• 'The Smiths will NEVER get back together,' says rep, despite new rumors - HitFix

    Posted by an anonymous person:

    In case anyone hasn't seen this, apparently Morrissey's publicist shot down this rumour in a comment to HitFix (whatever that is):

    'The Smiths will never get back together,' says rep, despite new rumors - HitFix
    GLASTONBURY 2013 WILL GO ON WITHOUT THEM
    By Melinda Newman MONDAY, OCT 1, 2012 6:31 PM

    As rumors of a Smiths’ reunion light up the the internet again today, we reached out to former lead singer Morrissey’s publicist, who shut down the possibility of the British band reuniting at Glastonbury... or anywhere else.

    “The Smiths will NEVER get back together,” Morrissey's rep replied to our email request for a response to the flurry of rumors running rampant. That mean, of course, that this round of speculation would seem to be like the 1,289 ones before it: totally false. The uppercase is from the publicist, not us. She sounds suspiciously like she's quoting Taylor Swift's current single, doesn't she?

    Ever since the band broke up 25 years ago, these rumors crop up periodically with varying degrees of support and varying amounts of zeros after the dollar sign (The going rate was apparently $75 million six years ago for a 40-date Morrissey/Johnny Marr outing). Despite Morrissey saying he would “rather eat my own testicles” than reform the band, the rumors still come back again like a bad penny every so often.

    This time, ground zero seems to be a U.K. entertainment website called Holy Moly, which is reporting that it is hearing from more than two sources that “The Smiths will reform in 2013...It’s a done deal...Dates are booked...Glastonbury is one of four dates.” As you will recall, there have also been rumors that Coachella offered to turn the whole event vegetarian if that would lure non-meat-eater Morrissey to reunite with his former bandmates. But there is apparently not enough tofurkey in the world to get this crew on stage together again.

    As badly as The Smith fans want to see Morrissey reunite with Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, it looks like, to paraphrase one of their album titles, “The Smiths Are Dead” ... and remain so.


    UPDATE Oct. 2, 11:50 AM PT:

    Link posted by MORRIZSEY:

    The Smiths reunion denied by Johnny Marr's manager -NME.com
    Guitarist is focused on new album and 2013 solo tour

    Link also posted by MORRIZSEY:

    Morrissey Rep: 'The Smiths Are Never Going to Reunite' - Rolling Stone
    Group was rumored to be mulling a reunion for Coachella

    Excerpt:

    "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever," Morrissey's publicist tells Rolling Stone, in reaction to the latest rumors claiming otherwise.


    UPDATE Oct. 5, 6:45 AM PT:

    Posted by Uncleskinny:

    Mike Joyce has just been on Beatwolf Radio talking about the latest rumours...

    http://tindeck.com/listen/pkff




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    Comments 50 Comments
    1. hand in glove's Avatar
      hand in glove -
      Good grief...Both Morrissey and Marr have said this countless times. What will it take for people to believe it?? Too many differences and too much history.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      But... but Holy Moly is usually so reliable!
    1. 123xyz's Avatar
      123xyz -
      Not unhappy to hear this official (?) denial - I just don't see what's to be gained for either Moz or Marr ( well, apart from the cash, of course) in reuniting. I'd argue not reuniting is what helps keep the Smiths so special ...
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      But he did sue. Therefore, Joyce murdered The Smiths.

