Steve Miller (musician)(Redirected from Steve Miller Band)
Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. He formed a new band called The Ardells. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist.
In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit.
1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible.
Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977.
On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether.
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This would be Miller's last great commercial success; a series of collections, live albums and attempts to find a new style would appear sporadically, but by the early 1990s Miller had given up on producing records altogether. Session drummers:. Sales were disappointing, however, and in 1982 he returned to the pop formula with another hit album, Abracadabra. 6.Don't Believe the Truth (30 May 2005). On the heels of this massive success, Miller took a long hiatus from recording and touring, emerging in 1981 with Circle of Love, an ambitous album possibly intended to appease critics of his new style. 5.Heathen Chemistry (July 1, 2002) - #1 UK, #23 US. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rock 'N' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love". While critics lambasted Miller for abandoning his more ambitious approach and socially-aware lyrics in favor of simple pop-rock and derivative blues tunes, fans gravitated towards the catchy, melodic songs in great numbers, and the Steve Miller Band co-headlined a major stadium tour with The Eagles in 1977. 4.Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (February 28, 2000) - #1 UK, #24 US.
Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. *The Masterplan (B-sides collection) - (November 2, 1998) - #2 UK, #51 US. Miller was now handling all lead vocals; his limited vocal range actually made the songs more radio-friendly and accessible. 3.Be Here Now (August 21, 1997 [UK], August 28, 1997 Worldwide) - #1 UK, #2 US. 1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic, the album featured a number one hit in the title track as well as several other popular tunes. 2.(What's the Story) Morning Glory? (October 2, 1995) - #1 UK, #4 US. Scaggs would leave the band after a couple of albums with vocal chores taken over by drummer Tim Davis; Miller himself would begin singing occasional lead on 1969's Brave New World. These albums performed respectably on the album charts but failed to yield a hit. 1.Definitely Maybe (August 30, 1994) - #1 UK, #58 US.
In 1968, Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. Rumours began to circulate after Noel's comments whilst accepting the "Best Music DVD" award at the NME awards in February, though Noel has claimed that this was not what he was referring to. The next school year Ben Sidran was added to the Ardells as a keyboardist. According to sources close to the band, the Gallaghers are keen to start again with Alan McGee, forming similar label with a major one behind them. Miller taught Boz Scaggs some chords, and Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year. According to industry insiders, it's possible that the Gallaghers could eventually sign three album deal worth £15 million. He formed a new band called The Ardells. Noel said: "We were going to do a double album, but we don't want to give Sony too much, 'cos it's our last one, so fuck 'em." However the end of their contract will lead various major record labels, including EMI, V2 and former right-holders Sony to fight for Oasis rights.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s. In a interview for contact music Noel said that in fact they had considered a double album, but reconsidered and scrapped the material to snub the record label Sony, as it will be their last record for this label. Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. With so much material (according to Noel, about 70 songs written by the quartet), before the sessions with Fearless and Holmes, the band was planning to release two separate records for 2004 and 2005. Hayley Hibarger's the best!!, 2003 compilation. The influence of Oasis can be seen on contemporary bands such as The Killers, who claimed that seeing Oasis perform in Las Vegas in 2002 inspired the band to form. "Born 2B Blue", 1989 single. Oasis have also rediscovered their huge fanbase in the USA as their proposed concert at Maddison Square Gardens, New York sold out within 1 hour.
"Willow Weep For Me", 1989 single. Within three weeks of going on sale fans had bought up over 300,000 tickets selling out at the City of Manchester Stadium, Milton Keynes National Bowl, and Glasgow Hampden Park, which caused the band to add extra dates to their 2005 summer tour. "Mary Ann", 1989 single. The band have enlisted several big tours in June and July supporting the upcoming record. "God Bless The Child", 1988 single. Noel has also claimed that the Dylanesque album is his favourite from last four, because all members have contributed to it, thus it has different feel than a typical Noel-written album. "Ya Ya", 1988 single. Interviewed by NME Noel has said that his brother will have another Lennonesque ballad as "Born on a Different Cloud", named "Guess God Thinks I'm Able" and has especially stressed that Liam made big impact on the album with his songwriting.
