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Emi Pays Millions To Settle Radio Bribe Allegations

Record giant EMI has agreed to pay $3.75 million (GBP2.1 million) after being accused of bribing radio stations to give airtime to its artists. New York Attorney General ELIOT SPITZER claims EMI used THE ROLLING...

Weinstein To Produce Gorillaz Movie

Hollywood movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN is in talks with BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN to produce a GORILLAZ movie. The former Miramax head visited Albarn and co-Gorillaz creator, artist JAMIE HEWLETT, to discuss a possible film...

Coldplay Out In The Cold At Novellos

COLDPLAY are in shock after failing to pick up one honour at last night's (24MAY06) prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, despite being hotly-tipped to win in three categories. The CHRIS MARTIN-fronted band had been nominated for...

Gorillaz Founder Is Designer Of The Year

GORILLAZ co-founder JAMIE HEWLETT has won Britain's prestigious Designer Of The Year award. Hewlett scooped the gong and a $45,000 (GBP25,000) prize for conceiving all the animated group's graphics, "personal mythology" and "live" performances. Hewlett...

Gnarls Barkley Open To Experimentation

Music duo GNARLS BARKLEY felt free to experiment while recording their hit debut album ST ELSEWHERE, because they didn't think anyone would ever listen to it. The duo, which consists of GORILLAZ producer DANGER MOUSE...

Gorillaz Win Web Award

Animated group GORILLAZ have won more accolades for their technological talents, picking up a Webby Award alongside the likes of networking website MySpace.com and internet co-inventor DR ROBERT KAHN. The band, created by BLUR frontman...

Albarn Jokes Of Gallagher Collaboration

DAMON ALBARN has jokingly asked his rock rival LIAM GALLAGHER to appear on the next GORILLAZ album - depending on "how OASIS does in the next 12 months". Albarn famously feuded with the Gallaghers when...

Gnarls Barkley Score UK Chart Double

American duo GNARLS BARKLEY have scored a UK chart double, topping both the singles and album countdowns. The hip-hop outfit, comprising GORILLAZ producer DANGER MOUSE and rapper CEE-LO, notch their fifth week at number one...

Gorillaz The Operatics

Animated band GORILLAZ are set to break more ground next year (07) - by writing the music for a new opera named MONKEY JOURNEY TO THE WEST. The CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers will collaborate with leading...

Gorillaz Plan Las Vegas Finale

Animated rock act GORILLAZ are planning an ambitious final run of shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, before splitting later this year (06). The group, founded by BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN and animator JAMIE HEWLETT, have...

Albarn: 'I Don't Want To Be The Star'

GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN is happier than ever working behind the scenes with the animated hitmakers, because he found being a frontman difficult to deal with. Albarn, who scored numerous hits on the UK charts...

Albarn's Ageing Supergroup

DAMON ALBARN is already planning his first post-GORILLAZ project - a supergroup made of ageing rock veterans. Albarn - who this week revealed the animated group's most recent album DEMON DAYS will be its last...

Albarn: 'I'll Never Forget Coxon'

British rocker DAMON ALBARN regrets falling out with ex-BLUR bandmate GRAHAM COXON - and wishes they could play a gig together to bring their partnership to an amicable conclusion. The GORILLAZ mastermind understands the guitarist...

Gorillaz Hint At Las Vegas Stint

LATEST: GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN is planning to retire the animated band with a series of huge shows in entertainment mecca Las Vegas, Nevada. The DIRTY HARRY group, who performed a five night residency at...

Albarn Throws Doubt Over Gorillaz Future

GORILLAZ mastermind DAMON ALBARN has expressed doubt the animated band will ever record another album. The DIRTY HARRY group, who tonight (APR06) perform the last in a five night residency at Harlem's Apollo Theater in...

Gorillaz Nyc Gig Hits Problems

Animated band GORILLAZ' first sell-out show in New York City was ruined this weekend (02APR06) when technical problems forced ambitious visuals to be scrapped at the last minute. The DAMON ALBARN project, billed as a...

Gorillaz Hit The Small Screen

Animated hitmakers GORILLAZ are planning to star in their own TV cartoon series. The DIRTY HARRY stars, fronted by BLUR singer DAMON ALBARN, can't wait to get the show off the ground. An insider tells...

Gorillaz To Split?

GORILLAZ will split by Christmas (06), according to a bandmember overheard discussing its shaky future. REMI, the voice behind animated character RUSSELL, was heard telling a pal the DAMON ALBARN-fronted group are sick of the...

Corpse Bride Wins Animation Awards

TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE triumphed at the British Animation Awards on Thursday (09MAR06), after beating Oscar-winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT to the Best Feature accolade. The quirky film-maker picked up the...

Blur Star Praises Gorillaz

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES adores animated band GORILLAZ , even though he thinks their creator, his bandmate DAMON ALBARN, is a "c**t". James is happy to swallow his pride in the light of the DIRTY...

Gorillaz Go Bananas About Monkey

GORILLAZ creators DAMON ALBARN and JAMIE HEWLETT are writing the score for an operatic production of cult 1970s TV show MONKEY. The project, which will boast Chinese acrobats and members of the acclaimed Peking Opera,...

Treble Triumph For Arctic Monkeys At Nme Awards

Indie icons ARCTIC MONKEYS were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band. The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT...

Gorillaz Ditch World Tour Plans

Animated band GORILLAZ have abandoned plans for a world tour, because it costs too much money to bring the cartoon characters to life on a regular basis. The DIRTY HARRY hitmakers - who are...

James Hints At Blur Tension

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is struggling to deal with bandmate DAMON ALBARN's success with his side project GORILLAZ. James is disgruntled Albarn's animated sidekicks have taken the charts by storm, because the DIRTY HARRY...

Albarn Writes Play

BLUR frontman and GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN is developing a play for London's prestigious National Theatre. The FEEL GOOD INC hitmaker, 37, will focus on the diverse musical cultures that have emerged from the...

Hilton Eyes Johnson And Blunt

Socialite PARIS HILTON gave Brit Awards winner JACK JOHNSON and JAMES BLUNT an extra accolade at the London ceremony last night (15FEB06), she think's "they're hot". THE SIMPLE LIFE reality TV star presented the...

Pink Floyd Land Playboy Honour

Rock legends PINK FLOYD have been inducted into Playboy magazine's Hall of Fame for their "unprecedented combined commercial and musical gravitas". The British supergroup lead the way in the newly-announced 2005 Music Awards, listed...

Madonna's Leotard Too Sexy For Malaysia

MADONNA's leotard-clad performance at the Grammy Awards on Wednesday (08FEB06) has been banned from Malaysian television, after officials deemed her dance and costume too provocative. The Muslim nation removed Madonna's duet with the GORILLAZ...

Photographs Intensify Madonna Marriage Speculation

MADONNA has been photographed out and about in Hollywood without her wedding ring, further fuelling speculation her marriage to British film-maker GUY RITCHIE is in trouble. The MATERIAL GIRL singer was in Los Angeles...

Gorillaz + Madonna Stun The Grammys

GORILLAZ made Grammy Awards history at Los Angeles' Staples Center last night (08FEB06) when they became the first animated group to open the prize giving. The quirky group, founded by BLUR's DAMON ALBARN and...

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