Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher patch things up at last night’s BRIT Awards (where Mumford and Adele won big)
Hell hath frozen over:
It was the bitter Britpop feud of the nineties – Oasis and Blur at each other’s throats in the charts and out on the tiles.
Both rugged bands would threaten each other and the rivalry dominated both bands chart success, with record companies pandering to the division of teenage fans.
But despite Albarn, 44, saying in 2007 making up with Noel, 45, would be the end of Britpop the pair were happy to give each other a mellow squeeze at the BRIT Awards last night (2/20).
It seems Albarn had forgotten Noel Gallagher’s famous wish he ‘would ‘get AIDS and die’ and his own 2007 pledge: ‘I can’t make it up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we’d ever admit we’d all grown up!’ -[Daily Mail]
Good to see they’ve made up. Maybe Liam still holds a grudge? You can relive the legendary Britpop beef via video clips below.
As for the BRIT Awards themselves, Mumford & Sons were named best British group; Coldplay was named best British live act; and Adele went home with Best British Single for “Skyfall.” Full list of BRIT winners is here.
Blur will play their first North American shows in ages at Coachella 2013.