Born 2B Blue, 1988 album
"Behind The Barn", 1986 single. In late February 2005 Noel hinted that the new album is already mastered and will feature 12 songs written by the quartet - 6 by Noel, 3 by Liam, 1 by Gem and a couple by Andy. "Maelstrom", 1986 single. It should be noted that this album suffered three long dragging and unsuccessful recording sessions just as their debut Definitely Maybe. "I Want To Make The World Turn Around", 1986 single. studio and after four months successfull recording sessions, in December 2004, Noel stated that the record is done, produced by him and Dave Sardy (the Thrills), as well as the sleeve of the album. Living in the 20th Century, 1986 album
"Bongo Bongo", 1985 single. After a mixed reaction for their efforts headlining the first night at at Glastonbury, the band scrapped everything and stated that they were beginning from "the scratch". "Shangri-La", 1984 single. Then they worked with the famous duo Death in Vegas, but because of Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes' other commitments, that was also abandoned. Italian X Rays, 1984 album
"Winter Time", 1979 single. The recording process for their sixth album was much endured. "True Fine Love", 1978 single. The DVD contains an enhanced audio version of the debut album, 4 hours of live footage, and interviews with band members and the production team. "Jungle Love", 1978 single. In September 2004, the band released Definitely Maybe: The DVD in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the release of their debut album. "Swingtown", 1978 single. At Glastonbury, they featured additional drummer Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, who debuted at Oasis' warm-up performance at Poole two days previously. Starkey has not been announced as a permanent replacement of Whitey.
"The Stake", 1977 single. In June 2004, Oasis headlined the widely popular Glastonbury Festival for the second time in their career. "Jet Airliner", 1977 single. In early 2004 after 9 years career in Oasis, longtime drummer Alan White left the group for still unknown reasons. Book of Dreams, 1977 album
"Dance, Dance, Dance", 1977 single. In 2003, while the band was on tour in the United States, Noel, Andy and touring keyboardist Jay Darlington were involved in a car accident. "Fly Like An Eagle", 1977 single. Then he jumped on stage, twirled the microphone and kicked in the groins police officer, who came to arrest him. Consequently, several shows were cancelled thereafter due to Liam's condition (which caused £170 000 losses for the band) and Liam was fined two years later with £40 000. "Serenade", 1976 single. Loud-mouthed Liam was considerably drunk and full of cocaine, when he scuffled with a bunch of American Football stars – notably the fists of the 6'6" builder nicknamed The Powderkeg caused him to lose his front teeth. "Take The Money And Run", 1976 single. Despite the band's efforts to abstain from the drug and alcohol abuse, in December 2002 Liam Gallagher, Whitey, and three members of the band's entourage were arrested in Munich after being involved in a drunken fight at a local club.
"Rock 'N' Me", 1976 single. While Oasis primarily focused on European shows, their tour was successful enough for Q magazine to name them as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die". Fly Like an Eagle, 1976 album
"The Joker", 1974 single. Diverse songwriting wasn't the only difference with Heathen Chemistry. "Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash", 1974 single. Liam, Andy, and Gem also contributed their songs to the recording process. The Joker, 1973 album
The record departed a little bit of the experimental sound of the previous one and instead borrowed heavily from traditional British rock, while combining musical hooks from early work, including the forementioned. Their fifth album, Heathen Chemistry, was released in July 2002. Meanwhile broken marriages followed for Noel, Whitey and Liam. They released live record of songs, performed throughout these gigs, called Familiar to Millions.
After two months of on-going rumours about band's future, Noel returned for the British leg of the tour, which culminated in a massive Wembley show. This caused a row, which resulted in Noel announcing he was quitting overseas touring, with the band forced to count on the solo-guitarist Matt Deighton to complete the tour. While being heavily drunk, Liam made a comment about Noel's then-wife Meg Mathews. In Barcelona they were forced to cancel a gig, because the hand of Whitey seized up. Instead, the band spent the whole night drinking.
After that the band embarked on a tour. It was a rather experimental record, departing from their familliar Britpop style. Oasis's fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, was released in February 2000 to good sales but poor reviews. With the demise of Creation as an independent entity, Oasis formed their own label, Big Brother, within the Sony group, to release their records in the UK.
At the end Bonehead and Guigsy were replaced respectively by guitarist Gem Archer (formerly of Heavy Stereo) and Andy Bell (formerly of Ride). Even ex-drummer McCaroll proposed the band to join them as a bassist. Speculation in the press about who were the replacements included former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, former Jam frontman Paul Weller, and Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, who has worked with Noel before. Three other strong possibilites were ex-Suede Bernard Butler, and former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire. Whitey, Liam and Noel had to re-record the album, because at the time of its release, Guigsy and Bonehead were already out of the band, with Noel playing all three guitar parts.
