Noel Gallagher ends feud with Damon Albarn
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:19a.m.
Noel Gallagher has ended his notorious rift with rival rocker Damon Albarn, more than 16 years after they fell out.
The former Oasis star and the Blur frontman became arch-enemies in the mid-1990s after trading insults during interviews, and their feud escalated in 1995 when the two bands went head-to-head in the British singles chart.
They've refused to speak to each other ever since, but now Gallagher has revealed the two British stars rebuilt bridges between them after a chance meeting during a recent night out.
Gallagher tells Shortlist magazine, "Funnily enough, when I was out last night, I bumped into him. I literally haven't seen the guy for 15 f**king years and I bump into him in some club. We both went, 'Hey! F**king 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**k 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**king good laugh.' It was cool, man."
And Gallagher is adamant the feud between them was blown out of proportion, citing his famous negative comments about Jay-Z playing Britain's Glastonbury festival in 2008 as an example of how his image is often misrepresented.
He adds, "Look, like I said to (Albarn) last night, you can say that you respect someone as an artist a thousand times and it will never get reported. But you call someone a c**t once... you know?
"And it still rings true today. I lose count of the number of times I've had to say about Jay-Z, 'Look, hang on a minute here...' and it never gets f**king printed. But I don't mind. I can live with that."
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