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Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage

Damon Albarn was carried off stage when he refused to finish a five-hour long show.The 47-year-old rocker was performing with his African Express project at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark when he got so into...

Blur's Damon Albarn Has To Be Carried Off Stage After Mammoth Five Hour Set

Blur frontman Damon Albarn just didn’t know when to call it a night on Saturday evening and ending up being carried from the stage after playing a five-hour set. Albarn embarked on the lengthly set...

Damon Albarn's Musical Hasn't Received A Positive Reception From Critics

Just days after Blur frontman Damon Albarn declared that his latest project wonder.land would be "a little controversial", critics have chosen to disagree and have instead branded the storybook inspired musical "disappointing".Directed by National Theatre’s...

Damon Albarn's Alice In Wonderland Musical Savaged By Critics

The Blur frontman unveiled his latest theatre project, titled wonder.land and based on Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, at the Manchester International Festival in England on Thursday (02Jul15). However, the...

Damon Albarn Travelled To North Korea For Musical Research

The Blur frontman has written a new stage version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and he originally planned for the show to be set in the heavily militarised Asian country....

Alex James: I'm Up For More Blur Music

Alex James is ''up for'' making more music with Blur.The bassist has teased the band could continue to work on more material together after they recently reformed to release their first studio album in 12...

Blur Prove They're Well And Truly Back With Hit Packed Bst Hyde Park Set

Blur showed they haven't missed a beat since their BritPop heyday on Saturday night when they played a hit packed set at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park. The gig began with singer Damon...

Blur's Damon Albarn Hands Out Ice Creams

Damon Albarn handed out ice creams to fans at Blur's headline performance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Saturday night (20.06.15).The 'Song 2' hitmaker's dished out the tasty treat to those...

Blur's Alex James Loves 'Smoking Hot' Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is ''smoking hot''.The Britpop band's bassist has praised the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker saying she is ''bigger'' than ''anyone ever'' and Alex - who has children, Sable, Beatrix, Artemis,...

Damon Albarn Recovers From Throat Problems To Headline U.k. Festival

The singer reportedly came close to cancelling the band's headline slot at the music event after he lost his voice on Friday (12Jun15), but decided to go ahead with the show at the...

Noel Gallagher Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

The bands were formerly chart enemies and their fight was dubbed "The Battle of Britpop" in their 1990s heyday, but Gallagher has now insisted he is on board for a duet if the...

Damon Albarn Backs Russell Brand On Politics

The Blur frontman agrees with the Get Him to the Greek star that the U.K.'s political system needs an overhaul and admits he was dismayed when more than one million people marching through...

Damon Albarn: 'I Was Terrified Of Tony Blair'

The Blur frontman was introduced to the Labour Party leader as he wooed celebrities for their backing ahead of the 1997 general election, which Blair went on to win with a landslide....

Damon Albarn: Blur's Album Like An Accidental Pregnancy

Damon Albarn has compared Blur's new album to an accidental pregnancy.The 47-year-old singer-songwriter admitted the band - which also features Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James - had no plans to make a new...

Adele's Album Delayed

Adele's album has been delayed until September.The 'Skyfall' singer had been expected to bring out her third LP - the long-awaited follow-up to 2011's '21' - this spring but the release has been pushed back...

Blur To Play Free Show In New York On Friday

To support the release of their new album The Magic Whip, Blur have announced that they’ll be playing a free concert in New York later this week on May 1st.The British group, promoting their first...

Benedict Cumberbatch Buys £7k Kick Ass-inspired Statue

Benedict Cumberbatch has spent £7000 on a replica of a statue seen in 'Kick Ass 2'.The 'Atonement' star commissioned the sculpture - a copy of the figurine of a boy soldier which features in scenes...

Early Reviews Show Blur's Comeback Album 'The Magic Whip' Is A Tasty Treat For Fans

The countdown until the release of Blur’s much anticipated comeback album is on and the early reviews are showing this one will be well worth the wait for fans. The Magic Whip is the band’s...

Alex James Praises Florence Welch

The Libertines will release details of their new album ''soon''.The band - made up of Carl Barat, John Hassall, Gary Powell and Pete Doherty - have recently been working on the follow-up to their self-titled...

De La Soul Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Album

The Me, Myself, and I hitmakers haven't released a studio record since 2004's The Grind Date, and they're calling on fans to help fund their latest project on Kickstarter.com. The group launched...

Graham Coxon's 'Telepathic' Connection

Graham Coxon has a ''telepathic'' connection with Damon Albarn.The Blur guitarist believes the pair have developed a unique way to collaborate thanks to their awareness of each other through years of making music together.He said:...

Blur Underwent Therapy Before Regrouping In 2009

Guitarist Graham Coxon admits he and his bandmates sought professional help to ease tensions between them. Coxon, who quit the group in 2002, says, "Although we shoved it all aside when we...

Blur To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Blur will headline Isle of Wight Festival.The Britpop band have been confirmed as the headliners for the Saturday night of the festival, with the band promising the show will be ''different'' to their previous performances.Guitarist...

Blur's New Album Was An Apology From Graham To Damon

Blur's new album is an apology from Graham Coxon to Damon Albarn.The guitarist worked with producer Stephen Street to transform shelved recording sessions the band undertook in Japan in 2013 into tracks for 'The Magic...

Blur Guitarist Graham Coxon Talks About 'The Magic Whip' Recording Sessions

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon revealed that he agreed to record the new Blur album partly out of guilt left over from his original departure from the band in 2002. Coxon left the group during the...

New Blur Song Inspired By Sydney Siege

The British rocker was in the city in December (14) for a show at the Sydney Opera House when a gunman took over the Lindt cafe and held 17 people hostage. Albarn...

Blur Debut New Album 'The Magic Whip' In Full During Intimate Fanclub Gig

Blur played their upcoming The Magic Whip album in its entirety last night, during a special fanclub-only gig at London club Mode. 300 of the band’s most dieheard fans were in attendance for the intimate...

Blur Announce Exclusive 'The Magic Whip' Performance

Blur have announced a one-off live performance of their new album 'The Magic Whip'. The 'Parklife' hitmakers - made up of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist and vocalist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave...

Blur Announce First Album In 11 Years

Blur have announced the release of their first album in 11 years. The rock band - made up of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist and vocalist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree -...

Adele Working With New Producer Emile Haynie

Adele is working with Emile Haynie.The 26-year-old chart-topper has added another name to the list of people she has enlisted to work on her third studio album, with Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' producer...

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