Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher look to have finally buried the hatchet after years of feuding.
The Britpop icons shared a hug and drank together after the Brits on Tuesday, putting to bed their previously acrimonious relationship.
They were aboard the boat on the Thames record label EMI had hired for their post-ceremony bash.
“It’s funny to think Blur were last here 17 years ago when we were big rivals,” Damon said. “Isn’t it funny how we’ve both mellowed after all these years? We’ve buried the hatchet.”
Both parties performed at the awards ceremony, with Blur recipients of the Outstanding Contribution award, while Noel walked away empty handed after being nominated in the Best Male Solo Artist category. As previously reported, the pair bumped into each in a bar earlier this year where they kissed and made up while reminiscing about their successes of the 1990’s.
“It was quite a moment,” commented Gallagher. “We haven’t been in the same room for maybe 10 or 15 years.”
Noel, who’ll be crowned Godlike Genius at next week’s NME Awards, also revealed he’d like to collaborate with his former sparring partner, admiring the way the Blur and Gorillaz frontman can turn his hand to any style of music.
by Wallace McTavish