Noel's A Dad and Steals from the Beta Band
OASIS just added yet another fan, as Noel Gallagher and Meg Matthews are today the proud parents of a 7 lb., 2 oz. baby girl. The newest Gallagher is to be named Anais Nin (after the French author.) The band, meanwhile, are taking flak this week because sources are claiming that the new Oasis single, "Go Let It Out," borrows heavily from the Beta Band's "Dry the Rain." While Noel Gallagher has publicly admitted that the group was an influence to him during writing, Beta Band frontman Steve Mason seems less than impressed. "A compliment that people steal your ideas? Would you be complimented by that?" Mason responded to Q Magazine this week when asked for comment. He then accused the elder Gallagher of plagiarism, but insisted that Noel was, at heart, an "alright guy... he's a hell of a nice man."