No Gorillaz for 'Glee,' says lead singer Damon Albarn
Not everyone is a fan of “Glee.” Coldplay eventually came around, but Gorillaz, the band behind tunes such as “Feel Good Inc.,” “Dare” and “Clint Eastwood,” won't be doing the same, lead singer Damon Albarn told the Associated Press recently.
“We wouldn't let that happen,” said Albarn of allowing the show to use the band's music. “And not that they've asked us because they haven't, and now they definitely won't.”
So why is Albarn so against the Fox hit? Albarn calls the song covers featured on the show “a very poor substitute for the real thing.” He also brushes off the show's recent accomplishment of surpassing the Beatles for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act.
“Those songs won't last like the Beatles' by any stretch of their imagination,” he told the AP. “They'll be forgotten in a few years' time.”
Readers, do you agree with Albarn? Is there a Gorillaz song you would have liked to hear on “Glee”?
— Vlada Gelman (follow my TV musings on Twitter at @stayingin)
Photo: Damon Albarn in London on Sept. 7. Credit: Luke MacGregor / Reuters.