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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...

The Strokes Kick Off British Summer Time

The Strokes kicked off Barclaycard British Summer Time with a greatest hits set last night (18.06.15).The US rockers thrilled the 60,000-strong crowd - which included the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, Foo Fighters drummer...

Isle Of Wight Festival Sees World Record Attempt In Honour Of Jimi Hendrix

On the 45th anniversary of his legendary set at the venue, the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 have honoured Jimi Hendrix by attempting to break a world record.Amid the fun of four...

Graham Coxon: 'Blur Would Support Oasis For Quarter Of A Billion'

The two groups were pitted against each other as chart rivals at the height of Britpop 20 years ago, but the band members have since become friends, and guitarist Coxon admits he'd open...

Damon Albarn Recovers From Throat Problems To Headline U.k. Festival

The singer reportedly came close to cancelling the band's headline slot at the music event after he lost his voice on Friday (12Jun15), but decided to go ahead with the show at the...

Jess Glynne Cancels U.k. Festival Performance Due To Illness

The Rather Be hitmaker pulled out of the show at short notice and fellow singer Ella Eyre stepped in to replace her. Glynne took to Twitter.com to explain her absence, writing, "I'm...

'Tfi Friday' Special Comeback Episode Is A Ratings Hit For Channel Four

'TFI Friday’s' 20th anniversary special proved a smash hit for Channel 4 yesterday evening (June 12th) pulling in a massive 4.3 million viewers. Host Chris Evans returned for the one-off special episode, with guests including...

Roger Daltrey And Liam Gallagher Join Forces For Tv Show

Daltrey and Gallagher performed The Who's classic 1965 hit My Generation with The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie, original Oasis member Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, and Ringo Starr's drummer son Zak Starkey live on the...

The Prodigy Play Through Storms On First Night Of U.k. Festival

Forecasters issued a severe weather warning for the island, off the coast of England, as festival-goers braved heavy rain, but the storms did not halt the performances as acts including The Black Keys...

Blur Halt Blackpool Gig After Barrier Gives Way During Mosh Pit

Blur's gig at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom had to be halted on Wednesday when the front barrier separating the crowd from the stage gave way. The collapse, triggered by a mosh pit, occurred during the evening's...

Blur Gig Halted After Barrier Collapse

The band was performing at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England, just days before their headline set at Britain's Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday (13Jun15), when the accident happened. The metal...

Noel Gallagher Eyes Damon Albarn Collaboration

The bands were formerly chart enemies and their fight was dubbed "The Battle of Britpop" in their 1990s heyday, but Gallagher has now insisted he is on board for a duet if the...

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 Backs Russell Brand On Politics

The Blur frontman agrees with the Get Him to the Greek star that the U.K.'s political system needs an overhaul and admits he was dismayed when more than one million people marching through...

Damon Albarn: 'I Was Terrified Of Tony Blair'

The Blur frontman was introduced to the Labour Party leader as he wooed celebrities for their backing ahead of the 1997 general election, which Blair went on to win with a landslide....

Stereophonics Announce New Album

Stereophonics are releasing a new album.The band have announced that their ninth LP 'Keep The Village Alive' will come out on September 11, 2015, through their own Stylus Records label through Ignition Records.Frontman Kelly Jones...

Mumford & Sons' Third Album Shoots To Top Of U.k. Chart

The band replaces Blur at the top of the countdown; their comeback release The Magic Whip slips to two, while Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour rises back to three. Meanwhile, reggae...

Blur's Latest Album, Magic Whip, Shoots Up To UK Number 1

Remember Blur? The British rockers are back this week and topping the charts for the first time in a decade. Magic Whip, Blur’s first album in since 2003’s Think Tank was inspired by their travels...

Noel Gallagher Dodges Rivals At Gigs

The outspoken Oasis star is famous for his habit of taking other musicians to task during interviews, and in the past he has blasted artists including Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Madonna, Blur, Mark Ronson,...

Graham Coxon: Blur Were In Sleep Mode

Blur's Graham Coxon admits prior to making their new album 'The Magic Whip' they were in ''sleep mode''. The Britpop band reunited in 2008 after a five-year hiatus for a series of concerts but the...

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...

Blur To Play Free Gig In New York City

The Parklife hitmakers are offering American fans the chance to see them live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, where they will be playing their new album The Magic Whip in...

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...

Early Reviews Show Blur's Comeback Album 'The Magic Whip' Is A Tasty Treat For Fans

The countdown until the release of Blur’s much anticipated comeback album is on and the early reviews are showing this one will be well worth the wait for fans. The Magic Whip is the band’s...

Graham Coxon's 'Telepathic' Connection

Graham Coxon has a ''telepathic'' connection with Damon Albarn.The Blur guitarist believes the pair have developed a unique way to collaborate thanks to their awareness of each other through years of making music together.He said:...

Blur's Graham Coxon Recalls 'Powerful' Performance Of 'The Magic Whip'

A limited crowd of very lucky Blur fans landed the ultimate prize of hearing the fans comeback album 'The Magic Whip' live for the first time in a London club; and it was an event...

Blur Underwent Therapy Before Regrouping In 2009

Guitarist Graham Coxon admits he and his bandmates sought professional help to ease tensions between them. Coxon, who quit the group in 2002, says, "Although we shoved it all aside when we...

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