Former The Jam bassist BRUCE FOXTON is still bemused his ex-bandmate Paul Weller refuses to speak to him - as they were pals when the band split.

Foxton is now making waves in new band CASBAH CLUB with Pete Townshend's brother SIMON, but he insists Weller has thrown away the perfect chance to reform The Jam by suddenly cutting off contact.

He says, "We split on a friendly basis but then Paul severed all ties.

"I considered we were really good mates. It showed on stage that we were all friends, creating good music and having a good time.

"It's a shame that's been lost."