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The Things They Say 18915

11th November 2010

"I am still so pleased for Take That. They were always such delightful, gentle boys. They were outstandingly nice and have been whenever I've bumped into them since. Howard is my favourite. They've all struggled...

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The Things They Say 18910

11th November 2010

"TITANIC was the most expensive film ever made. I went to the launch party and was sick on KATE WINSLET's sister's shoe." BLUR star ALEX JAMES caused trouble at the height of the band's fame...

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James Slams 'Sober And Serious' Music Industry

11th November 2010

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...

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Blur Star James Lands Doctorate Honour From Hometown University

10th November 2010

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...

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James Blasts Motley Crue

7th October 2010

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...

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Alex James' Classical Saviour

1st September 2010

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...

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The Things They Say 17680

17th August 2010

"They're guaranteed to drive you to your wits' end. Especially the boys - they can gang up on you. One will try to eat your cheese while the other will try to get you to...

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James Almost Missed Baby's Birth

17th August 2010

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...

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James' Fears At Daughter's Birth

17th August 2010

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...

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Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

24th June 2010

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...

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Blur To Make New Lp

11th May 2010

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...

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Blur Prepare For 'Fools Day'

15th April 2010

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)....

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Blur To Stage Full Comeback?

13th April 2010

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...

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Blur Release New Track

9th April 2010

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...

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James Voted Off U.k. Opera Show

16th January 2010

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...

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Osmond & James For Opera Reality Show

6th January 2010

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...

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Fascinating Fact 8544

22nd December 2009

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is to become a fifth-time father. The British rocker is expecting a baby girl with his wife Claire. The couple is already parents to three sons and one daughter.

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The Things They Say 13267

27th August 2009

"Flying is more expensive than drugs but better." BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES enjoys a natural high from travelling on airplanes.

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Blur Rocker Makes Royal Cheese

18th July 2009

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,...

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The Things They Say 12878

13th July 2009

"The cheese was actually a bit strong for me." Former NEW ORDER star BERNARD SUMNER isn't a fan of the homemade cheese new bandmate ALEX JAMES' cooks up at his Cotswolds farm in England. The...

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The Things They Say 12652

19th June 2009

"DAMON (ALBARN) will be jangling along with some chords and I'll start banging along and you (GRAHAM COXON) will join. Our musical cup overflow-eth at the moment. It’s all good." BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is...

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The Things They Say 12596

13th June 2009

"We went into the studio to do a full run through and I started crying. We were so tight and it's got better every day. It's been emotional." BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is getting tearful...

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The Things They Say 12593

13th June 2009

"We went into the studio to do a full run through and I started crying. We were so tight and it's got better every day. It's been emotional." BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is getting tearful...

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James Turned Down 'Ordinary' Coldplay

23rd January 2009

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...

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The Things They Say 10820

19th January 2009

"Waking up on a Sunday at boarding school and my dad and DAMIEN HURST and ALEX JAMES from BLUR were on the cover of a magazine, naked. On a hill. With sheep. That was the...

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

30th December 2008

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...

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James Slams Reality Show Record Deals

21st December 2008

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...

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Blur Star James Upset Over Failed Reunion

8th July 2008

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,...

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James Hints At Blur Reunion

23rd May 2008

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...

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James Regrets Cocaine Binges After Colombian Trip

30th January 2008

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...

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