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Video: Gorillaz/James Murphy/André 3000 Collaboration

Last week the collaboration between Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 for Converse was released. It’s a belter. Now the video for ‘DoYaThing’ is online and as with all Gorillaz releases, the video is almost as essential as the track.

By Conor Kelly

 

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Damon Albarn Says Blur Have Been Recording

According to an interview done with NME and as reported on their website, Damon Albarn has said that Blur have made up recently and have been recording. The band recorded a spoken word piece with poet Michael Horovitz as a response to the threat of the Notting Hill Carnival being cancelled. “If they’d have cancelled the carnival – and thank God they didn’t – maybe we’d have put it out. It had its moment: it was a perfect plea to reinstate the carnival. So it wasn’t relevant – it was relevant for about 12 hours.”

Albarn said that there may be plans for a Blur tour in 2012, possibly outside the UK. The Gorillaz frontman has been very busy recently, with his new group Rocketjuice & The Moon playing their first shows over the weekend and also posting tracks online. Watch Blur playing Tender live at Glastonbury 2009 below:

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Rocket Juice & The Moon Post 7 New Songs Online

 Rocket Juice and The Moon, the new band featuring Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and drummer Tony Allen who plays with Albarn in The Good, The Bad and The Queen, have released seven songs online. The group played their first live shows in the UK and Ireland over the weekend. Listen to the tracks below:

 

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Damon Albarn and Flea’s group to make debut in Ireland this weekend

The long awaited album collaboration from Damon Albarn and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers seems near to completion. The group which also comprises drummer Tony Allen (who is in one of Albarn’s other side-projects ‘The Good, The Bad & The Queen’). They have come up with a title for a “mostly instrumental album”, ‘Rocket Juice & The Moon’ as reported in the Irish Times.

The band will make their live debut at a series of events over the weekend called “Another Honest Jon’s Chop Up!”, which will take place in LondonDublin and Cork. The Events are being organised by ‘Honest Jons’ the record label Albarn co-owns.

Albarn is a famous ‘workaholic’, always keeping busy with some project. He released two Gorillaz albums last year, he has written the score to the short film ‘The Boy in the Oak’, he released a collaboration album of African music in the Congo called DRC Music and there is also tentative plans for an American tour by Blur possibly in 2012.

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Gorillaz announce Greatest Hits Album

Gorillaz  have announced a greatest hits collection to be released by Parlophone on the 28th of November in the UK, and the 29th in the US. The Singles Collection 2001-2011 will have 15 tracks, and be released on CD/DVD and Vinyl.  There will also be a limited 7″ box set.

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