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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...

Damon Albarn Recovers From Throat Problems To Headline U.k. Festival

The singer reportedly came close to cancelling the band's headline slot at the music event after he lost his voice on Friday (12Jun15), but decided to go ahead with the show at the...

Jess Glynne Cancels U.k. Festival Performance Due To Illness

The Rather Be hitmaker pulled out of the show at short notice and fellow singer Ella Eyre stepped in to replace her. Glynne took to Twitter.com to explain her absence, writing, "I'm...

'Tfi Friday' Special Comeback Episode Is A Ratings Hit For Channel Four

'TFI Friday’s' 20th anniversary special proved a smash hit for Channel 4 yesterday evening (June 12th) pulling in a massive 4.3 million viewers. Host Chris Evans returned for the one-off special episode, with guests including...

Roger Daltrey And Liam Gallagher Join Forces For Tv Show

Daltrey and Gallagher performed The Who's classic 1965 hit My Generation with The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie, original Oasis member Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, and Ringo Starr's drummer son Zak Starkey live on the...

The Prodigy Play Through Storms On First Night Of U.k. Festival

Forecasters issued a severe weather warning for the island, off the coast of England, as festival-goers braved heavy rain, but the storms did not halt the performances as acts including The Black Keys...

Blur Halt Blackpool Gig After Barrier Gives Way During Mosh Pit

Blur's gig at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom had to be halted on Wednesday when the front barrier separating the crowd from the stage gave way. The collapse, triggered by a mosh pit, occurred during the evening's...

Blur Gig Halted After Barrier Collapse

The band was performing at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, just days before their headline set at Britain's Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday (13Jun15), when the accident happened. The metal...

Noel Gallagher Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

The bands were formerly chart enemies and their fight was dubbed "The Battle of Britpop" in their 1990s heyday, but Gallagher has now insisted he is on board for a duet if the...

Blur's Alex James Hopes Oasis Get Back Together: "They Can Support Us"

Few Britpop figures were as memorable as Blur’s Alex James. With his trademark bass guitar pose of one foot on the front-of-stage speaker and cigarette nonchalantly dangling out of his mouth, he’s always admitted to...

Alex James: Oasis Should Reform And Support Blur

Alex James wants Oasis to reform so they can be Blur's ''support'' act.The Blur bassist is amused by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher's ongoing war of words since they split in August 2009 and the...

Alex James: 'I Invented Cocaine Boast'

The bassist hit headlines in 2007 when he released his tell-all memoir, Bit of a Blur, and bragged that he had spent a fortune on his Champagne-and-cocaine lifestyle during the 1990s. However,...

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