The end is near for the beloved “Harry Potter” film series, as today marks the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,” the first entry in a two-part film that marks the end of the adventures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The films have made international superstars out of lead performers Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, and all three of them have become fixtures in the press both here and in the United Kingdom. In a recent interview in the U.K.’s Q magazine, Grint talked about Oasis, his musical obsession.
In the interview, Grint shouts out a handful of his favorite Oasis songs, including massive hits like “Live Forever” and “Champagne Supernova” alongside more obscure tunes like “Headshrinker” and “The Swamp Song.” But in his thoughts about “Hey Now!” were particularly interesting, as he brought up an interesting dynamic on the “Harry Potter” set.
“Dan Radcliffe and I are both big fans of music, but it tends to be Dan who gets to choose the music when we’re getting our make-up put on,” Grint told the magazine. “He’s more of a Blur man; I’m quite 50-50. I was too young for the big Blur and Oasis battle — I was seven at the time — but I like both.”
Grint it referring to the heated 1990s feud between two of Britpop’s biggest bands. They were always at one another in the press and regularly went head-to-head in the charts (with Oasis often coming out on top). Ultimately, the feud ended in something of a draw, as both bands had a fairly equal amount of crossover success and both faded toward the end (and both, it should be noted, are currently dormant). Since Grint declared himself “50-50,” we thought we’d treat him to both a Blur classic (“There’s No Other Way,” from their 1991 debut Leisure) and, after the jump, a latter-day Oasis smash (“The Shock of the Lightning,” from 2008’s Dig Out Your Soul).