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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...

James + Tunstall To Help Write Charity Kids' Book

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES and Scottish singer KT TUNSTALL are among the celebrities teaming up to write a children's book for a British charity. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)...

Blur Star Impresses Dizzee Rascal With Cheese

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has forged an unlikely friendship with British rapper DIZZEE RASCAL - over their shared love of cheese. The hip-hop star - real name Dylan Mills - was impressed after tasting samples...

James To Name Cheese After New Order Hit

Blur bassist ALEX JAMES is creating a new cheese, which he will name after NEW ORDER hit BLUE MONDAY. The musician-turned-cheese-maker is to start production of the 12-inch (30 centimetre), blue-veined delicacy at his Cotswolds...

Blur Stars Talk Reunion Over Lunch

BLUR are one step closer to reforming after bassist ALEX JAMES and drummer DAVE ROWNTREE met for lunch to discuss plans for a reunion While James admits the band - including guitarist Graham Coxon, who...

James Blasts Oasis' 'Tragic' Hairstyles

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has criticised fellow Brit rockers OASIS for their "tragic" and unfashionable hair styles. The Country House star favours a more cropped cut, while the Oasis brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher are...

James Struggles To Stay Clean

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has been forced to turn tee-total because alcohol tempts him back onto drugs. The rocker once famously quipped he was "the second drunkest member of the drunkest band in Britain" and,...

James Regrets Sexual Past

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is warning wannabe rock stars to resist their female fans' advances, because the sex soon "gets boring". The bassist is currently happily married with three children, but estimates he slept with...

Depp Dubbed 'Arsehole' By Blur Star

Actor JOHNNY DEPP has been branded an "arsehole" after trying to start a fight with BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES. The rocker reveals he found it difficult to interact with other celebrities when his band was...

James: 'I'm Not Convinced The Blur Reunion Will Work'

BLUR star ALEX JAMES has cast doubt on the chances of the British band reforming, insisting it could be a "deluded" idea. The group, who had hits in the 1990s with Parklife and Song 2,...

James Disgusted By Jagger

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is disgusted by veteran rockers like SIR MICK JAGGER, who still party as hard as a twentysomething. The Blur bassist is happy he quit living the life of a rock star...

James Praises Love's Prowess

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES was stunned when former lover COURTNEY LOVE suggested they have a threesome with a prostitute. The bassist and Love had a brief fling at the height of Blur's fame in the...

James: 'Losing Out To Oasis Helped My Sex Life'

Former BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES doesn't begrudge rock rivals OASIS their longevity - he enjoyed better sex as an underdog. The British bands shared a bitter rivalry during the 1990s, but as Blur's popularity started...

James Praises Oasis' Wonderwall

Former BLUR star ALEX JAMES wishes he had penned OASIS hit WONDERWALL - and has branded the track the band's "finest moment". The bassist, whose band were the Manchester group's musical enemies in the 1990s,...

James' Drunken Fling With Love

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES enjoyed a brief drunken fling with rocker COURTNEY LOVE, after the pair met in a club several years ago. The British star reveals he had an unlikely encounter with Love when...

James: 'I Spent Gbp1million On Drugs And Alcohol'

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES spent more than GBP1million ($2 million) on champagne and cocaine during the height of his fame. The Parklife hitmaker claims he spent much of the 1990s indulging in drug fuelled orgies...

Alex James: 'Blur Made Me A Diva

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES credits the band's hiatus with helping him grow up. The musician claims he lived a pampered life with the chart-topping British rockers, and has only learned how to look after himself...

Albarn Hints At Coxon Reunion

LATEST: DAMON ALBARN has fuelled rumours of a BLUR reunion with GRAHAM COXON by revealing he's in "a collaborative mood". Coxon quit during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and swore he...

Blur Reunion Moves Closer

LATEST: Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON has staged a dramatic U-turn by conceding he's considering reuniting with the band. Coxon quit during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and swore he would...

James Becomes Voice Of Farming

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES is to host the BBC Radio 4 show ON YOUR FARM, after becoming a landowner of his own English country farm. The bassist, who has a flock of sheep as well...

Coxon Discusses Blur Reunion With James

LATEST: Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON has discussed rejoining the band with bassist ALEX JAMES, four years after quitting the PARKLIFE hitmakers. Coxon left during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002 and...

Coxon To Rejoin Blur?

Former BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON is considering rejoining the band, four years after quitting the PARKLIFE hitmakers. Coxon, who left during the making of Blur's THINK TANK album in 2002, has responded to Blur bassist...

Alex James Attacks 'Grotesque' Oasis

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has slammed arch rivals OASIS as "ridiculous" after their (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY was named one of The Nation's Favourite Albums. James presents the upcoming VH1 countdown of the best...

Blur To Reunite For One Last Album?

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is confident the British band will reform for one final album, after holding talks with estranged guitarist GRAHAM COXON. Coxon parted ways with James, frontman and GORILLAZ creator DAMON ALBARN, and...

Alex James To Present The Tube

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is to present the return of 1980s iconic music show THE TUBE, which is set to air as a radio programme on Channel 4's new virtual broadcasting service, Channel4radio.com. The cult...

Blur Rocker Eyes Career In Cheese

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is taking a break from music to try his hand at cheese production. The musician insists he's always been interested in the business but never had the guts to make his...

James In Awe Of Zeta-jones

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES has written a tribute to CATHERINE ZETA-JONES in British magazine Glamour, praising the actress' rise from Welsh valley girl to Oscar-winning Hollywood star. The BEETLEBUM hitmaker has watched Zeta-Jones' transformation from...

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