Finding the pressure of the band without his close friend too great, bass player Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan soon followed. While Oasis were recording their fourth album in 1999, guitarist "Bonehead" left the band after a series of violations of Noel's 'no drink or drugs' policy for the album resulted in a confrontation between the two. Nevertheless, antics of the band regularly appeared British tabloid newspapers reporting the on-going rows, fistfights, cocaine and alcohol abuse. He sued the band, claiming rights on some of the B-sides during Definitely Maybe era, and later received half a million pounds of the sales from The Masterplan.
In 1999, ex-drummer Tony McCaroll returned briefly to spotlight. Tracks were voted by fans on the internet, choosing from the extensive range of B-sides. The group kept a low profile, although a compilation of B-sides, The Masterplan, was released in autumn 1998 to critical acclaim. Not long after Be Here Now was released, a typical row dissolved the band's tour.
That was the engineer, because no one in the band can play slide.". Noel Gallagher has admitted he did not play this part saying "I'll have to own up and say that's not actually me playing the slide part. Allegedly Noel was too drunk and high on cocaine to perform slide guitar, thus Depp was asked to take his place. Johnny Depp is credited with playing slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out".
Even brothers Liam and Noel have different opinions: Liam still defends Be Here Now, compared to Noel's readiness to wash his hands of it, blaming it on overproduction due to a high intake of cocaine and a lack of time spent on writing the songs. Perhaps some of the supposed "backlash" which followed the dissapointment of Be Here Now was more due to the natural levelling of interest in the band. Shortly after its release, British music magazine Melody Maker published an article claiming that Be Here Now was the album most sold to secondhand record shops. Although early reviews seemed promising, after the media frenzy settled, and prompted in part by Noel's public criticism of the album, critics and record buyers branded Be Here Now "bloated" and "derivative" compared to their earlier efforts.
Be Here Now outsold Definitely Maybe, but failed to reach the heights of their second chart-topper. charts. It became the fastest-selling album in British history, and nearly topped the U.S. The album was their most eagerly anticipated effort and the subject of considerable media attention - culminating with an hour-long documentary screened by the BBC on the eve of its release.
Oasis released its third album Be Here Now in August 1997, launched by the hit single "D'You Know What I Mean". The concert, supported by the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers and the Manic Street Preachers amongst others, was voted the third "greatest gig" of all time by readers of Q magazine in 2004, behind Radiohead's appearance at Glastonbury in 1997 and Nirvana's visit to the Reading Festival in 1992. Robbie Williams who befriended the Gallagher brothers during this period, eventually sold out three consecutive nights at the same venue in 2003 to break the record. At the time, the ticket sales held the record for the largest outdoor concert ever held in the UK.
The band sold out both shows within minutes, with tickets sold to an aggregate of 250,000 people for the two nights. As their rise to fame reached its zenith, Oasis performed back-to-back concerts at Knebworth Park on the 10th and 11th August 1996. The album spawned three other hit singles; "Some Might Say", "Wonderwall", and "Don't Look Back in Anger", all of which reached either #1 or #2 in the British charts. In the long run, however, Oasis' album outsold Blur's and is considered as the definitive album of the Britpop era.
Perhaps because it was more aggressively priced (99p vs £1.99), Blur's "Country House" won the day over "Roll With It" - selling 274,000 copies to Oasis' 216,000. In August 1995, Blur and Oasis released the first single from each of their new albums on the same day. Whilst the rivalry was mostly fictional (although Noel took exception, famously wishing Aids upon Damon Albarn and Alex James), it raised profiles of both bands. Around this time, the British media steadily built up a rivalry between Oasis and fellow "Britpop" luminaries Blur.
The result was an album that took the rock world by storm and established Oasis as a "must see" act of the mid 1990s. It expanded on the sound of the debut creating a more introspective record. The heavier tracks of Definitely Maybe were replaced with ballads in vein of the 1960s British Invasion groups. While its predecssor was hailed by many as having ressurected guitar pop, Morning Glory served as the breakthrough album that made Oasis international superstars, despite having generated mild apathy from critics in its early days of release.
