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Coxon 'Walked Out Of Hospital' To Play Last Blur Gig

BLUR's GRAHAM COXON battled a bout of food poisoning to complete the band's "last gig" at Scottish music festival T In The Park on Sunday (12Jul09).The reunited rockers faced cancelling their headline slot on the...

Alex James' 'Psychedelic' Cheese

Alex James makes "psychedelic" cheese.The Blur bassist became a dairy farmer when the group went on hiatus in 2003 and his newly-reconciled bandmates have been enjoying the fruits of his labour - with unexpected consequences.Guitarist...

Blur Thrill Fans With Comeback Show

British rockers BLUR have reunited on stage for the first time in almost a decade - playing the first date of their comeback gigs at a tiny venue in Essex, England.The Britpop pioneers announced their...

Gallagher's Delight At Blur Comeback

OASIS rocker LIAM GALLAGHER is happy the band's arch rivals BLUR have reformed - because it will spell the end of the KAISER CHIEFS.The outspoken singer has been locked in a bitter war-of-words with Blur...

Independent Record Stores Fight Back

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...

By on 18 April 2009

Graham Coxon Previews New Album

Graham Coxon has previewed material from his new album at the South by Southwest festival.The former Blur guitarist played an acoustic set at the event in Austin on Thursday including a number of songs from...

By on 20 March 2009

Radiohead And Robbie Calling For Musicians' Rights

Robbie Williams and members of Radiohead, Blur and Pink Floyd are meeting to launch a group aiming to secure better rights for musicians.The Featured Artists' Coalition (FAC) is calling for greater transparency in recording contracts,...

By on 11 March 2009

Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

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...

By on 23 January 2009

Chris Martin: We Ripped Off Blur

Chris Martin has said that a Blur song was the first inspiration for the band when they began recording their new album.According to the singer, Sing from BLUR'S debut album LEISURE was a starting point...

By on 08 August 2008

James Disgusted By Jagger

BLUR star ALEX JAMES is disgusted by veteran rockers like SIR MICK JAGGER, who still party as hard as a twentysomething. The Blur bassist is happy he quit living the life of a rock star...

Sham 69 Frontman Slams Embrace World Cup Song

SHAM 69 frontman JIMMY PURSEY has dismissed EMBRACE's official England soccer World Cup anthem WORLD AT YOUR FEET as "embarrassing". Sham 69 are releasing their own World Cup song, HURRY UP ENGLAND, a reworking of...

Datsuns Were Prepared For Backlash

Cult rockers THE DATSUNS were prepared for the critical mauling given to their 2004 second album OUTTA SIGHT/OUTTA MIND, because the hype surrounding them had been so intense. The New Zealand four-piece were so lauded...

Kerr Urges Gallagher To Forget Kensit And Reclaim His Career

SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has urged OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER to get over his divorce from actress PATSY KENSIT if he wants to win back the band's fans. Kerr also married and divorced...

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