Rock n' roll reunions seem to be quite in vogue at the moment but you'll get long odds on The Jam ever reforming, given Paul Weller's statements over the weekend.
The Modfather told The Sun that he's impressed when bands are able to rock into their 70's but doesn't think The Jam will be among them. "I take my hat off to people like The Stones but it's not for me. I couldn't do that. Jagger is brilliant and long may he rock. I couldn't make my career out of old songs, it would do my head in."
Weller has been the recipient of numerous offers over the years to reform The Jam since their split in 1982, turning down countless millions in the process, but Weller is insistent that he'll never change his mind.
"We haven't had 30 years of us continuing making lousy records, which is the case for some bands", he continued. "No way would it happen. You can't recapture those things, and also why would you? It would be absurd - three 50-year-old geezers jumping around the stage."
Meanwhile Weller took another opportunity to praise Cavan wonderkids The Strypes. Speaking to NME about bands that are exciting him at the moment, he said: "I love the Palma Violets single, and I keep hearing a lot of different things that are turning me on. I saw that band The Strypes recently and it was just, 'Wow'. The guitarist is fucking amazing. Really raised my game that did."