GORILLAZ: The Complete Backstory (PHASES 1-4)

The complete backstory of the band GORILLAZ spanning their entire career from Phase 1-Now. Learn about the origins of the band, and answers to questions like Who is the Boogieman? And what made 2D's eyes look like that?

Phase 1: Celebrity Take Down - :45
Phase 2: Slowboat to Hades - 6:01
Phase 3: Escape to Plastic Beach - 9:48
phase 4: Humanz After All - 17:00


  • Table
    TablePrieš 2 dienas


  • Ryan King
    Ryan KingPrieš 6 dienų

    There is a "fan made" rhinestone eyes animation, which is pretty much what we'd see if it WASN'T canceled.

  • MGK
    MGKPrieš 7 dienų

    This sounds made up.

  • MGK


    Prieš 18 val

    @Lenny Christine I know... xD That was a joke. Many people think Gorillaz is a "real" band.

  • Lenny Christine

    Lenny Christine

    Prieš 18 val

    It’s fiction. Of course it’s made up

  • Obsolete Pixels
    Obsolete PixelsPrieš 7 dienų

    I don't know if it's just me but I have to pause it ever so often to proccess everything.

  • Melody :0
    Melody :0Prieš 8 dienų

    wait what

  • cromb
    crombPrieš 9 dienų

    never listened to a song from them other than feel good inc and clint eastwood but i’m bored so here i am

  • Felix Paz
    Felix PazPrieš 9 dienų

    This is like a ground of kids just making shit up on the fly

  • Blitzkrieg
    BlitzkriegPrieš 10 dienų

    Someone actually animated the Rhinestone Eyes video

  • Cryptix
    CryptixPrieš 13 dienų

    Why is Murdock a zombie?

  • Welra
    WelraPrieš 14 dienų

    Rhinestone eyes was finished

  • wolfie craft
    wolfie craftPrieš 14 dienų

    I miss the old art style

  • trash
    trashPrieš 16 dienų

    The fact that nothing makes sense makes so much sense

  • gorg
    gorgPrieš 16 dienų


  • Celia Vega
    Celia VegaPrieš 18 dienų

    I feel whoever wrote gorillaz lore must have snorted crack, done LSD, smoked weed, grabbed a pencil and locked themselves in a room for 4 days

  • Matt Potempa
    Matt PotempaPrieš 18 dienų

    oh ok, so they were always selfish greedy debt chasers. Good to know.

  • underfellboy
    underfellboyPrieš 19 dienų

    In the dirty Harry video you can see that noodle clearly has a crush on 2d due to a specific smirk she does on seeing 2d

  • Lenny Christine

    Lenny Christine

    Prieš 18 val

    Yeah how bout no….

  • F34RDSoldier805
    F34RDSoldier805Prieš 19 dienų

    I really hope he does an update.

  • ChiaBee ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
    ChiaBee ʕ•ᴥ•ʔPrieš 20 dienų

    3:59 I just did a double take

  • Taryn Da Masked Babii
    Taryn Da Masked BabiiPrieš 20 dienų

    my brain capacity- you lost me within the first 5 minutes

  • little gremlin man
    little gremlin manPrieš 20 dienų

    "he can still see, but his vision is blurry" wow didn't know that.

  • strikezero01
    strikezero01Prieš 21 dieną

    strange now on 2021, Real Noodle now was on her 20s I think

  • A skeleton (any pronouns)
    A skeleton (any pronouns)Prieš 21 dieną

    Me: ok, 22 minutes,we go in and out. *22 minutes later* My brain: AAAIIEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Sour Snoball
    Sour SnoballPrieš 22 dienas

    I like how it goes from: guy with messed up eyes because of a weird man who wants to start a band to a literal horror story, this is why I love Russell

  • Kisu _
    Kisu _Prieš 22 dienas

    "Bro I just had the craziest dream" "Tell me bro" **2 hours later** "Holy fuck we could make a band out of this"

  • SumTingFishy
    SumTingFishyPrieš 23 dienas

    “The boogie man is still alive. He is now the bands roommate apparently. This is a weird way for the story to play out” I’m sorry, was it normal until then?

  • SumTingFishy
    SumTingFishyPrieš 23 dienas

    Murdoc: injures 2Ds eyes, sleeps with his gf, nearly kills 2D 2D: it’s fine

  • Sam
    SamPrieš 23 dienas

    Guys wait im actually confused. Is murdoc in jail irl and what for if so?

  • Taps !

    Taps !

    Prieš 23 dienas

    no the band is virtual

  • nobody Flores
    nobody FloresPrieš 24 dienas

    And people think video game lore is confusing

  • ja-moan-y
    ja-moan-yPrieš 24 dienas

    “so a band but instead of gorillas it’s gorillaz and their led by a satanist then they snort crack for the next 33 years you with me “?

