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Graham Coxon Rules Out More Blur

1st October 2009

Graham Coxon insists Blur will not work together again.The guitarist quashed recent speculation that the Britpop legends - who played a string of concerts this summer, including a headline slot at the Glastonbury festival -...

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The Horrors' Gorillaz Duet

2nd September 2009

The Horrors feature on the new Gorillaz album.The rockers were stunned when Damon Albarn - who created the animated group with artist Jamie Hewlett - contacted them to praise their work and invite them to...

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Just Jack Wants Damon Track

17th June 2009

Just Jack wants to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The British rapper is a huge admirer of the eclectic musician - who as well as fronting Blur also masterminded animated band Gorillaz and started The Good, The...

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Blur Too Busy For Music

3rd June 2009

Blur are "too busy" to record a new album.The reformed Britpop legends are currently preparing for their comeback concerts, but guitarist Graham Coxon - who recently released his latest solo LP 'The Spinning Top' -...

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Winehouse 'Angers Label Bosses With Gorillaz Team-up'

13th April 2009

AMY WINEHOUSE has reportedly infuriated her record label bosses by delaying the recording of her solo album - to collaborate with GORILLAZ. Executives at music firm Universal paid for the singer to fly to St. Lucia...

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Womack Signs Up For Gorillaz

10th April 2009

DAMON ALBARN has landed a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee on his new GORILLAZ album after inviting soul man BOBBY WOMACK to record with him. Womack, who entered the Hall of Fame as part...

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Bernard Butler Honoured At Music Producers' Awards

13th February 2009

Producer and former guitarist Bernard Butler has won the top prize at the Music Producers' Guild awards.The ex-Suede member was named producer of the year and also took the Brit award for best producer.Butler produced...

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Kasabian Talk New Album

6th January 2009

KASABIAN have been discussing their forthcoming album, which is to be released later this year.According to the Leicester band, the follow-up to 2006's EMPIRE will be an eclectic mix of influences.Speaking to BBC 6 Music,...

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Blur Top Myspace Survey

23rd December 2008

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers were the most listened to act on social networking website MySpace...

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Fascinating Fact 6481

3rd December 2008

After his concerts in London last month (Nov08), KANYE WEST unwound by playing a game of Connect 4 with GORILLAZ creator and BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN....

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Gorillaz To Return From Retirement For Sixth Album

23rd September 2008

DAMON ALBARN is bringing his band GORILLAZ out of retirement for a sixth album, just months after announcing the CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers were finished for good. The former Blur frontman reveals he and co-creator Jamie...

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Fascinating Fact 5677

25th July 2008

GORILLAZ founders DAMON ALBARN and JAMIE HEWLETT have reteamed to create an animated clip promoting BBC coverage of the Beijing Summer Olympics. The video is inspired by Albarn's new opera, Monkey: Journey to the West,...

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Albarn's Bid To Change Music

22nd July 2008

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN formed his virtual band GORILLAZ because he was growing bored of the music industry. Visual artist Jamie Hewlett and Albarn were so fed up with the state of the music...

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Damon Albarn 'Was Tired Of Blur'

21st July 2008

Damon Albarn was tired of fronting BLUR when he decided to focus on other projects, according to his GORILLAZ partner Jamie Hewlett.Speaking to the Observer, Hewlett revealed that his ex-partner Jane Olliver introduced him to...

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Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto And Fatboy Tempt Creamfields Fans

13th July 2008

Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto are the artists most attendees of this year's Creamfields are looking forward to seeing at the dance festival, a survey has revealed.Fatboy Slim and Pendulum were also found to excite...

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Albarn Takes His Opera To The Us

2nd May 2008

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is taking his circus opera to the US.MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST will make its stateside debut at the 2008 Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, beginning on May 23rd, reports...

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Damon Albarn Plans 130 Musician Album

29th April 2008

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has announced plans to release a rather unusual new album.The singer told BBC 6 Music that his latest endeavour will involve more than 100 musicians, including a Chinese choir and...

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Alex James Blames Damon Albarn For Delaying Blur Reunion

30th January 2008

Blur bassist Alex James has blamed Damon Albarn for delaying plans for a band reunion.The Britpop legends have long planned to reform only for individual members to then publicly express distaste at the idea of...

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Bbc3 Launches 'New Look'

22nd January 2008

A 'new look' BBC3 has been unveiled by Danny Cohen, the digital channel's controller.The channel's programming has been severely criticised by BBC luminaries, with the Today programme's John Humphrys attacking the corporation's bosses for implementing...

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Albarn Slams Celeb Culture

28th December 2007

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has slammed the UK's celebrity culture, saying it "sends out all the wrong messages".Albarn told BBC Radio Four that television programmes like Big Brother and the X Factor have...

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Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

8th October 2007

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

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Blur To 'Record Together In September'

14th July 2007

Blur could possibly reunite in their original line-up and record together for the first time since 1999.In comments made to the NME, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree said that a period in September has been set...

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Albarn Questions Australian Logic

12th July 2007

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN has poured scorn on the Australian government's decision to ban SNOOP DOGG, insisting it will only serve to raise the rapper's profile even more. The hip-hop star has been denied entry...

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Monkey Opera Opens Manchester Festival

29th June 2007

Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West opened the Manchester international festival last night.The Blur front man composed the music for the show, which features the character of Monkey based on the Chinese legend of...

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Fascinating Fact 3469

27th June 2007

An opera penned by GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN opens on Wednesday evening (27Jun07) as part of the Manchester International Festival in England. Monkey: Journey To The West, which is based on the legendary tale of...

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Ozzy Named Mojo 'Icon'

19th June 2007

Veteran rock star Ozzy Osbourne triumphed at last night's Mojo awards, being crowned icon of the year at the music prize ceremony.Fellow rocker Alice Cooper joined the Black Sabbath vocalist in the line up of...

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Gorillaz Not Connected To Hewlett's Vibrator Project

18th June 2007

LATEST: Cartoon band GORILLAZ are shocked by false claims they are releasing a range of vibrators. A report last week alleged the band have teamed up with adult company Jimmyjane to create the sex toys...

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Gorillaz Vibrators Set For Release

18th June 2007

GORILLAZ NOT CONNECTED TO HEWLETT'S VIBRATOR PROJECT LATEST: Cartoon band GORILLAZ are shocked by false claims they are releasing a range of vibrators. A report last week alleged the band have teamed up with adult...

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Gorillaz To Quit After Film

20th April 2007

Grammy-winning animated rockers GORILLAZ will quit after appearing in a movie, to be directed by TERRY GILLIAM and scored by frontman DAMON ALBARN. Albarn has confirmed Gorillaz have released their last ever album and will...

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Albarn Challenges Gallagher To Campaign For Greenpeace

8th March 2007

British rocker DAMON ALBARN has challenged his former rival NOEL GALLAGHER to show his worth - by campaigning for Greenpeace. OASIS star Gallagher, who infamously said he wished Albarn would die of AIDS at the...

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