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Independent Record Stores Fight Back

Over 50 independent record shops across the UK participated in the day, with special events planned in some stores, including gigs and exclusive vinyl and CD releases.In addition, the Rough Trade chain of stores revived...

By on 18 April 2009

Womack Signs Up For Gorillaz

DAMON ALBARN has landed a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee on his new GORILLAZ album after inviting soul man BOBBY WOMACK to record with him. Womack, who entered the Hall of Fame as part...

Blur Confirm Glastonbury Show

Britpop giants Blur have confirmed they are set to reunite ahead of this summer's Glastonbury festival, where they will play as one of the headline acts.Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, lead singer Damon Albarn...

By on 01 March 2009

Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this...

By on 27 February 2009

Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

By on 05 February 2009

Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

Alex James has admitted he passed on signing COLDPLAY to his record label in the 1990s because he did not think they were anything special.Chris Martin's band have gone on to be one of the...

By on 23 January 2009

Albarn 'Concerned About Blur Shows'

Damon Albarn has confessed to being concerned about BLUR'S reunion shows, in case they are not up to scratch.The iconic Britpop band recently announced they will be reforming for two shows in London's Hyde Park...

By on 19 January 2009

Albarn's Reunion Fears

BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is worried the band will struggle to replicate their 1990s success when they reunite this summer (09). The Britpop pioneers announced in December (08) they would return for a series of...

Radio 1 Names Guest Hosts For Zane Lowe Show

Lily Allen, Damon Albarn and the Prodigy are among the celebrities set to take over Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show for a fortnight in January.With the Kiwi presenter taking a two-week holiday this month, Radio...

By on 06 January 2009

Bun 'Reunited Blur'

BLUR frontman Damon Albarn has revealed the all-important catalyst that led to the reunion of the seminal Britpop band – a bun.The much-missed band recently announced they will be reforming for two shows in London's...

By on 30 December 2008

Blur Top Myspace Survey

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers were the most listened to act on social networking website MySpace...

Jarvis Cocker To Edit Today Programme

JARVIS COCKER has been confirmed as one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.The former PULP frontman will use the programme to discuss financial issues and the complications that have arisen from...

By on 12 December 2008

Blur Bonds Over Youtube Footage

DAMON ALBARN and GRAHAM COXON decided to reform BLUR after watching footage of their old performances on the Internet. The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that began when...

Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

By on 09 December 2008

Allen's Embarrassing Moment

Singer LILY ALLEN accidentally flashed her breasts at former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN after a disastrous recording session. The pair was scheduled to record a track together in February (08) but after a long day...

Gallagher Brands Albarn Feud 'Pathetic'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has heaped praise on rock rival DAMON ALBARN - branding the former BLUR frontman a "great artist". The pair famously swapped insults during their 1990s Britpop heyday, with the feud boiling...

Blur Planning 2009 'Rehearsals'

DAMON ALBARN has confirmed the members of BLUR are heading back to the recording studio in 2009 - to see if they can salvage their relationship. The Britpop band spiralled downwards after guitarist Graham Coxon...

Blur Reunion On The Cards?

DAMON ALBARN has hinted he is to reunite British rockers BLUR after spending time with his former bandmate GRAHAM COXON. The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, with bandmembers working on side projects...

V V Brown Annouces UK Tour

New upcoming songstress V V BROWN has just left for Lagos, after an invitation from DAMON ALBARN to perform on his African Express adventure. V V Brown will also be performing at the London African...

Rufus Wainwright's Opera To Premiere In UK

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has penned his debut opera, which is set to premiere in Manchester next July.PRIMA DONNA is being produced in partnership with Opera North and will tell the story of a fading Parisian opera...

By on 13 October 2008

Coxon Vows To Save Blur

Former BLUR bandmates DAMON ALBARN and GRAHAM COXON are at war again - this time over whether or not the British rock band will reunite. Albarn recently called time on the Park Life hitmakers, telling...

Gorillaz To Return From Retirement For Sixth Album

DAMON ALBARN is bringing his band GORILLAZ out of retirement for a sixth album, just months after announcing the CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers were finished for good. The former Blur frontman reveals he and co-creator Jamie...

Albarn Demands Music Education In Schools

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has called upon the British government to force children to be taught music in school - to encourage the next generation of budding rock stars. The singer/songwriter, who studied classical...

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

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