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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...

Damon Albarn Sings Of Drugs And Porn

Damon Albarn has written songs about drugs and pornography for his debut album.The Blur frontman, who is set to release his first solo record 'Everyday Robots' next month, explores his own life experiences on songs...

Damon Albarn Lands Sxsw Festival Prize

Blur star Damon Albarn has been honoured with a special award after showcasing his new solo record at the South by Southwest festival last week (ends16Mar14).The Blur frontman performed tracks from his upcoming release, Everyday...

Damon Albarn Just Ruined Our Week, "Can't Foresee New Blur Album"

Damon Albarn, who is busy promoting his new album Everyday Robots, says he can't foresee a new Blur record in the near future. Rumours had suggested that the group would begin work on a new...

Sir Paul Mccartney To Receive Nme Songwriter's Songwriter Award

Sir Paul McCartney is to receive the Songwriter's Songwriter NME award. The 71-year-old singer has been honoured the one-off accolade after being recognised by his fellow musicians for his outstanding contribution to pop music and...

Damon Albarn To Play Intimate Shows

Damon Albarn will play two intimate London shows to launch his debut solo album. The Blur frontman, whose record 'Everyday Robots' is set for release on April 28, will perform at the Rivioli Ballroom in...

Damon Albarn To Receive Nme Award For Innovation

Damon Albarn is to receive the NME Award For Innovation.The Blur frontman - who is also a songwriter, producer and composer - has been honoured the accolade after being recognised as one of the...

Blur's Dave: People Apologise For Mentioning Oasis

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree admits people still apologise for mentioning Oasis in front of him. During his pre-recorded radio show on XFM, which will air on Thursday (06.02.14), the musician plays Oasis hit 'Stop Crying...

Damon Albarn Headlines Latitude Festival

Blur's Damon Albarn will headline Latitude Festival 2014. The singer will perform alongside Haim, Two Door Cinema Club and Billy Bragg at the 9th annual festival from July 17 to 20 at Henham Park in...

Damon Albarn Finally Going Solo With Upcoming Debut 'Everyday Robots'

Damon Albarn is finally set to go solo as he unveils his long-anticipated debut album Everyday Robots on April 28th 2014.Blur is still an ongoing projectThe Blur frontman is definitely a workaholic of the music...

Blur's Alex James To Launch Britpop Drink

Blur's Alex James wants to use the name 'Britpop' for a new drink.The bass player applied for the trademark in October last year and it was published for consultation by the UK's Intellectual Property Office...

Beady Eye Replace Blur At Australian Festival

Damon Albarn's former chart rival Liam Gallagher has stepped in to rescue an Australian music festival after Blur pulled out and left the event without a headline act.Albarn's Britpop band was due to perform at...

Britney Spears 'Superfan' William Orbit

William Orbit is a Britney Spears ''superfan''. The producer worked with the pop star on the track 'Alien' for her forthcoming new album, 'Britney Jean', and is now such a big fan he's planning to...

Liam Gallagher & Jamie Hewlett Team Up For T-shirt Collection

Liam Gallagher has teamed up with his one-time rival Damon Albarn's Gorillaz bandmate Jamie Hewlett to create a new collection of charity T-shirts.The White Guitar Collection will feature three limited edition designs, created by artist...

William Orbit Blacklists Blur

Music producer William Orbit has vowed never to work with Damon Albarn again after the Blur frontman walked out of a recording session last year (12).The reunited British band headed into a studio with Orbit...

Damon Albarn Blasts Russian Protest Arrests

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has called on Russian officials to free the Greenpeace protesters held on piracy charges.The crew and captain of a Greenpeace ship protesting against an oil platform in the Arctic were arrested...

Idris Elba Joins Damon Albarn's Africa Express Project In Mali

Idris Elba has put his acting work on hold to join Damon Albarn's Africa Express project in Mali.The Wire star and Albarn have begun holding live performances with local musicians at the Maison des Jeunes...

Damon Albarn And Jude Law Join Protest In London

Blur frontman Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law took to the streets of London on Saturday (05Oct13) to protest against the detention of 30 Greenpeace activists.Actors Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood...

Rare David Bailey Portraits Revealed

Previously unseen portraits of stars including Sir Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and Blur frontman Damon Albarn by legendary photographer David Bailey are to go on show for the first time.The pictures, which also include snaps...

Noel Gallagher Confused By Damon Albarn Collaboration Claims

British rocker Noel Gallagher has denied reports suggesting he is working on new material with his former arch-rival, Blur frontman Damon Albarn.Albarn's bandmate Alex James claimed the pair had hit the recording studio after ending...

Alex James: Damon Albarn And Noel Gallagher Are Working Together

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher are ''working together on a lot of stuff''. The former music rivals - whose bands Blur and Oasis were embroiled in a war of words in the mid-1990s - have...

Laura Marling Gave Up Chef Dreams After Criticism From Damon Albarn

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Laura Marling gave up her dreams of becoming a top chef after serving an overcooked meal to Blur star Damon Albarn.The star, who once dated Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, trained as...

Glastonbury Festival 2013 In Pictures: Sun, Cider And The Rolling Stones [Pictures]

And that's it. Another year passes and Worthy Farm closes its gates on the Glastonbury Festival revellers for another 12 months. Though there's always the distant murmur of someone professing it "the best Glastonbury ever,"...

Damon Albarn Joins Bobby Womack On Glastonbury Stage

Soul legend Bobby Womack invited his close friend Damon Albarn onstage at Glastonbury festival on Sunday (30Jun13) to perform tracks from his latest album.The Blur frontman teamed up with Womack on his 2012 record The...

Blur To Record After Tour

Blur will record a new album when they have finished touring. The 'Song 2' band are planning to follow up 2003's 'Think Tank' after their current run of shows across the world have finished. Jamie...

Damon Albarn: 'I Made $31 From Gorillaz World Tour'

British rocker Damon Albarn made just $31 (£20) from Gorillaz's star-studded 2010 world tour.The Blur frontman took his group on the road for the Escape to Plastic Beach Tour with a stellar line-up, including The...

Tricky Brands Damon Albarn Pretentious

British musician Tricky has launched a broadside at Blur rocker Damon Albarn, branding him "pretentious" and "not real".The former Massive Attack star teamed up with Albarn for a song on 1996 Tricky album Nearly God,...

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