Noel Gallagher, half of the former duo Oasis, recently expressed a glimmer of hope for a potential Oasis reunion, stating "never say never." However, there is one regrettable moment from his past that he can never recreate.
In an interview for The Big Issue's "Letter To My Younger Self" series, Gallagher was asked to choose a moment from his life that he would want to relive. He mentioned two significant occasions: his 50th birthday party and a meeting with the legendary David Bowie.
Recalling the night he attended a concert featuring David Bowie and Morrissey at Wembley Arena in the 1990s, Gallagher revealed that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Just before Bowie's performance, someone approached him and offered the opportunity to meet the iconic musician. Gallagher accepted the invitation and found himself in Bowie's dressing room. However, he has no recollection of the encounter except for a fleeting memory of Bowie applying makeup in front of a mirror. Gallagher told Uproxx,
“I was taken to see David Bowie in his dressing room. And I have no recollection of it whatsoever. I remember walking in, and he was putting on makeup in a mirror and that’s it. He’s up there with John Lennon for me, and I have no idea what we said when I met him. If I could go back, I would appreciate it so much more. I’d tell him what he meant to me growing up, and how much he means to me now, and I’d tell him, ‘I’m gonna rip you off to f*ck when you’re dead, you know.”
David Bowie passed away in January 2016 at the age of 69, following a valiant 18-month battle with cancer. The news of his death deeply saddened fans around the world, as he left an indelible mark on the music industry.
In another segment of the interview with The Big Issue, Gallagher reflected on his time with Oasis, shedding light on the tumultuous relationship he shared with his brother and bandmate, Liam Gallagher. Noel confessed that he initially had no intentions of joining Oasis, but fate intervened. He also emphasized the unpredictability of Liam's temperament, stating that he never knew which version of his brother would show up at any given time.
Noel Gallagher's journey in the world of music has been characterized by both triumphant moments and missed opportunities. While a reunion of Oasis remains uncertain, Gallagher's encounter with David Bowie serves as a poignant reminder to cherish significant moments and express gratitude to those who have influenced our lives.