1. Blur Announces Documentary 'New World Towers': Watch the Trailer

    October 20, 2015 5:14 AM EDT Blur’s comeback march has another journey to come. The  Britpop  legends’ return  was captured on film for a new documentary, New World Towers , which will earn its cinematic premiere later this year. The film charts Blur's expedition in recent times, using live footage and interviews…

  2. Blur's Graham Coxon on Kanye West: 'He's a F---ing Idiot, Isn't He?'

    July 30, 2015 9:58 PM EDT Blur may have recently recorded its reunion album The Magic Whip in five days, but that doesn't mean guitarist Graham Coxon likes the immediacy of modern music-making.  When asked about the state of current music in a recent Guardian interview, he replied, calling the whole music…

  3. Blur Adds Live Dates

    April 24, 2015 12:11 AM EDT Blur’s return to the road is gathering pace. The Britpop icons have just posted details of a mid-year tour of Australia which doubles the number of concerts they’ve announced for the year.  The four-piece will play Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena on July 25, they then travel to Byron…

  4. What's the Story? Noel and Liam Gallagher Could Reunite Oasis

    April 20, 2015 5:16 AM EDT Oasis’ feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher are considering putting aside their bad blood and reforming the band.  The Gallagher brothers are said to have reached a “gentleman’s agreement” to reunite the Britpop-era legends, according to an unnamed source quoted in The Mirror.  The source…

  5. Blur to Play Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest

    April 15, 2015 2:21 AM EDT Blur’s comeback to the live circuit will now include a concert in Australia.  The Britpop legends were today (April 15) announced at the top of the bill for the mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival, which will be held July 24-26 at North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay, an east coast town…

  6. Blur Cancel Big Day Out Appearance, Blame ‘Shifting Goalposts’

    November 25, 2013 2:01 AM EST Blur has pulled out of their headlining slot at the Big Day Out just two months before the travelling festival is due to roll around Australia and New Zealand. The Britpop veterans announced the cancelation via their Facebook page, with a message that alludes to behind-the-scenes problems -…

  7. Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire Line Up for Australia’s Big Day Out Fest

    July 31, 2013 10:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire and Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) will headline the 2014 Australasian Big Day Out tour. Other key names confirmed to the bill include EDM acts Major Lazer, Steve Angello (formerly of Swedish House Mafia) and Australia's young gun Flume, plus veteran rock acts…

  8. Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn Bury Hatchet for ‘Tender’ Performance

    March 25, 2013 12:51 AM EDT In 1995, at the height of “Britpop,” there was no rivalry quite like that of Blur and Oasis. Now, those one-time best-of-enemies have done the unimaginable with their respective frontmen dueting on stage. Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon teamed-up on the weekend with…

  9. Blur Triumph at Way Out West in Pre-Olympic Set

    August 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT "We've got to do something quite formal on Sunday," said Blur frontman Damon Albarn toward the end of the band's Friday night set at Sweden's Way Out West festival . "So this is a good way to prepare for it." Few bands would consider a top-billed set at one…

  10. Blur to Unveil New Songs on London Roof

    June 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Band Will Play 'The Puritan' and 'Under the Westway' Scores of Londoners will be craning their necks on July 2nd, when a reunited Blur will perform two new songs -- on a mystery rooftop -- for the first time in a live broadcast via Twitter. The two tracks -- "The…

  11. Paul Weller Gives 'Tame' Scene a Swift Kick

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Singer's 11th Solo Album, 'Sonik Kicks,' Aims for No. 1 on U.K. Chart Artists with three and a half decades on the clock rarely sound this way, but then with that sort of track record, they aren't often still at the top of both their creative form and the charts. "I…

  12. Blur to Play 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Concert

    February 20, 2012 9:25 PM EST The members of Blur are taking their reunion to the world stage. The reformed British band will join the Specials and New Order to play the 2012 Olympics' Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert on August 12. This year's Summer Olympics will be held in London, with the concert set for…

  13. Blur to Receive BRIT Career Award

    December 08, 2011 3:40 PM EST Blur are to be honored at the 2012 BRIT Awards with a prize celebrating two decades of influence on British music. 21 years since the release of their debut album "Leisure," the band was announced Thursday as the 2012 winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Music award. Formed in…

  14. Blur Guitarist Hints At Band Recording Again

    February 04, 2011 3:09 PM EST Has Blur finally returned to the studio? The veteran Britpop band may be recording its first new batch of material since 2003's "Think Tank," according to guitarist Graham Coxon's recent hints about a studio meet-up on Twitter. According to NME , Coxon wrote then deleted a…

  15. Blur Eyeing U.S., European Dates

    May 19, 2009 7:27 PM EDT Reformed U.K. rock act Blur is looking to add U.S. and European shows to its run of U.K. dates and festival appearances. As well as headline slots at Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals and Oxegen outside Dublin in Ireland, Blur will play two sold-out 50,000-capacity shows at London'…

  16. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina…

  17. Blur Reuniting, Unveils London Show Plans

    December 09, 2008 9:13 AM EST U.K. rock act Blur will reform for an open-air show in London's Hyde Park next summer. The band has been on hiatus following the campaign for its album "Think Tank" (Parlophone). The Hyde Park show takes place on July 3 and is promoted by Live Nation and Metropolis Music, in…

  18. Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Blur bassist Alex James recounts his ascent to rock stardom in mid-1990s London and the subsequent rapid explosion of his ego with plenty of wit in hindsight. London in the mid-1990s was an epicenter of the music and art worlds, verging on a major political shift. James, formerly the…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

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