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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...

Gorillaz Ape Royal Speech

DAMON ALBARN's animated rockers GORILLAZ are set to poke fun at a British festive tradition as they produce an alternative to QUEEN ELIZABETH II's speech this Christmas (05). The comic address - screened on...

Brown Amused By Ryder's Tongue-twister

British rocker IAN BROWN has poked fun at former HAPPY MONDAYS singer SHAUN RYDER, for his inability to sing the word "there" on a GORILLAZ track. DAMON ALBARN's virtual band invited Ryder to sing...

Albarn Firth And Yorke Line Up For Charity

DAMON ALBARN, COLIN FIRTH and RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE have covered themselves in farm produce and posed for a series of photographs in a bid to highlight the issue of fair trade. As part...

Blur Cancel Intimate London Gig

British rockers BLUR have cancelled a London live show because they don't feel ready to perform on stage yet. Remaining members DAMON ALBARN, ALEX JAMES and DAVE ROWNTREE - guitarist GRAHAM COXON was sacked...

Bassist Confirms Blur Album

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has confirmed the British rockers will begin recording a new album this month (DEC05) - even though he finds reunions with remaining bandmates DAMON ALBARN and DAVE ROWNTREE stressful. The...

New Damon Albarn Album Isnt Gorillaz Or Blur

DJ DANGER MOUSE is producing DAMON ALBARN's new record in London and it isn't with GORILLAZ or BLUR. New York based producer DANGER MOUSE tells PENTHOUSE MAGAZINE (US) I’m working on another record with DAMON ALBARN...

Albarn Fears All-star Show Might Not Work

BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is terrified this week's (begs1NOV05) gigs with virtual supergroup GORILLAZ may be too much of a logistical nightmare to pull off. DE LA SOUL, ROOTS MANUVA, HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN...

Gallagher Taunts Balding Albarn

NOEL GALLAGHER has launched a new attack on arch-nemesis DAMON ALBARN, this time ridiculing the GORILLAZ frontman's thinning hair. The OASIS guitarist has been feuding with Albarn since they both found britpop stardom in...

Albarn: 'Blur Died Without Coxon'

DAMON ALBARN turned his back on rockers BLUR because he hated performing without guitarist GRAHAM COXON, who left to pursue a solo career. The rocker, who now plays with animated band GORILLAZ, struggled through...

Albarn Struggles To Multi-task

DAMON ALBARN is terrified of going on tour with BLUR, because following the departure of guitarist GRAHAM COXON he will be expected to sing and play at the same time. Albarn, who is currently...

Gorillaz Will Perform Live At Ema Awards

GORILLAZ will draw on the wonders of modern technology to bring the animated band to life they appear live on stage at the Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Portugal on 3 November (05). The...

Albarn And Ryder Grow Moustaches For 'Dare'

Pop stars DAMON ALBARN and SHAUN RYDER both grew unattractive moustaches to match each other in a dare. The pair agreed to cultivate their facial hair while collaborating on GORILLAZ single DARE. HAPPY...

Gorillaz Equal Oasis' Success At Q Awards

GORILLAZ walked away from today's (10OCT05) Q Awards ceremony in London with two awards, equalling Oasis' success earlier in the day. Animated band Gorillaz, fronted by BLUR star DAMON ALBARN, took home gongs for...

Gorillaz Sell Out Five Nights At Opera House

An all-star tribute to BLUR star DAMON ALBARN's virtual supergroup GORILLAZ has become one of the most successful sell-outs in Manchester, England's history. DE LA SOUL, ROOTS MANUVA, HAPPY MONDAYS star SHAUN RYDER and...

Albarn: 'People Still Don't Realise I'm Gorillaz'

DAMON ALBARN is amazed people still don't realise he is the musician behind animated band GORILLAZ. The truth behind the CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers is the worst kept secret in pop - but some people...

Blur Go Back To Basics

Celebrated Britpop band BLUR have described their forthcoming album as unambitious punk rock, because they lack a talented guitarist following GRAHAM COXON's refusal to rejoin the group Modest frontman DAMON ALBARN wants fans to...

Gorillaz Snatch UK Number One Singles Spot From Oasis

GORILLAZ have jumped straight in at the top of the UK singles chart with DARE, knocking OASIS' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE off the number one spot and down to number five. In what...

Albarn: 'Forget About Blur'

British singer DAMON ALBARN is thrilled with the anonymity he enjoys as a member of animated band GORILLAZ, because he has been able to reinvent himself. The star collaborated with illustrator JAMIE HEWITT to...

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