May 24, 2006 |
Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has been named Britain's designer of the year for his groundbreaking animation for the virtual band. Hewlett, who first earned fame for co-creating the comic strip Tank Girl, won the award Monday in a ceremony at the Design Museum in London, which sponsors the prize. The annual $47,000 award honors the British or Britain-based designer who has made the biggest contribution to design in the past year.
August 13, 2001 |
In the music video for the hot new single "Clint Eastwood," an army of mutant apes explodes to the surface from underground and dances a disturbing ode to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." As the menacing primates approach a cemetery, a blank-eyed slacker named 2-D stands between the headstones and sings a Rasta pop tune, flanked by the band's sneering leader and bassist Murdoc, the bouncy 10-year-old bassist Noodle and the mild-mannered drummer Russel.
April 23, 2006 |
PAY no attention to the man behind the curtain. That's the underlying premise of Gorillaz, the highly successful "virtual band" made up of four semi-simian cartoon characters whose strings are pulled from behind the scenes by musician Damon Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett.
June 20, 2011 |
Citigroup Inc., which took over EMI Group in February in an overnight debt-for-equity swap, has officially put the 114-year-old British music company on the auction block. The bank released a statement Monday laying out options for EMI, "including a possible sale, recapitalization or initial public offering of the company. " The widely expected move puts in play the world's fourth-largest record label, with an estimated $2.6 billion in annual revenue. EMI's artist roster includes Coldplay, Katy Perry, Beastie Boys and Lady Antebellum.