Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs joined his old Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell of Ride/Oasis last night in London. The gig was held by The Charlatans for their drummer Jon Brookes who sadly passed away in August, all profits from the gig went to The Brain Tumour Charity and for those of you who still wish to donate you can do so by visiting a donation page set up in Jon’s memory.
May 31st 1993, Alan McGee attends a gig in Glasgow and signs the band who would go on to have the biggest selling album of the decade.
Noel Gallagher joined Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on stage last night at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am
22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am
00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)
You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.
Alan McGee gave a great interview with Jo Whiley on Radio 2 this week, Jo was as enthusiastic as ever and played tracks by the House of Love, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
In the interview they discuss the Television Personalities, the Gallaghers, the Creation years and the forthcoming film. Continue reading
Today is 15 years since ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ was released on October 2nd 1995 and went on to sell 14.2 million copies.
The album spent 10 weeks at number 1 in the UK later becoming the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history (with 4.4 million copies sold). 10 months later they headlined Knebworth for two nights.
The album later won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.
Brian Cannon who designed all of the early Oasis sleeves alongside the cover of Super Furry Animals’ debut album has launched a new website.
The website celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his agency Microdot Creative and includes many shots of sleeves being created. You may recognise the writing below.
Click here to view the website. The Oasis gallery on his website can be viewed by clicking here.
The BBC reports that Noel Gallagher stuck to familiar material at his first show since Oasis split – but promised that “brilliant” solo songs are on their way.
Despite speculation about his solo plans, he declined to play new songs at the first of two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading
Paul Weller won NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’ award last week and ended the show by performing an old hit of his from The Jam. ‘Start’ featured several guests including Kevin Shields and Gem Archer, the video of the performance is below. Continue reading
Unsurprisingly, Oasis picked up an award at last nights Brits for the best album of the last 30 years with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’.
Not meaning to take anything away from Oasis, but looking at the other albums on the shortlist you can’t help but wonder what planet the people who picked that list live on. Anyway, here’s a clip of Liam’s acceptance speech last night. Continue reading