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Damon Albarn's pop blast

Damon Albarn has blasted Simon Cowell and warned how he thinks Lady Gaga and Beyonce could ''turn into Madonna'' if they work too hard.
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Damon Albarn has blasted Simon Cowell and thinks Lady Gaga and Beyonce could "turn into Madonna".

The Gorillaz musician can't "engage" with reality TV mogul Simon - who has been behind a number of pop stars including Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke - and alleged he has a limited imagination.

He told MTV: "I can't really engage with the stuff that comes out of Simon Cowell's imagination. I really don't want to share it, because it's - his imagination is sort of, by a pool, where he's endlessly looking at a rubber duck, just floating from one side to the other, pulling his trousers up a little more

"And someone brings him a drink, then he goes back again to watching the duck. I feel I deserve a little more than that.

"So all the music that comes out of that entire culture, that's what I think of it. I want no part of it, really."

'Stylo' hitmaker Damon - who is behind the cartoon pop band Gorillaz with artist Jamie Hewlett - also warned that today's successful pop musicians risk working themselves too hard and forgetting about everything else in their lives.

The 42-year-old-singer added: "I love pop music. I just love a certain kind of it - the kind that may not look nice, but still reminds me of the stuff I used to listen to growing up.

"Lady Gaga works very, very hard, and so does Beyonce, to be very, very popular. That seems to be all they care about in life, and that's fine, you know? It won't last forever, and if it does, you'll turn into Madonna, and if you want to turn into Madonna, that's great - for you. Not for me."

Posted on 23 Apr 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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