Oasis – Be Here Now (Chasing the Sun edition)

Was it really 19 years ago, almost two decades…? Well, yes it was and I for one wouldn’t mind betting the years since have gone a darn sight slower for the members of Oasis (and a good number of their fans) than the few months before and after the release of Be Here Now in Read More…

One for the road

FROM the Russian mafia to Noel Gallagher, Pete Bell has fronted up to some seriously frightening people in his time. He’s got “messed up” with Johnny Depp in the Viper Room in Los Angeles (the club outside which actor River Phoenix collapsed and died in 1993). As a former tour manager for top acts including Read More…

Johnny Depp 2006

It’s the summer of 2006 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, the second in the yo-ho-ho franchise, is about to be released. The first film was a runaway success, but there was some doubt about whether or not a sequel would do as well. What was way beyond doubt though was that Johnny Depp Read More…

Al Pacino

Al Pacino, I mean Al Pacino… Al-flaming-Pacino is talking to me… It’s March 2000 and he’s in the Dorchester Hotel at the press junket for his new movie, Any Given Sunday, a muscular sports drama from director Oliver Stone set against the backdrop of the American football industry. Pacino plays ageing coach Tony D-Amato who Read More…