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Damon Albarn: Noel Gallagher Is 'Hilarious'

Damon Albarn thinks Noel Gallagher is ''hilarious''.The blur frontman had a vicious rivalry with the Oasis rocker and his bandmates during the 1990s but relations between the pair have now thawed and they now enjoy...

Gorillaz To Take Up Whole Of 2016 For Damon Albarn

Jamie Hewlett has promised ''2016 is going to be Gorillaz all year''.The comic creator has revealed he's once again teamed up with his collaborator Damon Albarn to revive the virtual band with the intention of...

Jamie Hewlett Confirms New Gorillaz Album And 2016 Plans

Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that Gorillaz will soon be returning with a new album. The artist who is preparing to host an exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery, titled The Suggetionists, said the band are planning...

Damon Albarn Makes Surprise Appearance At Dismaland

The gig took place in Weston-super-Mare, England on Friday (25Sep15), where the artist's Disney-inspired 'bemusement park' is based. The installation featured work from Banksy and other artists including Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer....

Q Awards Nominations Renew Blur And Noel Gallagher Rivalry

An old mid-1990s Britpop battle has been reignited as Blur and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are up against each other in the Best Album category - Blur for The Magic Whip, and...

Blur Didn't Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World

Blur have never wanted to be the ''biggest band in the world''.The 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers - who released their first album since 2003, 'The Magic Whip', earlier this year - think they have been...

Damon Albarn Slams Adele's New Album Tracks

The Blur frontman worked with the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker on five tracks for the much-delayed follow-up to her 2011 record 21, but he is certain they will be rejected from the...

Damon Albarn Plays Elephant Song To Animal Inspiration

The Blur frontman wrote Mr. Tembo about an orphaned calf he met in the country during his travels and the song was included on his 2014 album Everyday Robots. He has now...

Damon Albarn Confirms New Gorillaz Record

Damon Albarn is planning a new Gorillaz album.The 47-year-old star has revealed he is set to start recording the group's new record in September as a follow-up to 2011's 'The Fall', scheduled for a 2016...

Blur's Alex James 'Proud' Of Damon Albarn's Five Hour Set

Blur's Alex James is ''proud'' of Damon Albarn for playing a five hour set.The frontman of the rock group had to be escorted off the stage by security when he refused to end the show...

Damon Albarn Escorted Offstage For Refusing To End Set

The Blur frontman took to the stage for a headline show with his musical collective Africa Express and five hours later, Albarn was still performing so the festival organisers asked him to finish...

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...

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