Coxon Hijack
Listener's 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.
Meltdown Festival
Damon 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.
Reading & Leeds
Graham has been added to the line up on the Evening Session stage at this summers Reading and Leeds Festivals on 26th & 27th August.
Graham Press
Graham 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.
Extra London Date Added
Graham 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.
UK Coxon Tour
Graham Coxon will be playing the following dates in order to promote his second solo album:
10th July - Garage, Glasgow
11th July - Leadmill, Sheffield
12th July - Rock City, Nottingham
14th July - Garage, London
He 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.
Graham Live
Graham Coxon will be playing live at The Garage in London on 14th July. Tickets on sale now.
The Golden D
BLUR.ORG.UK has finally received details of Graham Coxon's second album:
Entitled '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):
Jamie 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
There might very well be a few live dates to promote the album, but nothing has been announced as of yet.
Blur 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.
Fat 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.
No 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.
Orbit speaks out
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".
The Beach
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' + Dronin'
Ordinary Decent Soundtrack
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 Attack.
Hippy Children MP3 site to shut
Scottish-based 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.
NME Premiere Awards
Blur 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.
Brit Awards 2000
Blur 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 for more info.
Hippy Children
A 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.