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Damon Albarn's African Party

Damon Albarn is having a ''24 hour party'' touring the UK for his Africa Express shows.The Blur singer - who is travelling with musicians including Carl Barat, Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys and Eliza Doolittle on...

Paul Weller Blasts Musical Reunions

Paul Weller is ''sick'' of bands reforming.The 54-year-old rocker feels ''disappointed'' that the music industry is celebrating the likes of The Stone Roses and Blur for getting back together as it is damaging for up-and-coming...

To The End: Was Olympic Concert Blur's Final Gig?

As the last few notes of an emotional 'The Universal' faded into the night air, what was going through the minds of Blur ? The group played a storming set at Hyde Park in London...

Tears All Round As Blur Close Olympics Celebration Concert

Blur packed a punch that could rival one that Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell would struggle to match, as they blew away the Hyde Park crowd at the sold-out Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert last night.As...

Blur Earned $480 For Olympics Gig

British rockers Blur were paid just $480 (£300) to perform in London's Hyde Park to mark the closing of the Olympic Games.The band played a huge gig in front of tens of thousands of fans...

Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

Who's Bringing The Music For The Olympics Closing Ceremony?

The closing ceremony for the Olympic Games is, sadly, ever nearer to us, with the past two weeks seeing London bathed in sporting excellence and a spirit that's superseded even the most pro-Olympic fans. However,...

Blur Argue Over Set List

Blur have been arguing over the set list ahead of their Hyde Park show.The reformed group perform at the outdoor London venue on Sunday (12.08.12) as part of an Olympic closing ceremony concert - their...

Ray Davies Pretends To Be Damon

Ray Davies claims to be Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street. The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he...

Paul Weller's Praise For Bradley Wiggins

Paul Weller praised Gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins at a London gig last night (01.08.12).The rocker performed an intimate show at London's 100 Club as part of the Converse Represent series of concerts and told...

Paul Weller Wants Damon Albarn Collaboration

Paul Weller wants to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The 'That Dangerous Age' singer is a big fan of the Blur singer and after hearing his latest work - an opera, 'Dr Dee' - he is eyeing...

Paul Weller Keen To Collaborate With Damon Albarn

British rocker Paul Weller is keen to hit the recording studio with Damon Albarn after he was impressed by the Blur rocker's recent opera album.The former The Jam frontman admits he buys music from rival...

Blur's 'Sarcastic' Album

Graham Coxon says Blur's 'Parklife' album was ''sarcastic''. The singer-songwriter doesn't understand why people regard their third studio album as a ''celebration of Englishness'' as the lyrics in the title song - written about their...

Graham Coxon Writing Songs Fictional Britpop Band

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is writing songs for a film about Britpop. The musician is teaming up with Ash frontman Tim Wheeler to pen tracks for a fictional Britpop band in a movie called 'The...

Blur Echo 'The Beatles' With London Rooftop Show

Brit-pop saviours Blur took to the rooftop of their recording studio for a free, stream-able (via Twitter) gig for their fans last night (June 2nd) in what was their first gig in almost three year's....

Blur Debuts New Tracks In Secret London Rooftop Show

Blur cemented the anticipation building ahead of their special Olympic show at London's Hyde Park for the closing ceremony by debuting two new tracks at a special live show streamed on Twitter last night. One...

Blur To Unveil Two New 'Olympics' Songs, Via Twitter

Blur have announced that they intend to unveil two new songs via Twitter, Rolling Stone reports today. The British band have written two new tracks specifically for their August 12, 2012 show in Hyde Park,...

Mel C: I Hope Spice Girls Are Acknowledged At Olympics

Mel C says that she won't be happy if the Spice Girls are snubbed by The London 2012 Games ceremony director Danny Boyle.Her comment comes as Olympic organisers released a playlist for the opening event...

Princes William And Harry's Bad Wedding Jokes

Britain's Princes William and Harry cracked ''bad jokes'' to settle their nerves at the royal wedding. Harry was best man at his brother's nuptials to Duchess Catherine - previously Kate Middleton - in April 2011...

Ke$ha Samples Blur's Song 2 On New Record

Ke$ha samples Blur's 'Song 2' on her second album. Leaked track 'Woo Hoo' features snippets of the British band's classic, backed by lyrics about the hard-partying lifestyle which Ke$ha is famous for.Other tracks on the...

Paloma Faith And Razorlight To Headline Jamie Oliver Festival

Paloma Faith will headline Jamie Oliver presents The Big Feastival with Alex James.The food and music festival - which raises money for the Jamie Oliver Foundation and this year will be held at Blur bassist...

Charlize Theron: 'I Can't Remember Life Without Son'

Charlize Theron can't remember her life before becoming a mother.The 36-year-old actress - who adopted son Jackson in March - said at the London premiere of her movie 'Snow White and the Huntsman' that everything...

Blur Announce Intimate Shows Ahead Of Olympics Concert

Blur have announced a string of intimate shows before their concert closing the Olympics in Britain. The 'Song 2' band are to play in British towns Margate, Wolverhampton and Plymouth, as well as appearing at...

Damon Albarn Working On Solo Album

Damon Albarn is working on a solo album.The singer - who has fronted Blur and Gorillaz - has just released his soundtrack album to his musical 'Dr Dee', but is already looking to his next...

Beastie Boys Hit With Lawsuit

Beastie Boys have been hit with a lawsuit just days after the death of bandmember Adam Yauch. Music label Tuf America has reportedly submitted a lawsuit against the hip-hop group alleging the band illegally sampled...

Noel Gallagher: Male Fan Alleges 'Noel. I Am Pregnant By You!!!!!'

Noel Gallagher, former lead guitarist of chart topping rock band Oasis, talks about his Sao Paulo show in his new blog written for the Huffington Post UK. He mentions a few of the banners that...

Damon Albarn Thinks New Blur Sound Would Be Interesting

Damon Albarn thinks a new Blur album would be ''interesting''.The group - who have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009 - haven't released a record since 2003's...

Duran Duran To Perform At Olympics Concert

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics are to headline a special Olympics opening ceremony concert.The four acts have been chosen to perform at the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde...

Damon Albarn Hopes For Noel Gallagher Collaboration

Blur star Damon Albarn wants to prove he has patched up his relationship with former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher by working on a song together.The two bands were fierce rivals during the '90s Britpop era,...

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