Albarn traveled to Mali to play Festival Acoustik Bamako in the face of a state of emergency prompted by a November terrorist attack that killed 22 people.
“I’ve also got a Good, the Bad and the Queen record,” Albarn said. “It will either be Gorillaz or that.”
Accompanied by Chrissie Hynde, the Blur and Oasis leaders played a set list that included the Clash, Gorillaz and the Good the Bad & the Queen.
Nick Alexander worked with several bands on the road, and many of those artists have paid touching tributes to the late merch manager.
“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” Adele said of Albarn. “But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
Back in April, Blur made a comeback that was seven years in the making, and it will be captured in the upcoming documentary 'New World Towers.'
Gorillaz animator Jamie Hewlett said he's "at that phase of experimentation" for the upcoming fifth album.
De La Soul closed out the final night of performances at Banksy's Dismaland with the help of Gorillaz and Blur leader Damon Albarn.
Overlooked in the U.S. upon its initial release, Blur's fourth album is now often considered a masterpiece of Britpop.
It's been two decades since the U.K. press (and maybe some of the band members) pitted the two high-profile British acts against each other.