Graham Coxon Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th August 2013

Tweet: "I am going soon so bye... This space will remain but run by official more responsible folk." Blur rocker Graham Coxon is giving up control of his page.

22nd May 2012

Tweet: "If you have my number please text me your name. I have lost all contacts. It's both liberating and anxiety inducing." Blur star Graham Coxon has suffered a technology meltdown.

28th March 2012

Fact: "Being in Blur is the best job... You go into the dressing room and someone's laid on some super-duper food, there are flowers and the odd freebie. With my solo stuff, there are c**ks drawn on the wall and the loo (toilet) has no seat..." Blur guitarist Graham Coxon notices the lack of luxury on his solo tours.

1st March 2012

Quote: "It's good to see Noel win. We had a rivalry in the 90s but that's all in the past. It's good for him and I'm pleased. He seems to be enjoying himself at the minute, too." Blur star Graham Coxon is pleased to see his one-time chart rival, former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, honoured with the Godlike Genius award at Britain's NME Awards on Wednesday (29Feb12).

2nd February 2012

Fact: Rockers Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon will warm up for the forthcoming Brit Awards by playing an intimate London show for charity. The Blur legends, who will receive the Outstanding Contribution prize at the ceremony on 21 February (12), are set to take to the stage for War Child at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 19 February (12).

14th June 2011

Fact: Graham Coxon is to play the first in a line of specially-curated, free shows at London's iconic 100 Club. The former Blur star will perform at the venue on 22 June (11) as part of a sponsorship deal with bosses at sneaker firm Converse, who saved the club from closure earlier this year (11).

8th December 2009

Quote: "Blur was playing this summer and I had food poisoning off oysters. I fainted on the stars in the hotel and had a weird fit. I don't trust oysters." Graham Coxon is wary of seafood after a bad batch nearly kept him from performing in Scotland this summer (09).

19th June 2009

Quote: "DAMON (ALBARN) will be jangling along with some chords and I'll start banging along and you (Graham Coxon) will join. Our musical cup overflow-eth at the moment. It’s all good." Blur bassist Alex James is looking forward to the reunited group's live dates this summer (09).

5th May 2009

Quote: "I celebrated Blur's first number one single by trying to jump out of a window. Our record company threw a huge party, I felt like I was being forced into enjoying the moment. I couldn't handle being part of that crowd so I tried to jump out of a sixth-storey window. It was DAMON (ALBARN, frontman) who talked me out of it." BLUR star Graham Coxon on celebrating their track COUNTRY HOUSE topping the charts in 1995.

5th May 2009

Quote: "I've got nothing positive to say about Britpop. The whole thing was a grotesque travesty. It was meant to make Britain look cool but made us all look like a joke. The scene was full of dirty little b**tards trying to get off with my girlfriend all the time." Blur star Graham Coxon hated the 1990s indie-rock era.

13th February 2009

Fact: Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is the new face of classic English men's clothing company CORDINGS.

11th July 2008

Fact: Paul Weller has brought the once-feuding members of Blur and Oasis together in the studio. The former The Jam rocker asked Oasis' Noel Gallagher and former Blur star Graham Coxon to join him as he recorded his new album 22 DREAMS.

31st January 2008

Fact: Paul Weller, Supergrass, Dirty Pretty Things and Graham Coxon will perform at an all-day concert in London to raise money for homeless charity Crisis in March (08).

29th November 2007

Fact: The British supergroup which recorded a track for homeless charity Crisis earlier this year (07) are set to reunite for a one-off gig. Graham Coxon, Supergrass, Babyshambles, DREW MCCONNELL and members of New Young Pony Club are among those set to perform at the gig at London's Roundhouse on 02 March next year (08).

5th July 2007

Fact: Paul Weller and former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon have enlisted the help of ex-Stone Roses bassist MANI and Oasis drummer Zak Starkey to perform tracks from their new special edition single on a British TV chat show. The supergroup will play on FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS later this week (06Jul07).

7th April 2006

Quote: "I wanted to be a footballer or do something with UFOs. But I wasn't much good at football and decided I didn't believe in UFOs." Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon's early ambitions were over before they even began.

7th March 2006

Quote: "Part of me wants GRAHAM to be a f**king disaster so he'll come back." Blur bassist Alex James considers sabotaging his former bandmate Graham Coxon's solo career in a bid to lure back the estranged guitarist.

26th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Elisha Cuthbert? That might do it. No not really. Everything I want would be too supernatural really." Graham Coxon admits it would take a lot to tempt him back to Blur. </p>

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