Blur v Oasis: the Britpop battle remains as contrived and cynical as ever

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With release of a new Gorillaz album, the decades-old rivalry resurfaces as Liam Gallagher tweets rudely about Damon Albarn – and his own brother Noel

Even before the new Gorillaz album was released on Friday, Damon Albarn was anticipating Liam Gallagher’s hot take on We Got the Power, the first formal collaboration between the erstwhile Blur frontman and Liam’s estranged older brother Noel. “No one’s asked Liam what he thinks about the song yet,” Albarn told Vulture. “No doubt he’d have a fantastic one-liner about what a bunch of fucking knobheads we are.”

Noel may as well have said “Our Kid” five times into the bathroom mirror, because within 24 hours of the quote appearing online, Liam’s verdict was in. “That dick out of Blur and the creepy one out of Oasis need to hang there heads in shame as it’s no dancing in the streets,” he tweeted, presumably referring to Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s endearingly naff version of the Martha and the Vandellas classic. He then went on to deride Albarn as a “gobshite” who’d turned Noel into a “massive girl” and promised “there’s gonna be war” the next time they meet.

That gobshite out of blur might have turned noel Gallagher into a massive girl but believe you me nxt time i see him there’s gonna be war

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