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Blur To Receive Outstanding Contribution To Music Brit

8th December 2011

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...

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Albarn Forgets Gorillaz Lyrics Onstage

3rd December 2011

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...

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Gorillaz Launch 10th Anniversary Spotify Site

28th November 2011

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...

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Albarn Producing Bobby Womack's New Album

25th November 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn's Supergroup Makes Live Comeback

11th November 2011

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...

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Blur Playing Together Again

2nd November 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 23341

2nd November 2011

"We've always wanted to play in America again. Yeah, we do still meet up regularly. And we think there might be an audience over there." British rocker Damon Albarn and his Blur bandmates haven't given...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Promise Wild Live Shows

1st November 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 12309

28th October 2011

Damon Albarn has named his supergroup Rocketjuice And The Moon. The band, which he has formed with Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea, will make its live debut in London on Saturday (29Oct11).

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Damon Albarn Names New Band

28th October 2011

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...

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Noel Gallagher Ends Feud With Damon Albarn After 16 Years

20th October 2011

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...

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Noel Gallagher And Damon Albarn Make Up

20th October 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn Wants To Write Blur Musical

8th October 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn Plans Solo Album

29th September 2011

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...

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Bobby Womack Thanks Gorillaz For Inspiring Comeback

26th August 2011

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...

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Blur Reunion Held Back By Cheese

23rd August 2011

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...

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Thom Yorke Influenced Flea

14th August 2011

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...

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Benji Boko Wants Gorillaz Collaboration

10th August 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn's Seven Day Album

22nd July 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn To Record Album In The Congo

21st July 2011

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...

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Karen O Writes Opera

19th July 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn: Sting Not A Fan

30th June 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn Wants To Release Opera Album

17th June 2011

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...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

14th June 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn's ' Emotional Connection' To Opera

9th June 2011

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...

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Damon Albarn To Appear In Opera Show

7th June 2011

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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Adele Named Most Powerful In British Music

27th May 2011

Adele has been named the most powerful person in the British music industry. The Music Power 100 poll by the Guardian newspaper saw the singer - who has topped the UK album charts for 16...

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Spice Girls Tipped For Olympic Reunion

27th April 2011

Geri Halliwell wants the Spice Girls to reunite for next year's Olympic Games.The singer - who famously quit the group in 1998 before they all got back together for a world tour in 2007 -...

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Dave Grohl Impressed Damon Albarn Created Album On Ipad

22nd April 2011

Dave Grohl has praised Damon Albarn for completing an entire album on an iPad, because the rocker is sure he would have struggled to use the technology himself.British singer Albarn created the last Gorillaz record,...

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