In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage.
Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with Oasis’ erstwhile singer Noel Gallagher to perform “Tender,” a gospel-tinged single from Blur’s 1999 album "13." Paul Weller, a longtime friend and collaborator with Gallagher, filled in on the drums.
The big moment came at precisely the right place, and for the right occasion. Albarn and Gallagher used the platform of London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concerts for which Gallagher has served as curator this year.