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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, eve… 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 fa… More »

More Gorillaz stories

Gorillaz – “On Melancholy Hill” Video

No Bruce Willis in this video, just the Gorillaz cast of characters, and a narrative explaining how they found the plastic beach on their album…
jessica | June 15, 2010 - 9:36 am

Pixies, Gorillaz, Elvis Costello Cancel Israel Gigs

Bands are canceling gigs in Israel following last week’s raid on a group of aid ships heading to Gaza. Elvis Costello posted a carefully-worded letter…
jessica | June 7, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Gorillaz Bring “Stylo” To The Colbert Report

Damon managed to bring the better part of the expansive crew that lined the Coachella stage for Gorillaz' headlining set to Colbert's tiny Comedy Central…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2010 - 12:11 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing…
stereogum | April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Eddy Grant Outraged Over Gorillaz’s “Blatant Ripoff”

The reggae singer claims Damon Albarn took parts of his 1981 song “Time Warp” for Gorillaz’s “Stylo” single. Grant is particularly angry because they’re both…
jessica | March 17, 2010 - 9:43 am

Premature Evaluation: Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

We've had a chance to hear a few bits from Gorillaz' third album Plastic Beach --Stylo” featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack, the  De…
stereogum | March 3, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Gorillaz – “Stylo” Video

As if Gorillaz's guest list wasn't impressive enough these days, Jamie Hewlett got Bruce Willis to co-star in their new action/adventure.
Scott Lapatine | March 1, 2010 - 9:40 pm

Stream Gorillaz Plastic Beach

We’ve heard a little bit of Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach via “Stylo” featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack, the  De La Soul and Gruff Rhys-guesting “Superfast
jessica | March 1, 2010 - 9:37 am

Gorillaz – “Superfast Jellyfish” (Feat. De La Soul & Gruff Rhys)

It took the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def to get “Stylo“‘s disco going and bassist Murdoc’s AOL “pirate radio” session snippets — a
brandon | February 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

Hear A Clip Of A New Gorillaz Song With (What Sounds Like) Little Dragon

Gorillaz took the spirit of Kraftwerk (and the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def) to the disco on "Stylo," and now the band's animated…
Amrit Singh | February 3, 2010 - 11:13 am

New Gorillaz – “Stylo” (Feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def)

The internet's supplementing yesterday's news that Gorillaz will headline Coachella with the first listen from Plastic Beach, the animated experimentalists anticipated third LP. Guests galore…
Amrit Singh | January 20, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Coachella 2010 Lineup: Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????

Coachella's officially announced the lineup for 2010 and, not surprisingly, it includes Pavement. Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Phoenix, and Muse are also hitting Indio with Sly…
brandon | January 19, 2010 - 10:15 am

Gorillaz Plastic Beach Has Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def

Two years ago Damon Albarn told NME that Gorillaz wouldn't make any more pop records. But you know better than to take Damon's word o…
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2009 - 10:07 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Hear DJ Hero’s Daft Punk, Justice, Weezer Mashups

Exciting as the prospect of pushing buttons and scratching records in simulation of pushing buttons and scratching records might be, Activision's expansion into the realm…
Amrit Singh | October 29, 2009 - 10:50 am

DJ Damon Albarn Spins New Gorillaz On Radio 1

Blur are indeed entering the studio, and yesterday head monkey Damon Albarn journeyed into BBC Radio 1 to guest DJ on Zane Lowe's show. During…
brandon | January 15, 2009 - 9:29 am

The ‘Gum Drop LXIV: Hear New Twilight Sad, Win A Monkey: Journey To The West Boxset

The economy's been tricky everywhere, even Scrooge McDuck's homeland, so when the Twilight Sad went on tour with fellow Scots Mogwai, they put together the…
brandon | November 26, 2008 - 10:01 am

Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett Make A “Monkey Bee” Video

That previously reported Monkey: Journey To The West project, involving Gorillaz collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the classic tale of a Monkey King…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2008 - 10:52 am

Gorillaz Light The Olympic Torch For The BBC

Gorillaz guys Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn have put together a pretty sweet little promo clip for BBC Sports's Beijing Summer Olympic coverage. I'm not…
brandon | July 25, 2008 - 11:05 am

Damon Albarn Will Folk You, Chinese Style

Miss Damon Albarn? Miss Gorillaz? Then you’re gonna love MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST. The Blur/Gorillaz/TGTB&TQ frontman, who’s not exactly lacking for projects, adds to…
Amrit Singh | May 1, 2008 - 9:53 am