Johnny Marr's Manager Shoots Down The Smiths Reunion Rumors
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.02.2012
It's not happening...
Johnny Marr's manager Joe Moss told NME that a Smiths reunion will not happen. He said: "It isn't happening. We are fully focused on preparing Johnny's new album for release and booking shows for 2013."
Holy Moly created rumors yesterday by posting an article from "several credible sources" that said the band would regroup for four shows next year, including the Glastonbury Festival. They said it was a "done deal" but wasn't sure who would be involved. One source claimed all four members would come back while another said Mike Joyce wouldn't be a part of it.
Adding fuel to the fire was an interview in Australia's Courier Mail, in which Morrissey claimed that after his 2009 appearance, Coachella organizers offered to stage a 100% vegetarian event if he headlined with Johnny Marr as The Smiths.
Marr said to NME in February that the band would reunite if the current government steps down. He said: "We won't be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down."
The group formed in 1982 and split up five years later after albums The Queen is Dead and Meat Is Murder and songs like "This Charming Man" and "How Soon Is Now?".