New documentary 'The Jam: About The Young Idea' will air on Sky Arts on September 5
The singer failed to turn up to the premiere of The Jam’s new Sky Arts documentary ‘The Jam: About The Young Idea’ last week. Though he wasn’t in attendance for the event, the band’s frontman spoke about a possible reformation in the documentary itself, report Digital Spy
“Absolutely, categorically, fucking no. To me it would be against everything we ever stood for,” Weller said of a potential reunion.
“More than ever the older I get, the more I want to see what I can do. I just want to push it as far as I can.”
“I don’t know where I will end up or what will happen with it. But I think it is my job to do that.”
Formed in Woking, Surrey in 1972, the mod band released six albums over the course of their career. The group came to an abrupt end in 1982 with frontman Paul Weller wishing to pursue other projects.
All three members recently opened up their personal archives for an exhibition documenting the band at Somerset House in London. ‘The Jam: About The Young Idea’ exhibition runs from June 26 – August 31. It is followed by a new documentary of the same name, which will be aired on Sky Arts at 10pm on September 5.
Weller added in the documentary: “I wanted to end it to see what I was capable of. We stopped at the right time. The music has gone on, the music has legs and it’s got longevity.
“The young kids are getting into it now and hopefully in years to come when we are all brown bread people will be discovering it and that is a good place to leave it ain’t it?”
Paul Weller released his 12th solo album ‘Saturns Pattern’ in May, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Sonik Kicks’. Asked whether he would consider a reunion tour for The Jam, Weller said that there is “not enough money in the world” that would persaude him to go back on the road with the group.
Paul Weller recently announced his biggest ever solo arena tour for November and December of this year. See the full dates for that live stint beneath.
Paul Weller will play:
Brighton Centre (November 20)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (21)
Bournemouth BIC (22)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (24)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (25)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (27)
Manchester Arena (28)
Leeds First Direct Arena (29)
London Eventim Apollo (December 4, 5)