Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has reopened his longstanding feud with his brother and ex-bandmate Noel after the latter played a concert with Blur’s Damon Albarn over the weekend.
Blur and Oasis infamously exchanged insults throughout the 1990s as they battled for supremacy in the pop market. This once culminated in Noel telling the press that he hoped Albarn would “catch aids and die.”
Albarn then retorted by remarking, “I can’t make up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we’d ever admit we’d all grown up!”
However, these issues were put to one side on Saturday March 23, when Noel appeared on stage with Blur’s Albarn as well as the band’s guitarist Graham Coxon to play their hit song “Tender.” This was to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Liam Gallagher couldn’t resist making a comment about their work together though, taking to Twitter to state, “Don’t know what’s worse RKID [Noel] sipping champagne with a war criminal or them backing vocals you’ve just done for BLUE [Blur]!”
The war criminal that Liam refers to in his comments is the former English Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who Noel shared a drink with in 1997 just after he’d been elected.
Liam recently confirmed that the second album from his new band, Beady Eye, would be released later this year. Gallagher went on to compare it to Oasis’ third album, Be Here Now.
“I’m not saying it’s better than Be Here Now or it’s going to be this or that, I love Be Here Now, I won’t have a bad word said about it but when you’re selling 20 million records, you’ve got people there going, ‘Oh let’s just chuck out that formula again.’ So I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t ever do it. But this ******* record, we’ve booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world.”