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Blur Bassist Alex James Says Band Reunions Are ‘Grotesque’

 

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Alex James, the bassist of Blur, recently weighs in on classic band reunions and calls them grotesque.

His comments came after he had been told the Led Zeppelin might reunite for a series of performances next year. James could not believe that fans are still interested to listen to the band's songs.

After all, some of Led Zeppelin's tracks such as "Stairway to Heaven" were released nearly 50 years ago.

"It's insane. At least people want to come in and try my cheese as well as listen to Parklife. That is really important. I think it's really good that I've got something else to talk about," said James.

Alex James Calls Mick Jagger Old

James also talked about Mick Jagger and called him a grotesque caricature of himself. The bassist also threw shade at Jagger by calling him old.

"I've been listening to the Rolling Stones recently, but I wouldn't f****** go and listen to them live... You can't be Jumping Jack when you are 70..." said James.

Blur Reunion, Album

James last reunited with Blur in 2015 for their "The Magic Whip" tour. Earlier this year, Graham Coxon confirmed that he and his bandmates do not have any plans to release a new record.

When asked if he is interested in releasing an album in the future, James said that it is impossible to say yes.

"I really don't see why not and why there can't be another Blur album. We're all still alive and in reasonable control of our faculties. It's just the time when that notion comes up upon us all and the stars align and we go, 'Yeah, why not,'" said Coxon.

Who Is Alex James?

James is an English musician, songwriter, journalist, and cheesemaker. He is best known for his work on Blur, but he was also part of other bands like Fat Les, Me Me Me, WigWam, and Bad Lieutenant.

In 1988, James met Coxon at Goldsmiths College, where the former studied French. Coxon introduced James to his two friends, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree, who were members of Circus. A year later, the four men created the band Seymour, and it was, later on, renamed to Blur.

Some of Blur's albums are Modern Life Is Rubbish, The Magic Whip, Parklife, The Great Escape, Leisure, 13, Think Tank, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, and more.

Some of the band's songs are "Song 2," "Girls & Boys," "Coffee & TV," "Good Song," "Tender," "Bettlebum," "Parklife," "Charmless Man," and more.

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