1. Gorillaz Share Wild New Track 'Garage Palace,' Tease Collabs With Flume & Mike Will Made It: Watch

    November 01, 2017 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damon Albarn hasn't been shy about all the writing he's gotten done on the current Gorillaz tour. He told Billboard Dance about some American-themed tunes in the works, some of which have been unveiled during various performance on the US ...

  2. Nic Fanciulli Talks Collaborating with Gorillaz's Damon Albarn, Releases Debut Album 'My Heart'

    October 26, 2017 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took Nic Fanciulli ten years to complete his debut album -- and another ten to work up to it. "I was going to call my album 'first and last,'" Nic Fanciulli jokes on a phone call from London. Fanciulli got his start in the ind ...

  3. 'I Don't Understand That Potato Reference': A Bizarre Conversation With Damon Albarn About Gorillaz and America

    October 23, 2017 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damon Albarn is a little late and very sweaty. He emerges suddenly from somewhere among the circle of trailers, out from behind the ping pong table. His face drips and his hair is mussed. He plops down at the wooden picnic bench with the weight of t ...

  4. Damon Albarn Teases Surprise Gorillaz Album Could Be on Its Way

    September 28, 2017 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I really like the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously." In a recent interview with Q Magazine ,  Gorillaz ' creative-mastermind and rock icon Damon Albarn  said the cartoon foursome might drop a surpris ...

  5. Gorillaz & Yukimi Nagano Perform 'Empire Ants' Live for First Time in 7 Years at Outside Lands: Watch

    August 12, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gorillaz performed at Outside Lands in San Francisco Friday night (Aug. 11), and, as usual, they brought along a ton of friends. Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon , who also played the festival, joined Damon Albarn onstage to sing her part on a live re ...

  6. Mura Masa Drops Self-Titled LP Full of Star Features and Steel Drums: Listen

    July 14, 2017 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The wait is finally over for Mura Masa fans. It's been months of hype, and the fresh-faced Guernsey artist backs it up with 13 smooth and sugary bite-sized tunes. The Mura Masa LP is exemplary bedroom producer material. It's professional a ...

  7. The 15 Best Gorillaz Songs

    July 05, 2017 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Every band has a story, but the Gorillaz are a story. We all know it's Damon Albarn behind the mic with a rotating cast of collaborative characters, but the stellar, genre-blending electronic music is only half of the band's greatness. Jam ...

  8. Mura Masa's Self-Titled Debut Album Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Exclusive Interview

    May 10, 2017 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Growing up in Guernsey, an independently-run but British-owned island off the coast of France, there weren't a whole lot of after-hour activities. There was only one nightclub for its roughly 63,000 citizens, and to hear Alex Crossan talk, it w ...

  9. #AlternativeFacts Podcast: Why Gorillaz Are an Immortal Band, Inside Hamilton & Rostam's Collaborative Genius

    May 04, 2017 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 What’s the premier Damon Albarn -led band --  Gorillaz  or  Blur ?  As much as you might love “woo-hoo”-ing to “Song 2,” Gorillaz has an excellent chance to outlast Albarn's first big group and continue crafting electro-rap jams long after Blur ...

  10. Noel Gallagher & Damon Albarn Don't Expect Liam Gallagher to Like Their Gorillaz Collab

    April 25, 2017 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 "No doubt he'd have a fantastic one-liner about what a bunch of f---ing knobheads we are," says Noel. As any Oasis or Blur fan will tell you, Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn used to be bitter enemies. Now… they're not. They' ...

  11. Mura Masa's Self-Titled Album Features Damon Albarn, Desiigner, Charli XCX & More

    April 25, 2017 3:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mura Masa recently linked up with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe to discuss his upcoming, self-titled album. He gave away a lot of cool insights, including a stacked list of collaborators who appear on the forthcoming LP. Fans already know and love “1 Night ...

  12. ZHU Sings on Noir Remix of Gorillaz' 'Andromeda': Listen

    April 21, 2017 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gorillaz “Andromeda” was already a sexy dance-floor swinger when it dropped in late March. The interstellar synths glitter through the night-time vibe of the walking bass line, while Damon Albarn 's (a.k.a. 2D's) vocals whine delightfully ...

  13. Damon Albarn Talks Gorillaz Collaborations, Writing 'Humanz' in a Post-Trump World

    April 11, 2017 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gorillaz ' musical mastermind and all-around rock icon Damon Albarn recently gave a rare interview to Sterogum , and he opened up a lot about the concept and process of the cartoon bands latest album, Humanz . Turns out the record is greatly in ...

