Noel Gallagher ‘frustrated’ as live music industry overlooked amid pandemic

Noel Gallagher suggests that the UK Government has forgotten about live music

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We are all on tenterhooks to see if June 21 will really be our Independence Day.

But there’s one person who won’t be too pleased whatever says – Noel Gallagher . The Oasis star feels the Government has forgotten about live music and is calling for more to be done before it’s too late.

“I can’t wait for people to get back in venues.” Noel says. “But what was frustrating was that there was a road map for everything – from football to going to the f***ing park. And you’re begging the Government, ‘What about music?’ It’s f***ing important too.”

While there have been experiments to see when live gigs can restart safely, Noel certainly looking back in anger over why he feels the music industry has been sidelined.

Noel Gallagher suggested it was 'frustrating' that the live music industry had been overlooked
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“They’re not going to look after us because they know we’re going to f*** ’em at the next election,” Noel told Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt’s Rockonteurs podcast, out Sunday.

“You forget how good for the soul live music is,” says Noel, left.

Except if you’re having a spat with Liam, I suspect.

Noel claims that the UK Government has snubbed the live music industry from the roadmap
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Hugh Grant unveils cunning close-up trick

Imagine being an actor: You’ve got a big scene, you’ve learnt your lines and practised your facial expressions. Then you watch the final cut and… no one sees you as the camera is doing a close-up on your co-star.

It is an issue for Hollywood types apparently. Hugh Grant has revealed some stars use a cunning technique to make sure it’s their close-up that makes the big screen.

He told The Business podcast: “You’ll notice the really skilled experienced actors. They don’t give it their all in the wide shot… [or] in anyone else’s close-up. But when it’s theirs? Boy, then it all comes.”

Who are they? Hugh knows…

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Star chef John hits the Torode for Cornwall G7

It’s not just US President Joe Biden making a big splash in Cornwall.

Masterchef’s John Torode has been, um, riding the wave of interest in the G7 meeting, for his new TV slot. The presenter is exploring southern Cornwall over the next four weeks for a mini-series on This Morning, where he’ll also be cooking up some Cornish treats.

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He tells us: “I’m back out on the road… here’s to trying to stand up on a surfboard!”

In the first episode, which airs today, John casts a line off the coast of fishing village Mousehole.

John’s not the only one to make a surprise appearance in Cornwall in time for the G7. A sculpture called Mount Recyclemore by Joe Ross shows the G7 leaders made of discarded phones and computers.

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