David Bowie was one of the most unique and influential artists of all time that sadly passed away at the age of 69 back in 2016. He was a big inspiration for the Oasis songwriter, guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher and he recalled in an interview with the Big Issue that he laments he was high and pissed when he had the opportunity to meet Bowie, because he doesn’t remember what they talked about.
Noel Gallagher laments he can’t remember what he said when he met David Bowie
“I went to see David Bowie and Morrissey at Wembley Arena in the 90s. I was high and pissed. Then, before Bowie came on, somebody came up to me and said, would you like to come and meet David? (So) I was taken to see David Bowie in his dressing room.”
“I have no recollection of it whatsoever. I remember walking in and he was putting on make-up 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 fuck when you’re dead, you know,” Noel Gallagher said.
That show happened in 1995 when Oasis had released only two studio albums but were already one of the hottest bands around.
The band recorded seven studio albums: “Definitely Maybe” (1994), “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” (1995), “Be Here Now” (1997), “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants” (2000), “Heathen Chemistry” (2002), “Don’t Believe the Truth” (2005) and “Dig Out Your Soul” (2008).
They broke-up in 2009 and since then a reunion is always asked by fans.