Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Opera is more stimulating than pop, says Blur star

Alex James of Blur has said he finds operatic music far more interesting than pop.
Great deals on musical instruments

Blur's bass guitar player Alex James has revealed that he does not find today's pop music very interesting.

The musician said he draws more inspiration from opera at the moment, as the genre is a "new world" to him, Digital Spy reports.

Speaking to ITV1 to promote new reality show Popstar to Operastar, he said he started listening to classical music after he realised that his love of pop music had faded.

"I heard the William Tell Overture and thought 'that sounds amazing'," he commented.

James added that the realisation that pop music was no longer hitting the spot for him came when he was listening to a number of younger bands.

"The music didn't connect in the same way anymore," he stated.

However, James is still active in the music industry, making a guest appearance on the debut album by indie band Bad Lieutenant, which includes two former members of New Order.

Buy a Bass Guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19554675-ADNFCR

Posted on 13 Jan 2010 16:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone

20 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28