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Damon Albarn Joins Campaign To Save Local Pub

17th December 2014

British rocker Damon Albarn has thrown his support behind a campaign to save a bar in the area where he grew up.The former Blur frontman wants to save the Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone, east London,...

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Damon Albarn Cancels Sydney Show Amid Siege Drama

15th December 2014

British rocker Damon Albarn's show in Sydney, Australia on Monday night (15Dec14) was cancelled amid a dramatic hostage-taking in the city.A number of streets in central Sydney were evacuated on Monday morning and packed with...

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Adele Making Pop Album

3rd December 2014

Adele is working on a pop-orientated album.The 26-year-old star has enlisted the help of hit pop producer Greg Kurstin to work on her highly anticipated third album, which suggests the record may be a lot...

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Gary Barlow: Take That And Robbie Like Blur And Oasis

2nd December 2014

Gary Barlow has compared Take That's chart battle with Robbie Williams to the feud between Blur and Oasis.The 43-year-old singer-songwriter has spoken out following the news his band Take That's first album since the departure...

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Adele Helped By Damon Albarn

28th November 2014

Adele has turned to Damon Albarn for help with her new album.The 'Skyfall' hitmaker met with the Blur frontman at his west London recording studio earlier this week in the hope he will collaborate with...

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Bombay Bicycle Club Think Band Name Is 'Silly'

28th November 2014

Jack Steadman wishes Bombay Bicycle Club had a different name.The four-piece band formed under the name The Canals when Jack was just 15, but soon adopted their current name which the frontman now thinks is...

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Sinead O'connor Blasts Band Aid 30 Critics

27th November 2014

Sinead O'Connor thinks Band Aid 30 critics should ''shut the f**k up''.The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' hitmaker was one of the artists who appears on the new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time?'...

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Damon Albarn Questions Band Aid 30

16th November 2014

Damon Albarn has questioned whether Band Aid 30 is a suitable way of tackling Ebola.The 46-year-old musician is one of few public figures to hit out at the charity single - which features a wide...

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Damon Albarn Brings Out Surprise Guests For Royal Albert Hall Gig

16th November 2014

Rocker Damon Albarn surprised fans at a gig in London on Saturday (15Nov14) by bringing musical guests, including veteran producer Brian Eno, onstage.The former Blur frontman performed at the Royal Albert Hall and brought out...

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Kate Tempest Is 'In Love' With Music

30th October 2014

Kate Tempest was honoured to be nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize because she has been ''in love'' with music her entire life.The 28-year-old poet-and-rapper lost out on the prestigious award - which recognises the...

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Young Fathers Win Mercury Prize

30th October 2014

Young Fathers have won the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The Edinburgh-based hip-hop group's debut studio album, 'Dead,' was declared the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months at a star-studded ceremony at The...

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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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Damon Albarn Apologises On Behalf Of Britain For Top Gear Blunder

10th October 2014

Damon Albarn has offered fans in Argentina an apology for the behaviour of his countrymen, who were chased out of the nation for appearing to poke fun at the 1982 Falklands conflict during a recent...

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Gerard Way Beat Depression With Solo Album

26th September 2014

Gerard Way's new solo album helped him overcome his battle with depression.The musician has revealed his morale was at an all time low after his former band released their hit LP 'The Black Parade' and...

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Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations

By Ed Biggs | 15th September 2014

The 24th edition of the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize is due to be held on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.Last week we brought you our analysis of who we thought would make the dozen-strong...

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East India Youth Is Smart Bet For 'Mercury Music Awards' 2014

By Michael West | 11th September 2014

The debut solo album from Damon Albarn has been nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014. The list of nominees - better than last year but still mostly uninspiring - also includes Kate Tempest,...

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Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Got Driving Thrill In Turkey

11th September 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman drove his first car in Turkey while he was writing the band's latest album.The group's LP 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' has been nominated for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury...

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Damon Albarn And Royal Blood Are Favourites For 2014 Mercury Prize

10th September 2014

Rocker Damon Albarn and duo Royal Blood have emerged as the favourites for this year's (14) coveted Mercury Prize in Britain.The former Blur frontman's debut solo project, Everybody Robots, and Royal Blood's self-titled release are...

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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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Damon Albarn: Rockers Need To Work More

30th July 2014

Damon Albarn thinks rock stars need to do more work.The former Blur frontman believes artists should follow his example and put more time into their music rather than waiting for inspiration to pop into their...

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The Things They Say: 4305742

29th July 2014

"Well, since Damon's spilled the beans I feel we can all sort of talk about it now." Singer/songwriter Marianne Faithfull is happy to discuss her former addiction to heroin since Blur frontman Damon Albarn spoke...

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Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn Is Thankful Of "Brave" Festival

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd July 2014

Damon Albarn isn’t exactly a stranger to playing in front of huge crowds at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, so hearing him thank Latitude for giving him a headline slot doesn’t quite add...

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Damon Albarn Writing West End Musical

21st July 2014

British rocker Damon Albarn is writing a family-friendly stage show.The Blur star has previously worked on two experimental operas, Monkey: Journey to the West and Dr Dee, which debuted in Manchester, England in 2007 and...

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Damon Albarn Penning West End Musical

21st July 2014

Damon Albarn is writing a West End musical. The former Blur and Gorillaz frontman - who previously wrote the opera 'Dr Dee: An English Opera' - has revealed his latest musical endeavour came as a...

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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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Lily Allen To Headline Latitude Festival

17th July 2014

Lily Allen has replaced Two Door Cinema Club on the Latitude Festival line-up.The 'Hard Out Here' singer has stepped in to replace the band after it was reported that frontman Alex Trimble was in hospital...

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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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Damon Albarn: 'I Learned So Much From Bobby Womack'

8th July 2014

Damon Albarn will always be grateful to soul star Bobby Womack for sharing his musical knowledge with him in the years before his death.The pair became close friends after the British rocker helped Womack achieve...

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