Liam Gallagher has claimed that Britpop died earlier this year when his brother Noel was pictured hugging Damon Albarn of Blur.
Speaking to NME in this week’s Britpop-themed issue, available on newsstands now and also available digitally, Liam brands his brother “full of shit” and hits out at Noel for being spotted with Albarn and performing with him at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig in London.
“What killed Britpop? The fucking fakest cuddle in my entire life, that’s what fucking killed Britpop,” says Liam. “Noel and Damon Albarn killed Britpop. Why? Because they thought they invented it, that’s why. And when? You know when, ha ha.”
Elaborating further, Liam adds: “I’m into the Teenage Cancer Trust, but that was bollocks. If you think that was genuine you must be living on the fucking moon. Why do I know that? Because I know my brother. That’s how I feel. He’s full of shit. I think Damon’s alright. Graham Coxon sees right through it, but you know our kid. It’ll be Robbie Williams next week.”
Noel Gallagher performed live with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March of this year, putting two decades of Britpop animosity behind them when they played Blur’s hit single ‘Tender’ together.
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