When I was 16, I wanted to be in Oasis or U2: Ronan Keating

PTI| Last Updated: May 11, 2014, 13:07 PM IST

London: Former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating says in his teen years, he wanted to be in a rock band like Oasis or U2. Keating, 37, who later branched out on a successful solo career with chart topping single `When You Say Nothing at All` said he decided not to `take himself so seriously` while growing up, reportedly.

"When I was 16, I didn`t want to be in a boy band. I wanted to be in Oasis or Blur or U2. But as you get older, you realise this is all fun and you shouldn`t take yourself so seriously," Keating said.

The Irish boy band became active again after their BZ20 tour and since then the bandmates are closer than ever. "Boyzone are my brothers. We`re men now, fathers. It`s not about making money and that whole game anymore. We enjoy being together, having a laugh, and being the band we need to be," he said.