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Fascinating Fact: 4001878

18th December 2013

British rockers Blur have added a few unusual items of merchandise to their official website just in time for the holidays - among the odd new additions are branded china tea sets and flat caps.

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Beady Eye Replace Blur At Australian Festival

4th December 2013

Damon Albarn's former chart rival Liam Gallagher has stepped in to rescue an Australian music festival after Blur pulled out and left the event without a headline act.Albarn's Britpop band was due to perform at...

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Blur Axe Big Day Out Show

25th November 2013

Rockers Blur have pulled out of their headline slot at next year's (14) Big Day Out festival in Australia.The British band is heading Down Under for a tour in the New Year and was due...

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Britney Spears 'Superfan' William Orbit

7th November 2013

William Orbit is a Britney Spears ''superfan''. The producer worked with the pop star on the track 'Alien' for her forthcoming new album, 'Britney Jean', and is now such a big fan he's planning to...

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William Orbit Blacklists Blur

5th November 2013

Music producer William Orbit has vowed never to work with Damon Albarn again after the Blur frontman walked out of a recording session last year (12).The reunited British band headed into a studio with Orbit...

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Damon Albarn Blasts Russian Protest Arrests

16th October 2013

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has called on Russian officials to free the Greenpeace protesters held on piracy charges.The crew and captain of a Greenpeace ship protesting against an oil platform in the Arctic were arrested...

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Damon Albarn And Jude Law Join Protest In London

6th October 2013

Blur frontman Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law took to the streets of London on Saturday (05Oct13) to protest against the detention of 30 Greenpeace activists.Actors Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood...

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Fascinating Fact: 3887646

1st October 2013

Blur star Damon Albarn is set to make his debut as a radio Dj on Saturday (05Oct13) when he steps in for BBC Radio 2 presenter Dermot O'Leary for the day. The rocker will welcome...

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Rare David Bailey Portraits Revealed

6th September 2013

Previously unseen portraits of stars including Sir Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and Blur frontman Damon Albarn by legendary photographer David Bailey are to go on show for the first time.The pictures, which also include snaps...

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Alex James & Top Chef Join Comedy Band Onstage At Festival

2nd September 2013

Blur star Alex James and Tv chef Jamie Oliver teamed up on stage at an English music festival on Sunday (01Sep13) to perform with comedy band The Cuban Brothers.The two food-loving pals, who hosted the...

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Alex James: 'Modern Festivals Mean Nothing'

30th August 2013

Blur rocker Alex James is convinced the U.K. has too many summer rock festivals and blames the glut for turning the once-special events into "gap year culture".The bassist insists Britain's two biggest outdoor gigs -...

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Noel Gallagher Confused By Damon Albarn Collaboration Claims

19th August 2013

British rocker Noel Gallagher has denied reports suggesting he is working on new material with his former arch-rival, Blur frontman Damon Albarn.Albarn's bandmate Alex James claimed the pair had hit the recording studio after ending...

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Alex James: Damon Albarn And Noel Gallagher Are Working Together

14th August 2013

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher are ''working together on a lot of stuff''. The former music rivals - whose bands Blur and Oasis were embroiled in a war of words in the mid-1990s - have...

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Alex James Has 'No Idea' About Blur's Future

13th August 2013

Blur's Alex James has ''no idea'' how long the band will stay together. The indie rock group are currently on tour but the bassist is unsure whether they will continue after their final booked dates...

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Fascinating Fact: 3807210

10th August 2013

Blur rocker Alex James is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Gloucestershire in England in November (13).

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The Things They Tweet: 3803965

8th August 2013

"I am going soon so bye... This space will remain but run by official more responsible folk." Blur rocker Graham Coxon is giving up control of his Twitter.com page.

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Blur Staging Comeback In Australia After 16-Year Absence

1st August 2013

British rockers Blur are returning to perform in Australia for the first time since their Britpop heyday.The Parklife hitmakers have been announced among the headliners for the Big Day Out touring festival along with Pearl...

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The Things They Say: 3781942

26th July 2013

"Ironically, Noel and Damon are, like, best mates now. They go off and smoke cigars together. I think we realised we're all on the same side eventually." Blur star Alex James insists the band's rivalry...

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Phil Daniels Returns To Music 19 Years After Blur's Parklife

25th July 2013

British actor Phil Daniels has returned to the recording studio for the first time since his iconic appearance on Blur's hit song Parklife for an album about London's Soho district.The Quadrophenia star famously loaned his...

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Laura Marling Gave Up Chef Dreams After Criticism From Damon Albarn

18th July 2013

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Laura Marling gave up her dreams of becoming a top chef after serving an overcooked meal to Blur star Damon Albarn.The star, who once dated Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, trained as...

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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's Alex James To Host Cooking Show

28th June 2013

Blur star Alex James is to indulge his passion for food by hosting a Tv cookery show.The musician, who makes his own cheese at his farm in England, will front a new series called Recipes...

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Blur To Record After Tour

24th June 2013

Blur will record a new album when they have finished touring. The 'Song 2' band are planning to follow up 2003's 'Think Tank' after their current run of shows across the world have finished. Jamie...

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Alex James Wept During Blur's Comeback Show

17th June 2013

British rocker Alex James has confessed he openly wept onstage during Blur's triumphant comeback gig at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival.The Parklife hitmakers reunited in 2008 after a six-year hiatus and they sealed their return with...

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Alex James: Blur Sessions Went Well

12th June 2013

Alex James believes Blur will release a new album.The bassist has revealed the band's impromptu recording sessions in May - which took place after they had to cancel gigs in Tokyo, Japan, and Taiwan -...

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Tricky Brands Damon Albarn Pretentious

29th May 2013

British musician Tricky has launched a broadside at Blur rocker Damon Albarn, branding him "pretentious" and "not real".The former Massive Attack star teamed up with Albarn for a song on 1996 Tricky album Nearly God,...

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Damon Albarn Confirms Work On Solo Album

29th May 2013

Damon Albarn is working on a solo album.The Blur frontman has confirmed he has joined forced with XL Records chief Richard Russell for the record and believes it is his input which will prevent the...

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Damon Albarn Hopes To Record New Blur Album In A Week

28th May 2013

Rocker Damon Albarn has reiterated his plans to record another Blur album, insisting he and his bandmates are hoping to get to work on new music when they're "stuck in the middle of nowhere".The Parklife...

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Damon Albarn Has Completed A Solo Album

28th May 2013

Damon Albarn has finished a solo album. The Blur singer - who also fronts Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and the Queen - recently completed his first ever album of solo material, recorded with...

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