1. 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 ...

  2. Australia’s Big Day Out Fest Confirms Headliners Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire

    July 31, 2013 10:35 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& ...

  3. 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� ...

  4. 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 ...

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

    August 11, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 b ...

  7. Blur to Unveil New Songs on London Roof

    June 25, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 v ...

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

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 t ...

  9. Blur to Play 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Concert

    February 20, 2012 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  10. Blur to Receive BRIT Career Award

    December 08, 2011 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Outstan ...

  11. Blur Guitarist Hints At Band Recording Again

    February 04, 2011 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 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. A ...

  12. Blur Eyeing U.S., European Dates

    May 19, 2009 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 so ...

  13. Graham Coxon: SXSW 2009

    Graham Coxon: SXSW 2009

    March 25, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Graham Coxon: SXSW 2009 interview , Austin , performance , Live , Graham Coxon , exclusive , indie rock , SXSW 2009 , Graham Coxon , Austin Videos Graham Coxon Austin Exclusive Interview Live Performance ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Blur Reuniting, Unveils London Show Plans

    December 09, 2008 9:13 AM EST 0 0 0 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 promote ...

  16. Blur Reforms For London Show

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. indie-rock act Blur is to reform for an open-air show in London's Hyde Park in summer 2009. The band has been on hiatus following the campaign for their 2003 album "Think Tank" (Parlophone). The Hyde Park show takes place on Ju ...

  17. Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 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 ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 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 ...

  22. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surpri ...

  23. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  24. Gorillaz Gearing Up For Live Shows

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "As for the show itself, it would be one where the lights never come up," group member Damon Albarn (aka 2D) tells Billboard. To support its sophomore album, " Demon Days ," due May 24 via Virgin, the cartoon band is in the plann ...

  25. Coxon In The Mood For 'Love' On New Album

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is busy recording the follow-up to "Happiness in Magazines," released earlier this year via Astralwerks. Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is busy recording the follow-up to "Happiness in Magazines, ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise sho ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  28. 22-20s Prepare To Take On North America

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Seven months after its U.K. release by Heavenly, the 22-20s self-titled debut will finally arrive in North America on April 19 via Astralwerks. Seven months after its U.K. release by Heavenly, the 22-20s self-titled debut will finally arrive in Nort ...

  29. U.K. Stars Sign On For Cancer Benefits

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are among the acts confirmed to perform at the annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit, to be held April 4-8 at London's Royal Albert H Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Eric Clapton, Rober ...

  30. U.K. Acts To Descend On SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A U.K. new talent showcase will be sponsored by BBC Radio 2 and its digital station, 6 Music, in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry. A second showcase will be aired in the United Kingd There will be a significantly upgraded British p ...

  31. Graham Coxon, Gnomoradio

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Graham Coxon and Gnomoradio. BLUR WITH BRUSHES: Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon's fifth solo album, "Happiness in Magazines,&qu ...

  32. THE TANGLED WEB

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destinations: Graham Coxon's Art & Gnomoradio /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News Graham Coxon ...

  33. Arthur Lee's Love Live On New Disc

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Snapper Records is readying for an Oct. 7 release "The Forever Changes Concert," a live recording of Love with Arthur Lee performing the group's classic 1967 "Forever Changes" album earlier this year Snapper Records is ready ...

  34. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) a ...

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    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur You Better 'Think' One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur has delivered ...

  36. Blur Roars Back After Four Years

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One rumor had it that Blur was making a world-music album. Another held that the band's seventh set would be a dance record. The actual recording, "Think Tank," is neither. Instead, Blur ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival of a baby girl, Corrina Grant Gill, at a Nashville area hospital. Corrina weighs 7 lbs. 9 1/4 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. 2001 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome the arrival o ...

  38. Blur Presses On Without Coxon

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set of material from its as-yet-untitled upcoming album. The set of three songs took place as part of a preview Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live p ...

  39. Guitarist Coxon Exiting Blur?

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur manager Chris Morrison confirmed today (Sept. 6) that the Britpop act is in talks with Graham Coxon on the next phase of the band, fueling speculation that the guitarist is to exit the quartet. Blur manager Chris Morrison confirmed today (Sept. ...

  40. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Wainwright, Graham Coxon

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on R.E.M., Loudon and Rufus Wainwright, Graham Coxon R.E.M. has been added to the list of performers for the 15th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, to be held this October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. As previously ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Blur, U2, Rock The Vote, and more

    February 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Blur, Bono, U2, Alecia Elliott, Rock The Vote, Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige, and Jesse Jackson. U.K. rock veterans Blur have readied the latest installment in an annual series of fan club-only releases. The new EP sports four tracks (" ...