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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...

Damon Albarn Hints At Noel Gallagher Collaboration

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has teased Britpop fans with the possibility of a collaboration with his former chart rival, Oasis star Noel Gallagher.The two Brits appeared to bring their rock rivalry to an end when...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Play Live Again

Damon Albarn is ''sure'' Blur will play live again. The frontman releases his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots' this month but is still close to his band mates Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree,...

Damon Albarn To Make Album With Noel Gallagher?

Damon Albarn has discussed making an album with Noel Gallagher. The Blur frontman, who will release his debut solo album this month, has revealed that making a record with the Oasis guitarist is a ''distinct...

Damon Albarn: Heroin Made Me Productive

Damon Albarn claims heroin made him ''incredibly creative and productive''.The Blur frontman - who has 14-year-old daughter Missy with partner Suzi Winstanley - battled an addiction to the deadly drug in the 1990s but claims...

Damon Albarn Took Heroin "Five Days On, Two Days Off"

Damon Albarn has spoken candidly of his heavy heroin usage during the "height of Britpop", saying he would regulate his intake to "five days and two days off." The singer-songwriter - who is now sober...

Damon Albarn: 'Heroin Was Incredibly Productive For Me'

British rocker Damon Albarn has opened up about his heroin use, insisting taking the drug aided his songwriting and was "incredibly productive" for his career.The Blur frontman has previously confessed to taking the heavily addictive...

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