Recent Coachella performers Gorillaz appeared on The Colbert Report last night—or rather, the virtual band’s human “counterparts,” Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, did. The fact that 2D, Murdoc Niccals and the rest of the gang “stood up” Stephen Colbert ticked him off, so he sent his own dressed-down backup to interview Albarn and Hewlett, instead. And things really got off to a great start! First question posed to the English group: “Who the f*ck do you think you are?”
Watch the full interview with the band, plus their performance of “Stylo” with Bobby Womack, after the jump!
Stephen Colbert’s “stand-in” interviewing Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett
Meanwhile, “who the f*ck do you think you are” appears to be the question Albarn is asking Simon Cowell these days.
“I can’t really engage with the stuff that comes out of Simon Cowell’s imagination,” he said in an interview with MTV News. “His imagination is by a pool, isn’t it? He’s endlessly looking at a rubber duck just floating from one side to the other, pulling his trousers up a little bit more, someone bringing him a drink, and then it goes back again. That’s his kind of imagination, and I feel I deserve a little bit more than that. So all the music that comes out of that entire culture, that’s what I think of it.”
So, we take it Damon Albarn isn’t Team Bowersox, then…?