  14. Damon Albarn & D.R.A.M. Dissect Gorillaz's "Andromeda" on 'Song Exploder' Podcast: Listen

    April 11, 2017 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Later this month, Damon Albarn ’s insanely popular cartoon-pop project Gorillaz will return with the new album Humanz . Albarn has already shared a generous handful of tracks from the guest-heavy LP, and now he’s appeared on Song Exploder , the podc ...

  15. Gorillaz Album Conceived as a 'Party for the End of the World' After Trump Win -- A Year Before the Election

    April 06, 2017 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 "What type of crystal ball did this guy have?" "Let Me Out" collaborator Pusha T wonders about frontman Damon Albarn. On Thursday (April 6), Zane Lowe premiered  “Let Me Out,”  the latest single from  Gorillaz ’s upcoming Humanz ...

  16. Damon Albarn Says He Is Working on 40 More Gorillaz Songs

    April 06, 2017 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing their  “Spirit House” installations  ahead of their new album,  Gorillaz  singer  Damon Albarn  went on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Thursday (Apr. 6) to talk about the projects. During the interview, Albarn noted that he is working ...

  17. Gorillaz Come Back With Anti-Trump Video 'Hallelujah Money': Watch

    January 19, 2017 12:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The surrealist nature of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual brand Gorillaz slides into the anxious reality of Trump’s America with the release of their new video “Hallelujah Money.” Marking the group's the first track released in six year ...

  18. The Gorillaz Album May Be Done in Two Weeks: Report

    October 07, 2016 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 An image posted to imgur of Damon Albarn with some peeps claims the latest Gorillaz album, his monolithically cool project with cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, will be done in about two weeks. A big Reddit discussion is on about it, but those are the only ...

  19. Damon Albarn Says Adele Feud is 'Not Even True'

    November 24, 2015 7:02 PM EST 0 0 0 In September, Damon Albarn told The Sun he'd worked on Adele 's new album,  25 , but was pretty sure none of his contributions would wind up being used and described her songs as "very middle of the road." Later Adele addressed t ...

  20. Blur's First-Ever Hollywood Bowl Show Brings Fred Armisen Surprise: Live Review

    October 21, 2015 8:32 PM EDT For Blur fans, Tuesday was a historic night. After all, it had been 16 years since the original members of the British band performed together in Los Angeles, and it was their first-time ever at the Hollywood Bowl. For a group that never quite ac ...

  21. Blur Announces Documentary 'New World Towers': Watch the Trailer

    October 20, 2015 5:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur’s comeback march has another journey to come. The  Britpop  legends’ return  was captured on film for a new documentary, New World Towers , which will earn its cinematic premiere later this year. The film charts Blur's expedition in recent ...

  22. Gorillaz Music Planned for Next Year, Jamie Hewlett Says

    October 12, 2015 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, who came together in 1998 to form Gorillaz , have been hinting at new music throughout 2015 -- now, Hewlett says, they're actually in the process of working on new material in anticipation of a 2016 release. Damo ...

  23. Damon Albarn: New Gorillaz Album Coming, Recording Starts in September

    July 16, 2015 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Damon Albarn is on a creative hot streak. Three months after Blur released its first studio album in 12 years, the British songwriting icon will return to the studio in Sept. 2015 to work on a new album for the animated experimental troupe Gorillaz ...

  24. Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage By Festival Security After 5-Hour Set

    July 06, 2015 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Try as he might, the Blur frontman couldn't make a "great escape" (we'll be here all week). Last month, Gawker opined that every concert should end at 11 p.m., because people have jobs and stuff. Looks like Damon Albarn was behin ...

  25. Blur's Guide to Hong Kong: Eating Frogs, Fried Bees & Making 'The Magic Whip'

    June 03, 2015 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reuniting a band can be "problematic," but frying bees and picking out a frog to eat? No problem. Blur's latest record, The Magic Whip , would have never came to existence had it not been for one big bump in the road a couple of years ...

  26. Album Review: Blur Comes to a Personal and Professional Crossroads on ‘The Magic Whip’

    April 28, 2015 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 In order to finish The Magic Whip , its first album in a dozen years, Blur had to revisit the past. This wasn't the ­distant past of 1994's Parklife or 1995's The Great Escape , cheeky Britpop triumphs that branded the London foursome ...

  27. Blur Adds Live Dates

    April 24, 2015 12:11 AM EDT Blur’s return to the road is gathering pace. The Britpop icons have just posted details of a mid-year tour of Australia which doubles the number of concerts they’ve announced for the year.  The four-piece will play Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Ar ...

