Damon Albarn removed Donald Trump references from Gorillaz album

21st Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Gorillaz star Damon Albarn removed any direct references to U.S. President Donald Trump from the group's new album.

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Damon's animated band's new record Humanz has been billed as an anti-Trump record, with songs condemning greed and advocating political change.

However the 49-year-old musician removed any mention of America's leader that his collaborators made in tracks on the album.

"There's no references to (Trump) on the record - in fact, any time when anyone made any reference, I edited it out," he tells Billboard magazine. "I don't want to give the most famous man on earth any more fame, particularly. He doesn't need it!"

However the political earthquake caused by the controversial billionaire's elevation to the presidency was used as inspiration for the record.

"Trump's ascension was one of the sources of energy that we meditated on, when it was like, 'Ahh, that's ridiculous, that could never happen,'" he explains.

For Gorillaz' first record in seven years, Damon has enlisted stars including Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Grace Jones and his old Oasis foe Noel Gallagher.

Humanz is released on 28 April (17).

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