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25th May 2006

2:56pm: Gorillaz contribute to Amnesty International exhibition
Gorillaz have given their support to a special event organised by the human rights charity Amnesty International. The event is an exhibition, called 'Protect The Human', of photos of famous people holding pro-human rights signs, to promote Amnesty's message. The exhibition will take place from June 1-6 at 'The Hospital' in London, UK. You can read more about the exhibition on Amnesty's webpage here. This week's NME magazine also has a picture of Gorillaz' contribution. Click 'Read More' below to see it.


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3:04pm: Apollo show to air on MTV / MTV2; change of date for Gorillaz Essentials
A recording of one of Gorillaz' Demon Days Live shows from the Apollo is to be aired on television for the first time, it has been announced. MTV2 in the US will be showing the gig on June 5 (time not yet announced). MTV in the US will be showing the gig on June 7 at 10am with a repeat on June 11 at 1.30am.

UPDATE: Alukah sends the news that there has been a change of date for the documentary 'The Essentials: Gorillaz'. This previously unseen documentary now airs on MTV 2 in the US on June 7, at 5:30pm.


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4:02pm: Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett named 'Songwriters of the Year' at UK Ivor Novello awards
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have been named 'songwriters of the year' at the Ivor Novello awards, the UK songwriting awards, for the songs on Gorillaz' album 'Demon Days'. Jamie Hewlett was named along with Damon Albarn because despite the fact that he makes no musical contribution to Gorillaz songs, he is listed as joint composer on all songs released under the Gorillaz name. This is to ensure that he receives half the songwriting royalties, thus reflecting the fact that Gorillaz is a creative partnership between Albarn and Hewlett. For the full list of winners at this year's Ivor Novello Awards, click 'Read More' below.


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