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Oasis drummer puts his kit up for sale for €18,500

1 of 1 Tony McCarroll (left) with his former band
Tony McCarroll (left) with his former band

He left the band under a cloud in 1995 and now former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll is auctioning off the drum kit he played on the band's debut album Definitely Maybe.

It will be offered for sale next month as part of a Pop Culture sale at Christie's in London, on June 20 and is expected to fetch as much as €18,500.

McCarroll (42), who was memorably featured being buried alive in a shallow grave in the Oasis video for Live Forever, was fired in April 1995 after the band alleged that his drumming wasn't up to par.

"I like Tony as a geezer but he wouldn't have been able to drum the new songs," Noel Gallagher was quoted as saying at the time.

The Pete Best of Britpop later took the band to court for a share of their profits. He received a sizable award from the court.

"This drum kit was used by me throughout my time with Oasis, from the very beginning during rehearsals at the Boardwalk in Manchester through touring and the recording of Definitely Maybe," he said. "I have owned the kit ever since and as it is just gathering dust, I have decided to give Oasis fans the opportunity to own it."

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