January 23, 2009 10:41

Alex James: 'Me and Joe Strummer could have signed Coldplay' - Daily Gossip

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Alex James: 'Me and Joe Strummer could have signed Coldplay' - Daily Gossip
Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Blur's Alex James has revealed he, Joe Strummer and artist Damien Hirst once turned down the chance to sign Coldplay. The three, who ran a short-lived record label in the late '90s, went to see the band but weren't impressed. "We all thought they were ordinary and passed on them," James said, adding, "Then again, I still think Coldplay are a fairly ordinary band" (The Sun).

From the papers:

The Killers' Brandon Flowers has purchased a patch of desert in Las Vegas. He wants to build a home on it in the future (The Sun).

Lily Allen told paparazzi reporters to "fuck off" after she left London's Groucho club last night (January 22) (Daily Star).

White Lies' Charles Cave says he wants to steal Editors' crown as the 'kings of gloom rock' (Daily Record).

Adele says she has written a song for the Pussycat Dolls - but doesn’t know how to get them to listen to it (The Sun).

From NME.COM users:

The Streets frontman Mike Skinner walking around outside the 02 Academy in Liverpool talking to fans while playing a ukulele before his sold-out gig (From Ali in Liverpool).

Check back tomorrow for the next Daily Gossip. E-mail your spots to news@nme.com.

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