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Damon Albarn - 74% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 March 1968, London, England. ‘Don’t take me too seriously, ’ Damon Albarn once told The Guardian newspaper, ‘I’m a stupid idiot musician’. The latter seems to be a view held by many, despite the Blur frontman being considered part of British pop (or more specifically Britpop) nobility. Noel Gallagher of Oasis even went so far as to wish (in T Read more

Blur - 72% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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‘When our third album comes out our position as the quintessential English band of the 90s will be assured.’ A typical bullish statement that could have been made by any number of UK indie bands in 1990 - but from the mouth of Damon Albarn of Blur it amounted to prophecy. Blur were formed in London while Albarn (23 March 1968, Whitechapel, London, England; vocals), Read more

Daft Punk - 31% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Electronic & Ambient World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo (8 February 1974) met Thomas Bangalter (b. 3 January 1975) when they both attended school in Paris, France, in 1987. In 1992, heavily influenced by the Beach Boys, they recorded a song under the name Darling, which in turn found its way onto a compilation single issued on Stereolab’s Duophonic label. A review in the UK’s Melody Maker des Read more

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Radiohead - 23% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The five members of Radiohead first met at a private boys school in Abingdon, a small, picturesque town on the outskirts of Oxford. Thom Yorke (Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar) had been given his first instrument, a Spanish guitar, at the age of eight by his mother. He formed his first band two years later, then j Read more

Massive Attack - 20% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristol’s experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (‘Fucking Read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 18% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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These engaging Hollywood ruffians’ mixture of funk, punk and rock encouraged a legion of other bands to regurgitate the formula. Led by Antwan The Swan (Anthony Kiedis, 1 November 1962, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; vocals), the band’s original line-up also featured Flea (b. Michael Balzary, 16 October 1962, Melbourne, Australia; bass), Hillel Slovak (b. 31 March 19 Read more

The Chemical Brothers - 18% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Rowlands (Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, 11 January 1971, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England) and Ed Simons (b. Edmund John Simons, 1970, Herne Hill, London, England) met while studying medieval history at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 80s. Rowlands became a member of the Balearic group Ariel, which put out a number of releases on Deconstruction Records. At the sam Read more

The Prodigy - 17% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Braintree, Essex, England-based outfit, originally formed by Liam Howlett (21 August 1971, Braintree, Essex, England), Keith Flint (b. 27 March 1969, England), Leeroy Thornhill (b. 8 October 1968, Essex, England) and MC Maxim Reality (b. Keith Palmer, 21 March 1967, Cambridgeshire, England), shot to fame in the mid-90s as one of the first dance music acts to achieve the Read more

Kasabian - 15% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This charismatic UK band was formed towards the end of the 90s by main songwriters Tom Meighan (Thomas Meighan, 11 January 1981, Leicester, England; vocals) and Sergio Pizzorno (b. 15 December 1980, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; guitar/keyboards). Raised in Leicester, the duo originally began writing together while still at school. Meighan and Pizzorno were subsequently join Read more

MGMT - 15% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Brooklyn, New York City, this US band comprises Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. The duo met at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and formed MGMT aka the Management in 2002, initially as a vehicle for their experiments with synthesizers and drum machines. Over time the experiments morphed into a full-blown project. The Time To Pretend EP was releas Read more

Queens Of The Stone Age - 15% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly acclaimed Palm Desert, California, USA-based heavy rock band was formed from the ashes of Kyuss, the stoner rock legends who split up in 1995 after several years of critical acclaim and negligible commercial success. After leaving Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme (Joshua Michael Homme, 17 May 1973, Palm Springs, California, USA) toured with Soundgarden and issued seve Read more

Gnarls Barkley - 14% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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The pseudonym used by former Goodie Mob rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green aka Cee-Lo (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, 30 May 1974, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and producer Danger Mouse (b. Brian Burton, 29 July 1977, White Plains, New York, USA) for one of 2006’s most inventive and witty musical outings, St. Elsewhere. The latter’s profile was riding high thanks to the success of his Read more

Tame Impala - 14% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Black Keys - 14% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The success of acts such as the White Stripes and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion helped open the door for other minimalist, bluesy rockers, such as the Akron, Ohio, USA-based duo, the Black Keys. Unlike the other aforementioned bands, the Black Keys are more of a straight ahead blues rock outfit, especially evident in the howling vocals of Dan Auerbach (Daniel Auerbach, 14 Read more

The White Stripes - 14% match to Gorillaz

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a new breed of back-to-basics rock acts to emerge from Detroit, Michigan, USA, the White Stripes comprises enigmatic bass-free duo Jack White (John Anthony Gillis, 9 July 1975, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar/vocals) and Meg White (b. Megan Martha White, 10 December 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; drums). The Whites, who Jack claimed were brother and sister from a dysfun Read more


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