Det kom til en stor overraskelse og ærgelse hos JAB, at Damon Albarn desværre har meddelt at Gorillaz og Blur – nu er fortid. Albarn har haft travlt i et godt stykke tid, hvor han har tilbragt masser af tid med kunstnere som: Bobby Womack, Dr. Dee, and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Men mere tid med hans to mest kendte bands? Næppe. I et interview med The Guardian udtaler han sig om situationen hos begge bands, og hvorfor de begge stopper.
Om Blur: “I find it very easy to record with Graham [Coxon]. He’s a daily musician. With the other two, , Alex James and Dave Rowntree. it’s harder for them to reconnect. You know what I mean? It’s fine when we play live – it’s really magical still – but actually recording new stuff, and swapping musical influences… it’s quite difficult.”
Om Gorillaz: “Jamie thinks the band is done, which is fair enough. I think we were at cross purposes somewhat on that last record, which is a shame. So until a time comes when that knot has been untied…It was one of those things,” Albarn says. “The music and the videos weren’t working as well together, but I felt we’d made a really good record, and I was into it. So we went and played it.”
(Jamie er co-founder af Gorillaz).
Ærgelig nyhed, men så må vi vel nyde deres fantastiske klassikere: