December 7, 2008 10:00

Noel Gallagher: 'Damon Albarn is a great artist'

Oasis star brands their feud 'pathetic'

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Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has called his former rival Damon Albarn a "great artist".

The star, embroiled in a bitter war of words with the Blur frontman during the 1990s, has finally laid their feud to rest in an interview with The Guardian, branding it "pathetic".

Of the feud, which centred on the chart battle between their rival singles 'Roll With It' and 'Country House', Gallagher said: "Looking back now that fight's all so pathetic over two really quite shit pop songs. He's a great artist.

"He's different from me. I'm not an artist – for me, it just comes out. He does Chinese operas and that kind of thing, he's got more strings to his bow than I'll ever have."

However, asked whether the pair got on, he admitted: "There's always been something between me and him, and I don't know what it is."

Check back to NME.COM tomorrow (December 9) for some very special exclusive Damon Albarn news.

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