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Last bow for Blur at Brits

Blur star Alex James says there is a feeling that the band may be about to take their "last bow", ahead of their reunion at tomorrow night's Brits.

Last bow for Blur at Brit awards?

Blur star Alex James says there is a feeling that the band may be about to take their "last bow", ahead of their reunion at tomorrow night's Brits.

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Recorded in much the same way as previous efforts (jamming, recording, looping, cutting and pasting), the biggest surprise about the latest from this Portland, Oregon, trio is how darn traditional it sounds.

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As this year's BBC talent show Over The Rainbow reaches the end of its yellow brick road, one talented hopeful will be thrust into West End stardom. Whoever is chosen will have it made. A role in a West End show sets you up for life, right?

Mark Steel: Labour's leadership candidates are all against the war now

There's an honourable tradition in the Labour Party of bravely standing against an unjust war – as long as the war ended several years ago. So, one by one, Labour's leadership candidates are announcing their opposition to the invasion of Iraq, just in time for it all to end. Labour leaders did a similar thing after the Vietnam War, and the First World War, and at the moment they all support keeping the army in Afghanistan, but I bet they haven't a good word for the Second Crusades, which is the main thing.

Albarn: Blur will record new songs

Blur's frontman, Damon Albarn, has revealed that the band are planning to record more new songs. The Britpop pioneers, whose revival last summer drew huge crowds, created intense interest when their first new song for seven years, "Fool's Day", was sold through independent record shops in limited numbers last month.

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Blur frontman Damon Albarn has revealed plans for the band to record more new songs.

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