Musically speaking, there's nothing particularly interesting about No Way Sis, one of the many -- some would say too many -- Oasis cover bands out there. What's notable is how damn popular they got. It's am
Nineteen-ninety-five’s ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ made Oasis huge stars. Super-huge. Like, putting-cocaine-on-their-raisin-bran huge. So when they got around to making the follow-up album, ‘Be Here Now,’ in 1997, nobody dared tell them what to do. They were super-huge. So they fed every bad, bloated idea spinning around inside their coke-addled minds into ‘Be Here Now,’ and the result was a bad, bloated album that maybe was supposed to be a concept record. No one could tell because it was a loud, incoherent mess.
Oasis may not be the most critically acclaimed British band on this side of the Atlantic, but they certainly are one of the more successful, with three platinum platters to their credit here in the States. That includes 1995's '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' an album that spawned the massive crossover hit 'Wonderwall,' which scored Oasis their only Top 10 spot on the Billboard 100 singles chart.
Oasis fans waiting patiently for the band to reunite may be waiting forever -- guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher insists that the band will only get back together if he or his brother Liam ever become totally broke. And with Noel and Liam each boasting an estimated net worth of $50 million, don't expect that to happen any time soon, if ever.
Oasis were Britpop's most commercially successful band in the '90s. They hit the Top 5 in the United States (and No. 1 almost everywhere else) with their 1995 album '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' And they somehow hit the Top 10 on the pop charts with the terrific 'Wonderwall' in a year dominated by guys like Coolio and Montell Jordan. Oasis were also one of the most arrogant bands to ever walk the planet. The gr
The infamous Oasis/Blur feud started just as much a play in the British press as an actual battle between bands, but it certainly made for entertaining tabloid fodder. At the center was their inherent contrasting backgrounds, not a minor topic in class-obsessed Britain. Blur were middle-class suburban London art-school kids, while Oasis were hard-drinking, blue-collar Manchester blokes who picked fights. Things took a nasty turn in '96, when Noel Gallagher was quoted as saying that he wished Blur's Damon Albarn and Alex James would "catch AIDS and die."
On Saturday night (Aug. 18), the Killers headlined the V Festival in Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England with some help from the next night's headliner. The Las Vegas-based rock stars covered Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger,' which was written by Noel Gallagher, whose High Flying Birds closed out Sunday.