Blurâ€™s Alex James has revealed in an exclusive interview with Gigwise that Graham Coxon is set to rejoin the band for their new album.
The bassist has revealed that all three members of Blur are now talking to Coxon again, and are optimistic he could rejoin the band for recording next year.
James told us, â€œWeâ€™ve all been talking to each other recently and I chatted to Graham the other week. It seems everyone has kiss and made up now and there could be a happy ending.â€
He adds, â€œWeâ€™re going back into the studio next year to record and obviously we all want Graham on board, but we will make a record with or without him, but weâ€™re all friends now. Itâ€™s looking hopeful. Watch this space.â€
Coxon left Blur in 2002 amid speculation of a fall out with school-friend Damon Albarn, but has since gone on to forge a successful solo career.
Two members of Blur are currently active with other musical projects, with Albarn launching The Good, The Bad & The Queen, his new band featuring former Clash bassist Paul Simonon and ex â€“Verve guitarist Simon Tong last weekend.
James is now co-presenting a new version of cult 80s music show The Tube with Konnie Huq, Emily Rose and Anthony H Wilson for Channel 4 Radio.
Coxon has yet to respond to Jamesâ€™ remarks about a reunion.
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