“Talk Tonight” was written after Noel Gallagher first left oasis during their ’94 US tour. they weren’t done then, or in 96′ when they started a tour in the states with liam house shopping back home with the misses, they weren’t done in 2000 when noel left the band during their world tour. and there’s more in between, but the point is.. are they actually done now?
hope not. as much slack as this band gets for not being what they were in the 90’s, they are simply one of few, a small handful of bands that can actually still hold it down as a relevant rock and roll band after almost 18 years. should they actually be over this time, it would be a shame. ok – to see noel do a non-accompanied solo tour, neil young style, would be mind blowing. a solo record would be incredible as well. but what wouldn’t be incredible is seeing oasis fall into the “reunion” band category. they’ll do it for the money, fuck the pistols did it, but it’s a sad and uninspiring moment for a band when shit like that happens.
so will another “talk tonight” come out of this break? hope so. it’s clearly one of noel’s best songs ever, and a b-side of course. does any band even have better b-sides than oasis?? either way, to see what happens with the big O in the near future will be an interesting course of events, at least to us. so we’ll keep you posted.
oasis pre-break ups. fookin’ guigsy, bonehead, mcCarroll.. broken up ever since?
WHY OASIS ARE STILL RELEVANT
noel, this is completely unacceptable:
“It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.”
noel, we know our kid can be a fookin’ wanker. we know. but, for real, ya fookin’ geezer, DO NOT BLOW IT!
a new supergrass side project produced by nigel godrich of radiohead, beck, travis, McCartney, REM, etc fame that showcases Gaz and Dan recording some of their favorite tunes. and low and behold, it sounds like well… supergrass covering songs. SURPRISE!
now, we like the songs and their version of The Velvet Underground’s “I Can’t Stand It” particularly kills it. and we dig supergrass. but do we like side projects focused on cover songs? well i guess who cares what we like..
trent announced on friday that NIN would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” after a string of dates late august and early september in NY, Chicago and ending in LA at the Echoplex. suppose indefinite is better definite?
* w/ the Horrors
^ w/ Mew
8/22 – NY, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
8/23 – NY, NY @ Webster Hall *
8/25 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5 *
8/26 – NY, NY @ Terminal 5
8/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
09/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^
09/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre ^
09/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
09/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
No news is good news today. It is an especially tragic day for the history of music as it has lost one of the best male vocalists and artists of all time. Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest and was unable to be resuscitated at his Holmby Hills home earlier this afternoon. His is already a legend, his music will live forever, may he rest in peace..
remember when method man did that song with fred durst? can you believe limp bizkit played their first show with the original line up in 8 years… i think it was in latvia last week? can you believe i’m talking about limp bizkit? but in all seriousnessnesness zombie marvin gaye is gettin it on with zombie tammi terrell this very moment..
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Breakup. not that it’s true, because they were never together. it’s just the title of their duet album due September. damn it. feeling like a tmz gossip whores right now – so while we’re at it… how about this picture?
anyways, the duo’s first single “Relator” is a solid pop tune with a classy old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll swing to it. Pete Yorn pens yet another gem, and Scarlett’s sultry almost raspy alto adds the right tone. blahblah yeah she’s an actress who’s doing the music thing… but fuck it’s better than hearing Feist do another damn duet.
our vote, she sticks with lucky bastard pete, and stays away from tom waits and jeff buckley covers.. Ghost World = pizza party.
Jimi Hendrix’s former roadie James ‘Tappy’ Wright claims in his new book “Rock Roadie” that Jimi was murdered by his manager Michael Jeffrey in order to claim his life insurance. This confession was made to Wright in 1971, just two years before he was killed in a plane crash.
The manager seemed worried that Hendrix was about to sack him, even though Jimi had recently taken out a life insurance policy worth $2 million naming Jeffrey as beneficiary. Jeffrey supposedly confessed:
“I was in London the night of Jimi’s death and together with some old friends… we went round to Monika’s hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth…then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe.” more… “I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive… that son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I’d lose everything.”
Hendrix’ body was found at London’s Samarkand Hotel in a room booked by some chick named Monika whom Jimi had known for a few days. The coroner recorded an open verdict, stating cause of death was “barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit”.
If it is true, at least we know why Jeffrey was killed in a plane crash..
Wilco’s new album, Wilco (the Album), is due out the end of June. It’s streaming at the link below. $20 says that b-rock is listening this very moment. The Chicago in me is freaking out, diggin the record… especially “I’ll Fight”, check it out…