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Glastonbury: Liam Gallagher ad libs about the smoke machine mid-song

You know how it is. The artist comes on stage. He wants to sing his new stuff but the crowd are there to hear the old faves. But at Glastonbury 2017, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher combined the two to leave everyone happy.

Having introduced his new song Wall Of Glass, Gallagher then moved into Oasis territory with Rock N Roll Star, Don’t Look Back In Anger and What’s The Story?, in which he ad-libbed a new line about a fog machine. “Turn that fucking shit fog machine off,” sings Liam in a departure from the normal lyrics.

The crowd loved it.


Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music, News | Comment

Oasis Are Getting Back Together For One Huge Gig

(left to right) Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, Lord Henry Mountcharles and Noel Gallagher officially announcing an open air concert at Slane Castle, which Oasis will headline next summer. Picture date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008. They will play for up to 80,000 fans at the Co Meath venue on Saturday June 20. See PA story IRISH Oasis. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire Ref #: PA.6450998  Date: 15/10/2008

(left to right) Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, Lord Henry Mountcharles and Noel Gallagher officially announcing an open air concert at Slane Castle, which Oasis will headline next summer. Picture date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008. 

THERE looks like there’s going to be an invasion of lads in bucket hats with cans of Stella at Glastonbury as the bookies have suspended betting on Oasis headlining Glastonbury after Liam Gallagher tweeted something that appears to suggest a reunion of Oasis.

Gallagher dusted off his favourite typing finger and went on Twitter to individually tweet the letters O-A-S-I-S over the course of a few hours.

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Posted: 25th, April 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher To Make A Record Together?



THE animosity circus that was Britpop, with everyone trying to outdo each other by saying “we’re the best band in the world” and slating other bands was fun for 10 minutes. When bands like Scotland’s The Gyres started calling themselves the best band in the world, everything got a bit claggy.

However, one rivalry really caught everyone’s attention – Oasis versus Blur.

On one hand, you had the distanced Damon Albarn and his gaggle of middle-class artists, sidestepping the High Street to look at the way people lived. It was songs about lottery winners, girls who worked the check-outs, shipping forecasts and having sex with the telly on. On the other, you had Oasis – a gang of lads from some crap street, hungry for success and writing songs about having the best night out ever and immortality.

Everything about the rivalry worked, even though both bands were indebted to the same period of ’60s music (Oasis were aping The Beatles’ ‘Rain’ and noisy Freakbeat records, while Blur took a Ray Davies and ‘Penny Lane’ approach). Is was lads off the estate versus those that listened in school.

Many snide remarks were thrown back and forth and it was equally useful for both bands as the press and marketing teams gobbled it all up. It all came to the fore with Country House versus Roll With It. Both bands, in their own way won and, the ultimate loser was the record buying public as, once the fuss had died down, they realised they’d got suck into buying some subpar records.

However, they’ve all grown up now. Damon Albarn is a music magpie with a variety of collaborations and projects under his belt, while Noel Gallagher left Oasis, leaving Liam to tour with Beady Eye, the world’s best Oasis tribute act. Gone are the jibes wishing AIDS on each other. Damon and Noel, the statesmen of their respective camps, have grown to like each other away from all the din.

Albarn has, for a while now, talked of the times he bumped into Noel and, after a tentative start, they’ve grown to like each other. Now, in 2014, it looks like an album with them both is on the cards.

Damon revealed that making an album with Noel Gallagher is a “distinct possibility” and that the pair have discussed the idea “at least once”.

“I still see Noel from time to time. We text a bit,” Albarn says. When asked if the pair would be making a record together, he said: “I can imagine that being a very distinct possibility at some point in the future. But, as yet we haven’t really talked about it, although…”

“OK we have a little bit. We’re talking. It’s not anything to get excited about yet. I mean, he’s doing his thing. He’s finishing a new record. I’ve got my record coming out, but the principle of us making music together is something…you know, it would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once.”

