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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 ... »

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... »

Kasabian announce London show

Kasabian announce London show

Kasabian have announced a one-off show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on August 23. The ‘You’re In Love With a Psycho’ hitmakers – Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews – will be supported by the supergroup Youth Of The Apocalypse (YOTA), the brainchild of Jeff Wootton from Gorillaz and Jamie Reynolds of Klaxons, at the standalone gig next ... »

The Good, The Bad, and The Queen album coming this year

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 Verve’s Simon Tong and afrobeat drummer Tony Allen – is juggling his live commitments with recording sessions in the UK on the follow-up to the band’s self-titled 2007 debut. H... »

Damon Albarn: I’m permanently dissatisfied with my voice

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’ is just his vocals, and whilst he admits they are "a lot better" these days, he admits he’s never felt 100 per cent fulfilled with an... »

Damon Albarn promises new The Good, The Bad and The Queen album very soon

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 Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen in 2006 and they have so far released one, self-titled, album. Damon told Zane Low on Beats 1 that a new record from the band was "sort of finished... »

Gorillaz’s new album features George Benson

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 has been confirmed they will release the follow-up to 2017′s ‘Humanz’ on June 29. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Dam... »

Gorillaz to release new album in June?

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 it appears they have a whole album ready. Eagle-eyed fans at London’s All Points East Festival at the weekend spotted cryptic posters hinting at a link to Gorillaz. ... »

Thom Yorke to headline Sonar Festival

Thom Yorke to headline Sonar Festival

Thom Yorke, Gorillaz and LCD Soundsystem will headline Sonar Festival. The huge acts will take to the stage at the Barcelona music extravaganza, which takes place on June 14-16, in celebration of the spectacle’s 25th anniversary this year. Several other stars will also perform, including Diplo, who will curate a showcase as part of Sonar by Day, as well as Wiley, Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor,... »

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