The Saga Of The Infamous Blur Reunion Continues

Britpop fans around the world have been waiting and waiting and waiting for any confirmation in one direction or the other as to if Blur will ever reunite. This has been going back and forth for quite some time now, and a recent interview with bassist Alex James has just rekindled that fire that was - Source

Dog track that inspired Blur's 'Parklife' album art to close

Walthamstow Stadium, the greyhound racing venue in London where much of the artwork for Blur's 'Parklife' album was shot, is set to close in August. - Source

Blur's Dave Rowntree to stand for Parliament

Blur's Dave Rowntree is to stand for the Labour Party in the next general election. - Source

Graham Coxon Explains Blur Non-Reunion

He tells New Musical Express: "People thought, "Oh, it's a bit too much, just jumping into a studio. We met for a catch-up & it was great, but there was no real talk of recording. It doesn't really bother me. I've got enough going on to feel happy & fulfilled."  - Source

Blur help Lily Allen film pilot for new TV series

Details of Lily Allen's new TV show have started to emerge.  Source

Brace Yourself For 'Britpop Weakest Link'

Digital Spy reports: *Oasis and Blur have reportedly been lined up to appear in a Britpop special of The Weakest Link. The show's bosses have contacted Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Alex James to appear in the episode of the gameshow, according to the Daily Star. "If we can pull this off it would be unbelievable," commented a BBC source. "Noel admits he's a Weakest Link fan." Other stars that bosses want to have on the show include Jarvis Cocker, Elastica's Justine Frischmann, Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield & Suede's Brett Anderson.  Source

Blur: The Rumours Fly

On the subject of Damon, there's been a lot of speculation this week as to the status of BLUR. First Graham Coxon's representation claimed that there's been NO talk of the rogue guitarist's return to Camp Blur... however, days later Blur bassist Alex James' UK newspaper column in the Sunday Times fueled the fire, saying "I've been talking to Graham and there might be some good news... It's by no means in the bag, but it looks quite promising. Maybe the time is right. We've always left the door open for him, so that's what I'm hoping for."

Fingers crossed, anyone? Or would the results be worth the reunion?

Graham back in Blur?

I'd take this with a huge rock of salt, but according to The Daily Mirror, Graham Coxon's back in BLUR. According to the Mirror, Graham met with the other members of Blur last week and all has been forgiven. They quote a "music industry insider" as saying, "The meeting went well - probably better than any of them expected... It's very positive for everyone and Graham will still be able to do his solo work as well as working with the band again." Hmmm...

UPDATE FROM SHANE 20 Oct 6:30pm CST: Looks like, in fact, the salt rock wins out. Designer Magazine is now claiming to have the first interview with Coxon since The Mirror broke this news story. According to the interview, Coxon is NOT rejoining Blur. His direct quote:

It's not true at all. Of course not. Is anything you've ever read in the Mirror true? Can you read any evidence that what the headline said was true within the piece? All that piece says is that I'm definitely recording another solo album with Stephen Street, it doesn't really say anything about me joining Blur at all. So the headline is wrong for what the piece is. It should be ignored.

From the horse's mouth? Who knows. The interview DOES confirm that Coxon recently met up with the other three members of the band, but, according to Coxon, it was to "mend stuff emotionally," not creatively.

Blur: The Soap Opera Continues

So the boys from BLUR are back at the center of controversy this week, as the band have pulled no-shows at their scheduled US festival appearances all week. Rumours are flying all about the band's message boards, with the most frequent being that Damon Albarn split this week with his girlfriend (Suzy Winstanley if we remember right?) With a June mini-tour of the US on the books, there's been concern of future cancellations -- to our knowledge, those shows are still a go at this time -- we'll try to come up with some kind of official word and keep you guys updated as events progress.

Blur added to Coachella Lineup

JR posted a message to the list about Blur being added to the Coachella lineup. And sure enough, I went to and there they are on the Saturday list right betweeen Queens of the Stoneage and Groove Armada. I'm sure a couple of you want to change your vote in the current poll right about now. :)