Damon Albarn almost drunkenly set up Twitter account

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2017
Jamie Hewlett designs cover for Q magazine

Jamie Hewlett designs cover for Q magazine

Damon Albarn has ruled out setting up a Twitter account because he fears it would get him in trouble

Damon Albarn has ruled out joining Twitter because he fears he could get himself into a "pile of s***".

The 49-year-old rocker isn't active on social media, despite the virtual group being one of the most heavily technology-driven acts around and he admits he isn't "very good" with keeping a profile online.

The 'Hallelujah Money' hitmaker almost signed up to the micro-blogging site when he was drunk recently, but he's glad he didn't despite feeling like it was time for him to speak up.

He confessed to the latest issue of Q magazine: "I did get really drunk a few weeks ago and tried to create a Twitter account.

"I felt I had a lot to say and it was time. Out of the blue I could land myself in a whole pile of sh*t. But I'm not very good at that kind of thing, so it's not going to happen."

Meanwhile, Albarn also told the publication he was "upset" when his Gorillaz partner James Hewlett left him for Paris.

The 49-year-old rocker is gearing up for the release of the animated band's first album in six years, 'Humanz', and has opened up about reuniting with his band mate and how they drifted apart after a "fallow period" in their partnership.

He explained: "He basically left and I felt upset by that. There was a fallow period in our relationship.

"I've had the same experience with Graham (Coxon) over the years. I get the sense that sometimes people like getting off my steamroller and doing their own thing for a while and then joining me further down the road."

Hewlett, 49, admitted the reason the group - comprised of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - fell apart was over his "disagreement" with Albarn and how he simply needed a break from the Blur frontman after being in each other's company for a decade.

At the time, the comic book creator decided to up sticks and move to Paris to spend quality time with his now wife, French actress, Emma du Caunes, and so he turned down Albarn's offer to work on his operatic project Dr Dee.

Hewlett added: "I needed to change my life. I was going a little bit insane at that point. And, yeah we had a little bit of a disagreement. We'd lived in each other's pockets for 10 years. Damon's an artist, he's one of the few real artists that I know, but that means you can be a little crazy and a little difficult and I can be the same. We locked horns a few times and I needed to escape. I met my wife, I went to Paris and I fixed myself. I sorted out my head."

The full interview appears in this month's Q magazine, on sale on Tuesday 11 April.

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