Will Paul Weller guest on Bruce Foxton’s new album again?
The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton is planning a new album, which he’s making with Russell Hastings – the singer in Foxton’s Jam tribute band From The Jam.
The pair’s new album Smash The Clocks won’t be released until October 2015, but they’re seeking funding from fans via www.pledgemusic.com to help get the album made.
Smash The Clock follows Foxton And Hastings’ 2012 album Back In The Room, which featured Foxton’s old Jam bandmate Paul Weller on three songs. Foxton said: “The initial demos are sounding great. Russ and I can’t wait to get back in the studio in January. As on the last album, there will be a few guest appearances which we’re really excited about.”
Packages available for Smash The Clocks at Pledge Music include signed albums and prints, the chance to have your name included the new album’s inner sleeve and the flight case for Hastings’ Rickenbacker guitar.
Foxton and Hastings initially formed From The Jam with The Jam drummer Rick Buckler, but Buckler left in 2009 to form new band If. Foxton subsequently made amends with Weller, appearing on his 2010 album Wake Up The Nation. The pair played at Weller’s 2011 gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the first time they’d been on stage together since The Jam split in 1982.
From The Jam are currently on tour, playing 1979’s Jam album Setting Sons in full. It ends on December 19 at Nottingham’s Rock City. Setting Sons was recently reissued as a deluxe edition which adds previously unreleased live album Live At The Brighton Centre.