February 1, 2008 -
The Sun: Damon tried to
collaborate with Lily Allen
The Sun [link down], Damon Albarn has unsuccessfully tried to work
with Lily Allen.
"The record label thought it
would be a good idea," revealed Damon.
"She came down to my studio
and she said normally she would just sit around and listen
to a musician and come up with some ideas. I jumped on the
piano and played some mad stuff and she just looked at me
- it didn’t exactly go well. She’s a really talented kid
but it was a bad idea."
Damon also talked about the
recent meeting with Alex, Dave and Graham.
"I had dinner with the guys
recently and it was a laugh but there’s no way they want
to work with me again - they all hate me. A reunion is not
going to happen.
"The only reason people
would do it is for the money - but I don’t need the
In an undated interview with
the paper, Damon also claims that The Good, The Bad &
The Queen is finished and he would be doing some
"Arabic dancehall" music next.