"The Jam have reunited -- though the veracity of that statement hinges on how you define 'The Jam' and 'reunion.' The mod-punk band announced it will gear up for a new album and a British tour, though it will do so without its original singer/guitarist and primary songwriter Paul Weller. Bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler rustled up a replacement for Weller -- singer Russell Hastings and guitarist David Moore -- when they reform to mark the 30th anniversary of the act's debut effort, In the City, which was released in late April 1977 from Polydor. While many fans may bristle at the notion of the influential act without its principal member, it's a big step up for Buckler, who joined a Jam tribute band, The Gift, in 2005 (read full story)."
Nicely done, the Jam.