      Discuss.
    1. klaus's Avatar
      klaus -
      "I'd rather eat my own testicles."
    1. mcrickson's Avatar
      mcrickson -
      Quote Originally Posted by klaus View Post
      "I'd rather eat my own testicles."
      I mean, it's not like he's USING them..
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      There may be a hint of truth to this rumor regardless of Morrisseys Publicist. Morrissey is good friends with the British DJ Janice long. I have seen Stuart Maconie at Morrissey concerts together with Janice Long in the past. I am sure that Maconie would have contacted Janice Long before making such a bold statement on British radio. Then again, i am just a mere mortal, what do i know???
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Come on, this is pathetic. The original rumour failed to name a single source, though it seemed them worthy of giving credibility status, and now we have this denial from " a rep". People seem to be allowing themselves to believe anything and everything.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      There may be a hint of truth to this rumor regardless of Morrisseys Publicist. Morrissey is good friends with the British DJ Janice long. I have seen Stuart Maconie at Morrissey concerts together with Janice Long in the past. I am sure that Maconie would have contacted Janice Long before making such a bold statement on British radio. Then again, i am just a mere mortal, what do i know???
      When you know the work locations of 'certain people' it's not so hard to see how these false rumours gain momentum. Always have one thought at the back of your mind "who gains from this?"

      It's not hard.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Until Morrissey HIMSELF, or Marr HIMSELF, or Rourke HIMSELF, or Joyce HIMSELF say it, I equally call BS on this "publicist" of Mozzer. His "rep" is usually through the "True To You" website, so IF and WHEN that website addresses it in the same manner as this "publicist", then (and only then) will it be true that the story of any reunion, is just a fabrication.
    1. joe frady's Avatar
      joe frady -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      There may be a hint of truth to this rumor regardless of Morrisseys Publicist. Morrissey is good friends with the British DJ Janice long. I have seen Stuart Maconie at Morrissey concerts together with Janice Long in the past. I am sure that Maconie would have contacted Janice Long before making such a bold statement on British radio. Then again, i am just a mere mortal, what do i know???
      And on last night's show Janice Long talked about The Smiths; she'd just received Tony Fletcher's new biography and said she couldn't wait to read it over the weekend. But happened to see one quote (indexing herself?) where Johnny talks about the inevitability of the split and mentioned that the day the split story appeared in 'NME' he listened to Janice Long's show that evening where she played 'Girlfriend In A Coma' for the first time and preceded it with the announcement that The Smiths had split. Even still, reading the excerpt, JL choked up a bit. Cos she's lovely. Said how she couldn't believe it has been 30 years since she played The Smiths, picking them as 'ones to watch' on her Youth Employment Service TV show for BBC NorthWest back in 1983 (it's on YouTube someplace)

      Said NOWT about a rumour, a re-union, 'big news', hint, hint. Nothing. Goodnight and thank you.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Until Morrissey HIMSELF, or Marr HIMSELF, or Rourke HIMSELF, or Joyce HIMSELF say it, I equally call BS on this "publicist" of Mozzer. His "rep" is usually through the "True To You" website, so IF and WHEN that website addresses it in the same manner as this "publicist", then (and only then) will it be true that the story of any reunion, is just a fabrication.
      So you're saying it's TRUE until or unless TTY denies it...? Get real.
    1. Rowntree's Avatar
      Rowntree -
      On a side note, I think him and Rourke were done but they agreed to it, there's not a lot of point in agreeing to something and then bitching about it afterwards.

      But yes, Joyce's actions meant the Smiths will never be resuscitated.

      On the one hand it's great but on the other it will stop The Smiths ever going stratospheric like they always deserved to.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      He also said that he hates the Ramones. so what does he know.
    1. ItalianCousin's Avatar
      ItalianCousin -
      Deo Gratias
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quit being so damn gullible, and frankly, stupid. The Smiths, be it 2 members, 3 members, or all 4, are NOT reuniting -- for anything, anywhere, any time.
    1. gonzax's Avatar
      gonzax -
      Did anyone really think this was true?? come on, guys! A Smiths reunion will never happen and I'm glad it doesn't, there is no need to ruin something that was perfect.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Johnny Marr should join Kristeen Young next and then he would already be in the car, and some night Baby Jeff could be the drummer and Kristeen Young could play the bass parts and they could trick Morrissey into making a new Smiths.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Not that I needed this confirmed but thank god the smiths aren't getting back together.

      - marred.
    1. myboyracer's Avatar
      myboyracer -
      what difference does it make?