaches London's O2 Arena in December and will arrive at Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion on July 25.
Liam Gallagher returned to his own stomping ground to launch Beady Eye's new record this week.
Liam Gallagher was mobbed by Oasis and Beady Eye fans as he stepped off a train at Manchester Piccadilly on Tuesday (June 11, 2013) to launch his new album BE in his hometown. Liam - wearing his trademark mac, jeans and desert shoes combo - signed autographs and posed for photographs on the train platform before heading to HMV on Market Street to launch the record.
Busy commuters stopped in their tracks and pulled out smartphones as the Manchester legend paraded through the city centre. Later, Gallagher invited 100 fans to an after-party at his designer store Pretty Green on King Street, reports the Manchester Evening News.
"On my way to Manchester centre of the universe," Liam had tweeted earlier in the day, before arriving in the north-west with band mates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock for an acoustic gig of tracks from the new album.
Made by a fan for fans, this documentary explores the iconic English rock band through raw adoration rather than a detailed narrative. But Shane Meadows (This Is England) is a seriously gifted filmmaker, and his approach wins us over by focussing on the bandmates' personalities, their passion for the music and their fans' devotion to them.
Childhood friends Ian Brown and John Squire formed the Stone Roses in Manchester in 1984, then set about to show the world that they were the greatest rock band ever. It took five years and a number of rotating bandmates until the lineup settled down with Ian, John, Reni (Alan Wren) and Mani (Gary Mounfield), and their first album in 1989 was a landmark hit. It took them five more years to release their second album, and that period was marked with terrible battles both within the band and with their record label and management. The band dissolved shortly after Second Coming was released in 1994. Cut to 2011, when these four men reunited to announce their comeback, starting with a major concert in Manchester in June 2012.
Meadows has access to an astonishing array of archival material, including home movies and private photos, vintage TV interviews and performance footage. He pieces this together without narration, letting the bandmates recount their own story, so naturally they skip over the more uncomfortable elements, such as the seven other musicians who came and went over the years. And there are no details about the various fallings out between them. Instead, this collage astutely captures their lively personalities, the way they work and how they come together to play their most memorable songs.
Continue reading: The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone Review
Gallagher would be up for 'burying the hatchet' with older brother Noel for debut album shows
So it proves again in this week’s print issue of the magazine, with the younger Gallagher brother hinting that he would be open to bringing the band back. Given the whopping pay checks his pals the Stone Roses got for their reunion we’re not surprised either. "There's unfinished business there. People ask would I get Oasis back together” he told the publication. “I'd do it for nowt, but if someone's going to drop a load of f*cking money, I'd do it for that too.” However, he did add: “I don't think we'd ever make another record. I doubt we'll ever get back together."
Gallagher suggested that it would be good to get the group back together in time for the 20th anniversary of their multi-million selling debut album Definitely Maybe. The record pushed them to huge success in the UK and paved the way for eventual global domination. It turns 20 next year and the outspoken front man commented "If we do, it'd be nice to do that f*cking thing that's coming up (the 20th anniversary) I'd be up for that. But I'd still go back to Beady Eye and Noel would go back to his thing. We could bury the hatchet for a quick lap of honour."
A simple chocolate covered peanut was almost the downfall of Liam Gallagher.
It would have been slightly ironic had a blue M&M nut killed off former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. The Manchester-born singer, who's lived the rock n' roll lifestyle for over 20 years, admitted he thought his time was up after going into anaphylactic shock during a international tour last month. The singer has since been diagnosed with a nut allergy after suffering a reaction to his favourite sweets while performing abroad.
Speaking at the launch of The Red House restaurant in south-west London, Gallagher told The Sun: "I've done some stuff over the years but never, never did I think a f****** blue M&M would be the thing that could have killed me. I was in a hotel on holiday and got in about the mini bar..I was bored and hungry, so it's what you do, man. I've always liked M&Ms so I got into them. I had a blue one..My mouth started to swell up and I could feel it tightening my throat, man. I had to go to the docs and get it checked out straight away." Pretty scary stuff indeed.
Anyway, Liam now has to carry a syringe about with him in case of emergencies, "Proper Pete Doherty gear," he added. The singer was out drinking with brother-in-law Liam Howlett, Hurts' singer Theo Hutchcraft, The Libertines guitarist Carl Barat and rappers Rizzle Kicks. The whole gang ended up in The Box nightclub in Soho.
