Graham Coxon: The Gallaghers need their heads knocking together

11 October 2022, 12:22

Graham Coxon and The Gallaghers: "I&squot;d knock their heads together"
Graham Coxon and The Gallaghers: "Knock those brothers’ heads together". Picture: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Dave Hogan/Getty Images

The Blur guitarist says he'd happy to get involved in sorting an Oasis reunion!

Graham Coxon says that he'd be happy to help Oasis get back together.

The Blur guitarist - whose band took on the Manchester group in the big Britpop chart battle of 1995 - weighed in on some potential reunions and insisted Liam and Noel Gallagher needs their heads knocking together.

When asked about the imminent live return of Pulp, Coxon told the Evening Standard: "That would be fun. Just need Oasis to do it. Knock those brothers’ heads together."

Asked if he would step up to make it happen, the musician added: "Yes any day. I'd do that. I'd have a chat with them."

However, Coxon played down the idea of Blur getting back together for a new album and tour in 2023.

He explained: "I don’t know what’s going on with Blur, we haven’t really talked about anything. I don’t really know what it is. It’s actually quite important that I say nothing about it for personal reasons.”

Blur at their 2015 reunion press conference: Graham Coxon, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree
Blur at their 2015 reunion press conference: Graham Coxon, Alex James, Damon Albarn and Dave Rowntree. Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Coxon did admit he's hopeful the band will reunite at some point. He said: "I hope so. We always get round to it sooner or later.”

Earlier this year, Coxon spoke about the band's various reunions after they initially broke up in 2003, and he insisted there is "always" the chance they'll make another comeback if the time is right.

He said: “I actually think that Blur will always be capable of that, and when the time comes around and the stars are aligned, we’ll always be capable of doing something interesting.”

Reflecting on their first return in 2009 which saw them headline Glastonbury, he explained how it made him "more grateful for what [they'd] always had".

He added: "I reckon a lot of bands would get that if they had a chance to do that again. "It’s why I almost get annoyed with other bands who have been squabbling and not really got it together to have another go. I think it’s kind of sad to hang on to resentments.”