According to contactmusic.com, Blur would play Live 8 if only they weren't in the process of suing each other:
"Bassist ALEX JAMES was desperate to reunite BLUR for the upcoming LIVE 8 gig in London - but instead of rocking out together, they are suing each other. The Britpop hitmakers are at the centre of a bitter legal spat, and James is devastated their relationship has descended into hostility. He says, 'We're suing each other. It's a shame really. I thought we might all get together again for Live 8 and try and save the world but no.' However, James' bandmate DAMON ALBARN has expressed his disdain for the predominantly white line-up at the concert, recently scathing, 'Why is the bill so damn Anglo-Saxon?'"
I had no idea that he was an anti-Anglo-Saxite.