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Oasis
Liam Gallagher (left) and guitarist brother Noel Gallagher co-founders of Oasis, with live keyboardist Jay Darlington in background.
Liam Gallagher (left) and guitarist brother Noel Gallagher co-founders of Oasis, with live keyboardist Jay Darlington in background.
Background information
Origin Manchester, England
Genre(s) Rock
Britpop
Years active 1991 – present
Label(s) Creation
Epic
Columbia
Sony BMG
Big Brother
Associated acts The Rain
Starclub
Ride
Heavy Stereo
The Who
Ringo Starr
Website www.oasisinet.com
Members
Liam Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
Gem Archer
Andy Bell
Zak Starkey *
Former members
Alan White
Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan
Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs
Tony McCarroll

Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. The group was formed by Liam Gallagher (lead vocals), Paul Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass) and Tony McCarroll (drums), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar, vocals). Oasis have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide,[1] and have had eight UK number one singles. The Gallagher brothers are the band's leading songwriters and the only continual members. The present lineup is completed by rhythm/lead guitarist and songwriter Gem Archer, guitarist and songwriter Andy Bell and as-yet unofficial drummer Zak Starkey. Image File history File links Oasis_Noel_and_Liam_WF.jpg Summary Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher performing in 2005. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... Jay Darlington Jay Darlington (born May 3, 1968) is a keyboardist formerly of the British rock band Kula Shaker. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... At least two different record labels called Creation Records have existed. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Big Brother Recordings is a record label which was set-up in 2000 to release records, singles and DVDs by the band Oasis in the UK and Ireland. ... The Rain was the original name of the rock band, which would go on to become Oasis. ... Starclub was an early 90s rock band from England. ... Ride were a British shoegazing band. ... A band that Gem Archer of Oasis used to play in, before he joined them as the replacement for Bonehead as a lead and rythym guitarist. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... Colin Murray Archer (born December 7, 1966 County Durham), better known as Gem (pronounced with a hard G - like guitar, after the Scottish footballer Archie Gemmill), is an English musician best known for his work with Heavy Stereo and Oasis. ... Andrew Piran Bell (Born 11 August 1970, in Cardiff, Wales) is a British musician formerly of Ride, a 1980s and 90s British shoegazing band, and Hurricane #1. ... Zak Starkey (born 13 September 1965 at Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital in London) is an British drummer, is well-known as the first-born child of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (whose real name is Richard Starkey) and his first wife, Maureen Cox. ... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Alan White (born 26 May 1972, in Eltham, South London) is an English drummer, longtime drummer of British rock group Oasis between 1995 and 2004. ... Paul McGuigan (born 9 May 1971 in Manchester), better known by his nickname, Guigsy (pronounced Gwigzee), was one of the four founding members of British rock band Oasis. ... Paul Bonehead Arthurs, (b. ... Tony McCarroll was one of the founding members of English rock group Oasis, as their drummer from 1991 to May 1995. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... Paul Bonehead Arthurs, (b. ... Paul McGuigan (born 9 May 1971 in Manchester), better known by his nickname, Guigsy (pronounced Gwigzee), was one of the four founding members of British rock band Oasis. ... Tony McCarroll was one of the founding members of English rock group Oasis, as their drummer from 1991 to May 1995. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... Colin Murray Archer (born December 7, 1966 County Durham), better known as Gem (pronounced with a hard G - like guitar, after the Scottish footballer Archie Gemmill), is an English musician best known for his work with Heavy Stereo and Oasis. ... Andrew Piran Bell (Born 11 August 1970, in Cardiff, Wales) is a British musician formerly of Ride, a 1980s and 90s British shoegazing band, and Hurricane #1. ... Zak Starkey (born 13 September 1965 at Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital in London) is an British drummer, is well-known as the first-born child of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (whose real name is Richard Starkey) and his first wife, Maureen Cox. ...


