Gorillaz Pay Tribute To Afrobeat Pioneer Tony Allen With New Song

4 May 2020 | 5:52 pm | Staff Writer

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Gorillaz have released a new song paying tribute to Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, who passed away last week.

The new song, How Far?, is part of the group’s ongoing Song Machine series and features Allen, who has previously collaborated with Damon Albarn in supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Albarn also made an appearance on Allen’s 2017 album, The Source.

Hailed as one of the world’s best drummers, Allen passed away last Thursday in Paris aged 79 following a heart attack.

The music legend rose to fame as the drummer and musical director of Fela Kuti's Africa '70 in the ‘60s and ‘70s, before going on to perform with Air, Flea and more.

Fans, musicians, collaborators and more have since shared tributed via social media.

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