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This is it, fellow fans. The moment we all feared has finally come. This is an interview to Damon Albarn:

Among the first products of Albarn’s rebirth was Gorillaz, the project fronted by four cartoon characters and created in collaboration withJamie Hewlett, the artist with whom he shared a house in between the end of his relationship with Frischmann and the decisive start of his life with Winstanley. To date, four albums, smattered with such wildly diverse guests as Shaun Ryder and Lou Reed, have been released under that name, and brought Albarn success often even greater than he enjoyed with Blur: certainly, Gorillaz has taken him much closer to the American mainstream than his first band ever managed.

“Gorillaz was a really wonderful, spontaneous thing,” he says. “It started with two people sitting on a sofa, going, ‘Let’s make a band.’

‘All right, I’ll go into my studio and draw some characters.’

‘I’ll go in mine and make a tune, and we’ll put them together.’”

Which brings us to another of today’s revelations. Will there be more Gorillaz music?

“Er… unlikely.”

Really?

“Yeah.”

That’s a shame. Do you feel you’re done?

“Jamie does, which is fair enough. I think we were at cross purposes somewhat on that last record, which is a shame. So until a time comes when that knot has been untied…”

The project’s demise, he says, is a “long story”, which seems to have reached a head in 2010, when Gorillaz toured as a huge band, and Hewlett’s visuals were not nearly as central to the show as they had been. “It was one of those things,” Albarn says. “The music and the videos weren’t working as well together, but I felt we’d made a really good record, and I was into it. So we went and played it.”

So are you and Hewlett talking? Did you fall out?

“Erm… well, that sounds very juvenile, doesn’t it? But being juvenile about it, it happens. It’s a shame.”


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You can read more about Damon in here.

This is really sad. And right now I feel I could cry my eyes out. But it's only fair. They've done a GREAT FUCKING JOB making people happy!! NOW DID THEY?? And we all have to thank them for that!!
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This is gonna be hard. So hard.
oh god...

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORDELFUL YEARS!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!




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gabbyg27 said:
Fuck that! Gorillaz are the most awesome amazing inspirational unique band ever! :(
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Every band has an end. Gorillaz are no exception. Gorillaz is a 10 year old band. Those are many years.
People just gotta face that.
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Fuuuuu- that's gotta be a bitch Dx
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I cant live with out them I'll kemit suiside!!!!
a world without noodle a world with out gorillaz all hell will break loose!
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ur lying right oh screw this why would u lye to th world (acho acho)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­aaa­a!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!!­!!
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^ I wish i was lying... I really do. But i'm not...
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kornlover said:
NO NO!!!!!!!!!! Plz NO *cries* well at least we will always have there music still,it might not ever be on the radio again but like c- godzilla said we just gotta face it,they had a good run*tear*i realy thought they were coming back
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I really feel like my life has ended. Seriously, I have so much memories tied to this band and for it to just... end... is so horrible.
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kornlover said:
Well it's not like we wont ever he able 2 hear there music or see there faces and we know we will never forget them, right?
But i know, it is so sad :'(
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I thought there was another interview released after this one where Damon admitted he was upset and he was sure he and Jamie would make up and that there would eventually be more Gorillaz?
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:(
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codyfan77 said:
Ah, blast it! I was hoping for some new stuff, but all good things must come to an end. (salute)
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Like I said in another place, GORILLAZ ARE NOT OVER. Both Jamie and Damon have stated in recent interviews that they plan on doing another album. It may not come in a couple years or so because, you know, albums take time, but fact is, THEY'RE NOT OVER.
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