Coldplay's Chris Martin Thanks Noel Gallagher for Being at Manchester Benefit Show "in Spirit"
The band's Chris Martin took to Twitter this morning (June 6) to thank Noel for giving his "blessing and encouragement" to perform "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Live Forever" at the massive concert commemorating the recent Manchester bombings.
He went on to acknowledge that Noel's inability to attend the event had been made known ahead of the show, saying, "Everyone knew in advance you couldn't be there physically, so thank you for being there in spirit and lending us those incredible songs."
Martin's comments could be interpreted as an attempt to throw shade at Liam, as they blatantly contrast the younger Gallagher's suggestion that his brother should "get on a fucking plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad fuck."
More than an hour after his initial string of tweets, though, Martin returned to Twitter with bandmate Jonny Buckland in tow, throwing in a "thank you" to Liam and adding: "That was awesome."
1/ thank you @noelgallagher for giving your blessing and encouragement to play don't look back in anger and live forever on sunday— Coldplay (@coldplay) June 6, 2017
2/ everyone knew in advance you couldn't be there physically, so thank you for being there in spirit— Coldplay (@coldplay) June 6, 2017
3/ and for lending us those incredible songs. love cm— Coldplay (@coldplay) June 6, 2017
4/ and thank you @liamgallagher, that was awesome x cm + jb— Coldplay (@coldplay) June 6, 2017
Things between Liam and Coldplay haven't always been so friendly, as NME points out. Back in 2006, the former Oasis singer compared Martin to a "geography teacher," then just last year said "he looks like he's in The Tweenies."
Following Sunday's joint performance, though, Liam retracted his harsh critiques, telling a Dutch radio station: "They've never sounded so good have they, Coldplay? I was like, 'Fucking hell, you sound good man. I take back everything I've ever said about you. You sound fucking really good.'"
He continued to say that he doesn't mind being associated with the group after their duet. "Listen, man," he said. "They're all right, man. Chris is cool."
Below, watch Coldplay and Liam Gallagher's performance of "Live Forever" at "One Love Manchester" down, as well as Coldplay and Ariana Grande's cover of "Don't Look Back in Anger."