Graham Coxon doesn't think wealth has dimmed Blur's appeal.The 45-year-old musician has returned to the iconic Britpop group to help record their new album 'The Magic Whip' and he insists that despite their fame and fortune, the group has not been… The 'Parklife' band left a question mark over their future after performing a concert to mark the closing of the Olympic games in London in August, but have now announced they will play at a Belgian festival…As fellow band members Alex James and Dave Rowntree looked on from the audience, Albarn and Coxon gave an acoustic performance of This Is A Low from the album Parklife.They left the stage arm in arm - a symbolic gesture, as it was the animosity between the pair that cause the band to implode.Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969 in Rinteln, West Germany) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter.
There's a lightness about him today that was missing when we last met nearly two years ago.
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I think now, more than anytime I can remember,bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American,from Manchester or London..Leeds or Welsh or Irish.- Graham Coxon When Blur first started and we were playing Manchesterthe Hacienda was the place to go.
Coxon admits he still regularly gets hassle from Blur fans wanting him to rejoin the band, but while he understands their frustration, he insists it's just not going to happen: "If Crosse and Blackwell said, 'look, we've moved on', and stopped making pickle, I'd be pissed off too," he explains with a typically eccentric analogy.
"But in the end you just have to accept it - get Sainsbury's own instead.