Pulp Reunion Hopes Dashed Amid Glastonbury Speculation
Photo of Jarvis COCKER and PULP and Russell SENIOR and Steve MACKEY, L-R: Russell Senior, Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey - performing on TV show Redferns

Britpop icons Pulp are not planning to reunite for Glastonbury 2010, despite reports yesterday that former frontman Jarvis Cocker had been in talks with the band.

British tabloid The People quoted Cocker as saying "Glastonbury means an awful lot to me, I would love to play there again. We've talked about it, there we go, there'll be a band reunion." However, a spokesperson for Cocker tells Billboard.com that "Jarvis said that when asked if he would like to play Glastonbury again, he said yes. They assumed he was talking about Pulp, but he was talking about himself, his solo music."

Pulp had a history at Glastonbury, having headlined in 1995 as last-minute stand-ins for the Stone Roses. This performance was a landmark in the Sheffield band's commercial success, and was followed shortly by the release of the album "Different Class," which debuted at the top of the UK charts. Cocker has released two albums of solo material, 2006's "Jarvis," and this year's "Further Complications," which reached No. 5 on Billboard's Heatseakers Albums chart.

The Pulp reunion rumor was only one piece of speculation floated about Glastonbury this week. There are also reports that Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is in talks with the festival for a slot, fueling chatter about a possible band reunion, which would be the first since a 2007 benefit concert. However, Plant has consistently denied that any further Led Zeppelin reunion gigs are forthcoming.