  28. What's the Story? Noel and Liam Gallagher Could Reunite Oasis

    April 20, 2015 5:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis’ feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher are considering putting aside their bad blood and reforming the band.  The Gallagher brothers are said to have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” to reunite the Britpop-era legends, according to an unna ...

  29. Blur to Play Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest

    April 15, 2015 2:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur’s comeback to the live circuit will now include a concert in Australia.  The Britpop legends were today (April 15) announced at the top of the bill for the mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival, which will be held July 24-26 at North Byron P ...

  30. Hear the Latest Blur Comeback Song 'There Are Too Many of Us'

    March 20, 2015 9:57 AM EDT Britpop era Oasis -feuders Blur are back with another new song, their second since announcing their comeback album The Magic Whip . This one's called "There Are Too Many Of Us" and it features what could be a call out to overpopulati ...

  31. Gorillaz Co-Creator, Artist Jamie Hewlett Confirms Group's Return With New Art

    January 30, 2015 9:59 PM EST Damon Albarn promised a return of his animated Gorillaz project last October but has since been silent. Now his co-creator and the band's comic artist Jamie Hewlett has revealed new artwork of the group's beloved fictional members Murdoc ...

  32. Young Fathers Beat Out Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for 2014 Mercury Prize

    October 29, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers have beat out Damon Albarn , Anna Calvi , FKA Twigs and others for this year's Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.  Who Got Nominated For the 2014 Mercury Prize? The t ...

  33. Young Fathers Beat Out Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for 2014 Mercury Prize

    October 29, 2014 7:18 PM EDT Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers have beat out Damon Albarn , Anna Calvi , FKA Twigs and others for this year's Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months.  Who Got Nominated For the 2014 Mercury Prize? The ...

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

    October 19, 2014 5:24 PM EDT 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 ...

  35. Who Got Nominated For the 2014 Mercury Prize?

    September 10, 2014 7:11 PM EDT 9 1 0 If you're a U.K. musician making alternative music, the Mercury Prize is one of the greatest honors you can achieve. The annual award celebrates the best full-length from a British Isles-based artist and regularly goes to a dark horse, a left-f ...

  36. Exiting BPI Chairman Tony Wadsworth Looks Back, Forward in Final Keynote

    September 02, 2014 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday, British trade body BPI held its annual general meeting, attended by Damon Albarn, representatives from the government and the BBC, and many, many members of the U.K. music industry. The day was a special occasion for BPI and BRIT Awards c ...

  37. Damon Albarn Says He's Working on a Musical

    July 21, 2014 7:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blur and Gorrillaz frontman Damon Albarn has revealed he is working on a musical.  Damon Albarn Up Close: Photos, Interview, Timeline & More This perhaps shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as NME reports , given Albarn has already writte ...

  38. Governors Ball 2014: Damon Albarn Counters Outkast With Career-Spanning Set

    June 07, 2014 8:27 AM EDT It's hard to compete with an Outkast reunion, and there's no question that the Atlanta hip-hop duo were the main draw for the masses that flooded New York's Randall's Island Friday evening. But the enthusiastic throng of Anglo ...

  39. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  40. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT 3 0 0 Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” ...

  41. Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Sales Charts

    May 05, 2014 5:11 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Lov ...

  42. Tribeca Taps Winners of First Music Challenge

    April 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals ...

  43. De La Soul's Trugoy On Giving Away Their Entire Back Catalog

    March 16, 2014 8:35 AM EDT Get ready for a lot of new De La Soul music. Related Articles De La Soul Gives Away Entire Catalog For Free Damon Albarn Plays SXSW’s Fader Fort With De La Soul, Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz De La Soul, '3 Feet High and Rising' at 25: Classic Tr ...

  44. Atlantic's Camille Hackney Talks Warner Music's Global Brand Partnerships Council, Bruno And Olympics (Q&A)

    February 07, 2014 4:05 PM EST Camille Hackney has already had a very busy 2014. As exec VP-brand partnerships and commercial licensing at Atlantic Records, she’s been the first point of contact for brands and artists at events like CES, the Grammys and this past weekend’s Supe ...

  45. Damon Albarn Sets Solo Album for April

    January 19, 2014 2:41 PM EST Blur, Gorillaz frontman will release debut solo LP April 29 Despite over two decades in the music industry, Damon Albarn has never released a solo LP of his own music -- that is, until this April. The Blur and Gorillaz frontman will release his de ...

  46. Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bros: WMG’s US Plans for Parlophone (Exclusive)

    December 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST Warner Music Group has finalized the integration of Parlophone’s roster into its U.S. label structure following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group for £487 million (about $765 million) earlier this year, Billboard ...

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