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Damon Albarn To Perform With Syrian National Orchestra For Arabic Music In Southbank Show

Blur singer Damon Albarn will perform live with the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music at a special concert at London’s Southbank Centre later this year.The multi-talented songwriter, plus a number of other special guests...

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...

Idris Elba, Damon Albarn And Barbara Windsor Recognised In New Year's Honours List

Idris Elba, Barbara Windsor and Blur frontman Damon Albarn were among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. ‘Luther’ actor Elba was recognised with an OBE for his services to drama and said...

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...

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...

Stars Perform For Paul Simonon's 60th Birthday

The Clash legend reaches the milestone on Tuesday (15Dec15), but he marked the occasion early by hosting a special gig in London on Sunday night (13Dec15). The concert featured a collaboration between...

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...

Stars Sign Climate Change Letter

The musicians have made the plea to leading politicians ahead of COP21, a United Nations conference on climate change which begins in Paris, France on Monday (30Nov15). An extract from the letter,...

Damon Albarn Says That Alleged Feud With Adele Isn't True

Damon Albarn has rubbished recent talk of a feud with chart-topping star Adele, saying that it was “not even true” that they’d had disagreements.Albarn, the lead singer of Blur, told The Sun back in September...

Damon Albarn: 'Adele Furore Was Pathetic'

The Blur frontman hit the studio with the pop singer to work on tracks for her new album 25, but the collaboration fell flat and the rocker later admitted he did not think...

Damon Albarn And Yusuf Islam Add Tributes To Merchandising Employee

Terrorists gained entry to the Bataclan music venue during the concert and opened fire on the audience members, killing 89 people, including the band's merchandising employee Nick Alexander, 38, from Essex, England....

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...

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...

Jamie Hewlett Confirms New Gorillaz Album And 2016 Plans

Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that Gorillaz will soon be returning with a new album. The artist who is preparing to host an exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery, titled The Suggetionists, said the band are planning...

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...

Blur Didn't Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World

Blur have never wanted to be the ''biggest band in the world''.The 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers - who released their first album since 2003, 'The Magic Whip', earlier this year - think they have been...

Damon Albarn Slams Adele's New Album Tracks

The Blur frontman worked with the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker on five tracks for the much-delayed follow-up to her 2011 record 21, but he is certain they will be rejected from the...

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...

Damon Albarn Confirms New Gorillaz Record

Damon Albarn is planning a new Gorillaz album.The 47-year-old star has revealed he is set to start recording the group's new record in September as a follow-up to 2011's 'The Fall', scheduled for a 2016...

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...

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...

Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage

Damon Albarn was carried off stage when he refused to finish a five-hour long show.The 47-year-old rocker was performing with his African Express project at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark when he got so into...

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's Musical Hasn't Received A Positive Reception From Critics

Just days after Blur frontman Damon Albarn declared that his latest project wonder.land would be "a little controversial", critics have chosen to disagree and have instead branded the storybook inspired musical "disappointing".Directed by National Theatre’s...

Damon Albarn's Alice In Wonderland Musical Savaged By Critics

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 on Thursday (02Jul15). However, the...

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....

Alex James: I'm Up For More Blur Music

Alex James is ''up for'' making more music with Blur.The bassist has teased the band could continue to work on more material together after they recently reformed to release their first studio album in 12...

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