The band pick up their trophy at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2005…

OASIS have made a rare public appearance to pick up the award for BEST MUSIC DVD at the SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS 2005 (February 17).

The ‘Definitely Maybe DVD’, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of the release of the band’s debut album, beat strong competition from Nirvana’s ‘With The Lights Out’, Pixies’ ‘Pixies’, ‘Scissor Sisters’ ‘We Are Scissor Sisters And So Are You’ and The White Stripes’ ‘Live Under Blackpool Lights’.

Collecting the awards Noel Gallagher said: “Liam’s a bit too overwhelmed to be up here to pick up the award… otherwise he’s in the toilet being very 1995.”

He added: “I’d also like to thank Alan McGee. All I’m going to say is – our contract… six weeks.”

Oasis have kicked off 2005 in style, in the year which will see the band release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, due out in May.

The group sold out their upcoming show at New York’s Madison Square Garden in just over an hour when tickets went on sale on Saturday (February 12), and are strongly rumoured to be the headliners of V Festival in August.