Music News: Fan plays potato peeler to help Liam Gallagher mock Noel


Stills from a fan-shot video of a Liam Gallagher concert.
Stills from a fan-shot video of a man peeling a potato at a Liam Gallagher concert in London. (George Godfrey on Twitter)

The ongoing beef between the Gallagher brothers often isn't very funny, but it took an amusing turn this week.

This episode started when Noel Gallagher performed on Later...with Jools Holland and, for some reason, brought a performer along to play a pair of scissors as part of his band.

Liam, of course, had plenty of sarcastic responses to that. He said he'd add "someone sharpening a pencil" to his own band ("it sounds mega with a bit of reverb on it"), and then put the call out for "somebody to peel some spuds live on stage" at his Tuesday night show in London. ("Must have your own peeler.")

Sure enough, someone took Liam up on it. As crowd-shot video shows, a man near the stage whipped out his own peeler and enthusiastically went at a potato while Liam performed. Liam later thanked the fan via Twitter. "You my friend are truly out there psychedelic even." (Consequence of Sound)

Jon Stewart drums for suicide prevention

Jon Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show, joined the New Jersey band No Wine For Kittens for a single released to benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Stewart took up drumming as a hobby after leaving his host job, and his drum teacher Andy Bova brought his famous pupil together with the band, which Bova used to be a member of. (Billboard)

Neil Young joins forces with D.R.A.M.

Neil Young has just announced a new album with Promise of the Real, but in the meantime the 71-year-old music legend has another collaboration in the hopper. The forthcoming Netflix action movie Bright, starring Will Smith, will have a soundtrack featuring a track called "Campfire," by Young and D.R.A.M., the Virginia rapper best-known for the song "Broccoli." The soundtrack, which comes out on Dec. 13, also includes songs by artists including Alt-J and Portugal. The Man. The film will hit the streaming service sometime that month. (Spin)

Madonna covers Elliott Smith

Madonna has shared video of herself covering Elliott Smith’s 1997 song "Between the Bars." She previously sang the song, which she calls "my favorite," at a film launch party in 2013. (Stereogum)

Replacements tribute moves to Dec. 9

The annual Twin Cities Replacements tribute, typically held the night after Thanksgiving, will happen this year on Dec. 9 — again at the Turf Club, "where it relocated last year after a decade at First Avenue," notes the Star Tribune. The preceding night, Curtiss A will lead his annual John Lennon tribute at First Ave.

Stranger Things kids get some smooth moves

Four of the young cast members from Stranger Things joined Late Late Show host James Corden for a comedy skit in which Corden looks back on his time in a supposed Motown cover band called the Upside Downs. (Billboard)

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