The two bands have been bitter chart rivals since they released albums (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? and The Great Escape within a month of each other in 1995.
Since then the two groups have enjoyed a war of words in the media - so Gallagher was stunned to be mistaken for Albarn, who also performs with animated dance act Gorillaz.
He explains, "This bloke said, 'I'm a massive fan. When's the next album out?' So I said, 'Some time next year.'
"He asked, 'Will it be with the band or with Gorillaz?'"15/06/2004 21:21