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Former Britpop rivals join forces for charity gig

Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn's famous rivalry was put aside last night as the Britpop legends performed together for a cancer charity.

Damon Albarn and former musical foe Noel Gallagher perform together for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Credit: PA

The Oasis and Blur guitarists, who publicly traded insults at the height of their fame, performed Blur's 1999 hit Tender, along with the band's guitarist Graham Coxon, The Jam legend Paul Weller on drums and US author Michael Horowitz.

The pair performed Blur's hit Tender, with guitarist Graham Coxon and Paul Weller on drums. Credit: PA

Albarn once said: "I can't make up with Noel. Britpop would be over and heaven forbid that we'd ever admit we'd all grown up!"

However, last month the pair flaunted their new friendship at the Brit Awards, where they shared a table and hinted of a possible future collaboration.

The once fierce musical rivals went public with their fledgling friendship at last month's Brit Awards. Credit: PA

Beatles star headlines Teenage Cancer Trust gig

Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney headlined the first of a string of gigs to support the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Icons from the world of showbiz are performing in London to support the charity, which is devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Sir Paul McCartney re-arranged his world tour to play at the charity gig in London. Credit: Press Association

The Who's Roger Daltrey organised the event and artists including Example, Pulp, Professor Green, Jessie J and comedian Jason Manford will also take to the stage.

Sir Paul McCartney (centre) backstage with Paul Weller (left) and Ronnie Wood (right). Credit: Press Association