New material from Noel Gallagher




Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ on February 23. The track is the second single to be released from the highly anticipated second album, ‘Chasing Yesterday’, due for release the following week on March 2.

‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ is the emotional closer of the new record and features Johnny Marr on guitar alongside Noel.

“I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened,” said Gallagher. “So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable. He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us. The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”
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The single will include B side ‘Revolution Song’ and will be released digitally and on 7″, with a limited edition coloured vinyl available exclusively via

‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ will be available to download and the 7” available to pre order on January 13th. ‘Revolution Song’ will be available from February 23rd.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will embark on a headline tour starting March 3rd, playing arena dates across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a show at London’s O2 Arena on March 10. Following these dates the band will play a headline show at The Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust on March 28.

2015 tour dates as follows:

03/03 : Belfast Odyssey Arena

04/03 : Dublin 3 Arena

06/03 : Nottingham Capital FM Arena

07/03 : Glasgow The SSE Hydro

09/03 : Manchester Arena

10/03 : London The O2 Arena

28/03 : London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust)



Exclusive : Dinner at The Golden Globes

Hollywood London takes you exclusively inside the dining experience at The Golden Globes

It is one of the most glitziest nights in Hollywood and The Beverly Hilton is at the center of it all. The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards takes over hotel’s International Ballroom on January 11 and the whole world will be watching Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. and more A-listers toast their artistic achievements over Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 and an over-the-top, three-course meal from The Beverly Hilton’s executive chef, Troy N. Thompson, and executive pastry chef, Thomas Henzi.

What will 1,300 of Hollywood’s most elite members be eating? Thompson aims to dazzle their taste buds with a dinner that includes a modern take on the classic Waldorf salad with a lemon emulsion dressing; an entrée duo of roasted onion-marinated filet mignon and slow-baked Arctic char with a potato croquette, heirloom cherries and tomato fondue, topped with a black Tuscan kale chip; followed by a dessert trio of cassis lemon cheesecake, chocolate alliance salted caramel, and hazelnut dacquoise.

This is Thompson’s first Golden Globe ceremony at The Beverly Hilton, though the property itself has hosted the event for 40 consecutive years. He joined the all-star culinary team in August — the first time in 18 years a new executive chef has been brought into the role at the luxury hotel. No pressure, right? Some pressing questions were put to him !

What was your inspiration for the Golden Globes menu?
It’s so exciting to create a dish that is delicious and enjoyed by the top stars in Hollywood. We work hard to make something that is not only delicious, but also something that everyone can enjoy. I was inspired by the fresh, local produce in California as well as the glamour of this extraordinary event. I wanted to create a menu that offers exciting yet balanced flavors and is as extraordinary as the awards ceremony itself.

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Why did you choose the Waldorf salad to kick off the meal?
Not only is The Beverly Hilton’s modern Waldorf salad a new take on a fantastic classic American recipe, but it is also my way of welcoming our future neighbor just across the street — the [2017-opening] Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. I feel like this dish is a really nice way to showcase the fresh produce we always use here at The Beverly Hilton, and our great relationships with the farmers who grow it. I’m excited to use this premier product on such a special occasion. This dish is also a light way to start the evening, which is a long and food-filled one, including many after-parties at The Beverly Hilton. I lead our team of more than 40 chefs to create meals for more than 6,000 guests throughout the course of the day and evening.

How does it feel to create a dinner for 1,300 of Hollywood’s elite?
It is an honor for me to lead our team through this incredible celebration of the best of Hollywood. At The Beverly Hilton, we prepare all year to host the Golden Globes and we’re so thrilled to bring the culinary offerings at The Beverly Hilton to a global stage.

Which ingredients were you most passionate about incorporating into the dinner?
The Beverly Hilton is proud to source fresh ingredients locally, and this year we’re working with some great local partners: 40 pounds of herbs from Kenter Canyon Farms in Ventura, California; 200 pounds each of baby romaine and black Tuscan kale from Scarborough Farms in Oxnard, California; 1,300 pounds of Yukon gold potatoes from Weiser Family Farms in Ventura, California.

Outside of awards season, what other dish can’t people get enough of at The Beverly Hilton?
The Beverly Hilton Burger — 100 percent certified Angus beef, brioche bun, white cheddar, arugula, tomato, bacon and chipotle aioli.

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‘Mad Men’ Final Episodes Set For April


“What an incredible journey this has been,” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has said about what will truly bring an end to the excellent long running series this April, that has become part of the cultural landcape. “I take great pride in what the entire Mad Men team was able to create episode after episode, season after season. We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us.”

The last seven episodes of Mad Men’s split final season, will debut on April 5 at 10 PM , we cannot wait !

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Thomas Magill’s Review “Bette and Joan”

Bette and Joan

Venue: St James Studio
Date: 3 January – 9 January
Rating: ****
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We all want to die with dignity. Whether you’re a popper or a princess, down-and-out or diva, few of us have any choice about how it ultimately happens.

Many hope our nearest and dearest who have gone before will be waiting at the pearly gates with a big cheesy smile and a hug. One things for certain, few would want to see our nemesis there chastising us as we flicker perilously between this world and the next.

No such luck for poor old Bette Davis played by Sarah Thom. There she is racing alongside the Grim Reaper—saliva running from her twisted mouth, left arm lifeless and drooping down her side, with a wonky leg—barely a shadow of the brash matriarch of Hollywood she once was and who emerges from the closet in the corner of the room—in much the same way many of the audience members would
have ‘come out’ some time before I’d imagine—is her lifelong arch enemy Joan Crawford played by the sassy Sarah Toogood.

Glamorous and demure, excited and condescending Crawford takes great pleasure in seeing the bitch she loved to hate for most of his life, humiliated, desperately in need of help and lying in a degraded heap in the middle of the bedroom floor.

What a bummer for Bette. Off-course Joan is already dead and has been sent by two mad old women who are intermittently projected onto the front of that wardrobe, to entice Bette to breathe her last and join them all on the “dark side”. But, as you’d expect from this tough old boot, she’s determined to go in her own time and on her own terms.

The dynamic between Davis and Crawford has been well documented over the years. Bette & Joan—The Final Curtain is excellent at summarising the basis of this turbulent relationship through a series of moving and at times disturbing flashbacks from the days when both ladies were able to turn heads and demand salaries, men and just about anything else they wanted with a simple click of their fingers.

It becomes clear that, despite their overt loathing of each other and insistence one is superior to the other, they have many similarities. As women in Hollywood, they’re forced to acknowledge they’ve both been truly shafted by the men—both physically and metaphorically—the industry and perhaps most hurtful of all by their own daughters.

How annoying must it be to discover the only person waiting for you at the end of your life, is the one person you spent much of that life criticising and trying to destroy?

This is a tale created using many facts and a lot of artistic licence about two undisputed icons of Hollywood and forms part of St James Theatre’s rich Icons Season. The dry humour and quick wit of both women helped stoke the rivalry between them back in the day and decades later their cutting acid remarks are
still as toxic and at times funny as the day they were spoken.

In one episode, an exhausted Joan asks, “can you say something nice?” and Bette barks back in that scathing way “sure, I just won’t mean it!”.

Well I do mean it when I say Bette & Joan—The Final Curtain is worth every second of its short eighty-minute run; it’s well constructed and captures the essence of both actors and stars perfectly.

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