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Russell Brand Rattled By Parklife Campaign

28th November 2014

Russell Brand was so angry when critics mocked his campaign for revolution by comparing it to a Blur song that he wanted to kill someone.The British funnyman has been calling for an overhaul of the...

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Russell Brand Hits Back At Parklife Ridicule By Recording His Own Parody

10th November 2014

Russell Brand has fired back at social media users who have ridiculed his political rants using Blur's Parklife by re-recording the song himself.The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star, who has positioned himself as a political and...

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Russell Brand Responds To Parklife Taunts By Releasing His Own Parody Video

By Stephanie Chase | 10th November 2014

“Verbal dexterity plus Estuary accent is what leads to parody of...'PARKLIFE'!” Yes today the inevitable has happened, Russell Brand has created his own ‘Parklife’ parody video."PARKLIFE", it's Russell BrandBrand has teamed up with Irish comedians...

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Russell Brand Shrugs Off Parklife Mocking

7th November 2014

Russell Brand has laughed off a viral campaign which uses Blur's song Parklife to ridicule his views on revolution, insisting he plans to adopt the track as his theme song.This week (beg03Nov14), the British actor/comedian...

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Alex James Backs Parklife Campaign Aimed At Russell Brand

6th November 2014

Blur rocker Alex James has joined an online campaign mocking British comedian Russell Brand by using the band's hit track Parklife.The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star has been targeted by thousands of social media users this...

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Damon Albarn Promises New Albums

20th October 2014

Damon Albarn is releasing new albums with both Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.The 46-year-old musician is busy with several projects, including a West End theatre musical adaptation of a children's book...

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Jude Law's Son Launching Music Career

16th October 2014

Jude Law's teenage son is launching a music career after interning for British rockers Blur.Rafferty, 17, whose mother is Law's ex-wife Sadie Frost, was expected to work as a model after landing a clothing campaign...

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Alex James Doubtful Over Blur's Future

10th August 2014

Alex James doesn't know if Blur will collaborate together in the future.The 'Song 2' hitmakers - comprising bassist Alex, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and singer Damon Albarn - reformed in 2009 and have...

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Damon Albarn Doesn't Plan Where Songs Will Go

2nd August 2014

Damon Albarn never writes with a specific project in mind.The 'Beetlebum' singer - who released his debut solo album, 'Everyday Robots', last year and also records with Blur, Gorillaz and his Africa Express collective, as...

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Blur Album Axed Because It Was 'Hot' In Hong Kong

30th July 2014

Damon Albarn claims Blur never finished their comeback album because it was ''too hot''.The 'Beetlebum' singer and his bandmates gathered at a Hong Kong recording studio last year to set down their first new LP...

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Blur Stage Mini Reunion At Latitude, Delight Audiences

By Hannah Woodhead | 21st July 2014

The weather over the weekend may have been unpredictable, but there was one nice surprise in store for revellers at Latitude Festival when Damon Albarn was joined onstage by Blur bandmate Graham Coxon. With a...

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Gerard Way's British Album

11th July 2014

Gerard Way's solo album feels ''British''.The former My Chemical Romance frontman has promised fans his forthcoming LP will be very different to his work with the band because he has been influenced by a host...

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Damon Albarn Pays Tribute To Bobby Womack

8th July 2014

Damon Albarn says Bobby Womack will ''never leave'' him.The Blur star has paid tribute to the late musician - who died last month aged 70 - and admitted he has struggled to ''accept that he's...

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British Stars Judge School Music Contest

19th June 2014

Blur rocker Graham Coxon, The Slits star Viv Albertine and Madness bassist Mark Bedford have helped nurture young talent by judging a school music contest in London.The musicians agreed to put their rock wisdom to...

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Car Barat: I Want A Career Like Damon Albarn

24th May 2014

Carl Barat wants a career like Damon Albarn.The former Dirty Pretty Things frontman has launched a new band, The Jackals, and is currently preparing for a Libertines reunion show in London's Hyde Park later this...

