Noel Gallagher says he wants Damon Albarn to appear on his next album

Noel Gallagher says he wants Damon Albarn to appear on his next album

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh, Noel Gallagher has admitted that he wants his one-time arch-rival Damon Albarn to appear on his next album. Gallagher, who plays a massive outdoor gig at Edinburgh Castle on 19 July, also revealed his favourite Blur song. Albarn’s Blur and Gallagher’s Oasis were bitter rivals during the Britpop era, and in an interview in 1995 Gallagher said he hoped Damon Albarn and Alex James would “get Aids” – although…

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Adele, Damon Albarn and Simple Minds win at Ivor Novello Awards

Adele, Damon Albarn and Simple Minds win at Ivor Novello Awards

Adele was today (May 19) named songwriter of the year at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which recognise achievement in songwriting. The Hello hitmaker was honoured for her multi-million selling album, 25, which was released last year. The 28-year-old Londoner was unable to collect the award in person, as she is currently on tour in Europe. But in a video message, Adele said he was “very grateful” to have won again. “I won it on my…

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Exclusive Interview: Jeff Wootton

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Wootton

You may not know the name, but there’s a fair chance you’ve heard Jeff Wootton’s work. The Mancunian guitarist has collaborated with Brian Eno, Massive Attack, Noel Gallagher and Damo Suzuki from Can – but perhaps most famously, he’s been lauded for his work alongside Damon Albarn, contributing to Gorillaz and Africa Express. Late last month, the 28-year-old took his first step into releasing solo albums with The Way The Light – an excellent debut album that should…

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