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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Stone Roses lead Coachella lineup

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur and the reunited Stone Roses will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which will take place over two weekends in April. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur and the reunited Stone Roses will headline this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which will take place over two weekends in April.

Blur, New Order to rock London 2012 closing concert

Fans in London for the 2012 Olympics will get a taste of two decades of British alt-pop before the final curtains drop on the games. Fans in London for the 2012 Olympics will get a taste of two decades of British alt-pop before the final curtains drop on the games.

Blur reunion confirmed

Blur is reuniting and will return to the stage for a July 3 gig in Hyde Park, London, according to NME.com. The headlining show will be the first gig for the band's full line-up--Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree--since Coxon quit the band in 2002.

U.K. darlings Blur line up more North American club shows

With an initial round of North American club dates now in the books, British rockers Blur are gearing up for a second leg of shows that gets underway in mid-July.

Field Day cut to one day, moved to Giants Stadium

Organizers of New York's inaugural Field Day Festival have condensed the schedule from two days to one and have moved the event from a park on New York's Long Island to New Jersey's Giants Stadium.

Blur plans June return to North America

British rockers Blur, who recently released their first album since the departure last year of founding guitarist Graham Coxon, have scheduled a mix of North American club and festival dates for June.

Feature: Blur frontman scores unlikely U.S. hit with Gorillaz

Blur frontman Damon Albarn had pretty much given up on having success in the United States. Two Blur records--1997's self-titled effort and 1999ís "13"--were modest hits, but thatís as big an impact the English pop band was able to make.

Interview: Graham Coxon

Brit-pop cad, painter, record label honcho, skateboarder--think of Blur guitarist Graham Coxon as a post-Millennial Renaissance man. While his first solo effort "The Sky's Too High" could be considered a woozy case of mega-rocker sings the blues, his latest, "The Golden D," is hair-gripping punk glee that spits out MC5-like rave-ups and crude sonic sketches. It's both experimental and fanatical (he faithfully covers Mission to Burma's "Fame and Fortune" and "That's When I Reach for My Revolver").