Naomi Watts+Sean Penn=Gorillaz “Clint Eastwood”

Having just seen the terrific movie Fair Game at the theatre, WelcheMusic will choose not to comment on the political aspect. Instead, the soundtrack threw us back to March 2001 as the movie opens with Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” in the background. Preceding their debut album, the track peaked at No.4 in the UK and No.57 in the US. Rapper Del the Funky Homosapien collaborates with ex-Blur singer Damon Albarn.


Music Week reports that the Gorillaz uses augmented reality layers in their recently expanded iPhone app. The group started as a musical project back in 1998 when singer Damon Albarn teamed up with cartoonist Jamie Hawlett, creator of the comic book Tank Girl. To date, the group has had one UK No.1 hit (“DARE” in 1995). “19-2000” topped the singles tally in New Zealand in 2001 and “Feel Good Inc.” was a U.S. Alternative Rock chart topper in 2005. So far, Gorillaz has issued three studio albums and 13 singles. In Sweden, “Clint Eastwood” is the biggest hit peaking at No.7. 

Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, Fair Game is a 2010 thriller based on the memoirs of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.                     

Gorillaz expand iPhone app for London shows

08:33 | Friday November 12, 2010

By Eamonn Forde

Gorillaz have expanded their iPhone app to add in greater augmented reality layers as part of their Plastic Beach shows next week at the O2 in London.

Markers located around the venue will allow people attending the show to interact with 3D models, go backstage and unlock hidden content such as submarines, pirate ships and Plastic Beach itself.