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    Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:27:08

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    Gorillaz social media game has been on point over the last few months, and today an interview with their cartoon drummer Russel Hobbs has been revealed. In the interview with Puss Puss Magazine, Russel discusses the upcoming album, his favorite rappers, his best-loved feline breed - the Devon Rex - and how he came to join the band.

    When asked what we could expect from a new Gorillaz album, Russel responded, "You can expect whatever you like. What is coming will come, whether you expect it or not." He later added, "What's important isn't what's happening next, but what's happening right now. That's all you can control. And listen, me and Gorillaz – that's two separate things. Our paths entwine, then separate – like a messed-up pretzel."

    Russel was also asked who his three favorite hip hop artists are, to which he responded, "That's like trying to pick my top three funny cat videos. Just not possible. Let's lose the hierarchy, there's enough of it out there already. But I'll give you three, in no order… If we're talking BK, I've got to say Biggie. Who else? Then I'd pick MF Doom. Underground legend. Born over here but spent most of his life stateside, the opposite of my deal. And for someone new, check out that kid Earl Sweatshirt. Great name, fresh sound."

    He also opened up about how he came to join Gorillaz saying,"He (Murdoc) abducted me. I was working my job at the record store, Murdoc came in asking for some old vinyl from the 50s, got me all distracted. Then he jammed a bag over my head and dragged me out. When he took the bag off I was in Kong Studios. Naturally, I was going to exact retribution, but then he played some tracks he was working on, and… I was impressed. Guess that sums up our vibe really, a mix of respect with an impending threat of violence."

    There is still no word on when we can expect the next album from Gorillaz.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    10.10.16



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