July 14th, 2010

Asha Bhosle says talks are 'ongoing' over a Gorillaz collaboration

whatsnextgorillaz writes:-

"G-U has already pointed out this article ( here ) in their website long ago about Damon Albarn approching Asha Bhosle for a Gorillaz duet ( Indian singer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asha_Bhosle )
well i had the opportunity to connect with her through twitter ( Asha Bhosles twitter is verified)and she has confirmed that damon had approached her and that they may do something together. Link:-

As discussed in the above-linked article, it seems that the track Damon wanted Asha Bhosle to contribute to is the one that is Russel's Phase 3 ident music.

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John Lydon turned down Gorillaz

Many websites around the net are reporting this one, claiming a Daily Star interview as the source ( here's one such article on Contactmusic):- apparently John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, who also enjoyed a successful career as the core member of Public Image Limited) turned down a request from Gorillaz to collaborate with them. He is quoted as saying:- "They gave me a bell (call) but the answer was no. I really don't want to be dabbling in other people's gene pools. I've worked with many so-called famous people over the years but it's never been for any deliberate financial motivation. If I did it wouldn't be a business phone call followed by a management agreement and then for an album manufactured and marketed as to what the current popular trends were."

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