Album: Gorillaz, The Fall (Parlophone)

The Fall was sneak-released to fan-club members on Christmas Day, just nine months after Plastic Beach, but is only now getting a wider physical release to the slowcoaches of the general populace.

Blur reuniting in 2011

Blur will "definitely" get back together this year.

Album: Gorillaz, The Fall (Gorillaz.com)

It would be churlish to expect a considered album in the vein of Demon Days or Plastic Beach, and so Damon Albarn hasn't even attempted anything so polished or thought-through here.

Caught in the Net: Gorillaz get into the seasonal spirit

As promised several weeks ago, Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and some of their regular Gorillaz co-conspirators – Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Bobby Womack – delivered a new album on Christmas day.

Gorillaz, Brighton Centre, Brighton<br/>Die Antwoord, Scala, London

Damon Albarn and company produce something really rather excellent, while a foul-mouthed rap trio from Cape Town leave little to the imagination

Gorillaz, O2 Arena, London

Still going ape over the wild bunch

These New Puritans and an 18-piece orchestra

In this video Jack and George Barnett of These New Puritans talk about their upcoming series of live performances with an 18-piece orchestra, which kicks off on Saturday at the Barbican in London with the Britten Sinfonia.

Glastonbury sees Gorillaz evolve into higher beings

The members of virtual band Gorillaz – D, Murdoc, Russel and Noodle – are conflicted beings. Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn's imagined narrative for the four piece – as seen in their music videos – shows them torn between their hedonistic urges and seeking spiritual meaning.

Lou Reed to perform with Gorillaz at Glastonbury

Music legend Lou Reed is preparing to make a guest appearance with Gorillaz as they headline Glastonbury Festival, it was confirmed today.

Gorillaz lead Glastonbury

Gorillaz will replace U2 as a headline act at next month's Glastonbury festival. The band, whose esoteric stage act features a combination of holograms and cartoon characters, has agreed to the spot a day after the U2 frontman Bono announced that his band would pull out because he needed to recover from a back injury. The band has also postponed 16 shows on the North American leg of its tour.

Gorillaz replace U2 at Glastonbury

Gorillaz are to take U2's place as Glastonbury headliners, it was announced today.

Jonathan Ross 'wrestled to ground' by show guests

Jonathan Ross has received a mauling - this time from his own guests - as he filmed his Friday Night show.

Observations: Na na, hay hay: the countryside comes to those 'rural' music festivals

Despite the fact that most summer festivals take place outdoors, in a field somewhere in the middle of the countryside, they are very rarely thought of as being at one with nature. But, this year, they really are. For the first time at Glastonbury, which starts on Wednesday, the National Trust will have an Outside Inn, where people can swap the sound of ear-splitting music for soothing birdsong or gentle rolling waves.

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