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20th February 2012

"I was looking forward to a quiet Christmas with my family when I heard the news that Blur are being honoured with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at this year's show. It made the...

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

2nd February 2012

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...

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Blur To Work With William Orbit

23rd January 2012

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...

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James Slammed By Animal Rights Group For Praising Mcdonald's

18th January 2012

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...

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Blur To Record After Brits 2012?

11th January 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...

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Blur To Return For Brits Performance

19th December 2011

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...

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Alex James Hints Blur Could Play In 2012

19th December 2011

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...

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Blur To Be Honored At Brits As New Album Rumors Swirl

8th December 2011

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...

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Blur To Receive Outstanding Contribution To Music Brit

8th December 2011

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...

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Blur To Spend Christmas Holidays Recording New Music

8th December 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 23685

7th December 2011

"I don't think Blur would be signed if they were around today. It's a shame, but you can't really be in an indie band these days." Blur star Alex James feels sorry for aspiring rockers.

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Alex James Apologises After Festival Company Goes Bust

6th November 2011

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...

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Blur Playing Together Again

2nd November 2011

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...

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Courtney Love Writing Autobiography

30th September 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 12077

15th September 2011

Rocker-turned-cheesemaker Alex James is to write a weekly column for British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph. The Blur bassist will update readers about life on his dairy farm in Oxfordshire, England.

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Alex James' Cheese Range Inspired By Kids

23rd August 2011

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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Blur Reunion Held Back By Cheese

23rd August 2011

Alex James says making cheese and raising his children are holding back a Blur reunion.The band's bassist - who is also a full time cheese farmer - is planning to meet up with bandmates guitarist...

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Alex James Invents Snack Machine

22nd August 2011

Blur star Alex James can add inventor to his resume - he's designed a machine to make grilled cheese snacks.The entrepreneurial bassist has become a famous cheesemaker in his native U.K. and is even launching...

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Alex James Lands Supermarket Cheese Deal

21st August 2011

Blur rocker Alex James is expanding his cheese range - he's landed a deal to supply his products to a British supermarket chain.The guitarist bought a farm in the English countryside and started making his...

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Alex James Gets Permit Approval For Music And Food Festival

18th August 2011

Blur rocker Alex James has been granted permission to stage a music and food festival on his farm in the English countryside.The bassist, who has become a famous cheesemaker, announced his intentions for the Harvest...

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The Things They Say 22586

17th August 2011

"It was just sickeningly sad watching it on the TV. It was really compelling." Blur star Alex James on the riots that broke out in the U.K. earlier this month (Aug11).

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Alex James' Exam Disaster Spurred On Music Career

17th August 2011

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...

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Howard Donald To Take Flying Lessons

2nd July 2011

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...

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The Things They Say 22100

23rd June 2011

"As soon as you become a father, you get the phone book out and say, 'Get me Eton'. You want your kids to have the best education." Blur star Alex James is hoping to enrol...

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The Things They Say 21764

26th May 2011

"Every day, my kids say, 'Dad, are Blur getting back together?' We all love each other and something will happen eventually." British rocker Alex James is keen to team up with his former bandmates again...

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Alex James Gets Emotional Over Friends' Drug Deaths

11th May 2011

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...

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Alex James Helps Homeless Man

10th May 2011

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...

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Graham Coxon Admits Blur Recordings

19th February 2011

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...

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James Launches His Own Music Festival

3rd February 2011

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...

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Blur Reuniting In 2011?

17th January 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...

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