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Review: Creation Stories Tells the Riotous, Indulgent Life Story of Scottish Music Industry Man Alan McGee

Directed by actor-turned-director Nick Moran (who makes a brief appearance as Sex Pistols founder Malcolm McLaren) and based on McGee’s autobiography: Creation Stories: Riots Raves & Running, Creation Stories begins as the humble story of an outcast kid (young Alan is played by Leo Flanagan) who loved music and even tried to make a go at being in a band. And while that side of the music business didn’t work out for him, he did learn a thing or two about the industry and chose instead to be a manager. The scenes where Alan is belittled by his deadbeat father (Richard Jobson) are heartbreaking, but they also fueled the young man to succeed at the very thing his father never believed he could, even while his mother secretly supported and encouraged him.
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Creation Records founder Alan McGee doing Q&A events in NYC, L.A. & S.F.

Creation Records founder Alan McGee, who signed Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more, will be going on a three-city U.S. tour (L.A., SF, NYC) in February, where he'll host events discussing his long career in the music biz and answer audience questions. A charming raconteur with a million great stories involving lots of legendary bands, hearing Alan talk will be the reason to go, but he's put together whole nights for these events, with music performances, DJ sets and more.
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IDLES’ Joe Talbot announces UK Q&A shows with Alan McGee

IDLES‘ Joe Talbot has announced details of three Q&A evenings across the UK later this year, hosted by Creation Records head Alan McGee. McGee will lead conversations between fans and the frontman of the Bristol band at a trio of shows across November and December. The talks will begin in...
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[Tribeca 2021] Interview : Nick Moran on capturing the mad brilliance of Creation Records founder Alan McGee in ‘Creation Stories’

One of Tribeca Festival 2021’s most electrifying selections is Creation Stories, a madcap biopic based on the autobiography of Creation Records founder Alan McGee. Directed by Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2) from a screenplay by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh, Creation Stories is adapted from the 2013 autobiography of the same name by McGee.
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‘Creation Stories’: Irvine Welsh and Alan McGee on How Everyone on Creation Records Was a Little Bit Mad

One of the many films that played at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was director Nick Moran’s Creation Stories. The film is written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Filth) and it’s based on the life of Creation Records creator and founder Alan McGee. McGee co-founded the independent label Creation Records back in 1983 when he was twenty-three years old and championed bands like Oasis, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The Libertines, Teenage Fanclub, and more. While the label was gaining notoriety and supplying the “Brit Pop” soundtrack to the 90s, they were also dealing with bankruptcy, fights, breakdowns, and a drug-fueled haze of music and mayhem. In addition, McGee was one of the people responsible for changing government legislation in the United Kingdom so musicians could get financial help instead of taking other jobs to survive. And while what he accomplished at such a young age is phenomenal, what makes it even more incredible is that in the 90s McGee dealt with a serious drug problem that could have easily ended everything.
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Nick Moran’s Ode To Creation Records Co-Founder Alan McGee Heads To Tribeca For U.S. Premiere

Creation Stories is Nick Moran’s frenetic and slightly fanciful exploration into the life and times of notorious music producer and Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, the man at the center of the Brit Pop sound that was part of the overall cultural renaissance known as Cool Britannia during the latter part of the 20th century. The film takes a spin at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday June 16. Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, which have limited the number of in-theater live premieres at the annual multimedia event, Creation Stories will be part of Tribeca Online Premieres, with viewers logging in from around the world.
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RLJE Films Acquires CREATION STORIES About The Life of Creation Records Founder Alan McGee

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has acquired the US rights to the rock and roll biopic, CREATION STORIES from Metro International Entertainment. Based on the life of Creation Records creator and founder Alan McGee, RLJE Films picked up CREATION STORIES ahead of its North American premiere at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival.
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Creation Stories review – generic biopic of record label supremo Alan McGee

“Bottom line, it was fun,” says self-declared Glaswegian ginger bastard Alan McGee (Ewen Bremner). Poolside in LA, the music executive reflects on his label, Creation Records, which ran from 1983 to 1999 and produced acts including the Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and Oasis. Suki Waterhouse plays a journalist profiling McGee, a framing device that should, in theory, allow the film to rollick through his formative moments and skip over any boring bits.
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Creation myths: Alan McGee tells the real story of those wild Britpop years

Alan McGee, the music label founder who signed Oasis and surfed the crest of the Britpop and acid house scenes, thinks Tony Blair will already have received a message assuring him there are no hard feelings. “He’s probably been told by a friend of mine the things I say in the film are not what I really think,” McGee says from lockdown in Wales. “I will certainly tell him when I bump into him, because that rant my character does about Blair, that is all Irvine Welsh, not me. Irvine hates Blair, but I still quite like him.”
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HeyUGuys on set: Creation Stories, with Ewen Bremner and Alan McGee

The life of legendary band manager/Creation Records founder Alan McGee has been brought to the big screen by director Nick Moran and screenwriter Irvine Welsh, in Burning Wheel Productions’ Creation Stories. Adapted from McGee’s autobiography, Creation Stories- Riots, Raves and Running and Record Label, the film charts McGee’s anarchic rise...
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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic

“I’m talentless. But I make things happen.” That’s record label supremo Alan McGee speaking. It’s not remotely true: his taste is his talent. In the 80s and 90s, McGee put out records by the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub. Now comes a biopic: a lairy, likable film directed by Lock Stock actor Nick Moran.
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Inside the new Creation Records movie with founder Alan McGee

Alan McGee is one of the most influential figures in the history of British music. After setting up Creation Records with Dick Green and Joe Foster in 1983, he helped to midwife era-defining albums from Primal Scream, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Teenage Fanclub and countless more. And now that incredible story is being told in a brand new film.
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