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Over the course of the last three months, I’ve seen Damon Albarn perform four times, and a certain quality of his career was boldly underlined: there are great disparities between who knows him, where they know him from, and where they know him from without realizing it. One of the obvious divides is nationality, but… More »

Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren’t supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of youthfulness that accompanied Britpop. Sure, Jarvis Cocker was always kind of old before his time, but Britpop as a genre, even… More »

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fans… More »

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Blur And Gorillaz NOT Finished, Actually

Earlier this month, Damon Albarn bummed a lot of people out with a Guardian interview in which he claimed that Blur and Gorillaz, his two…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 9:28 am

Damon Albarn Shares Bleak Prospects For Blur, Gorillaz

Damon Albarn is always working on about 15 different projects at the same time, but those of us who write about him still refer to…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2012 - 9:53 am

Gorillaz – “DoYaThing” Video (Feat. James Murphy & Andre 3000)

The video for the Converse-sponsored Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 single “DoYaThang” debuted today, and it features creepily lifelike CGI versions of the various cartoon Gorillaz, all…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2012 - 8:58 am

Hear The 13 Minute Version Of “DoYaThing”

Earlier this week, we posted a radio rip of "DoYaThing," the new Converse-sponsored Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 collab. Despite an on-fire Andre verse, the original version…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 9:05 am

Gorillaz – “DoYaThang” (Feat. James Murphy & Andre 3000)

"DoYaThing," the previously-announced blockbuster collaboration from the Gorillaz, James Murphy, and Andre 3000 is now online in radio-rip form, and we've got it streaming below.
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Preview Gorillaz x James Murphy x Andre 3000 Collab “DoYaThang”

Next up in Converse's "Three Artists, One Song" series (here are some previous ones) is the previously-announced collaboration between Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000.
Corban Goble | February 15, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Gorillaz, James Murphy, Andre 3000 To Team Up For Converse

Over the past few years, Converse has been teaming up trios of unlikely artists to record songs for the show company; the last one had…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 9:55 am

Gorillaz Greatest Hits On The Way

Hard to believe, but Gorillaz, Damon Albarn's cartoon-pop project, has been going for 10 years now. In recent months, there have been rumblings that the…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Miley Cyrus Covers Gorillaz

At the closing Gypsy Heart tour date in Perth this evening, Miley dedicated Plastic Beach's "On Melancholy Hill" to two of her dancers who are…
Scott Lapatine | July 2, 2011 - 9:39 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Snoop Dogg – “Sumthin Like This Night” (Feat. Gorillaz)

Gorillaz appear on Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album Doggumentary, but this song feels like it would have worked on Plastic Beach. In fact, I’m pretty sure…
jessica | March 22, 2011 - 5:06 pm

While We Were Out

... and then it was 2011. Hopefully your New Year's celebration involved doing something more celebratory than being berated by a solo Ariel Pink from
Amrit Singh | January 3, 2011 - 9:53 am

Gorillaz To Release Free iPad-Made LP On Christmas Day

The NME reports Damon Albarn’s cooked up a new album on his iPad, while on the road touring through America, and is making an Xmas…
Amrit Singh | December 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Gorillaz – “Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach” (Feat. Snoop Dogg) Video

Gorillaz's website has an Advent calendar up, where they'll be revealing surprises every day until Christmas. Today's surprise? A video for "Welcome To The World…
jessica | December 7, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Gorillaz Cover the xx

Gorillaz visited BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to do acoustic versions of "On Melancholy Hill," and "Doncamatic," and a cover of The xx's "Crystalised." "Doncamatic"…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Gorillaz – “Doncamatic” Video

Guest vocalist Daley stars in this almost-Gorillaz-free Gorillaz video, though it stays on theme. In the clip Daley navigates past schools of fish, sharks, and…
jessica | November 15, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Gorillaz LP4 A “Love-Letter To America,” Damon & Flea’s New Band Needs A Name

When not getting worked up about Glee, Damon Albarn is already planning Gorillaz's followup to Plastic Beach. In an interview with during the band's…
jessica | November 3, 2010 - 5:57 pm

Gorillaz, N.E.R.D @ Viejas Arena, San Diego 10/28/10

Gorillaz rolled down to San Diego to bring their multimedia and guest star extravaganza to the Viejas Arena. The fact that Mick Jones and Paul…
Andrew Youssef | October 29, 2010 - 5:57 pm

Damon Albarn Still Dissing Glee

Daman Albarn is not fan of Glee. He's made this known previously, basically saying he wouldn't allow his music to be used on the show,…
brandon | October 21, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Gorillaz On Letterman, MSG With Lou Reed & Friends

Gorillaz did "Rhinestone Eyes" on Letterman Friday night. It worth watching from the introduction, where the band's hurried soundchecking interrupts Letterman several times. If you…
jessica | October 11, 2010 - 1:45 pm