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Liam Gallagher has told a court he would like to re-enter the music business and to reform Oasis, but there is currently no chance of it happening.
The Oasis frontman has given evidence in a legal dispute with ex-wife Nicole Appleton over how their assets should be split.
In his ruling, Judge Martin O’Dwyer revealed that Liam Gallagher “would like to re-enter the music business”, but says there is “no prospect” of that.
Much of the hearing was private, but it was revealed that the pair had spent £800,000 ($1.2 million) on legal fees.
Judge Martin O’Dwyer said he was concerned at how much the pair, who separated in 2013 after five years of marriage, had spent on their battle at the Central Family Court in London.
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“The level of costs in this case, totaling over £800,000, are manifestly excessive for the determination of the dispute, which involves capital sums not much greater at the end of the day than £10 million.”
After hearing evidence from the pair several months ago, Judge Martin O’Dwyer decided their money and property should be divided equally, with each receiving £5.4 million.
The judge had originally banned all reporting of the case, but has now allowed much of his ruling to be released.
Referring to Oasis, the judge wrote: “It was formed in 1991 and discontinued in 2009, it is said after an argument between [Liam Gallagher] and his brother.
“[Liam Gallagher] says there are no plans to reform and, although he would like to do so, he does not anticipate there is a possibility currently of any such reform.
“Subsequent to Oasis, [Liam Gallagher] formed another group called Beady Eye but they disbanded in 2014.”
The judge added: “Although he expressly would like to re-enter the music business, currently he says there is no prospect of that.”
After Oasis split, Liam Gallagher’s brother and former bandmate Noel formed his band High Flying Birds, who are going on tour in 2016.
Oasis is not playing Glastonbury this year, festival organizer Emily Eavis confirmed on Twitter.
Bookies had suspended bets on the band playing after Liam Gallagher sent a cryptic series of tweets, using letters to spell out the name of his former band.
This year’s Saturday headliner still hasn’t been announced.
Oasis is not playing Glastonbury this year
It’s 20 years since the release of Oasis’ debut album Definitely Maybe.
Emily Eavis confirmed the band wouldn’t be appearing in a simple tweet, responding to someone asking her directly.
Liam Gallagher’s tweet could have been linked to the fact he was pictured this week with Oasis band mate Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs.
The pair apparently had a drink together, with Bonehead tweeting the word “pub” in a similar style to Liam Gallagher’s message.
Arcade Fire and Kasabian are the headliners for the Friday and Sunday nights of the festival, held in Somerset at the end of June.
The Black Keys, Dolly Parton and Lily Allen are some of the other acts performing over the weekend.
Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, are reportedly in top-secret talks about re-forming Oasis.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have been approached by promoters willing to pay huge sums for them to play two shows to mark 20 years since their debut album.
And their answer could match the album’s title: Definitely Maybe.
Noel and Liam Gallagher could be tempted, despite Noel once saying the band wouldn’t re-form “even if all the starving children in the world depended on it”.
Talks are said to be fragile but the package on the table may prove irresistible to Liam Gallagher.
Liam Gallagher, 40, needs to pay for £500-an-hour lawyer Fiona Shackleton, who is handling his divorce from Nicole Appleton.
Noel and Liam Gallagher have been approached by promoters willing to pay huge sums for them to play two shows to mark 20 years since their debut album
Oasis split in 2009 after fighting between the brothers. Since then Liam Gallagher’s new band, Beady Eye, have had only a fraction of the success of Oasis.
If the concerts do go ahead, they are expected to be staged next August at Knebworth.
When Oasis played there in 1996 they sold 330,000 tickets – the fastest-selling in British rock history.
A source said: “If the gigs happened, they would perform Definitely Maybe from start to finish.”
Liam and Noel Gallagher have not been on stage together since a dramatic showdown at a Paris gig in 2009 when Liam reportedly smashed one of Noel’s guitars.
Noel Gallagher, 46, subsequently quit the band saying: “I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.”
He has since fronted his band High Flying Birds.
But in June, Liam Gallagher hinted there could be a reunion.
Liam Gallagher said: “I’d do it for now, but if someone’s going to drop a load of f**king money, I’d do it for that too.”
Liam Gallagher has barely spoken to his brother Noel Gallagher since a backstage fight led to the breakup of Oasis in 2009.
