Oasis

  1. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  2. Alan McGee Q&A: Life After Creation, Rehab, 359 Music & Making Movies

    March 10, 2014 5:37 AM EDT Every now and then, there comes an industry figure who manages to loom as large as the bands he’s working with. Creation Records founder Alan McGee was certainly one of those people. Despite signing some of the most decadent (Primal Scream), co ...

  3. Oasis Win Triple J’s 20-Year Song Poll

    June 10, 2013 1:49 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 yo ...

  4. Creation Records Founder Alan McGee Starts New Label

    May 08, 2013 6:53 AM EDT Alan McGee, the legendary Scottish entrepreneur who discovered Oasis and founded the celebrated British label Creation Records, is back in the game. McGee has teamed with British independent music firm Cherry Red Records to launch the new label, ...

  5. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 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 Hal ...

  6. Why Jay-Z Is a Model For Entrepreneurs: Guest Post by Jason Hirschhorn

    August 23, 2012 12:24 PM EDT If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter you know I'm a big Jay-Z fan. His talent, music, swagger, outlook on life and art and most of all his story. Jay grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York. A former drug dealer, he hustl ...

  7. Shazam Nets Over One Million Interactions During Olympics' Closing Ceremony

    August 13, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Shazam's social engagement strategies are paying off again. Today the company released a few statistics showing the number of interactions the platform received over the course of the Olympics, including more than one million interactions dur ...

  8. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  9. Universal U.K Partners With Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Clothing Label To Open Virtual 'Shop-Front' Record Stores

    May 08, 2012 11:02 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is taking an innovative approach to boosting its sales of vinyl product. Launching May 24, the label is to partner with British fashion company Pretty Green - the clothing label and retail chain set up by former Oasis, now Bea ...

  10. Backbeat Coachella: Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, One Republic's Ryan Tedder on Collab, Airplane Bathrooms

    April 15, 2012 8:49 PM EDT Ryan Tedder (left) of One Republic and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia performed their song "Calling" at Coachella on Saturday night. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Songwriter Ryan Tedder of One Republic has written songs for the likes ...

  11. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performing at Coachella (Getty) If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the curre ...

  12. Spain Touring Notes: Sizzla Dates Canceled; Dylan Headlining FIB; James Murphy, Lana Del Rey at Sonar; More

    March 28, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Line-up for Spain's 2012 Festival Internacional Benicassim featuring headliner Bob Dylan Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla Kalongi had three April concerts in Spain canceled under intense pressure from gay rights groups over lyrics, seriously ups ...

  13. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  14. Oasis Legal Family Feud Resumes: Liam Gallagher Allegedly Attacked Brother Noel With Guitar

    November 22, 2011 11:41 AM 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" ...

  15. U2, Adele, Coldplay, WU LYF Win Q Awards

    October 25, 2011 7:47 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quart ...

  16. Noel Gallagher Debuts Atop U.K. Album Charts, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 24, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, ...

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

    October 05, 2011 11:46 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 ...

  18. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  19. U.K. News Round-Up: Amy Winehouse Foundation Returns Checks; Liam Sues Noel; 'The X-Factor' Returns

    August 22, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, has been forced to postpone plans to set up a charity foundation in his late daughter's name because of a quarrel over the organisation's name. Mitch first announced that he was to establish The Amy Wi ...

  20. BPI Establishes Fund for Indie Labels Impacted By London Riots

    August 15, 2011 11:32 AM EDT U.K. music trade body the BPI has set up a fund to help indie labels affected by last week's fire at the Sony DADC distribution centre in Enfield, London. More than £100,000 ($163,350) is to be made available to U.K. imprints that lost stock ...

  21. Radiohead Drive 55% Rise in U.K. Vinyl Sales

    July 27, 2011 7:03 PM EDT Vinyl album sales in the United Kingdom climbed by 55% in the first six months of 2011, according to new figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). From January to June this year, 168,296 albums were sold in the vinyl forma ...

  22. Radiohead Ventures Into Chinese Social Media, Launches Page on Sina.com

    July 03, 2011 10:05 AM EDT HONG KONG (AP) - Radiohead has taken a tentative step into censored Chinese cyberspace, even though the British rock band has been critical of China's human rights record. Radiohead recently launched a page on the "weibo" site of le ...

  23. Business Matters: Is Intocable The New Radiohead?

    April 13, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Intocable Is the New Radiohead -- Add Tejano/Norteño band Intocable to the list of successful bands that have left the major label system and gone independent. It's not a household name among the music cognoscenti, but it should be. A handful ...

  24. Bob Dylan's April Gig in China Held Up By Chinese Government

    March 03, 2011 8:20 AM EST China is reviewing an application from Bob Dylan to stage concerts in the country, a year after the American folk legend's planned concerts in Beijing and Shanghai were canceled, an official at the Ministry of Culture said Thursday. The appli ...

  25. Strokes, Arctic Monkeys To Play Beniscassim Fest

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead and Primal Scream are the first artists to be confirmed for Spain's 16th Benicassim International Festival (FIB) at the eastern Mediterranean coastal town of Benicassim between July 14-17, 2011, said or ...

