Damon Albarn, Flea & Tony Allen Name Their Band Rocketjuice And The Moon

    It’s been nearly a year since we previously reported on another of Damon Albarn’s many side projects. But it’s been revealed today that he, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Afro-beat drummer/the Good, the Bad and the Queen cohort Tony Allen have announced a name for their collaboration. Brace yourself, it’s pretty awful: Rocketjuice And The Moon.

    In an interview with The Irish Times, Albarn said: “Someone in Lagos did the sleeve design and that’s the name he gave it, which suits me because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.” Fair enough. Apparently their album will be self-titled and it’s set to drop next year. They’re making their live debut this Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Barbican in London. [Pitchfork]