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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...

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...

Hats Off To The View

Scottish rock band The View are top of the album charts with their debut effort, Hats Off To The Buskers.The four-piece saw off competition from chart veteran Damon Albarn, whose latest effort as part of...

By on 29 January 2007

Simonon Sees No Point In Reforming

Former THE CLASH guitarist PAUL SIMONON will never reform the punk legends, and attacks old bands who get back together. The bassist, now performing with DAMON ALBARN's group THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN,...

Mika And The View Top UK Charts

Pop sensation MIKA tops the UK singles chart for the second week in a row with his hit GRACE KELLY. The newcomer beat JUST JACK's STARZ IN THEIR EYES and MASON's EXCEEDER to second and...

Albarn Snubs Blair

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN has snubbed a party invite from TONY BLAIR, insisting he is no longer a supporter of the British Prime Minister. Albarn, who is also the frontman of BLUR, was staunch supporter...

Albarn Defends Himself Against 'Suspicious' Critics

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is sick of the "suspicion" surrounding his constant changes of musical direction - and insists he's glad to regularly reinvent himself. The PARKLIFE frontman has worked on several musical projects...

Albarn Releases Lost And Found Song

DAMON ALBARN's new album features a song he wrote and gave away during a drunken night out with MARIANNE FAITHFULL. The singer has no recollection of even writing GREENFIELDS, or handing it over to the...

Cocker 'Allowed Back In' After Brits Ban

JARVIS COCKER, once a geeky sex symbol of 90s Britpop and MICHAEL JACKSON antagoniser, is due to return to the BRIT AWARDS after being banned for over ten years.The stringy former PULP lead singer has...

By on 17 January 2007

Albarn Slams Cocker's 'Disturbing' Stage Antics

DAMON ALBARN has blasted former PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER, branding his antics during MICHAEL JACKSON's performance at the 1996 Brit Awards "disturbing". Jackson was performing EARTH SONG at the awards ceremony surrounded by worshipping...

Albarn Inspired By Racial Mix

DAMON ALBARN's new album was inspired by the rich racial mix in his London neighbourhood and his hatred of racist stereotypes promoted by politicians. Albarn teamed with former THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON to form...

Albarn Won't End Ten Year Feud With Gallagher

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is refusing to make peace with longtime rival, OASIS' NOEL GALLAGHER - because it will mean the end of an era. The pair have been feuding since both bands launched in...

Are Blur And The Furries Back?

This week could see another resurgence in Britpop bands, after recent reports that BLUR could be reforming gather pace.After a flurry of rumours that the famous rivals of OASIS in the 90s could be getting...

By on 08 December 2006

Coxon Discusses Blur Reunion With James

LATEST: Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON has discussed rejoining the band with bassist ALEX JAMES, four years after quitting the PARKLIFE hitmakers. Coxon left during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and...

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