1. Vic Mensa Says Oasis Bros Are 'Ultimate Dickheads'

    August 05, 2015 12:20 PM EDT Rapper Vic Mensa  elaborated on a recent semi-controversial tweet  where he said "F--- Liam Gallagher" (in defense of his mentor Kanye West ) in a new interview with the Guardian. Kanye West Delivers Polarizing Performance at Glastonbury Festival "Those guys are legends,"…

  2. Liam Gallagher Plays New Song at Noisy Irish Pub: Watch

    July 29, 2015 9:13 PM EDT Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performed a new song on Sunday at a local pub in Charlestown, Ireland. A six-minute video of the impromptu mini-set surfaced online and reveals that Gallagher's new song may include a reference to brother and ex-bandmate Noel Gallagher and his newest…

  3. What's the Story? Noel and Liam Gallagher Could Reunite Oasis

    April 20, 2015 5:16 AM EDT Oasis’ feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher are considering putting aside their bad blood and reforming the band.  The Gallagher brothers are said to have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” to reunite the Britpop-era legends, according to an unnamed source quoted in The Mirror.  The source…

  4. Oasis Frontman's New Band Beady Eye Has Broken Up

    October 26, 2014 1:55 PM EDT Could this be good news for Oasis fans? Beady Eye has now been shut. Frontman Liam Gallagher announced Saturday (Oct. 25) on Twitter that the rock group has broken up. The band had parted ways with its manager earlier this year, according to NME . Noel Gallagher On Oasis Anniversary: '…

  5. Liam Gallagher Slams Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' Reissue: 'Don't Buy Into It'

    March 03, 2014 8:47 PM EST Most bands would take to Twitter to promote a reissue of one of the top albums of their career, but that's not the case for Oasis. Ahead of the 20th anniversary reissue of "Definitely Maybe" on May 19, Liam Gallagher typed a few words to fans and would-be customers on Saturday:…

  6. Big Day Out Replace Blur with Beady Eye, Deftones, Hives

    December 04, 2013 12:32 AM EST Blur’s withdrawal from the Big Day Out left such a void in the line-up, they’ve been replaced by three bands. Organizers of the annual Australasian touring festival today announced Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye, alternative rock veterans Deftones and the Swedish rockers Hives would replace…

  7. Liam Gallagher Allegedly Targeted in Love Child Lawsuit

    July 18, 2013 3:20 AM EDT When Liam Gallagher hits the headlines, it’s rarely about his music. The former Oasis frontman is in the news again thanks to a multi-million-dollar lawsuit launched by a music journalist who claims he’s the father of her child. Liza Ghorbani, a reporter who has published works in The New…

  8. Oasis Take Out 20-Year Song Poll Down Under

    June 10, 2013 2:12 AM EDT A 17-year old ballad whose meaning was never quite explained by its now-defunct British creators is officially the biggest song of the past 20 years in Australia. Oasis’ 1995 hit “Wonderwall” is the surprise No. 1 on the state-funded Triple J youth network’s “Hottest 100” countdown of the…

  9. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  10. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The singer's…

  11. The Stone Roses Begin Reunion Live Tour In Barcelona

    June 08, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Seminal U.K. rock band the Stone Roses made a triumphant start to their comeback tour, playing a hit-filled, ninety-minute set at Barcelona's intimate Razzmatazz venue. The rapturously-received gig was the first date in the Manchester-formed band's eagerly-anticipated 2012 world…

  12. Noel Gallagher Lets Mud Fly in New Lawsuit Targeting 'Violent' Brother

    November 22, 2011 4:00 PM EST The famously factitious relationship between former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher looks set to deteriorate further following reports that Noel has filed court documents accusing his younger brother of abusive and "irresponsible" behavior prior to the band's split in…

  13. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  14. New Frontman Noel Gallagher Misses 'Easy' Band Days

    October 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT British Rocker Launches High Flying Birds Album & Tour, Says No Oasis Reunion 'This Year' Two years and two months after leaving Oasis, Noel Gallagher says that "it's nice to start again and shape things from the bottom up." But he still has ambivalent feelings…

  15. Bert Jansch, British Folk Legend, Dies at 67

    October 05, 2011 11:22 AM EDT He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight - not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties. But when Bert Jansch picked up an acoustic guitar, people listened, often spellbound by his subtle innovation and mastery. Jansch, who died of lung cancer Wednesday at the age of 67, was a…

  16. Paul McCartney Picks Wedding Venue: Same as First Marriage

    September 16, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago. Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry at London's Marylebone Register Office. Westminster Council said the notice…

  17. Oasis' Noel Gallagher Suing Brother Liam Over Libel

    August 19, 2011 4:23 PM EDT One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he is suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert. Bad blood between the brothers has made…

  18. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on this planet, right here today," he…

  19. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kim Kardashian Previews Music Video, Liam Gallagher Tells Off Radiohead

    March 01, 2011 5:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kim Kardashian Finishes Recording With The-Dream, Previews Music Video Kim Kardashian has finished recording her debut song, "Turn It Up," with The-Dream , according to a tweet on Kardashian's…

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