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Noel Gallagher confused by Damon Albarn collaboration claims

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Aug 18, 2013 | 8:45am EDT

British rocker Noel Gallagher has denied reports suggesting he is working on new material with his former arch-rival, Blur frontman Damon Albarn. Albarn's bandmate Alex James claimed the pair had hit the recording studio after ending a bitter 18-year feud when they took to the stage together at a Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig in March (13). He said, "Damon and Noel Gallagher are working together on a lot of stuff, so whatever was back then is not relevant anymore. But we have to add that young bands today are all very nice. We were totally intolerable." However, Gallagher is adamant the claims are false. In an interview with U.K. radio station talkSPORT, he says, "I read that Alex James had said that - it's news to me." But the star did tell fans he's back in the studio working on tracks for his next High Flying Birds album: "I've got tons of songs left over from the last one. I'm writing, putting stuff together. Yeah, I'll definitely make another one (album), that's for sure. I don't wanna go back out on the road though - that's the thing." Oasis and Blur were famously at loggerheads in 1995 when they released respective singles Roll With It and Country House on the same day. Blur eventually beat the Wonderwall hitmakers to the number one spot.

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