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Blur Singer And Guitarist To Play Charity Show Ahead Of Brit Awards

Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon will play a charity show ahead of this year's BRIT Awards. The singer and the guitarist will appear alongside Dry The River and Ed Sheeran at the concert, held...

Blur To Work With William Orbit

William Orbit has sparked speculation he is working with Blur.The producer - who previously teamed with the Britpop legends on their 2002 LP '13', their last with guitarist Graham Coxon - revealed on his twitter...

Blur To Record After Brits 2012?

Blur look set to perform at the Brit Awards, and may record new material in 2012. The 'Parklife' group have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009, but...

Alex James Hints Blur Could Play In 2012

Alex James has further hinted Blur will play shows in 2012. The 'Song 2' group are to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at next year's BRIT Awards in February, and bassist Alex said...

Blur To Be Honored At Brits As New Album Rumors Swirl

Blur are set to be awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at next year's BriTs ceremony, reports the Bbc. The group hit their commercial peak in the mid 90s, the now infamous chart...

Blur To Receive Outstanding Contribution To Music Brit

Blur will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at next year's BRIT Awards.The quartet - who reformed for a series of shows in 2009, but have not played together since - are thrilled to...

Albarn Forgets Gorillaz Lyrics Onstage

Damon Albarn was left red-faced at a 10th anniversary celebration of his band Gorillaz after forgetting the words to their biggest hit.The British star marked a decade with the group on Thursday (01Dec11) with former...

Gorillaz Launch 10th Anniversary Spotify Site

Damon Albarn's animated Gorillaz collective are celebrating their 10th anniversary by launching a new fansite on music streaming service Spotify.The site, which will run for five weeks, will offer fans exclusive and interactive content including...

Albarn Producing Bobby Womack's New Album

Bobby Womack's Gorillaz bandmate Damon Albarn has stepped in to produce the singer/songwriter's comeback album.The Across 110th Street singer returned to the spotlight when Albarn invited him to perform on the track Stylo and then...

Damon Albarn's Supergroup Makes Live Comeback

Damon Albarn's supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen made its live comeback in London on Thursday evening (10Nov11) with a gig in aid of Greenpeace.The Blur rocker teamed up with The Clash bassist...

Blur Playing Together Again

Blur have been meeting up and recording together. The band's future has been uncertain since they finished a string of shows in the UK in 2009 and went to pursue various other projects, but singer...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Promise Wild Live Shows

Red Hot Chili Peppers want to play like a "wildebeest let out of a cage that hasn't eaten in six months" live. 'The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie' group are currently on their I'm With...

Damon Albarn Names New Band

Damon Albarn has named his new band Rocketjuice and the Moon.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman and his The Good, The Bad and The Queen bandmate Tony Allen have joined forces with Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Noel Gallagher Ends Feud With Damon Albarn After 16 Years

Noel Gallagher has ended his notorious rift with rival rocker Damon Albarn, more than 16 years after they fell out.The former Oasis star and the Blur frontman became arch-enemies in the mid-1990s after trading insults...

Noel Gallagher And Damon Albarn Make Up

Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their Britpop feud behind them after 15 years.The former Oasis guitarist said a chance meeting with the Damon - whose band Blur went head to head with Noel's...

Damon Albarn Wants To Write Blur Musical

Damon Albarn thinks he could create a Blur musical.The 43-year-old musician thinks his group's 1995 LP 'The Great Escape' has the right songs to become the basis of a stage production on as it represents...

Damon Albarn Plans Solo Album

Damon Albarn wants to release a solo album.The 43-year-old musician has recorded with a number of different acts including Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen, but now plans to work alone.He...

Bobby Womack Thanks Gorillaz For Inspiring Comeback

Soul legend Bobby Womack has credited Damon Albarn's group Gorillaz for kickstarting his career after excessive drug use robbed him of his creative edge.The singer/songwriter, dubbed 'the last great soul man', all but quit the...

Blur Reunion Held Back By Cheese

Alex James says making cheese and raising his children are holding back a Blur reunion.The band's bassist - who is also a full time cheese farmer - is planning to meet up with bandmates guitarist...

Thom Yorke Influenced Flea

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea was influenced by touring with Radiohead singer Thom Yorke.The bassist played with the British singer in supergroup Atoms for Peace - which also included punk singer Patti Smith and Gorillaz...

Benji Boko Wants Gorillaz Collaboration

Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Damon Albarn.Following the release of his debut album, 'Beats, Treats, and all things Unique' in June - the dance musician is working on his ultimate musical...

Damon Albarn's Seven Day Album

Damon Albarn is recording a whole album in just seven days in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The Gorillaz mastermind set off for the country – one of the poorest nations on earth – this...

Damon Albarn To Record Album In The Congo

British rocker Damon Albarn is to record a special charity album during a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise awareness of the problems facing the country.The Blur star is heading to the...

Karen O Writes Opera

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is following in the footsteps of Damon Albarn by writing her own opera.Blur rocker Albarn has moved from creating chart hits to working on stage shows, launching Monkey: Journey...

Damon Albarn: Sting Not A Fan

Damon Albarn doesn't think Sting appreciates his music. The former Blur frontman has written the new opera 'Doctor Dee', a re-enactment of the life of 16th century scientist John Dee, and while Damon will perform...

Damon Albarn Wants To Release Opera Album

British rocker Damon Albarn is hoping to release an album of songs from his new opera, which is inspired by "medieval church music".The brains behind Blur and Gorillaz has been busy writing Doctor Dee, an...

Sir Paul Mccartney Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

Sir Paul Mccartney is eyeing a collaboration with Damon Albarn's band Gorillaz.The Beatles legend famously dabbled with electronic music on his solo album MCCartney II, and he is looking to venture back into the genre...

Damon Albarn's ' Emotional Connection' To Opera

Damon Albarn wrote his opera 'Doctor Dee' because of a "strong emotional connection" to the character. The former Blur frontman has prepared the re-enactment of the life of 16th century scientist John Dee, because he...

Damon Albarn To Appear In Opera Show

Damon Albarn is to step out from behind the scenes to make an appearance in his new opera.The Blur and Gorillaz star put his music career on hold this year (11) to focus on writing...

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