OASIS star Noel Gallagher misses departed band members PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS and PAUL McGUIGAN - even though he often had to play their parts for them in the studio.

The WONDERWALL rocker admits the original guitarist and bassist, who left in 1999, may not have been up to his high standard musically, but they represented the energy of the group.

He says, "On record, I played most of the stuff in the early days.

"But they had the spirit of the band, which was, 'If we can do it, anybody can do it.' And I admired them for it.

"I miss them in a way. They had a kind of innocence abut music."

30/05/2005 21:01