No ‘Glee’ For Gorillaz

Who doesn’t like ‘Glee,’ the Fox TV show featuring a high school where everyone breaks out into song whenever the mood strikes? How about Gorillaz co-founder Damon Albarn?

The television show has based production numbers on songs by Madonna and Britney Spears, but during an interview with Associated Press last week, Albarn said he wasn’t interested in seeing the band’s music immortalized on the small screen.

“We wouldn’t let that happen,” Albarn said. “And not that they’ve asked us because they haven’t, and now they definitely won’t.”

“Glee” recently broke a chart record previously held by the Beatles for most appearances by a non-solo act, but Albarn said folks will eventually forget about the show’s music.

“Those songs won’t last like the Beatles by any stretch of their imagination,” Albarn said. “They’ll be forgotten in a few years’ time.”

Created as animated virtual characters by Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz has hit the touring circuit in a big way this year with the help of few friends such as former Clash-men Mick Jones and Paul Simonon along with Bobby Womack, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass, Bootie Brown, Kano and Bashy. Currently touring North America, the band plays Detroit’s Fox Theatre Oct. 13; Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Oct. 14 and Chicago’s UIC Pavilion Oct. 16.

Click here to read the complete AP item and here for the band’s website.