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Blur Stage Mini Reunion At Latitude, Delight Audiences

By Hannah Woodhead | 21st July 2014

The weather over the weekend may have been unpredictable, but there was one nice surprise in store for revellers at Latitude Festival when Damon Albarn was joined onstage by Blur bandmate Graham Coxon. With a...

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Damon Albarn On Drug Abuse (Again): "I Found It Initially Very Agreeable"

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd April 2014

Damon Albarn has already told us that heroin was a great source of creativity, for him anyway. And now he’s opened up on his days of drug addiction in a new interview with Time Out...

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Is Pulp's 'Common People' Really The Best Britpop Anthem?

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

Pulp's Common People has been named the ultimate Britpop anthem by BBC6 Music listeners, beating the likes of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony and Oasis's Wonderwall. More than 300,000 listeners voted for the track to celebrate...

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Damon Albarn Took Heroin "Five Days On, Two Days Off"

By Michael West | 27th March 2014

Damon Albarn has spoken candidly of his heavy heroin usage during the "height of Britpop", saying he would regulate his intake to "five days and two days off." The singer-songwriter - who is now sober...

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Damon Albarn Just Ruined Our Week, "Can't Foresee New Blur Album"

By Michael West | 25th February 2014

Damon Albarn, who is busy promoting his new album Everyday Robots, says he can't foresee a new Blur record in the near future. Rumours had suggested that the group would begin work on a new...

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Woo-hoo! Blur Give Verdict On Ticket Barrier's Rendition Of 'Song 2' [Video]

By Lauren James | 29th January 2014

Blur have joined the thousands of fans who are celebrating the fact that there's a London Underground ticket barrier that squeaks "Woo-Hoo!" every time it opens. Londoner Ritch Ames was the first to notice the...

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Damon Albarn Finally Going Solo With Upcoming Debut 'Everyday Robots'

By Holly Williams | 20th January 2014

Damon Albarn is finally set to go solo as he unveils his long-anticipated debut album Everyday Robots on April 28th 2014.Blur is still an ongoing projectThe Blur frontman is definitely a workaholic of the music...

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Thom Yorke Pleads "Don't Make Us The Target" After Spotify Backlash

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

Thom Yorke appears to have responded to producer Stephen Street's criticism over his yanking of tracks from Spotify, claiming he gave away Radiohead's album In Rainbows as a "statement of trust."Earlier this week, Yorke and...

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'The World's End' Soundtrack Is A Glorious Tribute To The 1990s

By Michael West | 10th July 2013

The World's End - the third and final instalment of Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto' comedy trilogy starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine - hits cinemas nationwide on July 19, 2013. It centres around five...

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Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

By Michael West | 25th April 2013

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for this year's Turner Prize. Shrigley is best known for his humorous line drawings, though also...

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Coachella 2013 Organisers Insist Blur And Stone Roses Switch Was Always Planned

By Hayley Avron | 19th April 2013

It seems that Stone Roses reunion fever hasn’t quite made it over the pond just yet. After a disappointingly small crowd showed up to watch the Madchester legends at the first weekend of Coachella, Blur...

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Len Blavatnik Becomes Music's Power Man After £500m Parlophone Takeover

By Contributor | 7th February 2013

Parlophone Records, the once legendary record label, has been bought by Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik and his Warner Music Group for £500 million.Parlophone has the likes of Coldplay, Tinie Tempah and Blur on its roster...

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A Week In News: Rick Ross Survives, Jennifer Lawrence Slips Up, Lindsay Lohan To Learn Fate

By Michael West | 31st January 2013

Rick Ross Survives An Attack, Jennifer Lawrence Wins But Slips Up, Lindsay Lohan To Learn Her Fate In LAYou Da Boss: Rapper Rick Ross had a lucky escape this week, somehow avoiding a hail of...

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Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

By Contributor | 25th January 2013

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and as expected it’s another smorgasbord of musical taste, with everyone...

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What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

By Hayley Avron | 25th January 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

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Primavera Line Up Revealed: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine And The Postal Service Stand Out

By Lorna Greville  | 23rd January 2013

The full Primavera lineup has been released, with The Postal Service, Jesus And Mary Chain and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds all set to rock Barcelona on 22nd to 26th May 2013.Saint Etienne...

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Blur, Pulp And Muse Dominate The Q Awards

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd October 2012

Britpoppers Blur fought off competition from The Stone Roses to be named best live act, but lost out to Muse for the mantle of best act in the world, Sky News Reports.Muse have had a...

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Q Awards: Are Muse Really The Best Act In The World Today?

By Michael West | 22nd October 2012

The answer, of course, is no. But it's that time of year again folks: the Q Magazine Awards! Muse picked up the biggest gong at the event in London on Monday afternoon (October 22, 2012)...

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