McCarroll played a big hand in the rise of a band that was, without question, Britain’s biggest rock act of the ‘90s.
He helped form Oasis with his schoolmates Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, and Paul McGuigan before Liam’s older brother Noel came on board.
His work can be heard on the early hits “Live Forever,” “Cigarettes & Alcohol,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” and more, as Definitely Maybe went on to hit No. 1 in the U.K., and is now considered by critics a stone-cold classic.
After a falling-out with Noel, he left the band in April 1995, prior to the sophomore album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? and was replaced by Alan White, who remained until 2004.
In 2002, McCarroll unsuccessfully sued the band’s lawyers over his firing.
Oasis is no longer an active group due to ongoing friction between the Gallagher brothers.