Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher: 'Blur Duet Was My Idea'

Subscribe to Noel Gallagher alerts

Noel Gallagher has confessed he dreamed up the idea of joining his former arch-enemies Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon onstage at a charity gig on Saturday (23Mar13).

The former Oasis star put his long-running feud with the pair behind him to take to the stage alongside them for a performance of Blur hit Tender at a charity show in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The headline-grabbing moment ended 18 years of deadly rivalry between Gallagher and the Blur rockers, and the Wonderwall hitmaker has now revealed the link-up was his idea.

He tells NME magazine, "I suggested it. I was at the BRITs and I said to Damon, 'What do you reckon?' I can't remember what his response was because we were both p**sed (drunk), but it must have been positive. I think it's great for music fans. It's like, when you hear about John Lennon playing with Eric Clapton or... well, I don't know what the equivalent is.

"It won't be changing anybody's life but people could say they were there... I suggested we do Tender for various reasons. It's a f**king great song. It's a piece of p**s (easy) to play on guitar. It's got four chords in it. And more importantly, the crowd loves it."


Tags: Noel Gallagher - Damon Albarn - Graham Coxon - NME

Subscribe to Noel Gallagher alerts

More Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - In The Heat Of The Moment Video

With the upcoming release of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' second studio album on 2nd March, 2015, the band have released the music video for...

Don't Believe the Truth: Tickets for Noel Gallagher Tour Still Available

Tickets for Noel Gallagher's arena tour in 2015 are still available, despite some outlets reporting they had sold out in just 10 minutes. The former...

Noel Gallagher Announces Album 'Chasing Yesterday', Talks Glastonbury

Noel Gallagher has announced details of the follow-up to his debut solo album as well as confirming a UK tour for 2015. Gallagher will release...

Oasis Tipped To Play Glastonbury 2014, After Liam's Cryptic Tweets

An Oasis reunion could be on the horizon after frontman Liam Gallagher tweeted the letters of the band's name over the course of a few...


Oasis Reunion in 2014? Probably Not, But Watch This Space

Following Facebook and Instagram posts last night, Oasis fans were dusting off their parka coats and bucket hats, calling their brothers "r kid" and swaggering...

Noel Gallagher Goes on the Rampage. Arcade Fire, Look Away Now

Nobody escaped unscathed from Noel Gallagher's summary of music in 2013, apart from maybe Kanye West and David Bowie. The former Oasis man agreed to...

Russell Brand Sparks Fracas At GQ Men Of The Year Awards With Nazi Jibes

At the annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, Russell Brand sparked off a war of words between himself, Charles Moore, actor Jeremy Piven and...

GQ Men of the Year Awards Descend Into Chaos Over Russell Brand, Nazis, Jews

The GQ Men of the Year awards is always a rather boisterous affair. When you stick a load of preened rock stars, comedians, actors and...



Noel Gallagher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Noel Gallagher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All