Damon and Noel go for a friendly pint together

Noel Gallagher has revealed that he has finally made up with Damon Albarn after their spat during the height of Britpop in the mid-’90s.

The pair haven’t spoken in over 15 years following the war of words between Blur and Oasis which kicked off in 1995 when they went head-to-head in the singles chart and the former beat the Manchester band to Number One with their hit ‘Country House’.

But Gallagher, who is currently set to top the album chart with his debut solo album ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Bird”, said they recently bumped into each other and went for a beer.

He said, “Funnily enough, when I was out last night, I bumped into him. I literally haven’t seen the guy for 15 fucking years and I bump into him in some club. We both went, ‘Hey! Fucking hell!’ and then he said, ‘Come on, let’s go for a beer.’

The ex-Oasis man added, “So, we’re sitting there, having a beer, just going, ‘What the fuck 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 fucking good laugh.'”

Gallagher also said he would have joined Kasabian after Oasis split in 2009 had he been invited by the Leicester rockers.

“I would’ve joined that band in a heartbeat but they never asked,” he said. “I never really got calls off anyone. I never had Bono phoning me, saying, ‘I’ve always thought The Edge could do with some back-up’. So, if you’re reading this and you’re in a band that sells in excess of 15 to 20 million albums and you need a rhythm guitarist, then…”

Kasabian and Oasis toured together just before the Manchester band split in August two years ago.

by Wallace McTavish


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