Elvis Presley ”The King of Rock N’ Roll” was and continues to be a major influence on musicians past and present. Some artists have even gone so far as to wear an Elvis related item for photo shoots and album covers.
Liam seems to be up there in the ranks of Tommy Lee as a serial man kisser. Here’s a photo of Liam kissing former Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs.
Seems like Liam Gallagher is still bitter about the Oasis break-up and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album being just about a million times better then Beady Eye’s debut album.
Oasis has always owned up to “ripping off” their idols The Beatles when it came to their music and sound. Well this time it looks like the roles have been reversed as Paul McCartney has ripped off Noel Gallagher. On June 4, 2012, McCartney performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and unveiled a special edition “Union Jack” version of his signature Hofner bass guitar.
Noel Gallagher slammed Glastonbury Festival officials in 2008 for booking Hip-Hops biggest act Jay-Z to headline that years festival that failed to sell-out. Gallagher said it was “wrong” for a hip-hop act to be booked to headline the event instead of traditional guitar acts who actually play.
Noel Gallagher has always had an obsession with Adidas tennis shoes, even adorning his Gibson J-200 with an Adidas sticker. On October 17, 2011, coinciding with the release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album, Noel teamed up with Adidas to release 200 pairs of his signature “NG 72”.
Beady Eye’s debut album “Different Gear, Still Speeding” joins Beck “Odelay” and Wilco (The Album) in the really strange album cover catergory. The album cover shows an old photo of a little girl riding an alligator.
After the break-up of Oasis, Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher both released new albums and toured in 2011. Beady Eye released their debut album “Different Gear, Still Speeding” first on February 28, 2011. Noel Gallagher released his debut album “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” on October 17, 2011.
In 2006, this commercial below was made for BBC Radio 2 showing Elvis Presley on stage introducing his backing band. Elvis then introduces, Marvin Gaye (singer), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar), Keith Moon (drums), Sheryl Crow (bass) and Stevie Wonder (piano).
The concept behind the album cover for Oasis’ B-side album The Masterplan was to have a young looking Noel Gallagher in front of a classroom teaching a bunch of old geezers music. Two things really stand out to me on this album cover.