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Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

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Liam Gallagher, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Take That are among hundreds of music stars who have joined forces in calling for action to save the UK's "world-leading" live music industry.In an open letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, some 1,500 artists and bands say that "with no end to social distancing in sight" the industry is at imminent risk. Other acts who have signed the letter include The Rolling Stones, Skepta, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Lewis Capaldi, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Florence + The Machine, KT Tunstall, George Ezra, Depeche Mode and Iron Maiden. ...
Liam Gallagher says Oasis reunion will happen ‘very soon’

Liam Gallagher says Oasis reunion will happen ‘very soon’

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Liam Gallagher says an Oasis reunion is going to happen "very soon".The band infamously broke up in 2009, and rumours of them getting back together have been swirling ever since. But speaking to NME, Liam said: "It is gonna happen, believe you me - it's gonna happen very f***ing soon because he's greedy and he loves money and he knows that it's got to happen soon or it won't happen."The "he" in question is his older brother Noel, and Liam puts the urgency down to an offer of £100m he says the band received earlier this month to get back together. Image: Gallagher performing in Vienna as part of his European tour Noel was quick to deny all knowledge of any such offer, brushing it off as a publicity stunt on the part of his younger sibl...
Liam Gallagher: Oasis ‘offered £100m for reunion tour but Noel turned it down’

Liam Gallagher: Oasis ‘offered £100m for reunion tour but Noel turned it down’

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Liam Gallagher claims Oasis was offered £100m for a reunion tour but his brother Noel vetoed the idea.The siblings parted in 2009 but Liam, 47, has repeatedly hinted that he wants the band back together. Noel, 52, has so far resisted.Liam tweeted: "We've been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG."Minutes earlier he had written: "Wahey we're getting back together" and that "rich as f***" Noel was "doing it for nothing" while Liam being "desperate" is doing it for the cash. Advertisement He signed off on the tweet with the customary "LG". Both brothers have been successful following the break-up of Oasis. More from Oasis Liam has rec...
Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on Saturday denied reports that he had threatened to resign after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was demoted after he was found guilty of posing for photos with a dead prisoner of war. "I would like to further state that in no way, shape, or form did I ever threaten to resign. That has been incorrectly reported in the press. I serve at the pleasure of the President," said a Saturday-night post from the official Secretary of the Navy Twitter account. Spencer also denied the reports directly during a speaking engagement at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada Saturday. "If the president requests to the stop the process, the process stops. Good o...
Peaky Blinders writer hints at film – and dashes Liam Gallagher cameo hopes

Peaky Blinders writer hints at film – and dashes Liam Gallagher cameo hopes

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The writer of Peaky Blinders is hoping a film version will be made when the TV series ends.Steven Knight, creator of the Birmingham crime saga, is to look at possible spin-offs once the series ends. Image: Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says he does not want to do a prequel The writer said he did not want to pursue a prequel or introduce celebrity cameos after Liam Gallagher said he was interested in appearing.Knight's desire is to take the story to the cusp of the Second World War by the final series before a move to the big screen.He said: "I'm writing series six at the moment. That's almost done. Advertisement "Then I'm going to do series sev...