  • HellFire350
    HellFire350Prieš 24 dienas

    Bruh 2d’s story sounds like he couldn’t give a god damn fuck about what happened as long as he had a blunt to smoke and somewhere to crash

  • esh
    eshPrieš 25 dienų


  • storm Knight
    storm KnightPrieš 26 dienų


  • Prieš 26 dienų

    wheres 5-6?

  • Russian Cheems
    Russian CheemsPrieš 27 dienų

    0:31 dam when'd Russel get so drippy bro

  • Anthony b carroll
    Anthony b carrollPrieš 27 dienų

    This is the most fucked up acid trip of a lore I've ever seen holy shit

  • fatmat leo
    fatmat leoPrieš 27 dienų

    Haha funny cool shoeshine hahahaha

  • juan Guillermo
    juan GuillermoPrieš 27 dienų

    It's wierd Haring americans saying Tesco lol

  • Leslie Loren
    Leslie LorenPrieš 27 dienų

    There have been multiple points in this video that I’ve had to question what in fact I was watching.

  • Leslie Loren
    Leslie LorenPrieš 27 dienų

    Wtf are these inspired by true events? Such events lol

  • mewmew mewmew
    mewmew mewmewPrieš 28 dienų

    I feel bad for 2D Bro got braindead, eyes fucked up, cheated on, beat up, kidnapped.. Like bro.

  • jules
    julesPrieš mėn

    i love the david bowie album at 10:36, my two favorite artists in one video

  • Droid7876
    Droid7876Prieš mėn

    What the fuck did i just watch

  • •Bubble _Cloud•
    •Bubble _Cloud•Prieš mėn

    No one Not soul Murdoc: Za BaTh!

  • Slumberrr
    SlumberrrPrieš mėn

    Kong studio's: running rampant full of zombies Noodle: *and i took that personally*

  • Emma Stephens
    Emma StephensPrieš mėn

    Just ten seconds of any part of their story is troubling, unique, and feel good 😁

  • FM Skating
    FM SkatingPrieš mėn

    Ya want tea? oh ok? u want tea later?

  • Emmett Simon
    Emmett SimonPrieš mėn

    Question: do Russell’s glowing eyes effect his vision at all

  • Gavin Mills 05
    Gavin Mills 05Prieš mėn

    Trying to make sense of this $hit at 2am

  • venezia joy
    venezia joyPrieš mėn

    i am so fucking confused

  • I want to Drop kick a child
    I want to Drop kick a childPrieš mėn

    Not the 360 turns in tge tesco parking space

  • Péter Andó
    Péter AndóPrieš mėn

    no that kid isnt gay and no the kids who put the letter on him arent gay and no the note isnt gay

  • Sugarbonesmusic _
    Sugarbonesmusic _Prieš mėn

    Band sounds good I just don't fw the fact that Murdoc is a satanist

  • zipper's malfunction
    zipper's malfunctionPrieš mėn

    Don't mind me just making a Timestamp

  • Potocho’s World
    Potocho’s WorldPrieš mėn

    My birthday is on the same day 2D met Murdoc so that’s cool I guess

  • Froggie


    Prieš mėn

    my birthdays the same day as murdocs :]

  • SinCubu5
    SinCubu5Prieš mėn

    it took me until 8:31 to realize that he was talking about the characters and not the actual band members...

  • jamie
    jamiePrieš mėn

    Dear god that was a lot to take in

  • Austin Blackwell
    Austin BlackwellPrieš mėn

    I would watch a gorilaz movie

  • Some Artist
    Some ArtistPrieš mėn

    W-*what*- why is there so much for a music band *huh*- this is alot i- I'm so- I'm- * confuse screaming *

  • bean person
    bean personPrieš mėn

    15:27 2d is wearing a marxist leninist pin on his shirt

  • Sootless_Wilbur
    Sootless_WilburPrieš mėn

    I went here for answers. I left with more questions lmao

  • 𝘑 𝘖 𝘑 𝘖
    𝘑 𝘖 𝘑 𝘖Prieš mėn

    *This is worthy of a Netflix series*

  • Frank Bannister
    Frank BannisterPrieš mėn

    S T U P O T

  • Door
    DoorPrieš mėn

    Homie ur doing God’s work

  • Scrill The beast
    Scrill The beastPrieš mėn

    The funny thing is they didn’t have to make a backstory for a fictional band, and yet here we are

  • Grace
    GracePrieš mėn

    wait so basically it’s a regular band but they stay anonymous through these characters and their backstories…..??? i’m so confused 😐

  • Chopper Reindeer
    Chopper ReindeerPrieš mėn

    What the fuck is up these people, glowing eyes, 2D eyes, gun downs, like damn

  • Milkyway
    MilkywayPrieš mėn


  • The_Adult
    The_AdultPrieš mėn

    Gorillaz lore is like when you make food but you add some spice but someone said needs more salt you add way too much and then you somehow summon the Illuminati while making the food. Then you somehow explode the whole world.

