The notorious Oasis versus Blur feud that dominated British pop in the 1990s was sparked by a rock star love triangle, it is claimed.
Wonderwall songwriter Noel Gallagher, 53, allegedly claimed the savage hatred between the two bands came about after frontmen Liam Gallagher and Damon Albarn slept with the same girl.
According to a passage in band manager Alan McGee's 2019 book Don’t Look Back In Anger: The rise and fall of Cool Britannia, Noel also said there was a lot of drugs to blame.
Noel alleged in the book: "Liam and Damon were sh***ing the same bird; and there was a lot of cocaine involved.
"That's where the germ of it grew from."
He then recalled a moment at an NME Awards where Oasis "won everything and then we were photographed with Blur, and Liam said 'F*** you c****, blah blah blah'.
"It just escalated from there. They’re both singers, and singers are f***ing idiots. They're wired the wrong way round. Once they’ve looked at themselves in the mirror for four hours, what else are they going to do?
"It’s like gangland wars start over ridiculous things and then it’s very hard to put them to bed.
"It was kind of like that."
Noel’s quotes saw his brother Liam post a denial on his Twitter page.
Referring to Damon Albarn as "Dermot Oblong", Liam insisted the pair "never fell out over a girl or boy".
He tweeted: "Just for the record me and Dermot oblong never fell out over a girl or boy we always had the craic think things turned nasty when Noel Gallagher wished he Dermot caught AIDS and die not Rkid's finest moment as you were LG x"
Liam also called out Alan McGee, for backing up Noel's claims in his book.
McGee said: "There was a situation with a girl. That created the Britpop war. Damon shagged somebody close to Liam… It was one of these many women Damon was friendly with.
"Then he got off with her for a one-night stand and that created the rub. They were all goading each other after that. It created the Blur-Oasis wars."
Taking umbrage with Alan’s comments, Liam fired back: "And as for you McGee you f***ing wasp keep your f***ing mouth shout about me or you’ll get slapped as you were LG x."
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