British rockers Inspiral Carpets missed out on the chance to have Noel Gallagher as their frontman after rejecting his audition when singer Stephen Holt first quit in the 1980s.
The band parted ways with Holt in 1989 and fellow Manchester, England native Gallagher tried out as the star's replacement - but the remaining members decided he wasn't good enough.
The then-aspiring rocker went on to garner worldwide success in Oasis with his brother Liam Gallagher, and Inspiral Carpets keyboardist Clint Boon can only imagine how famous they might be had they signed Noel to the band.
He tells London radio station Xfm, "When Steve left the band, very amicably, that's when Noel Gallagher auditioned to take his place as a singer for the Inspirals.
"We ended up with Tom Hingley, who's a great singer and still is. Imagine if we'd taken on Noel? That's another chapter of the Inspirals' history that we should maybe one day investigate."
Inspiral Carpets recently reunited with Holt and are now set to begin working on their first album of new material in over 15 years.