Gorillaz: We Won't Let "Glee" Cover Our Songs

Damon Albarn from the band Gorillaz poses for a portrait at Madison Square Garden in New York, Oct. 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Charles Sykes
Damon Albarn from the band Gorillaz poses for a portrait at Madison Square Garden in New York, Oct. 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) "Glee" fans, don't anticipate any Gorillaz treatment anytime soon.

Damon Albarn, the lead singer and co-creator of the virtual band who's slew of hits include the Grammy-winning jam "Feel Good Inc.," says he's not interested in letting the hit Fox show perform covers of his band's song.

"We wouldn't let that happen," Albarn told the Associated Press. "And not that they've asked us because they haven't, and now they definitely won't," he continued with a laugh.

So why is he so against the hit televisions series? Albarn believes the show is a "very poor substitute for the real thing." He also brushed off "Glee's" recent successof surpassing the Beatles for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act, saying "those songs won't last like the Beatles by any stretch of their imagination."

"They'll be forgotten in a few years' time," he added.

Along with "Feel Good Inc.," which features De La Soul, the Gorillaz have spit out a handful of singles under their two platinum-selling albums, "Gorillaz" and "Demon Days."

They're also known for being serial collaborators and their pretend cartoon band members, which is the mastermind of British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, who is also the bands co-creator.

Earlier this month, the Gorillaz kicked off their first official US tour in support of their new album, "Plastic Beach" and recently stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Check out their "Live on Letterman" concert below.