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Alex James Hid New Blur Album From Kids

The British band reconvened in a studio last year (14) for the first time in more than a decade, and the recordings resulted in The Magic Whip, the eighth studio album of their...

Alex James' Secret Recording Sessions

Alex James kept Blur's new album a secret from his family.The bassist - who has five children, sons Geronimo and twins Artemis and Galileo, and daughters Sable and Beatrix with wife Claire Neate - couldn't...

Blur To Play Free Show In New York On Friday

To support the release of their new album The Magic Whip, Blur have announced that they’ll be playing a free concert in New York later this week on May 1st.The British group, promoting their first...

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"There came a point around 2003 where we all needed to go off and do our own things and be other people, rather than being this four-headed monster. I wouldn't call it animosity, but there...

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"Yesterday I was wrangling five kids onto a plane. Believe me, this is a day off." British rocker ALEX JAMES loves promoting his band BLUR's upcoming album The Magic Whip as it gives him a...

Graham Coxon Wanted Blur Reunion After Reading Alex James' Book

Bassist James released his tell-all book in 2007, charting the Parklife hitmakers' wild lifestyle at the height of their fame, and Coxon was inspired to consider a comeback after realising his walkout in...

Alex James Praises Florence Welch

The Libertines will release details of their new album ''soon''.The band - made up of Carl Barat, John Hassall, Gary Powell and Pete Doherty - have recently been working on the follow-up to their self-titled...

Blur To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Blur will headline Isle of Wight Festival.The Britpop band have been confirmed as the headliners for the Saturday night of the festival, with the band promising the show will be ''different'' to their previous performances.Guitarist...

Blur Guitarist Graham Coxon Talks About 'The Magic Whip' Recording Sessions

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon revealed that he agreed to record the new Blur album partly out of guilt left over from his original departure from the band in 2002. Coxon left the group during the...

Blur Debut New Album 'The Magic Whip' In Full During Intimate Fanclub Gig

Blur played their upcoming The Magic Whip album in its entirety last night, during a special fanclub-only gig at London club Mode. 300 of the band’s most dieheard fans were in attendance for the intimate...

Blur Announce Exclusive 'The Magic Whip' Performance

Blur have announced a one-off live performance of their new album 'The Magic Whip'. The 'Parklife' hitmakers - made up of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist and vocalist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave...

Blur Announce First Album In 11 Years

Blur have announced the release of their first album in 11 years. The rock band - made up of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist and vocalist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree -...

Alex James Backs Parklife Campaign Aimed At Russell Brand

Blur rocker Alex James has joined an online campaign mocking British comedian Russell Brand by using the band's hit track Parklife.The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star has been targeted by thousands of social media users this...

Alex James Doubtful Over Blur's Future

Alex James doesn't know if Blur will collaborate together in the future.The 'Song 2' hitmakers - comprising bassist Alex, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and singer Damon Albarn - reformed in 2009 and have...

Lily Allen Releases Unofficial World Cup Song For Free

Lily Allen has made her unofficial World Cup anthem 'Bass Like Home' available as a free download.The 29-year-old pop star recorded the song to support the England team as they try and win the international...

Lily Allen Unveils Her Unofficial World Cup Song

Lily Allen has unveiled her unofficial World Cup song for England.The 'Hard Out Here' hitmaker has debuted a new track on her SoundCloud page, and although it doesn't refer to soccer or the upcoming FIFA...

Jamie Lynn Sigler And Alex James Bring Countryside To The City

Stars including The Sopranos actress Jamie Lynn Sigler and Blur bassist Alex James gave their backing to an international campaign aimed at bringing country life to the city on Wednesday (09Apr14).The Be A Farm Hero...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Play Live Again

Damon Albarn is ''sure'' Blur will play live again. The frontman releases his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots' this month but is still close to his band mates Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree,...

Dannii Minogue Owns A Worm Farm

Dannii Minogue has a worm farm.The Australian star decided to take up the unconventional hobby of vermicomposting when she realised the wriggly creatures were the only pets she could keep alive because of her busy...

Stars Attend Pepsi Art Of Football Exhibition

Lily Allen was among the stars at Pepsi Max's 'The Art of Football' exhibition in London last night (17.02.14).The 'Hard Out Here' hitmaker honoured the work of celebrity photographer Danny Clinch and a troupe of...

Blur's Alex James To Launch Britpop Drink

Blur's Alex James wants to use the name 'Britpop' for a new drink.The bass player applied for the trademark in October last year and it was published for consultation by the UK's Intellectual Property Office...

Blur's Alex James Returning To Britpop Name For Beverage Line

Blur bassist Alex James is hoping to expand his foray into the food and beverage industry with the release of his own line of drinks.The guitarist applied to the U.K.'s Intellectual Property Office for a...

Nathan Sykes Suffered A 'Mental Breakdown'

The Wanted vocalist Nathan Sykes has opened up about his ''mental breakdown''.The singer has revealed he struggled to cope with being filmed for his band's reality show 'The Wanted Life' and locked himself away for...

Alex James & Top Chef Join Comedy Band Onstage At Festival

Blur star Alex James and Tv chef Jamie Oliver teamed up on stage at an English music festival on Sunday (01Sep13) to perform with comedy band The Cuban Brothers.The two food-loving pals, who hosted the...

Alex James: 'Modern Festivals Mean Nothing'

Blur rocker Alex James is convinced the U.K. has too many summer rock festivals and blames the glut for turning the once-special events into "gap year culture".The bassist insists Britain's two biggest outdoor gigs -...

Alex James: Damon Albarn And Noel Gallagher Are Working Together

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher are ''working together on a lot of stuff''. The former music rivals - whose bands Blur and Oasis were embroiled in a war of words in the mid-1990s - have...

Alex James Has 'No Idea' About Blur's Future

Blur's Alex James has ''no idea'' how long the band will stay together. The indie rock group are currently on tour but the bassist is unsure whether they will continue after their final booked dates...

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Blur rocker Alex James is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Gloucestershire in England in November (13).

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"Ironically, Noel and Damon are, like, best mates now. They go off and smoke cigars together. I think we realised we're all on the same side eventually." Blur star Alex James insists the band's rivalry...

Alex James Gets Festival Tips From Glastonbury's Michael Eavis

Alex James has ''sympathy'' for Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis for the massive job he takes on every year.The Blur bassist has the utmost respect for Michael, 77, for what he achieves with his renowned music...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

Now that he has unleashed his second 'Avengers' movie to global box...

Rosewater - Movie Review

A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing...

Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement

With all the fuss around Spotify and Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, other...

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not...

'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

Horror is a reliably profitable genre, generally cheap to make and always popular with young audiences...

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