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'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...

Octavian To Feature On New Gorillaz Track

Gorillaz are set to release a collaboration with rapper Octavian. Since the start of the year, the virtual band - created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett - have been releasing tracks as part of...

Liam Gallagher Slams Noel Gallagher's Claims About His Feud With Damon Albarn

Liam Gallagher has insisted he has never warred with Damon Albarn over a girl, after Noel Gallagher blamed the famous Oasis versus Blur feud on the pair's falling out.Noel claimed this week that the war...

Oasis Versus Blur War Caused By Love Triangle

The Oasis versus Blur war was caused by a love triangle. Noel Gallagher has revealed that the infamous Nineties feud between the Britpop bands was actually caused by Liam Gallagher, 47, and Damon Albarn, 52,...

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...

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...

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...

Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher Is 'Most Overrated Songwriter Ever'

Steve Earle has called Noel Gallagher ''the most overrated songwriter ever''.The 'Copperheard Road' hitmaker has slammed the Oasis legend's lyrical ability and thinks his band rocketed to fame in the 1990s because they ''behaved badly'',...

Gorillaz Have No Agenda

Damon Albarn has ''no agenda'' with Gorillaz.The 49-year-old singer loves the fact his animated band are able to adapt to whatever he is writing or whatever musical direction he is keen to explore and insists...

Gorillaz Headline Inaugural Year Of Their Demon Dayz Festival

Gorillaz have launched their very own one-day summer festival named after their second album. Demon Dayz Festival will hit Dreamland Margate in the coming months, with the electronic duo slated as the headline act of...

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...

Gorillaz Release New Anti-trump Song 'Hallelujah Money', Their First Music In Six Years

Animated band Gorillaz have dropped their first new music in nearly six years with an anti-Donald Trump protest song featuring Benjamin Clementine, called ‘Hallelujah Money’, which serves as the first taster from the group’s upcoming...

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...

Adele Named Songwriter Of The Year At The Ivor Novello Awards

Adele has been named as Songwriter of the Year at the 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, which recognise achievements of quality in songwriting, having been overlooked in all the other categories.The 27 year old British star...

Damon Albarn To Perform With Syrian National Orchestra For Arabic Music In Southbank Show

Blur singer Damon Albarn will perform live with the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music at a special concert at London’s Southbank Centre later this year.The multi-talented songwriter, plus a number of other special guests...

Idris Elba, Damon Albarn And Barbara Windsor Recognised In New Year's Honours List

Idris Elba, Barbara Windsor and Blur frontman Damon Albarn were among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. ‘Luther’ actor Elba was recognised with an OBE for his services to drama and said...

Damon Albarn Says That Alleged Feud With Adele Isn't True

Damon Albarn has rubbished recent talk of a feud with chart-topping star Adele, saying that it was “not even true” that they’d had disagreements.Albarn, the lead singer of Blur, told The Sun back in September...

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...

Jamie Hewlett Confirms New Gorillaz Album And 2016 Plans

Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that Gorillaz will soon be returning with a new album. The artist who is preparing to host an exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery, titled The Suggetionists, said the band are planning...

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...

Blur Didn't Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World

Blur have never wanted to be the ''biggest band in the world''.The 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers - who released their first album since 2003, 'The Magic Whip', earlier this year - think they have been...

Damon Albarn Slams Adele's New Album Tracks

The Blur frontman worked with the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker on five tracks for the much-delayed follow-up to her 2011 record 21, but he is certain they will be rejected from the...

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...

Damon Albarn Confirms New Gorillaz Record

Damon Albarn is planning a new Gorillaz album.The 47-year-old star has revealed he is set to start recording the group's new record in September as a follow-up to 2011's 'The Fall', scheduled for a 2016...

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...

Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage

Damon Albarn was carried off stage when he refused to finish a five-hour long show.The 47-year-old rocker was performing with his African Express project at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark when he got so into...

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