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Bobby Womack Thanks Gorillaz For Inspiring Comeback

26th August 2011

Soul legend Bobby Womack has credited Damon Albarn's group Gorillaz for kickstarting his career after excessive drug use robbed him of his creative edge.The singer/songwriter, dubbed 'the last great soul man', all but quit the...

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Blur Reunion Held Back By Cheese

23rd August 2011

Alex James says making cheese and raising his children are holding back a Blur reunion.The band's bassist - who is also a full time cheese farmer - is planning to meet up with bandmates guitarist...

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Thom Yorke Influenced Flea

14th August 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea was influenced by touring with Radiohead singer Thom Yorke.The bassist played with the British singer in supergroup Atoms for Peace - which also included punk singer Patti Smith and Gorillaz...

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Benji Boko Wants Gorillaz Collaboration

10th August 2011

Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Damon Albarn.Following the release of his debut album, 'Beats, Treats, and all things Unique' in June - the dance musician is working on his ultimate musical...

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Damon Albarn's Seven Day Album

22nd July 2011

Damon Albarn is recording a whole album in just seven days in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The Gorillaz mastermind set off for the country – one of the poorest nations on earth – this...

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Damon Albarn To Record Album In The Congo

21st July 2011

British rocker Damon Albarn is to record a special charity album during a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise awareness of the problems facing the country.The Blur star is heading to the...

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Karen O Writes Opera

19th July 2011

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O is following in the footsteps of Damon Albarn by writing her own opera.Blur rocker Albarn has moved from creating chart hits to working on stage shows, launching Monkey: Journey...

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Damon Albarn: Sting Not A Fan

30th June 2011

Damon Albarn doesn't think Sting appreciates his music. The former Blur frontman has written the new opera 'Doctor Dee', a re-enactment of the life of 16th century scientist John Dee, and while Damon will perform...

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Damon Albarn Wants To Release Opera Album

17th June 2011

British rocker Damon Albarn is hoping to release an album of songs from his new opera, which is inspired by "medieval church music".The brains behind Blur and Gorillaz has been busy writing Doctor Dee, an...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

14th June 2011

Sir Paul Mccartney is eyeing a collaboration with Damon Albarn's band Gorillaz.The Beatles legend famously dabbled with electronic music on his solo album MCCartney II, and he is looking to venture back into the genre...

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Damon Albarn's ' Emotional Connection' To Opera

9th June 2011

Damon Albarn wrote his opera 'Doctor Dee' because of a "strong emotional connection" to the character. The former Blur frontman has prepared the re-enactment of the life of 16th century scientist John Dee, because he...

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Damon Albarn To Appear In Opera Show

7th June 2011

Damon Albarn is to step out from behind the scenes to make an appearance in his new opera.The Blur and Gorillaz star put his music career on hold this year (11) to focus on writing...

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Adele Named Most Powerful In British Music

27th May 2011

Adele has been named the most powerful person in the British music industry. The Music Power 100 poll by the Guardian newspaper saw the singer - who has topped the UK album charts for 16...

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Spice Girls Tipped For Olympic Reunion

27th April 2011

Geri Halliwell wants the Spice Girls to reunite for next year's Olympic Games.The singer - who famously quit the group in 1998 before they all got back together for a world tour in 2007 -...

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Dave Grohl Impressed Damon Albarn Created Album On Ipad

22nd April 2011

Dave Grohl has praised Damon Albarn for completing an entire album on an iPad, because the rocker is sure he would have struggled to use the technology himself.British singer Albarn created the last Gorillaz record,...

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Gorillaz New Album Created Entirely On Ipad Apps

19th April 2011

Gorillaz, the musical project of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, have returned with their fifth studio album. Gorillaz new record 'The Fall' has been created entirely on 'iPad' apps and was recorded in hotels and...

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Coldplay Asked To Open 2012 Olympics

8th April 2011

Coldplay have been asked to open the 2012 Olympics. The 'In My Place' group are being lined up to perform especially written anthem, 'Welcome Song', when the games come to London next year. The opening...

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Beady Eye Announce Japan Benefit Show

22nd March 2011

Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Paul Weller and will play a charity show for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. The groups will also be joined at London's Brixton 02 Academy on April 3...

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Graham Coxon Admits Blur Recordings

19th February 2011

Blur have recorded a "few things" since their reformation.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who reunited for a series of concerts in summer 2009, seven years after they last performed together - released a one-off single, 'Fool's...

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Albarn Writing Music For Sister's Film

24th January 2011

BLUR rocker DAMON ALBARN is writing the musical score for a movie adaptation of a children's book written by his sister, according to a U.K. report.Jessica Albarn's story The Boy In The Oak, about a...

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Coachella 2011 Announce Lineup Featuring Kanye And The Strokes

19th January 2011

COACHELLA 2011 will be headlined by KANYE WEST, THE STROKES, ARCADE FIRE and KINGS OF LEON after the festival announced its official line-up last night (19th January 2011). Guitar bands will dominate the stages at...

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Blur Reuniting In 2011?

17th January 2011

Blur will "definitely" get back together this year.The 'Song 2' band's future has remained in question since they played a handful of triumphant shows in 2009, but drummer Dave Rowntree is confident all four members...

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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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