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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...

Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers....

Adele Regrets Working With Damon Albarn

The odd couple hit the studio together and tried to work on new material, but the union wasn't productive. Albarn and Adele didn't even complete one track and the Blur singer subsequently...

Damon Albarn Dreads Blur Gigs

The star formed the group in 1988 with Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, and they enjoyed a string of hits in the 1990s, including Song 2 and Country House. The bandmates...

Damon Albarn: Noel Gallagher Is 'Hilarious'

Damon Albarn thinks Noel Gallagher is ''hilarious''.The blur frontman had a vicious rivalry with the Oasis rocker and his bandmates during the 1990s but relations between the pair have now thawed and they now enjoy...

Gorillaz To Take Up Whole Of 2016 For Damon Albarn

Jamie Hewlett has promised ''2016 is going to be Gorillaz all year''.The comic creator has revealed he's once again teamed up with his collaborator Damon Albarn to revive the virtual band with the intention of...

Damon Albarn Makes Surprise Appearance At Dismaland

The gig took place in Weston-super-Mare, England on Friday (25Sep15), where the artist's Disney-inspired 'bemusement park' is based. The installation featured work from Banksy and other artists including Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer....

Q Awards Nominations Renew Blur And Noel Gallagher Rivalry

An old mid-1990s Britpop battle has been reignited as Blur and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are up against each other in the Best Album category - Blur for The Magic Whip, and...

Damon Albarn Plays Elephant Song To Animal Inspiration

The Blur frontman wrote Mr. Tembo about an orphaned calf he met in the country during his travels and the song was included on his 2014 album Everyday Robots. He has now...

Russell Brand Ends Online News Show

The British funnyman has been broadcasting episodes of The Trews on his YouTube.com channel since early last year (14) and he regularly weighed in on issues such as politics, international events and current...

Blur's Graham Coxon: Kanye Is An Idiot

Blur's Graham Coxon thinks Kanye West is an ''idiot''.The guitarist has blasted the 'All Day' rapper and even questioned whether he writes the music which has featured on his six studio records.Asked what he thinks...

Graham Coxon: 'Kanye West Is An Idiot'

The rapper riled some music fans earlier this year (15) when he was booked to headline Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival, and more than 135,000 signed a petition urging bosses to drop him from...

Blur's Alex James 'Proud' Of Damon Albarn's Five Hour Set

Blur's Alex James is ''proud'' of Damon Albarn for playing a five hour set.The frontman of the rock group had to be escorted off the stage by security when he refused to end the show...

Alex James Blown Away By Fans' Reaction To Blur Reunion

The British band got back together last year (14) to make its first album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, and James still cannot believe how well the comeback has been received....

Noel Gallagher Rules Britain's Vinyl Charts

The former Oasis star, who now performs as Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, released his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, in February (15) and it has now racked up the biggest vinyl sales...

Blur's Damon Albarn Has To Be Carried Off Stage After Mammoth Five Hour Set

Blur frontman Damon Albarn just didn’t know when to call it a night on Saturday evening and ending up being carried from the stage after playing a five-hour set. Albarn embarked on the lengthly set...

Damon Albarn Travelled To North Korea For Musical Research

The Blur frontman has written a new stage version of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and he originally planned for the show to be set in the heavily militarised Asian country....

Blur Wanted Glastonbury Slot

Blur wanted to replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who recently headlined Isle of Wight festival and Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - were tipped to take the Friday night slot...

Blur Prove They're Well And Truly Back With Hit Packed Bst Hyde Park Set

Blur showed they haven't missed a beat since their BritPop heyday on Saturday night when they played a hit packed set at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park. The gig began with singer Damon...

Blur's Damon Albarn Hands Out Ice Creams

Damon Albarn handed out ice creams to fans at Blur's headline performance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Saturday night (20.06.15).The 'Song 2' hitmaker's dished out the tasty treat to those...

The Strokes Kick Off British Summer Time

The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).The US rockers thrilled the 60,000-strong crowd - which included the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, Foo Fighters drummer...

Isle Of Wight Festival Sees World Record Attempt In Honour Of Jimi Hendrix

On the 45th anniversary of his legendary set at the venue, the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 have honoured Jimi Hendrix by attempting to break a world record.Amid the fun of four...

Graham Coxon: 'Blur Would Support Oasis For Quarter Of A Billion'

The two groups were pitted against each other as chart rivals at the height of Britpop 20 years ago, but the band members have since become friends, and guitarist Coxon admits he'd open...

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