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Johnny Marr announces The Smiths are not to reform

This time around Morrissey and Marr weren't so quick to quell 'The Smiths to reform' rumours. This time around they didn't deny they were considering playing Coachella, after being offered a "ludicrous amount of money."


Nope, this time around they tantalized fans.  Talking to the BBC on the subject of a Smiths' reformation, Johnny Marr came the closest he's ever come to giving the idea his approval, saying he hadn't "really given it much thought."


This year's reformation rumours had been fed by Marr's involvement in the latest Smiths' compilation, The Sound of The Smiths. Marr explains why he felt compelled to intervene in this release, the fourth since the band's demise, "Over the years there have been releases of the records and I wasn't happy with the way they sounded. So I rolled my sleeves up and fixed that, and I'm pretty happy with the way that turned out."


So, call me cynical, but it would appear that Marr's reluctance to quash the reformation rumours could be linked to the imminent release of the compilation in the UK (it was released in the US in November.) He has finally stepped forward now though, telling the NME, "The stories circulating about a Smiths reunion are, as usual, untrue." He elaborated that, at the moment, he's fully committed to his current band, The Cribs, "I'm currently very excited about writing and recording with The Cribs for a new album to be released next summer and we're playing shows in February, so going back in time isn't in my plans."


Oh well, at least there's always next year.  [NME]

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blah blah blah, i promise you, ATP will make this happen. they HAVE to! can you imagine a "queen is dead" reunion show? i would pay gobs of cash and cancel all plans on the spot. and i'm not alone.

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Or maybe he's just sick of answering the same question ever time a journalist decides to run the same story.


I don't know, there's some really bad blood between some of the members (particularly Joyce and Morrissey), they've been offered ludicrous sums of cash to play reunions in the past and denied them, and they've continuously shot down rumours of the same sort.

I would be extremely surprised to ever see a Smiths reunion. It just seems so unlikely it's almost impossible.

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I'd give anything to see them reform, but i'm not holding out any hope.

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all i ask of you, is one thing that you'll never do.


The true reunion would be Marr and Morrissey, no need for Rourke and Joyce.


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