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Damon Albarn Believes He's Eaten Dog And Monkey On Tour

Damon Albarn believes he has “accidently” eaten monkey and dog whilst on tour.The Blur frontman has suspicions that he has eaten exotic meats during his travels across the globe, including forbidden food to Westerners like...

Blur's Dave Rowntree Signs Solo Record Deal For Debut Album

Blur's Dave Rowntree has signed to an indie label for his debut album.The 'Parklife' group's drummer has inked a deal with Cooking Vinyl for his first solo record, which is due out in 2022.The 57-year-old...

Damon Albarn Chose Album Title 'Years Ago'

Damon Albarn chose his album title "years ago".The 53-year-old singer has released his latest solo album, 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows' - the follow-up to 2014’s 'Everyday Robots' - and explained...

Damon Albarn Announces Intimate Solo Gig At Globe Theatre

Damon Albarn is playing an intimate solo gig at London's Globe theatre.The Blur and Gorillaz star will present tracks from his upcoming LP ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ at the one-off...

Graham Coxon: Blur Needs A Reason To Reunite

Graham Coxon has insisted he'll be up for reuniting with Blur when the time is right.The 52-year-old guitarist has compared his workload to "a massive English breakfast" and admitted he probably wouldn't notice if someone...

Blur Only Paid Off Debts Incurred In The 90s 'Two Years Ago'

Alex James has claimed Blur only paid off their debts for their 'Leisure' tour "about two years ago".The 'Song 2' group's record label bankrolled their 1992 US run in support of their acclaimed 1991 debut...

Damon Albarn Regrets Missing David Bowie Collaboration

Damon Albarn "regrets" not making an album with the late David Bowie.The Blur frontman was "summonsed" to see the 'Heroes' hitmaker - who died of cancer in 2016 - to discuss the possibility of joining...

Damon Albarn To Be Special Guest Performer At Latitude

Damon Albarn will be a special guest performer at this year's Latitude music festival. The Blur frontman will take to the lakeside Waterfront stage at Henham Park, Suffolk, east England, for a Saturday sunset performance...

Blur Will Reunite 'When It's Wanted'

Damon Albarn says Blur will reunite "when it's wanted".The Britpop legends haven't toured together since their 2015 run in support of their comeback LP, 'The Magic Whip', but the 53-year-old frontman reunited with his bandmates...

Damon Albarn Announces New Solo Album

Damon Album will release his second solo album in November.The Blur frontman had originally intended for 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows' to be an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of...

Graham Coxon: I Was Destined To Become An Alcoholic

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon believes he was destined to become an alcoholic from childhood.The ‘Coffee and TV’ hitmaker checked himself into The Priory in 2001 after his booze binges began to last months and he...

Duran Duran To Perform With Graham Coxon At Billboard Music Awards

Duran Duran are set to perform with Blur's Graham Coxon at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.Simon Le Bon and co will be joined by the Britpop legend when they debut a new track from their...

Alex James Hints At Blur Reunion At Big Feastival

Alex James has hinted Blur could perform at the Big Feastival.The 52-year-old bassist is hoping all his former bandmates, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree, and Graham Coxon, will be in attendance at his farm for this...

Fatboy Slim Predicts Music Will Go Back To Basics

Fatboy Slim thinks music will go back to basics in 2021.The 57-year-old DJ – whose real name is Norman Cook – doesn’t expect festivals or gigs to be the same for a long time after...

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When Brevity Is A Necessity You'll Want This Playlist

When time is of the essence and you need a quick fix you require some succinct songs to get you through the day. On the shortest day of the year your time is precious but...

Elton John Praises 'Special' Damon Albarn

Sir Elton John has praised Damon Albarn as a “special” songwriter.The 73-year-old singer has collaborated with a number of different artists this year but the most important for him was playing piano and lending vocals...

Damon Albarn: We Need Live Music

Damon Albarn thinks live music is a good "prescription" for coronavirus.The Blur and Gorillaz star understands that the health crisis is a "medical emergency" but insists it is also an "existential one" too as he...

The Jaded Hearts Club Haven't Ruled Out Writing Original Songs

Graham Coxon and Matt Bellamy have thought about writing original music for their covers supergroup The Jaded Hearts Club.The band - which also includes Miles Kane, Jet's Nic Cester, Jamie Davis, and Sean Payne of...

Kylie Minogue And Little Mix Set For 'Blur And Oasis' Style Chart Battle

Kylie Minogue is prepared for a ''Blur and Oasis'' style chart battle with Little Mix.The 52-year-old pop superstar will release her new album 'Disco' on November 6 - which is the same day the girl...

Damon Albarn Looks Forward To More Blur Shows

Damon Albarn is open to playing more Blur shows.The Britpop legends haven't toured together since their 2015 run in support of their comeback LP, 'The Magic Whip', but the 52-year-old frontman reunited with his bandmates...

Album Of The Week: Blur's The Great Escape Turns 25

What with Oasis celebrating the 25th anniversary of their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? next month, it seems we're having a bit of a Britpop revival this year. Blur also mark the 25th...

Liam Gallagher Rules Out Damon Albarn Collaboration

Liam Gallagher is ''not interested'' in a collaboration with rival Damon Albarn.The ex-Oasis frontman was asked by his Twitter followers if he'd be up for teaming up with his former band's biggest Britpop rivals Blur's...

Bastille Launch New Era With Punky Single What You Gonna Do???

Bastille have launched their new era with punk rock track 'What You Gonna Do???' featuring Blur's Graham Coxon.Dan Smith and co have joined forces with the Britpop legend, who plays guitar and contributed vocals on...

Blur's Alex James: Coronavirus Is Killing Live Music

Alex James says coronavirus is killing live music.The Blur bassist has slammed the UK government for prioritising the reopening of shops and cinemas over venues, when the live music sector contributes a considerable amount each...

'Spice Girls Have To Be Naughty Sometimes': Sporty And Ginger Escorted Off Stage At Blur Gig

Melanie C and Geri Horner once got escorted off stage at a Blur gig.Sporty Spice - who was linked to the 'Song 2' group's frontman Damon Albarn in 1997 - has recalled the time she...

Tinie Tempah Hails Rap The New Rock 'N' Roll

Tinie Tempah says rap music is the ''new rock 'n' roll''.The 'Pass Out' hitmaker - who now releases music under the moniker Tinie - believes the rock scene has become dull and rap has taken...

Jaded Hearts Club Want To Highlight Lost Songs

Supergroup The Jaded Hearts Club want to highlight the ''greatest lost songs ever written''.The band - which includes Muse's Matt Bellamy, Blur's Graham Coxon, Miles Kane, Jet's Nic Cester, Jamie Davis, and Sean Payne of...

Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary Of Blur's Experimental Album 13

It's been 20 years since Britpop extraordinaires Blur unveiled their Mercury Prize nominated sixth album 13; a record which was very different sonically and thematically from their previous work, but nonetheless became their fourth consecutive...

Wiley Praises Stormzy

Wiley says Stormzy is leading the next generation of grime.The 'Can You Hear Me?' hitmaker is really ''happy'' for the 'Shut Up' rapper for all of his success and hopes each generation going forward will...

Damon Albarn Tells Glastonbury "Democracy Has Failed Us"

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has said, “democracy has failed us”, after the results of the historic referendum came in, showing Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Albarn joins a host of celebrities who...

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