The Good, the Bad and the Queen is the name of Blur frontman Damon Albarn's new album and new project, although the band itself doesn't have a name yet. Initially reported as a solo album by Albarn with Danger Mouse producing, NME revealed in late July 2006 that the solo project was switched to a new group formed by Albarn.
The group, which consists of Albarn, The Clash's bassist Paul Simonon, former Verve member and Blur and Gorillaz guitarist Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, intend to release and delete their first single, "Herculean" on 30 October 2006 (see 2006 in British music). The single will follow the band's appearance at the BBC's Electric Proms season at the redeveloped The Roundhouse in Camden on 26 October. Three warm-up gigs in East Prawle, Ilfracombe and Exeter will precede the Electric Proms gig. The single will be followed by an album, produced by Danger Mouse, about London in January 2007, to be titled The Good, the Bad and the Queen as well.