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Roxy Music split, say job is done

Roxy Music have broken up for good, their guitarist Phil Manzanera has said.

The band haven't worked together for three-and-a-half years, but despite releasing their last new album, Avalon, in 1982 they have toured on and off since reforming in 2001.

But now, Phil has told Rolling Stone that another reunion looks unlikely: "I don't think we're going to do any more shows. I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011, Andy [Mackay] and I looked at each other and said, 'Our job is done here.'

"Musicians like to do new things. It's unfortunate for the fans, really, because they would like you to play the same old stuff forever and ever.

"And they go see it and they feel like, 'Man, they aren't as good as they used to be.' I'm very happy doing new things. I've got a couple of albums coming in the next year."

He added that it wasn't completely over for their fans: "We have some fantastic box sets of the first two albums out next year. There's all sorts of things; extra [Brian] Eno ingredients and stuff. I'm very excited about it."

Phil, who plays in the solo band of Pink Floyd star David Gilmour, said that they could tour together after David finishes his next album: "If he wants me on that tour, I'll be there."

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