COXON HITS BACK AT CHARMLESS MAN HAINES

Graham Coxon tells NME.COM that he findsHaines' criticism of his political affiliations "very boring"...

GRAHAM COXON has hit back at LUKE HAINES’ s recent verbal attack on him, dismissing it as “very boring”.

Last week, Haines slated the Blur guitarist for aligning himself with the Green Party in the run-up to today’s (June 7) General Election.

He said: “I was saddened to see my fellow musician and neighbour Graham Coxon aligning himself with the Green Party – something about not being able to skateboard on the pavements of Camden”, referring to previous NME.COM article in which Coxon’s voting intentions were revealed. “Well Graham,” he added, “if I want to be mown down by a man with the charisma of a sick pet in hot car, I’ll let you know.”

Now Coxon has criticised him for resorting to “Jerry Springer”-style tactics and taking his gripe to the press.

He told NME.COM: “What Luke Haines said is very boring, and it’s very typical of this Jerry Springer kind of culture. That somebody would go to a national publication to have a dig at somebody who he sees about three times a week on the street. That’s all I want to say about it.”