Boyzone star Ronan Keating wanted to be in "Oasis or Blur or U2" when he was growing up.

Speaking to Australian website, Keating said: "When I was 16, I didn't want to be in a boy band. I wanted to be in Oasis or Blur or U2."

The Life is a Rollercoaster singer added: "But as you get older, you realise this is all fun and you shouldn't take yourself so seriously."

Keating said that he considers his Boyzone bandmates to be like family: "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."