And if you missed it, Damon and Noel played on-stage together last year at the Royal Albert Hall for a Teenage Cancer Trust gig.

Could be a good LP, if they work it out.

Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment (1)

Liam Gallagher Tells Oasis Fans Not To Buy Oasis LPs


NOT one for mincing his words, Liam Gallagher has told Oasis fans that they shouldn’t buy the forthcoming reissue of the group’s debut LP Definitely Maybe.

Why? Well, on Twitter, Our Liam got his one typing finger out, made sure caps lock was on, and said:


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Posted: 3rd, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Oasis Brothers Liam & Noel Gallagher’s Top 17 Insults

LIAM And Noel Gallagher love a good put-downs. Here are some of there best. It might even be a top ten.


Liam on Pete Doherty

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“What does the word Libertine mean? Freedom!. He’s in the corner doing smack with a helmet on his head. There’s nothing free about that. It’s nasty.”



Noel on George Harrison:



“George was always the ‘Quiet Beatle’, maybe he should keep that up”



Noel On Liam:



“I read these interviews with him and I don’t know who the guy is who’s in these interviews, he seems really cool, because the guy I’ve been in a band with for the last 18 years is a fu*king knobhead.”



Noel on Jack White




“Jack White has just done a song for Coca-Cola. End of. He ceases to be in the club. And he looks like Zorro on doughnuts.”



Noel on Madonna



“Six hours! In a gym! You sleep for eight, right – so that’s 14 gone already. What do you do with your one hour off? Do you want to get so supple that you can eventually stick your own head up your arse?”



Liam on Bono (Mr G9)



“Play ‘One,’ shut the fu*k up about Africa.”


Noel (Manchester City fan) on Gary Neville (former Manchester United player)



“If Mr Neville continues to use the holy scriptures of Oasis to communicate with the Cockney massive, I shall be forced to come up to Cheshire in the middle of the night and break into his house. I will then tie him to a chair, make him listen to the ‘Best of Simply Red’ while I pull his tash out one grey hair at a time, with my teeth, liberate those Oasis CD’s and shit in his manbag. You have been warned!”



Noel on Westlife



“There is no God.”  



Noel on Victoria Beckham






Noel on Liam


“Liam got a Rolex. I got a Rolls Royce. Which is brilliant, cos I can’t drive and Liam can’t tell the time.”



Noel on the media and Jay Z




Noel on Liam



“He is Abbott to my Costello, he is Cannon to my Ball, he is Little to my Large”



Noel on Tim Lovejoy




Tim: “It was Liam’s birthday the other day weren’t it?”
Noel:”It was.”
Tim:”What did you get him?”
Noel:”(laughs) Nothing, we’re not girls, Tim..”



Noel on Blue



“I wish Blur were dead, John Lennon was alive and the Beatles would reform.”



Noel on Liam



“He thinks he’s Abel, for some weird reason. And I thought ‘right, well if you think you’re Abel, that must make me Cain. Didn’t Cain kill Abel?’”



Noel on Lady Gaga






Noel on Liam


“Liam? He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.”


Watch this space…

Posted: 21st, November 2013 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3)

How the Hit Parade moved from phonograph needles, platters and sleaze to MP3s

SIXTY years ago, the first British singles chart – or “Hit Parade” as it was called – was published. It appeared in the New Musical Express, and it was a top twelve that contained fifteen platters, on account of the joint number sevens, joint number eights and joint number elevens. Al Martino was number one with Here In My Heart. Only one of the discs was available in the new-fangled 45-revolutions-per-minute 7-inch vinyl format; the rest came as easily-breakable shellac 78s, for which the term “smash hit” was all too apt.

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Posted: 25th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment

Noel Gallagher Wants Liam To Come And Ruin A Perfectly Good Wedding

WARRING siblings, Liam and Noel Gallagher, haven’t seen eye-to-beady-eye since they collectively knocked Oasis on the head. A welcome relief for anyone with ears and at least one brain cell.

