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Gorillaz Announce Star-studded Music Documentary Reject False Icons

Gorillaz are set to release the documentary 'Reject False Icons', featuring their collaborators including Noel Gallagher, Shaun Ryder and De La Soul.The upcoming film is set to give fans the ''first ever all-access journey'' into...

Graham Coxon Teases New Blur Music

Graham Coxon has teased that there will be new music coming from Blur in the future.The 50-year-old guitarist quit the band in 2002 with his departure ultimately leading to the rest of the group, Damon...

Liam Gallagher Admits Blur Are His Guilty Pleasure

Liam Gallagher admits Blur are his ''guilty pleasure''.The former Oasis frontman might have been major rivals with Damon Albarn and co back in 90s and blasted his brother Noel Gallagher for collaborating with their frontman,...

Damon Albarn Thinks World Needs Africa Express

Damon Albarn thinks his Africa Express initiative can be ''very powerful'' and is what the world ''needs''.The Blur frontman founded the collective - which brings together African, Middle Eastern and Western musicians for recording projects...

Liam Gallagher Calls For 'Perspective' Over Text Message

Liam Gallagher has called for some ''perspective'' over his warning to his brother Noel Gallagher's wife to be ''very careful'' if she's going to continue to insult him.Posting on Twitter, Noel shared a screen-shot of...

Damon Albarn: Music Needs To Be Political

Damon Albarn says music ''needs'' to be political.The Blur and Gorillaz rocker has been known to inject political messages into his songs both in his groups and as a solo artist, and has said there's...

Damon Albarn Turned Down Parklife 25th Anniversary Shows Because Of Brexit

Damon Albarn turned down offers to reunite with Blur to mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal LP 'Parklife' because of Brexit.The iconic Britpop group's 1994 album, which turns 25 on April 25, was released...

Damon Albarn Takes Up Meditation To Keep Anxiety At Bay

Damon Albarn has taken up meditation and yoga. The Blur and Gorillaz star has revealed he has swapped the rock 'n' roll lifestyle for the healing powers of holistic therapy to manage his anxiety. The...

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...

Damon Albarn Wants France Move Over Brexit Vote

Damon Albarn wants to quit the UK over Brexit.The former Blur musician has been left bitterly disappointed by the way the country has gone since the vote to leave the European Union, and he's channeled...

Damon Albarn Wishes He'd Spoken Out With His Music Before Brexit

Damon Albarn wishes he'd got political with his music before Brexit.The former Blur star - whose supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen will release its new album 'Merrie Land' this month - has...

Music News Round-up: New Ian Brown And Gerard Way Songs, Drake Breaks Beatles Record

DRAKE BREAKS BEATLES CHART RECORD Rap megastar Drake has just overhauled a Billboard chart record held by The Beatles for over half a century, after his new track with Bad Bunny landed in the top...

Damon Albarn Reveals His Plan To 'Disappear'

Damon Albarn plans to ''disappear'' from the pop scene.The 50-year-old star has revealed he is preparing to leave the genre ''for a few years'' and will instead head to Africa to work on a new...

Damon Albarn Wished He Worked With John Lennon

Damon Albarn wishes he could have worked with his idol John Lennon.The Blur and Gorillaz star says the late Beatles frontman - who was shot dead outside his New York home in 1980, aged just...

Paul Mccartney Responds To Damon Albarn's Kanye West Warning

Sir Paul McCartney ''wouldn't'' have listened to Damon Albarn after he claimed to have warned him against working with Kanye West.The Blur frontman wasn't pleased when he found out The Beatles legend had agreed to...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Definitely Reform

Damon Albarn has hinted Blur could make another album together in the future.The 50-year-old star - who completed the iconic Britpop group with Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - admitted he is certain...

Blur Will 'Definitely' Reunite

Blur will ''definitely'' reunite to perform their hits again ''at some point''. Damon Albarn, the Britpop band's frontman, has admitted he would ''hate to think'' that he wouldn't ever play alongside the group's members Graham...

Damon Albarn Suffers Wild Partying Nightmares

Damon Albarn still suffers nightmares about his wild partying days - but is pleased he has patched up his differences with Noel Gallagher. The Blur frontman has bad dreams about his alcohol-fuelled hedonistic lifestyle in...

The Good, The Bad, And The Queen Album Coming This Year

Damon Albarn has confirmed The Good, The Bad, and The Queen will release a new album this year.The Blur and Gorillaz frontman - who is joined in the supergroup by The Clash's Paul Simonon, The...

Damon Albarn Warned Paul Mccartney Not To Work With Kanye West

Damon Albarn claims he warned Sir Paul McCartney not to work with Kanye West.The Blur frontman wasn't pleased when he found out The Beatles legend had agreed to team up with the rapper on the...

Graham Coxon Hints At New Blur Album

Graham Coxon has said there could be another Blur album.The 49-year-old guitarist quit the band in 2002 before reuniting with bandmates Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree in 2009 for a series of live...

Damon Albarn: I'm Permanently Dissatisfied With My Voice

Damon Albarn is ''permanently dissatisfied'' with his voice.The 50-year-old rocker has warned fans of Gorillaz - the virtual band he setup with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett - that their forthcoming LP 'The Now Now'...

Gorillaz Confirm New Album 'The Now Now'

After a week of speculation, Damon Albarn has confirmed that there will indeed be a new Gorillaz album coming this year, unveiling two new tracks and videos from the animated band.Speaking to Zane Lowe on...

Damon Albarn Turned Down Prince Collaboration

Damon Albarn turned down the chance to collaborate with Prince - because he didn't allow him to smoke in the studio.The Blur frontman decided against working with the late music legend - who passed away...

Damon Albarn Promises New The Good, The Bad And The Queen Album Very Soon

Damon Albarn has confirmed a new album from The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be out soon.The 50-year-old musician formed the rock supergroup with The Clash's Paul Simonon, The Verve's Simon Tong, and...

Gorillaz's New Album Features George Benson

Gorillaz's new album 'The Now Now' features guitar legend George Benson.The virtual band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn dropped new track 'Hollywood' - a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg - in March, and now it...

Gorillaz To Release New Album In June?

Gorillaz have teased the release of a new album on June 29.The virtual band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn dropped new track 'Hollywood' - a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg - in March, and now...

Gorillaz Debut New Song With Snoop Dogg

Gorillaz have teamed up with Snoop Dogg on new song 'Hollywood'.Blur's Damon Albarn's virtual band debuted the new track without the 'Drop It Like It's Hot' rapper, who has a guest verse, at their recent...

Damon Albarn To Record With Noel Gallagher

Damon Albarn will feature on Noel Gallagher's next solo album.The two men's former groups, Blur and Oasis, were bitter rivals in the 1990s, but the pair have buried the hatchet in recent years, and after...

Noel Gallagher Wants To Work With Morrissey

Noel Gallagher wants to write a song for Morrissey.The 50-year-old rocker has decided he wants to start sharing his songwriting talents around and has made a wish list of artists he wants to work with...

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