The band initially gained prominence performing on the Manchester club circuit. They were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White, whilst rivalling with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling rivalry and wild lifestyles, cultivating reputations both as bad boys and as a band of the people. At the height of their fame, Oasis' third album, Be Here Now (1997), reached number one in the UK charts, number two in the U.S. and also became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, with almost half a million copies sold on the first day alone and with sales of just under 700,000 copies in its first week. An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... At least two different record labels called Creation Records have existed. ... For other uses, see Definitely Maybe (disambiguation). ... Singles from (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? Released: 24 April 1995 Released: 14 August 1995 Released: 15 September 1995 (Australia only) Released: 30 October 1995 Released: 19 February 1996 Released: 13 May 1996 (Australia and USA only) (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? is the second album by the... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ... A tabloid is a newspaper — especially in the United Kingdom — that uses the tabloid format, which is roughly 23½ by 14¾ inches per spread. ... For other uses, see Be Here Now (disambiguation). ...


While recording their fourth album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000) in 1999, Oasis lost two founding members and suffered a notable decline in popularity in America. The band added replacements Gem Archer and Andy Bell for Heathen Chemistry (2002), which was commercially successful and well-received among fans. Their sixth album Don't Believe the Truth (2005) with Zak Starkey, despite turbulent recording, became their best-selling and best-received album in a decade. The following year, the band released a compilation album entitled Stop the Clocks. In February 2007, Oasis received the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music. The band have finished working on their yet to be titled seventh studio album, which is tentatively due out in August 2008.[2] Standing on the Shoulder of Giants is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on February 28, 2000. ... Heathen Chemistry is the fifth studio album by English rock band Oasis, first released in summer 2002. ... Dont Believe the Truth is the critically acclaimed sixth studio album by Oasis, released on May 30, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. ... Stop the Clocks is a best-of album by British rock band Oasis, released in November 2006. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The seventh studio album by Oasis is currently in development with a targeted release in 2008. ...

Contents

History

Formation and first years: 1991–1994

Oasis evolved from an earlier band called The Rain, comprised of Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), Warren (Wazza) Mackenzie (xylophone), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Tony McCarroll (drums) and Chris Hutton (vocals). Unsatisfied with Hutton, Arthurs auditioned acquaintance Liam Gallagher as a replacement. After Liam Gallagher joined the group, the band name was changed to Oasis. This change was inspired by an Inspiral Carpets tour poster which hung in the Gallagher brother's bedroom. One of the venues the poster listed was the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.[3] Oasis played its first live gig in August of 1991 at the Boardwalk club in Manchester. Noel Gallagher, who was a roadie for Inspiral Carpets, went with the band to watch his younger brother's band play. Whilst Noel Gallagher and his friends did not think Oasis sounded particularly spectacular, he did begin to consider the possibility of using his brother's group as a possible outlet for a series of songs he'd been writing for several years. Noel approached the group about joining with the proviso that he would become the band's sole songwriter and leader, and that they would commit to an earnest pursuit of commercial success. "He had loads of stuff written," Arthurs recalled. "When he walked in, we were a band making a racket with four tunes. All of a sudden, there were loads of ideas."[4] Oasis under Noel Gallagher crafted a musical approach that relied on simplicity, with Arthurs and McGuigan restricted to playing barred chords and root bass notes, respectively; McCarroll playing basic rhythms, and the band's amplifiers turned up as to create distortion, Oasis created a sound "so devoid of finesse and complexity that it came out sounding pretty much unstoppable."[5] The Rain was the original name of the rock band, which would go on to become Oasis. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Chris Hutton was the original lead singer for English rock group The Rain, later to become Oasis. ... The Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert in 1986. ... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... The Boardwalk nightclub was located on Little Peter Street in Manchester, England. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel with a band on tour, usually in sleeper buses, and handle every part of the concert productions except actually performing the music with the musicians. ...


After over a year of live shows, rehearsals and a recording of a proper demo (known as the Live Demonstration tape), the band's big break came in May 1993 when they were spotted by Creation Records co-owner Alan McGee. Oasis were invited to play a gig at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut club in Glasgow, Scotland, by a band called Sister Lovers, who shared their rehearsal rooms. Oasis, along with a group of friends, found the money to hire a van and make the six-hour journey to Glasgow. When they arrived, they were refused entry to the club as they were not on that night's set list, which reportedly caused the band to bully their way in (although both the band and Alan McGee have given contradicting statements about how they actually managed to get into the club on that night).[6] They were given the opening slot and impressed McGee, who was there to see 18 Wheeler, one of his own bands, that night. McGee was so impressed by what he saw he signed the band to Creation four days later.[7] Due to problems securing an American contract, Oasis ended up signing a worldwide contract with Sony, which in turn licensed Oasis to Creation in the UK.[8] Live Demonstration was a demo tape made by British rock band Oasis in 1993, prior to their rise to fame. ... Alan McGee is a British music industry mogul and musician famed for founding the independent Creation Records label which ran from 1983 to 2000. ... King Tuts Wah Wah Hut is a live music venue in Glasgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... (Redirected from 18 wheeler) semi-trailer truck with sleeper behind the cab. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...

