View Full Version : ringo starr's son joins oasis


Boycott Graceland
05-12-2004, 12:50 AM
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/ae/2563019

Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, to drum with Oasis
Associated Press

LONDON -- Oasis is taking its fascination with The Beatles one step further -- by enlisting Zak Starkey, son of former Beatle Ringo Starr, to play drums.

Band member Noel Gallagher said on British Broadcasting Corp. radio Tuesday that Starkey had been working with Oasis in the studio and would join them on tour and play in front of 150,000 people at the Glastonbury Festival next month.

"We've known Zak for a while and we asked him if he'd play on a few songs and he said yeah, and he has done (it) and it's been absolutely fantastic," Gallagher said.

"He's a good boy, he's got a good haircut ... good shoes -- which is important."

Gallagher and his brother Liam are unabashed admirers of The Beatles. Liam Gallagher even named his son Lennon.

A spokeswoman for the group said no one has yet been appointed to fill the position left when the last drummer, Alan White, quit the band.



shameless! yet, i have this odd feeling they will still suck.

Nothing/everything
05-12-2004, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by Boycott Graceland
yet, i have this odd feeling they will still suck.

my thoughts exactly

Dead
05-12-2004, 03:58 AM
They got Johnny Depp to play on Be Here Now if anyone didn't know.

pale blue eyes
05-12-2004, 06:49 AM
Didn't he play slide guitar or something on there.? My brother used to be obsessed with Oasis and I have a vague recollection of him telling me. Also, wasn't Zak Starkey playing with The Who or something?

Isle
05-12-2004, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Dead
They got Johnny Depp to play on Be Here Now if anyone didn't know.

what instrument? i didn't know johnny was musical

pale blue eyes
05-12-2004, 08:17 AM
I'm pretty sure it was slide guitar. He played in bands before acting, that I do know for sure.

smashingjj
05-12-2004, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Dead
They got Johnny Depp to play on Be Here Now if anyone didn't know. well that didn't help much

Helena Handbasket
05-12-2004, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Isle


what instrument? i didn't know johnny was musical

Yep, slide guitar on "Fade In/Out".

barden
05-14-2004, 07:14 AM
Thatís how he was discovered for acting: Playing.

Haha.

I saw some interview with him, talking in his normal chilled way, going on about how broke he was, and when someone comes along and offers you all this money to act youíre not going to say no.

Nothing/everything
05-14-2004, 07:17 AM
damnit people, son of ringo starr or not, Oasis sucks balls.

Coen
05-14-2004, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by Nothing/everything
damnit people, son of ringo starr or not, Oasis sucks balls.

I don't agree. Oasis has some great songs.

Nothing/everything
05-14-2004, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by Coen
I don't agree. Oasis has some great songs.

as well as the most pretentious and overrated assclown known to mankind on lead vocals.

but i agree on the song part. A few tracks are enjoyable.

Coen
05-14-2004, 07:28 AM
:cool: With that, I can agree :cool:

keebs
05-14-2004, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Isle


what instrument? i didn't know johnny was musical

one of the guitars on the 20 guitar overdubs for every song. that said, i like the album. who do you think you are noel? george fucking harrison?

soniclovenoize
05-14-2004, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Isle


what instrument? i didn't know johnny was musical
Check out the band P...

http://www.buttholesurfers.com/p.html