Despite the rumor mill churning for the past few days regarding a long-awaited Smiths reunion, Morrissey’s publicist (in addition to Johnny Marr's manager) squashed the hopes of fans who were hoping that the time had finally come for the Manchester-natives to put asides their differences once and for all.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, the nameless couldn’t have been any clearer when he said, "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever."
When asked why this was the case, the rep said: "You'd have to ask Morrissey that. There's got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told."
There you have it, folks. Unless Morrissey says otherwise, any talk of a Smiths reunion will be exactly that: talk.