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Bastille Love Damon Albarn's Solo Material

16th May 2014

Bastille are big fans of Damon Albarn.The 'Pompeii' hitmakers were impressed with the Blur and Gorillaz musician's long-awaited first solo effort, 'Bad Robots', and think his comeback was a stroke of genius.In an interview discussing...

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Damon Albarn Plays Impromptu Pub Performance

25th April 2014

Blur frontman Damon Albarn thrilled drinkers at a pub in London this week (ends27Apr14) by putting on an impromptu performance.The British rocker was enjoying a night out at the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone, east...

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Damon Albarn: Heroin Was 'Agreeable'

23rd April 2014

Damon Albarn found heroin ''very agreeable''. The Blur frontman, who began taking the drug in the 1990s after he came home to find then-girlfriend Justine Frischmann using the illegal substance, and admits it helped him...

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Damon Albarn On Drug Abuse (Again): "I Found It Initially Very Agreeable"

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd April 2014

Damon Albarn has already told us that heroin was a great source of creativity, for him anyway. And now he’s opened up on his days of drug addiction in a new interview with Time Out...

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Is Pulp's 'Common People' Really The Best Britpop Anthem?

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

Pulp's Common People has been named the ultimate Britpop anthem by BBC6 Music listeners, beating the likes of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony and Oasis's Wonderwall. More than 300,000 listeners voted for the track to celebrate...

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James Blunt: Damon Albarn Hides Posh Roots

14th April 2014

James Blunt has accused Damon Albarn of hiding his posh background.The 'Bonfire Heart' hitmaker, who was privately educated at the exclusive Harrow School in north west London, thinks the Blur frontman shouldn't cover up his...

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Jamie Lynn Sigler And Alex James Bring Countryside To The City

10th April 2014

Stars including The Sopranos actress Jamie Lynn Sigler and Blur bassist Alex James gave their backing to an international campaign aimed at bringing country life to the city on Wednesday (09Apr14).The Be A Farm Hero...

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Damon Albarn Hints At Noel Gallagher Collaboration

9th April 2014

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has teased Britpop fans with the possibility of a collaboration with his former chart rival, Oasis star Noel Gallagher.The two Brits appeared to bring their rock rivalry to an end when...

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Damon Albarn: Heroin Made Me Productive

30th March 2014

Damon Albarn claims heroin made him ''incredibly creative and productive''.The Blur frontman - who has 14-year-old daughter Missy with partner Suzi Winstanley - battled an addiction to the deadly drug in the 1990s but claims...

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Damon Albarn Took Heroin "Five Days On, Two Days Off"

By Michael West | 27th March 2014

Damon Albarn has spoken candidly of his heavy heroin usage during the "height of Britpop", saying he would regulate his intake to "five days and two days off." The singer-songwriter - who is now sober...

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Damon Albarn Sings Of Drugs And Porn

26th March 2014

Damon Albarn has written songs about drugs and pornography for his debut album.The Blur frontman, who is set to release his first solo record 'Everyday Robots' next month, explores his own life experiences on songs...

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Damon Albarn Lands Sxsw Festival Prize

20th March 2014

Blur star Damon Albarn has been honoured with a special award after showcasing his new solo record at the South by Southwest festival last week (ends16Mar14).The Blur frontman performed tracks from his upcoming release, Everyday...

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Fascinating Fact: 4108772

13th March 2014

Blur star Damon Albarn's new song Mr. Tembo was inspired by a baby elephant the singer/songwriter met in Tanzania.

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Chris Martin, Graham Coxon And Ricky Wilson Donate Art Pieces For Charity

11th March 2014

Coldplay star Chris Martin, Blur's Graham Coxon and Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson have donated art pieces to a charity auction.They are among the 15 celebrities, also including Madness frontman Graham 'Suggs' MCPherson and Elton...

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Fascinating Fact: 4102090

8th March 2014

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn has signed up to headline a castle festival in Serbia. The singer will front the EXIT Festival in July (14), joining a line-up that includes Disclosure, Rudimental and...

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