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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

An '80s Britpop pre-history

The pre-history of Britpop can be traced to the early-'80s Liverpool grudge match between Echo & the Bunnymen and Julian Cope's Teardrop Explodes.
Early echoes
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  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
Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify

Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify

Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 18, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Smash Mouth egg, Juggalos gather, Oasis grump, Bieber fades

By the time you read this, Steve Harwell of SMASH MOUTH may be caked in sweat and yolk flecks, clutching his distended belly, groaning and wheezing — more so than usual, even.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 15, 2011

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #82 - Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #82 - Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger"

You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #82 - Oasis "Don't Look Back In Anger" Since...
By FNXAdmin  |  May 09, 2011
Liam's Costly Choppers

Liam's Costly Choppers

NME is reporting (via the British tabloids) that Liam Gallagher just dropped a pricey sum on some new...teeth?Liam Gallagher has gone and get himself a...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 25, 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
Liam On Oasis Reunion?

Liam On Oasis Reunion?

What a difference a month makes. Here's the latest, courtesy of NME:"Gallagher had said earlier this month that the band would never get back together....
By FNXAdmin  |  February 28, 2011

Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye

Click here for a comprehensive chat, courtesy of NME. And tune in next week as Adam 12 chats with the ex-Oasis frontman! 
By FNXAdmin  |  January 28, 2011
Gallagher Bros. Clearing House

Gallagher Bros. Clearing House

Click here for the latest he-said, he-said from Spin ("Liam Says Noel Stole Songs!").  Then click here for NME's update on the first Beady Eye...
By FNXAdmin  |  January 13, 2011
Liam's Beady Eye

Liam's Beady Eye

Here's the tracklisting from the post-Oasis 'Different Gear, Still Speeding:"Four Letter Word" "Millionaire" "The Roller" "Beatles And Stones" "Wind Up Dream" "Bring The Light" "For...
By FNXAdmin  |  December 14, 2010

The Nightly News Playlist [Wednesday – 11/10]

Anberlin – Impossible Kings of Leon – Back Down South Florence + The Machine – You've Got The Love Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 11, 2010

Liam Gallagher: “Beady Eye will be bigger than Oasis.”

Liam Gallagher thinks his new band Beady Eye will be bigger than Oasis. Read all about the "greatness" of Beady Eye here and here.
By Paul Driscoll  |  July 19, 2010

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #43 - Oasis

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #43 - Oasis

You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #43 - Oasis The Brothers Gallagher:  responsible for some...
By Adam12  |  July 06, 2010

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: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010

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

Navigating Portland's entertainment rules

No live music after 12:15? No outdoor entertainment after mid-September?
City Council
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 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

Noel Gallagher quits Oasis!

Noel Gallagher quits Oasis!

Following the Manchester band's cancelled show at the Paris Rock en Seine festival this evening, he posted the following statement on "It's with some...
By Paul Driscoll  |  August 31, 2009

The Big Hurt: Durst pantsed, Michaels smooshed

"This isn't a reunion, this is a comeback," quibbled the red-hatted irrelephant in a BBC interview.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 26, 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

iTunes News and The Gallagher Facebook Battle [FNX FILES]

  Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today that all songs at the iTunes store will soon be availab...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 06, 2009