Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Tony Allen from The Good, The Bad & The Queen have named their recently formed collaboration Rocketjuice And The Moon.
Albarn explained the origin of the band and album name to the Irish Times “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”. It should be due for release in 2012.
The trio will debut material from the album during a performance in Ireland on the weekend. They’ll be joined be 25 other musicians as part of a collective called Honest Jon’s Chop Up. Other members of the collective include the likes of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the Sun Ra Arkestra trumpet player Phil Cohran, the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, the house producer Theo Parrish, and the South African hip hop crew M.Anifest.