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The Jam Reform Without Weller

Remaining members prep U.K. tour, but Weller's camp offers no comment.

Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, original bassist and drummer for British mod-rock outfit the Jam, have announced they will reform and tour without frontman Paul Weller. The band, now know as “From the Jam: Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler,” will launch a U.K. tour May 2, their first outing in 25 years, which will coincide with the 30th anniversary of their seminal release, In the City. Maximum High vocalist Russell Hastings and guitarist/keyboardist David Moore will join as touring members.

Though he recently paid homage to the Jam during recent solo performances in Los Angeles and New York City (read more), Weller has vocally expressed his disinterest in reforming the band since their 1982 break up. “There seemed little point even putting the question to [Weller],” Buckler told Billboard.com. “I don’t think he’d be interested…Then again, Sting’s just got the Police back together!”

A spokesperson for Paul Weller declined to comment.

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