1. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  2. Damon Albarn Goes It Alone: 'I Drive Myself To The Edge of Insanity Most Days'

    April 25, 2014 4:29 PM EDT The Grammy winner behind Blur, Gorillaz and much more plumbs his dark side for his first solo album. Sitting on a deceptively uncomfortable sofa in the inner sanctum of his West London studio, Damon Albarn is recounting the often torturous creative process that led to his long-awaited solo…

  3. Damon Albarn Drops Another Hint of New Blur Music

    July 10, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Damon Albarn has given another clear sign that a new Blur album is coming. Though it’ll have to wait until his solo album is done and dusted. And when that will happen is anyone’s guess. The singer has opened-up to the Wall Street Journal about his first solo album, noting it was “quite…

  4. Gorillaz Animation + Live Action = 'DoYaThing' Video: Watch

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST The bonkers collaboration of Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn, OutKast rapper Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy -- titled "DoYaThing" -- now has an equally bonkers video. Complete with the signature Gorillaz animation by the band's co-creator Jamie Hewlett, the…

  5. Listen: Gorillaz's Converse Single with James Murphy, Andre 3000

    February 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST "DoYaThing," the one-off collaboration between Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem 's James Murphy and Outkast 's Andre 3000 for Converse Inc.'s "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign, was unveiled as a free download on Converse's official site on Thursday (Feb. 23).…

  6. Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000's Converse Track: The Story Behind The Song

    February 21, 2012 1:30 PM EST In the most high-profile offering of its "3 Artists. 1 Song" campaign to date, Converse Inc. announced on Feb. 9 that Gorillaz , LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and OutKast rapper Andre 3000 had teamed up to record an original song for the campaign. "DoYaThing," the…

  7. Andre 3000, Gorillaz, LCD's James Murphy Team Up for Converse Track

    February 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST James Murphy Calls Creating Song 'A Bunch of Kids Playing with Toys' As part of Converse Inc.'s continuing "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, Gorillaz , former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up for an original track. …

  8. 35 Pop Gifts: A Rockin' Holiday Gift Guide

    November 25, 2011 11:35 AM EST Seriously, the last thing the music fan on your holiday gift list needs is another pair of headphones -- unless, of course, they're the new "Detox" Beats by Dre. And do they really want that massive boxset of "remastered" albums they already own? Probably not -- but…

  9. Hooked: Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin Team Up, Gorillaz Get Chuck'd

    November 18, 2011 10:52 PM EST Time to get Hooked, our bite-sized roundup of fashion-drenched music news. Nicki and Ricky: New Faces of MAC's Viva Glam Campaign Shot by David LaChapelle, the ad features Nicki Minaj kneeling erotically in a hot pink dress on a motorcycle as the gorgeous Ricky Martin stands behind her.…

  10. Billboard Bits: New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March?

    January 13, 2011 5:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March? Kelly Clarkson confirmed yesterday on her Facebook page that her new album, tentatively-titled "May," will "supposedly" be released in March. The…

  11. Gorillaz to Release Free iPad Album on Christmas Day

    December 09, 2010 1:00 PM EST The Gorillaz will play Santa this year and deliver their newest album to fans on Christmas Day -- for free. "At the moment, we've got an Advent calendar on our website, and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift," Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett told Perth Now (via…

  12. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  13. Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:12 PM EST Gorillaz, "Plastic Beach" (Parlophone/EMI) Release Date: March 2010 With Gorillaz ' last album, "Demon Days," selling more than 5 million copies globally, according to EMI, including 2.2 million in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, small wonder…

  14. The Script, Perry In Charge On U.K. Charts

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Script and Katy Perry continued their reigns on the U.K.'s album and singles charts respectively yesterday (Aug. 24), with the Irish band's self-titled debut for Phonogenic starting a second week The Script and Katy Perry continued their reigns on the U.K.'s album and…

  15. Albarn's 'Monkey' Opera Score Heading To CD

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Damon Albarn's score for the opera "Monkey: Journey to the West" will be released in the fall via XL Recordings in North America. Damon Albarn's score for the opera "Monkey: Journey to the West" will be released in the fall via XL Recordings in North America. The…

  16. Gorillaz Duo Helps Stage Monkey Opera

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Director Chen Shizheng found the hero of his latest opera while groping in the darkness. Director Chen Shizheng found the hero of his latest opera while groping in the darkness. It was the height of the Cultural Revolution in China and when shots rang out in the streets, Chen, then an 8-year…

  17. Gorillaz Go Ape With Book, EPs, DVD

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a busy autumn, as it plans to release a series of EPs, a book and a DVD. "Rise of the Ogres," the group's literary premiere, will be released Nov. 2 through Penguin Boo Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a busy autumn, as it plans to release a…

  18. Gorillaz / April 2, 5, 2006 / Harlem, N.Y. (Apollo Theatre)

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total train wreck. In the case of Gorillaz's run at New York's Apollo Theatre, it was a little bit of both. How would they pu The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total…

  19. Gorillaz Going Out On Virtual U.S. Tour

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Flush with the news of the highest Billboard 200 debut of its short career, animated U.K. act Gorillaz has confirmed details for an innovative virtual U.S. tour. Flush with the news of the highest Billboard 200 debut of its short career, animated U.K. act Gorillaz has confirmed details for an…

  20. A Welcome 'Exile': Audioslave Opens At No. 1

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself," Audioslave finds itself on top of The Billboard 200 this week with its sophomore album, "Out of Exile." The Interscope/Epic set so Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself…

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