Alex James: 'Blur would never have played again without the London 2012 Olympics' (Q Awards video)
Alex James has told Q that Blur may never have shared a stage again but for the London 2012 Olympics.
The bassist was speaking after winning Best Live Act at yesterday's (22 October) Q Awards.
"It may not have happened if it wasn't for the Olympics, it was really precarious," James admitted of the band's return.
"The shows we did in 2009 were the best ones we'd ever done and it felt like that was a good place to leave it but then we all felt we couldn't really say no to being part of the Olympics closing ceremony. We all enjoyed it so much and it was the trigger to doing some new recordings so the job's a good 'un. It's been a brilliant summer and a really amazing year."
Watch the full video interview above, including Blur's live plans for next year and more.
Watch backstage video interviews with the 2012 Q Awards winners and presenters now at YouTube.com/QMagazine.
5:36 PM | 23/10/2012
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