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Blur Reunion in the Cards?

Bassist Alex James says he's hoping the band will "have a happy four-piece ending," complete with ousted guitarist Graham Coxon.

They’ve all got their own projects, but could the original members of Blur all come together for one last album? That’s what Alex James is hoping for. The Blur bassist said he has been in talks with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon — who was told his services were no longer required by the band in 2002 — about getting the quartet back together for one final album. “I’ve got high hopes that Blur will have a happy four-piece ending,” James told the BBC. “I think it would be a shame if it didn’t, really. I think we’d all like to make another record. We’d all like to do it with Graham. I’ve been talking to Graham a bit and hopefully I can persuade him. I’m going to have to beg him, though.”

But James says he’s confident that no matter what the outcome of his talks with Coxon, Blur will record again. “One way or the other, there’ll be another Blur album, with or without Graham — but hopefully with Graham. I think it’s definitely worth trying. I’m sure Paul McCartney feels the same, but I still don’t think we’ve made our best record yet. That’s one of the things you get when you’re a musician. You think, ‘I’m going to do something brilliant in a minute.’ If you don’t think that, you’ve got to stop.”

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