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Blur Top Myspace Survey

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers were the most listened to act on social networking website MySpace...

Gorillaz To Return From Retirement For Sixth Album

DAMON ALBARN is bringing his band GORILLAZ out of retirement for a sixth album, just months after announcing the CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers were finished for good. The former Blur frontman reveals he and co-creator Jamie...

Albarn's Bid To Change Music

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN formed his virtual band GORILLAZ because he was growing bored of the music industry. Visual artist Jamie Hewlett and Albarn were so fed up with the state of the music...

Damon Albarn 'Was Tired Of Blur'

Damon Albarn was tired of fronting BLUR when he decided to focus on other projects, according to his GORILLAZ partner Jamie Hewlett.Speaking to the Observer, Hewlett revealed that his ex-partner Jane Olliver introduced him to...

By on 21 July 2008

Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto And Fatboy Tempt Creamfields Fans

Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto are the artists most attendees of this year's Creamfields are looking forward to seeing at the dance festival, a survey has revealed.Fatboy Slim and Pendulum were also found to excite...

By on 13 July 2008

Albarn Takes His Opera To The Us

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is taking his circus opera to the US.MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST will make its stateside debut at the 2008 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, beginning on May 23rd, reports...

By on 02 May 2008

Damon Albarn Plans 130 Musician Album

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has announced plans to release a rather unusual new album.The singer told BBC 6 Music that his latest endeavour will involve more than 100 musicians, including a Chinese choir and...

By on 29 April 2008

Alex James Blames Damon Albarn For Delaying Blur Reunion

Blur bassist Alex James has blamed Damon Albarn for delaying plans for a band reunion.The Britpop legends have long planned to reform only for individual members to then publicly express distaste at the idea of...

By on 30 January 2008

Bbc3 Launches 'New Look'

A 'new look' BBC3 has been unveiled by Danny Cohen, the digital channel's controller.The channel's programming has been severely criticised by BBC luminaries, with the Today programme's John Humphrys attacking the corporation's bosses for implementing...

By on 22 January 2008

Albarn Slams Celeb Culture

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has slammed the UK's celebrity culture, saying it "sends out all the wrong messages".Albarn told BBC Radio Four that television programmes like Big Brother and the X Factor have...

By on 28 December 2007

Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

By on 08 October 2007

Blur To 'Record Together In September'

Blur could possibly reunite in their original line-up and record together for the first time since 1999.In comments made to the NME, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree said that a period in September has been set...

By on 14 July 2007

Albarn Questions Australian Logic

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN has poured scorn on the Australian government's decision to ban SNOOP DOGG, insisting it will only serve to raise the rapper's profile even more. The hip-hop star has been denied entry...

Monkey Opera Opens Manchester Festival

Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West opened the Manchester international festival last night.The Blur front man composed the music for the show, which features the character of Monkey based on the Chinese legend of...

By on 29 June 2007

Ozzy Named Mojo 'Icon'

Veteran rock star Ozzy Osbourne triumphed at last night's Mojo awards, being crowned icon of the year at the music prize ceremony.Fellow rocker Alice Cooper joined the Black Sabbath vocalist in the line up of...

By on 19 June 2007

Gorillaz Not Connected To Hewlett's Vibrator Project

LATEST: Cartoon band GORILLAZ are shocked by false claims they are releasing a range of vibrators. A report last week alleged the band have teamed up with adult company Jimmyjane to create the sex toys...

Gorillaz Vibrators Set For Release

GORILLAZ NOT CONNECTED TO HEWLETT'S VIBRATOR PROJECT LATEST: Cartoon band GORILLAZ are shocked by false claims they are releasing a range of vibrators. A report last week alleged the band have teamed up with adult...

Gorillaz To Quit After Film

Grammy-winning animated rockers GORILLAZ will quit after appearing in a movie, to be directed by TERRY GILLIAM and scored by frontman DAMON ALBARN. Albarn has confirmed Gorillaz have released their last ever album and will...

Albarn Challenges Gallagher To Campaign For Greenpeace

British rocker DAMON ALBARN has challenged his former rival NOEL GALLAGHER to show his worth - by campaigning for Greenpeace. OASIS star Gallagher, who infamously said he wished Albarn would die of AIDS at the...

Albarn Writes Music For Opera

GORILLAZ and BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is writing the score for an opera called MONKEY: A JOURNEY TO THE WEST. The British singer-songwriter has urged fans to buy tickets for the show, insisting it will...

Danger Mouse A Reluctant Collaborator

Producer DANGER MOUSE has dismissed comparisons with hip-hop mogul TIMBALAND, insisting he's too busy with his own projects to team up with other music stars. Timbaland was recently creditted with relaunching NELLY FURTADO's career and...

Albarn And Massive Attack Launch Anti-bomb Website

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN and British electronic group MASSIVE ATTACK have launched a new website opposing the UK government's move to buy more nuclear weapons. The music stars have launched no-bomb.com - a website exhibiting...

Gallagher: 'I Respect Albarn'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER admits he has a "lot of respect" for his former rival DAMON ALBARN, but is convinced the BLUR frontman still believes he thinks he's a "c**t". Gallagher, who infamously said he...

Albarn Defends Himself Against 'Suspicious' Critics

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is sick of the "suspicion" surrounding his constant changes of musical direction - and insists he's glad to regularly reinvent himself. The PARKLIFE frontman has worked on several musical projects...

Albarn Snubs Blair

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN has snubbed a party invite from TONY BLAIR, insisting he is no longer a supporter of the British Prime Minister. Albarn, who is also the frontman of BLUR, was staunch supporter...

Are Blur And The Furries Back?

This week could see another resurgence in Britpop bands, after recent reports that BLUR could be reforming gather pace.After a flurry of rumours that the famous rivals of OASIS in the 90s could be getting...

By on 08 December 2006

Blur To Reunite For One Last Album?

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is confident the British band will reform for one final album, after holding talks with estranged guitarist GRAHAM COXON. Coxon parted ways with James, frontman and GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN, and...

Gallagher's Son Loves Rival's Music

LIAM GALLAGHER's young son GENE is a huge fan of animated band GORILLAZ - the creation of his dad's arch-rival DAMON ALBARN. Gallagher's band OASIS and Albarn's BLUR battled to top the UK singles chart...

Angels + Airwaves Claim Top Woodie

Former BLINK-182 star TOM DELONGE's new band ANGELS + AIRWAVES were the toast of the annual Woodie Awards in New York last night after claiming the event's top prize. The group claimed the Woodie of...

Muse, U2 And The Who Triumph At Vodafone Live Music Awards

British rockers MUSE, Irish stars U2 and rock legends THE WHO were the big winners at the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London last night (11OCT06). Muse claimed the Vodafone Live Act Award, U2 scooped...

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