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Lily Allen's Band Breaking Dad

13th June 2009

Lily Allen claims her dad caused Blur to split.The 'Fear' star is a big fan of the reformed Britpop legends but believes her actor father Keith Allen's close friendship with bassist Alex James contributed to...

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Blur: The Movie

4th June 2009

Blur are set to be the stars of a new movie.The reformed Britpop group will be the subject of a feature-length documentary, which will show their steady rise to fame and the arguments that forced...

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Blur Too Busy For Music

3rd June 2009

Blur are "too busy" to record a new album.The reformed Britpop legends are currently preparing for their comeback concerts, but guitarist Graham Coxon - who recently released his latest solo LP 'The Spinning Top' -...

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The Things They Say 12334

22nd May 2009

"We've rehearsed about 40 songs so we're having to take it down to around 20 or we'll be on stage for four hours." DAMON ALBARN warns fans to prepare to rock all night at BLUR's...

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Blur Reunion Was Settled Over Cake

5th May 2009

Feuding BLUR bandmates DAMON ALBARN and GRAHAM COXON settled their differences over tea and cake. The Britpop pioneers took a hiatus in 2003, after guitarist Coxon quit during the recording of their Think Tank album, and...

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Independent Record Stores Fight Back

18th April 2009

Over 50 independent record shops across the UK participated in the day, with special events planned in some stores, including gigs and exclusive vinyl and CD releases.In addition, the Rough Trade chain of stores revived...

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Womack Signs Up For Gorillaz

10th April 2009

DAMON ALBARN has landed a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee on his new GORILLAZ album after inviting soul man BOBBY WOMACK to record with him. Womack, who entered the Hall of Fame as part...

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Blur Confirm Glastonbury Show

1st March 2009

Britpop giants Blur have confirmed they are set to reunite ahead of this summer's Glastonbury festival, where they will play as one of the headline acts.Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, lead singer Damon Albarn...

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Blur In Frame For Glastonbury Headline Slot

27th February 2009

The recently reformed Blur are likely to play a headlining set at this year's Glastonbury festival, according to organiser Michael Eavis.Bruce Springsteen was announced last week as the Saturday headliner for the Somerset event this...

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Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

5th February 2009

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

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Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

23rd January 2009

Alex James has admitted he passed on signing COLDPLAY to his record label in the 1990s because he did not think they were anything special.Chris Martin's band have gone on to be one of the...

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Albarn 'Concerned About Blur Shows'

19th January 2009

Damon Albarn has confessed to being concerned about BLUR'S reunion shows, in case they are not up to scratch.The iconic Britpop band recently announced they will be reforming for two shows in London's Hyde Park...

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Albarn's Reunion Fears

16th January 2009

BLUR star DAMON ALBARN is worried the band will struggle to replicate their 1990s success when they reunite this summer (09). The Britpop pioneers announced in December (08) they would return for a series of...

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Radio 1 Names Guest Hosts For Zane Lowe Show

6th January 2009

Lily Allen, Damon Albarn and the Prodigy are among the celebrities set to take over Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show for a fortnight in January.With the Kiwi presenter taking a two-week holiday this month, Radio...

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Bun 'Reunited Blur'

30th December 2008

BLUR frontman Damon Albarn has revealed the all-important catalyst that led to the reunion of the seminal Britpop band – a bun.The much-missed band recently announced they will be reforming for two shows in London's...

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Blur Top Myspace Survey

23rd December 2008

BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has another reason to celebrate - his animated band GORILLAZ are the most popular on the internet. The cartoon rockers were the most listened to act on social networking website MySpace...

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Jarvis Cocker To Edit Today Programme

12th December 2008

JARVIS COCKER has been confirmed as one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.The former PULP frontman will use the programme to discuss financial issues and the complications that have arisen from...

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Blur Bonds Over Youtube Footage

10th December 2008

DAMON ALBARN and GRAHAM COXON decided to reform BLUR after watching footage of their old performances on the Internet. The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that began when...

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Blur Confirm They Will Reunite For Hyde Park Summer Show

9th December 2008

Blur will perform as a four-piece for the first time in nine years next summer, at a huge concert in Hyde Park.The full line-up - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree -...

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Allen's Embarrassing Moment

8th December 2008

Singer LILY ALLEN accidentally flashed her breasts at former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN after a disastrous recording session. The pair was scheduled to record a track together in February (08) but after a long day...

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Gallagher Brands Albarn Feud 'Pathetic'

8th December 2008

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has heaped praise on rock rival DAMON ALBARN - branding the former BLUR frontman a "great artist". The pair famously swapped insults during their 1990s Britpop heyday, with the feud boiling...

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Fascinating Fact 6481

3rd December 2008

After his concerts in London last month (Nov08), KANYE WEST unwound by playing a game of Connect 4 with GORILLAZ creator and BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN....

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Blur Planning 2009 'Rehearsals'

26th November 2008

DAMON ALBARN has confirmed the members of BLUR are heading back to the recording studio in 2009 - to see if they can salvage their relationship. The Britpop band spiralled downwards after guitarist Graham Coxon...

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Blur Reunion On The Cards?

6th November 2008

DAMON ALBARN has hinted he is to reunite British rockers BLUR after spending time with his former bandmate GRAHAM COXON. The Britpop pioneers have been on hiatus since 2003, with bandmembers working on side projects...

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V V Brown Annouces UK Tour

22nd October 2008

New upcoming songstress V V BROWN has just left for Lagos, after an invitation from DAMON ALBARN to perform on his African Express adventure. V V Brown will also be performing at the London African...

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Rufus Wainwright's Opera To Premiere In UK

13th October 2008

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has penned his debut opera, which is set to premiere in Manchester next July.PRIMA DONNA is being produced in partnership with Opera North and will tell the story of a fading Parisian opera...

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The Things They Say 9759

5th October 2008

"Even if I wanted to, how would I go about writing an opera... I don't think two blokes having the same f**king argument for 16 years over and over is the stuff of an opera....

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Coxon Vows To Save Blur

24th September 2008

Former BLUR bandmates DAMON ALBARN and GRAHAM COXON are at war again - this time over whether or not the British rock band will reunite. Albarn recently called time on the Park Life hitmakers, telling...

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Gorillaz To Return From Retirement For Sixth Album

23rd September 2008

DAMON ALBARN is bringing his band GORILLAZ out of retirement for a sixth album, just months after announcing the CLINT EASTWOOD hitmakers were finished for good. The former Blur frontman reveals he and co-creator Jamie...

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Albarn Demands Music Education In Schools

8th August 2008

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN has called upon the British government to force children to be taught music in school - to encourage the next generation of budding rock stars. The singer/songwriter, who studied classical...

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