Chart Attack was on hand at the Gorillaz press conference in Toronto recently where they band admitted to being a manufactured act. Hewlett admits, “We are. We’re completely manufactured. Most bands are, just not very well though. The idea behind Gorillaz was just to invent a cool band. A cool manufactured band. Only we’d do it properly for a change. We were sick of watching all the rubbish on TV, so that was the basic idea. Take a bit of everything that we liked and put it together to create something cool. The characters came from people we know, people we don’t know, TV shows — Saved By The Bell, The College Years.” Chartattack.com has since removed the article.