Noel Gallagher shocked Bono

Noel Gallagher claims Bono was stunned to learn he had produced his latest album himself

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This article is from 2015.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Bono's face "nearly melted" when Noel Gallagher told him he'd produced his own album.

The 47-year-old singer left the U2 frontman shocked when he revealed he had taken matters into his own hands on his second Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds studio album, 'Chasing Yesterday', and he doesn't think the 54-year-old star's group would ever dream of doing something similar.

He said: "I told Bono this one afternoon, and his face nearly melted. Cos U2 take five years and six producers before they work out what their album even means."

Noel took the reins of his album when producer Dave Sardy was unavailable and the former Oasis star - who regularly clashed with his brother Liam Gallagher during his times in the indie group - enjoyed having creative control of the record.

He added to Q magazine: "I refused to over-think it. I understand making records by committee when there's five lads in a band.

"But I'm a solo artist on my own record label.

"So I said, 'I won't take any discussion about this. We will go in and record the album and then let the people decide whether it's good enough.' "

This article is from 2015.

U2

The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1987 seminal LP The Joshua Tree.

Twickenham Stadium, London TW2

Sat 8 Jul

£35–£170

With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

  • 18:00 U2 Twickenham Stadium, London

Sun 9 Jul

£35–£170

With Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

  • 18:00 U2 Twickenham Stadium, London

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who, unlike brother Liam in Beady Eye, is prepared to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

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