Noel Gallagher reveals what he would say to David Bowie after recalling their last conversation

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6 Sep 2022, 12:14

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After admitting his initial interaction with David Bowie wasn’t what he hoped it would be, Noel Gallagher has shared what he would want to tell the late superstar now if he had the chance. 

The High Flying Birds frontman recently explained that he first met Bowie at one of his gigs at Wembley Arena in the 90s, when he was supported by Morrissey, but had been so intoxicated, he doesn’t remember the full interaction. 

Another time he managed to actually speak to Bowie was during the 2014 BRIT Awards. That interaction ended with the iconic musician starting an email thread with an unsuspecting Noel, who suddenly realised the 'David' he was speaking to was indeed the Let's Dance performer.

Noel walked the red carpet for the London Premiere of upcoming Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream, on Monday (5th September) and was quizzed about his very brief experiences with the Space Oddity legend, and what he’d be desperate to ask him now.

The former Oasis singer said to press on the red carpet: “I don't regret [what I said]. I just had a different state of mind. I met him in the 90s, and all that went with that and I don't really remember a great deal about it, but if I met him now, it would be different.”

When asked what would he would change about their interaction now, Noel admitted he’d ask Bowie: “Can you go back on tour please?”

On the new colourful documentary, Noel shared his excitement about watching the previously unreleased footage, adding: “I've seen the trailer, the trailer is far out, the colours of it, and after seeing the Beatles 'Get Back' thing and all that, it's great all these things have been given to the new generation and I couldn't put it into words, he's amazing.”

If you’re interested in reading more about the only officially authorised Bowie documentary, also exclusively spoke to the project’s director, Brett Morgen, who said he’s confident he left ‘no stone unturned’ when combing through Bowie’s history and archive. 

Moonage Daydream hits cinemas on 16th September.