In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Blur frontman Damon Albarn has revealed that he’s been “in the process of reactivating Gorillaz for a 2016 release.” The virtual band has not released an album since 2011’s The Fall.
In other news, Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett recently shared his future plans on Instagram. The UK artist and co-creator of Tank Girl, intends to publish a retrospective collection of his artwork in the form of a 518-page book. The book will feature drawings from Hewlett’s prolific 25-year career. The book’s release date is still unknown, but it ultimately could fill the void left by the inactivated Gorillaz, and provide some interesting material for fans who have been awaiting their next release.
See some of Hewlett’s artwork below:
In 2012, ABSOLUT launched their limited edition bottle in collaboration with artist Jamie Hewlett.
Kid by Jamie Hewlett
The Lords of Flatbush by Jamie Hewlett
See more of Jamie Hewlett’s artwork here
James Blake AKA Harmonix Remixes “Feel Good, Inc.”
Watch the music video for “Kids With Guns” by Gorillaz.
Check out the fresh new single “Addicted” from JMSN‘s new soul album Blue Album, to be released December 9th on all major digital distributors. “Addicted” has an infectious bass line, dope backbeat, carefully crafted voice samples, and soulful vocals. If you are really digging JMSN you can pre-order Blue from JMSN for less than $7 here.
PHiSH -20th Anniversary Video Montage- 12/2/2003 Boston, MA. This half hour video played in the Fleet Center during set break, and consists of footage of the band progressing through the years. It began with extremely early footage of the band playing “Fluffhead” in what appears to be a dormroom, and ran through video of such famed shows as The Alladin Theater, the “Dog Log” show, Halloween 94 and 95, NYE 94-98, as well as several clips of Cypress and the reunion show.
Check out this Pollock designed holiday card in celebration of Phish’s 20 anniversary 12/2/2003, for sale here
Setlist from Tuesday, 12/02/2003 FleetCenter, Boston, MA – courtesy of phish.net
Set 1: Harry Hood > Cavern, Birds of a Feather, Ya Mar, Horn > Piper > Anything But Me, Water in the Sky, Down with Disease
Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Weekapaug Groove-> Tweezer Reprise > Frankenstein -> Kung -> Frankenstein, All of These Dreams, The Wedge, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Cities > Maze, Waste
This gig commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Phish show. In the audience, a section of seats were roped off to make way for a music stand. The music stand held a three-ring binder that contained lyrics from the Phish canon, but it did not play an active role in the performance. Ya Mar contained teases of The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana). At the end of Disease, a video screen descended behind the stage. As the house lights remained down, a 25+ minute video was played featuring retrospective highlights from throughout Phish’s career. Before the second set, Mike brought out a tray of desserts and shared them with fans in front of the stage. Highway to Hell was briefly teased by Trey before Rock and Roll. Weekapaug was unfinished. Tweezer Reprise included lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song. Appropriately, the post-show house music was the Beatles’ song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (which begins with the lyric, “It was twenty years ago today…”).
Gwen Stefani and producer Pharrell Williams link up again for “Spark the Fire.” The duo have a history of making hits together, collaborating on one of 2004’s most popular songs “Hollaback Girl,” and on “Can I Have It Like That” from Pharrell’s 2006 debut album In My Mind. This time they re-connect for the new single “Spark the Fire” from Stefani’s third solo album; out next year on Interscope Records. Her last full-length album, The Sweet Escape, was released in 2006.
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are both coaches on the new season of NBC’s The Voice. Watch Pharrell and Gwen Stefani have a blast with Gwen’s “Hollaback Girl.”
“Can I Have It Like That” from Pharrell’s 2006 debut album In My Mind
Radiohead are currently recording their 9th studio album. Until they are finished enjoy Radiohead “Little By Little” remixed by Caribou