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Ordinary Boys Blasted For Pulling Out Of Charity Gig

SAMUEL PRESTON of British band THE ORDINARY BOYS has been slammed for pulling out of charity gig because his fee wasn't high enough. The singer's manager allegedly demanded several thousands of pounds for the band...

Simonon Left Battered And Bruised After Leaving Wife

Former THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON was left with two black eyes and a battered nose after reportedly dumping his wife TRICIA earlier this month (06). The LONDON CALLING star, who is a member of...

Blur To Reunite For One Last Album?

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is confident the British band will reform for one final album, after holding talks with estranged guitarist GRAHAM COXON. Coxon parted ways with James, frontman and GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN, and...

Gallagher's Son Loves Rival's Music

LIAM GALLAGHER's young son GENE is a huge fan of animated band GORILLAZ - the creation of his dad's arch-rival DAMON ALBARN. Gallagher's band OASIS and Albarn's BLUR battled to top the UK singles chart...

The Good, The Bad And The Queen Make London Live Debut

Former Blur stat DAMON ALBARN's new group THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN made their live London debut last night (26OCT06) in front of a celeb-pack audience. The group - which consists of Albarn,...

Graham Coxon: 'I'm Better Than Blur'

Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON insists a reunion with the band would be pointless, as his solo material is "better than Blur." The COFFEE AND TV star's comments could refuel the row between himself...

Albarn To Premiere New Project At Electric Proms

GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN will premiere his collaboration with former THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON during the BBC's Electric Proms season in October (06). The former BLUR frontman recently teamed up with Simonon, THE VERVE's...

Simonon Feels The Bass

CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON agreed to join DAMON ALBARN's new band THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN after falling for the BLUR frontman's bassline. Albarn formed the supergroup - which will include THE VERVE's...

Albarn Calls For Revolution

GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN has called for a popular revolution to overthrow fundamentalist leaders in a bid to avoid World War Three. The FEEL GOOD INC hitmaker, who is an outspoken global campaigner against poverty...

Ice Cube To Produce Next Gorillaz Album?

GORILLAZ frontman DAMON ALBARN has met with ICE CUBE to discuss the possibility of the rap legend producing the animated band's next album. The odd couple booked a VIP room at London's Chinawhite club to...

Mason Proud To Be An Influence

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON is flattered the band have left such a lasting legacy on music and inspired other acts to follow in their experimental footsteps. The rockers are credited with influencing bands like...

Weinstein To Produce Gorillaz Movie

Hollywood movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN is in talks with BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN to produce a GORILLAZ movie. The former Miramax head visited Albarn and co-Gorillaz creator, artist JAMIE HEWLETT, to discuss a possible film...

Coldplay Out In The Cold At Novellos

COLDPLAY are in shock after failing to pick up one honour at last night's (24MAY06) prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, despite being hotly-tipped to win in three categories. The CHRIS MARTIN-fronted band had been nominated for...

Gorillaz Founder Is Designer Of The Year

GORILLAZ co-founder JAMIE HEWLETT has won Britain's prestigious Designer Of The Year award. Hewlett scooped the gong and a $45,000 (GBP25,000) prize for conceiving all the animated group's graphics, "personal mythology" and "live" performances. Hewlett...

Albarn Hit Out At Rock 'Do-gooders'

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN is fed-up of "hypocritical" rock stars who campaign for human rights, because he believes they are only increasing their own star power. Albarn, who is currently establishing a charity programme to...

Gorillaz Win Web Award

Animated group GORILLAZ have won more accolades for their technological talents, picking up a Webby Award alongside the likes of networking website MySpace.com and internet co-inventor DR ROBERT KAHN. The band, created by BLUR frontman...

Albarn Jokes Of Gallagher Collaboration

DAMON ALBARN has jokingly asked his rock rival LIAM GALLAGHER to appear on the next GORILLAZ album - depending on "how OASIS does in the next 12 months". Albarn famously feuded with the Gallaghers when...

Splitting Gorillaz To Release Autobiography

Animated band Gorillaz will mark their split later this year (06) by releasing a tell-all autobiography. Each member of the supergroup, fronted by DAMON ALBARN, will contributed to the illustrated book, due out in October....

Gorillaz Plan Las Vegas Finale

Animated rock act GORILLAZ are planning an ambitious final run of shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, before splitting later this year (06). The group, founded by BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN and animator JAMIE HEWLETT, have...

Albarn: 'I Don't Want To Be The Star'

GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN is happier than ever working behind the scenes with the animated hitmakers, because he found being a frontman difficult to deal with. Albarn, who scored numerous hits on the UK charts...

Albarn's Ageing Supergroup

DAMON ALBARN is already planning his first post-GORILLAZ project - a supergroup made of ageing rock veterans. Albarn - who this week revealed the animated group's most recent album DEMON DAYS will be its last...

Albarn: 'I'll Never Forget Coxon'

British rocker DAMON ALBARN regrets falling out with ex-BLUR bandmate GRAHAM COXON - and wishes they could play a gig together to bring their partnership to an amicable conclusion. The GORILLAZ mastermind understands the guitarist...

Gorillaz Hint At Las Vegas Stint

LATEST: GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN is planning to retire the animated band with a series of huge shows in entertainment mecca Las Vegas, Nevada. The DIRTY HARRY group, who performed a five night residency at...

Albarn Throws Doubt Over Gorillaz Future

GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN has expressed doubt the animated band will ever record another album. The DIRTY HARRY group, who tonight (APR06) perform the last in a five night residency at Harlem's Apollo Theater in...

Gorillaz Nyc Gig Hits Problems

Animated band GORILLAZ' first sell-out show in New York City was ruined this weekend (02APR06) when technical problems forced ambitious visuals to be scrapped at the last minute. The DAMON ALBARN project, billed as a...

New Blur Album To Rival Foo Fighters

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES insists their upcoming album is so strong, rockers THE FOO FIGHTERS will "wet their pants" when they hear it. James, DAMON ALBARN and drummer DAVE ROWNTREE have been working on their...

Coxon: 'Blur Were Becoming Bulls**T'

GRAHAM COXON is glad he left BLUR when he did, because the band's music was turning into "bloated anthemic bulls**t". The guitarist quit in 2002 because of what he later revealed to be a drinking...

Coxon Blames Ex-bandmates For Split

Ex-BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON blames his former bandmates for not noticing his alcoholism and helping him. Coxon quit the group in 2002 after his relationship with DAMON ALBARN, ALEX JAMES and DAVE ROWNTREE collapsed. He...

Gorillaz Hit The Small Screen

Animated hitmakers GORILLAZ are planning to star in their own TV cartoon series. The DIRTY HARRY stars, fronted by BLUR singer DAMON ALBARN, can't wait to get the show off the ground. An insider tells...

Mills Mccartney Supports Landmine Charity Auction

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's campaigning wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY has helped launch a celebrity shoe auction to raise money for a landmine charity. The former model displayed some of the 80 pairs of shoes to be...

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