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- Posted on Apr 9th 2012 9:30AM by Kenneth Partridge
Blur isn't gone yet -- they're poised to release a single, "Under the Westway," and play the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in August -- but asked whether the beloved '90s band is calling it quits, Albarn answered in the affirmative, more ore less.
"In all likelihood, I would say. [pause] Oh, God..." he told the Guardian.
Similarly with Gorillaz, the cartoon rock band he founded with cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, Albarn says things seem to have run their course. On the group's last major studio album album, Plastic Beach, and corresponding tour, Hewlett's drawings played less of a role in the overall package, and Albarn hinted at a falling-out with the artist.
"I think we were at cross purposes somewhat on that last record, which is a shame," Albarn said of Hewlett. "So until a time comes when that knot has been untied..."
Whether Albarn changes his mind and reconvenes Blur or reanimates Gorillaz, he's bound to stay busy. He recently released a record with Rocket Juice and the Moon, his collaboration with Flea and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, and he's prepping a solo album based on shadowy 16th century mathematician and philosopher John Dee.