Star claims he was misquoted when he indicated both bands were done
David Renshaw
10:34 25th April 2012

Damon Albarn has denied that there is no future for his bands Blur and Gorillaz, despite seeming to suggest that in an interview earlier this month.

During a piece on Albarn in The Guardian published in April it appeared that he said he had little desire to continue with either the reformed Blur or animated pop band Gorillaz after this year. However, that is not strictly true as Albarn told Metro that he does not think so far into the future as to be able to say something is over.

Asked about the reported death of Blur and Gorillaz, Albarn said: "That comes from an article which was an interesting take on a very long conversation.

"I don't know how we'll feel when we play Hyde Park. Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other. If you don't see something as a career but as an important part of your life, you don't know how you're going to feel about it.

Adding: "We want to put on a great performance but nothing's been said between us about the beginning or the end."

Albarn did, however, confirm that tension between himself and animator Jamie Hewlett are behind a lack of Gorillaz activity right now. "When Jamie and I have worked out our differences, I'm sure we'll make another record."

Damon Albarn's next project will be a solo album under the name 'Dr Dee'. You can hear the first track from that venture here.


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