The Wallflowers always planned to get back together ''at some point.''

The band took a five year hiatus before recording new album 'Glad All Over', but frontman Jakob Dylan claims they never thought about splitting up.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''We just took a break, we'd always planned to do so and get back together at some point, it just took until now to do so.

''I made a couple of solo albums and the other guys did a few things, and then we were ready to come back.''

The record's new single, 'Reboot the Mission', features Mick Jones of The Clash on guitar and vocals and Jakob said working with him fulfilled one of his ambitions.

He added: ''I've known him for a long time. I'd always wanted to work with Mick... We had this song and it felt right, so we called him up.''

Having completed several tours and been on major and minor record labels since forming in 1989, The Wallflowers have had a number of band members over the years, and have recently recruited founding drummer with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Irons.

Jakob added: ''Having Jack in the band is great, he's just a really excellent drummer, really tight, and plays well with whoever he's working with. It's just great having him around.''

'Glad All Over' is out now.