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Damon Albarn + Noel Gallagher Form Britpop Supergroup for Paul Simonon’s Birthday

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Kevin Winter / Samir Hussein, Getty Images

The Clash bassist Paul Simonon celebrated his forthcoming 60th birthday in style, inviting former Britpop rivals Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher to form a one-time supergroup for the occasion.

Accompanied by the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, the Blur and Oasis leaders played a set list that included the Clash’s “Guns of Brixton,” “I Fought the Law,” “Brand New Cadillac” and “Janie Jones”; Gorillaz’s “DARE” and “Clint Eastwood”; and the Good the Bad & the Queen’s (the supergroup featuring Albarn and Simonon) “Kingdom of Doom.” You can see the complete set list, plus fan-shot clips from “DARE” and “Brand New Cadillac,” below:

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This isn’t the only common ground Albarn and Gallagher have found since burying their mid-’90s chart feud — they both also don’t really dig Adele.

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