BLUR chief Damon Albarn has had plenty of fights with Oasis but nothing can prepare him for his latest feud.
He has faced outrage from Taylor Swift and her legion of fans – who have even sent him death threats – after he said: “She doesn’t write her own songs. ”
Damon was hit with insults on Twitter and more than 5,000 comments on one of his Instagram posts, attacking him with vile and terrifying abuse.
Midzy4lifebae wrote: “I hope you know what is coming for you,” while tayswift.outofthewoods commented: “I know your address, anyone who wants to send me a message.”
Pisces scathingly warns: “Count your days.”
The British star gave an interview in the US in which he was asked about Taylor and said she “didn’t count” as a musician because she wrote with collaborators.
‘Wrong and disastrous’
Taylor immediately hit back. In a cryptic reply on Twitter, where she has 90 million followers, she wrote: “I was a huge fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL my own songs. Your hotness is completely wrong and damaging.
“You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really hard to try and discredit my writing. OH. PS, I wrote this tweet by myself in case you were wondering. “
Damon quickly retweeted, noting that his quote, posted in a tweet, was taken out of context.
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He replied, “I totally agree with you. I had a conversation about composing the song and sadly it was reduced to clickbait.
“I sincerely and unconditionally apologize. The last thing I want to do is discredit your work. I hope you understand. Damn it. ”
While Blur and Gorillaz the singer should have been more careful with his words if he didn’t mean it – especially since Taylor is one of the best musicians in the music industry – I was shocked when she targeted him online society.
As someone who has been vilified online in the past, most notably during her feuds with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, I think she will avoid such public criticism.
Obviously it would lead to more abuse and him being “cancelled” by her fans.
Yesterday, Ladbrokes offered 3/1 odds for Taylor and Damon to record a song together in 2022.
Given the roller coaster ride they’ve both gone through in the last 24 hours, I hope they can make up for it and make it happen.
Wise ed on Tom’s shoulder
TOM Grennan’s success has brought him friends in high positions, not least Ed Sheeran.
The singer-songwriter, who won two Brit Awards at next month’s awards ceremony, has revealed he formed a close relationship with Ed in November, when an evening in Liverpool turned into a… late-night therapy sessions.
In an exclusive chat, Tom told me: “It’s not too boozy. We had a few and he gave me a lot of advice.
“It was one of those nights where I just listened. He said if I believe in what I’m doing then other people will believe it too, and then it’s like wildfire.
“As soon as it started being talked about, it started burning.
“He is one of the nicest people in the music industry and very genuine. He cares.
“He knows everything and what is happening.
“That’s why he’s the best.”
Tom’s Second album Evered Road hit No1 last year, when he also had three Top Ten singles.
But he still has some avenues to go to match his superstar friend’s wealth.
In fact, Tom says he still buys his clothes from Asda.
He added: “I am on a budget. On tour, I just needed my pajamas.
“Some people might jump out of bed in their tracksuits but I needed a full PJ set – a comfortable pair from Asda. On my first tour, we stayed together many nights.
“But I can’t do that now. It was a pile of worries. Now I like the comforts of my home. I also brought my own pillow. ”
Tom was nominated for Song of the Year, for Little Bit Of Love, and Best British Rock/Alternative Music, which took place at the O2 Arena in London on 8 February.
He hopes people support him to win the public vote on TikTok.
Tom added: “I have always dreamed of being recognized as British. Now I’m up for two. It’s big, innit?
“I can’t wait. It’s been a long time since we’ve been together.”
Boys are music models
BOY Bleach launched their music career thanks to their good looks.
JAMES Willis, from the East London boy band, has signed with Select Models, the company that shaped the careers of David Gandy and Irina Shayk.
He used the cash from that career to help form the band.
Also in these five works are brother Nick, another group of brothers, Lou and Jimi Fisher, and their best friend JJ Goth.
The group has been playing a bunch of shows lately as well as putting together their single Bullet, which comes out today.