However, Liam Gallagher, 40, has now revealed that track Don’t Bother Me on his band Beady Eye’s new album was written as a “peace offering” to Noel.
The song Don’t Bother Me from the album Be features the lyrics: “In the morning, I’ll be calling and hoping you understand. Give peace a chance. Take my hand – be a man.”
Liam Gallagher said his arguments with 45-year-old Noel had inspired the song, which also contains the words: “I’m sick of all your lying/Your scheming and crying.”
He told the BBC that his mind had been “fuzzy” when he had written the words, which were about peace and brotherhood.
Liam Gallagher has revealed that a track on his band Beady Eye’s new album was written as a peace offering to his brother Noel
“I didn’t sit down to write a song about a brother,” Liam Gallagher said.
“There’s bits in there about Noel, I guess. And there’s bits in there about brothers in general. About everyone just chilling, man. And give peace a chance.”
Liam Gallagher said that while the song was not just about Noel, his influence was undeniable.
“I’m not here to shy away from talking about our kid. You ask me a question and I go for it,” he said.
“But, yeah, it’s about a lot of things. It’s not about just Noel. Believe you me, if I could write a song about the [expletive] with Noel, I would.”
Liam Gallagher also shared his opinions on One Direction, saying they had got “lucky” and were his band’s “biggest competition”.
“Fair play to them, man, they got lucky – like we all do, I guess – and they’re just going for it.
“It’s all going to end at some point. And when it ends, you want to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.”
Liam and Noel Gallagher’s mother, Peggy, has told her sons to “sort it out themselves” after they became embroiled in a bitter legal battle.
Liam and Noel Gallagher, former Oasis bandmates, worth a cool £63 million ($95 million) combined, have always been more famous for offstage antics than their onstage performances.
Noel Gallagher, 44, who left Oasis in 2009, charted the end of band in a 14 page document lodged at the High Court.
Liam and Noel Gallagher's mother, Peggy, has told her sons to "sort it out themselves" after they became embroiled in a bitter legal battle
In the explosive documents, Noel Gallagher reveals the disintegration of Oasis from its glory years in the early nineties to today.
The Daily Mirror reported Noel Gallagher’s version of events given in a legal document in response to his brother’s libel action.
When quizzed at her Manchester home over whether she was upset, Peggy Gallagher simply said “yes”.
Noel Gallagher claimed his brother left abusive voicemail messages on his wife Sara MacDonald’s phone, tried to attack him with his guitar and disrupted gigs after drinking too much.
The legal documents also describe how Noel regarded Liam Gallagher as “spiteful and childish” for mocking him onstage.
Since the band split in 2009, Liam and Noel Gallagher have been fighting it out professionally and personally with very public spats.
This court case originated after Noel claimed Liam Gallagher missed the 2009 V Festival gig in Chelmsford because he was hungover.
Even though Noel apologized, Liam Gallagher has launched a libel action against him which is ongoing.
In the papers filed in his defence, lodged on November 1, Noel Gallagher makes a string of allegations against his younger brother Liam.
The older brother claims before he quit the band in August 2009, they were not talking after Noel refused to allow ‘free advertising’ for Liam Gallagher’s clothing range Pretty Green in the band’s promotional material.
According to some reports, Noel Gallagher said he would allow free advertising “over his dead body”.
This spelled the end for the band with Liam Gallagher starting to wind his brother up and dedicate songs to Pretty Green staff onstage.
Noel Gallagher claims it was this “spiteful and childish” nature which led him to leave the band he started with his brother.
His lawyers detail 12 times from 1994 to 2005 where Liam Gallagher allegedly “disrupted” gigs by storming out, being drunk or getting into fights.
But Noel Gallagher has scored a point against brother Liam, shooting to the top of the Official Charts with his first solo album in October.
The songwriter flew into number one with his aptly-named debut release Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Liam Gallagher’s post-Oasis band Beady Eye peaked only at number three when they released Different Gear, Still Speeding last year.
Last night a spokesman for Liam Gallagher said: “After Noel apologized the matter is now in the hands of lawyers.”
Noel Galalgher declined to comment.
Liam Gallagher, former Oasis front-man is suing brother Noel for what he claims are “lies” over the band split in 2009.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] Liam Gallagher, who has re-launched his music career as front-man of Beady Eye, has filed a High Court action against Noel Gallagher’s claim that he pulled out of a 2009 headline performance at V festival due to a “hangover”.
