He got his nickname, he says, because his last name is Archer and there
used to be a footballer named Archie Gemmill. He was nine at the time and
the name just stuck.
the G in gem is said like the G in Game not like like Geri
Role: Current guitarist in Oasis. He replaced Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs who
quit in August 1999.
Previous Band: He was guitarist in the band Heavy Stereo
His favorite Oasis song is Shakermaker. "To me it's the essence of what
Oasis is about," he enthuses.
Both he and bass player Andy Bell are vegetarians.
Gem has said that if he could have one superhuman power it would be to
When asked what cartoon character Gem was most like, Noel said Scooby
Because he had no part in writing or recording Oasis' new album Standing
on the Shoulder of Giants. Gem will earn nothing from the royalties.
Instead, he'll be paid as a touring guitarist only -- making about $130
(£85) a day.