Blur

It’s a Britpop April Fool

It’s a nerve-wracking time for gossip enthusiasts, April 1st. Out there, minds immeasurably inferior to our own are attempting to have a little fun with the April Fool’s Day tradition by coming up with silly stories that ...

Damon Albarn Prepares New Elizabethan Opera

Anyone who still thought that former Blur frontman Damon Albarn was just a showboating mockney popinjay – and bumptious to boot – is probably going to have to give in to the overwhelming body of evidence to the contrary, if ...

Graham Coxon: Blur ‘Leisure’-ly Working on New Material

I know many of us longtime Britpop fans were thrilled to hear that Blur might “switch a tape recorder on,” after guitarist Graham Coxon teased via Twitter that he and his Blur bandmates were getting together earlier this ...

Blur’s Alex James Preps for Music and Food Festival… On His Farm

While he joined his Blur bandmates for a string of UK festival shows in 2009, including an epic return to Glastonbury, bassist Alex James continues to relish in the quiet life on his 200-acre farm in Oxfordshire, England. The father of ...

Music Roundup: Ready Yourself to ‘Rock & Roll’ With Frank Turner

Frank Turner is a surprising diamond in the UK’s mostly pop-laden rough. The London punk-bred songster, educated at Eton, spent much of the new millennium rocking out with hardcore outfits such as Kneejerk and Million Dead.

Roundup: Helen Mirren’s Harsh Words for Her Native Britain

Dame Helen Mirren may have won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, but she has a few choice words for her homeland's dwindling principles according to The Daily Mail.

Damon Albarn Embraces the iPad for New Gorillaz Album

In between slagging off Glee and reality TV talent shows like The X Factor, Damon Albarn has kept himself busy making music. That's what he does best, after all. Well that and looking spectacular.

Damon Albarn Rages Against ‘The X Factor’

Man, is Damon Albarn turning into a crusty old man? First he slagged off Glee, claiming on CBC Radio's Q show that the musical dramedy "will ultimately lead to emptiness.

Watch: Man, That Damon Albarn Really Hates ‘Glee,’ Doesn’t He?

A week after Damon Albarn revealed that there was no way he’d let the Fox musical series Glee cover Gorillaz songs, the former Blur frontman stopped by CBC Radio’s Q show to put an exclamation point on his statement. Albarn ...

Justine Frischmann Finds a Peaceful ‘Connection’ in the US

It's been 15 years since Justine Frischmann captivated the Britpop generation with her dark wide-eyed stare and mischievous lip snarl while fronting one of England's most exciting alternative rock acts of the nineties, Elastica. ...