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"Live Forever" (1994) Image File history File links OasisLiveForever. ...

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"Champagne Supernova" (1995) For other uses, see Live Forever (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Definitely Maybe (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links OasisChampagneSupernova. ...

30 second sample of "Champagne Supernova" from (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
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Following a limited white label release of the demo of their song "Columbia", their first single, "Supersonic", was released in April 1994, reaching number 31 in the charts.[9] The release was followed by "Shakermaker". Their third single, "Live Forever", was their first to enter the Top 10 of the UK charts. After troubled recording and mixing sessions, their debut album, Definitely Maybe, was released in September 1994, entering the charts at number one, and at the time becoming the fastest selling debut album in the UK.[10] Champagne Supernova is a song by the band Oasis. ... Supersonic is a song by British rock band Oasis written by Noel Gallagher. ... Shakermaker is a song by British rock group Oasis, written by their lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... For other uses, see Live Forever (disambiguation). ...


The best part of a year of constant live performances and recordings, along with a hedonistic lifestyle, were taking their toll on the band. This behaviour culminated during a gig in Los Angeles in September 1994 where Liam was under the influence of crystal meth, leading to an inept performance during which he made offensive remarks about American audiences and assaulted Noel with a tambourine. This upset Noel to such an extent that he temporarily quit the band immediately after and flew to San Francisco. He was tracked down by Creation's Tim Abbot and they made a trip to Las Vegas. Once there, Gallagher was persuaded to continue with the band. He reconciled with his brother and the tour resumed in Minneapolis.[11] The group followed up the fourth single from Definitely Maybe, "Cigarettes and Alcohol", with the Christmas single EP "Whatever" which entered the British charts at number three.[12] Hedonism is a word used to describe any way of thinking that gives pleasure a central role. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the psychostimulant, d-methamphetamine. ... “Buben” redirects here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Cigarettes & Alcohol is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by Noel Gallagher. ... Whatever is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by Noel Gallagher. ...


The Battle of the Britpop and height of fame: 1995–1997

Oasis had their first UK number one in April 1995 with "Some Might Say", the first single from their second album. At the same time, drummer Tony McCarroll was ousted from the band. McCarroll said, on leaving Oasis, that he was “unlawfully expelled from the partnership” for what he called a “personality clash” with the brothers. The Gallaghers, on the other hand, doubted McCarroll’s musical ability, with Noel saying: “I like Tony as a geezer but he wouldn't have been able to drum the new songs”.[13][14] McCarroll was replaced by Londoner Alan White, formerly of Starclub and younger brother of renowned studio percussionist Steve White, whom Paul Weller recommended to Noel. White made his debut for the band at a Top of the Pops performance of "Some Might Say". Oasis began recording material for their second album in May of that year in Rockfield Studios near Monmouth.[15] Some Might Say is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by the bands lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Alan White (born 26 May 1972, in Eltham, South London) is an English drummer, longtime drummer of British rock group Oasis between 1995 and 2004. ... Starclub was an early 90s rock band from England. ... Steve White (born on 31 May 1965 in Bermondsey, London) is an English drummer, who has worked extensively with Paul Weller, The Style Council and other British musicians. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller May 25, 1958, in Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy) is a town in south Wales, county town of the historic county of Monmouthshire. ...


