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Damon Albarn Clarifies Comments About the End of Blur and Gorillaz

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Hey, remember all that stuff Damon Albarn said about how his bands Blur and Gorillaz were probably finished? It turns out the interviewer just caught him on the wrong day. Or something.

Albarn addressed his comments in an interview with the U.K.’s Metro, chalking them up to the fact that “Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other.”

Asked if Blur and Gorillaz have really broken up for good, he responded, “No. That comes from an article which was an interesting take on a very long conversation.” Looking ahead to Blur’s big summer show, he mused, “I don’t know how we’ll feel when we play Hyde Park … 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. We want to put on a great performance but nothing’s been said between us about the beginning or the end.”

Continued Albarn, “I love playing with Blur — it’s one of the best feelings I’ve ever had. At the same time, though, I don’t want to cock it all up by staying around too long and making a fool of myself. At 44, there’s a little trepidation about jumping around onstage, but I love it.”

On the subject of Gorillaz, Albarn reiterated that he’s currently on the outs with bandmate Jamie Hewlett, but said it’s just temporary. “When Jamie Hewlett and I have worked out our differences, I’m sure we’ll make another record. We’ve been through too much together for it to be that big of a mountain to climb. We’ve just fallen out like mates do sometimes. I’m not the only person to fall out with mates and then make up again — everyone does it.”

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