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Albarn Fuels Gorillaz Split Rumours

23rd December 2010

DAMON ALBARN has fuelled speculation his band GORILLAZ won't return after a planned hiatus by bidding farewell to fans at the final gig of the group's world tour in New Zealand.The Blur rocker recently revealed...

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Albarn Stages Glee Protest Over Beatles Record

22nd December 2010

GORILLAZ and BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has warned GLEE producers not to contact him about using his songs on the TV show - because he can't forgive them for stealing the BEATLES' U.S. pop chart...

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Blur To Record New Album

20th December 2010

Blur will record a new album in 2011. Although the Britpop group had previously played down rumours they would record an album after reforming for a number of shows in 2009, they have now scheduled...

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Albarn Puts Gorillaz On Hold To Write Stage Show

17th December 2010

DAMON ALBARN will put his popular group GORILLAZ on hiatus in 2011 to give him time to write a new stage show.The Clint Eastwood hitmakers wrap up their world tour this month (Dec10) and the...

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Stryder Eyeing Ipad Album

14th December 2010

British hip-hop star TINCHY STRYDER is keen to follow in the footsteps of DAMON ALBARN's animated band GORILLAZ by recording his next album on an Apple iPad.Albarn's latest material for the group was created on...

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Stars Join Britain's Olympic Festival

10th December 2010

Stars including JUDE LAW, CATE BLANCHETT and DAMON ALBARN have signed up to take part in a British arts festival to mark the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.The Cultural Olympiad, a 12-week arts marathon,...

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Gorillaz To Give Album Away Free

10th December 2010

Gorillaz new album will be the final free gift in their advent calendar.The cartoon band have been recording material backstage on their preset world tour, and the group's main musician, Damon Albarn, has previously said...

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Albarn Planning Free Gorillaz Album For Christmas

9th December 2010

DAMON ALBARN's animated band GORILLAZ are giving fans a holiday treat this Christmas (Dec10) - they will make their new album available to download for free.The rocker recently revealed he had created the group's newest...

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Gorillaz Future In Question

7th December 2010

Gorillaz may come to an end after their present tour. The cartoon band - which is masterminded by singer and musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - are presently completing their largest and most...

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Albarn Considers Retiring Gorillaz

6th December 2010

DAMON ALBARN is considering retiring GORILLAZ when the band's current world tour comes to an end, because the British rocker can't "keep going at this size and pace".The Blur frontman has been touring extensively with...

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Gorillaz In Tune With The Us

2nd December 2010

Damon Albarn thinks America is "in tune" with Gorillaz.The singer - who is behind the cartoon group with artist Jamie Hewlett - said he is overwhelmed by the success of their recent US dates, and...

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25th November 2010

"We're working on a song together. We haven’t finished it, but it sounds so dope though." N.E.R.D. rapper PHARRELL WILLIAMS reveals to NME.com he has teamed up with British rocker DAMON ALBARN for a new...

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22nd November 2010

"It's everything. It's an ongoing search for inspiration. A few days ago I was inspired by a revolving door in a hotel. I was." GORILLAZ rocker DAMON ALBARN's music is influenced by his everyday life.

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Blur To Make 2011 Return

15th November 2010

DAMON ALBARN is resurrecting BLUR next year (11) - the bandmembers are planning to work together in January.The group returned to the music scene after a six-year hiatus to headline a series of U.K. festivals...

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Blur To Reunite In January?

15th November 2010

Damon Albarn has had talks about a Blur reunion in 2011. Although the British indie group had vowed not to release any new material after reforming for a tour in 2009, frontman Damon has admitted...

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13th November 2010

"At Madison Square Garden the whole crowd was going 'Lou, Lou!' which sounds like 'boo, boo', unfortunately." British singer DAMON ALBARN reveals the downfalls of performing with music legend LOU REED.

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12th November 2010

"I've made it on an iPad - I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad. Which is ironic, being the sort of technophobe and Luddite that I am. But I fell in...

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Albarn Forms Supergroup With Flea

3rd November 2010

DAMON ALBARN has formed another supergroup - he's teaming up with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS rocker FLEA for a new band.The former Blur frontman is currently working on his fourth studio album with Gorillaz and...

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Damon Albarn Plans Ballad Album

3rd November 2010

Damon Albarn plans to record a "proper ballad record".The Gorillaz and Blur frontman said he's always promised himself he'd make an album which will see him singing his favourite slow songs; although it could be...

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Albarn Takes Aim At Tv Talent Shows

2nd November 2010

DAMON ALBARN hates watching reality TV competitions such as AMERICAN IDOL and THE X FACTOR - likening the contestants' audition process to animal slaughter.The Blur frontman has followed in the footsteps of Sir Elton John...

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Sarandon Bringing Spin To Britain

15th October 2010

SUSAN SARANDON has enlisted the help of British rocker DAMON ALBARN to open a branch of her popular ping-pong club in the U.K.The Hollywood actress launched tennis table hotspot SPiN in New York last September...

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No Glee For Gorillaz

12th October 2010

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN will never allow his songs to be covered in GLEE because he's convinced the popular show is a "very poor substitute" for real music.A number of pop superstars, including Madonna, Britney...

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Gorillaz Are 'Doncamatic'

6th October 2010

Gorillaz will release a new track, 'Doncamatic (All Played Out)', next month. The Damon Albarn headed group - represented by a group of cartoons - have been busy touring their album 'Plastic Beach', but over...

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Albarn 'Proud' Of Bizarre Festival Show

5th October 2010

DAMON ALBARN has admitted his band GORILLAZ's headline slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival was a disaster - but he's adamant it was "funny" to leave the huge crowd bemused.The Clint Eastwood hitmakers were asked...

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Camp Sailor Damon Albarn?

4th October 2010

Damon Albarn worried Gorillaz new image would look too "gay".The musicians behind the cartoon band have started to reveal themselves during live performances, and have assumed a nautical theme for their latest 'Escape To Plastic...

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Good Gorilla Damon Albarn

2nd October 2010

Damon Albarn doesn't party when he tours with Gorillaz. The singer admits his lifestyle has changed dramatically since his days as the frontman of Blur in the 90s, and he now finds touring tough because...

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8th September 2010

"Gorillaz definitely deserve some kind of award - if only for having 104 people on stage at Glastonbury. What a f**king rider that must've been to organise - more complicated than a Big Brother shopping...

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Noel Gallagher Praises Rival

8th September 2010

Noel Gallagher admitted Gorillaz deserved a prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards last night (07.09.10). The former Oasis rocker praised the animated group - masterminded by his former bitter chart rival Damon...

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Gorillaz 'Polish Up' Old Tracks

13th August 2010

Gorillaz have joked that having live band members on stage doesn't work, as their cartoon forms are better looking.The group did away with their animated alter egos for their recent live performances - with frontman...

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Gorillaz Explain Glastonbury Show

27th July 2010

Damon Albarn thinks Gorillaz "lacked human interaction" at the Glastonbury festival.The frontman - whose group stepped in to take a headline slot at the world-famous UK music event in June when U2 were forced to...

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