Steve Aoki is one of the world's most celebrated DJs, and given his track record of festival performances, high-profile collaborations -- the Backstreet Boys are featured on his newest album Neon Future IV, and he's collaborated with everyone from Fall Out Boy to Mike Posner to Louis Tomlinson -- he's no stranger to the Hollywood lifestyle.
However, despite his expansive work in the music industry, there are a few celebrities that have left the Grammy-nominated DJ starstruck. When asked about some of his most memorable travel stories at last week's launch of All Nippon Airway's redesigned Boeing 777-300ER, Aoki reveals he's met a slew of famous faces while on the road, but two, in particular, stand out.
"I met George Clooney on a flight. That was pretty cool," Aoki, 41, said to AOL Lifestyle. "I didn't ask Clooney for a photo -- that was a bit too intimidating!" he said, while adding that it was a missed opportunity.
Another famous face that left Aoki quite star-struck?
"Gabrielle Union...she walked by me and was like 'hey, I'm a big fan of yours'," he recalled. "That was, like, so cool."
The DJ's sixth album Neon Future IV, which he debuted for the first time at ANA's launch to celebrate its redesigned first and business class seats for their Tokyo-New York routes, will be released sometime before the end of the year.
"This is going along the same routes as combining these different cultures and sounds and singers that I like...working in hip-op and some EDM records," he explained about the upcoming release. "A lot of cultures on there, as well as outside music collabs. We got Bill Nye, JJ Abrams... a more scientist research vibe."
Steve Aoki out and about
Steve Aoki out and about
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Steve Aoki hosts ASICS 'Jump Room' In NYC To Celebrate I Move Me Brand Launch on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for ASICS)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Steve Aoki Hosts ASICS Boot Camp on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for ASICS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Steve Aoki attends Spotify's inaugural Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana Cathedral on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Musician Steve Aoki (L) and Boxer Alicia Napoleon host ASICS Boot Camp on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for ASICS)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Steve Aoki attends Michael Jackson Scream Album Halloween Takeover at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for SONY Music)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: The Fat Jew and Steve Aoki attend the VH1 Save The Music 20th Anniversary #TurnItUpTo20 Gala at SIR Stage37 on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: DJ Khaled and DJ Steve Aoki attend VH1 Save The Music 20th Anniversary Gala at SIR Stage37 on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for VH1 Save The Music )
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Thursday, October 5 included Jeff Bridges ('Only The Brave'), Isla Fisher ('Marge in Charge) and musical guest Steve Aoki featuring Gucci Mane. (Randy Holmes via Getty Images)
STEVE AOKI FEATURING GUCCI MANE, JIMMY KIMMEL
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Steve Aoki arrives for the premiere of new music from Steve Aoki For STRONG By Zumba at Exchange LA on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Musician Steve Aoki speaks during : Creating KOLONY with Steve Aoki at Apple Store Williamsburg on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: DJ Steve Aoki performs on the runway at the Kolony Album Release Event & Dim Mak SS18 Collection at Build Studio on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: DJ Steve Aoki attends Kolony Album Release Event & Dim Mak SS18 Collection - VIP Reception at Build Studio on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Steve Aoki visits at SiriusXM Studios on June 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Steve Aoki attends the Glamour Women of The Year awards 2017 at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Musician Steve Aoki does a photo shoot in Soho on June 26, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Steve Aoki attends the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
DALLAS, TX - MAY 05: Steve Aoki performs during JMBLYA at Fair Park on May 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Steve Aoki arrives to Linkin Park's Music For Relief - Charity Poker Tournament at Taglyan Cultural Complex on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/WireImage)
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - APRIL 11: Steve Aoki attends the 2017 PTTOW! Summit: Love & Courage at Terranea Resort on April 11, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!)