BONEHEAD GOES SOLO

Former Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs, aka Bonehead, works on new material...

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs is recording solo material with Owen Morris, who produced Oasis‘ first three albums.

The two are rumoured to have been working together at Rockfield Studios in Wales.

So far, Bonehead‘s only public foray into the world of songwriting has been ‘Bonehead’s Bank Holiday’, a bonus track on the LP version of Oasis‘ debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’. It is not known whether the material will be released.

Since leaving Oasis, Bonehead and Paul ‘Guigsy’ McGuigan have kept a low profile, although the guitarist spoke to ex-Creation Records boss Alan McGee over Christmas. Guigsy is rumoured to have recorded some dub reggae material at his Manchester home. Little else is known of his plans.

Meanwhile, Oasis have recorded a version of The Who‘s ‘My Generation’ for Steve Lamacq‘s Radio 1 show. A poll was held where listeners voted for the song they would most like to hear Oasis play.

Ironically, two months ago, insiders told NME that the band intended to include a version of the song as a B-side to ‘Who Feels Love’, planned as the second single from ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’.

‘My Generation’ beat ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams, ‘Come As You Are’ by Nirvana, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ by The Rolling Stones and ‘Country House’ by Blur as the Lamacq listeners’ choice.

Speaking on radio last week, Noel said: ‘I was looking forward to doing ‘Country House’, which would have entailed me going to the toilet with some laxatives, reciting the lyrics off a big lyrics sheet, and flushing the chain in sort of rapid succession. There was talk of us doing ‘Angels’, and Liam was gonna sing it with about 50 meat pies in his mouth.’

Despite reports last week that Oasis were planning on playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Noel told Xfm last week that the band only intended performing at one English festival this year – and not one that they had already played. This would rule Glastonbury out as they’ve played there in 1994 and ’95.

It is thought that the band could play this year’s V2000 festivals at Staffordshire and Chelmsford (August 19 & 20), but promoters SJM could not confirm this.