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Noel Gallagher takes center stage

Oasis fans have long wondered what the Manchester band's records would have sounded like without Liam Gallagher in the mix.
Fookin' birds
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 11, 2011

The Big Hurt: Johnny's mansion, Noel's singles, Keith's fragrance, Big Boi's boner, Alice's maze, Hype's erotic thriller, Nicki's boob

Johnny Rotten's mansion burnt down. A tragedy, but made sadder still by the fact that it happened two weeks before the riots, denying anarchists in the UK the chance to properly thank him for appearing in butter commercials and licensing official Sex Pi
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 19, 2011
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Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury

Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
Feeling supersonic
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 19, 2011

The Gallagher brother talks about Noel, Oasis, and Beady Eye

"It's not about getting beaten and 'See you later.' It's about getting beat, getting up, dusting yourself off, and smashing the fuck out of the next person you see in front of you." Liam Gallagher is talking about the possible return to the ring of his
Liam speaks
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  March 18, 2011

Beady Eye | Different Gear, Still Speeding

Beady Eye's eagerly awaited debut represents Liam Gallagher's uninspiring foray into the spotlight without Noel, his battle-weary brother and Oasis's chief songwriter.
Dangerbird (2011)
By MIRIAM LAMEY  |  March 04, 2011

The Big Hurt: A big country lesbian pissing match

Reports began to surface recently that a major country star was set to come out of the closet in People magazine. I had high hopes for Chris Gaines, but no such luck.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 14, 2010


The Big Hurt: Faces refaced

Faces refaced, Spears speared, Hook hacked
Also Spears speared, Hook hacked
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 27, 2009

The Big Hurt: Liam alone

Everyone figured that Noel Gallagher would go solo — it’s been hinted at for years — but the break-up of Oasis has made it a grim inevitability.
Can an Oasis spinoff help but suck?
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 06, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009

Review: The Stone Roses | The Stone Roses (Legacy Edition)

The Stone Roses' 1989 debut LP has been deified by such dubious tastemakers as the NME and Oasis's Noel Gallagher — and the rest of us really like it too.
Silvertone/Legacy (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  September 18, 2009

The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing

Slow news week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 18, 2009


The Big Hurt: Don't look back in anger

"You don't know what you've got till it's gone," Janet Jackson once famously sampled, and how true it is. Only now that Noel Gallagher has left in a firestorm of brotherly acrimony can I truly take stock of my feelings toward Oasis.
The best of times with the worst of bands
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 11, 2009

Quitters, tinklers, tacklers, and whoppers

David Berman of Silver Jews intends to quit the music biz and concentrate on writing prose, says a post on the Drag City Web site.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 02, 2009

The Big Hurt: Hagar the horrible

I was reading a fascinating article about Sammy’s new record deal, and an epiphany struck: every year, Sammy looks more and more like the Dude.
Plus award-winning awards and buggering Beatles
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2008

The Big Hurt: Winners and losers

Jay-Z's headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival June 28 has been the stuff of much controversy, with various artists weighing in on his suitability to the event.
A hip-hop scorecard
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 07, 2008


  With Coldplay's long awaited fourth record, the stakes are higher than ever for their label home, EMI. The label's head, Guy Hands, recently increased...
By Paul Driscoll  |  May 15, 2008



The initial lineup for the Canadian edition of the Virgin Festival has been unveiled, with Foo Fighters and Oasis headlining. Also on the bill are...
By Paul Driscoll  |  March 27, 2008
Noel Gallagher of Oasis w/ Driscoll (6/24/05)

Noel Gallagher of Oasis w/ Driscoll (6/24/05)

  Here is an interview I did with Noel Gallagher of Oasis back in June of 2005.
By Paul Driscoll  |  February 14, 2008

What’s the story?

‘Liam Gallagher should have stayed in England,’ opined Newsday after a show on Long Island.
Sorting through the ruins of Oasis
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 06, 2007

The 100 worst lyrics of all time

"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America