Gorillaz would never have been a band had the two principal members, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, went through break-ups at the same time. Damon had just ended his relationship with Justine Frischmann of Elastica while Jamie broke up with his partner, Jane.
For reasons they both don’t really understand, they decided to grieve those breakups together, renting an apartment in London. It was during those nights of commiserating and watching MTV that they decided there needed to be a new approach to bands. That’s when the idea of a virtual group like Gorillaz was formed.
A few years later, the project was running and the Guinness Book of World Records declared Gorillaz to be the most successful virtual band of all time.
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