During this period, the English press seized upon a supposed rivalry between Oasis and fellow Britpop band Blur. On 14 August 1995, Blur and Oasis released new singles on the same day, setting up "The Battle of Britpop" that dominated the national news. Blur's "Country House" outsold Oasis' "Roll with It" 274,000 copies to 216,000 during the week.[16] Oasis' management came up with several reasons for this, claiming "Country House" sold more because it was less expensive (£1.99 vs £3.99) and because there were two different versions of "Country House" with different B-sides forcing serious fans to buy two copies.[17] An alternative explanation given at the time by Creation was that there were problems associated with the barcode on the "Roll With It" single case, which did not record all sales.[18] Noel Gallagher told The Observer in September that he hoped Damon Albarn and Alex James of Blur would "catch AIDS and die", which caused a media furore.[19] He subsequently apologised for this in a formal letter to various publications.[20] is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Battle of Britpop is the unofficial title given to the chart battle of 1995 which took place between leading Britpop groups, Blur and Oasis. ... Country House is a song by the band Blur. ... Roll With It is a song by British rock band Oasis written by their lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Damon Albarn, (born March 23, 1968 in Leytonstone, London), is an English singer-songwriter who gained fame as the lead singer and keyboard player of rock band Blur. ... Alex James (born Steven Alexander James, 21 November 1968, in Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, England) is the bass player in the band Blur, and one of the members of Fat Les. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


Bassist Paul McGuigan briefly left the band in September 1995, citing nervous exhaustion. He was replaced by Scott McLeod, formerly of The Ya-Yas, who featured on some of the tour dates as well as in the "Wonderwall" video before leaving abruptly while on tour in the USA. McLeod later contacted Noel Gallagher claiming he felt he had made the wrong decision. Gallagher curtly replied "I think you have too. Good luck signing on".[21] In order to complete the tour, McGuigan was successfully convinced to return to the band. In the United Kingdom Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), colloquially known as The Dole, is a form of unemployment benefit that is paid by the government to people who are unemployed ie. ...


Although a softer sound led to mixed reviews, Oasis' second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was a commercial success, becoming the third largest selling album of all time in the UK with over four million copies sold.[22] The album spawned two further hit singles "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger", which also reached numbers two and one respectively. It also contained the non-UK single "Champagne Supernova"—featuring guitar playing and backing vocals by Paul Weller—that received widespread critical acclaim and peaked at number 20 on the US charts. The group played their first headline outdoor concerts at Maine Road Football Ground, Manchester on April 27 and April 28. Highlights from the second night featured on the video There And Then, released later the same year. As their career reached its zenith, Oasis performed back-to-back concerts at Knebworth on August 10 and August 11, 1996. The band sold out both shows within minutes; 375,000 people over two nights (2.5 million people applied for tickets, and 375,000 were actually sold, meaning the possibility of 53 sold out nights),[23] at the time a record-breaking number for an outdoor concert held in the UK, and to this today the largest demand for a show in British history.[24] (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? track listing Roll with It (2) Wonderwall (3) Dont Look Back in Anger (4) Stop the Clocks track listing The Importance of Being Idle (5) Wonderwall (6) Slide Away (7) Wonderwall is a song and subsequent single by British rock band Oasis taken... Dont Look Back in Anger is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by the bands guitarist, Noel Gallagher. ... Champagne Supernova is a song by the band Oasis. ... Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


The next month proved to be difficult for the group. In August, Oasis was due to record an episode of MTV Unplugged at the Royal Festival Hall but Liam pulled out, citing a sore throat. He watched the performance from a balcony with cold beer and cigarettes, heckling Noel's singing between songs. Four days later the group left for a tour of American arenas but Liam refused to go; the band decided to continue the tour with Noel on vocals.[25] Liam rejoined the tour on 30 August, but a few weeks later Noel flew home without the band, who followed on another flight.[26] This event prompted media speculation that the group was splitting up. The brothers soon reconciled and decided to complete the tour.[27] MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... The Royal Festival Hall reopening celebrations The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London, England. ...

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"D'You Know What I Mean" Image File history File links Oasis_D'You_Know_What_I_Mean. ...

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Oasis spent the end of 1996 and the first quarter of 1997 at Abbey Road Studios in London and Ridge Farm Studios in Surrey recording their third album. Be Here Now was released in August 1997. Preceded by the UK number one single "D'You Know What I Mean?", the album was perhaps their most anticipated effort, and as such became the subject of considerable media attention. By the end of the first day of release, Be Here Now sold over 350,000 units and by the end of business on Saturday of that week sales had reached 696,000, making it the fastest-selling album in British history.[28] The album debuted at number two on the Billboard charts in the United States, but its first week sales of 152,000—below expected sales of 400,000 copies—were considered a disappointment.[29] Although early media reviews were positive, once the hype had died down, the album was criticised for being bloated and derivative with most of the critics focused on the extensive length of several songs, the heavier sound, and overproduction. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the English county. ... For other uses, see Be Here Now (disambiguation). ... DYou Know What I Mean? is a song by British rock band Oasis. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Lineup changes and fall in popularity: 1998–2000

