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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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Damon Albarn Reworks Confusing Opera

22nd June 2012

Blur star Damon Albarn has spent the last year refining his new opera as he "wasn't impressed" with the production's first staging.The British rocker initially opened Dr Dee at Britain's Manchester International Festival last year...

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Damon Albarn To Perform At Poetry Festival

25th May 2012

British rocker Damon Albarn has signed up to perform at a poetry festival in London next month (Jun12).Organiser Michael Horovitz reveals the Blur frontman will be a special guest at his Poetry Olympics Enlightenment Marathon...

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Damon Albarn 'Walks Out Of Blur Session'

23rd May 2012

Damon Albarn has torpedoed hopes of a new Blur album by reportedly walking out of a recording session with the band.Music producer William Orbit has revealed the on/off group had been laying down new tracks...

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Damon Albarn Stops Blur Sessions

23rd May 2012

Damon Albarn has stopped recording sessions for new Blur material. The band had been working with producer William Orbit - who produced their '13' album in 1999 - but the rest of the group were...

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Fascinating Fact 13451

22nd May 2012

Blur star Damon Albarn has teamed up with Portishead's Beth Gibbons for a track on Jj Doom's new album Key To The Kuffs.

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Blur Announce Intimate Shows Ahead Of Olympics Concert

14th May 2012

Blur have announced a string of intimate shows before their concert closing the Olympics in Britain. The 'Song 2' band are to play in British towns Margate, Wolverhampton and Plymouth, as well as appearing at...

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Damon Albarn Working On Solo Album

9th May 2012

Damon Albarn is working on a solo album.The singer - who has fronted Blur and Gorillaz - has just released his soundtrack album to his musical 'Dr Dee', but is already looking to his next...

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The Things They Say 25127

8th May 2012

"This week we're mucking around with these Russian synthesizers in a very loose mind of doing some kind of record under my name. I suppose you could call it a solo record, but I don't...

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Damon Albarn Finds Opera Hard To Explain

7th May 2012

Damon Albarn worries people think he has ''lost it''.The Blur frontman is currently focused on his 'Dr. Dee' project - a play and accompanying album of folk opera inspired by Elizabethan mathematician Dr. John Dee...

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Damon Albarn Thinks New Blur Sound Would Be Interesting

3rd May 2012

Damon Albarn thinks a new Blur album would be ''interesting''.The group - who have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009 - haven't released a record since 2003's...

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Damon Albarn Wants Noel Collaboration

2nd May 2012

Damon Albarn has invited Noel Gallagher to work with him.The Blur frontman thinks it would be ''nice'' for his former foe to work with his Africa Express collective when they reconvene later this year.Asked if...

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Damon Albarn Hopes For Noel Gallagher Collaboration

30th April 2012

Blur star Damon Albarn wants to prove he has patched up his relationship with former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher by working on a song together.The two bands were fierce rivals during the '90s Britpop era,...

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Damon Albarn Offers Hope For Blur And Gorillaz Fans

26th April 2012

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn has fired back at reports suggesting he's disbanding the two groups, insisting quotes attributed to him are "an interesting take on a very long conversation".The singer/songwriter allegedly told Britain's...

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Damon Albarn: Gorillaz Will Record Again

25th April 2012

Gorillaz will make another record when Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett work out their differences.The cartoon collective has been on hiatus ever since the collaborators had a huge row last year but Damon insists it...

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Damon Albarn Gifted Bobby Womack With Unused Gorillaz Tunes

23rd April 2012

Soul man Bobby Womack is confident his comeback album will be a big hit - because it features tracks producer pal Damon Albarn was holding back for a Gorillaz project, which now may never happen.The...

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Blur To Release Mighty 21 Disc Set - Is It A Goodbye Gift?

19th April 2012

If Blur are to wind down this year after more than 20 years in the music industry as a band, then they're clearly set to go out with a bang. The much-loved British four-piece have...

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Albarn: 'No Solid Future For Gorillaz'

9th April 2012

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has shed doubt on the supergroup's future after revealing he and co-founder Jamie Hewlett have fallen out.Just days after announcing his Britpop band Blur's summer (12) Olympics gig will be their...

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Olympic Gig Will Be Blur's Last, Says Damon Albarn

8th April 2012

Having been seemingly done and dusted in 2003, the 2008 reunion of Blur came as shock to many. Now four years on lead singer Damon Albarn has confirmed with The Guardian that the group's second...

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Ewan Mcgregor: I Was A Maniac On Booze

2nd April 2012

Ewan McGregor admits he used to be a 'maniac' when drunk.The 'Trainspotting' actor - who turned 40 on Saturday (31.03.12) - hasn't touched alcohol for 12 years but used to love drinking as much as...

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The Things They Say 24733

26th March 2012

"For about 24 hours, many years ago, I was making a record with David and Ray. It's not the case anymore. I've played around with a lot of ideas and most don't come to fruition."...

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Mike Skinner Clears Up Damon Albarn Remarks

20th March 2012

British rapper Mike Skinner has spoken out to clarify his comments about Damon Albarn, insisting he admires the Blur frontman's musical output but finds his stage presence silly.The former The Streets star hit headlines on...

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Damon Albarn's Dr Dee Is 'Spookily Evocative'

20th March 2012

The music of Damon Albarn's 'Dr Dee' project is ''spookily evocative''. The opera, about the life of an Elizabethan scientist, first opened last year at the Manchester International Festival, and has been turned into a...

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