A Blur and Oasis love-in...
Scott Colothan

10:27 25th March 2010

Damon Albarn has let slip that a current live member of Gorillaz is also in Liam Gallagher's new band.

The singer was discussing the new Gorillaz album 'Plastic Beach' with Triple J Radio when he was asked whether the Verve's Simon Tong was currently a touring member of the group.

Albarn responded: “No, we haven't got a Verve (Simon Tong) at the moment. He's coming back. But we have a young lad called Jeff, who, funnily enough is also in Liam's new band.”

After confirming it was Liam Gallagher's band, Albarn added: “I don't know if they've got a name yet. But I just thought that was kind of funny.”

The guitarist in question is likely to be Jeff Wootton who is currently touring the UK with Gorillaz on their fanclub only jaunt.

The Gorillaz touring band also features The Clash's Paul Simonen and Mick Jones.

Damon Albarn and Liam Gallagher of course were once arch enemies during the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop heyday in the mid nineties. So much so that Albarn compared Oasis to “school bullies.”

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