Gorillaz are a virtual band brought to life by Blur's Damon Albarn and ''Tank Girl'' comic's creator, Jamie Hewlett. Formed in 1998, the group is made up of 2D (vocals and keyboards), Murdoc (bass guitar), Noodle (lead guitar and occasional vocals) and Russel (drums and percussion).
Gorillaz's music has its roots in pop, Britpop, hip-hop and dub, and the band has released 2 albums, ''Gorillaz'' (released in 2001) and ''Demon Days'' (released in 2005), the pair have sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.
Songs that have pierced the Top 10 include ''Feel Good Inc'', ''Dirty Harry'' and ''Dare'' (which featured The Happy Mondays' 'Shaun Ryder.)
In 2007/8 Albarn and Hewlett devised an ambitious world tour, with the cartoon members shown as holograms on stage. This was seen at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards but due to the expense and technical difficulties the tour was scrapped.
Gorillaz released their third album ''Plastic Beach'' in March 2010.
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