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Gorillaz Designs Some Cool Kicks For Converse

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Converse is teaming up with Gorillaz for a limited-edition collection of Chuck Taylors inspired by the virtual band.

The collection is made up of four pairs of Chucks (three hi-tops and one low-top) each sporting their own unique design.

As part of the collaboration Gorillaz, Outkast's Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy are releasing an original track titled DoYaThing.

The single will be available for free on Converse's website the same day the shoes hit retail stores and Converse.com on February 23rd.

Check out the designs (below)!

[Images courtesy of NiceKicks.com.]

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Gorillaz To Release First Album To Be Recorded Solely On An IPad On Xmas…For Free!

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The Gorillaz have been giving out all types of exclusive gifts on their virtual advent calendar on their website, but the best gift is yet to come!

Jamie Hewlett, a frequent collaborator with the group, has confirmed that a Gorillaz album, recorded entirely on iPad, will be released on Christmas morning as a FREE GIFT for fans.

Here's what Hewlett had to say about it:

"On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day, fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift."

Here's what Gorillaz' Damon Albarn had to say about his feat:

"I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before; I didn't prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America."

Pretty impressive, Damon! We'll look forward to checking it out!

Are U excited for a free Gorillaz album?

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Time To Stop Talking!

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New Glee star Darren Criss recently opened up about his feelings toward bands like Gorillaz and Kings of Leon, who have publicly refused to allow their music to appear on the smash series, and he claims to be bewildered as to why it would be such an issue to them!

He explains:

"I'm a musician and I understand that; I don't think it's a bad thing. I just don't see why they feel the need to make it public. It seems as if [being part of the show] could be a negative thing, the connotation is that they're somehow cooler than 'Glee.' I think that's their choice, and there doesn't need to be any kind of malice created from it. They've got the music, they've got nothing to prove. They're great bands."

Hmm…he makes some very valid arguments, but…

We understand he's excited to be a part of such a popular series, but maybe it's time to talking to the press!

You're speaking out more than the full-time cast members, bb! Don't over-do it!

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Gorillaz's Damon Albarn Records New Album On His IPad!!

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How resourceful!!

Damon Albarn says that he's been recording a new Gorillaz album on his iPad while on tour!!

Talking about the follow-up to Plastic Beach, Albarn says, "I've made it on an iPad – I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad," he said. "I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record."

He adds that he plans to release the album "before Christmas."

That's only a few weeks away! We can't wait to hear the new sound!

Will an iPad music-making app be the new Pro Tools??

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Gorillaz Don't Want Their Songs On Glee

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Gorillaz may have created the Grammy-Award winning song Feel Good Inc., but they don't feel good at all about their songs being performed on Glee.

Here's what lead singer Damon Albarn had to say about Glee using their songs:

"We wouldn't let that happen. And not that they've asked us because they haven't, and now they definitely won't."

Albarn claims that shows like Glee showcase "a very poor substitute for the real thing.

More from Albarn:

"Those songs won't last like The Beatles by any stretch of their imagination. They'll be forgotten in a few years' time."

What do U think? Do Gorillaz make good points, or should they let Glee take a crack at Feel Good Inc?

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Did The Gorillaz's Snatch Their New Single???

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According to Eddy Grant they did!

The UK singer is consulting lawyers this week to consider suing the Gorillaz for substantial damages over allegedly plagiarizing a song. Grant insists that the band's new single Stylo has the same keyboard riff from his 1983 track Time Warp. He even suggests that the group's leader, Damon Albarn, is completely aware of the steal. He explains:

"Damon Albarn knows in his heart of hearts - it's unfortunate that we cant get into people's hearts - he knows that this is a song that he's loved, in his club days… I don't know the guy… but he knows this is a song he loves."

It wouldn't be too far of a stretch, considering that both artists are signed on with the same publishing company, EMI, but we think this guy is just trying to jump onto their success.

CLICK HERE to listen to the Gorillaz track and then CLICK HERE to listen to Eddy's track and see if you can hear the similarities.

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Bruce Willis And The Gorillaz Conquer YouTube!

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Bruce Willis' cameo in the new Gorillaz video has done them a world of good!

The video for their latest single Stylo has become the most successful video on YouTube EVER! The clip was viewed 900,000 times only 24 hours after its March 2nd debut.

Congrats!

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