Back in the day, the real burning question in pop was this - Blur or Oasis? But here in the touchy-feely 21st century it’s a case of Blur and Oasis.
The longest running feud in the business ended last night when Noel Gallagher took to the stage in London’s Royal Albert Hall to play a gig with former sworn enemy (Ok chart rival) Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur.
The two acts performed together in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust after Blur asked Gallagher to join them in a performance of their No 1 hit Tender. The other notable performer was Paul Weller, who played the drums on the song at the end of the set.
Noel curated the Teen Cancer Trust shows, which included a performance on Friday night from his old label mates Kasabian. He played a headline set, which included songs from his band High Flying Birds including Dream On and If I Had A Gun.
During the height of the Blur/Oasis rivalry, Noel Gallagher said in an interview that he wished that Damon Albarn "would get AIDS and die".
As recently as 2007, Damon said "I can't make it up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up."