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Liam Gallagher taking legal action against newspaper over baby-daddy story

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher announced today that he would be taking legal action against the New York Post after they printed a story that accused the Beady Eye singer of fathering a child with an entertainment journalist. The piece says that Gallagher is the father of writer Liza Ghorbani’s baby, and the tryst began a few years ago when Ghorbani interviewed Gallagher for the New York Times.

Gallagher has been married to former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton since 2008. Liam is already the father of three children: One with Appleton, one with first wife Patsy Kensit, and one with British musician Lisa Moorish (who has a child fathered by Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty as well).

He’s also no stranger to conflict—he spent the better part of his professional career openly feuding with brother and band mate Noel, and has even taken legal action against him. (Previously, he was happy just to taunt him from the balcony.)

Liam Gallagher says he’s not opposed to an Oasis movie. Brilliant!
Russell Brand inspires psychedelic road trip in new Noel Gallagher video: Watch it here!
DO look back in anger: Liam Gallagher sues brother Noel over press conference remarks
Noel Gallagher announces solo album details, talks fight with Liam: ‘He was like Randy Savage’

Russell Brand inspires psychedelic road trip in new Noel Gallagher video: Watch it here!

If there was a prize for Comeback of the Year at the Grammys, this year’s award would almost certainly go to former Oasis cornerstone Noel Gallagher. His forthcoming album High Flying Birds is full of the sort of ambling melodies and crisp songwriting that got lost in the wash some time around Be Here Now, representing a welcome return of one of the most inspired songwriters of the ’90s.

Gallagher just released the second single from High Flying Birds. It’s called “AKA … What a Life!” and features a music video that picks up where the clip for “The Death of You and Me” (the album’s first single) left off. Also, it stars Russell Brand as a sort of gypsy/wizard/lion tamer sort of guy. It’s a wildly entertaining eight minute head trip — the perfect antidote to a Friday afternoon. Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY

DO look back in anger: Liam Gallagher sues brother Noel over press conference remarks

Liam Gallagher is suing his brother, and former Oasis bandmate, Noel over comments the guitarist made at a press conference in July, according to Reuters. In a statement, Liam announced, that he has “taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made during the Electric Cinema press conference on July 6 during which he claimed Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover. That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth.” The singer claims that he couldn’t perform the show because he had laryngitis.


'120 Minutes': In honor of MTV2's re-launch tonight, host Matt Pinfield reminisces about his favorite 'Minutes' moments

An MTV classic is at last being let out of the vault. 120 Minutes, the long-running alternative-music series that spotlighted indie artists and bands not typically featured on the MTV lineup, is set to re-launch Sunday on MTV2 at 1:00am ET, with that chrome-domed font of encyclopedic musical knowledge, Matt Pinfield, back as host.

Fans who’ve never forgiven MTV for abandoning music in favor of reality shows about the attention-seeking, fame-whoring, and alcohol-guzzling, were particular dismayed when Minutes was cancelled in 2003 after a 17-year run. But they can now take heart: the premiere lineup tonight includes Sleigh Bells, the Black Angels, and Das Racist. And future guests set to join Pinfield on the 120 Minutes set at the Lower East Side’s Arlene’s Grocery include Dave Grohl, Lupe Fiasco, Kings of Leon, and PJ Harvey.

To commemorate the launch of the new show, we asked Matt Pinfield to take a ‘90s nostalgia trip and give us his favorite moments from the old 120 Minutes, a list that includes early signs of friction in Oasis, a lyrical tribute from Perry Farrell, and, of course, a drunken Jon Spencer meltdown. Take a look at Pinfield’s favorite memories after the break: READ FULL STORY

Noel Gallagher announces solo album details, talks fight with Liam: 'He was like Randy Savage'

Oasis guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher has announced that his debut solo CD, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will be released in the United States on November 8.

According to the Guardian, at a press conference today in London, England, Gallagher said that while the CD was not “stadium rock,” he believed it would appeal to fans of Oasis, who famously and acrimoniously split in 2009.

Gallagher has already recorded a second collection, an as yet unnamed collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous (a pseudonym of British electronica act The Future Sound of London), which will be released next year.

At the press conference, Gallagher spoke about the Oasis breakup and recalled a confrontation with his brother and former bandmate Liam, during which the latter wielded a guitar “like an axe.”

The guitarist also compared his brother to the recently deceased wrestler Randy Savage. According to Noel, “He was quite violent. At that point there was no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff, he was like Randy Savage or something. It was an unnecessarily violent act and he nearly took my face off. I was like, you know what, I’m f—ing out of here.”

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Beady Eye: Liam Gallagher talks about his new band’s CD, the last time he spoke to Noel, and why he ‘likes the Gaga’

Liam Gallagher criticizes statue of Michael Jackson (and height of Justin Bieber)

Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has derided a statue of Michael Jackson erected in Britain earlier this month, describing it as “ridiculous.” The statue stands outside Craven Cottage, the ground of British soccer team Fulham F.C. The team’s chairman Mohammed Al Fayed knew Jackson and in 1999 invited him to watch Fulham play Wigan Athletic.

