Oasis Sues Radio Stations For Leaking New Single

July 2, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Yesterday JAMTV reported that Oasis was being sued by its former drummer, Tony McCarroll. Now the band is waging its own battle against three English radio stations that leaked the band's first single, "D'You Know What I Mean?" off its new album, Be Here Now.

Britain's Radio One was to have exclusive first-play rights to the tune, but somehow Edinburgh's Radio Forth, London's Capitol Radio and Liverpool's City FM all played the song before Radio One got the chance. Now the band and its label, Creation Records, are in a quandary over how the song was leaked.

Creation contacted London police to say that the music had been stolen, and now the Bobbies are looking into just how the radio stations got the early copies.

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