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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...

Blur Star Praises Gorillaz

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES adores animated band GORILLAZ , even though he thinks their creator, his bandmate DAMON ALBARN, is a "c**t". James is happy to swallow his pride in the light of the DIRTY...

Gorillaz Go Bananas About Monkey

GORILLAZ creators DAMON ALBARN and JAMIE HEWLETT are writing the score for an operatic production of cult 1970s TV show MONKEY. The project, which will boast Chinese acrobats and members of the acclaimed Peking Opera,...

Gorillaz's Demon Days Goes Live In New York

DE LA SOUL, IKE TURNER and HAPPY MONDAYS singer SHAUN RYDER will join GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN to pay tribute to the animated rock group he formed with cartoonist JAMIE HEWLETT. NENEH CHERRY and ROOTS...

Gorillaz Ditch World Tour Plans

Animated band GORILLAZ have abandoned plans for a world tour, because it costs too much money to bring the cartoon characters to life on a regular basis. The DIRTY HARRY hitmakers - who are...

James Hints At Blur Tension

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is struggling to deal with bandmate DAMON ALBARN's success with his side project GORILLAZ. James is disgruntled Albarn's animated sidekicks have taken the charts by storm, because the DIRTY HARRY...

Albarn Writes Play

BLUR frontman and GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN is developing a play for London's prestigious National Theatre. The FEEL GOOD INC hitmaker, 37, will focus on the diverse musical cultures that have emerged from the...

Gorillaz + Madonna Stun The Grammys

GORILLAZ made Grammy Awards history at Los Angeles' Staples Center last night (08FEB06) when they became the first animated group to open the prize giving. The quirky group, founded by BLUR's DAMON ALBARN and...

Coxon: 'I Don't Miss Albarn'

Former BLUR rocker GRAHAM COXON has launched a scathing attack on his former bandmate DAMON ALBARN, insisting he was never friends with the GORILLAZ star. The guitarist quit the TENDER hitmakers in 2002...

Coxon Slams Blur Reunion Rumours

GRAHAM COXON has rubbished rumours he plans to reunite with BLUR - insisting he has outgrown the band. The guitarist, who quit in 2002, claims there is no truth to reports he has called...

Gallagher Retracts Blur Aids Attack

OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has apologised for wishing AIDS on members of BLUR at the height of the bands' rivalry in the mid-1990s. The WONDERWALL rocker insists he was tricked into making the controversial...

Gorillaz Agree To Do Cribs

Animated band GORILLAZ are opening their front doors to MTV's celebrities-at-home show CRIBS - because they are disgusted at how many other stars have poor taste. The FEEL GOOD hitmakers, created by BLUR star...

Green Day Target Remix Team

Pop rockers GREEN DAY have issued a cease-and-desist order in a bid to stop DJ team DEAN GRAY from making their AMERICAN IDIOT remixes available for download on the net. The duo - who...

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