Blur's Dave Rowntree To Run For Labour Party

Blur's Dave Rowntree To Run For Labour Party
Last April we reported that Blur drummer Dave Rowntree was looking to give up the skins and enter the world of politics, and now more has surfaced about his occupational 180.

The certified pilot and man behind the infamous opening beat of sports anthem "Song 2” has announced he will stand in for the Labour Party during the next general election. Rowntree was chosen by the Cities of London and Westminster Labour Party to contest the seat, which is currently held by a Conservative.

Though he did stand in as councillor for his local ward in the Westminster City Council elections last spring, Rowntree was not elected. If he succeeds, this would be the first time he would serve as an MP.

On the musical front, rumours have run rampant the last few months over Blur would actually reunite for another album – with or without Graham Coxon. However, recently Damon Albarn quashed all talk earlier this month telling tabloid paper The Sun: "I had dinner with the guys recently and it was laugh but there’s no way they want to work with me again – they all hate me. A reunion is not going to happen."

Blur "Song 2”