Noel Gallager says he would still be working as a roadie if his music career had not taken off.
The guitarist and songwriter was part of the touring crew for indie group Inspiral Carpets in the late 80s and believes he would still be setting up bands’ equipment now if he had not found fame with Oasis.
He told The Sun newspaper: “I would have been out there now, probably in an ill-fitting black T-shirt with a tattoo and some scruffy Converse trainers. Because that is what they all wear.”
He continued: “But I was maybe the best-dressed roadie in the history of music. I used to wear white jeans and never got them dirty. I was too quick for the dirt.”
Gallagher recently turned down the chance to sing his iconic Oasis track Wonderwall at the Olympics closing ceremony. He revealed he had made Olympic organisers wait until the last minute before allowing his brother Liam and his band Beady Eye to perform the song.
At a benefit gig shortly afterwards, he mocked Liam's closing ceremony performance, saying, "I'd like to dedicate this to Stratford's finest Oasis tribute band", before launching into his own version of Wonderwall.
Meanwhile, Gallagher, who released his debut solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds late last year, announced details of his first solo live DVD, which is due out on October 15.
International Magic Live At The O2 will feature Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds from the February 26 gig at London’s O2. A second disc will include footage of his acoustic set in Toronto's Mod Club and his performance from the NMEAwards, where he was named this year's Godlike Genius.
Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will also play the iTunes Festival on September 12 at London's Roundhouse.