Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:59

Noel Gallagher - Royal Albert Hall

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It’s fair to say that anyone who turned up to the Noel Gallagher concerts at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust last week would have been a Noel Gallagher fan. Given that tickets to the show were not cheap and sold out very quickly, I think you’d have to be, so I’m unsure if anybody could have walked away from the event thinking anything other than how good it was.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:58

Alan McGee - A Quick Catch Up

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It has been some time since ZANI had a quick catch up with Alan McGee, so on one sunny day, with a little bit of rain and wind, we caught up with Alan in a hotel in the old smoke to have a quick natter about recent world events and the media’s take on them.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:42

Chris Grant – Face to Face

 
 
/chris grant the grants matteo sedazzari zani 4.j“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.”

‘Ohio’ Neil Young

Thus go the lyrics of a song released by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in June 1970. A song which pays reference  to the Kent State University shootings on 4th May 1970 in which the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others during a students protest against Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia. Some major Radio Stations in the US banned the song upon it’s release, since the song attacked Nixon’s Presidency, and perhaps was the first record to
 publicly slate a US president.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:38

Eddie Piller - A Chat About Clean Living

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Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances” Pete Meaden 

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:33

Alan McGee - On Upside Down

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“Upside Down”, the story of Creation Records, a film made by Danny O’Connor with the assistance of Radio One DJ Steve Lamaq who interviewed former artists Bobby Gillespie and Noel Gallagher, who Danny had persuaded to talk the camera.  
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:30

Brian Cannon – From Microdot

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Unbridled access to two of the country's biggest bands, a work ethic unmatched and a walk-the-walk rock 'n' roll attitude, Brian Cannon acted as Artistic Director for a number of projects with both Oasis and The Verve. He has also created work for a number of world-wide brands such as Converse and Levi's®. His company, Microdot, has just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary at the forefront of British Rock 'n' Roll.  To celebrate Brian's work and his achievements, I put some questions to Brian.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 15:00

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs in depth

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The hot sun is beaming down on the face of the rhythm guitarist playing onstage in Mexico in 1999. On occasions he gazes up to the sun, he is slightly blinded by its glare and he is annoyed that he has left his sunglasses behind in the dressing room but happy he is no longer a plasterer from Manchester.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:52

Steve White The Eminent Man Speaks




It’s the early 80s, and it’s a hot idyllic sunny Sunday afternoon in southeast London.  A group of teenagers are togged up in Italian and French polo tops, sporting faded jeans and bright coloured cords, with an array of smart trainers and desert boots on their feet. They are in a relaxed frame of mind, as they swap anecdotes and jokes in a friend’s back garden.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011 11:55

Noel Gallagher Rare - PEOM

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Oasis were on the brink of massive success and this interview was prior to the release of Shakermaker.

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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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