Keep hold of those Jet music t-shirts, because they might just be about to become a collectors’ item – the Aussie rockers announced yesterday that they are finally breaking up for good.
Posting on the Jet website for the first time in a year, revealing their “discontinuation as a group” to the world, adding: “From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”
The Melbourne retro-rockers led a revival of old school Australian rock in the early 00s, with only The Vines coming close. Jet blasted on to the scene with the hit single Are You Gonna Be My Girl, which led to their debut album, Get Born, selling an amazing 3.5 million copies.
They were together as a band for more than a decade, during which they toured many times with The Rolling Stones – cementing their real rock credentials.
Now band members Nic Cester (vocals/rhythm guitar) and lead guitarist Cameron Muncey are taking a vacation, whilst bass player Wilson and joint singer/guitarist Chris Cester are now part of new “doom-disco” group the DAMNDOGS, who released their debut EP Strange Behaviour last summer.