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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...

Blur Prepare For 'Fools Day'

Blur's Record Day single will be called 'Fools Day'.The four-piece band announced the name of the first track they have recorded together since 2003's 'Battery in Your Leg' for their 'Think Tank' album yesterday (14.05.10)....

Blur To Stage Full Comeback?

Blur may be on the brink of a full scale comeback.The band have recorded a special track for a limited release on Record Store Day - which is designed to support the ailing state of...

Blur Release New Track

Blur have recorded a new single together.The band - who consist of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - have laid down a track together for the first time since 2003's 'Good...

Damon Albarn's Strip Shows

Damon Albarn used to perform shows in his underwear.The singer admits only having to provide a voice for animated group Gorillaz meant he could be incredibly relaxed during concerts, but by the end of their...

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"We have a young lad called Jeff who funnily enough is in Liam's new band. I just thought that was quite funny." Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has recruited a member of LIAM GALLAGHER's new...

Albarn Snubbed By Gibb

DAMON ALBARN was delighted when he recruited BEE GEES star BARRY GIBB to sing on GORILLAZ's new album - but was left disappointed when the veteran star cancelled his studio session at the last minute.The...

Albarn Slammed For Smoking Onstage

Anti-smoking campaigners in the U.K. are calling for DAMON ALBARN to be fined after he flouted British law by lighting a cigarette onstage on Sunday (21Mar10).The Blur star was performing with his band Gorillaz in...

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GORILLAZ have announced their first U.K. gigs in five years. The British band, led by former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN, will play at London's Roundhouse on 29 and 30 April (30), with guest spots from...

Gorillaz Accused Of Stealing 'Stylo'

Gorillaz have been accused of stealing their new single, 'Stylo', from singer Eddy Grant. 'Electric Avenue' singer Eddy said the cartoon group's latest hit takes directly from his song 'Time Warp' - originally released in...

Gorillaz To Quit?

Gorillaz latest album 'Plastic Beach' is likely to be the group's last. The animated band's bassist, Murdoc Niccals, said with the group's third album their work "feels complete" and it could be the last time...

Morgan Reignites Albarn Feud

FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS star HUEY MORGAN has reignited his feud with British singer DAMON ALBARN - branding him an "egomaniac."Morgan almost came to blows with the former Blur frontman in a London nightclub in 2000...

Damon Albarn Ambitious For Africa

Damon Albarn wants more young musicians to work with African artists.The Blur singer has been working with Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure on a project in Ethiopia, and the 28-year-old singer was delighted...

Gorillaz Refused Perry Collaboration

Gorillaz refused to work with Katy Perry because she is dating Russell Brand.The animated group - created by Blur star Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - were apparently approached by the 'I Kissed A...

Kasabian Impale Nme Awards

Kasabian showered the audience with severed limbs at the NME awards last night (24.02.10). The band were joined on stage by Mighty Boosh comedian Noel Fielding who assumed the role of bloodthirsty Romanian ruler Vlad...

Chorus-less Massive Attack

Massive Attack never write choruses into their songs. The group's Robert '3D' Del Naja said because they aren't conventional musicians they never set about song writing in a normal way, leading to their eclectic and...

Martin And Albarn Help Raise Thousands For Haiti

Rockers including CHRIS MARTIN and DAMON ALBARN have helped raise more than $192,000 (£120,000) with a memorabilia auction in aid of earthquake-stricken Haiti.Emily Eavis, the organiser of Britain's famed Glastonbury Festival, planned the eBay auction...

Massive Attack's Scrapped Album

Massive Attack scrapped some new material because of internet leaks. The 'Teardrop' hitmakers, who are soon to release their first album in seven years 'Heligoland', admitted they wrote an album and a half worth of...

Massive Attack Happy With Albarn Collaboration

Massive Attack are pleased to have worked with Damon Albarn. The 'Teardrop' hitmakers, who collaborated with the Blur front-man on their upcoming album 'Heligoland', said he was great to work with. Robert '3D' Del Naja...

Coldplay, Monkeys & Albarn Donate Memorabilia For Haiti

British music acts COLDPLAY, ARCTIC MONKEYS and BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN have all handed over merchandise for an online auction to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake appeal.Items belonging to the rockers will go under...

Gorillaz Confirm Collaborations

Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg and members of The Clash are among the collaborators on Gorillaz' new album.The animated band - the creation of Blur singer Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - are preparing for...

The Things They Say 15020

"Noel used to take the p**s out of me constantly and it really, really hurt at the time. Oasis were like the bullies I had to put up with at school." BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN...

Damon Albarn's Kicking Confession

Damon Albarn thought kicking Graham Coxon in the face would make him sober.The Blur singer didn't know what to do when tensions between bandmates worsened as they wrote their album 'Think Tank' 2002 - shortly...

Lily Allen Reveals Sound Of 09

Lily Allen's favourite album of 2009 was released by a little-known soul singer.The 'Not Fair' singer - who topped the UK charts with her second LP 'It's Not Me, It's You' - admits the CD...

Damon Albarn Moves On From Blur

Damon Albarn hasn't thought about Blur since their reunion tour ended.The Britpop legends played a series of shows during the summer, and despite their success, the singer insists he instantly moved on once the run...

Graham Coxon Blasts Awful Music

Graham Coxon thinks Nirvana's "awful s**t" music almost ruined Blur's career.The guitarist believes the British band's success almost plummeted after the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' hitmakers - consisting of frontman Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic...

Albarn's Gorillaz Project Spurred On By Blur Reunion

DAMON ALBARN is determined to make his upcoming GORILLAZ album the best ever - because he has been inspired by his successful reunion with BLUR this summer (09).The Britpop pioneers thrilled fans as they returned...

Graham Coxon Ready For Blur Return

Graham Coxon is hoping Blur will reunite again next year.The guitarist - who rejoined his bandmates, frontman Damon Albarn, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree, for several summer shows this year - is still...

Gorillaz Writing New Opera

GORILLAZ founders DAMON ALBARN and JAMIE HEWLETT are teaming up with comic book icon ALAN MOORE to write a new opera.The project will be a follow-up to Albarn and Hewlett's Monkey: Journey to the West,...

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Joss Whedon Quits Twitter, Deletes Account over Sexism Row

Joss Whedon, the director of the box-office smash Avengers: Age of Ultron...

So Why Does The Internet Think Jason Derulo Fell Down The Met Gala Stairs?

Singer Jason Derulo was the victim of a bizarre (and hilarious) internet prank...

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls Audio

With Britney Spears announcing a potential album back in September 2014, she has gotten together with Austrailian...

Keanu Reeves Confirmed To Return for 'John Wick 2'

Lionsgate has confirmed a sequel to 2014's critically acclaimed revenge thriller John Wick...

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Ryan Gosling Just Ate His Cereal In Tribute to Filmmaker [Video]

Ryan Gosling has finally - finally - eaten his cereal. In a tribute to the filmmaker...

Tangerine - Trailer

'Tangerine' is an upcoming film from director Sean Baker ('Starlet', 'Greg the Bunny'). The film was written by Baker...

Royal Bliss - Drown With Me Video

Royal Bliss have taken some time to record a video discussing and detailing the creation of their 'newest and...

Miley Cyrus Praises Bruce Jenner As Her 'Hero' While Launching Homeless Charity

While some might be more concerned about her love life or the colour...

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