Contributed by alex101, Posted by The Clash

The Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have spoken about their continuing decision not the reunite, in a short interview with Billboard. The key quotes are as follows:

Simonon: It's a better story at the end of the day that we didn't get back together. We saved all that time and effort by not reforming. It seems like we would have squandered what we'd achieved by reforming. Why do people get together? Why do bands reform? Oh, they're good mates. Well, that's nice. It's usually because of a financial situation that has to be adhered to. Basically, everyone's broke.

Jones: Our band is an idea as well. It kind of said, `You can do this.' We can say all this now in retrospect and sort of understand it. When we did it, we just did it instinctively with no thought of future significance.

You can check out the full interview here.