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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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James Chosen For Food Festival Selection Committee

29th January 2008

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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Fascinating Fact 4715

26th January 2008

BLUR rocker ALEX JAMES will be the first guest on pop star LILY ALLEN's new BBC chat show LILY ALLEN AND FRIENDS.

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James + Tunstall To Help Write Charity Kids' Book

23rd January 2008

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)...

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Fascinating Fact 4656

17th January 2008

Former Blur bassist ALEX JAMES will travel to Colombia to report on the South American country's cocaine trade after confessing to spending "$2 million (GBP1 million) on champagne and cocaine".

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Blur Star Impresses Dizzee Rascal With Cheese

14th January 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4484

12th December 2007

BLUR star ALEX JAMES will be a member of the judging panel for the 2007 Costa Book Awards - the accolades formerly known as the Whitbread Prize. The winners will be announced in January (08).

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James To Name Cheese After New Order Hit

8th October 2007

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...

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Blur Stars Talk Reunion Over Lunch

5th October 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 3955

18th September 2007

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES will write a fortnightly column for British political magazine The Spectator....

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The Things They Say 5327

4th August 2007

"I think we are kind of stuck together forever... There will always be BLUR somehow or other, I think." ALEX JAMES dismisses reports his band are on the verge of splitting up....

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James Blasts Oasis' 'Tragic' Hairstyles

2nd August 2007

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...

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The Things They Say 5212

19th July 2007

"Why would I want to listen to Hard-Fi piffling around when there is Rossini? Bring me cellos. Being me French horns. Bring me a choir. And some cannons, maybe, for the end." BLUR bassist ALEX...

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The Things They Say 5163

13th July 2007

"I was drunk and called BRUCE DICKINSON a devil-worshipping, Satan's c**k-sucking w**ker. And he just came over and put my nose in his mouth. It was the first encounter I'd had with a famous person,...

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James Struggles To Stay Clean

13th July 2007

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,...

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The Things They Say 5149

12th July 2007

"I chucked a telly out of a window, but I did check there was nobody coming. I was quite responsible. It didn't go bang, it just went plop. Very disappointing." Bassist ALEX JAMES recalls his...

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James Regrets Sexual Past

12th July 2007

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...

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Depp Dubbed 'Arsehole' By Blur Star

12th July 2007

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...

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

12th July 2007

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,...

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James Disgusted By Jagger

11th July 2007

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...

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James Praises Love's Prowess

11th July 2007

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...

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

10th July 2007

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...

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James Praises Oasis' Wonderwall

28th June 2007

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,...

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James' Drunken Fling With Love

29th May 2007

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...

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James: 'I Spent Gbp1million On Drugs And Alcohol'

28th May 2007

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...

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Alex James: 'Blur Made Me A Diva

2nd April 2007

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...

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Albarn Hints At Coxon Reunion

1st March 2007

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...

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Blur Reunion Moves Closer

20th February 2007

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...

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James Becomes Voice Of Farming

10th December 2006

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...

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Coxon Discusses Blur Reunion With James

7th December 2006

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...

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