Damon Albarn Says New Gorillaz, The Good, the Bad & the Queen Albums on the Way

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Damon Albarn Photographed by Chris Floyd on March 21, 2014 in London.

Blur frontman Damon Albarn says new material from his Gorillaz and The Good, the Bad & the Queen projects should be coming before too long. 

Speaking with The Sydney Morning Herald while touring to support his solo debut album, Everyday Robots, which was released in April, Albarn said he is in the process of reactivating his beloved virtual band Gorillaz for a release in 2016 that would be the band's fifth overall and first since 2011's The Fall.

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Albarn also said he is trying find to record a new The Good, the Bad & The Queen album, for which he added most the songs are already written. That project originally included members Albarn, Paul Simonon of the Clash, Simon Tong of the Verve, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and producer Danger Mouse in an unnamed band that released the album called The Good, the Bad & the Queen in 2007. 

When asked about whether there's a new Blur album on the horizon, Albarn was hesitant to commit either way. 

"I would imagine there's some kind of future," he told the newspaper, "but at the moment there's no time for the future – only the present. Who knows? I'm reluctant to say anything, because if I do, it just gets taken out of context and then I'm accused of being a wind-up."

Albarn also revealed earlier this year he has been writing a new musical, he said now is a West End theatre adaptation of a children's book.