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Alex James' Exam Disaster Spurred On Music Career

Blur star Alex James is convinced he failed his school exams because he was always destined to become a musician.The rocker sat his A-levels, Britain's entry-level requirements for university, when he was a teenager, but...

Howard Donald To Take Flying Lessons

Howard Donald is going to learn to fly.The Take That singer has ordered a special vehicle that can travel both in the sky and on water, and is planning to study for his pilot's license...

Alex James Gets Emotional Over Friends' Drug Deaths

Blur star Alex James fought back tears on U.K. TV on Tuesday (10May11) as he recalled close friends who have died as a result of drugs.The rocker partied hard in London during the 1990s Britpop-era...

Alex James Helps Homeless Man

Blur star Alex James has helped a homeless man in Britain turn his life around after taking him in for a new U.K. TV show.The rocker invited Danny Newton to stay at his farm in...

Graham Coxon Admits Blur Recordings

Blur have recorded a "few things" since their reformation.The 'Parklife' hitmakers - who reunited for a series of concerts in summer 2009, seven years after they last performed together - released a one-off single, 'Fool's...

James Launches His Own Music Festival

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES has announced plans to launch his own music festival at his farm in Oxfordshire, England.The bassist has long been a fan of countryside pursuits, and even makes his own cheese at...

Blur Reuniting In 2011?

Blur will "definitely" get back together this year.The 'Song 2' band's future has remained in question since they played a handful of triumphant shows in 2009, but drummer Dave Rowntree is confident all four members...

Blur To Record New Album

Blur will record a new album in 2011. Although the Britpop group had previously played down rumours they would record an album after reforming for a number of shows in 2009, they have now scheduled...

Blur To Reunite In January?

Damon Albarn has had talks about a Blur reunion in 2011. Although the British indie group had vowed not to release any new material after reforming for a tour in 2009, frontman Damon has admitted...

James Slams 'Sober And Serious' Music Industry

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is glad he found fame in the fun 1990s, because the music industry today is too "sober and serious".The group released debut album Leisure in 1991 and dominated the charts throughout...

Blur Star James Lands Doctorate Honour From Hometown University

Former BLUR star ALEX JAMES has been honoured with a doctorate from Britain's Bournemouth University.The Parklife bass player, socialite and cheesemaker accepted his Doctorate of The Arts on Friday (05Nov10). He told students, "Follow your...

James Blasts Motley Crue

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is not a fan of MOTLEY CRUE - he has branded the group's music "rubbish" and the rockers "muppets".The bassist has dismissed the American group's musical offerings and poked fun at...

Alex James' Classical Saviour

Alex James says classical music saved him when Blur were "disintegrating".The band's bassist says that after they originally parted ways with guitarist Graham Coxon in 2002 and the band was left in a state of...

James Almost Missed Baby's Birth

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES almost missed the birth of his fifth child - he had a "high-level cheese meeting" on the day his wife was due to deliver.The bassist owns a dairy farm and concentrates...

James' Fears At Daughter's Birth

British rocker ALEX JAMES got a scare at the birth of his fifth child - the baby girl got stuck during the delivery and was rushed away for treatment the moment she arrived.The Blur bassist's...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

Blur To Make New Lp

Blur are planning to record a new album.The group - who vowed not to release any new material after reforming for a tour last summer - have decided to go back into the studio after...

Blur Prepare For 'Fools Day'

Blur's Record Day single will be called 'Fools Day'.The four-piece band announced the name of the first track they have recorded together since 2003's 'Battery in Your Leg' for their 'Think Tank' album yesterday (14.05.10)....

Blur To Stage Full Comeback?

Blur may be on the brink of a full scale comeback.The band have recorded a special track for a limited release on Record Store Day - which is designed to support the ailing state of...

Blur Release New Track

Blur have recorded a new single together.The band - who consist of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - have laid down a track together for the first time since 2003's 'Good...

James Voted Off U.k. Opera Show

BLUR star ALEX JAMES' classical music dream has died - he was voted off U.K. reality series POPSTAR TO OPERASTAR on the show's debut episode.Rocker James has been in tough rehearsals under the watchful eye...

Osmond & James For Opera Reality Show

JIMMY OSMOND and BLUR star ALEX JAMES are retraining their vocal chords to become opera singers for a new U.K. reality show.Rocker James and the veteran pop star, who shot to fame aged nine with...

Blur Rocker Makes Royal Cheese

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES has won a lucrative deal to supply cheese for PRINCE CHARLES' luxury food brand.The guitarist bought a farm in the English countryside and started making his own cheese back in 2003,...

James Turned Down 'Ordinary' Coldplay

BLUR star ALEX JAMES turned down the chance to sign COLDPLAY - because he believed they were too "ordinary". The bassist set up a record label with friends in the 1990s, but declined the opportunity...

James: 'Winehouse And Doherty Won't See 2010'

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is convinced troubled singer AMY WINEHOUSE will be dead within two years - and would be "surprised" if she lives any longer. The bassist is worried for the Back to Black...

James Slams Reality Show Record Deals

BLUR star ALEX JAMES has criticised reality TV shows for handing acts multi-million dollar record deals, leaving them unprepared to deal with overnight success. The bassist insists that shows including American Idol and Britain's The...

Blur Star James Upset Over Failed Reunion

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is disappointed his band has not reformed - because he was desperate to play at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival last month (Jul08). The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003,...

James Hints At Blur Reunion

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has fuelled speculation the band will reunite, insisting he would be "surprised" if they never performed together again. The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, with bandmembers working on...

James Regrets Cocaine Binges After Colombian Trip

Former BLUR star ALEX JAMES regrets experimenting with cocaine in the band's hey day following a visit to Colombia - branding drugs a "relentless trail of death". The bassist - who confessed in his autobiography...

James Chosen For Food Festival Selection Committee

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES will be showing off his farming skills as a member of the selection committee for London's 2008 Real Food Festival. The Beetlebum rocker has become a cheese-maker at his Cotswolds farm...

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