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Graham Coxon: I Didn’T Deserve To Have Fun In Blur’S Hey Day

Graham Coxon felt like he “didn’t deserve” to have a good time after shooting to fame with Blur.The 53-year-old guitarist rose to prominence with the Britpop band in the 1990s but he struggled with anxiety...

Blur To Play Two Nights At Wembley Stadium Due To Phenomenal Demand

Blur have announced a second Wembley Stadium reunion gig "due to phenomenal demand".The Britpop legends recently announced a pair of reunion shows at London's Wembley Stadium on July 8, 2023, and Beauregard Festival in Hérouville-Saint-Clair,...

Dave Rowntree Says Blur's 'Chemistry Cannot Be Manufactured'

Dave Rowntree believes Blur got "much better" after bassist Alex James joined the band.The Britpop legends have just announced a pair of reunion shows at London's Wembley Stadium and Beauregard Festival in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Normandy next...

Blur To Reunite For One-off UK Headline Show Next Year

Blur are reuniting for their first headline show since 2015 at London's Wembley Stadium next year.The Britpop legends haven't toured together since their run in support of their comeback LP 'The Magic Whip', seven years...

Graham Coxon Wanted Blur To 'Miss' Him

Graham Coxon wanted Blur and their fans to "miss" him when he departed the Britpop group.The guitarist entered rehab for alcoholism in 2001 and his communications with his bandmates broke down and they decided to...

Blur 'Lining Up Huge Comeback Gig'

Blur are reportedly planning a major music comeback with a huge gig in London.The Britpop legends are said to have been "privately masterminding" their return over the last year and they are hoping to schedule...

Alex James Won't Have A Kitchen Injury At Big Feastival

Alex James has pledged not to "cut [his] finger off" at his Big Feastival.The Blur bassist will be throwing open the doors of his Cotswolds farm to festivalgoers later this month and though he'll be...

Blur's Dave Rowntree Drops Debut Solo Single

Blur's Dave Rowntree has launched his solo career with his debut single 'London Bridge'.The 'Parklife' group's drummer inked a deal with Cooking Vinyl in 2021 for his first solo LP, and the first taste of...

Big Feastival 2022: Anne-marie, Human League And Stereophonics Headlining Alex James' Event

Anne-Marie, Stereophonics and The Human League are headlining Big Feastival 2022.Blur legend Alex James is welcoming a host of huge acts to his Cotswolds farm over the August Bank Holiday weekend, including the likes of...

Blur's Dave Rowntree Signs Solo Record Deal For Debut Album

Blur's Dave Rowntree has signed to an indie label for his debut album.The 'Parklife' group's drummer has inked a deal with Cooking Vinyl for his first solo record, which is due out in 2022.The 57-year-old...

Graham Coxon: Blur Needs A Reason To Reunite

Graham Coxon has insisted he'll be up for reuniting with Blur when the time is right.The 52-year-old guitarist has compared his workload to "a massive English breakfast" and admitted he probably wouldn't notice if someone...

Blur Only Paid Off Debts Incurred In The 90s 'Two Years Ago'

Alex James has claimed Blur only paid off their debts for their 'Leisure' tour "about two years ago".The 'Song 2' group's record label bankrolled their 1992 US run in support of their acclaimed 1991 debut...

Alex James Hints At Blur Reunion At Big Feastival

Alex James has hinted Blur could perform at the Big Feastival.The 52-year-old bassist is hoping all his former bandmates, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree, and Graham Coxon, will be in attendance at his farm for this...

Tom Grennan And Sophie Ellis-bextor Join Big Feastival Bill

Tom Grennan, Maisie Peters and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have been added to the line-up for The Big Feastival. Blur rocker and cheesemaker Alex James' annual music and food festival is set to return on August Bank...

Rag'n'bone Man, Nile Rodgers + Chic And More To Rock 10th Big Feastival In August

The Big Feastival's 10th edition will go ahead this summer.Blur rocker and cheesemaker Alex James' annual music and food festival is set to return on August Bank Holiday (August 27 – 29 August 2021) on...

Sleaford Mods Slam Stormzy For Religious References In Blinded By Your Grace

Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson has criticised Stormzy for the religious references in his lyrics.The punk duo - which also includes Andrew Fearn - slammed the use of the hook 'One time for the Lord?' from...

Damon Albarn Looks Forward To More Blur Shows

Damon Albarn is open to playing more Blur shows.The Britpop legends haven't toured together since their 2015 run in support of their comeback LP, 'The Magic Whip', but the 52-year-old frontman reunited with his bandmates...

Blur's Alex James: Coronavirus Is Killing Live Music

Alex James says coronavirus is killing live music.The Blur bassist has slammed the UK government for prioritising the reopening of shops and cinemas over venues, when the live music sector contributes a considerable amount each...

Liam Gallagher Slams Noel Gallagher's Claims About His Feud With Damon Albarn

Liam Gallagher has insisted he has never warred with Damon Albarn over a girl, after Noel Gallagher blamed the famous Oasis versus Blur feud on the pair's falling out.Noel claimed this week that the war...

Blur Didn't Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World

Blur have never wanted to be the ''biggest band in the world''.The 'Girls and Boys' hitmakers - who released their first album since 2003, 'The Magic Whip', earlier this year - think they have been...

Alesha Dixon Announces Album

Alesha Dixon will release her new album in October.The 36-year-old singer has announced the release of her new solo LP, 'Do It For Love' - her fourth studio record - which she has teased will...

Blur's Alex James 'Proud' Of Damon Albarn's Five Hour Set

Blur's Alex James is ''proud'' of Damon Albarn for playing a five hour set.The frontman of the rock group had to be escorted off the stage by security when he refused to end the show...

Alex James Blown Away By Fans' Reaction To Blur Reunion

The British band got back together last year (14) to make its first album in 12 years, The Magic Whip, and James still cannot believe how well the comeback has been received....

Alex James: I'm Up For More Blur Music

Alex James is ''up for'' making more music with Blur.The bassist has teased the band could continue to work on more material together after they recently reformed to release their first studio album in 12...

Blur Prove They're Well And Truly Back With Hit Packed Bst Hyde Park Set

Blur showed they haven't missed a beat since their BritPop heyday on Saturday night when they played a hit packed set at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park. The gig began with singer Damon...

Blur's Damon Albarn Hands Out Ice Creams

Damon Albarn handed out ice creams to fans at Blur's headline performance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Saturday night (20.06.15).The 'Song 2' hitmaker's dished out the tasty treat to those...

Blur's Alex James Loves 'Smoking Hot' Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is ''smoking hot''.The Britpop band's bassist has praised the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker saying she is ''bigger'' than ''anyone ever'' and Alex - who has children, Sable, Beatrix, Artemis,...

Blur's Alex James Hopes Oasis Get Back Together: "They Can Support Us"

Few Britpop figures were as memorable as Blur’s Alex James. With his trademark bass guitar pose of one foot on the front-of-stage speaker and cigarette nonchalantly dangling out of his mouth, he’s always admitted to...

Alex James: Oasis Should Reform And Support Blur

Alex James wants Oasis to reform so they can be Blur's ''support'' act.The Blur bassist is amused by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher's ongoing war of words since they split in August 2009 and the...

Alex James: 'I Invented Cocaine Boast'

The bassist hit headlines in 2007 when he released his tell-all memoir, Bit of a Blur, and bragged that he had spent a fortune on his Champagne-and-cocaine lifestyle during the 1990s. However,...

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