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Damon Albarn Turned Down Parklife 25th Anniversary Shows Because Of Brexit

Damon Albarn turned down offers to reunite with Blur to mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal LP 'Parklife' because of Brexit.The iconic Britpop group's 1994 album, which turns 25 on April 25, was released...

Big Feastival Announces Jess Glynne, Rudimental And Elbow As 2019 Headliners

Jess Glynne, Elbow and Rudimental will headline this year's Big Feastival.The huge family friendly event will return for the eighth time this summer from August 23-25 at Alex James' farm in the Cotswolds, and organisers...

Alex James: I Don't Think You Can Be In An Indie Band Anymore

Alex James gets more of a buzz creating new recipes on his Cotswolds farm to touring with Blur these days.The Britpop group's 49-year-old bassist - who is also an award-winning cheesemaker - admits that being...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Definitely Reform

Damon Albarn has hinted Blur could make another album together in the future.The 50-year-old star - who completed the iconic Britpop group with Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - admitted he is certain...

Blur Will 'Definitely' Reunite

Blur will ''definitely'' reunite to perform their hits again ''at some point''. Damon Albarn, the Britpop band's frontman, has admitted he would ''hate to think'' that he wouldn't ever play alongside the group's members Graham...

Alex James Slams Old Rockers

Alex James has branded ageing rock stars as ''grotesque caricatures''.The 49-year-old Blur bassist - who is also an award-winning cheesemaker - thinks it is ''important'' he has interests away from the band because he doesn't...

Graham Coxon Hints At New Blur Album

Graham Coxon has said there could be another Blur album.The 49-year-old guitarist quit the band in 2002 before reuniting with bandmates Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree in 2009 for a series of live...

Blur Haven't Talked About Doing Another Album

Graham Coxon says Blur ''haven't'' talked about doing another record.The 48-year-old musician says the iconic rock band are busy with their own projects at the moment, he's just done announced he's recorded the soundtrack for...

Damon Albarn Teases Possibility Of Blur Reunion In The Future

Damon Albarn has said there's a possibility for more Blur music in the future.The 49-year-old musician first found fame in the 1990s recording with the popular rock band, and whilst he is set to release...

Blur’S Alex James Didn't Wash His Hair For 10 Years

The 47-year-old musician-turned-cheesemaker, who runs a 200-acre farm in the Cotswolds, made the startling revelation in an interview with Living. Despite previously referring to his mop top hairstyle as his "fortune" the musician admitted he...

Alex James: I Haven't Washed My Hair In 10 Years

Blur star Alex James hasn't washed his hair in ''10 years''.The 47-year-old musician has admitted he's never ''thought about'' his hair at great length, and only bothered to shampoo his locks when his daughters -...

Blur Didn't Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World

Blur have never wanted to be the ''biggest band in the world''.The 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers - who released their first album since 2003, 'The Magic Whip', earlier this year - think they have been...

Alesha Dixon Announces Album

Alesha Dixon will release her new album in October.The 36-year-old singer has announced the release of her new solo LP, 'Do It For Love' - her fourth studio record - which she has teased will...

Blur's Alex James 'Proud' Of Damon Albarn's Five Hour Set

Blur's Alex James is ''proud'' of Damon Albarn for playing a five hour set.The frontman of the rock group had to be escorted off the stage by security when he refused to end the show...

Alex James Blown Away By Fans' Reaction To Blur Reunion

The British band got back together last year (14) to make its first album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, and James still cannot believe how well the comeback has been received....

Alex James: I'm Up For More Blur Music

Alex James is ''up for'' making more music with Blur.The bassist has teased the band could continue to work on more material together after they recently reformed to release their first studio album in 12...

Blur Prove They're Well And Truly Back With Hit Packed Bst Hyde Park Set

Blur showed they haven't missed a beat since their BritPop heyday on Saturday night when they played a hit packed set at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park. The gig began with singer Damon...

Blur's Damon Albarn Hands Out Ice Creams

Damon Albarn handed out ice creams to fans at Blur's headline performance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Saturday night (20.06.15).The 'Song 2' hitmaker's dished out the tasty treat to those...

Blur's Alex James Loves 'Smoking Hot' Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is ''smoking hot''.The Britpop band's bassist has praised the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker saying she is ''bigger'' than ''anyone ever'' and Alex - who has children, Sable, Beatrix, Artemis,...

Blur's Alex James Hopes Oasis Get Back Together: "They Can Support Us"

Few Britpop figures were as memorable as Blur’s Alex James. With his trademark bass guitar pose of one foot on the front-of-stage speaker and cigarette nonchalantly dangling out of his mouth, he’s always admitted to...

Alex James: Oasis Should Reform And Support Blur

Alex James wants Oasis to reform so they can be Blur's ''support'' act.The Blur bassist is amused by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher's ongoing war of words since they split in August 2009 and the...

Alex James: 'I Invented Cocaine Boast'

The bassist hit headlines in 2007 when he released his tell-all memoir, Bit of a Blur, and bragged that he had spent a fortune on his Champagne-and-cocaine lifestyle during the 1990s. However,...

Damon Albarn: Blur's Album Like An Accidental Pregnancy

Damon Albarn has compared Blur's new album to an accidental pregnancy.The 47-year-old singer-songwriter admitted the band - which also features Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James - had no plans to make a new...

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...

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...

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