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Damon Albarn Reuniting Syrian Orchestra

The Blur star first worked with the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music (SNOAM) at a concert in Damascus in 2009, and he later brought them in to perform on Gorillaz track White...

Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers....

Damon Albarn Awarded Obe In The Queen's New Year's Honours List

The singer/songwriter joins the likes of hip-hop star Goldie and actors James Nesbitt, Idris Elba, David Oyelowo, Barbara Windsor and Imelda Staunton among the celebrities saluted by Queen Elizabeth II as part of...

Music Stars Help Dave Rowntree Raise $97,500 For Refugees

The percussionist created the Star Boot Sale in aid of humanitarian charity the International Rescue Committee (IRC) after he was moved by the plight of those fleeing Syria's ongoing civil war....

Damon Albarn's Team Faced Musical Tweaks After Paris Attacks

The Blur frontman created wonder.land, based on Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with Rufus Norris and Moira Buffini and the trio premiered the production in Manchester, England in July (15) before...

Damon Albarn Based Alice In Wonderland Musical On Daughter

The Blur frontman unveiled his latest theatre project, titled wonder.land and based on Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, at the Manchester International Festival in England in July (15). The show...

Music Stars Donate To Dave Rowntree's Auction

The percussionist has created the Star Boot Sale in response to gun and bombs attacks by the ISIS terror organisation in Paris, France on Friday (13Nov15), which killed more 130 people, and the...

Adele Regrets Working With Damon Albarn

The odd couple hit the studio together and tried to work on new material, but the union wasn't productive. Albarn and Adele didn't even complete one track and the Blur singer subsequently...

Noel Gallagher Slams Q Awards

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds scooped the Best Album award for Chasing Yesterday, but Noel later took aim at the event, insisting the quality of music has dropped and made the ceremony less...

Damon Albarn Dreads Blur Gigs

The star formed the group in 1988 with Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, and they enjoyed a string of hits in the 1990s, including Song 2 and Country House. The bandmates...

Damon Albarn: Noel Gallagher Is 'Hilarious'

Damon Albarn thinks Noel Gallagher is ''hilarious''.The blur frontman had a vicious rivalry with the Oasis rocker and his bandmates during the 1990s but relations between the pair have now thawed and they now enjoy...

Gorillaz To Take Up Whole Of 2016 For Damon Albarn

Jamie Hewlett has promised ''2016 is going to be Gorillaz all year''.The comic creator has revealed he's once again teamed up with his collaborator Damon Albarn to revive the virtual band with the intention of...

Damon Albarn Makes Surprise Appearance At Dismaland

The gig took place in Weston-super-Mare, England on Friday (25Sep15), where the artist's Disney-inspired 'bemusement park' is based. The installation featured work from Banksy and other artists including Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer....

Q Awards Nominations Renew Blur And Noel Gallagher Rivalry

An old mid-1990s Britpop battle has been reignited as Blur and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are up against each other in the Best Album category - Blur for The Magic Whip, and...

Damon Albarn Plays Elephant Song To Animal Inspiration

The Blur frontman wrote Mr. Tembo about an orphaned calf he met in the country during his travels and the song was included on his 2014 album Everyday Robots. He has now...

Russell Brand Ends Online News Show

The British funnyman has been broadcasting episodes of The Trews on his YouTube.com channel since early last year (14) and he regularly weighed in on issues such as politics, international events and current...

Blur's Graham Coxon: Kanye Is An Idiot

Blur's Graham Coxon thinks Kanye West is an ''idiot''.The guitarist has blasted the 'All Day' rapper and even questioned whether he writes the music which has featured on his six studio records.Asked what he thinks...

Graham Coxon: 'Kanye West Is An Idiot'

The rapper riled some music fans earlier this year (15) when he was booked to headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival, and more than 135,000 signed a petition urging bosses to drop him from...

Blur's Alex James 'Proud' Of Damon Albarn's Five Hour Set

Blur's Alex James is ''proud'' of Damon Albarn for playing a five hour set.The frontman of the rock group had to be escorted off the stage by security when he refused to end the show...

Alex James Blown Away By Fans' Reaction To Blur Reunion

The British band got back together last year (14) to make its first album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, and James still cannot believe how well the comeback has been received....

Noel Gallagher Rules Britain's Vinyl Charts

The former Oasis star, who now performs as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, released his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, in February (15) and it has now racked up the biggest vinyl sales...

Damon Albarn Escorted Offstage For Refusing To End Set

The Blur frontman took to the stage for a headline show with his musical collective Africa Express and five hours later, Albarn was still performing so the festival organisers asked him to finish...

Blur's Damon Albarn Has To Be Carried Off Stage After Mammoth Five Hour Set

Blur frontman Damon Albarn just didn’t know when to call it a night on Saturday evening and ending up being carried from the stage after playing a five-hour set. Albarn embarked on the lengthly set...

Damon Albarn Travelled To North Korea For Musical Research

The Blur frontman has written a new stage version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and he originally planned for the show to be set in the heavily militarised Asian country....

Blur Wanted Glastonbury Slot

Blur wanted to replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who recently headlined Isle of Wight festival and Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - were tipped to take the Friday night slot...

Blur Prove They're Well And Truly Back With Hit Packed Bst Hyde Park Set

Blur showed they haven't missed a beat since their BritPop heyday on Saturday night when they played a hit packed set at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park. The gig began with singer Damon...

Blur's Damon Albarn Hands Out Ice Creams

Damon Albarn handed out ice creams to fans at Blur's headline performance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Saturday night (20.06.15).The 'Song 2' hitmaker's dished out the tasty treat to those...

The Strokes Kick Off British Summer Time

The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).The US rockers thrilled the 60,000-strong crowd - which included the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, Foo Fighters drummer...

Isle Of Wight Festival Sees World Record Attempt In Honour Of Jimi Hendrix

On the 45th anniversary of his legendary set at the venue, the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 have honoured Jimi Hendrix by attempting to break a world record.Amid the fun of four...

Graham Coxon: 'Blur Would Support Oasis For Quarter Of A Billion'

The two groups were pitted against each other as chart rivals at the height of Britpop 20 years ago, but the band members have since become friends, and guitarist Coxon admits he'd open...

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