Oasis Becomes A Trio

By shane

Pretty soon they'll just be called "The Gallagher Brothers," it seems, as now bassist Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan has left OASIS. The split, which comes only two weeks after rhythm guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs announced his departure, now leaves Liam, Noel, and drummer Alan White as the only remaining members. Principal recording for the new forthcoming Oasis record has already been completed in France with both McGuigan and Arthurs, and it's now left to the Gallaghers to finish mixing the record, scheduled for a Spring 2000 release. After receiving this morning's news about Guigsy's departure, the Gallagher brothers held a hastily assembled press conference this afternoon at London's King Cross Water Rats to discuss the recent events. During the conference, Liam and Noel both assured the press that the departures were amicable, that the band will continue, that two new members would soon be recruited, and that a spring tour is still being planned. "We've been left holding a shit sandwich here," said Noel today, "but we've just got to get on with it."