He also has been enraged by Noel’s comments made last month at a press conference – when he was promoting his new solo album – about the band’s split in 2009, which was partly due to an argument over whether Liam could advertise his Pretty Green clothing range in the concert programme.
Liam Gallagher sues brother Noel for "telling lies" over Oasis breakup.
[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]Liam Gallagher demands public apology from his guitarist brother after claimed that he cancelled V festival Oasis performance due to hangover.
He took the extraordinary action because he said he wanted Oasis fans and festival-goers “to know the truth”.
In a today statement, Liam Gallagher confirmed his legal action against his brother Noel Gallagher and said he was looking for an apology to put the record straight about the festival cancellation.
“I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming 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.”
“I was gutted when I couldn’t play the gig because I didn’t want to let the fans down.”
Liam Gallagher insisted Noel was aware he had laryngitis, which was diagnosed by a doctor.
“But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor.
Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour programme.
The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us.
I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism.
I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.”
Noel Gallagher has yet to respond to the suit, although he has expressed regret over Oasis’ split in a recent interview with Absolute Radio.
“We could maybe have [just] all gone off and done other things for a few years,” he said.
“It was a hasty decision … If I had my time again I’d have thought about it a bit more and gone back, done the gig, done the next, there was only two gigs left on the tour.”
“If we had simply agreed to a hiatus, Oasis could have returned to the project in a renewed, relaxed – and even nostalgic – way.”
“In my own head the 2015, 20-year anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory is looming,” he said.
“We could have maybe come back, made a new album and played that album in its entirety and gone and been the greatest thing ever, but there you go.”
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stangaa”] Noel Gallagher broke up with Oasis following a row moments before a festival in Paris in August 2009.
Noel – who also wrote most of the group’s hits – said the Gallaghers’ rocky relationship worsened after Liam demanded free plugs for his clothes brand in the tour programme, which Noel opposed.
He also said Liam pulled out of an appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford in 2009. At the time it had been explained as a bout of laryngitis, but Noel said the reason for the no-show was his brother’s “hangover”.
The two brothers have had a long-running public spat ever since they found fame in the mid-1990s.
Cancellation of a major festival appearance due to a hangover rather than a medical condition could potentially lead to contractual issues with the organizers.
The possibility of Oasis reunion now looks exceedingly remote.
American Express celebrates Abbey Road Studios 80th anniversary with “Symphony at The Park” this weekend.
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Chiswick Orange Tree Garden will host the Symphony at the Park for Abbey Road Studios anniversary
Two singularly themed symphonic concerts will honour and will emphasize the chronicle of the famous Abbey Road Studios. West London’s Chiswick House and Gardens with its idyllic surroundings hosts these majestic performances. New and classic rock, pop and epic film scores will be performed.
[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (eighty-six pieces), Crouch End Festival Chorus (forty singers) and guest instrumentalists will play modern songs and film scores. The Beatles, Oasis, Pink Floyd’s songs will be performed along with scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter. The concert premiere of Disney’s Peter Pan sequel “Return to Neverland” will be also interpreted. All of these are the Abbey Road Studios outstanding eighty years legacy.
On Saturday, August 20, The Beatles, Elbow, Elgar, The Hollies, Kate Bush, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Radiohead’s anthems symphonic versions will be played.
On Sunday August 21 programme consists in film orchestral arrangements recorded at Abbey Road. Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra used in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, John Williams’ compositions for “Star Wars”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and for “Harry Potter”, Danny Elfman’s musical creation for “Batman” will charme the attendees.
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Also another iconic film scores will be played for the audience: Howard Shore’s music for “The Lord of the Rings”, James Horner’s “Braveheart”, Jerry Goldsmith score for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”.
The visitors who will come to see these concerts at the historic Chiswick House and Gardens are invited to bring their own picnic and rug. Also they can upgrade to a VIP Package.
Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London
Gramophone Company founded Abbey Road Studios in November 1931, later on British music company EMI Records Limited became its owner.
In the 1960s Badfinger,The Beatles, Pink Floyd’s innovative recording techniques has been hosted by these famous studios.
In 2010 the studios received historic site status from the British government.