  • Finn asf
    Finn asfPrieš mėn

    watching this is now my only healthy coping mechanism. /srs

  • bismeqo filimdo
    bismeqo filimdoPrieš mėn

    The faint fair nation summatively matter because gong sadly entertain absent a low dead. splendid, foolish cabinet

  • Illumi
    IllumiPrieš mėn

    Bro u can NOT zone out during this video istg

  • laur
    laurPrieš mėn

    2d murdock russell hobs

  • laur


    Prieš mėn

    noodle- little girl

  • laur


    Prieš mėn

    paula- ex guitarist 2d’s ex

  • laur


    Prieš mėn

    dell the funky homosapian

  • laur


    Prieš mėn

    the grim reaper- black hood

  • Lauren Q.
    Lauren Q.Prieš mėn

    I think my brain is broken now

  • Narcolipze
    NarcolipzePrieš 2 mėnesius

    Here’s my addition to the story: I think the gorillaz live band are members of the black cloud. My only evidence for this is that some of the black cloud members seen in the rhinestone eyes storyboards video have very similar outfits to the members of the gorillaz live band also it makes sense because that’s just what they would want to take all of their glory while their locked in author room there are some holes to this though like why are the live gorillaz band real and the black cloud members in rhinestone eyes cartoons also why didn’t they just kill murdoc right then and there instead of locking him in a room

  • Ol1v1a L1k3s An1m3 B)
    Ol1v1a L1k3s An1m3 B)Prieš 2 mėnesius


  • Kenneth Oats
    Kenneth OatsPrieš 2 mėnesius

    After this story, I need a drink 🍷

  • Kryštof Hanzlík
    Kryštof HanzlíkPrieš 2 mėnesius

    good job putting all this together but why were you yelling the whole time?

  • Ella C.
    Ella C.Prieš 2 mėnesius

    can we appreciate noodle and her three strange dads?

  • Pipers.collar
    Pipers.collarPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Who ever made this is on drugs right?

  • Noodle’s Helmet
    Noodle’s HelmetPrieš 2 mėnesius

    I need to keep reminding myself that this is fictional

  • tesvsp
    tesvspPrieš 2 mėnesius


  • Stickzilla
    StickzillaPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Some guy: ocean bacon Noodle: *vietnam flashbacks*

  • RED The Wifey Hunter
    RED The Wifey HunterPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Wait. FoundFlix doing Gorillaz? 4 years ago? It's odd to imagine him doing this seeing as he's done mainly horror nowadays

  • Sam Cyanide
    Sam CyanidePrieš 2 mėnesius


  • lenny
    lennyPrieš 2 mėnesius


  • Alexander Monto
    Alexander MontoPrieš 2 mėnesius


  • Qixlet
    QixletPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Where can U whatch gorillaz, please HelPPpppP (bare with my enlgish alkdskf)

  • Celeste Lee
    Celeste LeePrieš 2 mėnesius

    Why is the one guy the only one described as a "homosapian"? 😂 I really love the characters. I can relate to them in real life. ☹️

  • reema
    reemaPrieš 2 mėnesius

    my head hurts from this

  • Joey Juarez
    Joey JuarezPrieš 2 mėnesius

    This reminds me Tyler the creator wolf trilogy

  • D3st1n¥_roblox
    D3st1n¥_robloxPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Did you 8niw that noodle has a crush on 2D

  • AntennaHead Music
    AntennaHead MusicPrieš 2 mėnesius

    We need a part 3. Also the caretaker thing is a shining theme with him being there for the off season like in the movie

  • ItsIsabel
    ItsIsabelPrieš 2 mėnesius

    This storyline is somehow even more of a fever dream than the FNAF timeline, and that’s saying something.

  • Mary Maru
    Mary MaruPrieš 2 mėnesius

    This is so much I'm still confused XD

  • Retro
    RetroPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Ok what’s cartoon called

  • sofia s.
    sofia s.Prieš 2 mėnesius


  • Larry Larryton the 3rd
    Larry Larryton the 3rdPrieš 2 mėnesius

    So plastic beach was just a big fart joke huh

  • peach jelly ( •̀ ω •́ )✧
    peach jelly ( •̀ ω •́ )✧Prieš 2 mėnesius


  • Stress
    StressPrieš 2 mėnesius

    f u murdoc

  • Mashallaheinfachdiehübsche
    MashallaheinfachdiehübschePrieš 2 mėnesius

    Everyone: the FNAF storyline is confusing Gorillaz: ha pathetic