A trailer for the documentary, No Distance Left to Run, on Blur’s 2009 reunion is out. It’s all hugs and good times and nostalgia and looks like a lot of fun for aging Blur fans like me. Trailer: Blur – No Distance Left To Run Blur: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki
I love me some Gorillaz. I’ve been a fan of Damon Albarn‘s music since the early 90s when Blur was still mistakenly associated with “shoegazing” and “madchester” by music rags when in fact they were creating something entirely different and uniquely British. Blur crumbled (and are now slated to reform) and Albarn flew off in … Continue reading Gorillaz Documentary Trailer
The NME claims to have the first copy of Pete Doherty‘s as-yet-unnamed solo album and they’ve posted details of what’s inside. What does it sound like? “Well, like Gorillaz. And The Coral. And The La’s. And Blur. And Bob Dylan.” OK. The album apparently features a lot of work from the recently reunited Blur guitarist … Continue reading Pete Doherty Solo Album Details Revealed
I’ll be damned if The NME hasn’t done it again: Blur is reuniting. According to Billboard, the band will reform for “an open air show in London’s Hyde Park next summer.” The show is booked for July 3 and will be promoted by Live Nation, so I would bet they’re getting phat cash for this … Continue reading Blur to Reunite
Rumors of a reunited Blur seem to be heating up again. Guitarist Graham Coxon left the band in 2002 and so far has refused to rejoin the band despite public requests from his former band members. The NME is reporting (second hand, now THIRD hand on GLONO!) that Blur bassist and Coxon have been in … Continue reading Blur to Reunite?
“Standing On My Own” by the other guy from Blur. From Love Travels At Illegal Speeds, due November 14. Previously: Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop and The Gorillaz: King Bong.
BBC Timeline: Blur v Oasis after Britpop.
A new DVD looks at the cultural precursors precipitating the rise of Brit Rock and the political co-opting of a movement that led to its ultimate decay.