Former Oasis star PAUL 'BONEHEAD' ARTHURS quit the band at the height of its fame because he was sick of his luxurious lifestyle.
The guitarist walked away from the Live Forever hitmakers during recording sessions for their fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, in 1999.
And he admits the "spark" had gone from the band - because by the time he decided to quit, the group had become so successful, they were living in a huge mansion and driving plush sports cars.
In an interview posted on Oasis blog StopCryingYourHeartOut, he writes: "There were lots of reasons (for quitting) but the main reason was, for me personally was there was a definite spark to that band. When we first came out in 1994 to sign that deal we were just five lads off the street, there was a real sort of energy in that band. A lot happened very fast and we reached a great height very fast.
"By the time we came to record Standing on the Shoulder of Giants we rented this big chateau in the south of France that belonged to Christian Dior... It had a swimming pool, we were driving big sports cars, you know, we had the world at our feet. To reach that stage then you should be having so much fun, and that should have been so much fun and for me personally there was no fun there and that spark has gone. The original spark didn't feel like it was there, it really didn't.
"I'm not saying I didn't enjoy being there, but it was just a feeling that had gone on over time with me... And I just thought, that's it for me, the old gang thing had gone for me and it does not feel right."