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- Posted on May 26th 2010 8:13AM by Chris Cope
The 54-year-old bassist played three songs with Weller at the Royal Albert Hall on the second day of the Modfather's five-night stint at the venue, reports NME.com.
They opened the three-song salvo with 'Fast Car/Slow Traffic,' from Weller's latest album, 'Wake Up the Nation,' before launching into two Jam songs, 'Eton Rifles' and 'The Butterfly Collector'.
Weller called it "history in the making" as his bass-playing buddy joined him at the sold-out gig.
Foxton had recorded bass and backing vocals on the studio version of 'Fast Car/Slow Traffic' -- as well as 'She Speaks' -- on 'Wake Up the Nation,' but it was the first time the duo have reconciled in the live environment.
'Wake Up the Nation,' released on April 19, entered a UK chart battle with AC/DC in a resurfacing of the Mods vs. Rockers struggle when both Weller's effort and the veteran Australian rockers' 'Iron Man 2' were released on the same day. AC/DC were eventually crowned winners, with their greatest-hits-of-sorts topping the European album charts, too.