Paul Simonon of the Conflict would not have reunited along with his band mates for one million kilos.
The 67-year-old bassist for the legendary punk rock band says rumors have been true that he, late guitarist and co-vocalist Joe Strummer and singer Mick Jones have been in talks to reunite within the Nineties after splitting in 1986.
Nevertheless, she insists that there have been “many causes” they did not get again collectively, together with her feud with Mick.
He advised MOJO journal: ‘There have been discussions between me, Joe, Mick and Mick’s supervisor Gary Kurfirst coping with Mick in BAD But it surely did not occur for a lot of causes. I used to be getting pissed at Mick. I mentioned: ‘I don’t need to do it.’ Mick mentioned, “Why not? You are going to have one million kilos.” That pissed me off much more. So I mentioned, “I do not need a fucking million kilos.” I feel he was a bit shocked that I wasn’t eager on the concept.
Paul added, “And I do not suppose Joe would have actually needed to do this both. For me, the story of The Conflict was over.”
One month after Joe’s demise in December 2002, the band – together with authentic drummer Terry Chimes – have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in January 2003.
The ‘London Calling’ rockers have been additionally invited to carry out on the ceremony, however once more Paul wasn’t .
She recalled, “They needed us to play on stage through the ceremony. I mentioned, ‘I am not going to do it.’ So Joe mentioned, ‘OK, perhaps we’ll get Mani to do it.’ I mentioned, ‘OK, come on then…’
“I had no real interest in these sorts of awards. I do not need a pat on the again.”
Paul went on to play within the supergroup The Good, the Unhealthy and the Queen and carried out on the Gorillaz album ‘Plastic Seashore in 2010’ which noticed him reunite with former bandmate Mick and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.