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Ray Davies Wants To Write An Opera

The Kinks legend Sir Ray Davies wants to write an opera.The 75-year-old musician has had a life-long ambition to create a grandiose theatre show and he now feels as though he has the time to...

Liam Gallagher Admits Blur Are His Guilty Pleasure

Liam Gallagher admits Blur are his ''guilty pleasure''.The former Oasis frontman might have been major rivals with Damon Albarn and co back in 90s and blasted his brother Noel Gallagher for collaborating with their frontman,...

Alex James Unveils Own Brand Of Brandy Named Britannia

Alex James is the latest musician to produce his own alcoholic beverage. The Blur star-and-farmer - who also sells award-winning cheese - has created his own Apple flavoured brandy, which he has named Britannia, and...

Duran Duran Will Have '300 Swarming Drones' At Apollo 11 Moon Landing Gig

Duran Duran's concert to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing will feature ''300 swarming drones''.Simon Le Bon and co will perform in front of the spacecraft which landed the first two...

Damon Albarn Thinks World Needs Africa Express

Damon Albarn thinks his Africa Express initiative can be ''very powerful'' and is what the world ''needs''.The Blur frontman founded the collective - which brings together African, Middle Eastern and Western musicians for recording projects...

Liam Gallagher Calls For 'Perspective' Over Text Message

Liam Gallagher has called for some ''perspective'' over his warning to his brother Noel Gallagher's wife to be ''very careful'' if she's going to continue to insult him.Posting on Twitter, Noel shared a screen-shot of...

Alex James: Blur And Oasis Owe A Lot To The Beatles

Alex James says Blur and Oasis ''wouldn't have existed'' without The Beatles.The former Britpop rivals were both massively influenced by the iconic Liverpool band and following the release of Danny Boyle's movie 'Yesterday' - which...

The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon Says His Life Is Too 'Boring' For A Book

The Divine Comedy singer Neil Hannon has vowed to never write an autobiography - because he thinks his pop star life has been ''boring''.The 48-year-old singer/songwriter enjoyed chart success throughout the Britpop boom of the...

Damon Albarn Turned Down Parklife 25th Anniversary Shows Because Of Brexit

Damon Albarn turned down offers to reunite with Blur to mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal LP 'Parklife' because of Brexit.The iconic Britpop group's 1994 album, which turns 25 on April 25, was released...

Damon Albarn Takes Up Meditation To Keep Anxiety At Bay

Damon Albarn has taken up meditation and yoga. The Blur and Gorillaz star has revealed he has swapped the rock 'n' roll lifestyle for the healing powers of holistic therapy to manage his anxiety. The...

Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary Of Blur's Experimental Album 13

It's been 20 years since Britpop extraordinaires Blur unveiled their Mercury Prize nominated sixth album 13; a record which was very different sonically and thematically from their previous work, but nonetheless became their fourth consecutive...

Damon Albarn Wants France Move Over Brexit Vote

Damon Albarn wants to quit the UK over Brexit.The former Blur musician has been left bitterly disappointed by the way the country has gone since the vote to leave the European Union, and he's channeled...

Damon Albarn Wishes He'd Spoken Out With His Music Before Brexit

Damon Albarn wishes he'd got political with his music before Brexit.The former Blur star - whose supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen will release its new album 'Merrie Land' this month - has...

Damon Albarn Reveals His Plan To 'Disappear'

Damon Albarn plans to ''disappear'' from the pop scene.The 50-year-old star has revealed he is preparing to leave the genre ''for a few years'' and will instead head to Africa to work on a new...

Graham Coxon: Briptop Was Really Dull For Guitarist

Graham Coxon said Britpop was ''f***ing really dull'' for guitarists.The Blur musician insisted with the exception of artists like Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, most of them seemed to be ''there to back up a female vocalist'',...

Damon Albarn Wished He Worked With John Lennon

Damon Albarn wishes he could have worked with his idol John Lennon.The Blur and Gorillaz star says the late Beatles frontman - who was shot dead outside his New York home in 1980, aged just...

Paul Mccartney Responds To Damon Albarn's Kanye West Warning

Sir Paul McCartney ''wouldn't'' have listened to Damon Albarn after he claimed to have warned him against working with Kanye West.The Blur frontman wasn't pleased when he found out The Beatles legend had agreed to...

Alex James: I Don't Think You Can Be In An Indie Band Anymore

Alex James gets more of a buzz creating new recipes on his Cotswolds farm to touring with Blur these days.The Britpop group's 49-year-old bassist - who is also an award-winning cheesemaker - admits that being...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Definitely Reform

Damon Albarn has hinted Blur could make another album together in the future.The 50-year-old star - who completed the iconic Britpop group with Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - admitted he is certain...

Blur Will 'Definitely' Reunite

Blur will ''definitely'' reunite to perform their hits again ''at some point''. Damon Albarn, the Britpop band's frontman, has admitted he would ''hate to think'' that he wouldn't ever play alongside the group's members Graham...

Damon Albarn Suffers Wild Partying Nightmares

Damon Albarn still suffers nightmares about his wild partying days - but is pleased he has patched up his differences with Noel Gallagher. The Blur frontman has bad dreams about his alcohol-fuelled hedonistic lifestyle in...

The Good, The Bad, And The Queen Album Coming This Year

Damon Albarn has confirmed The Good, The Bad, and The Queen will release a new album this year.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman - who is joined in the supergroup by The Clash's Paul Simonon, The...

Alex James Slams Old Rockers

Alex James has branded ageing rock stars as ''grotesque caricatures''.The 49-year-old Blur bassist - who is also an award-winning cheesemaker - thinks it is ''important'' he has interests away from the band because he doesn't...

Damon Albarn Warned Paul Mccartney Not To Work With Kanye West

Damon Albarn claims he warned Sir Paul McCartney not to work with Kanye West.The Blur frontman wasn't pleased when he found out The Beatles legend had agreed to team up with the rapper on the...

Damon Albarn: I'm Permanently Dissatisfied With My Voice

Damon Albarn is ''permanently dissatisfied'' with his voice.The 50-year-old rocker has warned fans of Gorillaz - the virtual band he setup with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett - that their forthcoming LP 'The Now Now'...

Liam Gallagher Remembers Manchester Terror Attack Victims

Liam Gallagher paid tribute to those who died in the Manchester terror attack during a hometown show at the Parklife festival.The former Oasis star performed at the annual event at Heaton Park on Sunday (10.06.18),...

Damon Albarn Turned Down Prince Collaboration

Damon Albarn turned down the chance to collaborate with Prince - because he didn't allow him to smoke in the studio.The Blur frontman decided against working with the late music legend - who passed away...

Damon Albarn Promises New The Good, The Bad And The Queen Album Very Soon

Damon Albarn has confirmed a new album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be out soon.The 50-year-old musician formed the rock supergroup with The Clash's Paul Simonon, The Verve's Simon Tong, and...

Graham Coxon Sees No Reason For Blur Reunion

Graham Coxon sees no reason for Blur to make another record after releasing 'The Magic Whip' in 2015.The Britpop legends - also made up of Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - played a...

Damon Albarn To Record With Noel Gallagher

Damon Albarn will feature on Noel Gallagher's next solo album.The two men's former groups, Blur and Oasis, were bitter rivals in the 1990s, but the pair have buried the hatchet in recent years, and after...

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