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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...

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn Is Thankful Of "Brave" Festival

Damon Albarn isn’t exactly a stranger to playing in front of huge crowds at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, so hearing him thank Latitude for giving him a headline slot doesn’t quite add...

Damon Albarn Writing West End Musical

British rocker Damon Albarn is writing a family-friendly stage show.The Blur star has previously worked on two experimental operas, Monkey: Journey to the West and Dr Dee, which debuted in Manchester, England in 2007 and...

Damon Albarn Penning West End Musical

Damon Albarn is writing a West End musical. The former Blur and Gorillaz frontman - who previously wrote the opera 'Dr Dee: An English Opera' - has revealed his latest musical endeavour came as a...

Blur Stage Mini Reunion At Latitude, Delight Audiences

The weather over the weekend may have been unpredictable, but there was one nice surprise in store for revellers at Latitude Festival when Damon Albarn was joined onstage by Blur bandmate Graham Coxon. With a...

Lily Allen To Headline Latitude Festival

Lily Allen has replaced Two Door Cinema Club on the Latitude Festival line-up.The 'Hard Out Here' singer has stepped in to replace the band after it was reported that frontman Alex Trimble was in hospital...

Damon Albarn Pays Tribute To Bobby Womack

Damon Albarn says Bobby Womack will ''never leave'' him.The Blur star has paid tribute to the late musician - who died last month aged 70 - and admitted he has struggled to ''accept that he's...

Damon Albarn: 'I Learned So Much From Bobby Womack'

Damon Albarn will always be grateful to soul star Bobby Womack for sharing his musical knowledge with him in the years before his death.The pair became close friends after the British rocker helped Womack achieve...

Damon Albarn Leads Tributes To Soul Legend Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack's friend and collaborator Damon Albarn has joined stars including Ronnie Wood, Justin Timberlake and Ronald Isley to pay tribute to the soul legend following his death on Friday (27Jun14).The music veteran, who had...

Car Barat: I Want A Career Like Damon Albarn

Carl Barat wants a career like Damon Albarn.The former Dirty Pretty Things frontman has launched a new band, The Jackals, and is currently preparing for a Libertines reunion show in London's Hyde Park later this...

Bastille Love Damon Albarn's Solo Material

Bastille are big fans of Damon Albarn.The 'Pompeii' hitmakers were impressed with the Blur and Gorillaz musician's long-awaited first solo effort, 'Bad Robots', and think his comeback was a stroke of genius.In an interview discussing...

Damon Albarn Confuses Americans

Damon Albarn says Americans are confused by his eclectic career.The 46-year-old star, who has released his solo record 'Everyday Robots', admits he's worked with so many different US acts, but they often don't realise what...

Damon Albarn Read Buddhism Books

Damon Albarn read books on Buddhism when he was bullied at school.The Blur frontman's family moved house from Leytonstone, east London, to rural Essex, south east England, when he was aged nine and after being...

No Heroin, But Damon Albarn Is Still Near His Creative Best With 'Everyday Robots'

Glamourizing drugs is a crime punishable by censorship and criticism, but Damon Albarn’s detractors – the ones who weren’t happy when he said heroin made him more creative – should take one listen to his...

Damon Albarn Wades Intro Drug Legalisation Debate

British rocker Damon Albarn has risked controversy by suggesting all drugs, from highly addictive mind-altering substances to readily available medications, should categorised in the same way.The Blur star, who has previously faced criticism for describing...

Damon Albarn Plays Impromptu Pub Performance

Blur frontman Damon Albarn thrilled drinkers at a pub in London this week (ends27Apr14) by putting on an impromptu performance.The British rocker was enjoying a night out at the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone, east...

Damon Albarn: I Took Heroin In The Studio For Years

Damon Albarn took heroin ''for years'' in the recording studio. The Blur frontman, who claims the drug helped him to be ''creative'', admits he took it for a number of years during the band's height...

Damon Albarn: Heroin Was 'Agreeable'

Damon Albarn found heroin ''very agreeable''. The Blur frontman, who began taking the drug in the 1990s after he came home to find then-girlfriend Justine Frischmann using the illegal substance, and admits it helped him...

Damon Albarn On Drug Abuse (Again): "I Found It Initially Very Agreeable"

Damon Albarn has already told us that heroin was a great source of creativity, for him anyway. And now he’s opened up on his days of drug addiction in a new interview with Time Out...

Damon Albarn Describes Heroin As "Initially, Very Agreeable"

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has controversially claimed that he found Class A drug heroin “initially very agreeable.” The statement comes just a few weeks after Albarn admitted he felt that the drug helped his productivity...

Damon Albarn Describes Taking Heroin As "Very Agreeable And Very Creative"

Damon Albarn seems to show no regrets of being a past heroin user.The 46 year-old musician recently described taking the class A drug as "very agreeable and very creative".Albarn, who was a massive influence during...

Damon Albarn Defends Heroin Remarks

Damon Albarn has defended pro-heroin remarks he made in a recent interview, insisting he won't be apologising for revealing the drug helped him creatively.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman stunned fans and critics alike earlier this...

James Blunt In Remarkable Tirade Against Damon Albarn. Plums Are Involved.

Being incredibly posh and remarkably privileged is okay, according to James Blunt – who just so happens to be incredibly posh and remarkably privileged – as long as you own up to it. And that’s...

James Blunt: Damon Albarn Hides Posh Roots

James Blunt has accused Damon Albarn of hiding his posh background.The 'Bonfire Heart' hitmaker, who was privately educated at the exclusive Harrow School in north west London, thinks the Blur frontman shouldn't cover up his...

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