Oasis Discusses New Members, Shoots Second Video

After ripping through a series of holiday radio festivals in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles, the rock and roll bad boys of Oasis have returned home for a little Yuletide break.

Oasis will issue its fourth studio LP, "Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants," on February 29, and plan to launch a nine-month world tour, tentatively scheduled to begin in Japan that same month.

The recent U.S. gigs also gave Oasis a chance to break-in both its new guitarist, Gem (from Heavy Stereo), and its new bassist, Andy Bell (formerly of Ride and Hurricane #1), after losing founding members Paul McGuigan and Paul Arthurs in August.

In a backstage interview conducted at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher talked with MTV News about what Andy Bell and Gem have brought to Oasis.

"They're just top, man," Liam said. "No disrespect to the other two, but I think

they're better musicians. You know, s**t happen and all that, but I just think that it's good to have two new people about. They're good players, man." [RealVideo]

"I believe that somehow we must be blessed," Noel said of his new bandmates, "because we found the two perfect people for the band. I thought maybe if we get a good guitarist and a bass player that's OK, we could probably wing it for a while."

"But we found just the perfect two people to join the band,"
he continued. "They've fitted in quite perfectly. It's quite unbelievable. In a way it seems like we've been together for 10 years, but it also seems like we've still got the freshness of a brand new band." [RealVideo]

While in Los Angeles, Oasis also finished filming a video for "Who Feels Love," the planned second single from "Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants."