The former Oasis and Blur members were once infamously Britpop rivals in the ’90s, but have buried the hatchet in recent years. Not only have they performed together on a number of occasions, but Gallagher lends guest vocals on Gorillaz‘s new song ‘We Got The Power’ with Savages‘ Jehnny Beth.
“Well, he was supposed to play on my new record, but at the time I was recording, he was finishing the Gorillaz record and didn’t have the time,” Noel told Vulture. “Hopefully next time. I’d like to get him to play melodica on something, which is what he was going to do for me on this record.”
When the pair were quizzed about what his brother would think of their collaboration, Noel replied: ““Listen, nobody gives a fuck what Liam thinks about anything.”
Gorillaz’s acclaimed new album ‘Humanz’ comes out on Friday (April 28). Noel will be appearing with the band at their upcoming ‘Demonz Dayz’ Festival at Dreamland in Margate in June.
While last week it was rumoured that Gem Archer had joined the High Flying Birds, Noel will be kicking off a UK and European tour in July to support U2 for the anniversary of ‘The Joshua Tree’ – something that Liam attacked him for, accusing him of ‘brown-nosing’ the band. See Noel’s dates with U2 below.