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August 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
How does a fictional cartoon group tour? Why virtually, of course. The Gorillaz, the virtual hip-hop band of rock and rap musicians fronted by 2D characters, will hit the road -- or information superhighway, anyway -- for a one-day online event on Aug. 24. The band will drop into 12 different destinations by way of www.habbohotel.com, an online virtual community for teens. There, the band members, speaking through their cartoon alter egos, will interact with fans.
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May 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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April 4, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Sam Cooke, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin and other great figures from black music's past gazed out of vintage photographs across the lobby of the Apollo Theater on Sunday at the placards posted on the opposite wall. There, their eyes met cartoon photos and graphic images illustrating the songs of the Gorillaz, the English band (or non-band) that was an unlikely invader at the famed bastion of jazz, blues and soul music.
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April 23, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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August 13, 2001 | ROBERT K. ELDER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2011 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
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.
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April 4, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Sam Cooke, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin and other great figures from black music's past gazed out of vintage photographs across the lobby of the Apollo Theater on Sunday at the placards posted on the opposite wall. There, their eyes met cartoon photos and graphic images illustrating the songs of the Gorillaz, the English band (or non-band) that was an unlikely invader at the famed bastion of jazz, blues and soul music.
NEWS
August 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
How does a fictional cartoon group tour? Why virtually, of course. The Gorillaz, the virtual hip-hop band of rock and rap musicians fronted by 2D characters, will hit the road -- or information superhighway, anyway -- for a one-day online event on Aug. 24. The band will drop into 12 different destinations by way of www.habbohotel.com, an online virtual community for teens. There, the band members, speaking through their cartoon alter egos, will interact with fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2001 | ROBERT K. ELDER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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.
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