Damon Albarn has denied rumours of a 'feud' between him and Adele, following reports that he had dissed her music as middle-of-the-road.
The Blur frontman had made the disparaging remarks after they had worked together on '25' and she hadn't used any of the material. The Sun quoted him as saying "The thing is, she’s very insecure. And she doesn’t need to be, she’s still so young."
Adele was asked about the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone, and said: "It ended up being one of those 'don't meet your idol' moments. The saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him."
Now, Albarn has moved to clarify his comments and said that the whole thing was taken out of context. "I was Number Five [trending topic] on Twitter… I mean, how pathetic is that?" he said in a new TimeOut interview. "It's not even true: it's amazing how people will run with stuff that has no credence whatsoever and turn it into something and then watch the reaction."
He added: "People were not kind, it was… enlightening. I'm used to it. Listen, I'm here because I love writing music and it's a privilege".
In other words, could we see an Albarn/Adele collaboration happen yet? Perhaps on the new Gorillaz album……? Nah, probably not.