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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...

Damon Albarn Scoring Alice In Wonderland Inspired Musical

Damon Albarn is scoring an 'Alice in Wonderland' musical.The Blur frontman has announced his debut musical 'wonder.land' will be based on the Lewis Carroll novel and will open at the Olivier Theatre on London's South...

Damon Albarn Reworks Alice In Wonderland For The Stage

British rocker Damon Albarn has reworked Alice In Wonderland for a stage show.The Blur frontman has branched out into writing theatre shows in recent years, and his latest project is a new production based on...

Damon Albarn Joins Campaign To Save Local Pub

British rocker Damon Albarn has thrown his support behind a campaign to save a bar in the area where he grew up.The former Blur frontman wants to save the Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone, east London,...

Damon Albarn Cancels Sydney Show Amid Siege Drama

British rocker Damon Albarn's show in Sydney, Australia on Monday night (15Dec14) was cancelled amid a dramatic hostage-taking in the city.A number of streets in central Sydney were evacuated on Monday morning and packed with...

Adele Making Pop Album

Adele is working on a pop-orientated album.The 26-year-old star has enlisted the help of hit pop producer Greg Kurstin to work on her highly anticipated third album, which suggests the record may be a lot...

Gary Barlow: Take That And Robbie Like Blur And Oasis

Gary Barlow has compared Take That's chart battle with Robbie Williams to the feud between Blur and Oasis.The 43-year-old singer-songwriter has spoken out following the news his band Take That's first album since the departure...

Adele Helped By Damon Albarn

Adele has turned to Damon Albarn for help with her new album.The 'Skyfall' hitmaker met with the Blur frontman at his west London recording studio earlier this week in the hope he will collaborate with...

Bombay Bicycle Club Think Band Name Is 'Silly'

Jack Steadman wishes Bombay Bicycle Club had a different name.The four-piece band formed under the name The Canals when Jack was just 15, but soon adopted their current name which the frontman now thinks is...

Sinead O'connor Blasts Band Aid 30 Critics

Sinead O'Connor thinks Band Aid 30 critics should ''shut the f**k up''.The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' hitmaker was one of the artists who appears on the new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time?'...

Damon Albarn Questions Band Aid 30

Damon Albarn has questioned whether Band Aid 30 is a suitable way of tackling Ebola.The 46-year-old musician is one of few public figures to hit out at the charity single - which features a wide...

Damon Albarn Brings Out Surprise Guests For Royal Albert Hall Gig

Rocker Damon Albarn surprised fans at a gig in London on Saturday (15Nov14) by bringing musical guests, including veteran producer Brian Eno, onstage.The former Blur frontman performed at the Royal Albert Hall and brought out...

Young Fathers Win Mercury Prize

Young Fathers have won the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Edinburgh-based hip-hop group's debut studio album, 'Dead,' was declared the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months at a star-studded ceremony at The...

Kate Tempest Is 'In Love' With Music

Kate Tempest was honoured to be nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize because she has been ''in love'' with music her entire life.The 28-year-old poet-and-rapper lost out on the prestigious award - which recognises the...

Damon Albarn Promises New Albums

Damon Albarn is releasing new albums with both Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.The 46-year-old musician is busy with several projects, including a West End theatre musical adaptation of a children's book...

Damon Albarn Apologises On Behalf Of Britain For Top Gear Blunder

Damon Albarn has offered fans in Argentina an apology for the behaviour of his countrymen, who were chased out of the nation for appearing to poke fun at the 1982 Falklands conflict during a recent...

Gerard Way Beat Depression With Solo Album

Gerard Way's new solo album helped him overcome his battle with depression.The musician has revealed his morale was at an all time low after his former band released their hit LP 'The Black Parade' and...

Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations

The 24th edition of the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize is due to be held on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.Last week we brought you our analysis of who we thought would make the dozen-strong...

East India Youth Is Smart Bet For 'Mercury Music Awards' 2014

The debut solo album from Damon Albarn has been nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014. The list of nominees - better than last year but still mostly uninspiring - also includes Kate Tempest,...

Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Got Driving Thrill In Turkey

Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman drove his first car in Turkey while he was writing the band's latest album.The group's LP 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' has been nominated for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury...

Damon Albarn And Royal Blood Are Favourites For 2014 Mercury Prize

Rocker Damon Albarn and duo Royal Blood have emerged as the favourites for this year's (14) coveted Mercury Prize in Britain.The former Blur frontman's debut solo project, Everybody Robots, and Royal Blood's self-titled release are...

Alex James Doubtful Over Blur's Future

Alex James doesn't know if Blur will collaborate together in the future.The 'Song 2' hitmakers - comprising bassist Alex, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and singer Damon Albarn - reformed in 2009 and have...

Damon Albarn Doesn't Plan Where Songs Will Go

Damon Albarn never writes with a specific project in mind.The 'Beetlebum' singer - who released his debut solo album, 'Everyday Robots', last year and also records with Blur, Gorillaz and his Africa Express collective, as...

Blur Album Axed Because It Was 'Hot' In Hong Kong

Damon Albarn claims Blur never finished their comeback album because it was ''too hot''.The 'Beetlebum' singer and his bandmates gathered at a Hong Kong recording studio last year to set down their first new LP...

Damon Albarn: Rockers Need To Work More

Damon Albarn thinks rock stars need to do more work.The former Blur frontman believes artists should follow his example and put more time into their music rather than waiting for inspiration to pop into their...

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