Former Oasis frontman lauds single from Blur's Number One album 'The Magic Whip'
Liam Gallagher has dubbed Blur‘s ‘Lonesome Street’ “song of the year”, seemingly having put a rivalry that dates back to the mid-90s to bed.
The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman tweeted his approval of the song, which features on Blur’s Number One album ‘The Magic Whip’, earlier today (May 4).
Gallagher’s endorsement of the Blur song may come as a surprise to fans of both bands given the long standing fued between Oasis and their Britpop rivals. While Noel Gallagher has made his peace with frontman Damon Albarn in recent years, brother Liam has remained critical of the band and labelled them “panies” in a 2012 interview with NME before criticising Noel for duetting with Albarn at a gig in 2013.
Blur will headline British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on June 20. They have also been announced as a headliner for this year’s Isle Of Wight festival and Benicàssim festival in Spain.
Drummer Dave Rowntree has claimed that Blur will not be headlining Glastonbury this year.
Last month, reports emerged that Liam and his brother Noel have reached a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to reform the Britpop outfit.
While Noel had previously not addressed the rumours, Liam Gallagher decided to offer a no comment statement on the matter.
Oasis acrimoniously split in 2009 with Noel citing an inability to work with his brother as the key reason. There has, however, seemingly been a thawing in the pair’s relationship lately. Last month saw Liam taking to Twitter to post a photo of himself holding a backstage pass to one of Noel’s gigs, who in turn has publically encouraged his younger sibling to record a solo album.