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Gorillaz

Gorillaz

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Famous as :

Animated hip-pop collective or supergroup

Birth Date :

2000

Birth Place :

United Kingdom

Claim to fame :

Single "Tomorrow Comes Today" from album "Gorillaz 3 Pack" (2002)

Biography


A virtual band, Gorillaz were created by Blur's Damon Albarn and comic writer Jamie Hewlett in 1998. It consisted of four animated members; 2D on lead vocal and keyboard, Murdoc Niccals on bass, Noodle on lead guitarist and Russel Hobbs on drums and percussion.

In 2000, they released a mini album "Tomorrow Comes Today" which was followed by a full-length album "Gorillaz" a year later. One of the most successful singles which led them invading the U.S. was their debut single "Clint Eastwood". The song also helped them score two nominations; Best British Single and Video, at 2002 BRIT Awards.

Latest News


Gorillaz Get Freaky in 'DoYaThing' Video Ft. Andre 3000

March 01, 2012 07:51:53 GMT

premiere a music video for a single they recorded with Andre 3000 () and James Murphy. Created by the band's animator Jamie Hewlett, the clip follows some guys, who live in a messy apartment, as they wake up, have a toast and read newspaper. Their morning routine, as ordinary as it sounds, is not something people would usually do, especially with the toast.
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Gorillaz's New Song 'DoYaThing' Ft. Andre 3000 and James Murphy

February 23, 2012 07:06:14 GMT

follow in the footsteps of and for Converse's latest "Three Artists. One Song" campaign. Murdoc Niccals and his friends collaborate with Andre 3000 () and James Murphy in a song called "DoYaThing".
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Gorillaz Debut Picture of New Animated Member The Evangelist

January 12, 2011 07:42:41 GMT

Despite rumor that they won't return after a planned hiatus, added a new member and introduced it to their fans on Tuesday, January 11. Called The Evangelist, the new animated character has humanoid figure with clawed hands, octopuses attached on both arms and fishbowl full of tentacles as the head.
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Damon Albarn Bids Farewell to Fans, Fueling Gorillaz Split Rumor

December 24, 2010 04:55:14 GMT

Damon Albarn has fuelled speculation his band won't return after a planned hiatus by bidding farewell to fans at the final gig of the group's world tour in New Zealand. The rocker recently revealed the band will take a break so the various members can focus on other projects, while he's planning to use his time off to write a new stage show.
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Gorillaz to Give Album for Free as Christmas Present

December 10, 2010 04:44:43 GMT

Damon Albarn's animated band are giving fans a holiday treat this Christmas - they will make their new album available to download for free. The rocker recently revealed he had created the group's newest material on his handheld Apple iPad computer.
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Video Premiere: Gorillaz's 'Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach'

December 07, 2010 04:36:39 GMT

have debuted a music video for their latest single "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach." Instead of featuring the members of the animated band, the clip highlights their collaborator wearing a captain outfit with a telescope in his hand.
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Gorillaz's 'Doncamatic' Music Video Goes Underwater

November 16, 2010 06:28:44 GMT

's underwater adventure in "On Melancholy Hill" clip continues in newly-debuted "Doncamatic" music video. While "Melancholy Hill" features the animated band and their featured guests, this new clip only sees one of their collaborators as a one-man submarine on his journey to reach Plastic Beach.
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Alexa Vega Weds at Opera House in South Dakota

October 11, 2010 08:10:14 GMT

"Spy Kids" star has wed her longtime boyfriend at an opera house in South Dakota. The 22-year-old actress exchanged vows with producer Sean Covel, 34, on October 10. Vega was one of many people who chose to mark 10-10-10 as her wedding day.
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Lou Reed Reprises Metallic Guitar Solo at Gorillaz's Concert

October 11, 2010 06:54:53 GMT

Rock veteran sent fans into a frenzy at the concert in his native New York on Friday night, October 8, when he stepped on stage to perform a rare live collaboration with the band. The "Clint Eastwood" hitmakers were performing at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, where Reed joined rocker Damon Albarn's band to reprise his metallic guitar solo for the Gorillaz's "" album track "Some Kind of Nature".
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Lady GaGa Leads 2010 MTV VMAs Nominations List With 13 Nods

August 04, 2010 02:26:57 GMT

dominates this year's nominations list of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The "Poker Face" hitmaker is vying in 13 categories, including the top honor Video of the Year. This makes her break the MTV record by becoming the singer with the most nominations in a single year.
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Steve Mason Blasts Damon Albarn for Headlining Glastonbury Two Years in a Row

June 30, 2010 08:36:51 GMT

Former The Beta band frontman Steve Mason has hit out at Damon Albarn for dominating the main stage at Britain's Glastonbury music festival two years in a row, insisting he should have handed over the opportunity to another group. Albarn and his band stepped in as last minute replacements for when was forced to undergo emergency back surgery.
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Gorillaz to Pay Homage to Dennis Hopper at Glastonbury

June 26, 2010 02:55:13 GMT

will pay tribute to late acting legend during the band's headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by projecting images from his "Easy Rider" movie on to the stage. The band, fronted by Damon Albarn, has been drafted in to replace on Friday night, June 25 after the Irish rockers pulled out due to Bono's recent back surgery.
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Damon Albarn 'Nervous' About Headlining With Gorillaz

June 25, 2010 09:44:49 GMT

Damon Albarn is so "nervous" about 's headlining slot at Glastonbury on Friday, June 25 - he's been having nightmares of "empty fields" ahead of his performance at Britain's legendary festival.
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Gorillaz's 'On Melancholy Hill' Music Video Debuted

