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September 17, 2007 - NME.com:

Graham Coxon: 'I'm raring to record with Blur'

Guitarist says Blur recording sessions are imminent

Graham CoxonGraham Coxon, who left Blur in 2002, has spoken about his band's imminent reunion, saying he is "raring to record".

Blur bassist Alex James had previously explained to NME.COM that he was excited about plans for the band to record together, after drummer Dave Rowntree revealed the band had set aside a week to record together as a four piece for the first time since 2002.

Speaking to NME.COM, Coxon suggested that the reunion now depended on Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

"Dave, Alex and I are all talking. I talk to Alex the most. But there's four individuals in the band," he said. "We're all really busy, but there's definitely a week [when we're going to record].

"I'm just raring to record," he added. "But anything could happen. An alligator could come out of the Thames and eat the Tate Modern while I'm in it, or a mosquito could come and kill us all."

When asked what the new Blur material would sound like, Coxon joked, tongue firmly in cheek, that "there would be ten tracks, recorded on a 16-track, and all the songs will have loads of guitar on them."

Keep checking NME.COM for the latest on the Blur reunion.

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