Gorillaz headlined the third day of California's 2010 Coachella festival, that ran from April 16th-18th. Other headliners were Jay-Z and Muse.
Gorillaz performed "Dirty Harry" at the 2006 Brit Awards, using a huge animated screen to project their cartoon likenesses on the stage. The rapper Bootie Brown, along with a children's choir, were enlisted to help sing the song.
Noodle was born in Osaka, Japan and arrived at Kong Studios in a crate. She is also a martial arts expert.
There have been many guest singers in Gorillaz songs. One of the most popular is Del, The Funky Homosapien, who appeared in the videos "Clint Eastwood" and "Rock The House."
Gorillaz have their own autobiography, entitled Rise of the Ogre, which was released on October 26th, 2006 in the United Kingdom and on November 2nd, 2006 in the United States.
There are many horror references from Gorillaz songs and photos, including ones from the movies "The Amityville Horror," "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Friday the 13th," "The Exorcist," "Night of the Living Dead," "The Shining," and "Resident Evil," and also from Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Gorillaz's song "Feel Good Inc." won the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals."
One of Gorillaz's most famous songs, "Clint Eastwood," is modelled after the 1960's movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" which stars Clint Eastwood.
The Gorillaz's album Laika Come Home includes most of the songs from their first CD Gorillaz but with different remixes.
According to an interview with Damon Albarn, the reason why 2D doesn't have eye pupils is because of an accident caused by Murdoc.
Gorillaz's first single, Clint Eastwood, was released in the U.K. on March 5th, 2001. Less than a month later the album Gorillaz was released. The album reached #3 on the pop album chart in the U.K. and Clint Eastwood reached the top 5 on the singles chart. Two months later the album was released in the U.S. and became a major underground hit.
After the release of Demon Days Damon Albarn said that he doubted the creation of another Gorillaz CD, as he revealed in an MTV special on the group. He said that they had already done what they wanted to do and were happy with what they have accomplished. But then Albarn and Jamie Hewlett began working on the "Carousel" project in 2007, which eventually morphed into the band's 2010 album Plastic Beach.
Gorillaz's singles for their two main discs Gorillaz and Demon Days are:
1. Rock the House
2. Tomorrow Comes Today
4. Clint Eastwood
1. Feel Good Inc.
3. Dirty Harry
4. El Mañana/Kids With Guns
Gorillaz performed their song "Feel Good Inc." live at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8th, 2006. They performed as 3D holograms that resembled puppet versions of their cartoon-selves. Midway through their song, Madonna appeared on stage and the song was transitioned into "Hung Up," which she went on to perform.
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, creators of Gorillaz, made a rare TV appearance on "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" on November 25th, 2005. They discussed topics such as how they got the idea for the band and some of the group's recent performances.
The first song recorded by Gorillaz was "Ghost Train."
Gorillaz released a DVD on November 18th, 2002 entitled "Phase One: Celebrity Take Down." On October 31st, 2006 they subsequently released the DVD "Phase Two: Slowboat to Hades."
Gorillaz are under the music label "Parlophone/EMI Records" in the UK, and "Virgin Records" in the US.
Gorillaz performed their song "Feel Good Inc." live at the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 3rd, 2005. They performed as 3D holograms that resembled puppet versions of their cartoon-selves.
Gorillaz are in The Guinness Book of World Records for being the most successful virtual band in the world.
Gorillaz's album Demon Days made it to #6 on the album charts in the US and #1 in the UK.
Gorillaz have released 6 albums: Gorillaz on March 26th 2001, G-Sides on March 11th 2002, Laika Come Home on July 1st 2002, Demon Days on May 23rd 2005, D-Sides on November 19th 2007, and Plastic Beach on March 3rd 2010.
Gorillaz made their first live performance, shedding their cartoon aliases for the first time, at the Manchester Opera House in England from November 1st-5th, 2005.