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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 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...

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...

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