Continue reading: Liam Gallagher Went Into Anaphylactic Shock After Eating Blue M&M
Beady Eye film new video in Lancashire village, to the delight of local residents
Liam Gallagher’s band Beady Eye caused quite a stir in the Lancashire village of Baxenden, near Accrington, when they filmed the video for their latest track ‘Flick of the Finger’ in the local pub, the Dog and Partridge. Local resident Ian Brennan reportedly took his daughters along to meet the former Oasis frontman and even got to chat to him during a filming break, NME reports.
“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," Brennan told the Accrington Observer. “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." The Baxenden resident then added “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.”
‘Flick of the Finger’ is taken from the forthcoming Beady Eye album, which will be entitled BE and is scheduled for release on June 10, 2013. It’s the first album release from the band since their 2011 debut Different Gear, Still Speeding. This summer, the band are scheduled to play headline slots at V Festival and T in the Park.
Liam Gallagher mocked brother Noel on Twitter for singing "backing vocals" for Blue. (Blur)
Liam Gallagher has blasted his brother Noel for performing with former Blur arch rivals Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon over the weekend. Former Oasis songwriter Noel teamed up with the Britpop pair at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert on Saturday evening (March 23, 2013) prompting a fiery response from his younger sibling.
"Don't know what's worse RKID sipping champagne with a war criminal or them backing vocals you've just done for BLUE ! LG x (sic)" tweeted Liam, also referring to Noel's decision to meet with Tony Blair following his election as Prime Minister. Liam, 40, and Noel, 45, have barely spoken since the latter quit Oasis in August 2009 following a fight with his younger brother, though both trade barbed insults regularly through the press.
Noel, Damon and Graham provoked rapturous applause after arriving on-stage together at London's Royal Albert Hall, though the performance was somewhat marred by the fact Paul Weller was on drums. The Evening Standard said The Jam star played "as though he'd never seen a kit in his life."
Continue reading: Is Liam Gallagher Right To Mock Noel Over Blur Collaboration?
Former Oasis frontman had had enough to drink, London landlord decided
We’re guessing it must have been Noel’s turn to take Mama Gallagher out for Mother’s Day this year because by the sounds of it, younger brother Liam was out getting trolleyed and somehow managed to get himself thrown out of a pub that he’d already been refused a drink in just a few days before. According to the owner of The Queens in Crouch End, Liam was displaying fairly obvious signs of having had one too many and the staff there did the responsible thing and refused to fuel his booze-ridden behaviour.
Although the pub deleted a tweet about the situation (Daily Mail reported that it said “We’ve had to kick Liam Gallagher out twice today. He asked whether it was because he was a rock star. We said no, just a drunken twit”), the owner did speak to The Sun, telling them “We just said we couldn’t serve him because he was too drunk. He was treated like any other normal customer. It doesn’t matter who you are – if we think you are too drunk we will not serve you.” the landlord added “He was fine about it and left without a fuss.” Then, going into the history of the incident, he explained “He’d been refused a drink earlier in the week, I think it was Wednesday evening. He was slurring his words.”
Liam Gallagher got thrown out of a Crouch End pub on Mother's Day
Numerous rockstars flocked to launch of Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green London Collections: Men's Autumn/Winter 2013 on Monday night (January 7th 2013) at The Arts Club and he certainly seemed to be in celebratory mode. He was spotted in his usual indie get-up with a black jacket and jeans, decidedly avoiding the opportunity to don a smart suit on the red carpet. On the other hand, he wasn't the only one - his longtime bandmate Gem Archer, who joined him in his band Beady Eye after Oasis, wore an identical jacket and their friend Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan favoured very similar style shoes. Andy Bell, also from Beady Eye, attended though looked distinctly smarter.
Gallagher's wife Nicole Appleton from All Saints was also at the event showing her support for her fashion designer husband. Aside from the new collection, he has several ventures for Pretty Green he wants to concentrate on in 2013 including a range of eyewear and bags to add to the business in its fourth year of running. 'We're looking into accessories heavily, having dabbled in footwear', he said at the launch. 'The world's our oyster really, we'd like to think. There's the opportunity to grow into what we want.'
Liam Gallagher, Nicole Appleton and Odeon Leicester Square - Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton Thursday 18th October 2012 56th BFI London Film Festival: 'Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricanes', gala screening held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals.
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