  26. Liam Gallagher's New Band Gives Away Single

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Liam Gallagher and his new band Beady Eye are releasing their first single "Bring the Light" as a free download. The song will be available from 1000 GMT on their website beadyeyemusic.com on Nov. 10, while the album, which was recorded ...

  27. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Strike Up The Brand's Brad Gelfond

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Brad Gelfond Title: Principal, Strike Up The Brand Panel: Personal Agency: What Do Agencies Want From Artists?, Tues., June 15, 11:25am - 12:10pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? I don& ...

  28. Virgin Festival Canada On Hold Till 2011

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have confirmed that Virgin Festival Canada is to be put on ice until 2011. The announcement was made yesterday (June 3) via the official Virgin Festival Canada Facebook page, which contained a link to an exclusive interview with Virgin ...

  29. Noel Gallagher Jams With Paul Weller In London

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on-stage at the Modfather's intimate London show. Gallagher -- who split with Oasis last year - guested last night (April 21) on guitar and vocals on versions of Oasis' 2005 song " ...

  30. Gallagher Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis son ...

  31. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 conc ...

  32. Noel Gallagher Describes On-stage Attack

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a victim's impact statement read in Toronto court, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said he felt he had been "hit by a bus" when pushed from behind at the Virgin Music Festival in 2008. Gallagher's statement was read at ...

  33. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  34. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian Head NME Noms

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian head the list of nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards, due to be held Feb. 24 at London venue the O2 Academy Brixton. Both acts picked up six nominations apiece for the weekly U.K. music magazine' ...

  35. Killers Pull Asia Dates

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Killers have cancelled their six-city Asia tour, scheduled to begin Jan. 24 in Singapore, "due to unforeseen circumstances," according to a statement posted on the band’s official web site. The group's tour was set to take them ...

  36. Belgian Fests Win Out At European Festival Awards

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Belgian festivals emerged as the big winners at the first ever European Festival Awards, bagging four of the eight public-voted categories as well as one voted by an industry panel. The awards were held on the opening night of European music confe ...

  37. EMI Acquires European Merch Distributor

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has acquired Loudclothing.com, Europe's largest independent music merchandise distributor, from Completely Independent Distribution (CID). Terms were not disclosed. The U.K. company will now operate as part of EMI's global merc ...

  38. Liam Gallagher Confirms Oasis Split, Plans 'Next Step'

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Liam Gallagher has insisted U.K. rock act Oasis is no more, following Noel Gallagher's departure from the group in the summer. Although the brothers have always had a rocky relationship, Gallagher insisted this split was for good, during an i ...

  39. Noel Gallagher's Exit Ends Oasis Tour Early

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The remaining dates on U.K. rock act Oasis' 2009 world tour were scrapped, following the Aug. 28 departure of guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher. London-based Ignition Management, which represents the band, declined to comment on the can ...

  40. Noel Gallagher Quits Oasis

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher has quit Oasis, according to a statement he posted tonight (Aug. 28) to the band's website. The announcement came shortly after the last-minute cancellation of the group's scheduled performanc ...

  41. Snow Patrol Deps For Oasis At U.K.'s V Fest

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oasis was forced to cancel its appearance at the second leg of the U.K. V Festival, held in Chelmsford, England on Sunday night (Aug. 23), after lead singer Liam Gallagher was diagnosed with viral laryngitis; Snow Patrol took over the vacated head ...

  42. Noel Gallagher Goes Psychedelic

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oasis' Noel Gallagher is to join psychedelic group Amorphous Androgynous for a one-off special live show in London. The gig, which is billed 'a monstrous psychedelic bubble exploding in your mind', takes place Sept.17 at London' ...

  43. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  44. MySpace Premieres Kasabian, Little Boots

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace has premiered new albums from U.K. artists Kasabian and Little Boots in a weeklong stream one week ahead of release. From June 1, Kasabian's third album "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" (Columbia) and Little Boots' &q ...

  45. Analysis: MySpace Album Premieres Lack 'Stickiness'

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Album premieres have been a common event at MySpace, which in the recent past has debuted exclusives from artists such as Coldplay, Oasis and Guns N' Roses . But, judging from numbers recorded over many months, MySpace users care less about l ...

  46. Digital Stores' Revenues Soar

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-consumer online retail provider Digital Stores has posted a 68% climb in revenues to £5.6 million ($8.7 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. The London-based company also says it is profitable, but did not disclose figures ...

  47. The Times Is Right For Oasis' Gallagher

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. national newspaper the Times is to release a collection of live recordings by Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher in a move aimed at raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. The initiative will see recordings from Gallagher's March 2 ...

  48. Spain's Dover Signs With Sony

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dover, one of Spain's most important rock bands of the past 15 years, has signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment Spain. Led by sisters Amparo (guitarist) and Cristina (singer) Llanos, Dover has sold more than 1.5 million unit ...

  49. China Cancels Oasis Shows

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Oasis won't be performing its first ever shows in China after all. The Chinese government has revoked the performance licenses issued to the U.K. rock act. The band's Chinese promoters Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China informed them ...

  50. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

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