The Britpop movement was over and the band failed to meet expectations with Be Here Now. After the conclusion of the disastrous Be Here Now tour, amidst huge media criticism the group decided to stay clear of each other and kept a low profile throughout 1998. That year Oasis released The Masterplan, a compilation album of 14 B-sides, released in November. "The really interesting stuff from around that period is the B-sides. There’s a lot more inspired music on the B-sides than there is on Be Here Now itself, I think", related Noel in a recent interview.[30] The Masterplan is a compilation album by English rock band Oasis, comprising B-sides which never made it onto an album. ...


In early 1999, the band began work on their fourth studio album. First details were announced in February with Mark "Spike" Stent revealed to be taking a co-producing role. Things were not going well and the shock departure of founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs was announced in August. This departure was reported at the time as amicable, with Noel stating that Arthurs wanted to spend more time with his family. Arthurs' statement clarified his leaving as "to concentrate on other things".[31] However, Noel has since offered a contradicting version: that a series of violations of Noel's "no drink or drugs" policy (imposed by Noel so that Liam could sing properly) for the album's sessions resulted in a confrontation between the two.[32] Two weeks later the departure of bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan was announced. The Gallagher brothers held a press conference shortly thereafter where they assured reporters that "the future of Oasis is secure. The story and the glory will go on."[33]

Replacement guitarist Gem Archer performing at an Oasis concert
Replacement guitarist Gem Archer performing at an Oasis concert

The now three-piece Oasis chose to continue recording the album, with Noel Gallagher re-recording most of Arthurs' guitar and McGuigan's bass parts. After the completion of the recording sessions, the band began searching for replacement members. The first new member to be announced was new lead/rhythm guitarist Colin "Gem" Archer, formerly of Heavy Stereo, who later claimed to have been approached by Noel Gallagher only a couple of days after Arthurs' departure was publicly announced.[34] The band was rehearsing with David Potts, but he quickly resigned, and they brought in Andy Bell, former guitarist/songwriter of Ride and Hurricane #1 as their new bassist. Bell had never played bass before and had to learn to play it, along with a handful of songs from Oasis' back catalogue, in preparation for a scheduled tour of America in December 1999. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A band that Gem Archer of Oasis used to play in, before he joined them as the replacement for Bonehead as a lead and rythym guitarist. ... For other persons named David Potts, see David Potts (disambiguation). ... Ride were a British shoegazing band. ... Hurricane #1 were a UK indie band formed in 1997 by former Ride guitarist Andy Bell along with vocalist/guitarist Alex Lowe, bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer. ...


With the folding of Creation Records, Oasis formed their own label, Big Brother, which released all of Oasis' subsequent records in the UK and Ireland. Oasis' fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, was released in February 2000 to good first-week sales. It peaked at number one on the British charts and number 24 on the Billboard charts.[35][36] Three singles were released from the album: "Go Let It Out", "Who Feels Love?" and "Sunday Morning Call", all of which were top 5 UK singles.[37] With the departure of the founding members, the band made several small changes to their image and sound. The cover featured a new "Oasis" logo, designed by Gem Archer, and the album was also the first Oasis release to include a song written by Liam Gallagher, entitled "Little James". The songs also had more experimental, psychedelic influences.[38] The album received only lukewarm reviews[38] and, as of now, Standing is the band's lowest selling studio album. Big Brother is a record label that has released records, singles, and DVDs by the band Oasis in the UK and Ireland since 2000. ... Go Let It Out is a song by Rock group Oasis, written by the bands lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Who Feels Love? is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by the bands lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Sunday Morning Call is a song by British rock band Oasis taken from their fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and was released as the third and final single from that album on 3 July 2000, peaking at #4 in the UK charts. ...


To support the record the band staged an eventful world tour. While touring in Barcelona in 2000, Oasis were forced to cancel a gig when Alan White's arm seized up, and the band spent the night drinking instead. Liam made a derogatory comment about Noel's then-wife Meg Mathews, and attempted to cast doubt over the legitimacy of Noel's daughter Anais, causing a scuffle. Following this, Noel declared he was quitting touring overseas altogether, and Oasis were supposed to finish the tour without him.[39] Noel eventually returned for the Irish and British legs of the tour, which included two major shows at Wembley Stadium. A live album of the first show, called Familiar to Millions, was released in late 2000 to mixed reviews.[40] Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... Familiar to Millions is a live album by Oasis from their July 21, 2000 concert at Wembley Stadium. ...


