Blur reunion on the cards

  • 14 September 2007

Britpop favourites Blur are set to reunite as a four piece for the first time since 2002, with bassist Alex James claiming the group are on speaking terms again.

The foursome ‘love each other’ said James, adding they are unlike bands, such as The Who and Pink Floyd who are famed for internal bust ups.

Guitarist Graham Coxon quit the band five years ago, while recording their Think Tank album. He had little solo success, unlike Damon Albarn who went on to win critical acclaim for his projects Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.

The trio will be rejoined by drummer Dave Rowntree.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, James commented: “Funnily enough, people have been talking to each other. I don’t think Graham and Dave have spoken for quite some time and there’s been a flurry of texting and long chats which is good. I’m very hopeful.

“It’s actually been brilliant to have a bit of time apart from each other. I think we all needed it as people. I think we’d all be unbearable if we’d carried on living that kind of lifestyle

“It given us all time to find ourselves a bit.”


Seminal Britpop outfit fronted by with an enviable and eclectic backcatlogue of indie hits including 'Country House', 'Parklife', 'Song 2' and 'There's No Other Way'.

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