April 29, 2007
Blur to return to the studio
are planning to return to the studio this summer, where they
will decide whether to release a new album or call it quits.
Guitarist Graham Coxon, who
left the group in 2002, has made peace with his former
band-mates and will be involved in the project.
The quartet have reserved a
London studio for a week in August, but will only book further
sessions and record an album if they are able to work well
"We're all heading into the
studio together this summer. Graham's coming too. We're gonna
see if we've still got it," bassist Alex James confirmed. "If
not, I think we'll just call it a day."
A source told the Daily
Star: "There was a lot of acrimony around the time Graham
left but now everyone is back on speaking terms. They're
hopeful that the sessions will prove rewarding but are under
no illusions. If things don't go to plan in the studio they're
all quite happy to walk away, safe in the knowledge they gave
it their best shot."
by hendrik at
Updates added June 7, 2007:
A source told to The Sun
that the band will record again in November.
According to The Independent,
the reunion will happen in October.
"We will spend one week
recording and see what happens," Dave told. "We're dipping our
toes in the water. We have not made any decision but we'll see
how we feel and if the spark is there."
- Graham hasn't confirmed
Updates added August 3, 2007:
Sorry this comes late, but looks
like we finally have a confirmation of the reunion at
the official Blur forums [link down].
- Alex has said to NME that
Blur will go on forever. "I think we are kind of stuck
together forever - one way or another. There will always be
Blur somehow or other, I think."