to London's XFM, will be able to hear Graham
hijack the station on Sunday Evening at 9pm, to
play a selection of his favourite songs.
Albarn recently announced that Blur will be
playing a set of new songs at Scott Walker's
Meltown Festival, which takes place at the Royal
Fetival Hall on 2nd July.
has been added to the line up on the Evening
Session stage at this summers Reading and Leeds
Festivals on 26th & 27th August.
Coxon features in July's edition of Q magazine.
He is in Q's monthly interview 'famous last words'
on the back page. Plus, a review of the Golden D
by Stuart Maconie. Alex James has also written
his usual column 'Alex James is Unwell...'.There
is also a 5 page interview feature in Select
Magazine, plus another review of the album.
London Date Added
has added an extra London date to his UK tour,
due to a sell out on Friday 14th July at the
Garage in Highbury, London. He will now be
playing at the Garage again on Saturday 15th July.
Coxon will be playing the following dates in
order to promote his second solo album:
July - Garage, Glasgow
11th July - Leadmill, Sheffield
12th July - Rock City, Nottingham
14th July - Garage, London
will be joined by Rod Jones (Idlewild) on guitar,
Toby Mcfarland (13/13) on bass & Dave
Rowntree (Blur) on drums. Tickets for the gigs
are available now.
Coxon will be playing live at The Garage in
London on 14th July. Tickets on sale now.
has finally received details of Graham Coxon's
'The Golden D' , Graham Coxon's
second solo album, will be released by Transcopic
on Monday 12th June. Produced by Graham himself,
the album will feature the following twelve
tracks, two of which are covers of early eighties
US Punk band Mission Of Burma (That's when I
Reach For My Revolver & Fame & Fortune):
Thomas, The Fear, Satan I Gratan, Fame and
Fortune, My Idea Of Hell, The Lake, Fags and
Failure, Leave Me Alone, Keep Hope Alive, Oochy
Woochy, That's When I Reach For My Revolver, Don't
Think About Always
might very well be a few live dates to promote
the album, but nothing has been announced as of
Return To Meltdown
It has been announced that Blur will be
performing on their own night at this years
Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall,
London's South Bank, on 2nd July. They will be
supported by special Guests Cicala Mvta.The
Meltdown is on the same night as the Euro 2000
Final, and if England get through, Blur will not
go onstage until later on in the evening - at
present the evening is scheduled to start at 9pm.
Tickets are on sale at the Box Office from 5th
April. Phone: 0171 960 4242.
Les are back
In the April edition of Q magazine ,
Alex James announced that Fat Les have reformed
and will be back in the studio to make some more
comedy material. The group have recorded their
own version of Jerusalem for
Euro 2000. Details on Release dates will be
posted as soon as they are announced.
Brits for Blur
Unfortunately Blur didn't got home with
any awards at the Brit Awards 2000. They were up
for Best British Group and Best Single. However,
Travis got Best British Group, and Robbie
Williams, Best Single.
In a recent interview with William Orbit,
it was announced that Graham Coxon has made a
follow up album to 'The Sky is too High'. This
has been confirmed, and more will be announced
very shortly. However, Orbit will not be
producing the next Blur album, for which
recording starts in June, because of a very heavy
schedule - a dissapointed Orbit added "i
feel like i've been torn in two".
'On Your Own
- Crouch End Broadway Mix' remixed
by William Orbit, is featured in the film, The
Beach, and can be found on its soundtrack, aswell
as Blur's Japanese import album - Bustin' +
13th March will see the release of the
Soundtrack for Ordinary Decent Criminal starring
Kevin Spacey. Damon Albarn has written Five
tracks for the album; Bank Job, Chase
After Gallery, Dying isn't Easy,
Kevin on a Motorbike & One
Day at a Time. The Album also includes a
collaboration with Damon and 3D from Massive
Children MP3 site to shut
internet site, Over18s Records, has been ordered
to close. Damon Albarn's lawyers, have told the
site's owner he faces court action unless it is
shut within 14 days. But David Kildare, of
Perthshire, has vowed to keep it open. The site
charges $2.95 to download the rare song - 'Hippy
Children'. Kildare claims he is not breaking the
law as Damon supposedly gave him a tape of the
song after a chance meeting in 1989.
have won the titles of 'Best Single' (Tender), 'Best
Video' (Coffee + TV) and 'Best Band' at this year's
NME Premier Awards. All three awards were voted
for by the readers of the NME.
have been nominated for two awards at this years
Brit Awards. 'Best British Group' and 'Best
Single' for Tender. This brings Blur's total Brit
Award nominations to 12 since '1995 when they
walked away with a record four awards. Visit www.brits.co.uk for more
song written by Damon and former manager Graeme
Holdaway during the time of Circus, has been
released as an MP3 at Over18s
Records' website The song Hippy Children
will cost you $2.95 to download. Over18s Records
also claim to have access to even more unreleased
tracks. Whether or not the release of the track
is allowed is another matter.