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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...

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...

Blur's Alex James To Host Cooking Show

Blur star Alex James is to indulge his passion for food by hosting a Tv cookery show.The musician, who makes his own cheese at his farm in England, will front a new series called Recipes...

Blur To Record After Tour

Blur will record a new album when they have finished touring. The 'Song 2' band are planning to follow up 2003's 'Think Tank' after their current run of shows across the world have finished. Jamie...

Alex James Wept During Blur's Comeback Show

British rocker Alex James has confessed he openly wept onstage during Blur's triumphant comeback gig at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival.The Parklife hitmakers reunited in 2008 after a six-year hiatus and they sealed their return with...

Alex James: Blur Sessions Went Well

Alex James believes Blur will release a new album.The bassist has revealed the band's impromptu recording sessions in May - which took place after they had to cancel gigs in Tokyo, Japan, and Taiwan -...

Damon Albarn Confirms Work On Solo Album

Damon Albarn is working on a solo album.The Blur frontman has confirmed he has joined forced with XL Records chief Richard Russell for the record and believes it is his input which will prevent the...

Alex James To Host U.k. Comedy Show

Blur bassist Alex James is set to add Tv presenter to his resume after signing up to host a spin-off of U.K. comedy quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.The rocker is set to front What...

Blur Star Alex James Turns Filmmaker

Blur star Alex James can add director to his resume after creating his first short film.The British bassist wrote and directed A Slice of Life, even penning a song, Superordinator, for the two-minute clip, which...

Blur Recording New Album

Blur are starting work on a new album.The 'Parklife' band will work on their first record since 2003's 'Think Tank' - which didn't include guitarist Graham Coxon - after having to pull out of some...

Blur Song Confused Elton John

Blur left Sir Elton John confused with a song about his penis.The Britpop group - comprising singer Damon Albarn, bassist Alex James, guitarist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree - included the ballad 'Sir Elton...

Blur To Continue Playing Live

Blur will continue to perform in 2013.The 'Parklife' band left a question mark over their future after performing a concert to mark the closing of the Olympic games in London in August, but have now...

Alex James Wants To Work With Johnny Marr

Alex James wants to work with Johnny Marr,The 43-year-old bassist says his group Blur's recent string of shows - which culminated in a huge gig in London's Hyde Park to coincide with the end of...

Tears All Round As Blur Close Olympics Celebration Concert

Blur packed a punch that could rival one that Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell would struggle to match, as they blew away the Hyde Park crowd at the sold-out Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert last night.As...

Blur Rock Olympics Closing Concert

Blur headlined the Olympics closing ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park with a mammoth set last night (13.08.12).The Britpop legends performed some of their biggest hits for the sell-out crowd, including 'Girls & Boys', 'Country...

Blur Argue Over Set List

Blur have been arguing over the set list ahead of their Hyde Park show.The reformed group perform at the outdoor London venue on Sunday (12.08.12) as part of an Olympic closing ceremony concert - their...

Damon Albarn Has 'More Interesting' Projects Than Blur

Damon Albarn has got ''many more interesting things to do'' than make a new Blur album. The singer is wary about the band recording a new record - their first since 2003's 'Think Tank' -...

Alex James 'Most Annoying' Member Of Blur

Alex James was ''the most annoying member'' of Blur. The bass player admits tensions in the 'Song 2' band could flare up in their 90s heyday, leading to him getting into scrapes with his bandmates.He...

Blur: We're Drowning In Olympic Commercialism!

Blur feel like they are ''drowning in the commercialism'' of the London Olympics. The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who are made up of singer Damon Albarn, lead guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave...

Blur Don't Need Rehearsal

Blur don't need ''much rehearsal'' ahead of their London Hyde Park show.The 'Girls & Boys' hitmakers will perform at a special concert to mark the Olympic Closing Ceremony on August 13 and even though it...

Blur's 'Sarcastic' Album

Graham Coxon says Blur's 'Parklife' album was ''sarcastic''. The singer-songwriter doesn't understand why people regard their third studio album as a ''celebration of Englishness'' as the lyrics in the title song - written about their...

Blur's 'Sarcastic' Album

Graham Coxon says Blur's 'Parklife' album was ''sarcastic''. The singer-songwriter doesn't understand why people regard their third studio album as a ''celebration of Englishness'' as the lyrics in the title song - written about their...

Rizzle Kicks Want To Collaborate With Damon Albarn

Rizzle Kicks want to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The 'Mama Do The Hump' duo - Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule - are huge Blur fans and asked frontman Damon if they could pen a track with...

Alex James' Cheeses Withdrawn From U.k. Supermarket

Blur star Alex James' dreams of becoming a cheesy millionaire have suffered a blow - six of the nine dairy delights the budding farmer served up for sale at British supermarket chain Asda have been...

Blur Echo 'The Beatles' With London Rooftop Show

Brit-pop saviours Blur took to the rooftop of their recording studio for a free, stream-able (via Twitter) gig for their fans last night (June 2nd) in what was their first gig in almost three year's....

Blur Unveil New Songs, Singing From The Rooftops

The reformed Britpop band Blur were so happy that they had managed to write two new songs since they got back together, that they decided to quite literally sing them from the rooftops. Yesterday (July...

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