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Exclusive: Damon Albarn up for Noel Gallagher duet


It was one of the most widely reported feuds of the 90s and we're pretty sure you can still remember which kind of person you were: a Blur or an Oasis fan.

But it appears that in 2012, a white flag might slowly be appearing. In fact, it's being accompanied by a shaking hand and maybe even the chance of a duet.

In this week's magazine, we spoke to Blur frontman and all-round pie fingerer Damon Albarn, who revealed that he would consider working with Noel Gallagher, if the stars aligned.

"Well, why not?" he said. "He should come on the Africa Express train [an Albarn-formed music collective] in September. That’d be a nice chance to collaborate."

Albarn also talked about how he felt during the original feud, suggesting that he has a surprising amount of respect for Gallagher.

"I never held anything against him, even right in the middle of it," he confessed. "I just kind of admired them in a way; that they were better at handling it all than me. They didn’t seem to get too affected by the bulls*it."

And when the two of them recently shared a beer, Albarn admits that they "got on just fine".

What do you think? Would it be a duet worth checking out?

You can read the full interview in this week's magazine out on Thursday (Wednesday for some).

(Image: Rex Features)



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