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Damon Albarn Plans Ballad Album

Damon Albarn plans to record a "proper ballad record".The Gorillaz and Blur frontman said he's always promised himself he'd make an album which will see him singing his favourite slow songs; although it could be...

Albarn Takes Aim At Tv Talent Shows

DAMON ALBARN hates watching reality TV competitions such as AMERICAN IDOL and THE X FACTOR - likening the contestants' audition process to animal slaughter.The Blur frontman has followed in the footsteps of Sir Elton John...

Sarandon Bringing Spin To Britain

SUSAN SARANDON has enlisted the help of British rocker DAMON ALBARN to open a branch of her popular ping-pong club in the U.K.The Hollywood actress launched tennis table hotspot SPiN in New York last September...

No Glee For Gorillaz

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN will never allow his songs to be covered in GLEE because he's convinced the popular show is a "very poor substitute" for real music.A number of pop superstars, including Madonna, Britney...

Gorillaz Are 'Doncamatic'

Gorillaz will release a new track, 'Doncamatic (All Played Out)', next month. The Damon Albarn headed group - represented by a group of cartoons - have been busy touring their album 'Plastic Beach', but over...

Albarn 'Proud' Of Bizarre Festival Show

DAMON ALBARN has admitted his band GORILLAZ's headline slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival was a disaster - but he's adamant it was "funny" to leave the huge crowd bemused.The Clint Eastwood hitmakers were asked...

Camp Sailor Damon Albarn?

Damon Albarn worried Gorillaz new image would look too "gay".The musicians behind the cartoon band have started to reveal themselves during live performances, and have assumed a nautical theme for their latest 'Escape To Plastic...

Good Gorilla Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn doesn't party when he tours with Gorillaz. The singer admits his lifestyle has changed dramatically since his days as the frontman of Blur in the 90s, and he now finds touring tough because...

Gorillaz 'Polish Up' Old Tracks

Gorillaz have joked that having live band members on stage doesn't work, as their cartoon forms are better looking.The group did away with their animated alter egos for their recent live performances - with frontman...

Gorillaz Explain Glastonbury Show

Damon Albarn thinks Gorillaz "lacked human interaction" at the Glastonbury festival.The frontman - whose group stepped in to take a headline slot at the world-famous UK music event in June when U2 were forced to...

Gorillaz Shot Down By Sex Pistol

Damon Albarn was snubbed by punk legend John Lydon when he asked him to appear on the Gorillaz album.The animated band's frontman offered the Sex Pistols singer the chance to appear on latest LP 'Plastic...

Lydon Rejected Gorillaz Offer

Punk star JOHN LYDON snubbed a chance to join DAMON ALBARN's band GORILLAZ - because he refused to record music bowing to "popular trends".The Sex Pistols frontman, also known as Johnny Rotten, was asked to...

Massive Attack's Different New Album

Massive Attack's upcoming album could be "completely different" to 'Heligoland'.Robert Del Naja - who is one half of the 'Teardrop' electronica duo - explained while their last LP saw them collaborating with musicians they have...

Mason Blasts Albarn For Gorillaz's Glastonbury Slot

Former BETA BAND frontman STEVE MASON has hit out at DAMON ALBARN for dominating the main stage at Britain's Glastonbury music festival two years in a row, insisting he should have handed over the opportunity...

Damon Albarn's Glastonbury Honour

Damon Albarn feels "privileged" for Gorillaz to headline Glastonbury.The veteran rocker is looking forward to their performance at the world-famous UK music festival tonight (24.06.10) but admits it will be a logistical nightmare as they...

Albarn's Anxiety Dreams Before Glastonbury Gig

DAMON ALBARN is so "nervous" about GORILLAZ's headlining slot at Glastonbury on Friday (25Jun09) - he's been having nightmares of "empty fields" ahead of his performance at Britain's legendary festival.The Blur frontman will headline the...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

Albarn Confirms Star-studded Glastonbury Line-up

DAMON ALBARN has confirmed GORILLAZ will play a star-studded set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Friday (25Jun10) - the band will share the stage with artists including LOU REED, SNOOP DOGG and SHAUN RYDER.The Blur...

Damon Albarn's Glastonbury Hopes

Damon Albarn hopes his Glastonbury set with Gorillaz will draw in some famous faces.The 42-year-old frontman admits he is concerned that many of the guest artists who appear on the group's current LP plastic beach...

Albarn Wants Reed To Join Gorillaz At Glastonbury

DAMON ALBARN wants to recruit VELVET UNDERGROUND rocker LOU REED to join him on the Glastonbury stage this summer (10).The Blur frontman is set to headline the famed U.K. festival with his band Gorillaz after...

Albarn Sends Best Wishes To Bono

DAMON ALBARN has sent his best wishes to injured rocker BONO after his band GORILLAZ was drafted in to replace U2 at this year's (10) Glastonbury festival.The Irish rockers were forced to pull out of...

Gorillaz Replace U2 At Glastonbury

DAMON ALBARN is preparing to headline Glastonbury for the second year in a row - his virtual band GORILLAZ has stepped in to replace U2 at the legendary British music festival.The Irish rockers were forced...

Damon Albarn As Good As Hendrix

Bobby Womack says Damon Albarn is as talented as Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles.Womack thinks Gorillaz and Blur frontman has similarities to the two music legends because he is always wants to experiment in the...

Womack Fainted During Gorillaz Session

British rocker DAMON ALBARN was caught up in a medical emergency during the recording of the Gorillaz's latest album - soul legend BOBBY WOMACK passed out in the studio.The Blur frontman enlisted the veteran singer-songwriter's...

Blur To Make New Lp

Blur are planning to record a new album.The group - who vowed not to release any new material after reforming for a tour last summer - have decided to go back into the studio after...

Gorillaz Feared For Bobby Womack

Damon Albarn was terrified when Bobby Womack collapsed as he auditioned for Gorillaz.The singer and his bandmates were joined in the studio by the legendary musician to record a track for the group's third album...

Gorillaz Planning Plastic Beach Sequels

DAMON ALBARN recorded enough material to make three GORILLAZ albums while working on their latest offering PLASTIC BEACH - and he's considering turning the spare songs into a series of follow-ups.The former Blur frontman created...

Albarn Writing Magical New Opera

DAMON ALBARN is busy reading up on magic - he's conjuring up a new opera project about 16th-century alchemist JOHN DEE.The Blur rocker is joining forces with his Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett and Watchmen writer...

Damon Albarn's Pop Blast

Damon Albarn has blasted Simon Cowell and thinks Lady Gaga and Beyonce could "turn into Madonna".The Gorillaz musician can't "engage" with reality TV mogul Simon - who has been behind a number of pop stars...

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