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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Liam Gallagher calls old Blur rivalry "just good fun"
Liam Gallagher has spoken out about the fierce rivalry his old band Oasis used to have with Blur in this week's 60th anniversary edition of NME.
The feud between the two bands helped make Britpop into a national
obsession and originated in the magazine's pages but, in this week's
special collectors issue, Gallagher – who now fronts Beady Eye – said
that although had previously "hated" Damon Albarn and co, the
war-of-words they exchanged in the media had been "just good fun".
When asked whether he thought the rivalry between the two bands had been
manipulated by the music press, he replied: "I don't think so. At the
time I hated Blur, I thought they were just pansies from London and we
were a totally different thing. You might have done certain things, but
no-one told me whether I liked someone or not. I thought it was just all
is just one of the eight iconic cover stars on this week's special
collectors issue, with his older brother Noel, Arctic Monkeys, Patti
Smith, John Lydon, Manic Street Preachers, The Killers and Paul Weller
completing the set.
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