Albarn 'Proud' Of Bizarre Festival Show
DAMON ALBARN has admitted his band GORILLAZ's headline slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival was a disaster - but he's adamant it was "funny" to leave the huge crowd bemused.
The Clint Eastwood hitmakers were asked by event boss Michael Eavis to step in as a replacement for U2 after the Irish rockers pulled out of this year's (10) festival because of frontman Bono's bad back.
Gorillaz performed an eclectic mix of music during their top-of-the-bill set, and frontman Albarn admits he knew he was "losing" the audience during the show.
Referring to the moment he unsuccessfully tried to start a crowd sing along, Albarn tells Q magazine, "That is probably up there with my greatest follies of all time. Oh, gawd. You know, in a way I'm proud of us for making such a f**k-up of that moment. It wasn't meant to be but, come on... that was f**king funny."
Asked about his decision to bring shambolic The Fall frontman Mark E. Smith on to perform a track with the band, Albarn adds, "I knew there'd be a lot of p**sed off people. Mark E. Smith is... Well, he's not Bono, is he?"