I think this was taken in Rhode Island on the second American tour. I love to shoot musicians in hotel rooms, bland furniture, bland pictures on the wall - so much part of the lifestyle of a rock musician.... read more On that tour Liam seemed to be permanently glued into a brown checked coat that he wore buttoned up to the neck. I rang his room and he agreed to let me take some pix. That is how I found him and that is how I left him. I don't think we exchanged words.
To wear your woman's white cable knit sweater in front of a crowd of 125,000 takes some guts but Liam wore it with a swagger and pulled it off. This was a tremendous show that I and everyone who was there... read more will never forget.
In July 1996 Oasis hired one of the huge NEC halls in Birmingham to rehearse for Knebworth, Loch Lomond and Cork. Half a million people saw those shows. This was taken at a full lighting and sound dress... read more rehearsal. It is Liam who is sitting cross-legged on the floor listening intently to his favourite band.
I traveled with Oasis from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. This was taken in Schipol Airport while we waited for the luggage. I rounded them up and asked them to sit on the edge of the conveyor belt. I was just... read more focusing on Noel and Liam, when suddenly in the background of my shot I saw a pair of legs sail past. It was Bonehead lying on his back with his legs in the air being a piece of luggage on the now moving conveyor belt. For part two of his comedy act he leapt onto Noel's lap and kissed him. Gotta be quick round that lot and I often miss the shots but that one was a goal.
Guitarists often head for the nearest guitar shop when they get a day off on the road. On this British tour Noel Gallagher had an afternoon off with Johnny Marr. Together with Jason Rhodes, Noel's guitar... read more tech, they visited guitar shops in the Leeds area. Noel told me how thrilled he had been when Johnny Marr gave him one of his guitars in the early days when he was broke. Now he was able to buy any guitar that took his fancy. He couldn't get over that.