And thanks largely to the current crop of indie poppers all being dullards in tight, bollock-rupturing jeans, people still look to these bickering feather-cut headed has-beens for something to write about. With Noel getting married to Who Cares?, thoughts go to the fact that when families get together at a wedding, reunions can sometimes end in fistfights on the car park.

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Posted: 7th, June 2011 | In: Music | Comment

James Bulger: Jon Venables Guitar Lessons And An Oasis Wonderwall

JON Venables has a “cushy number”. So says the Sun, which focuses on one of Jamie Bulger’s two killers. Turns out that Venables is getting guitar lessons in jail. And – shock of shocks – he’s not paying for them himself. You’re paying for them. Well, you are if you pay taxes.

Inside, on page 6, and Venables is in his den” – also known as a prison cell in a supermax jail – “strumming” Oasis hits.

James Bulger Case in pictures

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Posted: 9th, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (22)

Liam Gallgher’s Oasis Brits Award For Sale

MORE Brits news as Oasis hand-wringer Liam Gallagher’s tossed award for biggest sweary naughty boy at the music AGM is being sold on EBay. Bidders can swab it for moistness…

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Posted: 17th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (9)

Liam Gallagher Flogs His Pretty Green Clothes, In Pictures

OASIS singer Liam Gallagher has launched his new clothing range, Pretty Green, in Selfridges. Is this nominative determinism? Pretty Green… “You’d be pretty green to buy Liam Gallagher’s wardrobe when you can get the John Lennon look at an Army & Navy store. Still, here’s Liam plugging his schmutters in pictures – you can now pay a lot of money to look like Liam Gallagher trying to look like John Lennon:


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Liam Gallagher launches his new clothing range: Pretty Green, and signs autographs at Selfridges in London.

Posted: 30th, November 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (10)

Oasis Announce Reunion Gig

1031419OASIS have split up, gone to that great reunion-waiting-to-happen in the sky. No, Oasis are not dead. The Gallagher brothers are alive. No Michael Jackson-style presription medication for them – just good old fashioned preservatives and pickling. Says Noel Gallagher:

“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”

Sounds not a lot unlike a hissy fit. Indeed, given the band’s changing line up over time, we could soon have two Oasis, or Oases.

And what of Noel Gallagher, who is now seen less often as a musician than on an advertorial for Sky TV or popping up on Match of the Day to say how tough Manchester City fans used to be and patting Ricky Hatton on the back

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Posted: 29th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Hello Magazine: Meg Matthews And Peter Sidell

noel_gallagher-meg-matthewsMEG Matthews is getting engaged to Peter Sidell in Hello!.

What, Peter Sidell the art professor?

Yeah, the art professor.

And that’s Meg Matthews the…

The Megsta! The Megadon! The Megamegamega.

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Posted: 19th, May 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Two Girls One Duck: Video

TWO Girsl One Duck:

Posted: 12th, May 2009 | In: Money | Comment

Iraq Shoe Thrower Muntadar al-Zaidi Big Oasis Fan And Gifs

As Muntadar al-Zaidi has been jailed for three years for throwing his shoes at George Bush, we look at his reasons.

One report says Zaidi shouted “long live Iraq” as the verdict was read out. But Anorak’s man in the courthouse heard his actual words were “Roll With It”.

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Posted: 13th, March 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Oasis Hit The Stars

GORDON Smart, Oasis PR man and Sun columnist, make use of the asterisk in a piece on Noel Gallagher.

Oasis are planning a tour, and of late the Sun has been full of stories about Noel saying this one is a ***, another one is ***-**** and so-and-so is a complete **** ****p** *ll***g.

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Posted: 17th, October 2008 | In: Reviews, Tabloids | Comments (3)

Noel Gallagher: Fan Hits The S*it

Noel Gallagher is someone’s fool:

FAN hits the shit – You might think I’m only linking to the YouTube clip of Noel Gallagher being attacked on stage so I can use that headline.

You’re right.

Noel Gallagher is pushed…

Posted: 10th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment