Blur is “always capable” of reforming says guitarist Graham Coxon

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9 Feb 2022, 15:54

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The musician revealed his thoughts on a potential reunion with former bandmates.

Blur originally split in 2003 but has reunited a few times over the years. In 2009, for example, they returned for a legendary headline performance at Glastonbury festival.

Speaking about the reunion on the Rockonteurs podcast, Coxon revealed how he felt about the band’s potential return and that headline performance.

He said: “It was great because I played [the songs] in a completely different way, I felt more grateful for the situation.

“I became a little more grateful for what we’d always had.”

He added: “I reckon a lot of bands would get that if they had a chance to do that again. It’s why I almost get annoyed with other bands who have been squabbling and not really got it together to have another go. I think it’s kind of sad to hang on to resentments.”

The guitarist was then asked if another reunion could be on the cards for Blur or whether it was “in the rearview mirror”.

Coxon laughed and said: “Alex James is in the passenger seat, prodding me all the time! They’re not in the rearview mirror at all! They’re all sitting in the car with me still, [saying] ‘Shall we do some more?'”

Watch Blur perform at Glastonbury in 2009:

On a more serious note, he also said there would always be scope for the band to return.

He added: “I actually think that Blur will always be capable of that, and when the time comes around and the stars are aligned, we’ll always be capable of doing something interesting.”

He doesn’t seem to be the only band member to think that way either.

Last year, frontman Damon Albarn told NME that Blur had been in discussion and “had an idea of how to make their return.”

He revealed: “I’ve just been a bit busy at the moment, obviously. When it happens, I’ll be made up.” Whether or not these discussions will come to anything is another story, but we sure hope they do.