British Rocker Gaz Coombes Blames Supergrass' Breakthrough Hit Alright For The Band's Eventual Demise 15 Years Later.
The three-piece group shot to fame in 1995 when they released the upbeat pop song accompanied by a promo video showing them riding children's 'chopper' bicycles and frolicking on a sandy beach.
The band went on to enjoy a lengthy career before splitting up in 2010, and Coombes fears the public struggled to get used to them as adults after they burst to stardom in their teens.
He tells Mojo magazine, "Looking back, we had so much fun at 17, riding around on choppers, that people struggled with us getting older. Supergrass were forever etched at a certain point. But if you're in your late twenties, ultimately you have to grow up a bit."
Gaz Coombes doesn't think enough time has passed to even consider reforming his former band Supergrass yet.
The 'Late in the Day' hitmaker insists fans should have time to''miss'' the band - who split up five years ago - before they even think about going on the road together again.
He said: ''The quick answer [to reforming] is 'no'.
Continue reading: Gaz Coombes Not Ready For Supergrass Reunion
The Alright hitmakers split in 2010 during the recording of their seventh record Release the Drones, and they cited musical and creative differences for the break-up.
The album remained unfinished and unreleased, and now Coombes has revealed he has absolutely no interest in even listening to the tracks because he dislikes the recordings so much.
Continue reading: Gaz Coombes: 'I Couldn't Listen To Final Supergrass Recordings'
Thurston Moore and We Were Promised Jetpacks among Live At Leeds 2015 line-up.
Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake.
Thurston Moore will play Live At Leeds 2015
Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.
Continue reading: Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist Mat Osman and Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes have come together as Chaz Chance And The Prophets.
The fictional 1970s glam rock band was put together to feature in a three-part U.K. Tv series titled The Records, which charts the highs and lows of a music industry talent agent, and the rockers have recorded three songs for the show.
Continue reading: Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup
Paloma Faith and Razorlight will headline Jamie Oliver presents The Big Feastival with Alex James in September.
The food and music festival - which raises money for the Jamie Oliver Foundation and this year will be held at Blur bassist Alex James' Oxfordshire farm - will feature Paloma on Saturday September 1.
Continue reading: Paloma Faith And Razorlight To Headline Jamie Oliver Festival
Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes has dashed fans' hopes of a reunion by insisting he doesn't want to perform the band's youthful hits as he approaches his forties.
The British rockers announced their split after 17 years together in 2010, and Coombes has since embarked on a solo career.
His ex-bandmate Mick Quinn assured followers last year (11) the rocker would eventually come round to the idea of getting the group back together, saying, "I'm confident we would probably reform at some point."
However, Coombes, 36, is adamant his Supergrass days are over because he can't imagine singing their teen anthem Alright when they are middle-aged.
Continue reading: Gaz Coombes Against Supergrass Reunion
Daisy Lowe's parents weren't impressed when she posed naked for Playboy magazine, and she admits she hadn't thought about the entire world seeing her nude when she agreed to bare all.
The 22-year-old model - whose mother and stepfather are singer/songwriter Pearl Lowe and Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, and whose biological dad is Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale - appeared nude in the September edition of the men's magazine but admits she hadn't thought about the entire world seeing her naked when she agreed to strip off in its pages.
She said: "When I did the shoot it was just me and the photographer. I didn't think about the whole world seeing me naked. Everyone can see me.
Continue reading: Daisy Lowe's Parents Embarrassed By Playboy Pics
Gaz Coombes reckons Noel Gallagher's forthcoming debut solo album will be more challenging than his brother's new band, Beady Eye.
The former Supergrass frontman is looking forward to albums from the ex-Oasis guitarist and his singer brother - who now fronts Beady Eye - but thinks Noel will be the more experimental of the two.
He told BANG Showbiz: "Beady Eye - it's very Liam, if there was anything you'd expect him to bring out, that sums him up. That hold on John Lennon is still very apparent.
Continue reading: Gaz Coombes Thinks Noel Will Be More Experimental Than Liam