Jam Star Forms Jam Tribute Band

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Former JAM star RICK BUCKLER is re-living his mod hey day - he has formed a Jam tribute band called The Gift, named after the rockers' final album.

The 49-year-old drummer hopes to thrill fans with his revival of classic hits including BEAT SURRENDER, GOING UNDERGROUND and THE ETON RIFLES.

A spokesperson for Buckler, 49, says, "The title of the band is both a nod towards the last Jam album and Rick's gift in return to all Jam fans.

"The Gift are both proud and excited about going out and playing The Jam's back catalogue."

Former JAM frontman Paul Weller is currently promoting his latest solo album AS IS NOW, while third former Jam bassist BRUCE FOXTON now plays with Irish punks Stiff Little Fingers.


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It really is a shame that Paul won't reform The Jam. Nobody wants him to stop his solo material, nor is it being suggested. Paul makes a point that 'if the jam reformed now, it'd be like Cabaret and he isn't about that. Thats just sad'. There are a couple of things I'd like to say to that. Firstly, what's sad is the fact that Rick Buckler has to join a tribute band to himself to earn a living and to meet up with the old fans again. Secondly what's sad is the fact that Paul is only thinking from his own point of view. The Jam were 3 and they were unique. But most importantly, it doesn't have to be about a cabaret. For a start, I wouldn't say no to a new Jam album! I would love it if they'd do a new album. So a mix of new material and hits and favourites at a live show would be on the cards? And finally, cabaret is somebody covering old songs, not the actual artists themselves performing their own songs! Is Paul suggesting that he should have reformed the Jam earlier with a comment like that? It's never too late, well at least not until you're very old, or even die! I have stayed Loyal to Paul, much more so than the other two, and I will continue to buy his merchandise and records and I'd hate to think that he'd stop the solo stuff if the jam were to reform. Many artists have a band and a solo career and alternate the albums. Think about it Paul............
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