DOCK AND OLD STAR!

Noel Gallagher played with Pete Townshend on Friday to raise money for the Liverpool dockers...

Noel Gallagher(pictured) joined Pete Townshend on stage on Friday night (October 16) in a Rock The Dock benefit at London’s new Leicester Square music venue Sound Republic. Joined by Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Cradock, the pair played The Who track ‘Magic Bus’.

The benefit was part of an ongoing campaign by high-profile musicians to raise money for some of the sacked Liverpool dock workers. Some of the dockers – who went on strike three years ago when they refused to cross a picket line – missed out on redundancy payments when the industrial dispute was settled at the beginning of the year.

Earlier, Gallagher had played a solo set of his own, playing ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Talk Tonight’, ‘Live Forever’ and The Beatles’ track ‘Help’.

When asked by a member of the crowd to play something from the new album, Noel said “I’ll play you a chord from the new album”.Meanwhile, Creation has said there will be no single drawn form Oasis‘ forthcoming B-side album ‘The Masterplan’, due out next month, although the track ‘Acqueisce’ has been receiving radio play. A live video taken from their Manchester G-MEX gig last year has also been made available.