Blur’s Alex James: ‘I hope Oasis get back together. They can support us’

Blur bassist responds to rumours that Manchester band could be set to reform

Blur‘s Alex James has spoken about the band’s rivalry with Oasis in a new interview, suggesting that the former adversaries could play a gig together in the future.

Last month, Liam Gallagher named Blur’s ‘Lonesome Street’ the “song of the year”. Now, Blur’s bassist has said that Damon Albarn and Noel are “quite good friends”, adding that he hopes the Gallaghers reunite and tour.

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Speaking about the thawing in the two bands’ relationship, James said: “Liam’s come out and said ‘Lonesome Street’ is his favourite song of the year, God bless him. And Damon and Noel are quite good friends now. So, I think, let’s focus on the positives. It’s lovely that it’s got a happy ending. I hope they get back together. They can support us.”

Meanwhile, discussing Blur’s future, James added: “Well, I treat every show like it’s the last. It is genuinely edgy and precarious. You never know what Coxon is going to do next, or when I’m going to do something that upsets everybody.”

James also elaborated on his love of cheese, describing chefs as “the new rock stars”. Read the full interview at the Independent.

Meanwhile, Blur and Liam Gallagher are among guests announced for a 90-minute comeback episode of classic ’90s TV show TFI Friday.

TFI Friday will return for a one-off live special at 9pm on Friday, June 12, with host Chris Evans breaking the news via Twitter that the likes of Blur, Liam Gallagher and The Who’s Roger Daltrey will appear on the show. They will be joined by Stone Roses and Primal Scream bassist Mani, The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, former Oasis drummer Zak Starkey, Rudimental and Years & Years.
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