Transitional years: 2001–2004

Throughout 2001, Oasis split time between sessions for their fifth studio album and live shows around the world. Some gigs included the month-long Tour of Brotherly Love with The Black Crowes and Spacehog and a show in Paris supporting Neil Young. The album, Heathen Chemistry, Oasis' first album with new members Andy Bell and Gem Archer, was released in July 2002. The album reached number one in the UK and number 23 in US,[41][42] although critics gave it mixed reviews.[43][44] There were four singles released from the album: "The Hindu Times", "Stop Crying Your Heart Out", "Little by Little/She Is Love", and the Liam-penned "Songbird", Oasis' first single not written by Noel. The record blended the band's sonic experiments from their last albums, but also went for a more basic rock sound.[43] Heathen Chemistry was a much more balanced recording process for the band, with all of the members, apart from White, penning songs. Johnny Marr provided additional guitar as well as backup vocals on a couple of songs. The Tour of Brotherly Love was a 2001 tour of North America featuring Oasis, The Black Crowes, and Spacehog, three rock bands featuring pairs of brothers (Noel and Liam Gallagher, Chris and Rich Robinson, Royston and Antony Langdon, respectively). ... The Black Crowes are an American, blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums. ... Spacehog was a glam rock band from the 1990s and 2000s, heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T. Rex. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Hindu Times is a song by English rock group Oasis, and was the first single to be released from their fifth album Heathen Chemistry on 15 April 2002. ... Stop Crying Your Heart Out is a song by British rock group Oasis, written by guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... For The Rolling Stones song, see Little by Little. ... She is Love is a Noel Gallagher-penned track on Oasis Heathen Chemistry album. ... A songbird is a bird belonging to the suborder Oscines of Passeriformes (ca. ...


After the album's release, the band embarked on a successful world tour that was once again filled with incidents. In late summer 2002, whilst the band was on tour in the US, Noel, Bell and touring keyboardist Jay Darlington were involved in a car accident in Indianapolis, IN. While none of the band members sustained any major injuries, some shows were cancelled as a result. In December 2002, the latter half of the German leg of the band's European tour had to be postponed after Liam Gallagher, Alan White and three other members of the band's entourage were arrested after a violent brawl at a Munich nightclub. The band had been drinking heavily and tests showed that Liam have used cocaine.[45] Liam lost two front teeth and kicked a police officer in the ribs, while Alan suffered minor head injuries after getting hit with an ashtray.[46] Two years later Liam was fined around £40,000.[47] The band finished their tour in April 2003 after returning to those postponed dates. For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Oasis began recording a sixth album in late December 2003 with producers Death in Vegas at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall. The album was originally planned for a September 2004 release to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the release of Definitely Maybe. However, long-time drummer Alan White, who at this time had played on nearly all of the band's material, left the band in early January 2004. At the time, his brother Steve White stated on his own website that "the spirit of being in a band was kicked out of him" and he wanted to be with his current girlfriend.[48] White was replaced by Zak Starkey, drummer of The Who and the son of Beatles' Ringo Starr. Though Starkey performs on studio recordings and tours with the band, as of yet he is not officially a member and the band is a four-piece for the first time in their career. Starkey played publicly for the first time at Poole Lighthouse. Death in Vegas is a psychedelic rock and electronica band from the United Kingdom, currently comprised of two permanent members: Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination, situated on the shores of the English Channel, in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southern England. ...


A few days later, Oasis, with Starkey, headlined the Glastonbury Festival for the second time in their career and performed a greatest hits set, which included two new songs — Gem Archer's "A Bell Will Ring" and Liam Gallagher's "The Meaning of Soul". The performance received negative reviews, with NME calling it a "disaster."[49] The BBC's Tom Bishop called Oasis' set "lacklustre and uneventful... prompting a mixed reception from fans", mainly because of Liam's uninspired singing and Starkey's lack of experience with the band's material.[50] The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ...


