William Orbit says he will 'never' work with 'really awful' Damon Albarn again

Recording sessions producer held wwith Britpop band were scrapped in 2012

William Orbit says he will 'never' work with 'really awful' Damon Albarn again

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Producer William Orbit has claimed he will "never" work with Damon Albarn again after the Blur frontman halted recording sessions he was holding with the band in 2012.

It was reported in May last year that Albarn had worked on new Blur material, with Orbit confirming that the four-piece had been in the studio before the sessions were stopped "suddenly". Orbit had previously hinted that he was recording with the band in a series of tweets. In January 2012 he wrote: "I just found out that she [Diawara] has done tracks with Damon A, who I’m in the studio with from Wednesday!"

Now, in a new interview with NME Orbit says he will never work with Blur again and claimed that he didn't get paid for his time recording with the band last year. "Oh don’t start me on Blur," he says. "Put it this way, I’m not going to work with them again – Damon was really awful. That’s all I’ll say. Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t care to go back. I wouldn’t be hurrying back to do that album. I didn’t get paid! But, you know, I’m not the first."

Earlier this year it was reported that Blur would begin work on a new album after singer Damon Albarn releases his solo LP. The band have released standalone tracks 'Fool's Day', 'The Puritan' and 'Under The Westway' since Graham Coxon rejoined them after a long hiatus in 2008, but a new album has not been forthcoming so far.

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