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March 14, 2007 The Good, The Bad & The Queen isn't a band. It's more of a project, featuring Blur frontman Damon Albarn, The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen and former Verve guitarist Simon Tong. They're making some of the smartest and catchiest Britpop and rock to reach the U.S. in years.
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March 12, 2007 The band is the brainchild of Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz. The project was originally going to be a solo effort, but soon evolved into a group after he recruited the talents of Paul Simonon of The Clash, Simon Tong of The Verve and respected Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen.
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February 16, 2007 Damon Albarn is an increasingly busy British musician whose past projects include the rock band Blur, the pop/hip-hop mutation Gorillaz, and a West African ensemble called Mali Music. His latest group, which has just released their eponymous debut, is The Good, The Bad, and The Queen.
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February 1, 2007 An ominous track in a musical class of its own, "Herculean" is the product of an eccentric and sublime collection of talent, including members of Blur, Gnarls Barkley and The Clash. Though much of its membership finds its roots in rock, The Good, The Bad & The Queen opts for subtler ambience.
January 26, 2007 The Good The Bad and the Queen; Instrumental rock with Do Make Say Think; The airy duo The Bird and The Bee; Ohio's Christian rapper John Reuben; The Sigur Ros of TX: Explosions in the Sky; Sweden's one-man band Loney, Dear; The stunning voice of Tom Brosseau.
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