Ex-Oasis drummer gets half a million euros
"Golden handshake" for Alan White after almost three years
Former Oasis sticksman Alan White has received £348,000 (approximately 512,000 or $681,500) after he was sacked as the group's drummer.
That means Oasis have paid out almost one million pounds to change drummers over the years, as original drummer Tony McCarroll was given £550,000 (about 812,000 or $1,077,000) after threatening the group to sue for £18 million (26.5 million or $35 million).
Alan White, not to be confused with his namesake who is longtime drummer with progressive rock band Yes, replaced original drummer Tony McCarroll in May 1995. White was immediately thrown in at the deep end, first joining the band the very next day to perform a playback of Some Might Say in front of a national television audience on BBC.
In early 2004 after a nine years career in Oasis, longtime drummer Alan White left the group for reasons still unknown. Lead vocalist Liam Gallagher claimed it was over something as simple as his girlfriend. White was replaced by Zak Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo Starr (real name: Richard Starkey).