Al Fayed was criticized by some Fulham fans when he unveiled the tribute. Fayed responded by saying that anyone who didn’t appreciate Jackson could “go to hell.”

Liam Gallagher was asked what he thought of the statue while giving match result predictions on the BBC soccer show Football Focus. “Yeah, it’s ridiculous, innit?” replied the singer. “But, you know, it could be worse. Could be Justin Bieber. But that wouldn’t be that high then, would it?”

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Beady Eye: Liam Gallagher talks about his new band’s CD, the last time he spoke to Noel, and why he ‘likes the Gaga’

Beady Eye: Liam Gallagher talks about his new band's CD, the last time he spoke to Noel, and why he 'likes the Gaga'

BeadyEyeImage Credit: Steve GullickIt has been eighteen months now since Oasis broke up following a backstage blowout between singer Liam Gallagher and his guitarist brother Noel before a scheduled show in Paris.

That’s a long enough period of time for Liam to form a new band, Beady Eye, with Oasis members Andy Bell, Gem Archer, and Chris Sharrock, and for that act to record their debut CD, Different Gear, Still Speeding, which was released March 1. However, a year and a half is apparently not a lengthy enough period for the Gallagher brothers to have kissed and made up.

In fact, Liam says that he hasn’t spoken to his brother since that night in Paris, and that there wasn’t a lot of “speaking” going on then. “We screamed at each other,” he recalls. “It wasn’t speaking, but sort of shouting at each other. And that was it. Never mind.”

After the jump, Liam and Andy Bell talk about the debut Beady Eye CD, the royal wedding, and Lady Gaga.


Liam Gallagher slams Radiohead: 'Writing a song about a tree? Give me a break!'

Liam-thomImage Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images; Nick Pickles/WireImage.comAs the lead singer of Oasis, Liam Gallagher was famous for speaking his mind even/especially if that meant sticking the boot in to his rock star peers. Has his attitude changed now that he is the frontman for Beady Eye? It most definitely has not.

The website Quietus has just published an interview with Gallagher in which he reveals his thoughts on the recent output of his fellow Brit rockers Radiohead—notably their single, “Lotus Flower”—although Thom Yorke fans may well question my use of the word “thoughts.”

“I heard that f—ing Radiohead record and I just go, ‘What?!’” Gallagher declared. “I like to think that what we do, we do f—-ing well. Them writing a song about a f—ing tree? Give me a f—-ing break! A thousand year old tree? Go f— yourself! You’d have thought he’d have written a song about a modern tree or one that was planted last week. You know what I mean?”

The debut Beady Eye CD—Different Gear, Still Speeding— was released yesterday. You can read Entertainment Weekly‘s own interview with Liam Gallagher in the current issue of EW. Check back to the Music Mix next week for a longer version our chat.

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Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, and Noel Gallagher invade the Star Wars cantina: Watch the hilarious ad here

So Snoop Dogg, the Daft Punk robots, and Noel Gallagher from Oasis walk into a bar — wait, sorry. I’m telling this joke wrong. Let me try again: Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, and Noel Gallagher walk into the Star Wars cantina. Laughing yet?

Okay, maybe this would work better if you just watch the World Cup-related Adidas ad I’m talking about. It features the aforementioned musical celebrities, plus David Beckham, Jay Baruchel, Ian Brown from the Stone Roses, Ciara, and others, all quite deftly integrated into the classic Mos Eisley cantina scene from Star Wars. It is hilarious. Snoop, in particular, steals the show.

What are you waiting for? Hit the jump and click play, then let us know which star you think is funniest in this ad. Answers other than “Snoop Dogg” will be accepted, but only with detailed justifications.


Liam Gallagher's new band is called Beady Eye. Where on earth did he get the idea for having a name that starts with the letters B, E, and A?

guess-whoImage Credit: Chris Ashford/Camera Press/Retna LtdFormer Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has announced that his new band is to be called Beady Eye. The group features his fellow ex-Oasis members Gem Archer and Andy Bell, but not, of course, his brother Noel whose sudden departure from the group last summer provoked its implosion.

The Oasis-crazy British media has already weighed in on the name “Beady Eye,” with Paul Stokes of the NME declaring it to be “terrible.” One point I’m surprised Stokes doesn’t raise is that Beady Eye will finally allow the Beatles-obsessed Gallagher to get very close to the Beatles—at least alphabetically. That’s right, on CD shelves and in record stores, no one will stand between The Beatles and Beady Eye but those pesky Beastie Boys (and, in Gallagher’s U.K. homeland, the Beat, who are, unsurprisingly, not known as “the English Beat” in England).

Is this a coincidence? Given that Gallagher recently announced plans to actually produce a film about The Beatles, I think not!

What do you think of the name Beady Eye? Of Liam Gallagher? And can you think of any other bands that would, alphabetically, squeeze in between Beady Eye and the Beatles?

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