The chances of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reuniting in the near future? Zero.
When asked by Rolling Stone whether he’d be open to another reunion at some point, Simon replied, “No, out of the question.” “We don’t even talk,” he added.
That’s not a surprise, considering that in an interview with The Telegraph last year, Garfunkel called Simon an “idiot” and a “jerk” for their initial breakup in the early 1970s.
Elsewhere in the Rolling Stone story, Simon discusses how he approaches the set list for his summer tour. “They wanna hear ‘You Can Call Me Al.’ So I play it. It’s not like I would pick out ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and play it because I really want to, but people like it so much that I’m like, ‘Of course I’ll do it.’ I’ll play ‘Me and Julio [Down by the Schoolyard]’ too, though I actually like ‘Me and Julio.'”
Simon will play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival later this month. His new album, Stranger to Stranger, is due out June 3.