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Dizzee Rascal Thinks Glastonbury Were Too Scared To Let Him Headline

Dizzee Rascal doesn't think Glastonbury Festival bosses had the "confidence" to let him headline.The 'Bonkers' hitmaker has played the Worthy Farm event several times over the years but never been put at the top of...

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...

Bbc Bringing Glastonbury Into People's Homes

As the Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled again this year the BBC has announced they will instead be running 'The Glastonbury Experience 2021’ and beaming some of the highlights from previous years into people’s homes.For...

Streaming Until You're Blue In The Face: Are Artists Under Paid Each Time You Listen To One Of Their Songs?

In a recent open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, major players in the UK music industry, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones, have called for a major reform...

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...

Paul Mccartney, Chris Martin And More Sign Letter To Boris Johnson Calling For Reform Of Streaming Business

Sir Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Chris Martin are among 156 people who have penned a letter to Boris Johnson asking for an overhaul of the streaming industry.Together with the Musicians’ Union in association with...

Sir Paul Mccartney 'Shocked In A Pleasant Way' By Mccartney Iii Imagined Remixes

Sir Paul McCartney was "shocked in a very pleasant way" by the contributions to 'McCartney III Imagined'.The former Beatles legend released the star-studded collection, which features the likes of Idris Elba, Damon Albarn, St. Vincent...

Sir Paul Mccartney Drops All-star Mccartney Iii Imagined Lp

Sir Paul McCartney has released his star-studded 'McCartney III Imagined’ collection, featuring the likes of Idris Elba and Damon Albarn.The former Beatles legend originally released his 18th solo album, ‘McCartney III’, in December, and he...

Album Of The Week: The Twentieth Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Gorillaz

Two decades ago the popular musical landscape was changed substantially by a creation that embraced a cohesive fusion between music and virtual reality in a way that had not been explored on such a scale...

Sir Paul Mccartney Teams Up With Stars For New Mccartney Iii Imagined Album

Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with the likes of Idris Elba and Damon Albarn for ‘McCartney III Imagined’.The former Beatles legend originally released his 18th solo album, ‘McCartney III’, in December, and it has...

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...

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...

Gorillaz Tease Collaboration With Sir Paul Mccartney

Damon Albarn has hinted at a Gorillaz collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney. The 52-year-old musician revealed that he has recorded music with the legendary Beatles star and he hopes to use it on an upcoming...

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...

Sir Elton John Hails Damon Albarn 'The Most Interesting British Musician'

Sir Elton John has hailed Damon Albarn as the "most interesting British musician".The 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker admires how the Blur star - who he has joined forces with on the track 'Pink Phantom' for his...

Gorillaz Eye Dolly Parton Collaboration

Gorillaz would love to do a song with Dolly Parton.Blur star Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett's cartoon band got Sir Elton John on the track 'The Pink Phantom' and The Cure's Robert Smith on...

'We Need To Take Care Of The Next Generation': Damon Albarn Slams Government's Fatima Ad

Damon Albarn says it's vital that the next generation are nurtured. The Blur frontman has hit out at the British government's "callous" viral campaign, which urged creatives to retrain and featured a picture of a...

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...

Sir Elton John Features On Star-studded Gorillaz Album

Sir Elton John features on Gorillaz's upcoming album, 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez'.The cartoon band - which is the brainchild of Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - launched the star-studded record with the...

Gorillaz Tease The Cure Collaboration

Gorillaz and The Cure have joined forces for a new collaboration.The virtual band - created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett - have been releasing collaborations as part of their ongoing 'Song Machine' project.And the...

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...

'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...

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