Ricky Hatton has sold nearly 19,000 tickets for the event that will end his ring exile on 24 November and yesterday he added to their black market value by announcing a difficult fight against former world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. In many ways the party just turned serious.
“We don’t do encores... If you want an encore then this is the last song, if you don’t, this is the second to last.” At a time when encores at gigs have become almost mandatory, and therefore meaningless, Laura Marling’s approach to them is refreshingly unconventional.
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News that Noel Gallagher is to take his brother to court reminds us there are few more dispiriting sights for dedicated music fans than seeing their heroes on the way to hearings. Trussed up in unfamiliar shirt and tie combinations, they look as uncomfortable as ex-lags at job interviews. It is bad enough when artists attend divorce proceedings or face the beak for falling asleep at the wheel, but far worse is when they have brought the suit (legal, not sartorial) themselves. Any dealings with the legal system are bound to make the protagonist look petty-minded, venal or underhand.
Noel Gallagher is set to marry long-term girlfriend Sara MacDonald this summer.
Liam Gallagher feels his brother Noel made Oasis look like "Culture Club on s**t acid" in their videos.
Liam Gallagher has proclaimed Beady Eye 'the best band' on the "planet".
It was surely no coincidence that Liam Gallagher chose Glasgow's most fiery venue for this debut live appearance by his post-Oasis project. His old band had its ups and downs, but this city remained vocal in its appreciation of their supremely confident self-possession.
Long famed for their fisticuffs and slanging matches, the intense sibling rivalry between Liam and Noel Gallagher now includes allegations of plagiarism.
"I've got a pocketful of words in my brain/ I pull something out when I think I should," Raymond McGinley croons pleasantly on the exquisite "Verisimilitude" from 1995's Grand Prix, Teenage Fanclub's majestic pop album that's nearly right up there with Fool's Gold, Sugar's Copper Blue and Help!. It contains the sort of shimmery loveliness you could safely shoot off into space, confident it would enhance intergalactic relations. While their latest, Shadows, doesn't scale these giddy heights it still feels as summery as Sue Barker biting on a strawberry on Centre Court, and the new tracks, such as the plinky-plonk new single "Baby Lee", don't sag (that much) tonight.
Liam Gallagher's new post-Oasis band have been named Beady Eye, it was announced today.
We're off to Macclesfield to make an idiot of ourselves – then loading up on ice-cream!
Noel Gallagher's departure from Oasis was today described as a "sad day" for music by the man who originally signed the band.
Lead guitarist walks out before Paris gig, with crowd told of ‘altercation’ in band
Liam and Noel Gallagher's relationship may have deteriorated to the point where the pair no longer speak, but the Oasis siblings aren't the first rock'n'roll stars to fall out.
Relations between Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher are now so bad they no longer speak, travel separately on tour and only see each other onstage, Liam claimed today.