Graham Coxon, born 12 March 1969, is the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who came to prominence as the lead guitarist of Blur.
He has also has a critically acclaimed solo career with eight solo albums to date.
His artistic and musical contribution is featured on all seven of Blur's studio albums, from 1991's Leisure to 2003's Think Tank. Although credited as a songwriter on most Blur tracks, his most significant lyrical contributions appeared on the hit singles "Tender" and "Coffee & TV"; a number of tracks in the band's catalogue were also penned mainly by Coxon. The cover of 1999's 13 was designed by Coxon.
In 2002, he left Blur following a bitter dispute with the other members, notably Damon Albarn. As a result, he played guitar and was credited as a songwriter on only the final track for the following year's Think Tank. In September 2007, Graham Coxon rejoined the band and in late 2008 Damon Albarn announced that the band would reunite 2009 for a number of shows.
His last solo album was released in April, ĎA+Eí.
Music-News.com caught up with the musical luminary in his room at the Soho Hotel just prior to performing a private Philips Fidelio gig at The Oui Rooms in Oxford Circus to talk A+E, Blur and escaping fires. See the whole uncut interview below.