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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...

Blur Unveil Two New Tracks

Blur unveiled two new tracks last night (02.07.12).The 'Song 2' band performed 'Under the Westway' and 'The Puritan' from a rooftop at a secret location via a live video stream, watched by fans around the...

Blur To Unveil Two New 'Olympics' Songs, Via Twitter

Blur have announced that they intend to unveil two new songs via Twitter, Rolling Stone reports today. The British band have written two new tracks specifically for their August 12, 2012 show in Hyde Park,...

Blur To Debut New Tracks Over Twitter

Blur will debut two new tracks over twitter.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who will perform at an Olympic Games closing show in London's Hyde Park on August 12 - will premiere two new songs, 'Under The...

Damon Albarn Stops Blur Sessions

Damon Albarn has stopped recording sessions for new Blur material. The band had been working with producer William Orbit - who produced their '13' album in 1999 - but the rest of the group were...

Paloma Faith And Razorlight To Headline Jamie Oliver Festival

Paloma Faith will headline Jamie Oliver presents The Big Feastival with Alex James.The food and music festival - which raises money for the Jamie Oliver Foundation and this year will be held at Blur bassist...

Blur Announce Intimate Shows Ahead Of Olympics Concert

Blur have announced a string of intimate shows before their concert closing the Olympics in Britain. The 'Song 2' band are to play in British towns Margate, Wolverhampton and Plymouth, as well as appearing at...

Damon Albarn Thinks New Blur Sound Would Be Interesting

Damon Albarn thinks a new Blur album would be ''interesting''.The group - who have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009 - haven't released a record since 2003's...

James: 'Blur Will End After Olympics Gig'

Blur star Alex James has revealed the band's upcoming summer (12) gig in London could be the "last thing" the rockers ever do together.The Britpop pioneers reunited in 2009 for a series of gigs following...

James: 'Blur Had No Idea About Adele Brits Drama'

Blur rocker Alex James is adamant the band had nothing to do with the drama at the recent Brit Awards when Adele's acceptance speech was cut short to make way for their performance.The soul singer...

Alex James' Fury Over Farm Festival Financial Collapse

Blur star Alex James has opened up about his shock after the promoters who staged a festival at his farm in England went bust, leaving debts of more than $1.6 million (£1 million).The event, titled...

Blur Still Have Issues

Blur still have the ''same issues'' as they did 20 years ago. Frontman Damon Albarn admits he now has less tension with guitarist Graham Coxon - who left in the band in 2002 after a...

Blur Refused To Accept Brit Award In 2010

Blur refused to accept a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 2010. The 'Parklife' group - who have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009 -...

Blur To Headline Olympics Closing Ceremony Concert

Blur will headline an Olympics Closing Celebration concert in August. The Britpop band have joined a line up including The Specials and New Order for the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park, which will...

Blur's Damon Albarn And Graham Coxon Preview New Track

Ahead of their performance at the Brits tomorrow, Blur 's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon debuted a new song last night at charity War Child's charity show in London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, reports the...

Alex James Hints Brit Awards Gig May Be Blur's Last

Alex James has hinted Blur's performance at the BRIT Awards could be their last ever show. The bass player for the group - who will be honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at...

Blur Singer And Guitarist To Play Charity Show Ahead Of Brit Awards

Blur's Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon will play a charity show ahead of this year's BRIT Awards. The singer and the guitarist will appear alongside Dry The River and Ed Sheeran at the concert, held...

Blur To Work With William Orbit

William Orbit has sparked speculation he is working with Blur.The producer - who previously teamed with the Britpop legends on their 2002 LP '13', their last with guitarist Graham Coxon - revealed on his twitter...

James Slammed By Animal Rights Group For Praising Mcdonald's

Officials at People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals have launched a furious broadside against British rocker Alex James after he praised fast food outlets.The Blur bassist, who also now runs a cheese farm, visited...

Blur To Record After Brits 2012?

Blur look set to perform at the Brit Awards, and may record new material in 2012. The 'Parklife' group have been largely defunct since 2003, apart from a series of one-off shows in 2009, but...

Blur To Return For Brits Performance

British rockers Blur will reform on stage to perform at the upcoming Brit Awards ceremony, according to bassist Alex James.The band returned to the music scene in 2009 after a six-year hiatus to headline a...

Alex James Hints Blur Could Play In 2012

Alex James has further hinted Blur will play shows in 2012. The 'Song 2' group are to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at next year's BRIT Awards in February, and bassist Alex said...

Blur To Be Honored At Brits As New Album Rumors Swirl

Blur are set to be awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at next year's BriTs ceremony, reports the Bbc. The group hit their commercial peak in the mid 90s, the now infamous chart...

Blur To Receive Outstanding Contribution To Music Brit

Blur will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade at next year's BRIT Awards.The quartet - who reformed for a series of shows in 2009, but have not played together since - are thrilled to...

Blur To Spend Christmas Holidays Recording New Music

Alex James has given Blur fans a reason to celebrate this Christmas (11) by revealing the Parklife hitmakers are meeting up over the holidays and will "probably" record new material.The news comes weeks after frontman...

Alex James Apologises After Festival Company Goes Bust

Blur star Alex James has issued a public apology after the company which staged a music and food festival at his farm in England went bust leaving debts of more than $1.6 million (£1 million).The...

Blur Playing Together Again

Blur have been meeting up and recording together. The band's future has been uncertain since they finished a string of shows in the UK in 2009 and went to pursue various other projects, but singer...

Courtney Love Writing Autobiography

Courtney Love is writing a tell-all autobiography.The Hole singer and widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain hopes to "set the record straight" in the book, which is expected to cover her life as an...

Alex James' Cheese Range Inspired By Kids

Blur rocker Alex James was inspired to produce a range of strange-flavoured cheeses when his kids became bored of his cooking.The bassist, who owns and manages a dairy farm in the English countryside, has launched...

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