01 Feb

Citigroup Now Owns EMI

EMI is the fourth largest group of record labels in our great music industry. Well now Citigoup has purchased Maltby Investments, who owns the EMI Group. EMI has Katy Perry and the Gorillaz with back catalogs of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, the Beatles and others. Will this change anything? Probably not. It sounds like there is just more people to pay and rob the artists of money.

24 Nov

Blur Reuniting?

Damon Albarn told BBC 6 Music that he is planning on working together with his hold band mates of Blur. It’s been about 6 years since that happened last. He’s been pretty busy with his other band Gorillaz, which I’m sure you know about.

Damon told BBC: “Well, we met up yesterday and had a really nice chat. I think we’ll probably do something, well we did talk about doing something, maybe, in January… (It will be) something small, no career-based world-domination ideas.”

18 Mar

Gorillaz Rip Off Eddy Grant?

Eddy Grant has made quite the accusation stating that Gorillaz ripped off his song “Time Warp” and called it their own on their single “Stylo.” Grant states

“I am outraged that the Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of my song ‘Time Warp’ claiming their song ‘Stylo’ to be an original composition. My song sits almost note to note with their release and is a blatant rip off.”

I sort of hear it but it sounds slowed down. Check it for yourself

23 Jan

Coachella Line Up

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is happening again this year from April 16 to April 18 in Indio California.  The big names this year is Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Muse, Faith No More, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke and Pavement.  There are a crap load more  bands.  Check their site:  Coachella

09 Dec

Gorillaz New Album Has Guests!

Looks like the next Gorillaz album will have some pretty heft peeps on it.  The album ‘Plastic Beach’ will come out in 2010 and will feature Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, Barry Gib, Bobby Womack, The Horrors and Lou Reed.   That’s an interesting group of people for sure.

04 May

Gorillaz Movie

Gorillaz fans should be stoked to learn of a new 91 minute film documenting the birth and development of the group.  From 2000-2006 film maker Ceri Levy gathered up behind-the-scenes footage to create the film ‘Bananaz’ that will be free to wath on the BabelGum website and available on DVD on June 1st.  Check it out here Gorillaz Bananaz Film


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