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Damon Albarn Encourages ‘Jeans And Trainers’ Look For Opera Season

By Michael West | 3rd October 2012

Damon Albarn and filmmaker Terry Gilliam are leading a campaign to attract more youngsters to the opera, encouraging first-timers to ditch the tuxedo and dicky-bow in favour of wear jeans and trainers. Anticipating that the...

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Damon Albarn And Bobby Womack Perform Secret Show

2nd October 2012

British rocker Damon Albarn joined forces with soul veteran Bobby Womack on Monday night (01Oct12) to stage a secret concert in London.The performance at the Notting Hill Arts Club was quietly announced on Twitter.com on...

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Paul Mccartney Joins Damon Albarn On Stage

10th September 2012

Sir Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn at his Africa Express show in London this weekend.The Beatles legend was a surprise special guest at the concert on Saturday (08.09.12) playing Wings tracks 'Coming Up' and 'Goodnight...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Plays With Damon Albarn In London After French Honour

9th September 2012

Sir Paul Mccartney raced back to London on Saturday (08Sep12) to perform at Damon Albarn's Africa Express show just hours after he was presented with a top award in France.The Beatles legend received the Legion...

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Damon Albarn's Train Ride Terror

5th September 2012

British rocker Damon Albarn was left terrified during a high-speed rail journey to Scotland when he was given a seat at the front of the train.The Blur frontman is travelling around the U.K. with his...

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Damon Albarn's African Party

4th September 2012

Damon Albarn is having a ''24 hour party'' touring the UK for his Africa Express shows.The Blur singer - who is travelling with musicians including Carl Barat, Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys and Eliza Doolittle on...

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To The End: Was Olympic Concert Blur's Final Gig?

13th August 2012

As the last few notes of an emotional 'The Universal' faded into the night air, what was going through the minds of Blur ? The group played a storming set at Hyde Park in London...

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Tears All Round As Blur Close Olympics Celebration Concert

13th August 2012

Blur packed a punch that could rival one that Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell would struggle to match, as they blew away the Hyde Park crowd at the sold-out Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert last night.As...

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Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

13th August 2012

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

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Blur Argue Over Set List

8th August 2012

Blur have been arguing over the set list ahead of their Hyde Park show.The reformed group perform at the outdoor London venue on Sunday (12.08.12) as part of an Olympic closing ceremony concert - their...

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Blur Want To Record Movie Soundtrack

5th August 2012

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has offered the band's services to filmmakers everywhere, insisting he would love to record a movie soundtrack.The Parklife hitmakers have signed up to headline a special show at London's Hyde Park...

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Ray Davies Pretends To Be Damon

5th August 2012

Ray Davies claims to be Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street. The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he...

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Paul Weller Wants Damon Albarn Collaboration

1st August 2012

Paul Weller wants to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The 'That Dangerous Age' singer is a big fan of the Blur singer and after hearing his latest work - an opera, 'Dr Dee' - he is eyeing...

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Paul Weller Keen To Collaborate With Damon Albarn

1st August 2012

British rocker Paul Weller is keen to hit the recording studio with Damon Albarn after he was impressed by the Blur rocker's recent opera album.The former The Jam frontman admits he buys music from rival...

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Damon Albarn Has 'More Interesting' Projects Than Blur

31st July 2012

Damon Albarn has got ''many more interesting things to do'' than make a new Blur album. The singer is wary about the band recording a new record - their first since 2003's 'Think Tank' -...

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Alex James 'Most Annoying' Member Of Blur

30th July 2012

Alex James was ''the most annoying member'' of Blur. The bass player admits tensions in the 'Song 2' band could flare up in their 90s heyday, leading to him getting into scrapes with his bandmates.He...

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Blur: We're Drowning In Olympic Commercialism!

27th July 2012

Blur feel like they are ''drowning in the commercialism'' of the London Olympics. The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who are made up of singer Damon Albarn, lead guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave...

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Blur Don't Need Rehearsal

26th July 2012

Blur don't need ''much rehearsal'' ahead of their London Hyde Park show.The 'Girls & Boys' hitmakers will perform at a special concert to mark the Olympic Closing Ceremony on August 13 and even though it...

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Damon Albarn: 'London Olympics Capitalism Is Depressing'

26th July 2012

Reformed rockers Blur only agreed to headline a special gig to mark the end of the London Olympics for their fans, with frontman Damon Albarn insisting the "commercialism" of the Games is "depressing".The Parklife hitmakers...

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Damon Albarn Cancels Africa Trip

23rd July 2012

British rocker Damon Albarn axed a planned month-long break in Mali after radical Islamic forces took over the north of the African republic.The Blur frontman is a keen fundraiser for the landlocked nation and has...

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Blur's 'Sarcastic' Album

21st July 2012

Graham Coxon says Blur's 'Parklife' album was ''sarcastic''. The singer-songwriter doesn't understand why people regard their third studio album as a ''celebration of Englishness'' as the lyrics in the title song - written about their...

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Blur's 'Sarcastic' Album

21st July 2012

Graham Coxon says Blur's 'Parklife' album was ''sarcastic''. The singer-songwriter doesn't understand why people regard their third studio album as a ''celebration of Englishness'' as the lyrics in the title song - written about their...

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Graham Coxon Writing Songs Fictional Britpop Band

11th July 2012

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is writing songs for a film about Britpop. The musician is teaming up with Ash frontman Tim Wheeler to pen tracks for a fictional Britpop band in a movie called 'The...

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Rizzle Kicks Want To Collaborate With Damon Albarn

4th July 2012

Rizzle Kicks want to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The 'Mama Do The Hump' duo - Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule - are huge Blur fans and asked frontman Damon if they could pen a track with...

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Blur Echo 'The Beatles' With London Rooftop Show

3rd July 2012

Brit-pop saviours Blur took to the rooftop of their recording studio for a free, stream-able (via Twitter) gig for their fans last night (June 2nd) in what was their first gig in almost three year's....

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Blur Unveil New Songs, Singing From The Rooftops

3rd July 2012

The reformed Britpop band Blur were so happy that they had managed to write two new songs since they got back together, that they decided to quite literally sing them from the rooftops. Yesterday (July...

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Blur Debuts New Tracks In Secret London Rooftop Show

3rd July 2012

Blur cemented the anticipation building ahead of their special Olympic show at London's Hyde Park for the closing ceremony by debuting two new tracks at a special live show streamed on Twitter last night. One...

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Blur Unveil Two New Tracks

3rd July 2012

Blur unveiled two new tracks last night (02.07.12).The 'Song 2' band performed 'Under the Westway' and 'The Puritan' from a rooftop at a secret location via a live video stream, watched by fans around the...

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Bobby Womack Keen To Hit The Road After Beating Cancer

2nd July 2012

Soul legend Bobby Womack has revealed to the Bbc that he has beaten cancer, but admitted he still had "a long way to go". In an interview, the vocalist said that he reckoned the problems...

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Blur To Debut New Tracks Over Twitter

25th June 2012

Blur will debut two new tracks over twitter.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, 'Under The...

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