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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,...

Damon Albarn: Blur's Album Like An Accidental Pregnancy

Damon Albarn has compared Blur's new album to an accidental pregnancy.The 47-year-old singer-songwriter admitted the band - which also features Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree and Alex James - had no plans to make a new...

Blur To Play Free Show In New York On Friday

To support the release of their new album The Magic Whip, Blur have announced that they’ll be playing a free concert in New York later this week on May 1st.The British group, promoting their first...

Graham Coxon Wanted Blur Reunion After Reading Alex James' Book

Bassist James released his tell-all book in 2007, charting the Parklife hitmakers' wild lifestyle at the height of their fame, and Coxon was inspired to consider a comeback after realising his walkout in...

Alex James Praises Florence Welch

The Libertines will release details of their new album ''soon''.The band - made up of Carl Barat, John Hassall, Gary Powell and Pete Doherty - have recently been working on the follow-up to their self-titled...

Blur To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Blur will headline Isle of Wight Festival.The Britpop band have been confirmed as the headliners for the Saturday night of the festival, with the band promising the show will be ''different'' to their previous performances.Guitarist...

Blur Guitarist Graham Coxon Talks About 'The Magic Whip' Recording Sessions

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon revealed that he agreed to record the new Blur album partly out of guilt left over from his original departure from the band in 2002. Coxon left the group during the...

Blur Debut New Album 'The Magic Whip' In Full During Intimate Fanclub Gig

Blur played their upcoming The Magic Whip album in its entirety last night, during a special fanclub-only gig at London club Mode. 300 of the band’s most dieheard fans were in attendance for the intimate...

Blur Announce First Album In 11 Years

Blur have announced the release of their first album in 11 years. The rock band - made up of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist and vocalist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree -...

Alex James Doubtful Over Blur's Future

Alex James doesn't know if Blur will collaborate together in the future.The 'Song 2' hitmakers - comprising bassist Alex, guitarist Graham Coxon, drummer Dave Rowntree and singer Damon Albarn - reformed in 2009 and have...

Lily Allen Unveils Her Unofficial World Cup Song

Lily Allen has unveiled her unofficial World Cup song for England.The 'Hard Out Here' hitmaker has debuted a new track on her SoundCloud page, and although it doesn't refer to soccer or the upcoming FIFA...

Damon Albarn: Blur Will Play Live Again

Damon Albarn is ''sure'' Blur will play live again. The frontman releases his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots' this month but is still close to his band mates Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree,...

Blur's Alex James To Launch Britpop Drink

Blur's Alex James wants to use the name 'Britpop' for a new drink.The bass player applied for the trademark in October last year and it was published for consultation by the UK's Intellectual Property Office...

Alex James: 'Modern Festivals Mean Nothing'

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 -...

Alex James: Damon Albarn And Noel Gallagher Are Working Together

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...

Alex James Gets Festival Tips From Glastonbury's Michael Eavis

Alex James has ''sympathy'' for Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis for the massive job he takes on every year.The Blur bassist has the utmost respect for Michael, 77, for what he achieves with his renowned music...

Alex James: Blur Sessions Went Well

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 -...

Damon Albarn Confirms Work On Solo Album

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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