Entries in Tony Allen (2)

Monday
Feb272012

[Listen] Rocket Juice and the Moon feat. Erykah Badu - "Hey Shooter"

Rocket Juice and the Moon, the new project comprised of Gorillaz/Blur mastermind Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, are set to release their debut self-titled album on March 26th in the UK and Europe and the 27th in North America, and today, courtesy of Pitchfork, we have a brand new cut from the upcoming album. The song, titled "Hey Shooter," features guest vocals from Erykah Badu, who is one of many artists to be featured on the 18-track effort. Other notable acts set to appear on the album include Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, West African rapper M.Anifest and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the track, and take a look at the album's tracklisting after the jump.

Rocket Juice and the Moon is out on March 26th via Albarn's own Honest Jon label.

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Friday
Oct282011

[News] Damon Albarn + Flea + Tony Allen = 'Rocketjuice and The Moon'

It was recently reported that Gorillaz/Blur frontman Damon Albarn would be working with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and drummer Tony Allen on a collaborative studio album. It has now been revealed that the project will be called Rocketjuice and The Moon. According to an interview Albarn had with The Irish Times, the origins of the name apparently came from “[s]omeone in Lagos [who] did the sleeve design and that’s the name he gave it, which suits me because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.”

All three of the artists will be debuting material from the project this weekend at Honest Jon's Chop Up in Ireland, in which Albarn, Flea, and Allen will be joined by 25 other musicians. Included in these 25 musicians are Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the Sun Ra Arkestra trumpet player Phil Cohran, the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, the house producer Theo Parrish, and the South African hip-hop crew M.Anifest.

There is no news as of yet as to when Rocketjuice and The Moon will be released, but stay tuned for more information.