Noel Gallagher has rejected his brother Liam Gallagher’s olive branch to reunite Oasis in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’. The band’s ex-guitarist said his brother was welcome to go ahead and play their seminal album in its entirety, but said he would have no involvement in it.
Rihanna’s video can be pretty raunchy affairs, and the Barbadian singer doesn’t seem any more innocent in real life. According to a report in The Sun, RiRi nipped into a sex shop while in Paris last week and blew £1,000 in just five minutes.
Alex Turner has revealed that he thinks Arctic Monkeys is a “bad” name for a band. The singer said that the name Arctic Monkeys was the first one the Sheffield four-piece came up with and is the only one they’ve ever had.
Justice have made their album available for streaming. ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ is the follow-up to the French duo’s debut release ‘Cross’, which came out back in 2007.
Primal Scream have hit out at the X Factor after their 1994 single ‘Rocks’ was covered by one of the show’s contestants. The track was performed on Saturday (October 22) by contestant Frankie Cocozza as part of the reality show’s “Rock Week” theme, but the Scottish rockers were clearly unhappy about it.
Rumoured dates for a full UK and Ireland The Stone Roses arena tour in 2012 are completely untrue, a spokesperson for the band has confirmed. A series of forthcoming shows were posted online on fansite Thestoneroses.co.uk in Ireland, Liverpool, London and Glasgow.
Damon Albarn has named his new band with Flea and Tony Allen Rocketjuice And The Moon. The Blur and Gorillaz man is due to make his live debut with the Red Hot Chili Peppers man and The Good, The Bad & The Queen cohort on Saturday (October 29) at the Barbican in London.
The Stone Roses Mani has claimed he always believed that the band’s reformation would be a success and revealed that “normal service has been resumed quickly” after the Madchester legends’ reunion announcement earlier this month.
Thom Yorke has revealed REM frontman Michael Stipe sent him a text message warning him of the band’s impending split. REM announced their split in September after 31 years together, saying only that they had “decided to call it a day as a band”.
Kasabian have covered Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’. The band performed the cover during a live session in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge as part of the station’s national student tour, which later saw Kasabian play a live gig in their hometown of Leicester at the city’s university venue.
Noel Gallagher included nine Oasis songs in his setlist as he played his first ever gig with his High Flying Birds solo band in Dublin this week (October 23). Kicking off his debut UK and Ireland tour at the city’s Olympia Theatre, the singer/guitarist’s new group also included a brand new track, titled ‘Freaky Teeth’, among their 20-song setlist.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin joked this week (October 24) that Take That made him question his sexuality. The singer, who was presenting Take That mainman Gary Barlow with an award at the Q Awards, opened up about his love of U2 and Take That as a teenager, reports The Sun.
Noel Gallagher has beaten The X Factor winner Matt Cardle to the top of the UK album chart this week (October 23). The ex-Oasis chief’s ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ outsold his pop rival’s ‘Letters’ by 40 percent, clocking up sales of 120,000 in its first week alone. The figures are also almost double that of brother Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye debut, ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’.
U2 frontman Bono has raised questions about the band’s future. The singer has admitted the Irish four-piece, who are set to re-issue their 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’ on Monday (October 31), have become irritated by him questioning the relevance of the rock veterans in the current musical climate.
Coldplay have labeled their new studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ as a “schizophrenic album”. The band released the album, which is their fifth full length effort, yesterday (October 24) and have said that the album’s strange title reflects the variation of song type on the record.
Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher is still pushing for an Oasis reunion in 2015 despite his brother Noel Gallagher flatly denying that will ever happen. The singer said there is a strong possibility that the band will still get back together to mark the 20th anniversary of their album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ in 2015 because he believes the pair will have both “grown up” by then.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has vowed to try and help The Smiths patch up their differences and reunite as a band. The footballer, who is a well-known fan of The Smiths, told The Sun that he would try his best to help the estranged pair of Morrissey and Johnny Marr reunite and said he reckoned achieving a reunion would better anything he could achieve in football.
Amy Winehouse died of excessive alcohol consumption, having consumed enough alcohol on the day of her death to render her more than four-and-a-half times over the drink drive limit, an inquest has heard.
Alan McGee is selling a host of music memorabilia gathered since setting up Creation Records in 1983. Many of the items for sale at the auction, which takes place at Omega House in Stockport on November 5, relate to Creation bands, such as a one-off print of Noel Gallagher, taken before the release of ‘Be Here Now’ and signed by photographer Jill Furmanovsky.
The Beatles’ former manager has revealed how he sold the band for £9 before their career took off. Allan Williams was the boss of the Fab Four for three years before he handed them over to Brian Epstein in 1962, who took them on to to score their first chart within a year.