June 15, 2010 06:31:55 GMT

After being chased on the desert by in "Stylo" music video, go to the ocean in this new clip which is filmed to support their single "On Melancholy Hill". It follows the band which are featured as cartoon characters in their way to find "Plastic Beach". Noodle is cruising on a big ship and facing off enemies, while the other members are submerging under the sea.
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Damon Albarn Wants Lou Reed to Join Gorillaz

May 28, 2010 05:47:48 GMT

Damon Albarn wants to recruit The Velvet Underground rocker to join him on the Glastonbury stage this summer. The frontman is set to headline the famed U.K. festival with his band after pulled out of the slot due to singer 's back surgery.
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Gorillaz's Damon Albarn Can't Wait for Glastonbury Festival, Wishing Bono the Best

May 27, 2010 09:05:38 GMT

Damon Albarn has sent his best wishes to injured rocker after his band was drafted in to replace at this year's Glastonbury festival. The Irish rockers were forced to pull out of their headlining slot at June event in England, as well as the next leg of their world tour, after the frontman underwent emergency back surgery on Friday, May 21.
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Drake and Justin Bieber Lead MuchMusic Awards Nominations

May 19, 2010 06:06:30 GMT

BET Awards is not the only prize-giving event which announced nominations this week as Canadian MuchMusic Video Awards has also uncovered musicians vying for its coveted trophies. receives seven nominations, while makes his entrance onto the list with four nods.
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'Despicable Me' Gets First Full Trailer and a Bunch of New Images

March 25, 2010 03:15:53 GMT

After three teaser trailers which do not focus on the key storyline, the first full trailer for "" has come out, shedding light on what the film is really about. Though it contains new scenes which have never been included in the previous sneak peek videos, the newly-released video is actually similar to the one screened at 2010 ShoWest in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Lady Antebellum Back to No. 1, Justin Bieber to Reign Chart Next Week

March 25, 2010 02:48:26 GMT

reclaim the No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200 this week, making it their fourth non-consecutive week reign. Their album "" adds another 93,000 copies (down 11%), becoming the first chart topper to sell less than 100,000 units since 's "" ruled the chart with 96,000 in August last year.
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Gorillaz Plot Return to London After Five Years

March 22, 2010 08:14:40 GMT

In addition to a bunch of dates in other cities in England, will visit London for the first time in years since their hiatus in 2005. The rock band will stop by the capital's Roundhouse for two nights in a row starting April 29. The last time they were in town was when they performed as part of Demon Days Live at Manchester Opera House five years ago.
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Ludacris' 'Battle of the Sexes' Rules Billboard Hot 200

March 18, 2010 04:35:09 GMT

debuts atop Billboard Hot 200 this week. His latest studio installment "" has sold around 137,000 copies, becoming his fourth chart topper and his third No. 1 debut. Also, it becomes the first rap album to top the chart since bowed at the hot spot with "" in October 2009.
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Gorillaz and Bruce Willis Score Web Breaking Record

March 12, 2010 08:03:36 GMT

has helped Britpop pioneers set a new record - the band's latest music video starring the action hero has become the most successful promo to premiere on YouTube. The "Feel Good Inc" hitmakers' eponymous debut album, which sold seven million copies, earned the rockers an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.
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Artist of the Week: Gorillaz

March 08, 2010 06:34:50 GMT

As a follow-up to their two previous albums which went platinum, are gearing up to release "". This virtual band are going to release their new album in the United States on March 9.
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Gorillaz Flee From Bruce Willis' Chase in 'Stylo' Video

March 02, 2010 07:07:51 GMT

"Stylo" music video gets premiered. Three members of hop a smoking '69 Chevrolet Camaro and race on the desert road. After successfully escaping from an inept police officer, 2D, Murdoc Niccals and Noodle are engaged in a car chase with who looks contented when the trio runs off of the side of the road and jumps into the ocean.
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Official, Gorillaz's Brand New Song 'Stylo' Comes Out

January 21, 2010 06:53:39 GMT

A fresh material from called "Stylo" has been leaked. "A leak! A leak! Plastic Beach has sprung a leak! One of those Russian pirates has put a bullet hole on my island! My single's leaked! STYLO!," member Murdoc Niccals tweeted.
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Marc Webb Is Officially the Helmer of 'Spider-Man' Reboot

January 20, 2010 04:46:59 GMT

Marc Webb is set to work behind the lens of an upcoming "Spider-Man" film. Following rumor that his name has been put on the top of list of the possible director for the untitled Spider-Man reboot, the 34-year-old has been confirmed to tackle the said job.
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'American Idol' in Chicago: Boob Boxing and Interesting Small Voice

January 20, 2010 04:45:59 GMT

It was a tough "" audition in Chicago as only 13 golden tickets were issued out of thousands. Simon Cowell uttered some nasty words when a lot of the auditioners were either mediocre or plain bad. At one point he said, "Do you find that when you sing at home, a lot of animals turn up outside the house?" Nicer appeared as the guest judge.
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Video Premiere: Sugababes' 'Wear My Kiss'

January 20, 2010 04:39:04 GMT

' first music video with new member Jade Ewen has finally been debuted. Filmed to support their new single "Wear My Kiss" off their March release "", it is pretty much the same with previous sneak peek which was outed on January 9.
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Muse, Gorillaz and Jay-Z to Headline 2010 Coachella Music Festival

January 20, 2010 04:08:50 GMT

Musicians who will rock the 11th Annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival have been revealed. And leading the three-day concert will be rapper on day 1, British band on day 2 and virtual trio on day 3, it was confirmed.
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