Weekly News Round-Up: Oasis, The Strokes and more

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s Weekly News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Liam and Noel Gallagher live with Oasis in New York (Photos: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Liam and Noel Gallagher live with Oasis in New York (Photos: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Not long before Definitely Maybe hits 25, and on the day its best remembered single Live Forever reached that milestone, some special events were announced to mark the silver anniversary of Oasis‘ seminal debut album.

For collectors, there’ll be more vinyl editions of the album to get hold of; limited picture disc and silver coloured LP, while what’s being described as ‘original content from the era’ is to be shared throughout this month.

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Mystery Jets have announced a new album for release on September 27th.

After sharing new song Hospital Radio last month, the band’s sixth studio album A Billion Heartbeats is unveiled with Screwdriver. “Screwdriver is about the mechanics of intolerance,” Blaine Harrison says.

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Noel Gallagher has confirmed This Is The Place, his second EP of the year, will be released on September 27th.

Its title-track is streaming now, one of three brand new songs set for inclusion on the EP. The others are A Dream Is All I Need To Get By and Evil Flower with Dense & Pika and Reflex Revision remixes of This Is The Place and Evil Flower respectively completing the tracklist.

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Justin Vernon spent last Thursday sharing the entirety of the new Bon Iver album i,i online before giving it an official release weeks before it was due on August 30th.

The album was recorded in Texas and Wisconsin with special guests such as James Blake, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Moses Sumney.

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Albert Hammond Jr. performing solo in New York (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Albert Hammond Jr. performing solo in New York (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

The Strokes‘ home-city fans who were left disappointed when the final day of Governors Ball was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions back in June will get another chance to catch the band in New York on the last evening of 2019.

A gig has been scheduled for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 31st; Governors Ball ticket holders got their own early pre-sale before a general sale on August 9th.

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Snoop Dogg‘s got an olive branch or two to offer on the latest track from his upcoming seventeenth studio album I Wanna Thank Me.

Let Bygones Be Bygones lays more groundwork before the album’s release on August 16th. It’s one Snoop has already told Billboard is being eyed up for a prominent role in his live show. “That’s a real musical song, very musical,” he said.

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A remastered version of The Beatles‘ Abbey Road will be released on September 27th to celebrate the album’s 50th birthday.

The last Beatles album to be recorded but their penultimate release due to the drama surrounding Let It Be, Abbey Road’s simple title reflected perfectly Paul McCartney’s desire to take everything back to basics for one final, glorious hurrah from a group which was close to the end. They delivered that and so much more.

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Adverse weather conditions brought this year’s Boardmasters Festival to an end before they’d even blown in.

Just hours before the event was due to kick-off last week, organisers released a statement explaining that the decision had been taken after ‘consultation with all of the relevant authorities’. “Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, specifically high winds, Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled,” it reads.

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