Sunday 18 November 2018

Coxon reveals Blur's cheese fun

Graham Coxon has revealed how Blur get their kicks backstage
Graham Coxon has revealed how Blur get their kicks backstage

Graham Coxon has revealed that Blur enjoyed eating cheese while semi-nude on the band's reunion tour last year.

The 41-year-old guitarist told how one of his favourite memories was tucking into bandmate Alex James's cheese while wearing just a towel.

Graham told Edith Bowman on the Evo Music Rooms: "That was good because that was kind of like the old days when you'd be sweating and exhausted and in the company of naked men! The cheese was the extra bit!"

He explained: "Alex had bought loads of his cheese and he was sorting us out a bit of Ryvita, some of his cheese, a walnut and a little bit of honey."

The band were sweltering backstage so they "sat in the nude in our little dressing room eating cheese". "It's not very nice, but semi nude! We had towels and stuff!," he added.

Graham also revealed the reunion made the band play better than ever. He said: "It was really great. It went on forever last year, and it was one of my busiest years ever, which wasn't bad for an ageing 40-year-old geezer!

"So I think we were celebrating our friendship really last summer and playing our hearts out for the good of each other and our friendship and all the fans. I think we probably played actually better than ever last summer."

Bassist Alex has become a reputable cheese-maker in recent years.

:: Edith Bowman presents Evo Music Rooms in association with Punto Evo, Thursday nights at 12.05am on Channel 4.

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