Famed lyricist Sir Tim Rice has no plans to team up with his longrunning writing partner Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for another musical in the future, admitting: "We're not relevant as a team any more."
The duo has worked on several hit projects together, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Evita, but Rice recently hit out at his pal for deciding to find a new lead for their hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar via a TV talent show, dismissing the concept as "tacky".
And he now confesses their longterm working partnership has come to an end.
He tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "We had a great 10 years. Very few artistic partnerships last more than 10 years, and if they do they tend to go down the tubes. Well, we have a few ups and downs, like any marriage.
"No (more musicals). I don't think it would be any good. You've got to have a young element in a show. Any project needs youth and dynamism as well old codgerdom and experience. The two of us trying to write something wouldn't work. We're not relevant as a team any more."