Tonight's Late Late Show - the penultimate episode with Ryan Tubridy hosting - featured a better than usual range of guests including Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, Eddie Hearn, Mario Rosenstock, and the star of the show Noel Gallagher.
The Oasis guitarist began by recounting tales of his summers spent with his family in May, and describing his love affair with the guitar, before Tubridy quizzed him about a particular night out with U2 frontman Bono.
Bono and U2 are not generally associated with the mad rockstar lifestyle, or certainly not to the extent of other bands, but Gallagher's story shows that the Irishman can certainly let loose.
The tale taught us, as if we already didn't know, that Bono is just made of sterner stuff. While Noel was dying, the Dubliner was off performing other duties.
I woke up in his house and had no idea how I'd got there. And we were on tour, we were due in Paris to do a show the next day.
Alcohol had been taken on board and I was hanging, the worst I had ever felt in my entire life. Shane McGowan was involved, one of those nights.
I was trying to have the hair of the dog on the plane and all that and I got to the hotel in Paris, and before the plane is landing Bono says 'look I've got to go and see somebody, I'll see you back at the hotel', I was like thanks god he's going, thank god he's gone.
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"So he goes off in some big motorcade and I get back to the hotel and I'm dying to get into bed and I thought well, I ordered some food and I was in a mess like properly in a mess, I had the shakes," added Gallagher.
"And as I was waiting for my food to come, I turn on the telly and there he is with the President of France in front of the world's press and I'm like what the...
"There was nearly a fatality, I nearly died, and there he is discussing the monetary situation in somewhere, somebody about something.
"And I was like who puts the batteries in this guy."