Contact Us

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

Kevin Winter / Samir Hussein, Getty Images
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:

Subscribe to Diffuser.fm on

#supergroup for #happybirthday to #PaulSimonon

A video posted by Marilena Borgna Ⓜ️Ⓜ️Ⓜ️ (@marilove357) on

That should probably do the job. X

A photo posted by Cass Browne (@cassbrowne) on

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.

Next: Noel Gallagher Says the Vinyl Revival Will End in the Next Five Years

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://diffuser.fm using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Diffuser.fm quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!