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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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Mike Skinner Urges Damon Albarn To Quit

19th March 2012

Mike Skinner thinks Damon Albarn should stop making records. The musician ended his The Streets project last year and has urged the 43-year-old Blur singer - who is also in Gorillaz and The Good the...

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Mike Skinner Has No Regrets About Ending The Streets

19th March 2012

The Streets star Mike Skinner has "no regrets" about retiring his hit act, insisting he didn't want to end up like ageing rocker Damon Albarn.The rapper shot to fame in the U.K. in 2002 with...

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Noel Gallagher Prepares Record Store Day Release

16th March 2012

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are releasing a vinyl for Record Store Day on April 21. The 'If I Had a Gun' singer and guitarist's project will release the 12 inch record containing four tracks...

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Onefest 2012: Damon Albarn Set To Headline

7th March 2012

Damon Albarn will be headlining OneFest 2012. The festival was previously known as HoneyFest, when it was launched in 2010 in the Valley of Pewsey, Wiltshire. This year it will be held at Tumuli Field,...

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Damon Albarn To Release Opera Album

7th March 2012

Damon Albarn will release an album from his 'Dr. Dee' opera.The Blur frontman recorded the 18-track record late last year with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and now the soundtrack to the production - inspired by...

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Damon Albarn Idolised By Rizzle Kicks

3rd March 2012

Rizzle Kicks ''idolise'' Damon Albarn.The 'Down with the Trumpets' duo - Harley -Suleeach and Jordan Stephens - love the work the Blur frontman has done with his cartoon band Gorillaz, and feel ''connected'' with him,...

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Blur Still Have Issues

25th February 2012

Blur still have the ''same issues'' as they did 20 years ago. Frontman Damon Albarn admits he now has less tension with guitarist Graham Coxon - who left in the band in 2002 after a...

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Blur Refused To Accept Brit Award In 2010

23rd February 2012

Blur refused to accept a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2010. The 'Parklife' group - who have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009 -...

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