After 15 long years, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher have finally put their Britpop feud behind them.
The “Blur vs Oasis” battle garnered international headlines when the two groups went head-to-head with respective singles, ‘Country House’ and ‘Roll With It’, in August of 1995- which saw Blur take the top spot.
But now, it seems that both parties have mellowed. Gallagher – in an interview with Shortlist magazine – said:
“Funnily enough, when I was out last night, I bumped into him. I literally haven’t seen the guy for 15 f*cking years and I bump into him in some club. We both went, “Hey! F*cking hell!” and then he said, “Come on, let’s go for a beer.” So, we’re sitting there, having a beer, just going, “What the f*ck was all that about 15 years ago? That was mental.” Then he said, “It was a great time, though,” and I was like, “Yeah, it was a f*cking good laugh.” It was cool, man.”
In related news, the midweek album chart currently places Noel Gallagher’s debut solo album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, in pole position ahead of X-Factor‘s 2010 winner Matt Cardle’s first effort, Letters.
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