Ska legends The Specials are set to reteam with their founding keyboardist for a full 2010 reunion.
The Too Much Too Young hitmakers reformed in 2008, the first time the original group had played together since their 1981 split.
Jerry Dammers refused to complete the line-up, claiming his former bandmates forced him out of the band.
But he's now preparing to rejoin them for shows in the New Year (10), according to his pal Suggs.
The Madness frontman tells Britain's Daily Star, "We have been talking about playing with The Specials this year but the problem for us is that they haven’t had Jerry Dammers in the band.
"We are pals with both camps so kind of caught in the middle. But there’s now talk of us doing a massive festival next year together, and maybe a big tour.”