Resurgence in popularity: 2005–present

After much turbulence, the band's sixth album was finally recorded in Los Angeles-based Capitol Studios from October to December the same year. Producer Dave Sardy took over the lead producing role from Noel[51], who decided to step back from these duties after a decade of producing leadership over the band. In May 2005, after three years and as many scrapped recording sessions, the band released their sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth, fulfilling their contract with Sony BMG. It followed the path of Heathen Chemistry as being a collaborative project again, rather than a Noel-written album[52]. The album was the first in a decade not to feature drumming by Alan White, marking the recording debut of their newest member Zak Starkey. The record was generally hailed as the band's best effort since Morning Glory by fans and critics alike, spawning two UK number one singles: "Lyla" and "The Importance of Being Idle", whilst "Let There Be Love" entered at number two. Oasis picked up two awards at the Q Awards: one a special People's Choice Award and the second for Don't Believe the Truth as Best Album.[53] Following in the footsteps of Oasis' previous five albums, Don't Believe the Truth also entered the UK album charts at number one. Dave Sardy (more commonly known as D Sardy) is a Brooklyn born and raised rock and roll musician and record producer. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Lyla was the first single from British band Oasis sixth album Dont Believe the Truth, released in May 2005. ... The Importance of Being Idle is a song on the British rock band Oasis sixth album, Dont Believe the Truth, written and sung by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Let There Be Love is a song on the British rock band Oasis sixth album, Dont Believe the Truth. ...

Noel Gallagher performing in concert in America in September 2005
Noel Gallagher performing in concert in America in September 2005

In May 2005, the band's new line-up embarked on a large scale world tour. Beginning on 10 May 2005 at the London Astoria, and finishing on 31 March 2006 in front of a sold out gig in Mexico City, Oasis played more live shows than at any time since the Definitely Maybe tour, visiting 26 countries and headlining 110 shows. The tour passed without any major incidents and was the band's most successful in more than a decade. The tour included sold out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and LA's Hollywood Bowl.[54] A rockumentary film made during the tour, entitled Lord Don't Slow Me Down was released in October 2007. A second DVD included live footage from an Oasis gig in Manchester from 2 July 2005. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The London Astoria is a music venue at 157 Charing Cross Road in London. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Lord Dont Slow Me Down is a rockumentary film, looking back on British band Oasis Dont Believe the Truth world tour which took place from May 2005 to March 2006. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Oasis released a compilation double album entitled Stop the Clocks in 2006; this featured what the band considers to be their "definitive" songs. Though the band didn't want to release a compilation, their contract with Sony Music had just expired, forcing a release against the band's wishes. So, the band chose to be involved, "otherwise it would be shit" as Noel said later in an interview.[55] During November 2006, Noel and Gem, backed by drummer Terry Kirkbride, began a short tour to promote Stop the Clocks. They played around a dozen shows in various countries around the world.


The band received the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music in February 2007, playing several of their most famous songs afterwards. Oasis released their first ever digital-only release, "Lord Don't Slow Me Down", in October 2007. The song debuted at number 10 in the U.K singles charts.[56] Lord Dont Slow Me Down is a shitty song by English rock band Oasis. ...

Oasis' seventh studio album has been confirmed for a 2008 release.[57] Oasis recorded for a couple of months between July and September with completing work on two new songs and demoing the rest. They took a two-month break, because of the birth of Noel's son. The band re-entered the studio on 5 November 2007 with Don't Believe the Truth producer Dave Sardy.[58] Zak Starkey was confirmed again as the drummer in the recording sessions. On March 10, Noel would reveal on Russell Brand's radio show that the band have finished working on the album, and would be heading back to England. The third Gallagher brother, Paul, when asked by fan, said that the as-yet untitled album is due out in the second week of August and will contain about 11 or 12 tracks.[59] The seventh studio album by Oasis is currently in development with a targeted release in 2008. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Russell Edward Brand [1] (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex)[2] is an English radio and television personality, comedian, actor, and newspaper columnist. ...


