I'm not going to say we're not going to make a record again," Darius Rucker tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.


I just know that no one is phoning me right now and suggesting that we record something.

Every time Darius Rucker and his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates get together, they retell the same story.

After a day of partying, Rucker was too drunk to accompany the gang to the Ramones concert.

Mark Bryan, a guitarist, enters. "I can only recall Mark pounding me senseless to wake me up and yelling

In this week's edition of PEOPLE, Rucker recounts being told, "You're going to the Ramones."

Although Hootie's heyday in the 1990s may have passed, that casual friendship between Rucker and Bryan

We're still close. We continue to speak frequently. Together, we attend football games, he claims.

Because we experienced so much together and have so much in common, our friendship transcends celebrity.

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