They cite Depeche Mode and Glass Animals as inspiration and have gained a fan base in JC Stewart. Expect big things.
Olly striped a pose
OLLY Alexander looked as if he was wearing pajamas for an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine yesterday.
He’s definitely aiming to put his fierce chart battle to bed.
His Album Years & Years Night Call is leading the race for No1, having sold 12,110 copies since its release on Friday.
But Leeds post-punk band Yard Act is hot with their debut The Overload, which has sold 11,732 copies.
In a desperate plea on Instagram Live yesterday, Olly said: “Please buy the album.
“And if you can get it by Thursday, that would be very helpful.”
But the two albums from Meat Loaf are also just behind them, meaning the American rocker could be ahead of them on Friday. after his death last week.
Brandi on the menu for Elton do
BRANDI Carlile is the guest star who will perform at Elton John’s annual Oscars party in March.
Elton confirmed the booking in an official invitation sent to celebrities lucky enough to get a seat at the famous stage in LA.
He and Brandi became close after the American singer appeared on Elton’s No1 album The Lockdown Sessions.
She will follow in the footsteps of stars including Ed Sheeran and The Killers by performing at the legendary bash.
Even the cheapest seats at the event, which helps raise money for the Elton John Aids Foundation, will run you over £4,000.
The most expensive option, for 20 guests a premium table, will run to £220,000.
Brandi said of her friendship with Elton: “He was a huge influence on me and now we are friends.
“I am less worried now. If he’s your hero, he’s everything you want him to be.
“That includes how good he is at dirty jokes and swearing at every word.”
Paris: the end of the nights on the town
PARIS Hilton looks amazing in this green dress with her Chihuahua Diamond Baby while out in New York – but she won’t have to resume dressing up any time soon.
The newly married social site thinks the future of partying will be in the metaverse – a completely virtual reality space.
Paris. who has been a big supporter of NFTs – a digital-only art form – says wild nights out of the club will soon be replaced by virtual events.
Acting as the metaverse’s biggest cheerleader, Paris insists “the future of clingy partying, Interacting with people and being social” is online only.
Paris sold its iconic crypto Queen NFT last year for a staggering £815,000.
While I appreciate that kind of money in my bank account right now, after 24 months of Zoom only Interview and questions, I really hope she’s not on point
Gig go for Gayle
FRESH from No1 with her single Abcdefu, American teen singer Gayle announced her first stand-up show there, performing at London’s Omeara on May 30.
But sadly, another newcomer had to cancel a gig in Europe due to Covid.
Maneskin, the Italian rock band that won last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has expelled a bunch of shows for changing guidelines across the Continent.
Camila’s growing family
CAMILA Cabello has enlisted YouTube prominence to help grow her fan base.
I learned that the Havana singer asked Argentine vlogger Maria Becerra, who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube, to collaborate on a new single.
A source told me: “Camila and Maria recorded the song last year. It’s a Latin track but has a commercial feel and is sure to be a huge hit.
“The year 2022 is going to be a great year for Camila with her album also coming out in the coming months.”
New single Camila, who split from Shawn Mendes in November, was slated to release her third album Familia last year, but returned to the studio when her romance fell apart.
With a few more emotional tracks on the record, I’m sure there’ll be plenty to please fans once it’s released.
Dua is on track after reboot
DUA Lipa put her best foot forward as she headed to a meal with friends in New York in chunky heels and a Balenciaga leather jacket.
After a few weeks relax in Barbados and the CotswoldsDua is back – and well on his way to his third studio album.
Dua who postponed Future nostalgia finally began in Miami on February 9, told The Wall Street Journal: “I recorded a lot of things.
“It has a vision. It has a name. It was just a fun experiment.
“It has its own unique sound, very interesting and something like a movement from Future Nostalgia.
“It’s still in infant form, so we’ll see as it progresses.”
Dua also confirmed her first podcast guests in her new Service95 venture will include Elton John and Russell Brand.
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