Blur film set for 2010 release

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A documentary shot during the British pop band Blur's rehearsals and summer 2009 concert tour is to be released in U.K. theaters in January, the BBC said.

Blur planning 2009 reunion gig

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The British pop group Blur, which hasn't released a new album since 2003, has announced plans to perform a reunion concert in London next summer.

Guitars on auction block for charities

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- Guitar enthusiasts looking for cool, one-of-a-kind guitars get their shot at a London auction next week, and they don't even have to go to London to bid.

Graham Coxon set to rejoin Blur

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Bassist Alex James of the band Blur has revealed to Gigwise.com that former band member Graham Coxon may rejoin the band to record a new album.

Tate Modern to launch soundtrack project

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- London's Tate Modern is set to begin a project in which cutting-edge musicians provide accompanying music soundtracks to featured works of art in the museum.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

As predicted in this space, the record industry made sure 2003 will be remembered as the Year of Norah Jones at the Grammy Awards gala.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Simon and Garfunkel fought bitterly during a rehearsal for their onstage reunion at the Grammy awards show, reports the New York Post.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969 in Rinteln, West Germany) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter. He came to prominence as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of rock band Blur, and is also a critically acclaimed solo artist, having recorded seven solo albums. His artistic and musical contribution is featured on all seven of Blur's albums, from 1991's Leisure to 2003's Think Tank. The cover of 1999's 13 was designed by Coxon.

In 2002, he left Blur, following a bitter dispute with the other members, notably Damon Albarn. As a result, he played guitar and was credited as a songwriter on only the final track for the following year's Think Tank. In September 2007, Graham Coxon rejoined the band and in late 2008 Damon Albarn announced that the band would reunite 2009 for a number of shows.

Of Coxon's seven solo albums, four of them were recorded while a member of the band. Coxon is capable of playing several other instruments, besides guitar, and is famous for recording his albums single-handedly, without much help from session musicians. Other notable British guitarists such as Jonny Greenwood and Noel Gallagher have praised Coxon's musicality and talent, with the latter calling him "one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation."

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