Paul McCartney, Britney Spears and J.Lo might consider themselves “Gleeks” but the virtual band Gorillaz isn’t exactly going bananas over the television musical series “Glee.”
Lead singer Damon Albarn says he’s not interested in letting the hit show perform covers of his band’s songs.
“We wouldn’t let that happen,” Albarn said in an interview with The Associated Press last week.
“And not that they’ve asked us because they haven’t, and now they definitely won’t,” he continued with a laugh.
Gorillaz is best known for their Grammy-winning jam “Feel Good Inc.,” which features De La Soul. The group released two platinum-selling albums, and their latest, “Plastic Beach,” came out in March.
But Albarn says shows like “Glee” showcase “a very poor substitute for the real thing.”
The “Glee” cast recently surpassed the Beatles for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act, but Albarn says people shouldn’t take the feat seriously.
“Those songs won’t last like the Beatles by any stretch of their imagination,” he says. “They’ll be forgotten in a few years’ time.”
Ouch! Well nevermind their Emmy nominations and Jane Lynch’s Emmy win for the show…but I’m sure he’s right…it’s just a phase and minor awards like Emmys are never recorded for history…