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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...

Fascinating Fact 3469

An opera penned by GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN opens on Wednesday evening (27Jun07) as part of the Manchester International Festival in England. Monkey: Journey To The West, which is based on the legendary tale of...

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

The Things They Say 4669

"He doesn't get out enough and I know this is a bit out of order, but who in their right mind would've married a one-legged brass?" DAMON ALBARN on SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY....

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...

The Things They Say 4637

"We're never a dull moment, me and Paul. Both like black music, both know what it's like to be too pretty for your own good when you're young. I love him." THE GOOD, THE BAD...

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...

Albarn Excited About Hammersmith Palais Show

British rocker DAMON ALBARN is excited by the prospect of playing the penultimate gig at legendary London venue Hammersmith Palais - as it will be the first time he performs there. Albarn's band THE GOOD,...

Albarn: 'Oasis Deserve More'

British rocker DAMON ALBARN was stunned by OASIS' decision to accept an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at last month's (14FEB07) Brit Awards - insisting the band "deserves better". THE GOOD, THE BAD +...

Albarn Challenges Gallagher To Campaign For Greenpeace

British rocker DAMON ALBARN has challenged his former rival NOEL GALLAGHER to show his worth - by campaigning for Greenpeace. OASIS star Gallagher, who infamously said he wished Albarn would die of AIDS at the...

The Good, The Bad + The Queen To Close Legendary Venue

THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN will be the last band to play at the Hammersmith Palais before the final curtain falls on the legendary London venue later this month (07). The DAMON ALBARN-fronted...

The Good, The Bad + The Queen To Close Legendary Venue

THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN will be the last band to play at the Hammersmith Palais before the final curtain falls on the legendary London venue later this month (07). The DAMON ALBARN-fronted...

Albarn Writes Music For Opera

GORILLAZ and BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is writing the score for an opera called MONKEY: A JOURNEY TO THE WEST. The British singer-songwriter has urged fans to buy tickets for the show, insisting it will...

Albarn Hints At Coxon Reunion

LATEST: DAMON ALBARN has fuelled rumours of a BLUR reunion with GRAHAM COXON by revealing he's in "a collaborative mood". Coxon quit during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and swore he...

Albarn And Massive Attack Launch Anti-bomb Website

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN and British electronic group MASSIVE ATTACK have launched a new website opposing the UK government's move to buy more nuclear weapons. The music stars have launched no-bomb.com - a website exhibiting...

Gallagher: 'I Respect Albarn'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER admits he has a "lot of respect" for his former rival DAMON ALBARN, but is convinced the BLUR frontman still believes he thinks he's a "c**t". Gallagher, who infamously said he...

Blur Reunion Moves Closer

LATEST: Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON has staged a dramatic U-turn by conceding he's considering reuniting with the band. Coxon quit during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and swore he would...

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

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...