Noel Gallagher regrets forgetting his time with David Bowie
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 February 2016
Noel Gallagher has admitted he regrets not being able to recall the times he met the late David Bowie because he was "too wasted" to remember
Noel Gallagher regrets being "wasted" when he met the late David Bowie.
The 48-year-old former Oasis star was introduced to the music legend - who passed away in January from cancer at the age of 69 - backstage at his concert at Wembley Stadium in London in 1995.
Noel wishes he hadn't been so intoxicated at the time and admits if there wasn't a photo of the two pop icons together he'd have no memory of their encounter.
Speaking as he hosted a special show for Absolute Radio - which can be listened to at Absoluteradio.co.uk - he recalled: "I went to see Bowie at Wembley Arena and he was being supported by Morrissey. "Somebody came up to me and said would you like to come and meet David. And I was like, 'Yeah of course.' There's a picture of it, of me and him and I've obviously said something funny to him, because he's in hysterics and I've no idea what I've said to him. Had that picture not existed I don't think I'd have any recollection of ever meeting him. Apart from where I remember being taken into his dressing room and it was like I was too young and too wasted for it to dawn on me that I was meeting one of the greats."
Noel is a massive fan of the 'Space Oddity' hitmaker and is expected to take to the stage at the BRIT Awards as part of a super-group that will pay tribute to Bowie.
The 'Lock All the Doors' singer can remember listening to his music all the time when he was younger and cites him as a major influence on his own career.
Noel - who covered Bowie's hit 'Heroes' as a B-side to the 1997 Oasis single 'D'You Know What I Mean?' - recalled: "I was into him like right early on. I used to have this cassette that when we were driving round Manchester on the dole and it was two songs of David Bowie followed by two songs of T Rex followed by two songs of Slade on a C90 cassette."