Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is semeingly a fan of the legendary Bono. He has even recognised that given the divisive nature of U2, that many would actually title him a Bono apologist. “If you don’t get it,” the swagger Manc songwriter proclaims, “more fool you.”
Evidently, this love-in flows both ways. While Noel Gallagher might “get a bit frustrated when people are like ‘I don’t like U2’,” his brother included, Bono has also provided the magnitude of Oasis that some dismiss as lacking depth.
Bono wishes he wrote ‘Live Forever’
This is perhaps why Bono wishes he wrote the Oasis classic ‘Live Forever’ – a song he says is about the thrills of life in a band. In an open letter to Noel Gallagher in which he wrote about the Britpop classic, Bono said:
“I think you’re the same as me, we see things they’ll never see’ I don’t know what this song is about… I don’t want to know. I know you wrote this song but it belongs to me… well, it doesn’t really, it belongs to us… or anyone who was ever in a band.”
“Cause whatever you say, this song is about being in a band. And it’s us against the world…a very different feeling from me against the world. The last gang in town versus the man alone. I love the singing and the playing and the lyric and Liam and Noel and Tony and the two Pauls… I love it all… and now I don’t need to live forever as much.” Concluding that it lies among the songs he wishes he wrote.