Damon Albarn

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Pussy Riot: the Russian feminist punk collective will be at All Together Now.  Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns/Getty

All Together Now has announced a string of new acts for this summer’s sold-out music festival, whose headliners include The National, Patti Smith, and(...)

 The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Damon Albarn second from left

About a year before the European Union referendum in the UK, when I was looking around for something to write about, I fixed upon a strangely unsexy t(...)

Damon Albarn: “I’ve always been very strong on finishing work at five and cooking dinner.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

With the honourable exceptions of The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supergroups tend to b(...)

After Graham Coxon left Blur in 2003, the Britpop behemoths fizzled out with a whimper. Damon Albarn threw himself into completing the second Gorillaz(...)

Joe Strummer was a trailblazing punk pioneer who musically and politically helped shape a generation. In Bono’s words, he wrote the rule book for poli(...)

The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Gorillaz toon up for Malahide Castle on Saturday night

Gorillaz Malahide Castle, Co Dublin Saturday June 9th 4.30pm €69.50 ticketmaster.ie Oh, for the love of Thor – 20 years?! Yes, believe it or not, Gori(...)

Dua Lipa performs on stage during the 2018 Brit Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London.  The singer won best British female and British breakthrough artist. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

The Brit awards became the latest awards ceremony to show support and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, with artists including Dua Lipa, Ed Shee(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

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