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Damon Albarn wants France move over Brexit vote

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 those frustrations into The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s new album ‘Merrie Land’. Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper while in France, he admitted: "Each note, ever... »

Damon Albarn wishes he’d spoken out with his music before Brexit

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 admitted he is saddened by the divide in the UK after the results of the referendum for the country to leave the European Union. Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, he e... »

Damon Albarn reveals his plan to ‘disappear’

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 project. He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I’m doing this really fascinating thing in west Africa based on the poem of Sundiata. "Sort of disappear from pop music and go a b... »

Graham Coxon: Briptop was really dull for guitarist

Graham Coxon: Briptop was really dull for guitarist

Graham Coxon said Britpop was "f***ing really dull" for guitarists. The Blur musician insisted with the exception of artists like Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, most of them seemed to be "there to back up a female vocalist", and he didn’t feel like the best music in the 1990s was coming from that seen. He told The Guardian newspaper: "I was excited once I figured... »

Damon Albarn wished he worked with John Lennon

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 40 – was the "pivotal influence" in him taking up songwriting when he was at school, particularly Lennon’s 1971 hit solo song ‘Imagine’, which was inspired by his widow ... »

Paul McCartney responds to Damon Albarn’s Kanye West warning

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 team up with the rapper on the song ‘FourFiveSeconds’ in 2015, and called their collaboration "abusive", suggesting that Kanye "trapped&qu... »

Alex James: I don’t think you can be in an indie band anymore

Alex James: I don’t think you can be in an indie band anymore

Alex James gets more of a buzz creating new recipes on his Cotswolds farm to touring with Blur these days. The Britpop group’s 49-year-old bassist – who is also an award-winning cheesemaker – admits that being in an indie band doesn’t tickle his taste buds as much as inventing unique nibbles at his Oxfordshire home, as the "romantic" idea of being in a rock group ... »

Damon Albarn: Blur will definitely reform

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 they will reunite for live shows, and even teased the possibility of new music. Speaking to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, he said: "A reunion is never not a p... »

Blur will ‘definitely’ reunite

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 Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree – who last performed together in 2015 – again, but they need to find the "righ... »

Damon Albarn suffers wild partying nightmares

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 90s, but he wasn’t aware he was storing some dark memories until he watched film ‘McQueen’ – a documentary about late fashion designer Alexander... »

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