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16th Feb 2016

Noel Gallagher has this one very big regret about David Bowie

Lia Nicholls

Noel Gallagher once said he thinks regrets are a waste of time – but the one he does is being “wasted” when he met the late David Bowie.

The former Oasis star was introduced to the music legend – who passed away in January from cancer –  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.

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Hosting a special show for Absolute Radio – which can be listened to at – 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.”