Picture: Richard Ashcroft of The Verve V2008 Festival at Hylands Park - Day 2 Chelmsford, England - 17.08.08
British rocker Richard Ashcroft has confirmed his former band The Verve is over for good - because they could never top their previous achievements.
The Bitter Sweet Symphony hitmakers split in 1999 but they reunited for a tour in 2007 and a new album the following year (08).
But frontman Ashcroft has dashed fans' hopes of another comeback, insisting the band has nothing left to prove.
He tells Britain's ShortList magazine, "I can't see any reason why, after headlining Glastonbury, headlining Coachella, headlining in Japan and making an album that's better than 99 per cent of other bands' albums, The Verve would get back together."