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Albarn's Bid To Change Music

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN formed his virtual band GORILLAZ because he was growing bored of the music industry. Visual artist Jamie Hewlett and Albarn were so fed up with the state of the music...

Damon Albarn 'Was Tired Of Blur'

Damon Albarn was tired of fronting BLUR when he decided to focus on other projects, according to his GORILLAZ partner Jamie Hewlett.Speaking to the Observer, Hewlett revealed that his ex-partner Jane Olliver introduced him to...

By on 21 July 2008

Albarn Slams Live 8

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has slammed BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF for isolating Africa with their goodwill efforts. The rocker has criticised the Live 8 concert - supported by both the U2 star and...

Albarn Takes His Opera To The Us

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is taking his circus opera to the US.MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST will make its stateside debut at the 2008 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, beginning on May 23rd, reports...

By on 02 May 2008

Albarn's Supergroup May Return

Bandmates DAMON ALBARN has given hope to fans of supergroup THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN, a week after bandmate PAUL SIMONON revealed they had split. Former The Clash star Simonon announced the band...

Damon Albarn Plans 130 Musician Album

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has announced plans to release a rather unusual new album.The singer told BBC 6 Music that his latest endeavour will involve more than 100 musicians, including a Chinese choir and...

By on 29 April 2008

No Spark Between Lily And Damon As Collaboration Fails

An attempted collaboration between Lily Allen and Damon Albarn has failed after the pair failed to find any creative spark.According to the Sun the British artists spent a day trying to record together but the...

By on 01 February 2008

Albarn: 'Working With Allen Was A Bad Idea'

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has scrapped plans to duet with pop star LILY ALLEN - because working with the singer would be a "bad idea". Albarn invited the Smile star to his recording studio...

Albarn Rules Out Blur Reunion

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has ruled out a reunion with his ex-bandmates - because they "hate him." The Parklife hitmaker was keen to reunite onstage with Dave Rowntree, Alex James and Graham Coxon, but...

Alex James Blames Damon Albarn For Delaying Blur Reunion

Blur bassist Alex James has blamed Damon Albarn for delaying plans for a band reunion.The Britpop legends have long planned to reform only for individual members to then publicly express distaste at the idea of...

By on 30 January 2008

Shortlist Nominees Announced

Klaxons, Kings of Leon and Feist have been named among the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Prize.The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given to Damien...

By on 03 January 2008

Albarn Slams Celeb Culture

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has slammed the UK's celebrity culture, saying it "sends out all the wrong messages".Albarn told BBC Radio Four that television programmes like Big Brother and the X Factor have...

By on 28 December 2007

Albarn To Guest Edit Bbc Radio Show

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has signed up to guest edit an episode of BBC radio show TODAY over the Christmas (07) holiday period. The Beetlebum singer will use the opportunity to investigate how the U.K....

Kano To Duet With Albarn

British rapper KANO has enlisted the help of BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN to produce his upcoming single. The hip-hop star's next track, Feel Free, will feature guest vocals from the Gorillaz creator. And Kano insists...

Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

By on 08 October 2007

The Verve Announce Second Tour

Reformed band the Verve have announced a second set of UK dates for their reunion tour.The Wigan group announced in June 2007 that they were "getting back together for the joy of music", eight years...

By on 03 October 2007

Albarn's Driving Test Failure

BLUR singer DAMON ALBARN has failed to pass his driving theory test - because he has trouble with the multiple choice answers. The 39-year-old rocker has already taken the written test five times without success....

Coxon: 'Blur Reunion Depends On Albarn'

British band BLUR will only reunite if frontman DAMON ALBARN can scale down his hectic schedule, according to his former bandmate GRAHAM COXON. The guitarist agreed to reunite with his former bandmates after leaving...

Latitude Revellers Prepare For Fiery Finish

Revellers at Latitude festival will see the Rapture, Jarvis Cocker and Arcade Fire close this year's festival in somewhat damp conditions.Tonight's headliners will close the three-day Suffolk festival after yesterday's pleasant summery conditions were ideally...

By on 15 July 2007

Blur To 'Record Together In September'

Blur could possibly reunite in their original line-up and record together for the first time since 1999.In comments made to the NME, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree said that a period in September has been set...

By on 14 July 2007

Albarn Questions Australian Logic

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN has poured scorn on the Australian government's decision to ban SNOOP DOGG, insisting it will only serve to raise the rapper's profile even more. The hip-hop star has been denied entry...

Standing Ovation For Albarn Opera

DAMON ALBARN's opening night fears were laid to rest on Thursday (28Jun07) when his circus opera was met with a standing ovation. The former Blur star's self-penned work Monkey: A Journey To The West premiered...

Monkey Opera Opens Manchester Festival

Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West opened the Manchester international festival last night.The Blur front man composed the music for the show, which features the character of Monkey based on the Chinese legend of...

By on 29 June 2007

Albarn Terrified By Opera Debut

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is so terrified by the debut performance of his self-penned opera, he's been having nightmares about the opening night. The singer, whose opera Monkey: A Journey To The West premieres...

Ozzy Named Mojo 'Icon'

Veteran rock star Ozzy Osbourne triumphed at last night's Mojo awards, being crowned icon of the year at the music prize ceremony.Fellow rocker Alice Cooper joined the Black Sabbath vocalist in the line up of...

By on 19 June 2007

Wilson Blasts Albarn For Album Rant

LATEST: KAISER CHIEFS' frontman RICKY WILSON has hit back at DAMON ALBARN after the BLUR frontman called their new album "empty". Albarn compared the Kaiser Chiefs new album Yours Truly Angry Mob to Blur's much...

Noel Monkeys Around At 40

Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher received a cheeky gift for his 40th birthday in the shape of a monkey.Rock's elder statesman received a number of outlandish gifts for his birthday, marking another milestone for the guitarist...

By on 29 May 2007

Albarn Hates First And Fourth Blur Records

Blur frontman DAMON ALBARN is amazed the band became British pop legends - because their first two albums are "awful". With rivals Oasis, The Country House hitmakers ruled the UK charts in the 1990s, but...

Gorillaz To Quit After Film

Grammy-winning animated rockers GORILLAZ will quit after appearing in a movie, to be directed by TERRY GILLIAM and scored by frontman DAMON ALBARN. Albarn has confirmed Gorillaz have released their last ever album and will...

Albarn Turns Radio Dj

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is turning his hand to DJ-ing with a two-hour radio show. The singer, currently fronting THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN, will host the slot on Britain's XFM on...

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