Musical style and influences

Musically and lyrically, Oasis cite bands such as The Beatles, The Who, Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses and The Rolling Stones as their major influences. They also cite The Stooges, The Kinks, The Smiths and Neil Young as other key influences.[60] Several bands have cited Oasis as an influence or inspiration, including Arctic Monkeys,[61] The Killers,[62], The Coral and Kasabian, whose singer Tom Meighan is a close friend to Noel.[63] No Way Sis were a cover band from Glasgow who had a top 40 hit in the UK with "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing" a cover of the New Seekers song sung in the manner of Oasis.[64] The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... The Stone Roses were an influential English rock band from Manchester formed in 1984. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... This article is about the musician. ... Arctic Monkeys are a Mercury Prize winning English indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ... The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, most famous for their hit singles Somebody Told Me, Mr. ... The Coral are an English band formed in 1996 in Hoylake on the Wirral Peninsula near Liverpool. ... For other uses, see Kasabian (disambiguation). ... Tom Meighan (born 11 January 1981 in Leicester) is the lead singer for the Leicester-based alternative band Kasabian. ... No Way Sis were the official Oasis tribute band who Noel Gallagher heralded as the second best band in the world. ... The New Seekers was an Australian pop group, formed in 1969 by Keith Potger after the break-up of his group, The Seekers. ...


Discography

Main article: Oasis discography

This is a comprehensive discography of the British rock group Oasis. ... For other uses, see Definitely Maybe (disambiguation). ... Singles from (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? Released: 24 April 1995 Released: 14 August 1995 Released: 15 September 1995 (Australia only) Released: 30 October 1995 Released: 19 February 1996 Released: 13 May 1996 (Australia and USA only) (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? is the second album by the... For other uses, see Be Here Now (disambiguation). ... Standing on the Shoulder of Giants is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on February 28, 2000. ... Heathen Chemistry is the fifth studio album by English rock band Oasis, first released in summer 2002. ... Dont Believe the Truth is the critically acclaimed sixth studio album by Oasis, released on May 30, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. ... The seventh studio album by Oasis is currently in development with a targeted release in 2008. ...

Members

  • Liam Gallagher – lead vocals, tambourine, songwriting
  • Noel Gallagher – lead & rhythm guitars, bass guitar*, vocals, lead songwriting
  • Colin "Gem" Archer – rhythm & lead guitars, bass guitar*, keyboards, harmonica, songwriting
  • Andy Bell – bass guitar, keyboards, lead guitar*, songwriting
  • Zak Starkey – drums and percussion

*Zak Starkey is a semi-official member. He is recording with the band at the moment and was proposed official membership in the band, but couldn't commit because of touring engagements with The Who.
*Noel Gallagher has stated that he, Archer and Bell all play both lead guitar and bass guitar in the studio, though mainly on their own individual compositions.


Past members

  • Alan White – drums and percussion
  • Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs – rhythm guitar
  • Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan – bass guitar
  • Tony McCarroll – drums and percussion


Red: Lead Vocals
Blue: Lead Guitar
Yellow: Rhythm Guitar
Green: Bass
Black: Drums/Percussion


Live and temporary members

  • Jay Darlington – keyboards, hammond organ - live (2002–present, appears on Lord Don't Slow Me Down)
  • Mike Rowe - keyboards, hammond organ - live and studio (1994-2002, appears on MTV Unplugged)
  • Terence Kirkbride – drums and percussion (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Matt Deighton - guitar (2000)
  • Steve White – drums and percussion (2001)
  • Scott McLeod – bass guitar (1995, appears in video for Wonderwall)
  • Mark Coyle - live effects technician (1994-1995)
  • Zeb Jameson – keyboards (2000, for Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants tour, appears on Familiar to Millions)

Jay Darlington Jay Darlington (born May 3, 1968) is a keyboardist formerly of the British rock band Kula Shaker. ... Scott McLeod is a British bassist who was briefly a member of Oasis in 1995 when Paul McGuigan quit the band citing exhaustion after a long time touring. ... Mark Coyle is a friend of Noel Gallagher, who were both originally in a band called tailgunner, in which Coyle was the lead singer, and Noel was the drummer. ... Standing on the Shoulder of Giants is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on February 28, 2000. ...

Awards

Main article: List of Oasis awards

References

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  • Harris, John. Britpop!: Cool Britannia and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock. Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN 0-306-81367-X
  • Mundy, Chris. "Ruling Asses - Oasis have conquered America, and they won't shut up about it", Rolling Stone, 1996-05-02, pp. 32-35, 68. 

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Notes

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  5. ^ Harris, pg. 127-28
  6. ^ VH1 Behind the Music, VH1, 2000
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