After winning an Outstanding Contribution award at the 2008 Brits, Oasis are now to win a Lifetime Achievement gong at the 2008 Silver Clef awards. The annual awards ceremony raises money for Nordoff-Robbins, the UK charity which provides music therapy for adults and children.
Previous winners of Silver Clef awards include the Rolling Stones, The Who, U2, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney and Paul Weller.
It’s a sign of any musician meeting middle-age when they get more praise for what they’ve done in the past than any interest in what they’re currently doing, and it appears Noel Gallagher’s band have now reached that stage. Their houses must now be overflowing with awards.
Oasis continue to complete work on their seventh studio album, amid rumours that temporary drummer Zak Starkey has left.
By Michael Leonard