Oasis Fires Drummer Alan White

By | January 20, 2004 at 12:00 AM

British rock band Oasis has fired drummer Alan White, according to a terse post on its official Web site (http://www.oasisinet.com).

“Alan White has been asked to leave Oasis by the other band members. There are no plans to replace Alan. The band’s scheduled recording sessions remain unaffected.”

Oasis, headed by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, is expected to hit the studio in the near future with Death In Vegas’ Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes to work on the follow-up to 2002’s “Heathen Chemistry.” No release date has been set.

White joined Oasis just prior to the recording of the 1995 smash hit album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” He replaced Tony McCarroll, who subsequently filed a series of lawsuits against his former bandmates, eventually settling for a lump sum royalty payment for his work on Oasis’ 1994 debut, “Definitely Maybe.”