January 30, 2008 -
X-clusive: Blur Reunion May Take
Former Blur guitarist
Graham Coxon has been talking exclusively with Xfm about those
reunion rumours and whether we should be holding our breath or
Speaking at the launch of the
Crisis charity's Consequences Live
more [link down]), Coxon was rueful about the
prospects of a full Blur reunion happening
any time soon.
"I suppose the rumours
[of a reunion] are based on some sort of fact," he said. "It's
kind of naive to expect a group to get back together after
years of not really communicating really well and under that
amount of pressure. But steps have been made to talk."
He continued: "We all met
up in a restaurant and it was nice but it was small talk,
really, just catching up with friends like you do and it was
all very odd.
"Nothing like recording
was discussed and of course we're all busy. I think it's
something that might happen when everybody feels ready and
that might be years.
"And we're all doing
stuff individually that's really fulfulling and that doesn't
have to change. Pressure is the main obstacle, perhaps going
back to make a record with Blur is a risk for
all of us."
be appearing as part of the Crisis Consequences
supergroup at the Roundhouse on March
2. The one-off show will see a performance of an
as-yet-unnamed specially recorded track that features
contributions from Coxon, Paul Weller,
Babyshambles' Drew McConnell, Supergrass
and New Young Pony Club amongst many others.
Tickets for the charity show
are on sale now and can be bought