Oasis - The Truth

By Tony McCarroll

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  • Publication Date: 4 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781843582465
ISBN: 9781843584995
eBook (ePub/MOBI)
ISBN: 9781843588184



In 1991, five wannabe Mancunican musicians came together and cracked a spark that was to ignite the explosion which became Oasis. The band went from obscurity to become a global phenomenon in the space of a year, achieving worldwide recognition and selling over 70 million records. Pre Oasis, drummer Tony McCarroll joined a band called The Rain, linking up with guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, bassist Paul McGuigan and singer Chris Hutton. Hutton was later replaced by Liam Gallagher who in turn brought brother Noel along. What started out as five young lads with a common dream of becoming rock stars eventually disintergrated into in-fighting, clashes of egos and financial disputes. In 1995, following the release of Definitely Maybe - the fastest-selling debut album of all time - things came to a head and Tony left the band. In this candid and hilarious book, Tony tells one of the most in-depth rock'n'roll stories of modern times: he reveals the truth about the early years before the band was even formed; he tells of the drug consumption and sexual activities and he talks of his much-publicised rift with Noel Gallagher. Tony's recollections include stories involving David Beckham, Prince, Eric Cantona and John McEnroe.

About the author

Tony McCarroll currently lives between Ireland and Manchester. He still drums regularly and also teaches at his own drum clinic. He is the father of two children and currently lives with his partner, Sue.

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