They continued successfully recording and in 1995 released their second album,to vast commercial success. He was replaced with Alan White. 1995 saw another change to the bands lineup, as at the beginning of the recording sessions for their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, drummer Tony McCaroll was kicked out of the band, following a punch-up with Liam and a row with Noel in a bar. The EP "Whatever" was released in the same year and saw the band in a transitional stage between the heavy sound of Definitely Maybe and more ballad and relaxed sound of their second album.
Soon after, Oasis released their highly-acclaimed debut album, Definitely Maybe, which entered the charts at number one and became the fastest selling debut album in UK history. This was followed by "Cigarettes & Alcohol", which reached an even higher position in the UK chart than "Live Forever". It reached the Top 10 and spent a year on the charts. Later that year their breakthrough came with the single "Live Forever," which was a major hit in Britain.
Both were Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and attracted much attention. Following a limited white label release of the song "Columbia", the band released its first commercial singles, "Supersonic" and "Shakermaker," in the spring of 1994. After gaining a loyal following in the local Manchester gig circuit, Oasis were signed to Creation Records by label owner Alan McGee in 1993. Soon after witnessing the gig, Noel was invited to join the band, agreeing under the condition that he would be the band's sole songwriter and leader.
The band played their first gig on Saturday 18 August, 1991, at the Boardwalk club in Manchester. Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher, who had recently returned from touring America as a guitar technician for the Inspiral Carpets, came to watch his younger brother play. When Hutton left the band, he was replaced by Guigsy's friend Liam Gallagher, who changed the band's name to Oasis, having seen the word on an Inspiral Carpets poster. Originally named The Rain, the group was formed by school friends Chris Hutton (vocals), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass), and Tony McCaroll (drums). Oasis established themselves as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990's, not only with their music, but also by the band's infamous behavior on and off the stage including heavy drinking, drug abuse, confrontations with the media and fighting, particularly brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.
The group shot to stardom in the early 1990s with a brand of traditional British rock and roll that had, for a number of years, been replaced with hazy Shoegaze and American Grunge. Oasis are a Rock and Roll band from Manchester, England. /Everybody Wants (http://www.everybodywants.com/board/phpBB2/index.php) - fan forum. The Soapbox (http://www.the-soapbox.net/) - fan forum.
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Oasis (http://www.oasisinet.com/) - official website. Tery Kirkbride - he played on some of their early demoes after Whitey's departure and is said to drum on the UK leg of the tour. Zak Starkey - he was involved in the recording sessions of "Don't Believe the Truth" and will perform on their US leg of the tour of the album. Andy Bell - Bass.
Gem Archer - Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Alan White - Drums.
Andy Bell - In 1999 replaced McGuigan on Bass. Gem Archer - In 1999, replaced Arthurs on Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals.
Alan White - replaced Tony McCaroll, 1995. Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan - Bass. Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs - Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar.
Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Tony McCaroll - Drums. Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan - Bass. Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs - Rhythm Guitar.
Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Definitely Maybe - The DVD - (September 7, 2004). Familiar to Millions - (November 13, 2000).
...There And Then - (October 14, 1996). Live By The Sea - (August 31, 1995). "Lyla" (16 May 2005). "Songbird" - (February 3 2003, #3 UK).
"Little by Little" / "She is Love" - (September 23 2002, #2 UK). "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" - (June 17 2002, #2 UK). "The Hindu Times" - (April 15 2002, #1 UK). "Sunday Morning Call" - (July 3 2000, #4 UK).
"Who Feels Love?" - (April 17 2000, #4 UK). "Go Let it Out" - (February 7 2000, #1 UK). "Don't Go Away" (Japan only) - (February 19 1998). "All Around the World" - (January 12 1998, #1 UK).
"Stand By Me" - (September 22 1997, #2 UK). "D'You Know What I Mean" - (July 7 1997, #1 UK). "Don't Look Back in Anger" - (February 19 1996, #1 UK, #55 US). "Wonderwall" (October 30 1995, #2 UK, #8 US).
"Roll With It" - (August 14 1995, #2 UK). "Some Might Say" - (April 24 1995, #1 UK). "Whatever" - (December 8 1994, #3 UK). "Cigarettes & Alchohol" - (October 10 1994, #7 UK).
"Live Forever" - (August 8 1994, #10 UK). "Shakermaker" - (June 13 1994, #11 UK). "Supersonic" - (April 11 1994, #31 UK).