Noel Gallagher shocked Bono

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 February 2015
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

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

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.' "

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Cardiff Castle

Fri 24 May

£50.63 / 029 2087 8100

Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 May


Heaton Park, Manchester

Fri 7 Jun



The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

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