If the challenge faced by Jake Bugg on his second album is to prove you can take the boy out of Clifton (the Nottingham council estate where he was born) without taking all traces of Clifton out of the boy, then it’s one he rises to. Those who see Bugg’s so-called “authenticity” — whatever that means — as a storm of hype might spy signs of “grooming” in the decision to record in LA with producer Rick Rubin, but the follow-up to his hit debut makes the Midlands-to-Malibu move look largely seamless: as an exercise in expanded range, Shangri La is too diverse and distinct to dismiss.
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Friday 26 March 2010
Noel Gallagher was backed by strings and a choir as he performed a host of Oasis's best known hits at the Royal Albert Hall, saying he was saving his new material.
Thursday 11 March 2010
If ever there was a TV programme to leave one ranting at an invisible audience and lamenting the various ills of the age, it was this week's Famous, Rich and Jobless. Unfortunately, the ills affecting my blood pressure weren't the soul-destroying trap of unemployment and the difficulty of escaping it, as they should have been. Instead, it was the meaningless ubiquity of celebrities symbolised by Not Famous, Rich and Clueless – as it should have been called.
Monday 01 March 2010
Rock star Noel Gallagher has applied for planning permission to build a summer house in the grounds of his home.
Monday 01 February 2010
Noel Gallagher's only two concerts planned for this year have been announced as part of a string of charity gigs climaxing with a performance of Quadrophenia by The Who.
Friday 06 November 2009
Russell Brand made a bee-line for Noel Gallagher at a champagne reception before the Music Industry Trusts' awards in London on Monday night.
Friday 11 September 2009
After Noel Gallagher's seemingly irrevocable split from Oasis, fans have searched recent interviews with the benefit of hindsight to seek hints about his dramatic move. One area that deserves closer inspection, though, is the star's extra-curricular activities. For while his main band limped to its ignominious end, the elder Gallagher has been dallying with the psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous (AA).
Friday 04 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
Noel Gallagher claimed yesterday that "verbal and violent" intimidation caused him to walk out on Oasis hours before a gig in Paris. He said on Friday that he could not bear working with his brother Liam for a day longer.
Saturday 29 August 2009
Friday 21 August 2009
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.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
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.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Oasis are hoping to triumph at tonight's Shockwaves NME Awards.
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